5:30 – 6:30
AGITATE is a series of weekly artist interviews and panel discussions that will engage two industry creatives in conversation — unpacking and exploring their work and practice with the question: What is the role of art and culture in social change and progress?
Artist Dave Court (RCC’s Lollipop Land Exhibition) has created this series to encourage discussion between visual artists, musicians, theatre makers, curators and more – focusing on conversations about recent environmental disasters and political troubles, while asking the big question of how society navigates things from here.
Co-hosting the series will be ABC Adelaide Journalist Patrick Martin and local writer and freelance producer Caitlin Ellen Moore.
AGITATE will be rounding out its time with two talks this week on Wednesday and Friday evenings.
WEEK FOUR GUESTS:
Sophie Hyde is an Australian filmmaker and founding member of film collective Closer Productions and makes provocative and intimate fiction, documentary films and TV. Her debut feature drama 52 Tuesdays (director/producer/co-writer) won the directing award at Sundance and the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. She created and produced the 4 x 1-hour series The Hunting, which won two Australian Academy Awards for Best Screenplay in Television.
Desiree Akhavan is the director and co-writer of The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which won the 2018 Sundance Grand Jury Price. Her first film, Appropriate Behaviour, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Best First Screenplay at the Film Independent Spirit Awards as well as Breakthrough Director at the Gotham Awards. She has a BA from Smith College and an MFA from New York University’s Graduate Film Program.
Elizabeth Close is a Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara woman and a Contemporary Aboriginal Visual Artist based in Adelaide. Her dynamic multi-disciplinary visual arts practice explores both her own personal connection to country, and the concept of Aboriginal connection to place and space more broadly. Elizabeth reconnected with much of her Grandmother’s family after being forcibly separated as a child and learned much more about her family, her Tjukurpa and her Country. This growth as an Aboriginal woman was profoundly reflected in the evolution of her work.
Jimblah is a triple threat in his own lane, as a producer, MC and vocalist hailing from Larrakia Nation in Top End Northern Territory. An important and powerful voice, Jimblah’s music speaks to decolonisation, challenging listeners to consider their privilege and responsibility. Following the release of his proclaimed albums Face The Fire and Pheonix which quickly stormed to #1 on the ARIA charts and was nominated for an Australian Music Prize award, Jimblah was confronted with the weight of responsibilities he faced as a First Nations artist.
All talks will be FREE to attend via the RSVP link.
Donations for the SA bushfire recovery and Climate Council are welcome at the bar.
AGITATE is in collaboration with Dave Court, Creative Revolutionaries and RCC’s Lollipop Land exhibition.