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Association of Australian Gallery Guiding Organisations
The National Gallery of Australia voluntary guides are members of the Australia-wide guiding organisation Association of Australian Gallery Guiding Organisations (AAGGO). The guiding bodies of 19 Australian art galleries make up the membership of AAGGO.
The aim of AAGGO is to:
facilitate the exchange of information and ideas between member organisations
foster guides’ understanding and appreciation of the collections of their galleries.
These aims are met primarily by:
holding conferences in which the principal attendees are the voluntary guides from the member organisations
holding meetings of the AAGGO Council (comprising 1 member from each member organisation).
AAGGO Conference 2013
The 2013 conference will be held in Canberra’s Centenary year and will be hosted by the guides of the National Gallery of Australia , Canberra, 1–4 May 2013.
Contact: Conference Convenor, Voluntary Guides, Education Section, National Gallery of Australia, GPO Box 1150, Canberra ACT 2601. Tel: (02) 6240 6411
For further information please visit the conference website
SCULPTURE: Space and Place
Friday 10 May 2013
6.00 pm (Keynote and Big Issues/Big Talk lecture)
Saturday 11 May
9.30 – 5.00 pm (registration from 8.30 am)
Conference dinner 7.00 pm
Sunday 12 May
10.00 – 4.30 pm
James O Fairfax Theatre and Gandel Hall | National Gallery of Australia
Bookings essential | $350, $290 (early bird/members) and $150 (student/concession) | Conference dinner $90
This two day symposium presents national and international perspectives as a context for discussion of sculpture in Canberra. It brings together artists, curators and art writers to discuss sculpture in its various forms – public sculpture, sculpture parks, galleries and works in collections.
Speakers will explore issues and ideas in themes such as spectacle, commissioning, environment, space and nature, place, light, interior or memorial space. London-based art consultant Vivien Lovell’s keynote address, part of the Centenary of Canberra's Big Issues/Big Talk program, will launch the symposium.
The symposium is a collaboration between The Australian National University's Research School of Humanities and the Arts, its School of Art, and the National Gallery of Australia. This event is part of the TOUCH: Sculpture and the Land program that is taking place in venues throughout May.
Speakers include artists Patricia Piccinini (Australia), Pamille Berg (NSW), Chris Drury (UK), Wolfgang Buttress (UK), Maria Fernanda Cardoso (Sydney), Angela Valamanesh (Adelaide), Kathy Temin (Melbourne), Heather B. Swann (Melbourne), David Jensz (Canberra), Jonathan Jones (Sydney), Djon Mundine (Sydney), National Gallery of Australia and Westfarmers Indigenous arts fellow Kevin O’Brien (Queensland), ANU School of Alumni Noelene Lucas (Sydney), Anne Neil (Perth), Siuli Tan (Singapore), Corbett Lyon (Lyon House Museum, Melbourne), Michael Hedger (Manly City Council, Sydney), Robyn Archer (Canberra Centenary), Vivien Lovell (UK), Steven Holland (Australian War Memorial), Alistair Riddell (ACT), Ken Scarlett (Melbourne) and National Gallery of Australia curators Deborah Hart, Lucina Ward, Mim Kelly and Christine Dixon.
To register go to: http://soa.anu.edu.au/sculpture:space-and-place