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  • 28th Feb 2019

    Clare Milledge is included in 'Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power’ at UQ Art Museum.

    ‘Second Sight’ brings together artists who conjure ideas related to witchcraft, sorcery and magical practices. The exhibition offers a space for intuition, rituals, collective happenings, incantations, and peripheral activity — practices recurrently dismissed as mere magical phenomena.

    Clare has created an installation called 'Art as Fieldwork: Hot Spell on the Way’, which involved her conducting fieldwork with ecologists in parts of regional Australia, collecting material and making field recordings.

    (image: Clare Milledge, 'I am a flood: across a plain; I am a thorn: beneath the nail’ 2019, front)

  • 16th Feb 2019

    Patrick Pound is included in ‘Exchange Value’ at QUT Art Museum, open from today until 28 April.

    ‘Exchange Value’ brings together the works of 11 Australian and international photographers in an exhibition that offers rich and challenging insights into the world of documentary photography. The exhibition explores close-up accounts of those on society's fringes – skinhead subculture in 1970s London, poor Egyptian neighbourhoods during the Arab Spring, the sterile confines of a mental institution – as well as the photographers documenting them. As the relationship between photographer and subject becomes visible, so does the potential for greater possibilities in image making.

    (image: Patrick Pound, ‘the neighbourhood’ 2019 (detail))

  • 14th Feb 2019

    “The first encounter of ‘The Theatre Is Lying’ is with a screen, transparent and flat, supported by a metal frame, castors and handles. A screen to be moved; a screen for seeing through, not around. The artist, Consuelo Cavaniglia, makes work that forces us to encounter architectural space, embedding us in its network, its system. Hers is a theatre of five dimensions.”

    Lisa Radford’s review of ‘The Theatre is Lying’, which includes a new body of work by Consuelo Cavaniglia, was published in The Saturday Paper. Read the full review.

    The Theatre is Lying’ is on view at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art until March 24.

    (image: Consuelo Cavaniglia, ‘distant present’ 2018 (installation view). Photograph by Andrew Curtis)

  • 13th Feb 2019

    Jonny Niesche’s debut monograph, 'Cracked Actor: Works 2013–18', was recently published by Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Vienna. The publication includes essays by Martin Herbert, Kristina Marberger and Nadim Samman, alongside pivotal works created by Niesche from 2013 to 2018.

  • 8th Feb 2019

    Patrick Pound (with Rowan McNaught) is included in ‘The Model Citizen’ at RMIT Gallery, open now until 23 March.

    'The Model Citizen' invites audiences to decide what sort of citizens they want to be. From harvesting the data of the dead to hybrid bio robot citizens, the high stakes are explored in this compelling new exhibition.

    (image: Patrick Pound with Rowan McNaught, Near Neighbours, 2018)

  • 2nd Feb 2019

    ADAM LEE - MONOLITH
    Stonehouse–Glasshouse Residency 2017

    Adam Lee was the first recipient of the Stonehouse/Glasshouse residency. He travelled with his family to Chenaud, France, where he spent six weeks in the studio in July and August 2017. Upon returning to Australia, Lee made the body of work ‘Monolith’, which was shown at Gertrude Glasshouse in January 2018. ‘Monolith’ draws upon Lee’s experience of remoteness within the rural landscape of Southern France. The works mine aspects of local folklore and religious mythologies, interweaved with fragments of the personal and autobiographic.

    Dr Kent Wilson, senior curator at the La Trobe Art Institute, wrote an essay to accompany the show. This essay is reproduced in the book, together with installation photographs of the Gertrude Glasshouse exhibition and images of the individual works.

    Book launch: Saturday 2 February, 2–4pm at Gertrude Glasshouse

  • 30th Jan 2019

    André Piguet and Jackson Slattery’s show ‘La Dronne', at Gertrude Glasshouse, is an exhibition of works devised while the two artists undertook the 2018 Stonehouse/Glasshouse studio residency in Chenaud, France. Organised by private benefactors and long-term Gertrude Contemporary supporters Michael Schwarz and David Clouston, and Antje and Andrew Géczy, this invitational studio residency program provides the opportunity for Australian and New Zealand artists to live and work in for a period of time in Europe.

    Piguet’s new body of work continues his exploration of emergent and imaginary spaces. As an exercise in seriality and speculative image making, this new suite of paintings provide an immersive viewing experience inspired by the La Dronne river of south western France.

    (image: André Piguet, 'La Dronne', installation view, Gertrude Glasshouse, 2019)

  • 17th Jan 2019

    Works by Nell and Tony Schwensen will be exhibited in ‘Just Not Australian’, Artspace, Sydney’s inaugural show for 2019.

    The exhibition brings together 19 Australian artists across generations and mediums to investigate the origins and implications of contemporary Australian nationhood. Underscoring the sensibilities of larrikinism, satire and resistance, this timely thematic show serves to interrogate the presentation and representation of Australian national identity.

    (image: Nell, ACDC Altar Cloth (from Chanting with Amps), 2012)

  • 17th Jan 2019

    David Griggs is exhibiting alongside fellow Artspace One Year Studio Artists, Eugene Choi and Cybele Cox with a series of new works created in the Artspace studios.

    'Nothing human is alien to me' looks at ways in which the physical landscape of the body coalesces with the tender, emotional and vulnerable sensation of self. Focusing on the space between the internal and external scaffolds of the body, this exhibition becomes a medium to explore the fundamental and unifying experiences of love, prevailing resilience and the search for belonging.

    (image: David Griggs, DHA, 2013)

  • 21st Dec 2018

    Nell and Sarah Contos have been announced as 2019 Clothing Store Resident Artists at Carriageworks.

    Supported by UrbanGrowth NSW, the Clothing Store residency provides subsidised studios in a collaborative space for ten artists, as well as opportunities to engage in community workshops.

     

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