Tag: Exhibitions

Exhibition | TarraWarra International: All that is solid…

Cao Fei Rumba II: Nomad (video still) 2015 video installation, 14:16 min Sound by Artist Dickson Dee Courtesy the artist and Vitamin Creative Space

TarraWarra International: All that is solid… 2 September – 12 November Curator: Victoria Lynn All that is solid… is the third exhibition in the TarraWarra International series, designed to showcase leading contemporary art practice in a global context. The Australian and international artists in this exhibition depict precarious histories, and their art offers imaginative responses. Many of them use the format of the archival fragment as a starting point for their work – a photograph or video from days gone by. Others depict the current social changes, turbulent conflicts, and altered political landscapes with a new imaginative filter. The artists in this year’s TarraWarra International are Didem Erk (Turkey); Cao Fei (China); Tom Nicholson (Australia); Patrick Pound (Australia); and Cyrus Tang (Australia). More information on the TarraWarra website: www.twma.com.au/exhibition/tarrawarra-international-all-that-is-solid/  

Exhibition | dot, dot, dot […] | : SCA Galleries

Bronwyn Bancroft, Falling Through Time (Riverstone series), 2012. Courtesy of the artist.

The Papunya dot is a powerful symbol of social and cultural identity in Aboriginal art and culture. In a new exhibition at Sydney College of the Arts, a group of artists harness the power that the dot holds for Aboriginal people, as a starting point to explore their own beliefs and ideas that drive them as artists in Australian society. The exhibition titled dot, dot, dot […] is curated by the University of Sydney’s SCA Lecturer, Wingara Mura Fellow and Dharug artist Janelle Evans. It follows an exhibition in Paris in 2012 – Beyond the Papunya Dot curated by Geraldine Le Roux – that exposed the diverse and complex nature of contemporary Indigenous art through the work of nine artists including Janelle Evans. In contrast to the Paris show, dot, dot, dot […], which is a collaborative project of Janelle…

Exhibition | No Turning Back: Artworks from The Torch | Deakin University ‘Pop Up’ Gallery

An exhibition staged by  Deakin University Art Gallery in partnership with community arts organisation The Torch to showcase artworks by Indigenous artists in its latest pop-up exhibition at Deakin’s Downtown site. Open until Friday 14 July, the exhibition “No Turning Back: Artworks from The Torch” features works by 11 Indigenous artists who participated in The Torch’s Indigenous Arts in Prison and Community program. The program supports current and former Indigenous offenders in Victoria by focusing on cultural strengthening and artistic expression in the rehabilitation process. Manager of the Deakin University Art Gallery, Leanne Willis, said the Deakin University Art Gallery was proud to support The Torch’s Indigenous Arts in Prison and Community program. No Turning Back is a testament to the success of The Torch’s cultural and arts vocational support for Indigenous offenders and ex-offenders. The exhibition provides participants with…

Exhibition | Sitelines – Natatsha Johns-Messenger | Heide Museum of Modern Art

Sitelines presents new installations, photographs and light-works by Natasha Johns-Messenger, an artist from Melbourne now based in New York, whose art explores the gap between knowledge and perception. A starting point for her work came from her discovering that the stars we see in the night sky may no longer exist. She tries to replicate this sense of wonder by creating spatial and viewing experiences that make us question what is real and what is not. Johns-Messenger achieves this by blurring the divisions between her work and the exhibition site itself. Her works extend the architectural features of the Heide galleries, and emphasise the existing relationship between the museum’s indoor and outdoor spaces. Several installations use mirrors in a disorienting way that expands our awareness of where we are – we need to pay close attention to our surroundings rather than…

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions at No Vacancy

Current and upcoming exhibitions at No Vacancy Gallery. Rituals of Belonging (HRAFF) Artists: Amona Hassab, Suzana Jacmenović, Minela Krupić, Alesh Macak, Linda Studena, Nela Trifković, and Elmedin Žunić Location: No Vacancy Gallery, Project Space: Tenancy 32, The Atrium, Federation Square, Federation Dr, Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Exhibition Dates: Tuesday 10 May to Sunday 15 May Rituals of Belonging showcases an immersive visual, sound and performance experience from Australian contemporary artists and refugee perspectives. This exhibition explores and unravels memories of culture abandoned and reformed within an Australian context. Against the backdrop of current global refugee migrations, this exhibition looks at issue of dislocation nostalgia and home. The artists encourage the audience to question whether Australian xenophobia is sustainable and what the necessary foundations for tolerance, hope and human values are. Rituals of Belonging is presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership…

