Arts Forum - Sharon Louden


TCotA Forum "Conversation Series" is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

30th Apr 2017 3:00pm

End Date

30th Apr 2017 5:00pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre, Tasmanian School of the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart

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The Artist as Culture Producer:
Living and Sustaining a Creative Life


Image Credit: Sharon Louden - The Artist as Culture Producer book cover

Sharon M. Louden is an artist, educator, advocate for artists, critic and editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books. Through panel discussions, symposia, casual conversations and town-hall forums, Sharon Louden has connected book contributors, local artists, critics, non-profit participants, thought leaders, and other members of the general public to learn about, lend their voices to, and be inspired by the vast range of influence that visual artists exert on society. Sharon’s goal is to demythologize the tired cliche' of the Artist Hero by dispensing with the notion that contemporary artists should be treated differently from other members of our communities.

Sharon’s roaming conversation will cover:

  • how artists extend their practices outside of their studios.
  • the roles artists play as change agents in society.
  • models of sustaining creative lives in the public realm.
  • redefining who a contemporary artist is today.
  • exploring what success means to different artists.
  • how artists contribute to the well-being of others.

Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

Tasmanian College of the Arts
Centre for the Arts, Hunter St, Hobart
University of Tasmania

TCotA Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Hunter St) during the semester. TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public, providing a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the arts discuss their area of professional practice.