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Visiting artist Robert Walton (Melbourne, Australia) will present an evening workshop and talk at the end of his Hyde Park Art Center residency responding to Goat Island’s 1991 performance Can’t Take Johnny to the Funeral. Robert will present material from his new work-in-progress performance exploring the themes that preoccupied Goat Island 30 years ago: bliss and terror, destruction of innocence and redemption. Robert’s new performance will premiere as part of goat island archive – we have discovered the performance by making it at Chicago Cultural Center in April 2019.

About the Artist

Robert Walton is a conceptual, media and performance artist. He is an Australian immigrant from the United Kingdom, born in England but of Welsh, Scottish and Manx ancestry living and working on land of the Boonwurung and Wurundjeri people of the Eastern Kulin Nation. Over the last two decades, he has directed the creation of over 30 original works spanning theatre, installation, new writing, novel technologies and media art. His work has toured in the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.

See more of Robert’s work at http://robertwalton.net/about

About Hyde Park Art Center

Founded in 1939, the Hyde Park Art Center is at once a contemporary art exhibition space, learning lab, community resource, and social hub for artists and art-curious alike. The Art Center presents innovative exhibitions of new work by primarily Chicago-based artists; education programs for children and adults, novice through professional; and, free public programming for a diverse and creative audience.

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