New Exhibitions at Gertrude Contemporary | Ua numi le fau and Andrea Simmons

Ua numi le fau Exhibition dates: 6 May – 25 June 2016 Curated by: Léuli Eshraghi Artists: Yuki Kihara, Carlos Motta, Frédéric Nauczyciel, Mandy Nicholson, Dale Harding, Atong Atem, Megan Cope and Robbie Thorpe. Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to present, Ua numi le fau, an exhibition developed through Next Wave’s Emerging Curators Program with Gertrude Contemporary for Next Wave Festival 2016. The exhibition title, Ua numi le fau, is a Sāmoan expression, literally translating to ‘the string tying the lupe pigeon (prized in Sāmoa) is entangled’ yet metaphorically meaning ‘the affair is complicated and difficult’. Ua numi le fau considers bodies and kinships through sexuality, spirituality and ecology. Articulated in multiple local and migrant languages and mediums this exhibition reflects on the heritage and practice of Aboriginal civil rights, the union movement and queer rights from Wurundjeri territory of Fitzroy, Collingwood and Abbotsford out into the wider world.…

Exhibitions | Janina Green, Pushing the Sky | Horsham Regional Art Gallery

New exhibitions opening this weekend at Horsham Regional Art Gallery. Both exhibitions run from 6th May until 10th July 2016. Dark Matters: Selected Photographs by Janina Green Photography is always present. One picks up a camera and takes it on their rounds, at times hauling it to unexpected spots—under a waterfall—or setting up scenes for it with models who are close at hand—a daughter, a neighbour. And one way or another, photography seeps into aspects of domesticity, motherhood, reading, teaching high school art, exploring local landscape, all the while reflecting these elements back through a knowing lens. Seeping into such work are also darker observations of sexual politics, theory and psychology. Curated by Naomi Cass & Pippa Milne, from the Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne. Pushing the Sky Aaron Carter, Belinda Eckermann, James Guerts, Gail Harradine, Dave Jones, Alana &…

Exhibition | If People Powered Radio: 40 Years of 3CR | Gertrude Contemporary

Old photo of 3CR billboard.

If People Powered Radio: 40 Years of 3CR is a collaboration between Fitzroy’s oldest community radio station, 3CR and one of Fitzroy’s oldest galleries and studio complexes, Gertrude Contemporary. Celebrating 40 years of 3CR, the exhibition will explore the station’s history of radical broadcasting and how it has thrived in its endeavour to foreground the often unheard voices of Aboriginal people, women, workers, ethnic and GLBTIQ communities, differently abled people, environmentalists, artists and musicians. The exhibition will present a combination of recordings, technological hardware, and photographic, written and graphic documents from the station’s vast historical archive.

Exhibitions | Lucina Lane – Yona Lee – Economy – Sofi Basseghi | West Space

New exhibitions opening tonight (Thursday 17th) at West Space. Exhibition Dates 18th March – 16th April 2016. loosen the earth Lucina Lane Working within the expanded concept of painting and its material structure, Lucina Lane’s new body of work beckons the audience to experience the painting as an object, putting pressure on the frame of the work and its edges. Employing both slight and unruly painterly gestures upon unstretched canvas, Lane teases out how a painting can behave when it is no longer beholden to the pictorial frame. Artist bio here: http://westspace.org.au/event/loosen-the-earth/   Line on display | Yona Lee Using the architectural features of the Front Space gallery as a guide, Yona Lee’s new installation Line on display responds to the spatial dynamics of this particular gallery. Often seen as a transient space, Lee connects this experience with that of the psychological journey one takes when walking…

Exhibitions | SOFT REALITY, Siying Zhou, Shaun-Joel Liew| Kings ARI

Soft Reality Poster

Exhibition Dates: February 6th – 27th 2016 SOFT REALITY Performance and Choreography: Chloe Chignell Dancers: Amanda Betlehem, Ellen Davies, Alice Heyward, Louella May Hogan, Ben Hurley, Rebecca Jensen, Leah Landau, Chad McLachlan, Megan Payne, Jacqueline Trapp and Timothy Walsh. SOFT REALITY is a performance landscape of vague images and porous bodies. It looks toward multiplicity and simulation as modes of producing relationships. Construction and habitation are two actions that lead the performance work, building environments, identities and things – a network of weak gestures, connecting and forming. In Soft Reality time does not pass instead it rushes ahead, leaving us only with a network, spaces to move across and points of relation. Chloe Chignall is a dance artist based in Melbourne. She has recently been commissioned by the Keir Choreographic Award to present a new short work in 2016. In 2015…

Exhibitons | James Tylor – Christopher Day – Janina Green – Caroline Garcia – Kate Mitchell | CCP

Image: James Tylor Aotearoa my Hawaiki #6 2015, courtesy the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne; GAG Projects, Adelaide; and Stills Gallery, Sydney.

