march, 2020

05mar5:30 pm7:30 pmEXHIBITION LAUNCH | STELARC: Posthuman Bodies5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Flinders University Museum of ArtAudience:Alumni,Career Counsellors,Donors,Employers,Future students,General Public,Government departments & agencies,High school students,Industry partners,International students,Recent graduates,Researchers,Staff,Students,Teachers

Event Details

Thursday, 5 March 2020 | 5.30 – 7.30pm

Guest Speakers
Rhana Devenport ONZM
Director, Art Gallery of South Australia

Professor John Spoehr
Director, Australian Industrial Transformation Institute, Flinders University

Exhibition Dates
24 February – 9 April 2020

Exhibition Location
Flinders University Museum of Art
Flinders University | Sturt Road | Bedford Park

Located ground floor Social Sciences North building
Humanities Road adjacent carpark 5

Stelarc (1946-) is an internationally acclaimed performance artist. Since the late 1960s his practice has incorporated bodily interventions and extensions including prosthetics, robotics, virtual reality and biotechnology.  In bringing together art, science and technology, Stelarc’s work engineers and experiments with body architectures, probing the physical limits of human experience.

In his latest work, commissioned by the Art Gallery South Australia for the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres, Stelarc has collaborated with the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute (AITI) at Flinders University, FESTO and Wayne Michell to engineer Reclining StickMan, one of his most ambitious projects to-date. STELARC: Posthuman Bodies enriches the context for this new work by presenting an insight into the artist’s speculative and ground-breaking practice from the 1970s to the present day.

Public Programs
Wednesday, 4 March 2020 
12.10pm – 12.30pm
Exhibition floortalk with Madeline Reece, FUMA Exhibition and Public Programs Manager (Acting)

Thursday, 2 April 2020
4.00pm – 5.00pm
Public lecture presented by the artist


Image: Stelarc, StickMan, 2018, performance, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, © the artist, photograph: Steven Aaron Hughes



Register / Tickets

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(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Flinders University Museum of Art

Ground floor, Social Sciences North, off carpark 5, Humanties Road


Madeline Reece | Flinders University Art | 8201 3247