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Lismore’s provocative new Thursday Night Live!

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The first Thursday Night Live! provocation will be: Do we need art to create meaning in public space? Photo supplied.

What do you think? Do we need art to create meaning in public space? This is the first provocation of the Thursday Night Live! series that will be being run on the in a series of monthly talk programs that will  take place on the second Thursday of each month.

Thursday Night Live! is a new ongoing talks program that puts thought-provoking and big ideas in the spotlight. Presented by the Lismore Regional Gallery and Southern Cross University, it will be held at the gallery’s event space.

‘Delve into the latest, sometimes dangerous, ideas in art, culture, science, politics and the lives behind those driving the scene,’ quadrangle placemaking officer Marisa Snow said.

Commencing at 6pm next Thursday, 8 February, the first provocation panel will showcase public artist Craig Walsh and renowned curator and festival director Rhoda Roberts AO. The discussion will be facilitated by Southern Cross University’s vice chancellor, Professor Adam Shoemaker.

Marisa said the context for discussion will be ‘around the role of participatory art in the public realm to connect and create inclusiveness within a community.’

‘This is a thought-provoking and exciting program that will make you think, learn and sometimes squirm,’ continued Ms Snow.

‘Join us for a drink with friends, and immerse yourself in a world of new ideas. Every event will pose a provocation for speakers and audiences to respond to.’

Following the conversation will be an open Q&A session with audience members.

Thursday Night Live! events are free with doors opening at 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Slate Café will be serving food and drinks from 5pm.

To register for this free event go to Event Brite.

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