Tag: Tarrawarra Museum of Art

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/  

Lecture | Dr Christopher Heathcote – Discovering Dobell | TarraWarra Museum of Art

William Dobell Gentleman conversing with a prawn 1970 oil on panel 27.8 x 25.4 cm Private collection © Sir William Dobell Art Foundation

2pm, Saturday 22 July Dr. Christopher Heathcote, curator of Discovering Dobell, as he shares his fresh insights into the work of William Dobell. Exploring in detail Dobell’s London years, his portraits of Sydneysiders, and the more experimental New Guinea paintings, Heathcote’s lecture will present a close examination of the artist’s practice, shedding new light on the processes and methods by which the artist developed ideas from sketches to paintings. Exploring in detail Dobell’s London years, his portraits of Sydneysiders, and the more experimental New Guinea paintings, Heathcote’s lecture will present a close examination of the artist’s practice, shedding new light on the processes and methods by which the artist developed his ideas through several drawings and studies to reach one or more paintings. Dr. Christopher Heathcote is one of Australia’s foremost art critics and has written on a broad range of topics…

News | TarraWarra Museum of Art appoints Emily Cormack as Curator for Biennial in 2018

Emily Cormack has been appointed to curate the TarraWarra Museum of Art Biennial 2018 (10 August – 4 November 2018). TarraWarra Director, Victoria Lynn, said the appointment of Cormack as sole curator for the TarraWarra Biennial 2018 was an exciting step for the Museum, and visitors can expect a great show. “Emily curated Primavera at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney last year to wide acclaim, and we look forward to her unique vision for the TarraWarra Biennial 2018,” Ms Lynn said. Based in Melbourne, Cormack has extensive experience in both curating and managing contemporary art exhibitions.  She has previously curated major exhibitions for Gertrude Contemporary; Warrnambool Art Gallery; Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell;  Benalla Art Gallery; and the Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, and co-curated shows for Artsonje Center Seoul, St. Paul’s St Gallery, Auckland and National University Museum (NUS),…

Meet the Artist – Louise Hearman | TarraWarra Museum of Art

TarraWarra Museum of Art presents the first survey exhibition of Louise Hearman’s work, curated by Anna Davis and organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, MCA from 18 February – 14 May 2017, with paintings and drawings from across her 25-year practice. Meet the artist and join Fiona Gruber posing questions to curator and artist and gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the work in this exhibition. Compere: Fiona Gruber, journalist and producer with twenty years experience writing and broadcasting across the arts as a commentator, profile writer, and reviewer Guests: Louise Hearman, artist and Anna Davis, Curator, MCA and Curator Louise Hearman exhibition Date: Saturday 18 March, 2pm Venue: TarraWarra Museum of Art, Tickets: $20 / $15 concession – book via twma.com.au Telephone (03) 5957 3100 Email museum@twma.com.au  

Open Weekend | TarraWarra Museum of Art | 10-11 December

TarraWarra Museum of Art annual OPEN WEEKEND Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 December 2016, 11.00pm to 5.00pm    TarraWarra Museum of Art will host its second annual Open Weekend, welcoming visitors with free entry to the Museum and the rare opportunity to picnic in the Museum’s beautiful grounds. The Open Weekend features FREE ENTRY to the TarraWarra Museum of Art summer feature exhibition, The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver  and stimulating indoor and outdoor creative activities inspired by this exhibition. Sculpture workshops Saturday 10th 11am to 4pm Patterns in Nature 1 with Kate James and Clare James Healesville-based artists Clare James and Kate James will led visitors in the communal creation of a series of sculptural ‘shelter spaces’ inspired by The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver exhibition which reference the natural world, with a focus on the themes of shelter and protection in works such as Home…

