Archie Barry in conversation with Dr Sean Lowry

Join Archie Barry in conversation with Dr Sean Lowry as they discuss Fistimuff, Barry’s newly commissioned work for Channels Festival.

The discussion will touch on topics such as cyclic working methodology, developing the piece across audio, performance and video mediums, and the connections between art practice and life.

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Archie Barry

Archie Barry is an interdisciplinary artist, whose work converges language and bodily gestures within a self-portraiture practice. By curating ontological spaces between what is and what can be, Barry envisages alternate possibilities for the ever-evolving architectures of personhood.

Barry graduated with a Masters of Contemporary Art from the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) in 2017.

Barry has exhibited work at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Buxton Contemporary, the State Library of Victoria, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Artspace and ALASKA Projects. Barry's solo performance projects have been staged at the the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Artspace, the Meat Markets, Neon Parc and the State Library of Victoria.

Dr Sean Lowry

Sean Lowry is a Melbourne-based visual artist, writer, curator and musician. He holds a PhD in Visual Arts from the University of Sydney and is currently Head of Critical and Theoretical Studies in Art at Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. Lowry has exhibited and performed extensively both nationally and internationally, and his writing appears in numerous journals and edited volumes. He is also Founder and Executive Director of the global blind peer reviewed exhibition program Project Anywhere and one half (with Ilmar Taimre) of The Ghosts of Nothing.


Archie Barry, Fistimuff (video still), 2019. Courtesy of the artist.

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