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Art Forum Tamara Winikoff


Noted artists, critics, theorists and curators from Australia and abroad speak about their work

Start Date

1 Apr 2011 12:30 pm

End Date

1 Apr 2011 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre (behind the cafeteria on level one) at the Centre for the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart

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Lectures are open to the public, admission is free -

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The policies of governments and funding bodies often set the scene for community attitudes to the arts and therefore how artists behave. Remember the previous Prime Minister's reaction to Bill Henson's work that is was "revolting'?

In this talk she will provide a very brief overview of what's hot in public policy, why it's good to be an artist and what students and artists can get out of and contribute to the work of NAVA, their national peak advocacy body and
professional association.

Tamara Winikoff is the Executive Director of the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA). She has spoken and written extensively about cultural and design issues. For her work she was awarded the Australia Council for the Arts' Visual Arts and Craft Emeritus Medal in 2004.

Originally trained as an architect, at times Tamara also has worked as an academic in England and Australia and has sustained a lifelong commitment to the arts in the past working as a graphic and theatre designer, printmaker,
photographer and film-maker.