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  • 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

    Opening this Thursday 18 January 6 - 8 pm Adam Lee will be presenting MONOLITH at Gertrude Glasshouse. An exhibition of new works made whilst on the Glasshouse Stonehouse studio residency in Chenaud, France and in his Macedon studio since his return. This newly established studio residency is organised by private benefactors and long-term Gertrude supporters Michael Schwarz and David Clouston and Antje and Andrew Géczy.  The residency provides the opportunity for Australian and New Zealand Artists to live and work for a period in France, and opens avenues for the experience of working within a European context in order to develop new work to be exhibited in Australia.

    Adam Lee was the inaugural artist selected for the residency and spent six weeks living and working in Chenaud. MONOLITH draws upon the experience of remoteness within the rural landscape of Southern France, seeking to mine aspects of local folklore and religious mythologies interweaved with fragments of the personal and the autobiographic.

    The exhibition runs until 3 February.


    (image: #AdamLee ‘Monolith (Numbering Our Days)’ (detail) 2017

  • 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.

  • 22nd Dec 2017

    Isadora Vaughan has been announced as one of Gertrude Contemporary’s 2018 incoming studio artists. The highly competitive application-based program supports 16 artists for a two-year period, with 8 artists invited to join the program each year. Through this program Gertrude Contemporary shows its commitment to supporting artists at key moments in the development of their practice, to represent an inter–generational selection of artists, and to support a diverse range of artistic practices. The selection of artists is led by an advisory committee involving a current Studio Artist, a Studio Artist alumni, an external curator and key Gertrude staff.

    (image: Installation view 'Cunjevoi' 2016)

  • 12th Dec 2017

    David Griggs has been announced as one of the 2018 Artspace One Year Studio Artists. This will provide Griggs with a substantial studio space to undertake ambitious projects; engaged feedback and dialogue from a dedicated Artspace Program Curator; introductions to networks through the Artspace Visiting Curators; and many other benefits that will only build upon his already exciting and engaging artistic practice.

    (image: David Griggs ‘Zodiacs and God’ (detail) 2011)

  • 12th Dec 2017

    Michael Staniak is currently presenting work in Homeostase as part of the Wrong Digital Biennale in São Paulo, BR. The exhibition examines in a panoramic way the international emerging art scene under the effects of a ubiquitous, pervasive and post-internet digital reality. The works on display are born or transited in the digital environment, are created in electronic equipment or by hand, in the online world or disconnected from networks, static or moving.

    The Biennale runs until 28 January.


    (image: Michael Staniak ‘OBJ_210’ 2017)

  • 7th Dec 2017

    Nell will be presenting work in Board, an exhibition at the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery recognising the board as a ubiquitous feature of Australian life and as a fertile ground for the visual arts. The contributing artists mine board-based subcultures – specifically surfing and skateboarding – for their dynamic imagery and performance potential as well as metaphysical and narrative associations.

    Opening Saturday 9 December, the exhibition will run until 2 February 2018.

    (image: Nell, ghost deck #1, 2015)

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