Making: A Living? (2019)


What does success look like for artists in an age of disruption?

WHEN:  9.30am to 6.00pm (AWST) Saturday 2 November 2019
WHERE: Tannock Hall of Education, The University of Notre Dame, 44 Cliff Street, Fremantle WA 6160
COST:  $30 for Artsource members, Friends of LWAG, UWA, $40 General public, $20 for students


A dedicated visual arts symposium, MAKING: A living? explores the relationship between artists and their supporters – buyers, patrons, curators and promoters. The day-long discussion considers existing international and local solutions to the problem of making a living as an artist in an age of disruptive technologies causing rapid changes to the field and the swift ossification of old models.
The symposium brings together local, regional and international artists, arts professionals and experts from a range of industries. It considers artist-driven projects, models from other art forms and industries and the opportunities provided by new platforms. The
conversations also delve into the local/global nexus and art experiences made extraordinary through the agency of digital communities.

Full Program

Saturday 2 November, Tannock Hall, Notre Dame

9.15am     Registrations open

9.45am     Welcome to Country 

10.00am    Keynote: Daan Roosegaarde (artist & social designer)

11.00am    David Bielander (artist & designer) & Helen Britton (artist & designer) 

11.30am    Marketing & Promotion: Danielle Caruana (musician), Megan Flamer (marketing & startups), Kon Gioriotis (curator & arts editor)

12.30pm    Lunch

1.30pm     New Opportunities: Oron Catts (artist & researcher), Oliver Watts (artist & curator), Tamara Winikoff (arts advocate), Ionat Zurr (artist & researcher)

2.30pm     Portmanteau Careers: Abdul Abdullah (artist), Aden Date (theatre-maker & social impact consultant), Sandra Hill (artist), Anna Louise Richardson (artist & curator)

3.30pm     New Audiences: Lawrence English (composer & artist), Shelagh Magadza (arts advocate & producer), Drew Pettifer (artist & academic), Claire Savage (tourism consultant)

4.30pm     Plenary

5.00pm     Sundowner at Old Customs House, Fremantle

7.00pm     Waterlicht by Studio Roosegaarde, Esplanade Park, Fremantle

Presenting Partners



Abdul Abdullah, Superpredator, 2019.