Trevor Vickers, Untitled, 2013. Arcylic on cavas, 122 x 122cm. Image courtesy of Art Collective WAThe Undiscovered Symposium: A National Focus on Western Australian Art.

Monday 20 October 2014

Artsource co-presented The Undiscovered: A National Focus on Western Australian Art in partnership with the University of Western Australia’s Cultural Precinct. The all-day symposium was held to create a platform for the Western Australian visual arts community to connect, to share and to explore the current environment in which the sector exists.

The event consisted of four panels featuring professionals from four different areas that play an integral part in the vitality of the sector; artists, curators and gallery representatives, institutional representatives and the media. The speakers each presented a short talk on the industry from their perspective, after which delegates were invited to join a Q&A-style forum to engage in conversation about the future of the industry.

Following the symposium we have published in our Magazine a number of articles and reflections arising from the day:


  • Keynote: Dr Ian McLean, Research Professor of Contemporary Arts, University of Wollongong.
  • Master of Ceremonies: Victoria Laurie, Arts and Culture writer for The Australian and A.H Kornweibel Award Winner.

Olga Cironis (Artist), Stuart Elliott (Artist), Seva Frangos (Seva Frangos Gallery), Nicola Harvey (ABC Arts Online), Felicity Johnston (Art Collective WA), Carly Lane (Freelance Curator),  Duncan Ord (Department of Culture and the Arts),  Sandy Saxon (Australia Council for the Arts), Aaron Seeto (4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art), Lisa Slade (Art Gallery of South Australia), Ted Snell (Freelance Writer), and Trevor Vickers (Artist)

The Undiscovered Symposium was co-presented by: