INAUGURAL PEGGY GLANVILLE HICKS ADDRESS PERTH featuring DECIBEL
Nicole Canham: The Poetry of the Present
Followed by a performance by Decibel with Nicole Canham of the world premiere of a new work ‘The Light that is Waiting’ by Cissi Tsang made possible by the Difficult Commission Fund.
Wed 26 October 2016
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
State Library of Western Australia Lecture Theatre
25 Francis Street
Perth, WA 6000
Performer, artistic director, writer and arts advocate, Nicole Canham, draws upon her unique and expansive creative practice to outline a vision for an inspiring, passionate and connected new music community in this year’s PGH address.
The Poetry of the Present celebrates the possibilities that come from embracing change. The successes, opportunities and struggles that form a part of many creative people’s lives – often framed in terms of the decline of many cherished ideas, beliefs and values – seem to be converging with a similar, society-wide anguish charachterised by uncertainty and fear.
While these conditions may seem at first glance to be unfavourable for individual artists and creative communities, by focusing on possibility rather than despairing at the unknown Nicole Canham argues that people working across the creative industries have a significant opportunity to empower themselves through reimagining their social role as artists.