Tag: Writing and Concepts Lecture Series

Writing & Concepts at Bus Projects – talk by Daniel von Sturmer

Daniel von Sturmer presents the talk: “Electric Light (facts/figures)” (2017). at Bus Projects 25-31 Rokeby Street, Collingwood 4 May at 18:00–19:30 link to facebook event DANIEL VON STURMER’S practice involves a range of media and approaches including video, photography and installation. His works orchestrate a field of relations between things and people, light and space, video and time, where the encounter between audience and artwork tests the ways in which we conventionally view artworks in a gallery. Born in New Zealand in 1972, von Sturmer has been based in Melbourne as a practising artist since 1994. In 2007 he represented Australia at the 52nd Venice Biennale, showing in the Australian Pavilion. He has exhibited at numerous public venues including the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; The Gothenburg Museum…

Writing and Concepts | Lou Hubbard | RMIT Design Hub

Lou Hubbard …speculates on the role that writing plays in the development of the concepts in her work. RMIT Design Hub, L3 Lecture Theatre 5:00pm Thursday 27 October Link to Facebook event LOU HUBBARD makes assemblage sculptures, videos, and room-scape installations – sometimes photos and collages. The horse is a motif that has recurred often in her work that focuses on the dynamics of training, submission and the aesthetics of sentimentality. Objects such as horses and eyeballs are tried and tested, subjected to acts of duress like teetering, submerging and excising. Sometimes domestic furnishings are collapsed into sculptural collages suggesting compression and intimacy. Hubbard has exhibited since 2000 in solo and group exhibitions across Australia, as well as Hong Kong, Edinburgh, Auckland, Rome, Seoul, Berlin, Manila, Portland (Oregon), Istanbul. Major shows include the Perth International Arts Festival, Making It New…

LECTURE POSTPONED | Writing and Concepts #20 | Lou Hubbard | RMIT Design Hub

UPDATE – This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled to a date after 6 October – exact details to be advised. Apologies for inconvenience caused.   Lou Hubbard …speculates on the role that writing plays in the development of the concepts in her work. RMIT Design Hub, L3 Lecture Theatre 5:00pm Thursday 22 September Link to Facebook event LOU HUBBARD makes assemblage sculptures, videos, and room-scape installations – sometimes photos and collages. The horse is a motif that has recurred often in her work that focuses on the dynamics of training, submission and the aesthetics of sentimentality. Objects such as horses and eyeballs are tried and tested, subjected to acts of duress like teetering, submerging and excising. Sometimes domestic furnishings are collapsed into sculptural collages suggesting compression and intimacy. Hubbard has exhibited since 2000 in solo and group…

Writing and Concepts | Lecture 17 Helen Grogan | RMIT Design Hub

HELEN GROGAN’s practise is informed by studies in philosophy and choreography, it operates critically and dynamically with exhibition formats and institutional conditions. She uses sculptural, photographic, and choreographic means to approach spatial and temporal experience as material. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art; Art Gallery of New South Wales; 20th Biennale of Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria International; Gertrude Contemporary; 2nd Tbilisi Triennial; Liquid Architecture; Alaska Projects; Gertrude Glasshouse; Slopes; West Space; Rijksakademie; Stockholm Kulturhuset; Kontext Festival Berlin; VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery; C3; La Macedora, amongst others. “Grogan’s practice is a continuous process of looking and listening. It is a process both systematic and open to the accidental, a practice that is committed to attention and to the cultivation of embodied thought, in the time and space of the now. All parts…

Writing and Concepts | Lecture 15 Callum Morton| RMIT Design Hub

Callum Morton …explores the potential of writing, as both a process and an outcome, in his practice. CALLUM MORTON was born in 1965 in Montreal, Canada. He completed a BFA at Victoria College, Prahran in 1988 and an MFA in Sculpture at RMIT, Melbourne in 1999. He is currently Professor of Fine Art at MADA (Monash Art Design and Architecture) Melbourne. Morton’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally for over 25 years. In 2007 he was one of three artists to represent Australia at the Venice Biennale. In 2008 he completed the work Hotel on the Eastlink freeway in Melbourne and in 2009 he realised the pavilion Grotto for the Fundament Foundation in Tilburg, the Netherlands. In 2010 he completed a major outdoor commission, Silverscreen, for the new premises of MUMA in Melbourne and in 2011…

Writing and Concepts | Lecture 14 Tom Nicholson | RMIT Design Hub

Tom Nicholson TOM NICHOLSON is an artist who lives and works in Melbourne. His recent work has been shown in the 2015 Jakarta Biennial, curated by Charles Esche; Fractures: Jerusalem Show VII, part of the 2014 Qalandiya International; Allegory of the Cave Painting at Extra City in Antwerp, 2014, curated by Mihnea Mircan; Ten thousand wiles and a hundred thousand tricks: Meeting points 7, curated by WHW at 21er Haus in Vienna, the Beirut Art Centre, and at M HKA in Antwerp, 2013-14; in a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, 2014; Melbourne Now at the NGV, 2013; the 2012 Adelaide Biennale, Parallel Collisions; Marking Time at the MCA, Sydney, 2012; the 2012 Tarrawarra Biennial; in the 2010 Shanghai Biennale; and Animism, at Extra City and M HKA, Antwerp, 2010. Other works addressing the…

Writing and Concepts | Lecture 13 Pia Ednie-Brown | RMIT Design Hub

Pia Ednie-Brown   Pia Ednie-Brown is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT in Melbourne, where she Chairs the biannual Practice Research Symposium, coordinates the College creative practice research strategies course and leads the Architectural Ecologies Laboratory – (ael.org). Her creative research practice, Onomatopoeia, (http://onomatopoeia.com.au/practice ) combines diverse modes of design investigation – working across small architectural projects, installations, short films, and writing. Between 2009 and 2011 she led an ARC funded project that re-theorised innovation in the context of creative practice, and is currently working on two funded cross-institutional research projects concerning different aspects of creative practice research, ethics and research training. She has edited two books Plastic Green: designing for environmental transformation (RMIT Press, 2009) and an issue of AD: The Innovation Imperative: Architectures of Vitality (Wiley, 2013). Venue: RMIT Design Hub, L3 Lecture…

