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TCotA Arts Forum - Felicity Fenner - People Like Us


TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

15 Apr 2016 12:30 pm

End Date

15 Apr 2016 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public.


Dr Felicity Fenner is the Director of UNSW Galleries in Sydney. She is a renowned curator of contemporary art, having curated over thirty exhibitions of Australian and international art in a career spanning over two decades.

Felicity is the curator of People Like Us, a nationally touring exhibition currently at the Plimsoll Gallery and CAT Gallery.

In her Arts Forum talk, Felicity's commitment to engaging audiences with current issues and ideas is discussed in the context of People Like Us and other curatorial projects including the 2008 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Handle with Care, Once Removed, Australia's group exhibition at the 2009 Venice Biennale, Running the City, curated for the International Symposium of Electronic Arts in 2013, and Richard Mosse's The Enclave, named by ABC Arts as one of Australia's top three visual arts exhibitions in 2014.

In addition to her curatorial practice, Felicity is a founding member of the City of Sydney's Public Art Advisory Panel, and writes for a range of publications including ArtAsiaPacific, of which she is a Contributing Editor. People Like Us is a new-media exhibition of new video and interactive work by Australian and international artists touring to 15 venues across Australia. It will be on exhibition until 1 May at the Plimsoll Gallery and CAT Gallery.

Image credit: Felicity Fenner with Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro's The Drag.

TCotA Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Hunter St) during the semester. TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public, providing a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the arts discuss their area of professional practice.