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February dorkbot cbr meeting – Speaker: David Broker

Announcing our February meeting in association with Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS), Dorkbot CBR presents David Broker, Director CCAS.
Date: Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: The Fireplace Room, Gorman House Arts Centre
Street: Ainslie Ave. Braddon
Cost: There is a $3 door donation to cover room hire. BYO snacks to share
Presentation overview statement:
I will be talking about the process by which I was slowly seduced by a number of artists who have taken part on the new media revolution. Beginning in the early 1990s I will recount a personal history of contact with digital artists, naming names and making some startling confessions on behalf of other people. This is not always a pleasant story but hey … its interesting and it raises many important issues in relation to digital media, its uses, misuses and muses.
David Broker is a writer, curator, and currently, Director of Canberra Contemporary Art Space. He began his career in the arts at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia where he was administrator and co-editor of Broadsheet magazine and moved on to become Deputy Director of Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art in 1996. David has curated and managed many exhibitions including, Beauty 2000 at the IMA in 1998, Primavera 2002 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the IMA/Ssamzie Space International Residency Exchange in Brisbane and Seoul in 2004, and in 2007, Streetworks an exhibition of work by Shaun Gladwell and Craig Walsh toured by Asialink to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Having completed a Bachelor’s Degree Visual Arts majoring in Photography and Film at the University of South Australia David’s keen interest in art theory lead to an auxiliary career as an arts journalist. His articles and reviews have been published in periodicals such as Artlink, Art Monthly, Broadsheet, Eyeline and Photofile, and he has contributed to books such as Shoosh! A History of the Campfire Group (IMA 2005) and Ray Cook Photographs – Dairy of a Fortunate Man (QCP 2007). For many years David has also produced and presented arts radio shows on 4ZZZ in Brisbane and 5UV in Adelaide.

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