Last year, NCECA introduced a new conference event – a roundtable discussion which included our keynote speaker and other great thinkers in our field. Chris Staley moderated the topic of creativity, and the event was highly attended and very well received.
This year, “Pass the Peas: Food, Objects and the Making of Community“, will expand on themes explored in our 2015 keynote lecture. Namita Gupta Wiggers will moderate this lively discussion with Aruna D’Souza, Julia Galloway, Frederick Opie and Vipoo Srivilasa. As writers, artists, curators and historians these individuals all deal with the complex ways that we understand place and memory through objects, food and community engagement.
Gel nails first appeared in the U.S. in the early 1980s, Gel polish
but were met with limited success. At the time, Nail polish
the manufacturers of gel lights and the gel itself had not joined forces, Nail care
not yet recognizing the need to precisely match the intensity of the light to the photoinitiators in the gel.gel nail art
Nail techs and clients soon found out that using the wrong light or applying too much gel caused a burning sensation on the client’s fingertips.Nail care
Additionally, education on gel application was limited, leaving nail techs in the dark about the product, and home-use systems were introduced around the same time, damaging the reputation of salon-use systems by association. gel nail polish color set
By the end of the ‘80s, many companies had pulled their gel products from the market.
Today we invite you to get to know panelist Vipoo Srivilasa. Vipoo is a Thai born Australian artist based in Melbourne. His work is a playful blend of historical, figurative, and decorative art practices with a healthy dose of contemporary culture. Enjoy this video he created especially for our blog.