Tag: Artist Talk

NGV Triennnial | Opening Weekend – Candice Breitz, Humberto Campana, Joris Laarman, Formafantasma

CANDICE BREITZ IN CONVERSATION | SUN 17 DEC, 6.30PM–7.30PM $20 M / $25 A / $22.50 C https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/candice-breitz-in-conversation/ International artist Candice Breitz, discusses her multiscreen video installation Love Story, 2016, a work that focusses on the current, worldwide refugee crisis, in conversation with director and producer Ivan O’Mahoney. Doors open at 6pm with drinks available for purchase. Candice Breitz is internationally recognised as a leading contemporary photographic and video artist. Her latest video installation Love story, 2016, considers the global scale of the refugee crisis. The work reflects on how celebrities are often treated by the media as more newsworthy than people facing real-world adversity. The film is based on interviews conducted with six people who have fled their countries as a result of a range of oppressive conditions: Sarah Mardini, who escaped war-torn Syria; José Maria João, a former…

Contemporary Pacific Art and Community Day | NGV International

Lisa Reihana Māori people born 1964 in Pursuit of Venus 2015 (still); (detail) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased NGV Foundation, 2015 © Lisa Reihana

A celebration of Melbourne’s vibrant Pacific community, contemporary culture and art Please join us at 11am for a traditional welcome and blessing ceremony, followed by morning tea and harmonies by the Pasefika Vitoria Choir, formed especially for this event. This day of celebrations marks the opening of the exhibitions Siu i Moana: Reaching Across the Ocean, Greg Semu: The Raft of the Tagata Pasifika (People of the Pacific), Lisa Reihana: in Pursuit of Venus and the NGV Collection display, Art of the Pacific. Program highlights include a contemporary performance by Tongan artist Ruha Fifita, collaborator with Robin White on the ngatu exhibition, Siu i Moana: Reaching Across the Ocean. Hear from exhibiting artists Greg Semu, Lisa Reihana, Robin White, Ruha Fifita and visiting international lei makers. A drop by workshop will introduce NGV visitors to bilum weaving techniques, conducted by…

Free lunchtime public lecture | Janet Burchill & Jennifer McCamley | Holmesglen

Holmesglen acquired Burchill and McCamley’s X Shield in 2013. Part of a series completed after the artists first encountered the Papua New Guinea shields held in the Oceania Collection at the National Gallery of Victoria, X Shield was included in the Heide exhibition, Future Primitive in the same year. The artists have been working both individually and collaboratively since the mid-1980s. Their practice embraces a wide variety of media including photography, film, drawing, sculpture and painting. Throughout their combined career, Burchill and McCamley have critically engaged with the history and forms of modernist art and its relationship to everyday life, as reconsidered through feminist, psychoanalytic, filmic and spatial discourses. Collaboration has been an important aspect of their practice. The artists will discuss the trajectory of their work over the last 20 years, and their most recent collaborative exhibitions: Imaginary Accord, 2015 at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane: The Lakes Project, 2015,…

Artist Talk | Lee Mingwei | NGV International

Photo of Lee Mingwei

Born in Taiwan and currently living in Paris, Lee Mingwei creates participatory installations that explore trust, intimacy, and self-awareness. His open-ended scenarios and one-on-one interactive works invite audiences to play a role and use everyday interactions, like eating, sleeping and walking in powerful ways. In a lunchtime lecture, Lee Mingwei shares insights into his work. The talk will be followed by a Q&A with Simon Maidment, Curator, Contemporary Art. Lee Mingwei | Born in Taiwan in 1964 and currently living in Paris, Lee Mingwei creates participatory installations, where strangers can explore issues of trust, intimacy, and self-awareness, and one-on-one events, where visitors contemplate these issues with the artist through eating, sleeping, walking and conversation. Lee’s projects are often open-ended scenarios for everyday interaction, and take on different forms with the involvement of participants and change during the course of an exhibition.…

Artist Talk | Julie Rrap – Remaking the World | Ian Potter Museum of Art

Julie Rrap will talk about her new exhibition Remaking the World. this Friday 31st July, 1 – 1.30pm, at The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne. All welcome. Free talk. About the Exhibition Julie Rrap has been working across painting, photography, sculpture and video since the 1970s. Her art often focuses on the naked human form and examines the ways in which the human body is perceived and represented in the history of Western art. Her work uses humour and a sense of irony to encourage the viewer’s to engage with themes such as gender, fetish, sexuality and death. Julie Rrap: Remaking the World at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, examines the creative process and the notion of the artist as genius. In the exhibition Rrap has used the architecture of the museum to…

Talk | Stein Rønning | CCP Australia

Resituating time, lost time re-embedded, or how Chronos eats his stone Since Bernd and Hilla Becher, fine art photography has been practiced with great fervour. It has been disseminated and analysed, and as an art form, it has become an auto-critical practice. It’s even started to find its own way of dying as its very mode of existence, in much the same way as painting has for quite some time. Modern photography appeared as a potential artistic medium (plate photography in the 1820s) much at the same time as a modern systemic concept of art is settled (Hegel’s lectures on aesthetics delivered between 1818—29 and the famous notion that art is something of the past). Now with photography’s referent being diffused, its indexical capacity blurred, and its re-materialization through digitization, the very material condition of the medium has changed. It…

Conversation | Matthew Harding and Sonia Payes | McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery

McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery will host a conversation between the winners of the two McClelland Sculpture awards. The conversation will be held outdoors at the McClelland Survey Sculpture Trail. Date: Thursday 26 March, 11am-12pm. Venue:  McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin. Entry free, bookings essential, 9789 1671. Matthew Harding is the recipient of the McClelland Award 2014, an acquisitive award valued at $100,000, for his work Void. The McClelland Award 2014 was judged by Dr Liz Kreijn, Assistant Director, Collection and Presentation of the Kröller-Müller Museum in the Netherlands. Sonia Payes is the recipient of the McClelland Achievement Prize (MAP) for her work Re:Generation. Valued at $30,000 (non-acquisitive) MAP includes a solo exhibition of the artist’s work at McClelland during the time of the subsequent McClelland Sculpture Survey in 2016. The McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award is the most important biennial outdoor sculpture Award in Australia. It was…

Free Lunchtime Lecture at Homlesglen | Noël Skrzypczak

Noël Skrzypczak (pronounced Scrip-jack) is a Melbourne artist whose work has consistently addressed the materiality of painting and surface. Her wall paintings, a major one of which was commissioned for the lobby of the Melbourne Crown Metropole Hotel, recall the expressive spontaneity of surrealism and the pour and drip of action painting. The Holmesglen Collection includes three early works by the artist – these are currently installed in the Information Commons, Moorabbin campus. Noël is represented in significant public and private collections throughout Australia and will be speaking at the Chadstone campus in a free lunchtime lecture. Please join us for what promises to be an inspiring discussion. Date: 12.30 – 1.30pm, Thursday 21 August 2014 Venue: Holmesglen, Room C.1.1.33, Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Melways ref: 69F1 Bookings are essential Please contact Anna Long E: artcollection@holmesglen.edu.au T: 9209 5605

Artist Talk | Standing Stone – Catherine Evans | BLINDSIDE Gallery

STANDING STONE: An exhibition of new artwork by Catherine Evans at BLINDSIDE Gallery Artist talk, Saturday 10th of May at 2.30pm. Venue: BLINDSIDE, Level 7, Room 14, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Exhibition Dates: 30th  April – 17th May 2014 | Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6pm Standing Stone is an exhibition of photographs and sculpture that transposes the marks on our own bodies into a large-scale map using basalt boulders, sticky tape and the raw materials of photography, such as unprocessed photographic paper exposed to ambient light. In this exhibition the artist has created a large-scale constellation where precariously suspended volcanic rocks collected from the Western Victorian Volcanic Plains mark the positions of moles on the artist’s own back. With reference to the Indigenous stone arrangement, Wurdi Youang, that is situated on these plains, Standing Stone encompasses both the geographic and the…

Artist Talk | William Mackinnon | Holmesglen

Art Talks Free Lunchtime Lecture William Mackinnon William Mackinnon is a Melbourne artist who graduated with a Master of Visual Arts at the VCA in 2008. As the recipient of the prestigious Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship in 2008, the artist used the two year bursary to travel through the Kimberley; working for Papunya Tula Artists as a Field Officer serving the Kintore (NT) and Kwikurra (WA) communities and as artist in residence at Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing. Mackinnon has presented an uncompromising version of indigenous community life – one that finds human strength and dignity amongst a bleak landscape where two cultures collide. The artist will talk about his experiences as a Field Officer, how they are manifest in his work and about his life back in Melbourne as a practising artist. Date: 12 noon – 1pm, Wednesday 7 May…

Artist Talks at BLINDSIDE Gallery | Kieran Stewart and Todd Johnson

Artist talks on the current exhibition at Blindside. Saturday 22 March 2.30pm A HIGHLY INADVISABLE UNDERTAKING | KIERAN STEWART A highly unadvisable undertaking, is a handmade parachute apparatus built by filling in the gaps and constructing through a process of guesswork and sheer intuition. A garage built stand-in that may do the job but could kill the user in the same stroke. EVIDENCE | TODD JOHNSON This multi-media installation aestheticizes moments of extremity, intensity, and disorder that might emerge from life on the periphery. Defaced signage, fractured objects and enigmatic remnants of public/private disasters scattered from the untimely and terrorizing underworld of encounters. ‘Evidence’ is a psychologically charged site; a scene showing the aftermath of a poetic and rebellious act inferred through a sequence gestural tears and materialist interventions. Date: March 22nd, 2:30pm Venue: BLINDSIDE Gallery, Level 7, Room 14, Nicholas…

Artist Talk | Viv Miller at Holmesglen

Viv Miller Free lunch time lecture The Holmesglen Collection of Contemporary Art includes Viv Miller’s striking painting, Sunbeams and Rocks, 2011. When the artist started making work for the exhibition that included this painting, she acknowledged that the sun was a big subject (metaphorically and literally) to take on. “I was drawn to it because it seemed impossible to create pictures of it. It’s an omnipresent force that you can’t even look at. The most you can do is sneak a glance and feel its assault”. Subsequently, the sun has become a central motif in Miller’s iconography. The artist draws on a range of source material for her work including romanticism, computer graphics, geometric abstraction, graphic art, illustration and animation. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections and she has exhibited throughout Australia and internationally. Viv will…

Artist Talk | Pamela Irving at Holmesglen

Art Talks: Free Lunchtime Lecture Pamela Irving Pamela Irving is a prominent Australian artist who specializes in bronze, ceramic and mosaic sculptures as well as printmaking and copper etchings. Pamela’s exuberant work is held in public and private collections throughout the world. Part of her most recent mosaic commission was unveiled last year at the Luna Palace building to commemorate Luna Park’s 100th birthday. Join Pamela for a fascinating discussion of her life and work as an artist. Date: Wednesday 8 May 2013 12.00–1.00pm Venue: Holmesglen, Room C1.1.33 at Chadstone campus, Batesford Rd, Chadstone. Melways ref: 69 F1 Bookings are essential, please contact Anna Long Email: artcollection@holmesglen.edu.au Phone: 03 9209 5605 Website http://www.holmesglen.edu.au/showcase/events/art_talks_pamela_irving