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Arts Forum: Jazz Money | Deep Time Yarn


This exhibition was developed by the Plimsoll Gallery and Cultural Collections, University of Tasmania

Start Date

Mar 10, 2023 11:00 am


Plimsoll Gallery and Dechaineux Theatre, University of Tasmania

Jazz Money portrait.  Photograph: Hannah Lèser

Join us for an Arts Forum conversation with Wiradjuri and Irish poet and artist Jazz Money

Friday 10 March 2023
11am - 12 noon

Dechaineux Theatre, University of Tasmania

Join us for this presentation and conversation where we discuss deep time, hope, the Blak Republic Revolution, Indigenous cyber sovereignty, poetry, and just maybe, how to make a future.

Jazz Money is a poet and artist of Wiradjuri and Irish heritage producing works that encompass installation, digital, performance, film, and print.

Their writing has been widely published nationally and internationally, and performed on stages around the world, including: TEDx Sydney, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Sydney Opera House, Literature Live! Mumbai, Performance Space New York, PEN International, and a wide range of arts and literary festivals in every Australian state and territory.

Jazz's first poetry collection, the best-selling how to make a basket (UQP, 2021) was the 2020 winner of the David Unaipon Award. In 2023 she is a Clothing Store resident artist at Carriageworks in Sydney.

About this event

This is a public program associated with the exhibition Out of the Everywhen on show at the Plimsoll Gallery from 9 March until 6 May 2023.

For the exhibition, Money presents Bub, Listen Up (2021), a monologue-manifesto for a utopian dream on silk.

The event is presented in collaboration with the School of Creative Arts and Media, as part of the Arts Forum series. Arts Forum is a series of free public lectures to hear local, national, and international visiting artists, scholars, creatives, and practitioners from creative and cultural sectors discuss their area of professional practice. All current students, prospective students, alumni, and the public are welcome to attend.

Out of the Everywhen

In 1988, a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous printmakers and art organisations from across Australia produced a series of 32 screen-print posters titled Right Here Right Now - Australia 1988 in response to the nation’s bicentennial festivities. It provided a strong alternative narrative to the official message of celebration, acutely capturing the state of our nation as it relates to themes including the dispossession of Aboriginal people, the environment, demands for justice, and land rights. It also provided a powerful acknowledgment of the survival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

35 years on, this significant body of work provides a springboard for a new group of artists to project themselves into the future. How have we managed to change the course of our trajectory (or not)? What will we get right, what are we still learning, and in what ways has our hubris continued to ignore our future ancestors? Artists in this exhibition invite us to imagine and actively create the world we want to live in.

This exhibition includes works by artists of the Right Here Right Now series from 1988 alongside artists including Michael Cook, Jordan Cowen, Karla Dickens, Tony Albert, Kait James, Jenna Lee, and Jazz Money.

Curated by Jane Barlow, Caine Chennatt, and Rachael Rose

Opening event:
Thursday 9 March, 5:30 - 8pm

Gallery opening hours:
10 March – 6 May
11am – 4pm Tuesdays – Saturdays
Closed Sundays, Mondays and public holidays

Artwork image credits:
Bub, Listen up (2021). Installation view ‘Here:After’, 2021, Fairfield City Museum and Gallery. Photograph: Kai Wasikowski
Jazz Money portrait.  Photograph: Hannah Lèser