Tag: Exhibition

Exhibition | Plotting the island: dreams, discovery and disaster

Plotting the island: dreams, discovery and disaster navigates both real and imaginary voyages, seeing the island of Australia as a pivotal destination. The Indigenous inhabitants had long established profound connectedness and history to this island, yet in the Western mind it was shrouded in mystery and imagined through art and literature. It was the lucrative spice trade and the opportunities for territorial expansion that brought Europeans to the Pacific and onto Australia, sometimes purposefully, other times by fateful accident. Their cartographic developments began to transform the world’s map. The era of exploration encompassed another age, that of the Enlightenment. This in turn gave rise to a great desire to collect; voyages were a course leading to the collection of scientific specimens from natural history and objects of culture. The subsequent and often disastrous shipwrecks, mutinies and encounters between Europeans and…

Exhibition and Public Programs | Her Place: Women in the West

Her Place WOmen in the West Exhibition image

Her Place: Women in the West honours the lives and contributions of women in Melbourne’s west. The second in a series of exhibitions presented by Her Place Women’s Museum, it celebrates the work, achievements and historical significance of women through moving image, photographs, biographical accounts and personal artefacts. The exhibition tells the stories of ten women from the western suburbs of Melbourne. These women have contributed to Australian society at both national and local levels through their work as artists and activists, writers and scientists, businesswomen, lawyers and community leaders. The group includes a former state premier and the AFL’s first female coach. The exhibition is accompanied by a program of public discussions, educational programs and workshops that explore current and topical issues affecting women of all ages today. PANEL DISCUSSION Everyday Documents and Australian Women’s History: Why Archives Matter Wednesday 15…

Exhibition | ART & HERBARIUM – Creative Ecological Investigations | Lab 14 Gallery

ARt and HErbarium invite picture

Invite to an art exhibition at Lab-14 This unique collaboration between artists and science investigates how the arts and sciences can enliven each other in unexpected ways. Through its form, practice and reflection /Art & Herbarium/ shows how modes of scientific knowledge and of creative practice continue to be intertwined in this most challenging of centuries. The /Art & Herbarium/ exhibition show works by the artists, who engaged with the Herbarium collection with imagination, sensitivity and intelligence. This exhibition is part of the forthcoming issue of Unlikely – Journal for Creative Arts http://unlikely.net.au. Website: https://www.carltonconnect.com.au/art-herbarium-creative-ecological-investigations/ Exhibition Dates: 2-16 March, 2017 Artists: Tom Bristow, Rosalind Hall, Elizabeth Hickey, Jessica Hood, Bonny Cassidy, Harry Nankin, Josh Wodak Opening Night: 2 March, 6pm Venue: Lab 14 Gallery, 700 Swanston St, Carlton, Vic 3053 Curator: Jan Hendrik Brueggemeier Project team: Tom Bistow & Danielle Wyatt

Exhibition | High Risk Dressing / Critical Fashion | RMIT Design Hub

  Exhibition Dates: Friday 17 February – Saturday 18 March Project Rooms 1 & 2, Level 2, RMIT Design Hub More information: http://designhub.rmit.edu.au/exhibitions-programs/high-risk-dressing-critical-fashion High Risk Dressing / Critical Fashion looks at the ideas and community coalescing within contemporary fashion practice today through the lens of the Fashion Design Council (FDC). The FDC (1983–1993) was a membership-based organisation established to support, promote and provoke avant-garde Australian fashion, founded by Robert Buckingham, Kate Durham and Robert Pearce. By using the FDC materials housed within the RMIT Design Archives as a leaping off point, the exhibition opens up and queries ideas promoted by the FDC while looking at the relevance of the Council to contemporary practice today. Rather than looking back with nostalgia at this rich period of fashion practice, Design Hub will be transformed into a ‘set’ for a month-long program of fashion provocations,…

MADA Master of Fine Art Graduate exhibition and Fine Art Postgraduate Symposium

MADA’s Master of Fine Art Graduate exhibition includes both emerging and established contemporary artists who have completed their Master’s of Fine Art. This is an opportunity for industry professionals, future students, educators and the general public to see our graduating students’ work. – Belle Bassin – Sophia Dacy-Cole – Melissa Deerson – Marnie Edmiston – Christopher L G Hill – Kym Maxwell – Rosina Prestia The Fine Art Postgraduate Symposium 2017 presents a day of papers by Monash graduate researchers working across art history and theory, curatorial and fine art practice. The papers span a broad spectrum of research and practice, but share an attention to some of the most vital and compelling aspects of contemporary life and culture. Schedule: Thursday 16 February Fine Art Postgraduate Symposium 2017 9.00am Welcome 9.15–10.15am Keynote: Agatha Gothe-Snape Session 1: Robert Vidas, An Examination of…

Exhibition | Open Spatial Workshop: Converging in Time | MUMA

Image: John Glew's clay pit near Hodgson Street, Brunswick in operation between 1849-1857. Image courtesy of Moreland City Library, Brunswick.

