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  • 6th Feb 2016

    Tony Schwensen has been curated into Support Material, Soft Furnishings, an exhibition that explores a group of artists whose practices can be located in a space between art and furniture, and/or art and dwelling. Opening at the RMIT Project Space Support Material, Soft Furnishings will attempt to collect, arrange and re-arrange a selection of works that create a tension between surface and function be that the inane, socio-political, psychological or experiential.

    Opening on February 25 the exhibition runs until 24 March.

    (image: Tony Schwensen 'Elegy to the Australian Republic (Motherwell Avoids relegation)’ 2003)

    (image courtesy of Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney)

     

  • 27th Jan 2016

  • 15th Jan 2016

    Daniel Boyd’s first solo exhibition in his home state’s capital, Brisbane, will open this February at the Institute of Modern Art (IMA). Exhibited in the IMA’s new exhibition space, 'The Green Room', an endeavour that aims to have connection to the region, this exhibition will focus on Boyd’s paintings that feature “maps”. These maps act as keys for unlocking land, sea, sky, and tracing colonial stories, from being representative of a boatman’s tale that evokes the dichotomy of this life and the next, to the utilitarian representation of ocean currents and swells.

    Opening on 20 February the exhibition runs until 24 March.

    (image: Daniel Boyd 'Untitled' 2014)

  • 14th Jan 2016

    Patrick Lundberg has been curated into Zero to Hero at TCB art Inc. Curated by Chloe Geoghegan this exhibition will address the individual practices of Lundberg and Nick Austin as continuously intersecting at certain points within one narrative system, whilst also using the convention of space to form a conversation around the inevitability of location.

    Opening on January 20 the exhibition runs until February 6.

  • 13th Jan 2016

    Jonny Niesche will be presenting his first solo exhibition in Austria at the New Jörg Kunstverein in Wein this month. Taking it's tongue-in-cheek title from the institution itself, a name often misheard as "New York". New Jörg, New Jörg (a reference to the song most famously attributed to Frank Sinatra) continues Niesche's exploration of Modernist ideals composed from hyper-contemporary materials and processes, whilst pointing to the truth that we all hear what we want to hear.

    Opening on January 15 the exhibition runs until January 23.

  • 17th Nov 2015

    Patrick Lundberg is presenting new works in Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show at the Auckland Art Gallery later this month. The exhibition, through suggestion and proposition, invite the viewer into a conversation that, rather than being constrained by the ties of narrative painting, are speculative and forward-looking. That in the end open up the language of painting into new realms. Opening on the 28th of November the exhibition runs until the 4th of April 2016.

    (image: Patrick Lundberg 'No Title' 2014)

  • 30th Oct 2015

    The documentary on Ronnie van Hout's band Into The Void will be having a season of screenings next month at Longplay, Northcote.

  • 28th Oct 2015

    Daniel Boyd has been announced as one of the participants in Stephanie Rosenthal’s 2016 Biennale of Sydney, The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed. Drawing inspiration from a line by famed science fiction author William Gibson, this iteration of the Biennale will explore how the common distinction between the virtual and the physical has become even more elusive. Specifically looking at relevant themes to the 21st century: the occupation of land, racism, climate change and the huge advances in technology. The Biennale of Sydney runs from March 18th until June 5th 2015 in various locations throughout Sydney.

  • 13th Oct 2015

    Tony Schwensen will be presenting a new video work at Bus Projects this October, titled Great America the work continues Schwensen's artistic interweaving of fact, fiction, myth and propaganda. Specifically, Great Ameriaca delves in Schwensen's current research into the contrasting socio-political history of the United States as a behavioral conditioner against the performative behavior of traumatized hominids. Constructing a version of a history/mythology that collapses in on itself through its inherent contradictions, as official histories tend to do under scrutiny. Opening on the 21st of October the exhibition continues until the 7th of November.
     
    (image: Tony Schwensen Great America (detail) 2015)
  • 9th Sep 2015

    Gareth Sansom and Nell have been included in the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object. Since 1990 the Adelaide Biennial has been one of the country’s formidable representations of contemporary art, this year being no exception with many of the included works possessing a materiality akin to trickery or magic, with their tendencies to be slightly bizarre and duplicitous. Set across multiple locations in the city of Adelaide, the biennial runs from the 27th of February until the 15th of May, 2016.
     
    (image: Gareth Sansom ‘A universal timeless allegory’ 2014)

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