Antoni Jach and others on How the Arts Can Change Your Life

28 November 2021
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Antoni Jach and others on How the Arts Can Change Your Life

How the arts can change your life:
decoding minds, emotions & desire
Join us for a discussion to celebrate the launch of The Rise of the Australian Neurohumanities (Routledge) by Jean-François Vernay.
As humans we are driven by our emotions and desires and hardly think twice about how our brain is influencing our choices on a daily basis. Visual arts and fiction allow us to negotiate our relationship with the world and ourselves, and enable us to take a peak inside our impenetrable brains.
Come and engage with an artist, a critic, a neuroscientist, a curator, and a creative writer to discuss feelings, yearning, ways of thinking, aesthetic representations, slices of life, matters of the heart and transparent minds.
Special guests
MC Chris Ringrose (Creative Lives: Conversations with Contemporary South Asian Diasporic Writers, Columbia University Press)
Literary critic Jean-François Vernay (Neurocognitive Interpretations of Australian Literature, Routledge)
Neuroscientist Professor Mark Williams (Macquarie University)
Curator Evelyn Tsitas (Future U, RMIT Gallery)
Novelist Antoni Jach (Travelling Companions, Transit Lounge)

Venue James Makin Gallery, 89 Islington St, Collingwood VIC 3066
Event date Sunday 28 November
Event time 2.30-4.30 pm
RSVP through Eventbrite (RSVP is strictly required for attendance)

NOTE ALL guests must check in and have proof of double vaccination. This is non-negotiable. Further details of James Makin Gallery COVID considerations can be found at: https://jamesmakingallery.com/uncategorized/jmg-reopening-important-information/