Yarra Talking Arts Forum: The Keith Haring mural – yesterday, today, tomorrow

Time: Thursday 29 April

Venue: Collingwood Neighbourhood Justice Centre, 241 Wellington St Collingwood

Free entry. All Welcome.

In 1984 American artist Keith Haring visited Australia and painted a mural on the side of the Collingwood Technical College on Johnston Street. Since then, Haring has been internationally recognised as an artist of great significance and subsequently the Collingwood mural has been placed on the Victoria Heritage Register. A legacy of Haring’s visit to Melbourne and his life’s work, this mural has become a local icon. This forum is an opportunity to find out more about this work and discuss the mural’s history and its future. The forum will feature a special presentation of information from the Haring Foundation.

CHAIR: Megan Evans

PANEL: Hannah Mathews – Freelance Curator, Ted Gott – Senior Curator International Art, National Gallery of Victoria,  Andrew Thorn – Conservation Specialist, Lachlan McDowall – Centre for Cultural Partnerships University of Melbourne,  Geoff Barbour – Councillor, City of Yarra.

For more information, please contact Brona.Keenan@yarracity.vic.gov.au, Arts & Cultural Development Officer, on 9205 5029.