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Artists’ Syllabus: Scotty So

Scotty So, Melbourne Art Library

29 Nov 20236:00pmFreeMelbourne Art Library

Melbourne Art Library is delighted to welcome Scotty So to lead an Artists’ Syllabus.

Artists’ Syllabus invites local artists and designers to select and share a text that has been influential to their practice. By sharing selected passages, the artist will give unique insight into the significance of the text from their perspective. Through this exploration we will seek to discover the direct, tangential or unexpected ways the text has had an impact on the artists’ chosen discipline/s, creative process, and approach to presenting completed works. In group discussion, we will untangle the themes explored in the text and bring attention to those formative passages which sparked an ‘ah-ha moment’ or cemented in the mind. More broadly, we will get together to exchange our ideas (and our reading lists).

We’ll be meeting at the Melbourne Art Library at the Testing Grounds Emporium, 438 Queen St, Melbourne from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

RSVP to be sent an extract of the text.

Supported by City of Melbourne Arts Grants and Michael Robertson.

Scotty So is a Melbourne-based artist who works across media, using painting, photography, sculptures, site-responsive installation, videos, and performance. Driven by the thrill of camp, he explores the often-contradictory relationship between humour and sincerity referencing lived experience. Born and raised in Hong Kong, So’s work has been shown in Australia, China, Hong Kong, and Europe. Scotty So is represented by MARS Gallery in Australia.

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