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…

Lecture | Dr Chris McAuliffe Blind Replicators and Conscious Foresight: Surviving Circulation | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Dr Chris McAuliffe | Blind Replicators and Conscious Foresight: Surviving Circulation Date: Sunday, 23rd October 2016, 2:00pm Venue: TarraWarra Museum of Art Free to attend The 2016 TarraWarra Biennial addresses the ideas of circulation and continuity emerging in art’s passage through institutional and industry channels such as exhibitions, magazines, galleries and museums. The sense of opportunity and crisis associated with these ideas might be traced back to 1976, when two challenging proposals relating to circulation and continuity were made. Writing in the first issue of the journal October, critic Rosalind Krauss reflected on artists’ extensive engagement with circulatory media, such as magazines, photographs and video. As artists more self-consciously occupied circulatory systems, Krauss saw a radical change to art’s presence looming; ‘That an artist’s work be published, reproduced or disseminated through the media has become … virtually the only mean…

Public Forum | Panorama Forum | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Judy Watson mt riddell 2016, pencil and acrylic on canvas, 240 x 148 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

While the Australian bush has traditionally exerted a powerful mystique over the popular imagination, suburbia has gradually usurped the natural landscape as the site of the day-to-day lives and experiences for the majority of Australians. Nevertheless, the landscape genre featured in Panorama and Judy Watson: the scarifier persists as a subject not only reflecting on the changes wrought on the Australian landscape since colonisation, but also the transformation of its social, economic and cultural functions. Moreover, these works call into question the very nature of our relationships to, and conceptions of the landscape, challenging us to consider its role in the delineation of personal, community and national identities. In the forum, panellists Judy Watson, Danie Mellor and Imants Tillers will speak about their own work in relation to the question of ‘landscape’, discussing their diverse approaches to and connections with…

Exhibition | Panorama | TarraWarra Museum of Art

(in two parts) 12 March - 31 July 2016 CURATED BY: ANTHONY FITZPATRICK AND VICTORIA LYNN Image: Fred Williams Red trees 1963 oil and tempera on composition board 121 x 127.2 cm Gift of Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AO 2001, TarraWarra Museum of Art collection

Part One: 12 March – 15 May 2016 Part Two: 19 May – 31 July 2016 Part one of a new exhibition opens this weekend at TarraWarra Museum of Art curated by Anthony Fitzpatrick and Victoria Lynn. A panorama is a wide angle view or representation of a physical space, whether in painting, drawing, photography, film or seismic images. For this exhibition, the term panorama will create a context for how artists see the landscape – not simply as a depiction of it, but also an evocation of the layers of history within it. The term panorama will also be used to understand the broader question of TarraWarra Museum of Art itself – its panoramic views, and its site ‘Panorama’ will draw on the collection of the TarraWarra Museum of Art to explore the ways in which artists have represented the Australian…

Exhibition | Judy Watson – the scarifier | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Judy Watson mt riddell 2016, pencil and acrylic on canvas, 240 x 148 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

Exhibition Dates: 12 March – 31 July 2016 Indigenous artist Judy Watson’s installation, the scarifier, at TarraWarra Museum of Art in the Yarra Valley, responds to the history of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Station near Healesville (1863-1924), which was located not far from where the exhibition is being held. Exhibition curator and TarraWarra Museum of Art Director Victoria Lynn said the Museum commissioned Judy Watson to create the installation to coincide with itsPanorama exhibition, which presents a suite of landscape paintings from the Museum’s collection. ‘In this context it was important to provide audiences with a self-reflexive understanding of the Museum’s location on Indigenous Country. Judy’s evocative and deeply moving installation brings Indigenous and non-Indigenous memories of the local landscape to life. In combination with the Museum’s Panorama exhibition, Judy Watson’s installation of paintings, bones, soil, saplings and clothing provides a creative perspective…

