The days of the gallery asking all the questions are over. QAGOMA Learning wants to hear the voice of young people. The art practice of Cindy Sherman is a perfect opportunity for QAGOMA to explore the ambiguities of visual culture with students who are exploring contemporary ways of thinking about and making art. Sherman’s work evokes more questions than answers. The young creative minds that book in to visit QAGOMA week-in/week-out, bring with them a curious intrigue, a sense of humour and an inquiry-led approach to the study of visual art.
The Q&A for Secondary Schools is a model that celebrates the keen interest of high school visual art students who visit that Gallery from across Queensland and interstate.
QAGOMA Learning ran a pilot Q&A for Secondary Students for APT8 in February 2016. The 45 minute session saw Terry Deen (Head of Learning) and Reuben Keehan (Curator, Contemporary Asian Art) unpack the concepts, design and challenges of APT8 in response to 8 of 62 questions submitted from 8 invited schools. For Cindy Sherman, Ellie Buttrose (Curator, Contemporary International Art) will field the students’ questions about a broad range of concepts underpinning Sherman’s practice including gender, identity and parody. Students will also have the opportunity to ask Ellie about the processes involved in working as a curator to deliver an exhibition at QAGOMA about an iconic contemporary artist based in New York.
The Cindy Sherman Q&A for Secondary Schools will be accessible to regional and remote schools through a private YouTube link. Schools are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to the livestream. Schools who join via livestream, are invited to upload questions for inclusion into the Q&A.
Cindy Sherman Q&A for secondary schools
1.00pm – 1.45pm | Tue 26 July 2016
Contact email@example.com to request access to the YouTube livestream
Watch our Secondary Schools Q&A broadcast from February 2016 during APT8
The Q&A for Secondary Schools is an initiative to engage art students with exhibitions.