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  • 30th Apr 2019

    Isadora Vaughan has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Ramsay Art Prize, presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia.

    The $100,000 acquisitive prize recognises contemporary Australian artists under 40.
    The finalists exhibition will be on show 25 May – 25 Aug 2019.

    (image: Isadora Vaughan 'Canker Sore' 2018)

  • 27th Apr 2019

    Joshua Petherick and Lewis Fidock's collaborative exhibition 'U' opens at Sydney, Sydney this evening.  Location upon request.

    'Fidock and Petherick's objects are artifice and the result of an elaborate artistic and chemical process of transformation. These residues speak of future malfunction, dilapidation and degradation...an interacting organic and inorganic mise en scène.'
    -Charlotte Day, 'Field Notes' in 'Future Eaters' exh. cat., Monash Museum of Art | MUMA, 2017

    (image: Joshua Petherick and Lewis Fidock, 'U' 2019, installation view. Photograph: Jessica Maurer)

  • 12th Apr 2019

    Daniel Boyd has been announced as a collaborator in the next Kaldor Public Art Project, producing a porous light installation for the Clothing Store spaces at Carriageworks.

    Project 34: ‘Absorption' will be led by Asad Raza, who will be presenting his work in Australia for the first time. Developed in consultation with biologists and environmental scientists, ‘Absorption’ will comprise an installation with organic elements that will mediate interactions in the space, setting the scene for collaborations, rituals, and conversations. Much of Raza’s work has a strong collaborative dimension. During his visits to Australia over the past year, Raza has invited artists to develop initiatives that move the project beyond an individual artist’s vision to a project that evolves and changes throughout its duration. Focussing on dialogue and collaboration, these artist interventions take the form of installations, performances, and experiments.

    ‘Absorption’ will run from 3–19 May 2019 in the Clothing Store building at Carriageworks, Sydney.

    (image: Daniel Boyd, 'Untitled (33.894728, 151.189099)' 2019. Window installation, adhesive vinyl on glass 23 panels within Kaldor Public Art Project 34: Asad Raza, Absorption, 2019. The Clothing Store, Carriageworks. Photo by Pedro Greig. Image courtesy Broadsheet.)

  • 10th Apr 2019

    Steaphan Paton’s solo exhibition ‘The Australian Inquisition’ opens tomorrow night at Gertrude Glasshouse.

    A current Gertrude Studio Artist, Paton’s practice involves an entwining of media to create environments that offer a glimpse of the journey between process and outcome, presenting through an environment of sculpture and multi-channel video. 'The Australian Inquisition' utilises heavyweight steel piping of the kind used in major water or oil distribution as sculptural armatures from which patternised shield-like elements have been extracted. Removed of their functionality to transport resources, the pipes mimic the forms of barks traditionally used in the production of shields, while also resembling some kind of foreign body archeologically excavated and presented as an obscure object of indiscernible origin and function. Looking upon these metallic barks or recently unearthed apparatus, a cinematic journey though landscape unfolds, offering both a visualistic sense of flow and momentum, as well as a contextual cue of historical cultural trajectory.

    Opening tomorrow, Thursday 11 April from 6-8pm, ‘The Australian Inquisition’ continues until 18 May.

    (image: Steaphan Paton, 'The Onus of Proof' 2019)

  • 10th Apr 2019

    STATION is proud to announce the gallery's 2019 Berlin project exhibition, 'Ruler, rete'. 

    Hosted at Arndt Art Agency from 26 April - 12 May 2019, the exhibition will feature gallery artists Daniel Boyd, Zac Langdon-Pole, Clare Milledge, Tomislav Nikolic, Gareth Sansom and Marian Tubbs. Designed to function as a series of visually led conversations throughout the gallery spaces, 'Ruler, rete' will focus on points of ideological convergence and material rapports, exploring themes of migration and the telling of histories through new and recent paintings, sculpture and installations by the exhibiting artists.