Public Forum | The Art of Howard Arkley | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Join us for a panel discussion and audience Q & A with three of Arkley’s friends, colleagues, and fellow artists, Callum Morton, Jenny Watson and Constanze Zikos. This event promises to provide fascinating insights into Arkley’s practice and processes, highlighting his immersion and influence within a vibrant artistic milieu from the mid-1970s through to the late 1990s. Date: 2pm-3:30pm, 6th February 2016 Venue: TarraWarra Museum of Art, 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road,Healesville, Victoria, Australia Tickets: Adults $25, TWMA Members $12.50, Seniors $22.50, Student, Pension & Healthcare card holders $20.00 Website and bookings: http://www.twma.com.au/events/public-forum-the-work-of-howard-arkley/  

Exhibition | Pierre Huyghe | TarraWarra International 2015

Exhibtion Dates – 29th August – 22nd November 2015 | Curated by Amelia Barikin and Victoria Lynn The first major Australian solo exhibition by internationally renowned contemporary French artist Pierre Huyghe will be presented at TarraWarraMuseum of Art, 29 August – 22 November 2015. This will be the second exhibition in the TarraWarra International series, designed to showcase leading contemporary art practice in a global context. The exhibition, which will occupy the entire space at TarraWarra, is described by the curators Amelia Barikin and Victoria Lynn describe as being ‘about time: geological time, historical time, subjective time, non-human time, and the time of art.’ The curatorial starting point for the exhibition is Huyghe’s founding of The Association of Freed Time in 1995, a collaborative proposal for liberating temporal horizons. At TarraWarra, Huyghe’s projects will be presented as a series of temporal excavations, highlighting art’s potential to generate…

Public Forum | Phase Change | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Phase Change, an interactive, interdisciplinary laboratory exploring the impact of global warming in the Yarra Valley, will hold a Public Forum at the TarraWarra Museum of Art on Sunday 31 May, from 12-5pm. Speakers from the fields of sustainable design, economics and Indigenous knowledge will debate issues highlighted by the PhaseChange project, which is being conducted at the Museum, from 28 March – 8 June 2015. Led by design academics, practitioners and students from RMIT, PhaseChange is envisioning scenarios for sustainable and resilient futures, engaging directly with global warming and its ecological impacts at a local and regional scale, working across a range of design disciplines and related practices. The Phase Change Public Forum will be introduced by Charles Anderson, landscape architect, artist and Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University. Environmentalist and Communications consultant, Rob Gell, will address the Forum, followed…

Book Launch | Kate Beynon, An Li: A Chinese Ghost Tale | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Kate Beynon’s new works have been commissioned by Art and Australia for a new publication, An-Li: A Chinese Ghost Tale (2015). In their vivid retelling of the supernatural narrative of two young spirits, Laura Murray Cree and Kate Beynon engage in the longstanding practice of reinventing ancient Chinese myths for contemporary times. Join us at the Museum as artist Lindy Lee officially launches the book An-Li: A Chinese Ghost Tale, surrounded by Beynon’s vivid and evocative works which bring this story to life. Free with Museum entry. Date: Sunday 19th April 4pm Venue: TarraWarra Museum of Art, 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road,Healesville, Victoria, Australia Website: http://www.twma.com.au/events/book-launch/  

Exhibition | Kate Beynon, Phase Change, and Earth and Sky | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Three new exhibitions have opened at TarraWarra Museum of art. All exhibitions run from March 28th until 8th June 2015. Kate Beynon | An-Li: A Chinese Ghost TaleTALE Kate Beynon’s new body of work is inspired by a supernatural Chinese tale of two young spirits who traverse two worlds; one magically aquatic, the other earthly. Beynon has imagined the guiding spirit of the goddess Kwan Yin as their paths lead from tragedy to transformation, hope and healing. The works have been commissioned by Art and Australia for a new hardcover publication, An-Li: A Chinese Ghost Tale, edited by Laura Murray Cree, which will include the tale alongside colour reproductions of the works in this exhibition. The book will be launched to coincide with the exhibition. The exhibition will feature works on paper, paintings, an animated video and a suspended sculptural installation.…