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  • 18th Jul 2019

    Sarah Contos is in the exhibition 'Connecting Thread', opening tomorrow at the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Abbotsleigh High School.

    Curator Lizzy Marshall says of the exhibition:
    "A structured thread is formed from ideas. Moreover, artworks within 'Connected Thread' are not inert twine nor objects from centuries of tradition. These artworks are a weaving of the conceptual and the material. Each artwork is an invisible performative action by the artist interweaving the political, cultural, autobiographical into an intractable understanding of the contemporary present through the audience experience."

    Opening event: Saturday 27 July, 2–4pm
    The exhibition will run until 22 August.

    (image: Sarah Contos 'Snakes and Ladders' 2017. Photo: Christo Crocker) 

  • 14th Jul 2019

    STATION, in conjunction with Perimeter Editions, is proud to announce the Sydney and Melbourne book launches for Tom Polo’s first major publication ‘Paris Drawings: The Most Elaborate Disguise’. Both events are free, all welcome.

    SYDNEY
    Wednesday 17 July
    Art Gallery of New South Wales
    5.30pm, Entrance Court: Artist talk with Tom Polo and Justin Paton, Head Curator of International Art
    6pm, Gallery Shop: Book signing with Tom Polo

    MELBOURNE
    Tuesday 6 August
    STATION
    9 Ellis Street, South Yarra
    6pm–8pm

    This is also the last week to view Polo’s installations in the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ presentation of 'The National’, which closes Saturday 21 July.
     

  • 10th Jul 2019

    Steaphan Paton will be showing work in ‘Voice, Treaty, Truth’, an exhibition at Latrobe Regional Gallery presented in conjunction with NAIDOC week 2019.

    The exhibition features eight artefacts crafted by past Gunaikurnai elder Uncle Albert Mullett, kindly loaned by his family, along with a screening of 'Boorun’s Canoe', featuring Uncle Albert Mullett and his family, created by Steaphan Paton and Cam Cope. These will be on display alongside artworks from Latrobe Regional Gallery’s permanent collection by Gunaikurnai artist Jennifer Mullett.

    The exhibition runs until 6 October.

    (image: Steaphan Paton, ‘My Jindabine II’ 2018. Photo: Tobias Titz)

  • 2nd Jul 2019

    Steve Carr: 'Chasing the Light' has been announced in the 2019 White Night Melbourne program.

    In a darkened gallery, six large-scale video projections explore the poetics of an explosive display and register the transformation of fire into smoke. Cameras chase the action from multiple viewpoints, placing the viewer in the middle of a beautiful and bewildering night-time adventure.

    The immersive installation will take over the National Gallery of Victoria's Great Hall for three nights during White Night, 22–24 August 2019.

    (images: Steve Carr 'Chasing the Light' (video still) 2018)

  • 20th Jun 2019

    Isadora Vaughan is a finalist in the 2019 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award at Shepparton Art Museum.

    The 2019 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award (SMFACA) celebrates and promotes contemporary Australian artists working in the ceramic medium. With $50,000 in prize money, the SMFACA cements its place as the premier Australian acquisitive ceramic award.

    The shortlisted artists have created new works for an exhibition, which opens tomorrow night and runs until 1 September.

    Isadora's new work ‘Brickworks (Touch, Cut, Embed)’ responds to the materiality of ceramics and the regional context of the award. Working onsite at family-run Krause brickworks in Stawell, Victoria, Vaughan has produced a series of sculptures that take the form of walls with bracing akin to hoardings. Each brick has been altered, touched, affected, before being fired in large gas kilns, leaving a distinct trace of the artist. The sculptures carry the scale of industry as well as the intimate, tactile and utilitarian aspects of clay.

    (image: Isadora Vaughan ‘Brickworks (Touch, Cut, Embed)’ 2019)

  • 15th Jun 2019

    Ronnie van Hout's 'Boy Walking' was unveiled in Potters Park, Auckland on 15 June 2019.

    The 5.6 meter tall hyper-realist sculpture was commissioned by Auckland Council and fabricated by UAP.

    (image: Ronnie van Hout 'Boy Walking' 2019. Courtesy Auckland Council)

  • 14th Jun 2019

    Tom Polo’s first major publication is now available: 'Tom Polo – Paris Drawings: The Most Elaborate Disguise', published by Perimeter Editions in partnership with STATION.

    The publication documents the suite of forty-eight works on paper Tom created in Paris during his residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts as recipient of the 2015 Brett Whitley scholarship. Featuring an essay by Justin Paton – Head Curator of International Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney – this book offers a lively vantage one of Australia's most intriguing young painters. Here, as with much of his broader practice, Polo subtly and poetically withholds as much as he reveals.

    A significant presentation of 'The Most Elaborate Disguise' is currently on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales as part of 'The National: New Australian Art', until 21 July.

  • 13th Jun 2019

    Marian Tubbs and Daniel Boyd are in 'Caught Stealing' at NAS Gallery, opening tonight.

    'Caught Stealing' features artists who mobilise theft as an artistic strategy in their work. A century after the first Dada photomontages, misappropriation continues in the diverse practices of artists demanding social justice, revisions of history, and ecological awareness.

    The exhibition runs until 10 August.

    (image: Marian Tubbs 'contemporary monsters redux' (video still) 2019)

  • 7th Jun 2019

    This work by Sven 't Jolle from his 2018 solo exhibition at STATION, 'People are bad, for the economy / a work in progress', has travelled to Hobart to be included in 'Simon Denny: MINE' at MONA, Museum of Old and New Art.

    Sarah Contos and Ronnie van Hout are also included in 'MINE'. The exhibition includes an assemblage of sculptures by various artists that depict humans at work, navigating a thorny relationship between technology, development, and human labour.

    The exhibition opens tomorrow and runs until 13 April 2020.

    (image: Sven 't Jolle 'Slow Down Work In Progress (In Progress)' 2018)

  • 6th Jun 2019

    Consuelo Cavaniglia has works included in 'Concrete E X P A N D E D' at Holmes à Court Gallery @ Vasse Felix, Perth, on now until 22 September.

    In this exhibition, large-scale, hard edged, minimal, abstract and pure colour paintings are joined by three-dimensional wall-works, actual concrete sculpture, light sculptures and ephemeral light works. Together these works coalesce and converse in philosophical questions of form, aesthetic experience and existence.

    (image: Consuelo Cavaniglia 'Untitled (blue mirror)' 2013)

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