OPEN SPATIAL WORKSHOP: CONVERGING IN TIME Dates: 11 February – 8 April 2017 Opening function: Saturday 11 February, 3-5pm – With remarks by Professor Lynette Russell, Director, Faculty of Arts Monash Indigenous Studies Centre. Website: https://www.monash.edu/muma/exhibitions/exhibition-archive/2017/open-spatial-workshop In February 2017 MUMA I Monash University Museum of Art presents Open Spatial Workshop: Converging in time, the first major museum exhibition by Open Spatial Workshop (comprising artists Terri Bird, Bianca Hester and Scott Mitchell). The exhibition is part of MUMA’s much anticipated annual survey exhibition series that presents the practices of Australia’s most exciting and innovative mid-career artists. Converging in time continues OSW’s sculptural investigation into the forces of material formation. Drawing on earth sciences research and studies of the Anthropocene, this new exhibition explores the relationship between the mineral make-up of a site and the societies they produce and sustain. This approach is particularly…

Discussion | The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Join guest curator Julie Ewington for a special discussion on The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver and enjoy the unique opportunity of viewing, and learning about Oliver’s exquisite works in this much-awaited exhibition. The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver presents over 50 sculptures drawn from public and private Australian collections, from the mid-1980s to the artist’s final solo exhibition in 2006. It will reveal Oliver as the most significant sculptor of her generation. At a time when many artists were turning to installation, video and other ephemeral art forms, Oliver resolutely pursued making inventive and substantial works in metal, which became her signature material. Guest curator, Julie Ewington, describes Oliver as one of the most exciting and rewarding sculptors to work in Australia in the last decades of the twentieth century. Date: 2pm, 26th November 2016 Venue: TarraWarra Muesum of Art Bookings essential: $20 Adult, $15 Concession…

Exhibition | Chris Bond – Tormentor | LUMA

Exhibition Opening 6 – 8pm Wednesday 5 October 2016 Exhibition Dates: 5 October – 9 December 2016 Curated by Michael Brennan Fictional documentary material and sculptural works made in the body-mind of imagined Norwegian artist Tor Rasmussen (a temporary resident at Bond’s house in late 2014), are at once deceptive, self-deceptive, characterised and representational, and speak of discord and fracture. Tormentor charts Bond’s relationship with Rasmussen (also known as Kraken), determining the value of embodying and performing multiple invented artistic identities within a practice, encouraging imbalance and enabling unlikely action. This exhibition will be the last presented at La Trobe University Museum of Art in Glenn College on La Trobe University’s Bundoora Campus. In 2017, the La Trobe Art Institute will deliver an exhibition program focused in Bendigo. LUMA | La Trobe University Museum of Art, La Trobe University Mon – Fri…

Exhibition | EREWHON | Margaret Lawrence Gallery VCA

Exhibition Dates: 1st September 2016 – 1st October 2016 Brook Andrew, Mikala Dwyer & Justene Williams, Tony Garifalakis, Claire Lambe, Clare Milledge Curated by Vikki McInnes Erewhon is the (almost) return of Neverwhere, an exhibition that travelled to Istanbul last year, commissioned by Asialink as part of the ‘Australia in Turkey’ cultural festival. Neverwhere presented the work of eight contemporary Australian artists to disturb distinctions between our real and imagined selves, and between the authentic and the proposed. Narratives were informed by external – and often mysterious – forces, both seen and unseen; the exhibition shifted registers between sincerity and satire although its propensity was to shadowy psychological turns. And it is farther in this direction – towards the darker, more charged imaginings – that the work in Erewhon leads. More correctly, of course, Erewhon is the (not quite syntactically…

Exhibition | The Jesus Trolley | City Gallery

The Jesus Trolley | 30 years of Desmond Hynes pushing art and Jesus on the streets of Melbourne curated by Joanna Bosse Melbourne has been a stomping ground for street preachers for more than a century. In recent decades, Desmond Hynes has been the Nº. 1 evangelist, proselytising through both the oral and written word. The lately ‘retired’ Hynes combines the visual power of art and advertising on hand-painted signs and shopping trolleys covered in Jesus slogans. Unrefined and yet savvy, his unique hand-lettering is urgent and compelling, transcending the religious content of his god-fearing message. Opening Night: Thursday 8th September at 6:00pm with guest speaker Red Symons Venue: City Gallery, Melbourne Town Hall

Exhibition | We Who Love: The Nolan Slates | Heide Museum of Modern Art

Sidney Nolan (Lovers and flowers) January 1942 25.5 x 50.8 cm Collection of The University of Queensland Purhcased with the assistance of the Alumni Association and the Peter Stuyvesant Cultural Foundation 1997 © The University of Queensland

