Tag Archive for Artist’s Talks

Artist Talk | Dominic Kavanagh, Natasha Madden and Zac St. Clair | BLINDSIDE Gallery

Dominic Kavanagh, The Beehive

 Dominic Kavanagh, Natasha Madden and Zac St. Clair | BLINDSIDE Gallery Dominic Kavanagh’s The Beehive is an installation inspired by and sourced from urban ruins. It metaphorically relates the lifeless urban scrapheap to the contrastingly buzzing, complex and teeming circumstance of an archetypal beehive. More about the exhibition here. Natasha Madden and Zac St. Clair create a utopian model for comfortable living, with a mutual inertia and optimistic apathy. By using materials that are both visually and physically comforting, utilitarian objects are created and given a rest from the obligation of their designed purpose, as a physical representation of the romantic and melancholic desire for paradise that they both share. More about the exhibition here. Date: 2:30pm Saturday 19th April Venue: Nicholas Building, Level…

Solitaire: Artists in Conversation | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Heather B. Swann Lump and sticks 5 2013 metal, paper, resin, binder, pigment and marble dust 44 x 25 x 67 cm Courtesy of the artist and Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne

TarraWarra Museum of Art is hosting a lively conversation with exhibition artist Heather B. Swann, poet Kevin Brophy and curator Anthony Fitzpatrick, as they tease out the themes of the Solitaire exhibition and broader aspects of the depiction of figuration in Australian art. Venue: TarraWarra Museum of Art Date: 4:00pm - 6:00pm, 16 March 2021 (4pm – 5pm: Artists in conversation, 5pm – 6pm: Refreshments) Tickets $20 adults, $15 students, includes refreshments and museum entry. Bookings essential www.twma.com.au About the Exhibition The exhibition features works from the TarraWarra Museum of Art collection and selected loans. The exhibition explores the solitary human figure in modern and contemporary Australian paintings and sculptures. Throughout the exhibition, which includes painting and sculptures by artists…

Talk | What is the Piranesi effect? | Ian Potter Museum of Art

What is the Piranesi effect? Jenny Long with Michael Graf and Andrew Hazewinkel Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) was one of the most extraordinary printmakers of the 18th century. He was also an architect, antiquarian and firebrand. Curator of The Piranesi Effect Jenny Long will discuss with contemporary artists Michael Graf and Andrew Hazewinkel what it is about Piranesi’s work which continues to excite artists and designers in the 21st century. Jenny Long is a free-lance curator based in Melbourne and Bendigo. Michael Graf and Andrew Hazewinkel are well known artists based in Melbourne with a long standing interest in the works of Piranesi. A number of Graf and Hazewinkel works are included in the exhibition. Date: Saturday 22 Feb 2014, 2.00-…

Artist Talk | BLINDSIDE Gallery | Spencer Lai and Jake Swinson


Spencer Lai and Jake Swinson | Do you want me to come downstairs, with rollers in my hair? Come and hear artist Spencer Lai and curator Jake Swinson talk about their collaboration. Both are interested in the language of narrative and semiotics, fragmentation of identity and the process of commercial imaging within the psyche of modern popular culture and consumerism and have set out to create a body of works that experiment with the unstable, amorphous language and form that is residual of cultural messiness. Date: Saturday 1st March 2:30pm Venue: BLINDSIDE Gallery, Level 7, Room 14, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000  

Artist’s Talks | BLINDSIDE Gallery

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BLINDSIDE Gallery | Summer Studio Artist Talk Artists: Diego Ramirez, Emma Collard, Cherie Peele, Natalie Turnbull. BLINDSIDE Gallery opens its doors to summer and the New Year with a burst of colour and performance. Summer Studio Artists have adopted the Gallery space as their studios over the summer break and we welcome you to come along to the opening night on the 23rd January, and to engage in robust conversation on the 25th January to the Summer studio artist talk. Date: 25th January 2:30pm Venue: Level 7 Nicholson Building Swanston Street CBD. Website: http://www.blindside.org.au/

