Artist talk: Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro

A conversation with artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro.

Join Australian artist duo Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro for a discussion on their work, artistic processes and creative influences. In conversation with Council’s Curator Cassandra Hard Lawrie, these internationally renowned artists will explore their artistic collaboration and the ideas that sparked the creation of their body of work, Persistence of Vision; The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters.

Bookings essential.

The talk will take place in Meeting Room 4 at Chatswood Library.

If for any reason you cannot attend the event after registration, please contact us to cancel your tickets ASAP so that we can fill your place.

Image: Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro. Photo: Osamu Nakamura

This event is part of the Council curated exhibition Persistence of Vision; The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters and Chatswood Culture Bites.

Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro are represented by N.Smith Gallery, Sydney.

About the artists

Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro use their artistic practice as a tool to help locate themselves within the systems employed by our contemporary society. The pair believe that the central motif of our age is the tension created between the Primacy of the Individual and the Social Contract that is subscribed to through our complex, global inter-dependancy with our fellow human beings. The formal and informal systems that our collective society utilises both supports and constricts the individuals that comprise the organisation.

The artistic collaboration reconfigures and juxtaposes elements of the biological, the historic, the cultural and the astronomical to create artworks that help decipher who we are and what we have gained and forfeited in order to realise our present existence.

Their work has been included in numerous exhibitions in Australia, Belgium, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, Taiwan, the UK and the USA.


  • Saturday, 19 August 2023 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Meeting Room 4

Chatswood Library, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, 2067, View Map

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