Wednesday 6 June: Vivid presents: Common GroundOver three successive Wednesdays, Vivid Sydney will take over the gallery create an intimate portrait...

Common Ground—Politics and Perspectives : Vivid Art After Hours


2000 NSW

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Common Ground

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Wednesday 6 June: Vivid presents: Common Ground

Over three successive Wednesdays, Vivid Sydney will take over the gallery create an intimate portrait of our better selves. Tonight, we explore collaboration and how we can find common ground when conflict emerges with Lenore Taylor and Dr Rebecca Huntley. Masterful musical collaborators Nadav Kahn, Lior and Tony Buchen perform as Air Land Sea. While you’re here, catch the Archibald Prize – a snapshot of the people who are important to us and capture our imaginations.

5.30pm – 6pm
Vivid presents: Curator’s talk: The Archibald prize 2018
Australia’s most famous, and at times controversial, art prize presents portraits of the people that matter to us now, shaped through the eyes and hands of contemporary artists. Join curator of the Archibald prize Anne Ryan as she walks you through this year’s portraits and discover how they reflect our concerns, desires and fascinations over the year that has passed.
This event requires a ticket to the Archibald prize exhibition. Purchase your ticket at the information desk, then meet at the exhibition entrance.

Vivid presents: Conversation: Common Ground 

Social Researcher and Author Rebecca Huntley in conversation with The Guardian Australia Editor Lenore Taylor

How do we find common ground where there’s tension? How do we reconcile differences of opinion on the issues destined to affect us all? Social Researcher Rebecca Huntley and Journalist Lenore Taylor explore these questions in their Common ground podcast series for The Guardian Australia. 

Common ground is a meeting of minds in which four Australians of different ages, life experiences and political leanings debate hot button issues including immigration, same-sex marriage, and inequality. The aim of the series is to go beyond our ‘filter bubbles’ to understand how voters form their views and why they are disillusioned with the political system.

Find out what Lenore and Rebecca unearthed in the process of creating Common ground and the picture it paints of Australia. Discover how we can all benefit by broadening our frame of reference to become better informed, rather than remaining too comfortable in our bubbles.

Dr Rebecca Huntley is one of Australia’s foremost researchers on social and consumer trends. She is the author of numerous books including the recent Still lucky: why you should feel optimistic about Australia and its people (Penguin 2017). Having written features for Australian Vogue and columns for BRW and presented Radio National’s Drive program on Fridays, she now writes and podcasts for The Guardian Australia.

Lenore Taylor is the editor of The Guardian Australia. She has won two Walkley Awards and has twice won the Paul Lyneham Award for Excellence in Press Gallery Journalism. She is also co-author of the book Shitstorm on the Rudd government's response to the global economic crisis.

Entrance Court, Art Gallery of NSW

7.30pm - 8.30pm
Vivid presents: Live music: Air Land Sea

Air Land Sea is Nadav Kahn, Lior and Tony Buchen, a trio of three dear friends who all pursued diverse musical journeys since meeting as teenagers. As Air Land Sea, they compose and create a collection of highly emotive, harmony driven original songs in a truly organic collaboration.

‘Vivid After Hours’ showcases their passionate, debut album.

Entrance Court, Art Gallery of NSW

Also join us on Wed 30 May as we we explore and celebrate our own mortality, investigating issues of life and death in Vivid Art After Hours: Let's Talk About Death. It Won't Kill You,

or Wed 13 June as we dive under doona cover to explore sex and pleasure with Vivid Art After Hours: Come Closer, a Revealing Look at Sex and Pleasure