UNPACK THE ART + ETHICS + SCIENCE OF THE MACHINE

15-17 September

Ever considered how technology might promote discrimination or impair our ability to make shrewd decisions? Or wondered how an AI doctor might diagnose illness just through listening?

These, and a host of other questions, will be considered as part of the next interdisciplinary forum in our ongoing series, as we engage with a pressing concern of our time – the theme of ‘machine.’

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Video: Up from the Vaults with Professor Ian McLean

Gordon Bennett at the Potter

In 1993, Gordon Bennett was an artist-in-residence at the University of Melbourne. At the time, he had only been out of art school for four years but was already making waves. Always highly productive, Bennett was also very experimental during this early part of his career. This talk by Professor Ian McLean will discuss Big Romantic Painting: Apotheosis of Captain Cook, a large major painting completed by Bennett during the 1993 residency, along with Bennett’s two-part exhibition of installation art at the Potter titled Mirrorama.

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Inside Out

2020

Perhaps more than ever, we’re being shown that the arts make a vital and meaningful contribution to what it means to be human. With this in mind, we are determined to continue to share our work with you as part of our strong and heartfelt belief that the arts matter and make a difference.

Staying at home? The Potter team is busy finding ways to bring our treasures to you during these strange and challenging times. In response to the restrictions of both our closure and the COVID-19 situation, we’re moving our Inside Out program from the real world to the virtual world.

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Great Sporting Land

From 20 August 2019

Google Arts & Culture launched Great Sporting Land – the first dedicated celebration of sporting culture on Google Arts & Culture. Collections, stories and knowledge from over 30 renowned institutions across Australia, including the Potter.

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Exhibitions & Special Projects

Special Project

The Potter at UMSU SummerFest

26 Feb 2020
Special Projects

Google Arts & Culture

exhibition
Performing Textiles
17 Aug 2019 — 25 Aug 2019
Special Projects
Liam Gillick: Some significant equations, 2019
18 Apr 2019 — 2 Jun 2019
Clement Meadmore: The art of mid-century design
installation view, Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne, 2018
Photograph: Christian Capurro
exhibition
Clement Meadmore: The art of mid-century design
20 Nov 2018 — 24 Mar 2019
Athanasius Kircher
Musurgia universalis 1650
vol. 2, Rome: Francisci Corbelletti
Rare Music, Special Collections, Baillieu Library, the University of Melbourne
exhibition
Eavesdropping
24 Jul 2018 — 28 Oct 2018
exhibition
State of the Union
24 Jul 2018 — 28 Oct 2018