    Opening: Friday 26 April, 6.00-9.00pm
    Arndt Art Agency 
    Fasanenstraße 28
    10719 Berlin


    ARTIST TALKS:

    Join us at Arndt Art Agency, Berlin, for a light brunch on Sunday 28 April from 11am, followed by a series of facilitated artist talks:

    12–1pm: Clare Milledge and Marian Tubbs in conversation with Juliette Desorgues
    2–3pm: Daniel Boyd and Zac Langdon-Pole in conversation with Willem de Rooij
    4–5pm: Gareth Sansom in conversation with Peter Churcher
     

    (images, left: Daniel Boyd, Untitled (GGFDGOC) (detail), 2019, oil and archival glue on canvas 253.0 x 216.0 cm; right: Zac Langdon-Pole, Petalled Corpus (ii), 2017, cast iron calf weaner, spike replaced with hand-carved and etched iron meteorite (Canyon Diablo, Arizona, USA), 9.0 x 12.5 x 4.0 cm

     

     

  • 4th Apr 2019

    Steve Carr has a new book out, his second published by Perimeter Editions.

    “'Smoke Bubbles 1–58' houses a series Carr made while on residency in Japan in 2010. Taking the cover of American soul singer Smokey Robinson's 1973 debut LP Smokey as their point of departure, these images are both planetary and happily preposterous in their bearings. Page after page, we witness soap bubbles filled with cigarette smoke floating, flitting and shimmering against an inky-black studio backdrop – transitory, richly aesthetic moments plucked from a stench of cigarette plumes and a squelch of suds.”

    Steve's first book with Perimeter Editions, 'Variations for Troubled Hands’, won the 2017 Australian Photobook of the Year Award.

    (image: 'Steve Carr: Smoke Bubbles 1–58'. Image courtesy Perimeter Editions)

  • 28th Mar 2019

    Tom Polo is featured in 'The National 2019: New Australian Art', opening tomorrow.

    The National presents the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art, curated across three of Sydney's premier cultural institutions. The 70 featured artists respond to the times in which they live, presenting observations that are provocative, political and poetic.

    Tom has two expansive installations on show at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, involving five new paintings, two site-specific wall paintings and 40 of his ‘Paris Drawings’, made while undertaking a residency in Paris as recipient of the 2015 Brett Whitley scholarship, administered by the AGNSW.

    (image: Tom Polo, 'watching is looking and looking is noticing’ 2019)

  • 27th Mar 2019

    Tomorrow Daniel Boyd and Edition Office’s sculpture 'For Our Country', commissioned for the Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, will be unveiled.

    Commemorating the the military service and experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, ‘For our Country’ takes the form of a sculptural pavilion set behind a ceremonial fire pit within a circular stonefield.

    “[The memorial] is a manifestation of a deep connection to the land and responsibility to future generations: how they will inherit this relationship; generational exchange of knowledge that has happened hundreds of thousands of times, from parent to child, grandparent to child, great-grandparent to child, and so on. It is about our respect for the land, how we would like our children to experience that connection, while understanding the sacrifices made to seek a system in equilibrium.” - Daniel Boyd, 2018

    Dr Jackie Huggins AM FAHA (Bidjara and Birri Gubba Judi) will perform the dedication tomorrow Thursday 28 March at 9am.

    (image: Concept rendering of ‘For Our Country’. Image courtesy Edition Office)

  • 22nd Mar 2019

    Steaphan Paton is included in ‘Jack’s reloaded: material as memory’, a Melbourne Design Week exhibition that explores Victoria’s complex geological and social histories through the locus of Jack’s Magazine. A historic place on the banks of the Maribyrnong River, Jack’s Magazine was constructed over several periods from 1875 to 1921 for the storage of explosives. It exists as an important site in Victoria’s military and industrial past.

    ‘Come in’, one of the works Paton has contributed to the show, explores historical and continual power imbalance, concepts of treachery and the decorum of the immoral. Using the installation of a gun slit door, the work explores cultural conflict and the myth of a peaceful ‘settlement’.

    The exhibition is open this Saturday and Sunday, 23-24 March from 10pm-5pm. A public talk will take place on Saturday 23 March from 2-3pm.

    (image: Steaphan Paton, ‘Come in’ 2016 (installation view))

  • 21st Mar 2019

    Paintings by Tom Polo will be on view in ‘The Whiteley at 20: Twenty Years of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship’, opening this evening at the S.H. Ervin Gallery in Sydney.

    The exhibition features artists that have entered and/or won the scholarship and their works resulting from their residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris along with recent work. The four paintings by Brett Whiteley that secured him the Italian Government Travelling Scholarship will also be on view, displayed together for the first time since 1959.

    Tom Polo was awarded the 2015 Brett Whiteley Scholarship.

    (image: Tom Polo, ‘a new neck’ 2018)

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