Lecture, forum and workshop program

Polyphonic is a dynamic series of keynote lectures, discussion forums and skills-based workshops that respond directly to the 2008 Next Wave Festival theme Closer Together. Polyphonic explores how artists in the Festival have responded to this theme, whilst also inviting new voices into the discussion from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, further connecting the artists’ projects with key issues in Australia today.


Publication Launch: The Object as Witness

Forum 1: Off-site

Forum 2: Public Image Ltd

Forum 3: Structural Integrity

Forum 4: Friends I’ve Never Met

Keynote Lecture 1: Allowed Out to Play – Public Space, Performance Space

Keynote Lecture 2: A Practice of Agency

Workshop 1: TEXT CAMP – Creative Responses to Creative Works

Workshop 2: TEXT CAMP – Critical Conditions

Workshop 3: Personal Practice

Workshop 4: Push my Buttons

Workshop 5: New Viewpoints

Workshop 6: Contemporary Art, Indigenous Artists

Click here to download the complete Polyphonic program (pdf – 382kb).


Various artists, speakers, curators and workshop presenters are involved in Polyphonic. Please check each project within Polyphonic, above, for details.


[in alphabetical order]

Australia Council
Canadian Consulate
City of Melb
Copyright Agency Limited
Express Media
Fed Square
Ian Potter
un Projects