SITUATE / 26 September to 11 October 2011
Ian Milliss in his 45 years as an artist has been a formalist, a conceptualist, a green bans and anti-prison activist and a founder of the Artworkers Union. He has worked across, through, and beyond the arts sector -- with Christo & Jeanne-Claude, the trade union movement, the Australia Council, in political campaigning, publishing, policy development, art and heritage management, blogging, creative industry development and more. Although he occasionally exhibits he has always thought that galleries are just one small part of the range of tools available for the artist’s job of cultural innovation and adaptation. His latest project at ACCA is a collaboration that revisits a thwarted mid 70s project about sustainable farming and the definition of the artist.