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Triennial Voices

Sun 11 Mar, 2pm–3pm
Triennial Bar and Lounge
Level 3

Free entry

Voices is a digital editorial project presented as part of NGV Triennial. The name of the project refers to the billions of voices that make up our global community. To explore the five Triennial themes of time, virtual, change, movement and body, the NGV asked people working in the fields of medicine, literature, creative arts and critical theory to respond to the themes through new projects.

Hear some of these cultural commentators share how ideas in the Triennial manifest in the real world.


Simon Maidment is Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the NGV, and one of the curators of NGV Triennial. He is currently undertaking a PhD at the Centre for Ideas, Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne. His research uses curatorial practice as a method to investigate art’s potential to influence social and political change.


Justin Clemens is an Associate Professor at the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. He gained his PhD from the University of Melbourne. He has published extensively on psychoanalysis, contemporary European philosophy, and contemporary Australian art and literature. In addition to his scholarly work, he is well-known nationally as a commentator on Australian art and literature, and his essays and reviews have appeared in papers from the likes of The Age and The Australian.

Peter Vee Sin Lee is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Melbourne. Peter Lee obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Strathclyde, UK. He was a Research Fellow with the Biomaterials Group at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore from 1998–2001. Peter Lee joined the University of Melbourne as a Senior Lecturer in 2008.

Jane Davidson is a Professor of Creative and Performing Arts in the faculty of Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne. She began her academic career as a lecturer in music at City University, London. Jane Davidson has published extensively in the disciplines of music psychology and education and now works in history of emotions, as well as reflective practice research. As a practitioner she has worked as an opera singer and music theatre director.