Critics Why, What For and Where Even Are You?

…Hopefully at this on Friday. This year The Childers Group has decided to tackle ‘The Role of the Critic’ at their public forum. And they have very kindly asked me to facilitate the discussion for them. My panel is a list of Canberra heavyweights and the list of attendees is pretty stellar itself, but we want YOU!

Key questions to be tackled include:

  • Who is a critic?
  • What role do they have in developing our artists and audiences?
  • What opportunities are there to grow our critical community, particularly in terms of the digital environment?

Facilitating or no, I wouldn’t have missed it for the world – this is an essential event for anyone who makes art, shows art, writes about art, writes about making or showing art, reads about art, or just likes to spend their lunch hour doing something more enriching that dodging chuggers and rabid magpies in Civic.

The forum takes place 12pm this Friday 18 October at Gorman House Arts Centre, Braddon

RSVPs are essential and required by 5pm Wednesday 16 October. To reserve your place contact Gorman House Arts Centre on 02 6249 7377 or admin[at]

If you really truly can’t make it on the day then be heartened that there will be live tweeting from the event and a scribe recording all the action for your later reference. Check #childersforum and follow @gormanhousearts  @childers_g @RosannaBeatrice for more.



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