Death by Criticism

An Arts Today Radio National ABC Hypothetical

presented by Louise Adler

with a panel of distinguished guests including:

  • Bruce James (Editor, Photofile)
  • Stuart Pervis (Director, Australian Galleries)
  • Shane Castleman (Executive Producer, Today Tonight)
  • Xenia Hanusak (Critic, Herald-Sun)
  • Simon Wilson (arts lawyer)

Chocolate sculptor Ernie Bull takes a negative review to heart. Can a critic be charged with manslaughter? Follow the career of art critic Charles Morton as he navigates through anti-intellectualism, political incorrectness, suicide, sacrilege, manslaughter charges and the formidable Chocolate Appreciation Society.

Date: Monday 4th May, 3pm
Place: Plaza Conference Centre
Arts Building, cnr Swanston & Gratton Street (Opp. Royal Women's Hospital)
School of Studies in Creative Arts
Victorian College of the Arts (Parkville campus)

To be followed by the launch of the new Graduate Diploma of Arts Criticism by Morag Fraser

The hypothetical will be broadcast on the following Tuesday 5th May, 10am.

Inquiries: Kevin Murray