Art Talk at Holmesglen | Tim McMonagle

That’s the style, Mary 2011 oil on linen, 183 x 183 cm © Tim McMonagle

Tim McMonagle is a painter for whom the process of making a work is as important as the image itself. Painting directly on to linen, with no preparatory sketches, McMonagle characteristically introduces texture and depth through a robust use of impasto, sweeping brushstrokes and intensely rendered detail. His portrait of Melbourne property developer and avid art collector Michael Buxton was shortlisted for the 2012 Archibald Prize. That’s the style, Mary, McMonagle’s stunning 2011 commentary on 21st century materialism is in the Holmesglen Collection. The artist is represented in significant public and private collections throughout Australia and will be speaking at the Chadstone campus in a free lunchtime lecture. Date:: 12.30 - 1.30pm, Thursday 12th September 2013 Venue: Room C1.1.33 at…

Tuesday 13th August | Artists in Conversation: Susan Jacobs & Nicholas Mangan @ MUMA

Susan Jacobs, Hard age new edge (melted wizard) 2010. Monash University Collection

Susan Jacobs and Nicholas Mangan respond to Simon Starling: In Speculum, discussing their own research-based practices with a focus on their shared concerns and engagement with materiality, scientific enquiry, site-specificity, the studio/workshop, research, scale, technology, and sculptural process. Susan Jacobs’s art encompasses drawing, sculpture, video and sitespecific installations. Whatever the media, she has a consistent focus on the properties of materials and spaces, directed by the processes involved in drawing. Jacobs works with a diverse array of materials, referencing the invisible and often indecipherable ‘stuff’ of the world that surrounds us – atomic and sub-atomic particles, metals, physical forces and environments. She is also fascinated by ‘the latent potential of sites’ and the metaphorical possibilities inherent in them. Jacobs’s practice…

Vibrant Matter: Artists in Conversation | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Jon Cattapan Absence Field III 2011 oil on canvas, 185 x 250 cm Acquired 2012, TarraWarra Museum of Art collection

Jon Cattapan, Robert Owen and Yvonne Audette whose works are currently on show in the TWMA feature exhibition Vibrant Matter, will join curator Anthony Fitzpatrick for a lively conversation about the development of Australian abstract art. Jon Cattapan, who recently won the $80,000 Bulgari Art Award, is renowned for his contemporary cityscapes; Robert Owen, whose work is distinguished by a celebration of geometric colour, represented Australia at the 38th Venice Biennale; Senior Australian artist Yvonne Audette who has been described as Australia’s most dynamic and exciting abstract expressionist, has had over 60 years experience as an artist and is known for lyrical abstract paintings richly layered with marks and symbols. Date: Sunday 2nd June, 4.00-5.20pm Artists in Conversation, 5.20-6.00pm Refreshments…

Artist Talk | Jeff Wall and Thomas Demand

Jeff Wall, 'A sudden gust of wind (after Hokusai)', 1993  transparency in light box, unique state  229.0 x 377.0 cm  Tate, London  Purchased with the assistance from the Patrons of New Art through the Tate Gallery Foundation and from the National Art Collections Fund, 1995 (T06951) © Jeff Wall

In Conversation: Jeff Wall and Thomas Demand Join us for this rare opportunity to hear these leading international photographers discuss their forthcoming exhibitions and reflect on their careers as two of the most influential and outstanding contemporary artists. Pay bar open from 6pm. Date: Wednesday 28 November, 6 for 7pm Venue: Great Hall, NGV International (enter via Waterwall) Cost: $10 (note: excludes exhibition entry & exhibition opens 30 Nov). Friends of the Gallery Library free but booking is essential. (Note: Pay bar/drinks open from 6pm) Bookings: 03 8662 1555, 10am – 5pm daily. Event code P12162  

NGV Australia celebrates 10 years at Federation Square

David Rosetzky  Self-defence (Sarah), 2005 (detail) national Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased, Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists, 2005  © David Rosetzky

Free Public Programs all weekend at NGV Australian  25 – 28 October To commemorate Federation Square’s 10th birthday the NGV is inviting everyone celebrate 10 years of artistic creativity at NGV Australia with talks by Australian artists and NGV curators. Enjoy documentaries, guided tours of the NGV Collection and NGV Kids Artcart activities. For full details download the program NGV Australia 10 public programs (pdf).   

