Event Walk / Collect / Make / Exhibit

Walk / Collect / Make / Exhibit

Workshop with Linda Persson

19 September 2015
2pm–4:30pm

  • Event Cost:
    Free

The IMA is pleased to present a workshop with visiting Stockholm and London-based artist, Linda Persson. This session is for members of IMA’s Art Club or for anyone between the ages of 13 – 17 years.

This hands-on workshop will take you out in the streetscapes of Brisbane. Visiting artist Linda will lead a tour around neighboring Fortitude Valley streets, where you will collect objects along the way and think about your everyday lived environment in a new light. The materials collected on the walk will be brought back to the IMA where you will work with the group to make a sculptural installation. The group work will take inspiration from Arte Povera, a movement that originated in Italy in the 1960s that aimed to make undervalued everyday objects meaningful through art.

Linda Persson’s art practice often deals with peripheral things that are about to disappear or are even altogether extinct, such as certain languages and technologies. As society becomes increasingly dematerialised and digitised, we tend to forget that everything will inevitably break down, decay and disintegrate. Her practice experiments by juxtaposing two conditions: digital entropy and physical entropy. Persson has exhibited internationally at galleries such as Vulpes Vulpes and The Drawing Room in London, Haninge Konsthall and Galerie Nordenhake in Stockholm.

Please email Public Programs and Publications Officer Tess Maunder at tess@ima.org.au to secure your place in the workshop. This event is free but booking is essential as capacity is limited. Parental permission forms will be provided upon registration, and will need to be signed and returned on the day of the workshop.

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The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.

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