Nick Waterlow OAM Memorial Lecture

In an evocative talk connecting artistic and curatorial practices from diverse times and places, Adrian Heathfield questions the divisions between the secular and the spiritual, the material and the immaterial.

Art Class previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in New South Wales, Australia.
From Saturday 19 March 2016 to Saturday 19 March 2016

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Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Thursday 25 February 2016.
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A picture of contemporary creative practices emerges where art is not so cosy with capitalism after all, and the human animal is surprisingly re-attuned to planetary forces and the powers of the unknown.

Adrian Heathfield is a curator and writer working across the scenes of live art, performance and dance. He has co-curated Live culture (Tate Modern, 2003), Performance matters (2009–14) and numerous durational events in European cities over the last 15 years. His writings on performance are widely published and translated into seven languages. He is an attaché for the 20th Biennale of Sydney and, as part of the freethought collective, an artistic director of the Bergen Assembly 2016.

The Nick Waterlow OAM Memorial Lecture is presented biannually to mark the contribution made by Nick Waterlow (1941–2009) to the arts and academia.