Performance Lecture | Nikhil Chopra


Performance Lecture with Asialink Roving Resident 2012 Nikhil Chopra Goa-based interdisciplinary artist Nikhil Chopra is the inaugural Asialink Roving Resident. The artist will ‘rove’ for five weeks between Sydney (Carriageworks), Melbourne (Asialink) and Western Australia (The Fremantle Arts Centre), where he will be introduced to new networks and opportunities along the way. Nikhil Chopra’s artistic practice is grounded in cultural history and personal memories. His performances are in large part improvised, at the intersection of live art, theatre, painting, photography and installation. Highlights of Nikhil Chopra’s artistic career include Indian Highway at the Serpentine Gallery 2008–09, Making Worlds at the Venice Biennale 2009, and Marina Abramovic Presents at the Manchester International Festival 2009. Visit his website www.nikhilchopra.net. Date: Tuesday 9 October, 12.30 pm…

Lecture | Anne-Marie May at Holmesglen

ART TALKS: Free Public Lecture Anne-Marie May Anne-Marie May is a Melbourne based visual artist. For two decades, her practice has explored connections across the fields of art, design and architecture. May was a member of the influential Store 5, an artist-run space in Prahran. The artist and her fellow exhibitors used materials commonly associated with a non-art environment (domestic, industrial) and through process and experimentation, re-purposed and personalised them. May continues to describe her art as process driven: working with a variety of materials and experimenting with processes that could potentially impose form on to those materials. The artist veers away from adhering to a predetermined plan or concept of form followed by fabrication and her acrylic mobile, Untitled,…

Exhibition and Artist Talk Program at Monash Faculty Gallery | Arlo Mountford, Sonia Leber and Adam Cruickshank

Moment of Conception Production Still

Exhibition and Artist Talk Program at Monash Faculty Gallery | Arlo Mountford, Sonia Leber and Adam Cruickshank The Faculty Gallery at Monash University Artist Talk Program will feature Arlo Mountford, Sonia Leber and Adam Cruickshank as part of its current exhibition ‘The Social Life of Things’ curated by Alicia Renew. ‘The Social Life of Things’ is an exhibition featuring works by five Melbourne-based artists whose work focuses on how ‘things’ (both physical and theoretical) circulate through our lives and how they illuminate and drive human experience. This series of talks will look at each artists practice from inception to completion and finish with a Q&A. Artist Talk Program (details below) Arlo Mountford: Wednesday 8 August 2pm Sonia Leber: Friday 10 August…

Forum and Talks | Liquid Archive at Monash University Museum of Art


Events for Liquid Archive at Monash University Museum of Art Forum: The Archive and the Limits of Representation The exhibition at Monash University Museum of Art Liquid Archive traces connections between traditional notions of the archive, emerging technologies, and the ways in which memory and personal experience are incorporated into larger histories. The panel will discuss a number of works in the exhibition that engage directly with the limits of representation and the difficulty of responding to sites of trauma and loss. Date: Tuesday 14 August 2020 Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm Venue: Monash University Museum of Art MUMA Talks: Geraldine Barlow, Kit Wise, Zoe Croggon Liquid Archive traces the ways in which contemporary artists are making connections between traditional notions of the archive and emerging technologies; incorporating memory and…

Art Talks: Simon Terrill at Holmesglen Collection

Simon Terrill, Balfron Tower, 2010 © Reproduced courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

Art Talks: Simon Terrill Simon Terrill uses photography to investigate the relationship between built environments and personal narrative. Even when vacant, sites captured in his work are heavily laden with a sense of human presence and activity. The movement of crowds, wear and tear carved by constant use and intimate histories imparted by those passing through resonate in Terrill’s compositions. The artist is also known for fastidiously directed, composed and constructed crowd scenes such as the monumental Balfron Tower - a print of which is now in the Holmesglen Collection and a work that required months of meticulous organisation to realise. Liaison with an East End London council, residents and funding bodies lead to a single image in which an architectural monolith…