Launch: Sector Resource for Choreographic Work in the Gallery

Precarious Movements launch new online Sector Resource for Choreographic Work in the Gallery at Buxton Contemporary, 2:30 - 4:30pm, Friday 15 March 2024.

NAVA research partners, Precarious Movements are thrilled to launch new online Sector Resource for Choreographic Work in the Gallery.

Hear about the development and scope of the resource, as well as partner curators and conservators discussing how specific case studies have produced new knowledges for museum practices that inform the resource.


2.30pm – Tea and Coffee

3:00pm - Welcome and Resource Overview with Erin Brannigan and Zoe Theodore

3:15pm - AGNSW presentation with Victoria Hunt, Juanita Kelly-Mundine and Alexandra Hardy

3:40pm - Tate presentation with Caitrin Barret-Donlan and Ana Ribiero on Lee Mingwei

4:00pm - MUMA and PICA presentation with Hannah Mathews, Pip Wallis and Shelley Lasica


2:30pm - 4:30pm, Friday 15 March 2024

Free, ticketed event

Buxton Contemporary, Dodd Street Southbank

(Tea and coffee provided)


Buxton Contemporary is fully wheelchair accessible.

Download the Ground Level Access Map and Level One Access Map for detailed information about access throughout the building.

Precarious Movements is committed to making this event as accessible as possible for everyone. For any access requirements, please email

Image Credit

Lee Mingwei, Our Labyrinth (2015). Performance. Exhibition view: 11th Shanghai Biennale. Shanghai Power of Art St (12 November - 2 March 2017). Courtesy Power Station of Art.

ID: A man is creating a sand art pattern on the floor using a broom, while a group of onlookers watch and take photographs.

About Precarious Movements

Precarious Movements: Choreography and the Museum is a research project hosted by the University of New South Wales and involving partner organisations the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) and Tate UK. The team members are theorist Associate Professor Erin Brannigan (UNSW), curators Lisa Catt (AGNSW), Amita Kirpalani (NGV), Hannah Mathews (PICA), Pip Wallis (MUMA), Zoe Theodore (UNSW), conservators Juanita Kelly Mundine (AGNSW), Louise Lawson (Tate UK) and Carolyn Murphy (AGNSW), and artists Dr Rochelle Haley (UNSW) and Shelley Lasica, and a network of local artists, curators, theorists and writers. The project brings artists, researchers and institutions into dialogue about best-practice to support both the choreographer and the museum, and to sustain momentum in theory and practice around dance and the visual arts.

About NAVA

The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) is a Membership organisation which brings together the many voices of the contemporary arts sector to improve fundamental conditions of work and practice. We do this through advocacy, education and the Code of Practice for Visual Arts, Craft and Design.

NAVA has supported the development of this new resource as an industry partner.

In its role as caretaker, NAVA will sustain the continuous publication of this toolkit by financing its web hosting.

NAVA acknowledges and pays respects to the the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong peoples, and the wider Kulin Nations as the Traditional Custodians of the land where this event will take place and extend respect to their Ancestors and Elders. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was, and always will be Aboriginal land.

Launch: Sector Resource for Choreographic Work in the Gallery