Hero image is an excertp from a performance by Brian Fuata, 2022.

Thursday 20th October

Experimental and Experiential: The Importance of Failure in Experimental Art

FREE

Thu 20th Oct 18:30 - 20:00

The Lock-Up

Accessible venue

Speakers: Brian Fuata, Deborah Kelly, Michelle Gearin. Moderator: Kelli-Jean Drinkwater.

“The queer art of failure turns on the impossible, the improbable, the unlikely, and the unremarkable. It quietly loses, and in losing it imagines other goals for life, for love, for art, and for being.”- Jack Halberstam.

Join us for a night of future facing conversation at the Lock Up. Host Kelli-Jean Drinkwater will lead a panel discussion of the importance of failure and experimentation in our guests’ art processes. We will be joined by three exceptional artists Brian Fuata, Deborah Kelly and Michelle Gearin.

Each artist will have an example of their work projected on the big screen and engage in a panel discussion. There will also be a chance for questions from the audience. It’s sure to be an engaging night for all.

Experimental & Experiential Programmer: Ryan Burrett.

Venue Partner: The Lock-Up is multi-disciplinary contemporary arts centre and hub for creative thinking and doing. Its program includes exhibitions, events, site specific installations and performances, residencies and a variety of activities designed to engage the public. Thank you for your support of our Festival!

Supported by Create NSW.

Host Kelli-Jean Drinkwater will lead a panel discussion with Brian Fuata, Deborah Kelly and Michelle Gearin, on the importance of failure and experimentation in art.

Image 1 Brian Fuata HR 66
Image 2 Deborah Kelly
Image 3 Michelle Gearin
Excerpt from the film"Creation", by Deborah Kelly, 2022.
"Prism" (detail), oil and watercolour on cotton paper, Michelle Gearin, 2022.