Making art in isolation

What does it mean for artists and curators when galleries are closed, studios can be inaccessible, and uncertainty about the future feels more overwhelming than the virus itself?

No booking? No worries – join the event today using this link: https://bit.ly/makingartiniso

The Covid-19 outbreak has seen dramatic changes across the art world, as galleries have been forced to close their doors to visitors and the cultural calendar of exhibitions and talks has evaporated. Apart from the financial ramifications for artists, there are the emotional as well – when your work is fuelled by the internal furnace of creativity, and not external KPIs, where do artists find continual inspiration, energy and creativity and a space to work in lockdown? 

Join curators and artists online for this discussion about making art and making the best of it in isolation.

This online discussion is part of RMIT Gallery’s inaugural online exhibition The new (ab)normal  , which provides a real-time snapshot of how artists are responding to their new working conditions and circumstances during the current global health crisis.

Location: Online: register

On registering, we will contact you with instructions on how to access the event.

Kay Mei Ling Beadman, Invisibility Cloak, 2020, Documentation of work in progress, Gold and silver metallic fabric


Helen Rayment RMIT Galleries Curator

Dr Tammy Wong Hulbert Lecturer of Arts Management (specialising in curating)

Sogand Alamdarfard is an international student studying MFA by Research at RMIT university. Her discipline is painting, and her contextual research is based on the historical values of the landscape that surrounds her hometown of Kerman in Iran.

Kay Mei Ling Beadman is a Hong Konger of Chinese and English heritage. She is an RMIT/HKAS MFA alumnus and currently a PhD candidate at CityU in Hong Kong.

Steven Rendall is represented by Niagara Galleries. He lectures in RMIT’s School of Art, and completed a PhD at Monash University.

Moderated by Dr Evelyn Tsitas,RMIT Cultural and Engagement Manager


Exhibition 18 Jun 2020 – 16 Oct 2020

The new (ab)normal

EXHIBITION EXTENDED TO 16 OCTOBER 2020 – BY POPULAR DEMAND RMIT Gallery’s inaugural online exhibition The new (ab)normal provides a real-time snapshot of how artists…