Tag: Margaret Lawrence Gallery

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 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…

Exhibition and Forum | The Material Turn | Margaret Lawrence Gallery

Artists: Sarah crowEST, 3-ply,  Carolyn Eskdale, Nathan Gray, Bianca Hester, Helen Johnson, Katie Lee with Andrew Sainsbury, Elizabeth Newman, Sophie Takách, Isadora Vaughan. Curator: Rebecca Coates Opening Celebration: Thu 10 Sept, 5.30–7.30 PM Exhibition Dates: 11 September to 3 October 2015 What influence does critical theory have on contemporary art and artists? Conceived as an expanded proposition, this exhibition explores one of the current ‘critical turns’, New Materialisms. What is this New Materialisms beyond a literary or theoretical series of positions and how might it inform an artistic process? How does the material practice of art speak back to critical theory? The exhibition examines the dialogue between practice and theory through the lens of new materialisms within an academic, practice-led research context and gallery space. Forum | As part of the exhibition program and the VCA Art Forum series a…