A Fool's Work Never Ends

Panel discussion hosted by Passage Gallery at Powerhouse Theatrette, Ultimo, NSW, 6pm AEST Thursday 22 June 2023.

Panel Discussion hosted by Passage Gallery with interdisciplinary artist and curator Consuelo Cavalignia, exhibiting artist Kay Abude, Passage Co-Director Marco Rinaldi and NAVA Executive Director Penelope Benton discussing artist remuneration and moving towards a future where artists are paid their worth, if we could be so lucky.

Powerhouse Late: Art and Labour presents an evening that echoes challenges faced by artists trying to make art their profession. Curated by Passage Gallery, through satire and wit this event questions whether artists are being fairly remunerated while positing that cultural programs need to reflect our diverse community. Drawing influence from Kay Abude’s recent exhibition ‘(DON’T) BE AN ARTIST’, Art and Labour will present panel discussions, music, installation, video works and performance art.

Powerhouse Theatrette, 500 Harris St, Ultimo NSW
6pm AEST Thursday 22 June 2023


Entry to the Powerhouse is via Harris St only. Access within the Powerhouse Ultimo is via ramps and an elevator.

For groups of visitors planning a visit with more than one wheelchair user, please contact the Powerhouse in advance on (02) 9217 0222.

Accessible toilets are located on level 2.

Graphic Design by @ameliacouttscreative @ameliafenaughty

Image credit: Kay Abude, 'Art is no Fortune', 2021, Image courtesy of the artist.

ID: Black and white photo of fortune cookies with one paper slip which says 'You've got 99 problems, and they're all because of art.' Underneath is the text POWERHOUSE LATE X PASSAGE: ART AND LABOUR, 22ND JUNE 2023, POWERHOUSE ULTIMO.

NAVA pays respects to the Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land where this event will be held. We acknowledge their continuing connection to land, their stories, artistic practices and knowledge systems that are shared here as they have been for over 60,000 years. Sovereignty has not been ceded.