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Art & Exhibitions



Sat 16 Mar 2024


2.00 pm - 3.00 pm


1 hour



Join artist Ash Keating for a Q&A with Bunjil Place Gallery Curator Penny Teale, followed by a short performance by Chunky Move Artistic Director Antony Hamilton.

On the closing weekend of Ash Keating’s exhibition PRESSURE, hear directly from the artist as Keating discusses his creative process and the development of this new body of work during an in-conversation style talk.  

Following the discussion, enjoy a brief performative response to PRESSURE from long-time friend and collaborator, Antony Hamilton. Connecting the energy of dance with the motion of action painting, this response through movement serves as a conversation starter and invites viewers to consider their own embodied reactions to works of art.  


Image: Ash Keating, PRESSURE studio process detail. Photo: Michael Pham.


Ash Keating in gallery



Ash Keating works within an expanded contemporary field, through painting, performance, sculpture, video and intervention. Keating’s large outdoor murals, created with paint-filled fire extinguishers, can be found across Melbourne.  

Keating has exhibited extensively in galleries and created numerous large-scale, site-responsive art projects in Australia and internationally since 2004. He has undertaken numerous painting commissions in public spaces, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2013), the Adelaide Festival Centre (2015), Sydney’s Domain (2018), Museum Langmatt, Baden, Switzerland (2023)  

His works are held in numerous public and private collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne and Artbank, Melbourne and Sydney.

Image: Matthew Stanton 


Anthony Hamilton Headshot



Antony Hamilton is the Artistic Director and co-CEO of Chunky Move.  


His award-winning creations involve a collaborative melding of movement, sound and visual design. In his time as Artistic Director at Chunky Move he has premiered new works including Token Armies (2019), Universal Estate (2019), Yung Lung (2022), Rewards for the Tribe (2022), AB_TA_Response (2022) and 4/4 (2023).  


Antony was the inaugural recipient of the Russell Page Fellowship in 2004, Tanja Liedtke Fellowship in 2009, a Creative Australia Fellowship in 2012 and Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship in 2014. He was guest dance curator at The National Gallery of Victoria in 2013-14 and honorary Resident Director at Lucy Guerin Inc in 2014. He was also inaugural Resident Artist at Arts House in 2015 and  inaugural International Resident Choreographer at Dancemakers Toronto (CA) in 2016.


Image: Simon Obarzanek 


Saturday 16 March 2024

2.00 pm

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