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Neil Berecry-Brown (Art Forum)

Berecry-Brown, N 2012 , Neil Berecry-Brown (Art Forum). [Video]

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Neil Berecry-Brown is said to have gone feral. An artist and farmer, he has done time in institutions (Curating and Education with the Vancouver Art Gallery Extension Department); served on the board of Artspace Sydney and directed artist-run initiatives, Synapse Art Initiatives and Gosford Art Flux Forum.

Previously a psychologist, he helped establish the Masters course in Art Therapy at the University of Western Sydney and was later employed as a consultant within the program. A recovering academic following twenty years teaching art history, theory and studio (Sydney College of the Arts and College of Fine Arts, Sydney, with some work at the universities of Western Sydney and Newcastle.)

Currently he is Director of Brown’s Cows Art Projects and engaged in polyvalent art practice. This open-ended quest is for discovery of rural attributes pertinent to contemporary art and finding strategies of meshing locally inflected practice with global dynamics. Past and present projects will be described to present a polyvalent strategic model of contemporary practice: of imbeddedness outside the system. The work is part of an ongoing, and open-ended process of identifying the rural, or local, as a specific paradigm of cognition and of poetic resonance, which might provide an imaginative antidote, and dialogical foil, to prevailing orthodoxy. The presentation will examine work with the Mangrove Mountain & Districts Country Fair, as a model event that meshes contemporary art, community engagement and new rural initiatives.

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Authors/Creators:Berecry-Brown, N
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