Writing and Concepts | Lecture 12 Helen Johnson | RMIT Design Hub

Helen Johnson Helen Johnson is an artist, writer and teacher based in Melbourne. Painting is at the centre of her practice. Recent solo exhibitions include Barron Field as part of the 2016 Glasgow International and Slow Learners at Château Shatto, Los Angeles in 2015. She has recently exhibited work as part of June: A Painting Show at Sadie Coles, London; In my absence at Jocelyn Wolff, Paris; and Pleasure and Reality at the NGV. In 2017 Johnson will present a solo exhibition at the ICA in London. In 2015 she launched a book titled Painting is a Critical Form, developed from a PhD in Fine Art completed at Monash University in 2014, where she is also a lecturer. Johnson is represented by Sutton Gallery in Melbourne and Château Shatto in Los Angeles. Date: 5pm, Thursday 21st July 2016 Venue: RMIT Design…

Writing and concepts | Lecture 11 Maura Edmond | RMIT Design Hub

Maura Edmond Maura Edmond is an academic, a writer and an amateur gardener. Her writing on art and culture has been published in New Media and Society, Television and New Media, Art and Australia, Un, Eyeline, Artlink and elsewhere. In 2012 and 2013 she was section editor and lead writer for the Arts and Museum pages of Melbourne’s Time Out magazine. Since 2013 she has run Primer <primermag.net> a website and e-newsletter profiling Melbourne artists and exhibitions. Maura was awarded her PhD from Melbourne University’s School of Culture and Communication and is currently a Research Fellow in the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University. Her research examines the history of screen and media art, with a particular focus on the intersection of art, music and visual media. Most recently she has been exploring the history of Australian…

WRITING & CONCEPTS | Lecture 10 Lisa Radford | RMIT Design Hub

Lisa Radford LISA RADFORD completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting), Victorian College of the Arts in 1999 and is a current PhD Candidate at Monash University. From 2011-2014 she was a member of un Magazine’s Editorial Committee and Next Wave’s Kickstart Advisory Board. She has also served as a Board Member of Melbourne artist-run initiative TCB art inc (2000-2014) and was a participant in the collaborative art group DAMP (1999- 2010). She currently lectures in the Painting Department at the Victorian College of the Arts. She has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1998. Recent selected exhibitions include: Approx. Geez Louise, Sutton Projects, Melbourne, 2015; The Museum is the Region, the Region is the Museum, curated by Dany Lacy, Liang Luscombe and Patrice Sharkey, a West Space project presented at The Living Museum of the West, Maribrynong, 2014; Melbourne Now,…

Writing and Concepts | Lecture 6 Jessie Bullivant | RMIT Design Hub

Jessie Bullivant Jessie Bullivant produces socially responsive works that interrogate the subtle ways power manifests and operates in different contexts – across the political, social and personal. Her work responds to the conditions of the gallery space, as well as collaborating with professionals from diverse fields such as construction, cleaning, transport, advertising, radio, and customer service. Through acts of complication, inversion and mediation, Jessie aims to reveal the unconscious or immaterial logics, social contracts and hierarchies at play in everyday situations. In 2015 she exhibited at ACCA as part of NEW15, producing a work that engaged the gallery invigilators and encompassed the multi-platform advertising campaign. Jessie completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at RMIT in 2011, and Honours at the VCA in 2015. She has participated in group, and solo exhibitions across Melbourne, undertaken residencies in Perth and Auckland,…

Writing and Concepts Lecture 4 | Nikos Pantazopoulos | RMIT Design Hub

NIKOS PANTAZOPOULOS The problem is I want to be more anal Nikos Pantazopoulos completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne in 1998, a Masters of Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London in 2007, and a PhD at Monash University, Melbourne in 2013. Pantazopoulos’s recent projects include; These Economies, Sydney Contemporary, Sydney 2015; Boutique Politics, Bus Projects, Melbourne, 2015, Wearing, Westspace, Melbourne, 2014; Australian Tapestry Workshop residency, Melbourne, 2014; Fucking in Solidarity, National Gallery of Victoria, Catalogue Essay, When This you See Remember Me, David McDiarmid Retrospective, Melbourne, 2014;The Spirit & Spark of David McDiarmid Symposium, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2014; The Purple Onion, TCB art inc, Melbourne, 2014; Re-building, The Substation, Melbourne, 2014;Private View & Occasional Performance, Dudspace, Melbourne, 2014;Decisions RMIT Project Space, Melbourne, 2013; Dark Rooms RMIT Project Space Melbourne, 2013;…

Lecture | Writing and Concepts Lecture 2 – HANNAH BERTRAM | RMIT Design Hub

Hannah Bertram completed a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2003 and a Masters of Fine Art in 2005 at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She is currently a PhD candidate at Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. The primary medium for her temporary decorative installations is dust, but her practice also includes site-responsive installations, drawing, video, performance and spoken word. During her ten years as a professional visual artist, her works have been exhibited throughout Australia and Internationally. Her ephemeral installations have been displayed in ARIs, commercial galleries, university galleries, public space, and contemporary art museums including most recently her site-specific work ‘Phoenix in Ruins’ at Palais de Tokyo, Paris. She has been awarded several prizes and in 2015 was shortlisted for the Prudential Eye Award for Best Emerging Installation Artists in Asia. Bertram has also participated in many…