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  • 5th Oct 2018

    ‘Borrowed Time’, a solo exhibition of new and recent work by Laith McGregor opens today at Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW. This is the second iteration of the exhibition, which originated at Caloundra Regional Gallery in March this year.

    For McGregor, time is both a subject matter for his work, as well being a tangible measure of the artist’s labour. Best known for his labour-intensive, biro portraits, in recent years his practice has expanded to include sculpture, video and print-making, and a range of subject matter. Opening Friday 5 October, the exhibition continues until 2 December.

    (image: Laith McGregor ‘Tired Landscape’ (detail) 2018)

  • 5th Oct 2018

    The Telepathy Project (Sean Peoples and Veronica Kent) are presenting work in ‘Zzzzz: Sleep, Somnabulism, Madness’ at Gertrude Contemporary. Curated by Artistic Director Mark Feary, this exhibition brings together works by Australian and international artists that explore the representation of the sleeping figure within contemporary art.

    Opening tonight, 5 October from 6-8pm, the show continues until 3 November.

    (image: The Telepathy Project, 'Objects seen in dreams should be manufactured and put on sale (after Breton)’ (detail), 2018)

  • 4th Oct 2018

    Consuelo Cavaniglia will be presenting a solo exhibition of new work tonight at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.

    Cavaniglia’s work is determined by the selection and orchestration of lines, shadows, planes of colour and reflective surfaces. Her pieces create environments where the viewer, artwork and space they share are all intricately connected, and which challenge perceptual expectations of surface qualities through angling, layering and offsetting reflection and shade. These works bring new dimensions to our understanding of installation practice, in which sensorial and emotive responses to works are privileged and a multiplicity of experiences arise.

    The exhibition opens Thursday 4 October 5.30-7.30pm, and runs until 3 November.

    (image: Consuelo Cavaniglia, installation view, Margaret Lawrence Gallery 2018)

  • 28th Sep 2018

    André Piguet's new exhibition 'Port Duckula' opens tonight at Spazio Tripla - an independent, artist run gallery in Bologna, IT.

    The exhibition runs until late October.

    (image: André Piguet, port duckula 3, 2018)

  • 8th Sep 2018

    Work by Patrick Pound is on view in ‘Systematic’, an exhibition curated by Dr. Eliza Burke at the Plimsoll Gallery, School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania. Showcasing eight Australian and New Zealand artists whose works engage with the creative potential of systems to critique, re-imagine or re-invent their workings, ’Systematic’ brings together works that invite viewers to reflect on the relationships between various human and non-human systems, and concepts of organisation, inter-relatedness and connectivity.

    Open from today, 8 September, and on view until 14 October.

    (image: Patrick Pound 'Hi wire acts’ 2015)

  • 4th Sep 2018

    Work by Tom Polo is currently on view in ‘Meditation on a Bone: Albert Tucker Beyond the Modern’ at Heide Museum of Modern Art. For this exhibition, artist and curator Glenn Barkley has mined Albert Tucker’s library and archive to explore how Tucker’s fascination with art of the past and other cultures informed his painting over the decades. The exhibition title cites a poem by A.D. Hope that Barkley found bookmarked in the library, a text reflecting on the way a handcrafted object links two people across several centuries. Central to Meditation on Bone is the motif of the mask, another culturally loaded device that can have meaning in both the past and the present. The show assembles a range of artists who use the mask literally and conceptually as a way to obscure meaning, invite nostalgia, and connect histories.

    On view until 24 February 2019.

    (image: Tom Polo ‘Emotional Patrol’ 2017 (installation view)) Image credit: Zan Wimberly.

  • 1st Sep 2018

    Isadora Vaughan has been named as a finalist in the 2018 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award. In its tenth year, this annual acquisitive prize and exhibition awards the winner $10,000, with their work acquired for the Deakin University Art Collection. Opening 4 September, 6-8pm. Isadora’s work is also currently on view in her solo show ‘Metabolic Rift’ at STATION, until September 15, and in the 2018 TarraWarra Biennial: 'From Will to Form', until 6 November.

    (image: Isadora Vaughan, ‘Recalcitrant Bodies’ (installation view), image credit: André Piguet)

  • 31st Aug 2018

    Nell will be exhibiting a group of works in This Wild Song at the Town Hall Gallery in Hawthorn, Melbourne. The exhibition celebrates the strong female leaders in the arts community. Coming from varied backgrounds and working in a diverse range of mediums, the featured artists are unified by their unique voices and distinct style.

    Opening tomorrow Saturday 1 September, the exhibition runs until 21 October.

    (image: Nell ‘In the street of the blind, the one-eyed man is called the Guiding Light’ 2016-17)

  • 23rd Aug 2018

    Tom Polo has been selected as one of the artists in the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ lineup for The National 2019. Held in collaboration with Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art, the 2019 iteration will continue the project’s curatorial ambitions as a large-scale survey of contemporary Australian art in the form of three distinct exhibitions that explore overlapping themes including hierarchy and power, dystopic futures, and ritual and improvisation. Opening 29 March 2019.

    (image: #TomPolo, rescue/remedy, 2018)

  • 22nd Aug 2018

    Jon Cattapan’s solo exhibition The Spaces of and Between opens this Friday 24 August at Rockhampton Art Gallery. The exhibition depicts urban topographies and the way human beings claim territory.  Through the lens of surveillance and conflict, Cattapan's vistas and their ‘hard waste’ detritus also invoke questions around the makeshift nature of contemporary urban life and its fluid sociology. For the first time these paintings have been brought together with additional works made as a result of his experience in Timor Leste as the 63rd official Australian War Artist. Which included a suite of haunting night vision photographic images recorded on night patrols.

    The exhibition runs until 25 November.

    (image: Jon Cattapan ‘Night Figures (Gleno)’ 2009)

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