MAPS Open Talk 2019 with CAST OUTloud featuring artists Jody Haines & Brian McKinnon

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Wednesday 18 September 2019

RMIT University, Building 50
11–15 Orr Street, Carlton

Jody Haines
Jody Haines is a photo media artist — photography, video and projection — based in Melbourne, Victoria.

Applying an Indigenous and feminist filter to her work, Haines focuses on identity, representation and the Female Gaze within the Australian context. Haines presents her work accross the gallery cube and public spaces.

Haines completed a Master of Arts, Art in Public Space, at RMIT (2018) with Distinction, and was included on the Vice Chancellors Academic List RMIT 2018.

Currently a PhD candidate at RMIT School of Art, Haines is looking at Relational and Collaborative Photography as a tool for social change.

Haines live and works on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples and is a descendent of the Tommeginner peoples of Tasmania.

Brian McKinnon

’let me be a free man — free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to think and talk and act for myself — and I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty.’
(Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West, London: Pan Books, 1972. 261.)

Brian NcKinnon’s use of art to engage with the world is a deep internal struggle that stems from his early years and the eventual need to run to survive. His current paintings show a journey of pain caused by racism and lack of compassion or charity for a group of people, lost on their path to becoming accepted for who they are.

McKinnon is currently a PhD candidate at RMIT School of Art.

CASTGracia Louise