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  • 19th Oct 2017

    Ronnie van Hout will be presenting two works in Hyper Real at The National Gallery of Australia. An exhibitionthat provokes reflection, fascination, fear and joy. From eerily lifelike sculptures to out-of-this-world virtual reality, Hyper Real charts the evolution of hyperrealism into the 21st century. A compelling chronicle of the cycles of life and our constant need for connection, exploring the fundamental question: “what makes us human?”

    Opening 20 October, the exhibition runs until 18 February 2018


    (image #RonnievanHout ‘Sitting Figure I’ (detail) 2016)

  • 5th Oct 2017

    Patrick Pound and Daniel Boyd will be exhibiting in the 2018 Adelaide Biennial: Divided Worlds. Curated by Erica Green, she notes that this iteration of the Biennial "recognises that we live in troubled times, however, rather than foretelling conflict” the focus will be "on assembling an exhibition that celebrates the enduring role of art and culture. Divided Worlds offers an opportunity to experience an alternative dimension – one where “difference” is the natural order of things, and a strength to be celebrated.”

    The Biennial will run across the Art Gallery of South Australia, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art at the University of South Australia, JamFactory and Santos Museum of Economic Botany; and will be on from 3 March until 3 June 2018.

    (image: Patrick Pound 'Photography and Air' (detail) 2016-17)

  • 4th Oct 2017

    Zac Langdon-Pole will be exhibiting new works at Kunstverein München this month; an exhibition linked to being awarded the prestigious ARS VIVA 2018 prize alongside Anna-Sophie Berger and Oscar Enberg. Since 1953 the Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries has been awarding the annual ARS VIVA prize to young artists living in Germany whose works are distinguished by their pioneering potential. The ARS VIVA exhibition will also tour to S.M.A.K. in Ghent, Belgium, where it will be attenuated appropriately. The artists are additionally awarded individual prize money, a residency at Fogo Island Arts (Canada), and a bilingual catalogue centered on their work.

    Opening 6 October, the exhibition runs until 19 November in Munich, Germany.

    (image: Zac Langdon-Pole 'Paradise Blueprint’ (detail) 2017)

  • 3rd Oct 2017

    Consuelo Cavaniglia has been named as one of five finalists in the 2017 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship; a $28,000 prize that is awarded to a Sydney College of the Arts graduate to continue the development of their practice through international travel. The prize is also coupled with an exhibition of the finalists at Sydney College of the Arts SCA Galleries in Lilyfield, Sydney.

    Opening Wednesday 4 October 6-8pm.

    (image: Consuelo Cavaniglia installation view)

  • 28th Sep 2017

    Tom Polo's latest solo exhibition '(These things) tell me more about you' opens tonight at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

    Arising from the artist’s own investigations and research into the gallery’s collection, the exhibition will comprise of a new large-scale hybrid mural that reflects on the themes and histories that run throughout selected works, as well as physically incorporating a selection of works from the collection.

    '(These things) tell me more about you' will run until 26 November 2017.

    (image: Tom Polo 'borrowed vocabulary (sink or swim)’ 2016)

  • 14th Sep 2017

    Gareth Sansom’s career retrospective 'Transformer' opens tonight at NGV Australia. One of Australia’s pre-eminent painters, the themes explored throughout his practice cover pop culture, sexual transgression, dada, punk and painting’s own history as seen through the lens of twentieth-century modernist abstraction. Over 130 works will be on show, many which have never exhibited publicly before. Suites of works on paper and photography will complement more than 50 paintings, including recent works from the past 15 years.

    ‘Transformer’ will run until 28 January 2018.

    (image: Installation view ‘Recent Paintings’ 2016)

  • 2nd Sep 2017

    Joshua Petherick is presenting a group of works in the 2017 iteration of MOMENTA Biennale de l’image, Montreal, CA. For the 2017 biennale, MOMENTA has joined forces with the renowned curator and art critic Ami Barak. The theme he has selected revolves around the statement: What Does the Image Stand For? Barak has thus brought together artists who explore the question of the veracity of images above and beyond their status as a documentary trace and a record of the real, while inquiring into the subjectivity of photographic and videographic language. In keeping with its international vocation and its tradition of openness, MOMENTA 2017 is showcasing the work of 38 artists from 17 countries, who represent numerous ways of working with the image irrespective of generational concerns.

    Petherick will be exhibiting in the Central Exhibition, which is being held across the Galerie de l’UQAM and VOX Centre de l’Image Contemporaine.

    Opening on 7 September the biennale runs until 15 October.

    (image: Joshua Petherick 'Glass Tables IV (Ditch Presences) (i-iii)’ (detail) 2015)

  • 31st Aug 2017

    Patrick Pound is exhibiting a major new work in All that is solid… at TarraWarra Museum of Art. Their 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 exhibition runs from 2 September until 12 November.

    (image: Patrick Pound 'Cancelled Archive’ (detail) 2017)

  • 30th Aug 2017

    Isadora Vaughan will be presenting a major new sculptural installation for her upcoming solo exhibition Recalcitrant Bodies at The Honeymoon Suite, Melbourne. Spanning across the entire gallery, Vaughan utilises steel, ceramic and glass to build a ground across the space, one that houses tender, sculptural manifestations of an imagined body’s interior. The exhibition will also include additional works and text by Clementine Edwards, Debris Facility, Amanda Horowitz and Aodhan Madden. 

    The exhibition runs from 31 August until 23 September, with the offical opening on Thursday 31 August, 6-8pm.

    (image: Magnification view of human blood cells under a Color scanning electron micrograph. Science Photo Library / Alamy Stock Photo)

  • 28th Jul 2017

    Joshua Petherick is exhibiting collaborative works with Lewis Fidock in Future Eaters at Monash University Museum of Art. An exhibition that presents a range of contemporary Australian and international artists working with sculptural practices in our present technological age. Featuring several newly commissioned artworks and installations, the exhibition explores some of the ways sculptural materials and forms are changing as artists respond to the mediated and virtual realities of the world in which we live and work.

    The exhibition runs from 22 July until 23 September, with the offical opening on Wednesday 26 July, 6-8pm.

    (image: Lewis Fidock and Joshua Petherick 'The' 2017)

    (photo: Christian Capurro)

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