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September 16, 2020

SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY PRESENTS 2020

Australasia’s international art fair, Sydney Contemporary, will present a new, experiential digital initiative designed to support the arts community and respond to the issues resulting from Covid-19. Running from 1 until 31 October 2020, Sydney Contemporary Presents 2020, is a month-long project inviting viewers to engage with more than 450 new artworks created by over 380 artists during 2020, some of which respond to the events of the year.

Image: Penny Byrne, Love in a Time of Corona, Courtesy Gallerysmith

Australasia’s international art fair, Sydney Contemporary, will present a new, experiential digital initiative designed to support the arts community and respond to the issues resulting from Covid-19. Running from 1 until 31 October 2020, Sydney Contemporary Presents 2020, is a month-long project inviting viewers to engage with more than 450 new artworks created by over 380 artists during 2020, some of which respond to the events of the year.

Image: Penny Byrne, Love in a Time of Corona, Courtesy Gallerysmith

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September 8, 2020

Bell Shakespeare presents series of debates in celebration of 30th Anniversary

Bell Shakespeare will present a series of debates to take place around the country and available virtually to celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary year. The Bell Debates will bring together high-profile Australians from a range of industries to debate direct quotes from Shakespeare, addressing and tackling ideas from his plays in the context of our modern world. The first debate on Thursday 24 September will be livestreamed at 7.30pm from Sydney’s Carriageworks via Bell Shakespeare’s website on a ‘pay what you feel’ basis.

Bell Shakespeare will present a series of debates to take place around the country and available virtually to celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary year. The Bell Debates will bring together high-profile Australians from a range of industries to debate direct quotes from Shakespeare, addressing and tackling ideas from his plays in the context of our modern world. The first debate on Thursday 24 September will be livestreamed at 7.30pm from Sydney’s Carriageworks via Bell Shakespeare’s website on a ‘pay what you feel’ basis.

With two teams of three debating for and against, the debates will provide a forum to demonstrate the enduring relevance of Shakespeare’s ideas and his unique ability to provoke thought and discussion about the human experience. The first debate will focus on the line “We have seen better days” from As You Like It, a particularly relevant idea to discuss in light of the current situation. Debaters will include team captains Benjamin Law and Jane Caro AM alongside Jess Scully, Jan Fran, Jonathan Biggins and Miriam Corowa. The event will be moderated by Bell Shakespeare Board Member Rebecca Huntley, one of Australia’s foremost social researchers, and hosted by Artistic Director Peter Evans.

Image: Bell Shakespeare’s As You Like It (2015) (c) Rush.

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