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  • 7th Mar 2018

    A solo exhibition celebrating the work of Nell opens tomorrow night at Walkway Gallery in Bordertown.

    Drawing from the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia, ‘Nell' features two important bodies of work including paintings and 'The Wake', a collection of hand-built vessels which emulate Haniwa – Japanese tomb ornaments which serve to both protect the dead but also drive away evil.

    Opening tomorrow at 7pm, the exhibition continues until the end of April.

    (image: Nell, 'LUCKY', 2014-2015)

  • 6th Mar 2018

    ‘Borrowed Time’, a solo exhibition of new and recent work by Laith McGregor opens tomorrow at Caloundra Regional Gallery.

    ‘Borrowed Time’ focuses on time and labour - recurring themes in McGregor’s work. Encompassing painting, drawing, sculpture and video, the exhibition will be anchored by an installation of ceramic sculptures recently gifted by the artist to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue featuring a new text by exhibition curator Hamish Sawyer, and will travel to the Tweed Regional Gallery later in 2018. Opening tomorrow from 6.00-8.00pm, preceded by a floor talk with the artist at 5.30pm.

    The exhibition continues until 29 April.

    (image: Laith McGregor, 'St Petersburg', 2014)

  • 16th Feb 2018

    Ronnie van Hout has been announced as the recipient of the Melbourne Art Foundation 2018 Commission. Jointly commissioned with the Bendigo Art Gallery this ambitious large-scale work will be unveiled at the Melbourne Art Fair before moving to its permanent home in Bendigo.

    (image: RonnievanHout ‘crawling figure’ (detail) 2017)

  • 15th Feb 2018

    Isadora Vaughan will be presenting work in 'A Thousand Times The Rolling Sun', a project held in and responding to the Old H.M Prison in Beechworth. Built in 1864 and ceasing operations in 2004, the prison’s exterior and interior spaces retain a nuanced and tangled lineage of its history. Its relatively untouched facade has corroborated and perpetuated a specific narrative, particularly in relation to Beechworth’s gold rush and Kelly gang affiliations. This project attempts to investigate and celebrate the multiple histories and myths that have come to characterise the prison in collective consciousness.

    'A Thousand Times The Rolling Sun' will be open from 16-18 February 2018, from 10am - 4pm daily.

    (image: #IsadoraVaughan, Cunjevoi (installation view), 2016)

  • 10th Feb 2018

    André Piguet’s solo exhibition ‘kemp roth comb filter’ is currently on show at Gertrude Glasshouse in Collingwood, Melbourne. As a current Gertrude Studio Artist, this exhibition stems from the research and development Piguet has undertaken as a part of the studio program.

    A text by Deirdre Cannon will accompany the exhibition, which runs until 10 March.

    (image: André Piguet, kemp roth comb filter, installation detail)

  • 10th Feb 2018

    Steve Carr and Perimeter Editions’ ‘Variations for Troubled Hands’ has been named as a finalist in the Australian Photobook of the Year Awards. These awards celebrate excellence and innovation in photo book creation, and aim to showcase the work of Australian photo artists to local and international audiences.

    The winner will be announced on 23 February.

  • 10th Feb 2018

    Zac Langdon-Pole will be exhibiting work in Belgium this month, as a recipient of the ARS VIVA 2017/18 Prize - an art prize awarded to three young artists living in Germany whose works are distinguished by their pioneering potential. The prize, also awarded to Oscar Engberg (NZ) and Sophie Berger (AT) includes a residency on Fogo Island and a travelling exhibition of new work. Following their first exhibition at the Kunstverein Munich in 2017, work of the three winners is now on show at S.M.A.K, Ghent. In Ghent the three artists concentrate on the specific spatial setting of S.M.A.K, including the museum building as well as its urban environment, with Langdon-Pole’s presentation including a project mounted in association with a florist’s shop near the museum.

    The ARS VIVA 2017/18 Prize Exhibition opens at S.M.A.K today, 10 February, and continues until 13 May 2018.

    (image: Zac Langdon Pole, Punctatum (detail), 2017)

  • 31st Jan 2018

    Daniel Boyd will be presenting a new body of work in A beast, a god, and a line as part of the Dhaka Art Summit in Bangladesh. Curated by Cosmin Costinas, this exhibition is woven by connections and circulations of ideas across a geography with Bengal at its core. Commonly called Asia-Pacific, it could also be defined by several other definitions, which the exhibition will explore and untangle. Overlapping and sometimes conflicting or barely discernible beneath the strident layers of contemporaneity and the modern waves of destruction, these worlds are still the pillars of a region that is going through a process of replacing its colonial cartographic coordinates, a process this exhibition proudly serves.


    Opening February 2, the exhibition runs until 10 February at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.


    (photo: Jessica Maurer, courtesy Roslyn Oxley9, Sydney)

  • 30th Jan 2018

    Tony Schwensen’s video performance ‘Great America’ will be exhibited as part of the inaugural International Festival of Radical Performance hosted at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran. The festival is designed to showcase alternative performance art, video performances and cyber performances from contemporary international artists, and will run from February 1 - March 1 2018.

    (image: Tony Schwensen, ‘Great America’ 2015 (video still))

  • 15th Jan 2018

    A selection of collaborative works by Joshua Petherick and Lewis Fidock are currently on show in Unreal City at Firstdraft, Sydney. Curated by Sarah Rees, ‘Unreal City’ is an exhibition of painting and sculpture by Australian contemporary artists. The exhibition traces art and architecture back and forth through historical and social associations, whilst referencing traditions of Minimalism and Arte Povera in its examination of objects, structures and spacial relationships.

    On view until 28 January.

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