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GoMA Talks Young minds | What is in store for our creative future?

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Published on Sep 29, 2011

During 'Surrealism: The Poetry of Dreams', the entertaining evening discussion program GoMA Talks explores the mind, imagination and art from a range of perspectives. How is the mind's capacity evolving? What contributions do philosophy, science, art and literature make to new ideas and innovations?

Richard Aedy
Richard Aedy is host of ABC Radio National's Life Matters program with a background in journalism.

Alan Huynh
Alan Huynh is the past Youth Chair of the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia and Vice Chair (Youth) of the Ethnic Communities Councils of Queensland. These organisations are the national and state peak bodies that promote issues on behalf of Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to government and the broader community. In 2008, Alan led a team of 15 volunteers to create the 'Partners in Peace' youth leadership camp for young refugee students. For his work with young people from culturally diverse backgrounds, Alan was the recipient of the inaugural Australian Human Rights Commission Young People's Human Rights Medal and the 2008 Queensland Multicultural 'Outstanding Young Achiever' Award.

Anastasia Klose
Anastasia Klose is a video, performance and installation artist with a background in Philosophy and English. Klose has established a reputation for her 'aesthetic of the pathetic', drawing on the painful or humorous moments in her life to make videos. Her works draws from immediately-available sources, whether ordinary experiences - such as boredom, loneliness or unrequited love - or inexpensive resources such as a cheap camera, editing software and popular songs. This approach aligns Klose's work with the culture of self-exposure that has emerged through reality television and internet sites such as YouTube. Her work has been included in 21st Century: Art in the First Decade (Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane), the 2008 Biennale of Sydney and the ACCA Pop-up Program at the Venice Biennale in 2011.

Jane Morley
Jane Morley is a fashion designer, commentator, consultant, lecturer, and researcher. Morley's broad experience in fashion design encapsulates mass market and high end, local and international brands, including Australian labels Colorado and Easton Pearson. Her industry experience encompasses the entire design process, from research, design and development, to sourcing, production and sales. Morley lectures in Fashion Design and Sustainability at the Queensland University of Technology and has been involved in numerous initiatives to engage business and the broader community in design and sustainability issues, including QUT's The 'Fair' Trade Clothing Swap and Enterprise Connect/ Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) coordinated Fashion Futures Workshops 2010.


Thom Woodroofe
Thom Woodroofe is a foreign affairs analyst combining journalism, research, teaching and community work to advance an understanding of Australia's place in the world. In 2009 Woodroofe was recognized as the Young Victorian of the Year for his work in establishing Left Right Think-Tank, Australia's first non-partisan policy body of young people. As a freelance journalist on international affairs, Woodroofe frequently writes for the ABC, 7 Media and News Limited. Woodroofe has previously been named as one of Melbourne's 100 Most Influential People by The Melbourne Magazine, has been recognized as a Global Changemaker by the British Council and has received a United States Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition.

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