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Kendall Henry from New York public talk and opportunities to work with him artists call

March 1, 2013toMarch 9, 2013

 

* SYDNEY Art

Meet one of New York’s most innovative public artists, curators and arts administrators, Kendal Henry

  • Free public talk  Friday 1 March 2013 at 10-11.30am Manly Art Gallery & Museum
  • Workshop Saturday 2 March to Saturday 9 March 2093 (for up to four hours daily) at Manly Art Gallery & Museum and the Eramboo artist retreat at Terrey Hills

Kendal Henry will be:

  • presenting a free public talk  the Manly Art Gallery & Museum (at West Esplanade Reserve, Manly, NSW) from 10am to 11.30am on Friday 1 March, 2013.
  • conducting a free week-long workshop for 20 to 30 selected artists, arts specialists, art students and interested members of the general public.

The workshop in particular will be of great interest to practicing artists who will benefit from a hands-on intensive introduction to the public art field, outlining resources, logistics, opportunities, and examples of successful collaborations.

The workshop will be conducted from Saturday 2 March to Saturday 9 March (for up to four hours daily) at both the Manly Art Gallery & Museum and the Eramboo artist retreat at Terrey Hills.

Kendal Henry is internationally recognised for his work, is an artist and curator who lives in New York City and has specialised in the field of public art for over twenty years.  Kendall has overseen many projects and programs in the US, Europe, Russia, Asia, Central Asia and Australia.

Kendal’s presentation at Manly Art Gallery & Museum will examine the question of what makes a public artwork and investigate how public art is being used as a tool for social engagement and economic development today.

Through a presentation of multimillion dollar commissions, low cost artist-initiated interventions and community based projects, the audience will be invited to discuss how public art can contribute to civic pride and career development for artists.

Kendal Henry has served as the Director of Culture and Economic Development for the City of Newburgh, New York State and was Manager of Arts Programs at the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Arts for Transit for eleven years.  Previous to this experience he served as a Project Manager at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs’ Percent for Art Program.

Kendal is also the Curator at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA) in Brooklyn, New York and was elected to serve two three-year terms on the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Council.

For bookings, application details and other information, email susan.milne@eramboo.com

For further information, contact Manly Art Gallery & Museum on 02 9976 1421.

 Kendall Henry from New York public talk and opportunities to work with him artists call

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