CCP reopens this week for 2016 with exhibitions in four galleries and a new installation in the night projection window Exhibition Dates: Exhibitions 5 February–24 March. Opening Thursday 4 February 6–8pm Free Artist and Curator Floor Talks: Saturday 6 February 2016, 12pm James Tylor, Christopher Day, Janina Green, Naomi Cass, Pippa Milne and Caroline Garcia. This is a great opportunity to hear the artists talk about their work first hand, ask questions and find out more about their practice. GALLERY ONE James Tylor | Aotearoa my Hawaiki Aotearoa, my Hawaiki explores the Polynesian Māori concept of Hawaiki. Hawaiki is the ancestral homeland and/or island where Māori people came from before migrating to Aotearoa (New Zealand). For New Zealand Māori people the actually physical place of Hawaiki is ‘Avaiki Nui’ (The Cook Islands). As an Australian of Maori descent I have always had an…

News | Horsham Regional Art Gallery to re-open after redevelopment

Images from Horsham Regional Art Gallery's collection

The redeveloped Horsham Regional Art Gallery will reopen this weekend, as part of the new visual and performing arts hub located at the Horsham Town Hall. A $20 million construction project was undertaken in 2014 to create a new arts and performance hub for Horsham, co-locating the city’s visual and performing arts venues. The official opening of the Horsham Town Hall will take place in mid-February, the new Horsham Regional Art Gallery will open on Saturday 30 January. The special retrospective exhibition Smiling when I wake will celebrate the best of the gallery’s photography collection. It includes work from Australian artists Tracey Moffatt, Max Dupain and Carol Jerrems. At the same time the gallery will open an exhibition of works by local artist Mack Jost and a collection showcasing artistic visions of the Wimmera Mallee region called The pulse of…

Exhibition | Jacqui Stockdale – Drawing the Labyrinth | Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

A new exhibition opening at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery next week. Exhibition Dates: 27 January – 28 February 2016 Jacqui Stockdale’s Drawing the Labyrinth comprises more than one hundred metres of drawings presented in a fold- out concertina sketchbook set out on tables and configured in the form of a labyrinth. This continuous length of drawings reflects the artists’ intimate journey over a twelve month period, variously depicting moments spent travelling across Europe, incorporating a diverse array of portraits such as friends, family members, self-portraits, anonymous people on trains, teenagers in their classrooms, a live band on stage, even a woman giving birth. Making these sketches Stockdale seeks a direct connection with her subject, often drawing people she has spontaneously approached and invited to sit for her. Her mark making is a free and fluid process – embracing chance…

News | Whistler’s Portrait of the artist’s mother to visit the NGV in 2016

The National Gallery of Victoria has announced that James McNeill Whistler’s portrait of his mother, called “Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 1.” 1871, will be the focus of an exhibition at the NGV in 2016. The exhibition, Whistler’s Mother, will focus on this important painting by Whistler, which in 1891 became the first work by an American artist to be bought by the French State (it now resides in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris). The painting was not well received when it was first exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art in London, but went on to become one of the most popular of its day, though Whistler was often frustrated by the sentimental responses to it. The painting is evocatively described in a recent article by Peter Schjeldahl in the New Yorker where he writes: The painting represents the peak of Whistler’s radical method of modulating tones of single colors. The paint…

Exhibition | My learned object: collections and curiosities | Ian Potter Museum of Art

Saturday 5 Dec 2015 to Sunday 28 Feb 2016. Guest curator: Dr David Sequeira. My learned object: collections & curiosities draws its content from over 25 of the University of Melbourne’s cultural collections. Rich and varied, the cultural collections form an integral part of the workings of the University.  Primary documents—decorative arts, botanical specimens, zoological specimens, paintings, models, furniture, bones, photographs, books, scientific equipment, ephemera (the list goes on… ) from across all university collections can be largely divided into three main categories, namely the arts, the sciences and the archives. There is considerable overlap amongst these areas andMy learned object is a rare opportunity to explore the possibilities of these intersections. The exhibition’s four main themes—people and personalities, same but different, chromatic variation and mapping Melbourne—connect objects from diverse collections to create unique resonances, removing items from the specificity of…