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Glossolalia: deep listening workshops

Start Date

June 18, 2022 10:30 am

End Date

June 18, 2022 2:00 pm


Plimsoll Gallery

Join Glossolalia artists Matt Warren and Gail Priest for a unique Listening and Emitting workshop.

Saturday 18 June 2022

Plimsoll Gallery
37 Hunter Street, Hobart
10:30am - 2:00pm

Bookings required. Limited tickets available.

All participants must be over 18 and be fully vaccinated.

About the workshop:

Glossolalia: Listening and Emitting - workshops by Gail Priest and Matt Warren

Emitting and Listening will be for 8 people maximum per instructor and will run concurrently.

Each workshop will be held at the Plimsoll and nearby areas. The workshops will be quick turnaround projects, based on raw discovery and not so much refinement. With this in mind, participants should have a basic understanding of sound and computer interfaces as there will only be minor basic instruction of these.

The overriding thematic will be “hidden or obscured languages and information”, with the purpose that participants will create a sound piece that expresses these ideas.

Workshops will be approximately 3 hours long with a 30 min lunch break.

Participants will have a sound piece to take away with them as a WAV and mp3 file.

We would like to invite the participants to contribute their work to an online archive showcasing their piece.

Glossolalia: Emitting with Gail Priest

Gail will oversee a presentation of voice/vocalisation examples from other artists that show non-lyrical vocalisations, singing with and against other non-human sounds and the use of a voice as a sonic texture. She will instruct participants on how they might score a piece, how to record voice and how it may be manipulated digitally, or with analogue devices.

Book Emitting with Gail Priest

Glossolalia: Listening with Matt Warren

Matt will oversee a deep listening-like exercise and give examples of artists who use the environment and field recordings as part of their practice. He will instruct on recording sounds out in the field or manipulation of found objects/places (such as percussion) using portable Zoom recorders or even via their phone. He will oversee the construction of soundscapes using this material.

Book Listening with Matt Warren

About the artists:

GAIL PRIEST is a sound artist, curator and writer living on Darug and Gundungurra land now known as Katoomba, NSW. Her practice encompasses performance, recording, sound design for dance and theatre, installation, curation and writing. She has performed and exhibited nationally and internationally at events and galleries. She also works collaboratively with visual artists, choreographers, theatre makers and fellow sound artists undertaking several collaborations with Matt Warren and the Unconscious Collective (Tas). She has music releases on her own label, Metal Bitch Recordings as well as Flaming Pines. She also curates events and exhibitions and writes fictively and factually about sound and media art.

MATT WARREN is a Hobart-based artist living in nipaluna (Hobart). His practice encompasses immersive electronic installation, single channel video and sound works. The works investigate memory, transcendence, liminal spaces and suspension of disbelief. His music and sound practice has a basis in both composition and improvisation. He performs and records electro-acoustic and drone works under his own name and collaborates with others under a number of monikers. His practice is informed by psychedelia, digital abstraction and hauntology.

Image credit: (LtoR) Gail Priest, portrait, Photo credit Samuel James; Matt Warren, portrait, image courtesy of Sally Rees

Image credit: (LtoR) Gail Priest, portrait, Photo credit Samuel James; Matt Warren, portrait, image courtesy of Sally Rees

This is an in-person event on Saturday 18June 2022.

Emitting and Listening workshops will be for 8 people maximum per instructor and will run concurrently. Please book the workshop you are interested in as you won’t be able to do both. Bookings can be made online.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment where possible. Please read the FAQ section on Eventbrite for further details.

Plimsoll Gallery will ensure all visitors attend the Health Screening Station at the gallery and are required to observe hygiene and physical distancing practices.

For further inquiries about visiting the gallery, please contact

Wheelchair Access:  Please contact if you require assistance


Gallery hours during Dark Mofo:
9 – 12 and 15 – 20 June
5pm – 9pm

Gallery hours all other times:
Saturday 7 May - 25 June 2022
11am – 4pm Tuesdays – Saturdays, closed Sundays, Mondays and public holidays

Experience Gail Priest’s and Matt Warren’s artworks as part of Glossolalia, presented at Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania 7 May - 25 June 2022.