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Creative Arts Forum | Mike Singe


Arts Forum is a public program of the School of Creative Arts

Start Date

10 Aug 2018 12:30 pm

End Date

10 Aug 2018 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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All current students and members of the public are welcome

Mike Singe, Double Defunct 2006. Slide carousel, wood.  28 x 28 x 11cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

Something For Everyone: Three Decades in Fifty Minutes

In this rapid-fire art forum Mike Singe will attempt to compress time, cramming almost 3 decades of his art practice into less than an hour. The consensus is it can’t be done, but he is determined to give it the good old college try. Along the way he will discuss the strategic use of materials to covertly generate social commentary on issues such as urban sprawl, vivisection, art prizes, fashion, landscape painting, sleeping rough, climate change and the potential value of a carton of beer. Singe’s practice is truly multidisciplinary traversing sculpture, drawing, installation and potentially embarrassing performance video documentation. Something for everyone in this jam-packed art forum!

Born in Perth Western Australia, Mike Singe received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Curtin University in 1990 and established a prominent profile within the Perth art community before moving to Tasmania in 2009. His work is represented in major institutions including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Murdoch University, Curtin University and the Kerry Stokes Collection.

In 2009 he was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award to undertake his Master of Fine Arts at the School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania. The focus of this research, completed in 2011, into the shifting human behaviour and cultural systems in response to the climate change debate continues to inform his practice.

Image Details: Double Defunct 2006. Slide carousel, wood.  28 x 28 x 11cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

Arts Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the School of Creative Arts, Hunter Street Campus, during the semester. The series provides a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting artists, scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the Creative Arts discuss their area of professional practice. All current students, prospective students, and members of the public are welcome.