WHEN : 9th March, 6:30 - 7:30pm
WHERE : Gallery of Modern Art
The lively evening discussion program GOMA Talks returns during ‘Sugar Spin’ for a discussion on pleasure, gratification and meaning in art and life. Across two lively events, join special guest panelists and ABC Radio National hosts Sarah Kanowski (Books and Arts) and Paul Barclay (Big Ideas).
In ‘Guilty pleasure’ hosted by Paul Barclay, guests ponder the question: can self-indulgence be good for us?
Self-gratification is generally frowned upon in favour of higher, more morally robust pursuits. Yet, self-indulgence plays a leading role in many aspects of our lives. Where do these instincts toward pleasure-seeking originate from, and can they be good for us?
– Hrafnhildur Arnadóttir (Shoppy), ‘Sugar Spin’ artist (via Skype from New York).
– Dr Brock Bastian, Academic, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Melbourne.
– Dr Nicholas Carah, Senior Lecturer, School of Communication and the Arts, University of Queensland.
– Elizabeth Willing, Artist.
GOMA Talks sessions are free and no bookings are required to attend. Please arrive before 6.30pm to secure your seat.
‘FOOD FOR THOUGHT’ PACKAGE
Deepen your GOMA Talks experience with our exclusive ‘Food for Thought’ package. Enjoy a delightful light bite to eat and piccolo of wine before the evening’s GOMA Talks discussion and secure a reserved seat during the session. Following GOMA Talks enjoy a private, tailored tour of the ‘Sugar Spin’ exhibition with QAGOMA curators.
Bookings essential / $25 General Admission / $22* QAGOMA Members.http://bit.ly/2koCKih