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Rachel Arndt

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Rachel Arndt, Museums & Galleries of NSW. Cultural Mediation in Australia presentation at Opening Doors: 2019 Museums & Galleries Queensland Conference.

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  1. 1. Mel O'Callaghan, Respire, respire, 2018, performance with glass sculptures and harp 20 minutes, dimensions variable. Installation view Labanque, Bethune, France. Cultural Mediation in Australia Rachel Arndt, Museums & Galleries of NSW
  2. 2. Museums & Galleries of NSW (M&G NSW) helps museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres of NSW create exciting and inspiring experiences for visitors and strong, thriving local communities. Moving Histories // Future Projections, installation view at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, 2019. Pictured: Deborah Kelly, LYING WOMEN, 2016. A dLux Media Arts exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW
  3. 3. Justene Williams, The Curtain Breathed Deeply, installation view at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 2016. The Curtain Breathed Deeply was curated and developed by Artspace and toured nationally in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW
  4. 4. Engaging Art ArtistTullyArnot delivering an Engaging Art workshop atWagga Wagga ArtGallery, NSW, 2018. PhotoTayla Martin Gary Hillberg leads students of Girrawheen SHS through his Engaging Art workshop atWanneroo CulturalCentre,WA, 2018. Picture:Will Russell
  5. 5. What is Cultural Mediation? Cultural mediation refers to the process of gaining and negotiating knowledge about the arts and social or scientific phenomena through exchange, reaction and creative response.1 1 Time for Cultural Mediation, Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council, 2012, p.18-19 https://prohelvetia.ch/app/uploads/2017/09/tfcm_0_complete_publication.pdf Image: Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France. David Griggs, MANILA STRANGE #1 & #2, 2019. Photo
  6. 6. Palais de Tokyo
  7. 7. - Guide your visitor beyond comprehension - Show your very personal path among culture, ideas, knowledge - Consider artists as promoters of the human soul - Highlight the creativity in each person - Consider a relationship to art as a necessity - Be full of empathy - Sharpen the senses of your audience - Make differences attractive - Help your audience to put emotions into words - Cherish the feeling of being part of something greater - Encourage states of contemplation - Demonstrate your own reveries/daydreams with the artworks Palais de Tokyo Marion Buchloh-Kollerbohm, Head of Mediation Image: Mel O’Callaghan, To Hear With My Eyes, 2017, installation and performance, leather, brass, steel, cedar tree, water, 20 minutes, dimensions variable. Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2017
  8. 8. “We don’t consider our mediators voices for the institution - they are voices for themselves” Marion Buchloh-Kollerbohm, Head of Mediation Image: Mel O’Callaghan, To Hear With My Eyes, 2017, installation and performance, leather, brass, steel, cedar tree, water, 20 minutes, dimensions variable. Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2017 “Mediators are not there to change anyone’s opinion or make them love contemporary art. They are there to share a moment”
  9. 9. Artist Mel O’Callaghan Mel O’Callaghan, Ensemble, 2013, installation view at National Gallery of Victoria, 2017.
  10. 10. Mel O’Callaghan, Centre of the Centre, 2019, 3 channel HD colour video with sound, 48:9, 20 minutes, installation at Confort Moderne, France, courtesy the artist and Kronenberg Mais Wright, Sydney; Galerie Allen, Paris; Belo- Galsterer, Lisbon.
  11. 11. Mel O’Callaghan, Respire, respire, 2019, performance and installation at Confort Moderne, France, courtesy the artist and Kronenberg Mais Wright, Sydney; Galerie Allen, Paris; Belo-Galsterer, Lisbon. Photo: Clemens Habicht
  12. 12. Science Gallery Melbourne Insert pictures
  13. 13. Kaldor Public Art Projects Photos: Emily Sullivan “Contemporary art is already beyond purely visual contemplation and towards a multisensory kind of experiential practice.” Asad Raza
  14. 14. “To us growth is an informed and deeply engaged audience that eagerly awaits the next exhibition, it’s an audience that holds curiosity and a growing respect for contemporary art and are willing to talk about it.” Goulburn Regional Art Gallery ‘Art Club’ knitting in response to Katthy Cavaliere: From the permanent collection Gina Mobayed, Director, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery “What we strive for is a level of engagement that inspires the potential of connection within each individual visitor……”
  15. 15. Where to next? Cultural Mediation in Practice workshop
  16. 16. Mel O’Callaghan Centre of the Centre Tour Goulburn Regional Art Gallery NSW 14 May – 26 June 2021 Latrobe Regional Gallery VIC 10 July – 29 August 2021 The Glasshouse, Port Macquarie NSW 11 September – 7 November 2021 Western Plains Cultural Centre NSW 20 November 2021 – 6 February 2022 Tamworth Regional Gallery NSW 18 February – 10 April 2022 Bega Valley Regional Gallery NSW 23 April - 19 June 2022 Samstag Museum of Art SA 1 July – 23 September 2022 Burnie Regional Gallery TAS 17 February - 16 April 2023
  17. 17. Mel O’Callaghan, Respire, respire, 2019, performance and installation at Artspace, Sydney with participants from Cultural Mediation in Practice workshop. Photo: Document Photography
  18. 18. Rachel Arndt Gallery Programs & Touring Exhibitions Manager MUSEUMS & GALLERIES OF NSW rachela@mgnsw.org.au 02 9339 9906 www.mgnsw.org.au Twitter: @msrachelearndt @mgnsw Instagram: @rachelearndt @mgnsw Contact details

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