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  • 29th Apr 2017

    Sarah Contos and Tony Schwensen are exhibiting works in Let’s dance at Arts Project Australia. Curated by Monash University Museum of Art director Charlotte Day, this exhibition considers dance in a myriad of ways; as both a performance on stage and within the relative privacy of one’s bedroom; as social courtship; as part of sacred ritual and, on occasion, as a physical form of endurance or protest.

    Opening on 6 May, the exhibition runs until 10 June.

    (image: Sarah Contos 'Carpet Burn’ 2017)
    (photo: Christo Crocker)

  • 26th Apr 2017

    Sarah Contos has been announced as one of 21 finalists for the inaugural Ramsay Art Prize. Held every two years and presented by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation, the Ramsay Art Prize is an ongoing $100,00 acquisitive prize. The prize also includes the selected works in a major exhibition at the host institution, the Art Gallery of South Australia.

    The winner will be announced on 26 May, with the exhibition running from 27 May until 27 August.

    (image: SarahContos ‘Sarah Contos Presents: The Long Kiss Goodbye’ 2016 (Detail))
    (photo: Jessica Maurer)

  • 8th Mar 2017

    Daniel Boyd will be presenting work in Mondialité at the Villa Empain, an exhibition space run by the Boghossian Foundation in Brussels, Belgium. Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Asad Raza, this exhibition focuses on the Martinican writer, poet, philosopher, and literary critic Edouard Glissant and his inspiring call for a global dialogue that does not erase local cultures.

    In our current moment, there is much to remind one of the international debates swirling around cosmopolitanism at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, homogenizing forces are leading to extinctions, both through environmental degradation and the disappearance of cultural phenomena, yet at the same time, to refuse the forces of globalization risks returning to dangerous forms of neo-localism and neo-nationalism. Returning to a key creative thinker of our time, the exhibition proposes the importance of a nuanced version of global dialogue, now more than ever.

    Opening on 19 April, the exhibition runs until 27 August.

  • 2nd Mar 2017

    Jon Cattapan will be presenting work in A decolonial geographic at the Devonport Regional Gallery in Tasmania this month. Curated by Fernando do Campo this exhibition brings together the work of 11 artists who engage with pictorial, material and philosophical questions that rethink misleading representations of the Australian landscape in A decolonial geographic.

    Ideas of the pastoral and natural Australian landscape are commonly depicted as postcard perfect – sublime and transcendent – and emptied of human beings. A decolonial geographic re-calibrates this idealised and romantic view of what landscape signifies and how it should be portrayed.

    Opening on 19 March, the exhibition runs until 20 April.

    (image: Jon Cattapan Fall of the Valley Kings 2016)

  • 24th Feb 2017

    Daniel Boyd will be presenting work in ‘Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial’ at the National Gallery of Australia this May.

    Bringing the works of 30 contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country into the national spotlight, ‘Defying Empire’ commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum that recognised Aboriginals as Australians for the first time. It explores the ongoing resilience of Australia’s Indigenous people since first contact, through to the historical fight for recognition and ongoing activism in the present day.

    Opening on 26 May, the exhibition runs until 10 September.

    (image: Daniel Boyd ‘Untitled’ 2016)

  • 21st Feb 2017

    Patrick Pound’s publication Patrick Pound: The Great Exhibition, a major catalogue for his forthcoming exhibition of the same title at the National Gallery of Victoria, will be launched during the Melbourne Art Book Fair this March. Published by the NGV, Patrick Pound: The Great Exhibition features insightful texts by Maggie Finch and Geoffrey Batchen, an interview with the artist, and full-colour image reproductions of works featured in the exhibition.

    Saturday 18 March, 1 - 1:30 pm, NGV International, Melbourne Art Book Fair Discussion Space.

  • 1st Feb 2017

    Laith McGregor has been announced as one of the five finalists in the 2017 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award (SMFACA) which is held at the Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria. With $50,000 in prize money, the SMFACA cements its place as the premier Australian acquisitive ceramic art award, and has offered Australian audiences the opportunity to view the best contemporary ceramic art for over 12 years.

    Opening on 17 June with the announcement of the winner, the exhibition then runs until to 13 August.

    (image: Laith McGrogor ‘Peekaboo’ 2013)

  • 28th Jan 2017

    Sarah Contos will be presenting a new body of work in This is Not a Love Song at Gertrude Contemporary this February. Curated by Gertrude’s artistic director Mark Feary, this exhibition assembles and commissions works which focus upon the act of sex. Featuring video, installation, printmaking and sculptural works by Australian and international artists, This is Not a Love Song focuses on encounters of desire, lust and physical connectivity between consenting adults, while remaining attuned to notions of risk and vulnerability. 
     
    Opening on 3 February, 6–8pm, the exhibition runs until 11 March.
     
    (image: Sarah Contos detail of work in progress, 2017)
  • 25th Jan 2017

    André Piguet has been announced as one of Gertrude Contemporary's Studio Artists. Piguet will enter the Gertrude Contemporary Studio Program in 2017 for a two-year tenure and join the ongoing group of artists in residence.
     
    (image: André Piguet ‘coral reefer’ 2016)
  • 21st Jan 2017

    Consuelo Cavaniglia and Jonny Niesche are presenting work in Nice One Picasso, a contemporary art project for the Sydney iteration of the 2017 St. Jerome's Laneway Festival. Held throughout Callan Park, Rozelle, and in the Laneway Pretty Important People (PIP) bar, the two exhibitions showcase the work of current students and graduates of Sydney College of the Arts (Laneway's Sydney venue).
     
    On view during the Festival on 4th February, and from 8th until 11th February.
     
    (image: Consuelo Cavaniglia ‘untitled’ 2016)

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