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  • 9th Mar 2020

    Manuel Ocampo is included in the 22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN, curated by Brook Andrew, showing a suite of new large-scale paintings in the Turbine Hall at Cockatoo Island.

    Titled 'La Buena Vida' ('The Good Life'), the series of paintings brings together seemingly disparate imagery pulled from sources including cartoons from magazines, satirical comics and newspapers; references to the Philippine-American war (1899–1902); and American and European modernist paintings.

    ​In response to the theme of the Biennale: NIRIN (a Wiradjuri word meaning 'edge'), Ocampo states: ​"I am reminded of medieval copyists of biblical manuscripts where the texts are adorned in the margins with images. The margin is where one can paint capricious images challenging the dominant text of the manuscript. The images permit one to contradict oneself, to be irreverent, and impious."

    ​22nd Biennale of Sydney
    14 March – 8 June 2020

    ​image: Manuel Ocampo 'Breaktime in the Critical Studies Dept' 2020

  • 9th Mar 2020

    Patrick Pound is currently included in the exhibition 'Walker Evans Revisited' at Kunsthalle Mannheim, as part of the 2020 German Photo Biennale: 'The Lives and Loves of Images'.

    The exhibition brings together two kinds of response from contemporary artists and photographers. Firstly, there is the continuation and extension of Evans’ ways of photographing everyday life. Secondly, the exhibition presents a variety of projects by artists responding very directly to particular images and projects by Evans, ranging from appropriation and collage, to re-imaginings and homage.

    Curated by David Campany, the Biennale rolls out across three cities, six museums and an extensive programme of talks, discussions and workshops until 26 April.

    ​image: Patrick Pound 'People in Tears' (detail) 2020

  • 7th Mar 2020

    Adam Lee recently spoke with ​Yoshino on the podcast 'Artist Decoded'.

    This is the second podcast episode they have recorded together, and covers such topics as Adam's thoughts about taking a more specific and personal approach to his work and using art to process and understand life's difficult experiences.

    ​You can listen to the episode online now at Artist Decoded

  • 3rd Mar 2020

    Michelle Ussher is included in the exhibition 'Making Her Mark: Selected Works from the Collections', which just opened at the TarraWarra Museum of Art.

    ​The exhibition explores themes arising from works by women artists in the collection – such as memory, landscape and abstraction – and also includes a modest selection of works by male artists that amplify these images, ideas and styles. On until 16 April.

    ​image: Michelle Ussher 'Two Eyeballs on the Run — Looking for a New Head to House. Part One' 2012 (detail; installation view)

  • 12th Feb 2020

    Nell, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Sarah Contos, Jonny Niesche, Jason Phu, Tom Polo, Reko Rennie and Marian Tubbs have donated works to HOME: Bushfire Relief Art Auction Fundraiser, happening tonight.

    Over sixty of Australia’s leading and emerging contemporary artists are working in solidarity to raise funds for the Australian bushfire crisis for a one night only live and silent art auction event.

    All proceeds will be donated to The Climate Council, WWF Australia and Firesticks Alliance.

    Wednesday 12 February, 7–10pm
    National Art School, Sydney

    image: Nell ‘THE SONG OF WATER’ 2019

  • 26th Dec 2019

    Nell is included in the exhibition 'us. universal stories' at the newly re-opened Museum of Art and Culture (MAC), Lake Macquarie.

    The exhibition features work by significant contemporary artists whose practices tell stories about the human condition, transcending specific politics, culture, religion, gender, geographical location. It is on now until 9 February 2020.

    Image: Nell 'if you could hear the sound of my violin you would know how I feel', 2015

  • 9th Dec 2019

    Eugenia Lim is currently included in the exhibition 'BETWEEN TWO WORLDS' at Newcastle Regional Art Gallery.

    ​'​BETWEEN TWO WORLDS' aims to create conversations between artists and audiences while promoting the diversity of works of art being produced by Australian artists of Chinese heritage. The exhibition acknowledges the artists who have lived, worked and are connected to China and Australia through migration, major historical events and Australia’s agricultural and industrial developments. On ​until 16 February 2020.

    Image: Eugenia Lim 'Yellow Peril' 2015 (video still).

  • 9th Dec 2019

    Sam Martin is included in the group exhibition Drawing Folio 3: Abstraction at Block Projects. Curated by John Nixon and Justin Andrews, this ongoing exhibition series presents a broad range of conceptually rigorous works that are drawn by hand.

    The exhibition opens Tuesday 10 December, 6–8pm and is on until 1 February 2020.

    Image: Sam Martin ‘Garden of Memory’ 2019.

  • 8th Dec 2019

    Zac Langdon-Pole is currently presenting 'Sutures of the Sky' in the BMW Lounge at Art Basel Miami. After winning the 2018 BMW Art Journey Prize, Langdon-Pole undertook extensive ​travel and research, ​exploring how people have mapped the stars throughout history. With a focus on celestial mapping, from Europe to the Pacific Islands, Langdon-Pole sought to trace how Western forms of mapping have interacted with perspectives from the Pacific region.

    ​Throughout his travels Langdon-Pole collected small samples of sand from specified locations. Then, using an analogue photographic method in a darkroom, he used these samples to make photograms of sand from each specified location. The project also involved the publication of 'Constellations', published by Hatje Cantz, which documents Langdon-Pole’s BMW Art Journey.

    ​Image: Zac Langdon-Pole 'Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands 31.01.2019', 2019.

  • 5th Dec 2019

    'Eveleigh Treehouse' created by Nell, in collaboration with Cave Urban, has been selected by Artsy as one of the best public art installations of 2019.

    Providing a destination and place of contemplation on Eveleigh Green, the work references the history and character of the Eveleigh railway area in its design and materials, whilst also embodying a personal connection to the site for the artist, whose great-grandfather worked as a boilermaker at Eveleigh from 1931–1952. Created in consultation with the local community, over 400 people welded individual metal gum leaves with personal inscriptions, imbuing the anthropomorphic structures with a face, spirit, and personality.

    ​Image: Nell and Cave Urban, 'Eveleigh Treehouse', 2019, Sydney. Co-commissioned by Mirvac and Carriageworks. Curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham. Photo by Nelson Cortez.

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