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  • 14th Oct 2019

    We’re delighted to announce that Reko Rennie will present a monumental illuminated text work at Carriageworks as part of Sydney Festival in 2020. Titled ‘REMEMBER ME’, the commissioned work will reference Rennie’s history as a graffiti artist, whose adaption of urban spaces created sites of protest, politics and poetry. 

    ‘REMEMBER ME’ will be on view from 8 January 2020 – January 2021, and will be located prominently at the Wilson Street entrance to Carriageworks.

    (image: Reko Rennie ‘REMEMBER ME’ 2020. Commissioned by Carriageworks)

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  • 14th Oct 2019

    Daniel Boyd will be exhibiting ‘VIDEO WORKS,’ a major video installation project at Carriageworks during Sydney Festival in 2020. Comprising an immersive composite of three video installations, the works will map the walls of the gallery with Boyd's infinite cosmos of dynamic compositions and prismatic colour. 

    Designed as an experience that is both otherworldly and grounded, expansive and atomic, ’VIDEO WORKS’ will be presented as three major video installations: ‘A Darker Shade of Dark #1-4’ (2012), ‘History is Made at Night’ (2013); and ‘Yamani’ (2018).

    Accompanying the work is a mixed soundtrack by Boyd’s long-time music collaborators Canyons.

    On view from 8 January - 1 March 2020, ‘VIDEO WORKS’ is an abstracted journey through time immemorial, and a gesture to the impermanence of life on this planet.⠀

    (image: Daniel Boyd ⁣'Yamani' (still), 2018)⠀

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  • 12th Oct 2019

    Dane Lovett is currently undertaking an artist residency in China’s Jiangsu Province, as part of the Victoria-Jiangsu Sister Province Arts Exchange at Points Centre for Contemporary Art (PCCA). The residency is supported by Creative Victoria.

    The artist is spending time in the water town of Jinxi researching ink and wash painting, and creating works inspired by the provincial landscape. While there, Dane is also being hosted by Nanjing University of the Arts.⠀

    Dane will be exhibiting new works at Points International Residency Exhibition III, Jiangsu on 8 October 2019. ⠀

    (image: Dane Lovett ‘Lotus 6’ 2019, Dane exploring Jiangsu Province, artist studio, photographic research of the area) ⠀

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  • 11th Oct 2019

    Michael Staniak and Jonny Niesche are included in ‘Flat Earth Society’ at Cement Fondu, which opens tomorrow 12 October 6-8pm. 

    'Flat Earth Society' is a group exhibition of interdisciplinary artists working at the intersection of abstraction and screen-based culture.

    The exhibition runs until 8 December. Free, all welcome.

    (image: Michael Staniak 'Oxide Painting 044', 2018)

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  • 9th Oct 2019

    Jon Cattapan will be co-curating 'Turbulence, Conflict and the Garden of Remediation’ at Melbourne Gardens, Domain House, on view from 12 October - 3 November. ⁣⠀ ⁣

    The exhibition explores the unexpected relationships between gardens and plants in times of turbulence. Gardens offer refuge; they are places of rehabilitation and healing. The plants that grow within this environment take on the role of talisman and medicine, and now, as harbingers of conflict-driven climate change.

    A public opening and welcome event for the exhibition will be held on Tuesday 15 October from 5:30pm. An accompanied symposium, 'AFTERSTORM: Gardens, War, Conflict’ will take place at Mueller Hall from 25 - 26 October. The symposium features presentations and panel discussions on the place of gardens within the movements of humans caught in turbulent flows. ⁣

    Curated by Jon Cattapan, Lyndell Brown, Charles Green and Paul Gough, the exhibition and symposium is an Australian Research Council Discovery Project, and is presented by the Victorian College of the Arts and University of Melbourne in partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. For more information, contact the University of Melbourne Visitor Centre on 9252 2429. ⠀⁣

    (images: Jon Cattapan ‘Afterstorm II’ 2019

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  • 4th Oct 2019

    Nell is included in 'Hope Dies Last: Art at the End of Optimism', which opens tonight at Gertrude Contemporary, 6-8pm. 

    As apart of Melbourne's International Arts Festival, ‘Hope Dies Last’ confronts our individual and collective anxieties of mortality, fatalism and failure specific to the moment when hope evaporates for the final time. 

    Curated by Mark Feary.

    Details: Gertrude Contemporary | 21-31 High Street Preston South. Free, all welcome. The exhibition will run until 9 November.

    (image: Nell 'The ghost who travels will never die', 2018, detail)

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  • 2nd Oct 2019

    The publication 'Adam Lee Monolith - Stonehouse-Glasshouse’ has been selected as a Finalist in the prestigious 2019 AGDA Design Awards. In 2017, Adam became the first Stonehouse-Glasshouse recipient and travelled with his family to the Chenaud village, Southern France, where the residency is located. ⠀

    The book documents Adam’s experience of remoteness within the rural landscapes and features artwork images and installation photographs of his Gertrude Glasshouse exhibition, as well as an accompanying essay by Dr Kent Wilson, senior curator at the La Trobe Art Institute. The publication is available to purchase at STATION.⠀

    (image: 'Adam Lee Monolith - Stonehouse-Glasshouse’ 2019. Hayman Design)

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  • 2nd Oct 2019

    The book ‘Tom Polo Paris Drawings’ has been selected as a Finalist in the prestigious 2019 AGDA Design Awards. Tom’s debut publication draws on a body of work made during the artist’s 2016 residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts residency, Paris. ⠀⠀

    The forty eight portraits ooze with both personality and character, their often impish visages revealing a language that proves both playful and pointed, leaning on the qualities of the naive and untaught, while also displaying an astute painterly syntax and sensibility. The book also features an essay by Justin Paton, Head Curator of International Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.The publication is available to buy at STATION.⠀

    (image: Tom Polo, 'Tom Polo Paris Drawings’ 2019. Hayman Design)

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  • 23rd Sep 2019

    Steve Carr has been announced as a recipient of the prestigious McCahon House Artists in Residence for 2020. Located in French Bay Titirangi, New Zealand, the residency program provides mid career artists with an opportunity to spend three months living in an area that had a profound influence on the iconic artist Colin McCahon. Carr will be undertaking his residency in early 2020.

    (image: Steve Carr ‘Boxing Gloves’ 2012)

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  • 22nd Sep 2019

    Daniel Boyd will be presenting a talk on Tuesday 24 Sep, from 6–7pm, as part of the ‘First Nations’ First Person’ series hosted by the ANU School of Art & Design.

    The artist is the third contributor in this series of talks and workshops, which brings the university’s art and design community into dialogue with prominent contemporary Australian First Nations’ artists and curators. Boyd was a student at the ANU School of Art & Design from 2002-2005.

    (image: Daniel Boyd 'Untitled' 2017)

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