About the Exhibition We who love: The Nolan slates is a window into the world of renowned Australian painter Sidney Nolan (1917–1992), reflecting a time of artistic experimentation and personal upheaval. From December 1941 to June 1942, Nolan made around 32 paintings on roofing slates. They reveal his distinctive preference for non-art materials, his avant-garde aspirations and his literary interests. Through the paintings, Nolan recorded the end of his marriage, new relationships with patrons John and Sunday Reed, and fears arising from the war in the Pacific. Concerned that there might not be ‘many more tomorrows’, Nolan painted the slates as a remarkable, even desperate, avowal of emotional and creative freedom. Nolan’s deeply personal paintings on slate have been exhibited as a group just twice since 1943. We who love presents the most comprehensive display of the series ever assembled.…

Exhibitions | Paul Handley – Unfolding/Folding – Katie Ryan | Kings ARI

Image Credit: Sabella D’Souza, ~my motherland is a mouthful~, 2016, video, 5:24 minutes. Courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition Dates: 3rd – 24th September 2016 Opening Friday 2nd September, 6-8pm Paul Handley Liberte Multidisciplinary artist Paul Handley presents his new project Liberte, an installation of photographic images from Greece, with his Portable Protest Pod (a text based banner from the streets of Athens). Liberte explores the discourse around democracy and geographic placement while expanding on Handley’s ongoing site-specific work Meeting Points for Democracy – a text based narrative that provides a platform to connect individuals who do not typically identify themselves as protesters and those that would otherwise have no social or economic voice. Paul Handley is a New Zealand born Melbourne-based multidisciplinary artist who exhibits regularly both nationally & internationally. Recent projects and exhibitions include the National Contemporary Art Award; Waikato Museum 2013-16, New Zealand; Festival Internacional de Arte Camuflado 2015, Cuenca Spain, MPFD Syntagma Square, Athens; Global Project…

Exhibition | Louis Kahan: Art, Theatre and Fashion | Town Hall Gallery

Louis Kahan Still Life on Palette II, 1994 Oil on canvas on marine ply 70.5 x 91.5 cm © Courtesy of Louis Kahan/Licensed by Viscopy 2016.

A new exhibition opens this weekend at the Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn. This exhibition explores the work of Australian-based artist Louis Kahan. Kahan is well known for his work as a portrait artist and painter, however, this exhibition will focus on his work as a fashion illustrator and theatre designer. The exhibition tells the little-known story of his work with the great fashion houses and celebrities in early twentieth-century Europe. The exhibition has been curated by Laura Jocic, (previously a curator in the department of Australian Fashion and Textiles at the NGV) with assistance from Kahan’s family, who are now based in the City of Boroondara. Jocic describes the exhibition as ‘ a showcase of an exciting artist who moved seamlessly across theatre, dress and illustration. It’s been a personal highlight to work closely with the Kahan family to showcase the multimedia nature…

Exhibitions | CCP Declares: On the Social Contract – Gordon Bennett: Moving Images, Part One | CCP

Exhibition Dates: 27th May 2016 to 10th July 2016. Opening: 26th May 6-8pm. GALLERY 1 | CCP DECLARES: ON THE SOCIAL CONTRACT Artists: Mohini Chandra, Miriam Charlie, Cherine Fahd, Katrin Koenning, Pilar Mata Dupont, Tom Nicholson and Elvis Richardson Curated by Pippa Milne CCP Declares: On the Social Contract draws together emerging and mid-career artists working at the forefront of Australian photography and video in its expanded field. The subtitle to this second iteration of CCP Declares acknowledges that these works examine or extend the idea of social contract theory; the idea that moral and political obligations and rights are bound upon an intrinsic agreement amongst the various constituents of a society. GALLERY 4 | GORDON BENNETT AND JOHN CITIZEN – GORDON BENNETT: MOVING IMAGES, PART ONE Curated by Helen Hughes and Chiara Scafidi This two-part exhibition explores the role of moving-image…

Exhibition and Forum | 1969 The Black Box of Conceptual Art

1969 The Black Box of Conceptual Art Ian Burn, Roger Cutforth and Mel Ramsden. Curated by Ann Stephen. Opening Celebration: Thur 7 April, 5.30–7.30 PM There will be a lunchtime forum at the VCA on Thursday 7th April 12:30pm – 1:30pm where Ann Stephens with Raaf Ishak and guests will discuss the exhibition ‘1969: The Black Box of Conceptual Art’. The forum will be held in VCA’s Art Auditorium (more info here). Exhibition Dates: 8 April to 7 May 2016 1969 The Black Box of Conceptual Art reconstructs the first Conceptual art exhibition staged in Australia, held at Pinacotheca gallery in 1969, with work sent from New York by Ian Burn, Roger Cutforth and Mel Ramsden. The exhibition is accompanied by some video, journals, and other works made at the time to reveal both the broader context for the work, and how influential it became…