Friday 12 October, 5.30pm – 8pm

5.30pm – 6.00pm Exhibition ( Jessie Boylan: Rupture)  viewing, Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 view Street
6pm – 6.30pm Refreshments, La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View St
6.30pm – 8pm Public forum

By considering panic as both urgency and agency, can we begin to see ways of engaging with our catastrophic times? In our current age of anxiety, global politics, environmental devastation, insecurity and instability pervade our daily lives; we are constantly faced with present and imminent environmental and psychological rupture. This panel will discuss multi-disciplinary approaches to panic and crisis in our contemporary world and how symptoms of ‘disorder’ can be seen as an appropriate response to personal traumas and global catastrophe.

Jessie Boylan, Bendigo Art Gallery’s 2018 Going Solo Artist
Virginia Barratt, Writer and Performer, Doctoral Candidate, University of Western Sydney
Jenna Tuke, Trauma-informed Psychotherapist
Jill Bennett, Professor of Experimental Arts and founding Director of National Institute for Experimental Arts, UNSW
MC: Associate Professor Jacqueline Milner, La Trobe University