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  • 11th Oct 2016

    Nell: The Wake. Published by STATION this book covers the artist's group of hand-built ceramic vessels created for the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art earlier this year, which are now on display in Nell’s survey exhibition at the Shepparton Art Museum. 
  • 24th Sep 2016

    Sean Peoples will be presenting works along side American artist Jacky Connolly in Country Home Ideas at Bus Projects as part of their ‘With compliments’ series. The ‘With compliments’ series explores how Australian artists locate their work within an international dialogue, examining the relationships between artists and their influences across generations and geographical borders, looking at how these influences can remain a vital force throughout an artist's career. As part of Country Home Ideas, video work by American artist Jacky Connolly has been included as a counterpoint to Peoples' domestically-referential sculptural objects.
     
    Opening on 28 September, the exhibition runs until 15 October.
     
    (image: Sean Peoples 'What I Love Most about My Home is Who I Share it With’ 2016)
  • 23rd Sep 2016

    Patrick Pound has been included in the Centre for Contemporary Photography's The Documentary Take: Walker Evans and Selected Australian Art. An exhibition that takes a different look at influential photographer Walker Evans practice, placing the emphasis on his printed pages, and in particular his work for American magazines. Pound along with a list of other influential artists have benefited from proximity to the foundational practice of Walker Evans, and this exhibition aims to give example to Evans' “documentary style” as a form of contemporary art which is now seen in Pound and his contemporaries practices
     
    Opening on 30 September, the exhibition runs until 13 November, as part of the Melbourne Festival.
     
    (image: Patrick Pound 'Drive by (en passant)' (detail) ongoing)
  • 20th Sep 2016

    Zac Langdon-Pole is currently exhibiting works in Grammars, an exhibition organised by artist Blaine Western at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand. Formed out of an on-going body of research, this exhibition questions the different methodologies, genealogies and complexities imbued in objects. Grammars brings together existing artists work as well as works developed in response to the Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s collection and its periphery. 
     
    The exhibition will be on display until 13 November.
     
    (image: Zac Langdon-Pole ‘Garden on Garden’ 2012)
     
    (image courtesy of Michael Lett, Auckland)
  • 17th Sep 2016

    Patrick Pound’s The Great Exhibition is the first comprehensive exhibition of the New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based artist, which will open at the National Gallery of Victoria in March 2017.
     
    An avid collector, Pound is equally interested in systems and the ordering of objects: an attempt, perhaps, to make things coherent. As Pound says, "to collect is to gather your thoughts through things". Through complex arrangements and installations of objects drawn from the artist’s expansive archives, Pound’s work playfully and poetically explores the art of collecting, and the ways in which things can hold and project ideas. For this exhibition Pound has created several vast new collections, which he describes as ‘museums of things’. Objects that are seemingly redundant or overlooked are meticulously collected by the artist and put back into ‘use’ in these museums.
     
    Opening on 31 March at NGV Australia, the exhibition runs until 30 July 2017
     
    (image: Patrick Pound ‘Jackie’ 2014)
  • 15th Sep 2016

    Dane Lovett is a finalist in the $25,000 2016 R & M McGivern Prize at Maroondah’s ArtSpace at Realm, in Ringwood, Victoria. Titled ‘Text’, this edition considers the rapid developments in the way we communicate, and that it is timely to consider the role of text in art.
     
    The winner of the prize will be announced on Friday 16 September, with the exhibition running until 20 November.
     
    (image: #DaneLovett ‘Genesis’ 2016) #StationMelbourne
  • 14th Sep 2016

    Moya McKenna will be exhibiting in 'Shut Up and Paint' at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. An exhibition that celebrates and examines contemporary painting in the NGV Collection, with a number testing the boundaries of what might be considered painting today, as artists explore a more fluid relationship between it and other forms of art making, and reconsider painting’s place in a contemporary world.
     
    Opening on 17 September, the exhibition runs until 12 February 2017.
     
    (image: Moya McKenna ‘Sacred tentacles’ 2007)
  • 6th Sep 2016

    Ronnie van Hout will be presenting a new sculptural work for his upcoming exhibition YOU! at Gertrude Contemporary. Created specifically for the street-facing front gallery of Gertrude Contemporary, van Hout’s sculptural figure stands in the centre of the room, pointing back at the viewer and the street with an almost accusatory menace. Turning the tide on what it might mean to be stared upon, we are implicated in the narrative, indeed, we are somehow at fault and being singled out for this reason. Through this van Hout performs a tangential shift within self-portraiture to cast the viewer as the subject, reprimanding us for looking and returning power to the lone figure in the gallery.  

    Opening on 9 September, the exhibition runs until 15 October.

    (image: Ronnie van Hout 'YOU!' (detail) 2016)

  • 31st Aug 2016

  • 30th Aug 2016

    Coming soon, Daniel Boyd’s new book 'Parts of Lost Body  (after Aimé Césaire & Pablo Picasso)’ with Perimeter Editions.
     
    Taking late Francophone writer, politician and founding father of the Negritude movement Aimé Césaire's seminal collection of poems 'Lost Bod’y (which was famously illustrated by Pablo Picasso) as its source material and guide, this slender new volume from Indigenous Australian artist Daniel Boyd not only shines a light back on the mid-century black consciousness movement, but continues his quietly spoken mining of modernism's relationship to colonialism. Featuring Boyd's painterly appropriations of Picasso's economical line-drawings – rendered in Boyd's unique pointillist style – 'Parts of Lost Body (after Aimé Césaire & Pablo Picasso)' not only pays homage to Césaire and his wider impact, but poses questions of Picasso's uncomfortable place in the cultural scheme of Negritude.
     
    42 pages, 25 x 18.5 cm, french-fold with softcover, edition of 350

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