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Proof of Life:
Studio Sessions

Salamanca Arts Centre and Ten Days on the Island present

Proof of Life: Studio Sessions

Curated by Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong as part of The Homesickness Project

The Homesickness Project is a roving, multi-platform, collaborative project in search of home. Its current iteration is Proof of Life, based in Tasmania. The Homesickness Project’s thesis is that the role of the world as a home for its citizens is under threat and that collectively, we are increasingly homesick.

Artists, experts, community groups and the general public will participate in a series of events that elaborate on and investigate possible answers to these questions: What does it mean to be civilised within an increasingly market-driven system of social values? What is required from our environment for us to thrive? The ensuing discussions, lectures, performances, demonstrations and exhibitions will invite public contribution and form the basis of a major exhibition opening in the Long Gallery in September 2017. This is an opportunity to observe and participate in the creative development of collaborative, socially-engaged art works.

Featuring artists Lisa Garland, Paul Gazzola, Laura PurcellElizabeth Woods, Kevin Leong, Abdul Hakim Hashemi Hamidi, Dalibor Martinis, Daphne Keramidas, James Newitt, Nick Leitch, Peta Cook, Leigh Hobba, and Hussen Ibraheem and Ameen Nayfeh.

STUDIO SESSIONS:

VENUE:
Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre

Studio exhibition:
Wednesday 15 – Sunday 26 March 2017
10:00am – 5:00pm daily

All are welcome to come into the gallery, look at the work on display and interact with artists and community groups.

Official Launch & Welcome Drinks:
Saturday 18 March 2017 @ 12:00pm

Curator’s Talk:
Saturday 18 March 2017 @ 12:30pm
Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong will speak about the ideas behind Proof of Life, its history and the process of development leading to the September exhibition and beyond.

Public Forum: ‘Are We Really Alive?’
Saturday 18 March 2017 @ 1:45pm – 5:00pm. Audience members are welcome to attend part or all of the program.

Iranian New Year (Migrant Resource Centre)

The Iranian community will celebrate Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, which comprises of a wealth of ancient rites and customs, symbolising the continuity of ancient Persian culture. This is an invitation-only event.

Mon 20 March 17:00-23:00

Living in Between (Students Against Racism)

These award-winning workshops are designed to promote mutual understanding in culturally diverse communities. Attendees are able to engage in one-on-one conversations with young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, and to hear personal accounts of their experiences. This is an invitation only event.

Tue 21 March 11:30-12:30 (World Harmony Day)

The Hazaras: A Thousand Stories (Migrant Resource Centre)

Members of Hobart’s Hazara community present a cultural evening….. more info

Wed 22 March 5:00pm until 8:30pm

What does it take for us to thrive as we age? (Councils of the Ageing, Tasmania)

Panel discussion on ageing and aged-care. Panel featuring: Kym Goodes (Chair), Jim Everett, Michael Fortescue, Sue McGrath, Chris Mead…. more info

Thu 23 March 15:00-17:00

24 Carrot Lunch

MONA’s 24 Carrot program uses the growing, harvesting and preparation of garden produce as an organisational structure for diversified, lifelong learning across twelve Tasmanian schools. Sixty young people will sit for a long-table lunch to share the soup they have prepared from vegetables grown in their gardens….. more info

Fri 24 March 12:00-13:00

Hellenic Dancers (and Afternoon Tea)

Traditional Greek dances will be performed by members of the Greek community. A short explanatory talk will introduce the performance, which will be followed by a Greek afternoon tea…. more info

Sat 25 March 15:00-17:00

PROOF OF LIFE EXHIBITION:  
23 September – 15 October 2017

VENUE:
Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre

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mage Credits: Lisa Garland Fred’s Kitchen, 2016, Giclee print

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