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Creative Arts Forum | Steven Joyce


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

Start Date

8 Mar 2019 12:30 pm

End Date

8 Mar 2019 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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All current students and members of the public welcome

Arts Forum - Steven Joyce. Image Credit: Karin Haverman
Steven Joyce

Director of Despard Galley

Steven Joyce is the Director of Despard Galley in Salamanca and has been a strong force in the commercial gallery arena for over 30 years. He is passionate about the artists he represents. His ongoing support and mentorship has seen some of Tasmania's artist reach national and international acclaim.

Despard Gallery has led the way for contemporary arts practice through an extensive exhibition program, including large scale international exhibitions in New York and Chicago. Steven will share his experiences of gallery life, in particular the move of his gallery from street level to a revived first floor premise, and to now being a big player in the art fair circuit. Steven will reflect on Despard's history and his observations of young upcoming and emerging contemporary artists and his philosophical considerations when inviting artists to exhibit.

Image Credit: Karin Haverman

Arts Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the School of Creative Arts and Media, 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.