Saturday 14 July

In conversation, Art = Ideas,

Elyas Alavi and guests

10.30am-11am | Saturday 14 July

Elyas Alavi, curator of Throw the dice, talks with some of the other artists about what inspires them.


When a stranger calls

10.30am - 11.20am | Saturday 14 July

There are plenty among us who fear the notion of welcoming a stranger, an asylum seeker or a refugee. But after decades of immigration, how do we know who is from here and who is not? And does simply being born an Australian truly make you one?


The art of redemption

11.30am - 12.20pm|10.30am - 11am | Saturday 14 July

Does art-making have the potential to make the process of change visible to others – whether through dealing with mental health issues, or developing activities that can help prisoners to cope? Can art be a way to create a positive dialogue characterised by gratitude, support, encouragement and mutual learning?


Big Change? The place of place

10.30am - 11.20am | Saturday 14 July

What does it take to make ‘big change’ happen? TACSI have been giving ‘big change’ a red hot go in Australia –  to reduce unemployment, to give kids a great start, to reduce recidivism,  to address Aboriginal over representation in the justice system, to build economic futures for towns and to rethink how we live as we age.

Solo event,

In our own image: artificial intelligence and the humans who shape it

10.30am - 11.20am | Saturday 14 July

AI systems play an increasing role in our lives: deciding what jobs we do, our insurance options, our interactions with government services. What do we pass on to the AI we create? What biases and beliefs influence the way AI systems 'think'? How do we build ethical, responsible AI?