Amy Spiers


Dr Amy Spiers is an artist, writer and researcher. Her socially-engaged, critical art practice focuses on the creation of live performances, participatory situations and multi-art form installations. Investigating the gaps and silences in public discourse, Spiers often collaborates with others, most recently with Catherine Ryan. Spiers has presented numerous art projects across Australia and internationally at Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; the Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg; MONA FOMA, Hobart; and the 2015 Vienna Biennale. She has also contributed to publications for the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; the Next Wave Festival, Melbourne; and un Magazine. Amy completed a Master of Fine Art in 2011 and a PhD in 2018 at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.

An online symposium exploring ideas of basic income and the need for an approach to economy that puts creativity and care at its centre. Led by a panel of artists, researchers, economists, scientists and philosophers, the symposium responds to current and ongoing planetary crises, and positions creativity and social ecology as integral to shaping policy and systems of value.

The Symposium is a joint initiative of Arts Front, BLINDSIDE and Next Wave and was supported by the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants.

May 28 2020 To May 28 2020