Skip to content

TCotA Arts Forum | Julie Louise Bacon


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

Start Date

22 Apr 2016 12:30 pm

End Date

22 Apr 2016 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

RSVP / Contact

TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public.


Dr Julie Louise Bacon is an artist, curator and writer whose practice explores themes that span the arts, philosophy and science. Many of her recent projects have explored the enmeshing, encoding and embedding of time in the human and landscape, through the intertwining of technology and culture, and the forces and poetics of place. In 2014, she curated the international festival Töne: A Meeting of Sound and Light in heritage locations in Kent, England, featuring 30 visual and sonic arts commissions exploring the relationship between the contemporary and the historical. Since 2012 she has been Artistic Director of the conceptual art project Embassy for Water with James Geurts. This Embassy of porosity and circulation has resulted in exhibitions, discussion events, and residency projects in the Middle East, Australia and Europe.

Recent artworks include the solar light installation, Sandy Point Analemma (Resurveying Site, 2015); the short film A to Z of the Archive (White Cube Bermondsey, 2013), and the Land Art work Alchemical Dialogues (Desert Equinox, Broken Hill, Australia, 2012. She has edited three anthologies on contemporary art, and is lecturer at UNSW Art & Design and researcher at the National Institute for Experimental Arts.

In her Arts Forum presentation, Julie Louise will discuss a range of her artworks and curatorial projects, including Embassy for Water, and consider the role of interdisciplinary inquiry and experimentation in the age of the Anthropocene.

Image credit: Embassy Flux Passport and Embassy Signing, courtesy of the artist.

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.