everyone’s a critic

I’m heading along to see a panel discussion entitled Critical Failure: Visual Arts at the Wheeler Centre next Thursday (September 9th) at 6:15pm. The Centre is running four similar sessions to try and highlight where arts criticism is failing in Australia, with the other sessions focussing books, film and theatre.

At the recent RMIT seminar it was noted that there is precious little criticism of artist jewellery works in Melbourne. It will be interesting to see what others across varying disciplines of the visual arts think, especially since the tag line on the website reads, “Why Australian arts criticism is failing us all.”

So it’s not just the jewellists?