Creative Connections

Creative Connections - Session 14

Topic: Collaboration: the good, the bad and the ugly

Date: 13 May 2020

Time: 3 pm

Location of guest panelists: Mish Grigor and Lara Thoms - Wurundjeri (Melbourne)

Location of host: Frances Robinson - Eora, Gadigal, (Sydney)

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Guest panelist:

Mish Grigor - Co-Director, APHIDS & APHIDS: Mish Grigor is an artist who works in performance across a range of collaborative formats. Using autobiographical tools, humour, and fiction, she is intent on examining, wasting and/or cherishing time spent with other people.

Lara ThomsCo-Director, APHIDS & APHIDS: Lara Thoms is a Melbourne based artist working across social engaged, site-specific and participatory fields. From 2014-2016 Lara received a Creative Australia Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts to explore these fields.

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About this episode

How can we think differently about what it means to creatively collaborate?

Collaboration is rewarding and often not easy. It requires diligence and clear communication through a shared vision. In the current climate, the nature of collaboration is rapidly changing as we connect digitally. This session will explore how we can take a future-focused, experimental and fun approach to how we can collaborate during this time, and ongoing.

Join Lara Thoms and Mish Grigor from the collective APHIDS, as they explore creative collaboration, unpack what meaningful exchange looks like now, and what it could like in the future.

About the series

Creative Connections is an online webinar series for the cultural and arts sectors and will offer practical, accessible and useful content delivered by industry experts on key topics and emerging themes.

The series is focused around the theme of adaptation, and sessions will explore digital adaptation, leadership adaptation and arts practice adaptation. Sessions will be facilitated by experts in specific topic areas, with over thirty sessions available.

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