• 22nd Aug 2018

    Steve Carr’s Chasing the Light is a spectacular and immersive new project that will be presented at the Christchurch Art Gallery next month. In a darkened gallery, six large-scale video projections explore the poetics of an explosive display and register the transformation of fire into smoke. Cameras chase the action from multiple viewpoints, placing the viewer in the middle of a beautiful and bewildering night-time adventure.
    Opening 8 September the exhibition runs until 10 February 2019

    (image: Steve Carr 'Chasing the Light’ (details) 2018)

  • 20th Aug 2018

    Work by Marian Tubbs is currently on view at the Benalla Art Gallery in ‘Looking But Not Seeing’, an exhibition of contemporary Australian photographic practices. The show highlights the growing expressive nature of the photographic medium and brings together the work of six artists who are engaging with questions of what photography is now and where it is going. ‘Looking But Not Seeing’ officially opens on Sunday September 2, 3-5pm with an introduction by exhibition curator Kiron Robinson.

    (image: MarianTubbs, the organism is sympathetic to multiple applications, 2018)

  • 9th Aug 2018

    Patrick Pound’s major exhibition On Reflection opens this weekend at City Gallery, Wellington, NZ. For the exhibition Pound has shuffled his private holdings with Te Papa’s national collections, continuing to invert the typical power dynamic between artist and institution. Constantly playing on ideas about mirroring and the double, the show is organised as a vast palindrome or Rorschach test. Merging high and low, Pound's On Reflection presents a wondrous "museums of things”.

    Opening this Saturday 11 August, the exhibition runs until 4 November.

  • 7th Aug 2018

    Work by Patrick Lundberg will be exhibited in ‘Painting Amongst Other Things’, a multi-venue exhibition and symposium project in Canberra, initiated by Raqeul Ormella and Peter Alwast of the Painting Workshop at the School of Art and Design, ANU. The project considers works which have set out to expand the common definition of painting. From paintings that move beyond the picture plane to embrace physical space as installation; to works that employ novel technical, mechanical, or digital methods of production to reappraise authenticity; to artists who utilise materials and motifs which are intended to destabilise the aesthetic canon - the works involved in the project are provocative in their approach and ambition.

    Patrick’s work can be viewed at the ANCA Gallery in a group show curated by Oscar Capezio, from 8 - 26 August.

    (image: Patrick Lundberg 'No title’ 2017 (detail))

  • 5th Aug 2018

    Ronnie van Hout’s commission for the Bendigo Art Gallery in conjunction with the Melbourne Art Foundation was unveiled this week at the Melbourne Art Fair. ‘Surrender’ features two larger than life toy soldiers bent over in a gesture of surrender to an unknown conqueror. The work is situated in relation to the war memorial, where the language of memory most often belongs to the victor, but in these sculptures van Hout monumentalises the capitulator and memorialises the idea of giving up and letting go. At the closure of the fair the sculptures will become part of the Bendigo Art Gallery’s permanent collection.

    (image courtesy of the Bendigo Advertiser) 

  • 4th Aug 2018

    The 2018 TarraWarra Biennial ‘From Will To Form’ opens today, with a site responsive sculpture by Isadora Vaughan and Michelle Ussher’s newly executed ceramic and painterly pieces joining the work of 22 other artists and artist groups. Curated by Emily Cormack, the Biennal considers how the wild, intangible forces that animate behaviour might be present within an artwork. Continues until 6 November. (image: Isadora Vaughan ‘Canker Sore’ 2018)

  • 26th Jul 2018

    Sarah Contos has been awarded a 2019 Studio Scholarship at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Recipients of these prestigious scholarships stay at one of two of the AGNSW studios at the Cité Internationale des Arts – either two months at the Moya Dyring Memorial Studio or three months at the Dr Denise Hickey Memorial Studio.

    (image credit: Lisa Mattiazzi)

  • 19th Jul 2018

    Laith McGregor is one of the artists contributing to this years’ Splendour in the Grass Arts Program. His work, 'Hide Your Eyes’, is a self-portrait of the artist in the likeness of a guru or religious figure transferred onto a series of banners that viewers are invited to manipulate in various ways - to deface, distort and alter. Ready with permanent markers to be drawn on in situ, the banners will evolve in collaboration with the Splendour crowd. Laith invites participants to draw faces, text, graffiti and personal ramblings directly onto the work, thereby building an alternate communal persona.

  • 19th Jul 2018

    Jonny Niesche and Consuelo Cavaniglia are presenting new works in ‘Dream’n Wild’, a group exhibition at ALASKA Projects of artists and writers who have a connection to, or who have lived and worked between, the cities of Vienna and Sydney. Curated by Alexander Jackson Wyatt, the exhibition seeks to engage the physical and figurative architecture of the gallery as an impossible bridge between distinctly separate locations. Opening tomorrow night, Friday 20 July from 6-8pm, the exhibition continues until 3 August.

    (image: Jonny Niesche, ‘Untitled (After Morris)' 2018)

  • 10th Jul 2018

    Ronnie van Hout’s solo exhibition 'No one is watching you: Ronnie van Hout', curated by Melissa Keys, opens tomorrow night at Buxton Contemporary. Showcasing over thirty years of artistic practice alongside newly commissioned installations, this exhibition surveys van Hout’s absurdist impressions of the contemporary human condition through an array of sculptural, video, photographic, embroidered and text-based works. ‘No one is watching you’ will open to the public on July 12 and remain on view until 21 October.

    (image: Ronnie van Hout ‘Handwalk’ 2015 (film still))