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Artist talk - Vee Speers

Replay: Artist Talk - Vee Speers

Date: 16 July 2020
Time: 6:00pm Sydney

Locations: Online
Cost: Free, donations welcome


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‘The Birthday Party’ eternalises the last days of childhood with timeless portraits that are at once hauntingly beautiful and provocative. Vee Speers explores the playful escapism of games of “dress up” in childhood and the encompassing notions of performance and play. These portraits confront us with reminders of our own childhood, creating enigmatic stories which blur the line between reality and fiction, highlighting our need to escape into fantasy.
Vee Speers, a Paris-based Australian artist, fell in love with photography in the '70s. She assisted her father in his converted caravan dark-room and was mesmerised as his portraits appeared like magic. After completing art school in Brisbane in the ’80s, Speers worked as a Stills Photographer at the ABC Television in Sydney. In 1990, a short stay in France became a permanent move to Paris, which, according to her, is a place with ‘unlimited potential and endless creative inspiration’. Speers has exhibited in museums, galleries, art-fairs and festivals around the world, and her work has been published in features and covers of more than 30 international magazines, with four sold-out monographs of her work.


Once you've registered, you'll receive an email confirmation. The next steps are: 
  1. One hour before the session, we will send you an email with a hyperlink to join  
  2. The session will start exactly on time.  
  3. You will be able to listen through your computer speakers and view the recording on the screen  
  4. Playback will depend on your internet connection and computer settings.  


July 16th, 2020 6:00 PM   through   6:30 PM
Online broadcast
Sydney, NSW
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