GUAN WEI's spectacular Lunar Lantern is now on view as part of City of Sydney's Chinese New Year Festival. Loong (Dragon) can be viewed on the forecourt of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney until 25 February.
ANNE ZAHALKA is included in Incommensurable, a group exhibition at Drill Hall Gallery in Canberra. The show looks at photo media in the era of globalisation and includes a selection of works from Anne's Leisureland and Natural Wonders series.
Incommensurable will be on view from 22 February until 8 April. The artists will be in conversation with exhibition curator Terence Maloon Friday 23 February at 12 noon.
JULIE RRAP is a featured artist in Hannah Gadsby's new two-part series, Nakedy Nudes, in which the comedian takes a close look at the nude - one of the most enduring subjects in western art history. The show will air on the ABC Tuesday 27 February and Tuesday 6 March, at 9:30pm.
IMANTS TILLERS has been interviewed by Art Territory, in the lead up to the artist's retrospective Ceļojums uz nekurieni / Journey to Nowhere. The exhibition opens in July this year, at the Latvian National Museum of Art, Latvia.
In discussing the show, Imants explains:
"My exhibition, indeed one could say my work, is all about “belonging” and “not belonging” – about relationships between a “fatherland” and its diaspora. In many ways, this is almost the universal leitmotif of the 20th century. Much of the contemporary world, at least what is called “the new world”, is populated by the descendants of refugees and immigrants, most notably Australia..."
The article can be read here.
GUO JIAN is included in Carnival of the Bold's art exhibition, Chindia, in which six visual artists feature works exploring cultural and national identity, politics, displacement and diaspora histories of those with Chinese and Indian heritage.
The show includes two special events — ‘Chindia: Stories from the Artists’ and ‘Chindia: Short Films from the Diaspora’.
This free exhibition runs from 15 – 26 February 2018, at Gaffa Gallery, 281 Clarence St Sydney.
MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO's works will be shown in Chaos & Order: 120 Years of Collecting at RMIT, an exhibition which will run at RMIT Gallery from 13 April to 9 June 2018. Drawn from the University Art Collection, Chaos & Order is an ambitious survey of artwork collected by RMIT over the last century.
JACKY REDGATE has a forthcoming solo show at Latrobe Regional Gallery in Morwell, Victoria. Titled Light Throw (Mirrors) Fold #1 –10, the exhibition will showcase Redgate's photographic series of the same name for the first time in its entirety, which she produced between 2014 and 2015. The work is part of her ongoing investigation of light and space, her photographs and sculptures are grounded in conceptualism and minimalism.
The exhibition will run from 10 February to 20 May 2018.
EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS's work is featured in a new exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Photography titled Figuratively Speaking, curated by Laura Lantieri. The show looks at the body as a medium for language in lens-based media and includes three of Raskopoulos's striking large-scale prints from her 'Diglossia' series.
The exhibition runs from 2 Feburary - 11 March 2018.
Coinciding with her exhibition The matter of the masters, currently showing at the AGNSW, JANET LAURENCE be participating in two public programs this month.
Firstly, Laurence will present a talk with Petria Noble, head of paintings conservation at the Rijksmuseum, about Rembrandt’s studio practice and as well as Laurence’s own practice. The talk will be held Wednesday 14 February, 5.30pm.
Find out more here.
Secondly, the AGNSW will be holding a film screening of The life world. Filmed over several years in the early 2000s, this documentary is a fascinating insight into the work of Janet Laurence, tracing the inspiration and creation of her major public installations. The screening will be held on Sunday 4 February, 10:45am.
Find out more here.
JANET LAURENCE will be participating in the group exhibition All We Can't See: Illustrating The Nauru Files. The exhibition involves over 30 leading Australian and International artists illustrating the stories unearthed in The Nauru Files, illuminating the human cost of Australia’s offshore detention policies.
The exhibition runs 2–10 February 2018 at The Yellow House Gallery, Sydney.
Find out more here.
IN THE PRESS:
Works by ROBERT OWEN will be included in Modern Currents, an upcoming exhibition at TarraWarra Museum of Art.
Curated by Victoria Lynn, the exhibition features a selection of abstract paintings and sculptures from the Museum's collection. Modern Currents shows that the modernist spirit of abstraction is a current that persists through to the present generation of artists.
The exhibition opens Saturday 24 February and continues through to 29 April 2018.
Find out more here.
In an interview with the Latrobe Valley Express, ROBERT OWEN discusses his practice and recent site-specific work Afterglow.
The work is showing at Latrobe Regional Gallery until 28 January.
Read the interview here.
The Morning Star tapestry, designed by LYNDELL BROWN & CHARLES GREEN, will be hosted at the Shrine of Remembrance until 25 February 2018. This gives audiences the chance to view the magnificent tapestry prior to its permanent relocation to the new Sir John Monash Centre at Villers-Bretonneux in France, which official opens on 24th April 2018.
In Morning Star tapestry evokes the experience of departure from their home country to war on foreign shores, in particular for Australians at the Western Front. Launched in the final year of the Centenary of the First World War, the tapestry will provide a lasting legacy, remembering the service of Australians in the First World War and commemorating the 46,000 Australian lives lost on the Western Front.
Find out more here.
Shepparton Art Museum's summer exhibition, Cover Versions: Mimicry and Resistance, explored ideas around mimicry and impersonation, re-performance or reiteration—expanding on the notion of the cover version and its subversive potential within the digital age.
The exhibition included video works from MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO, and received the following press coverage:
El Pais (Spain) has included PETER DAVERINGTON in their article Beyond Banksy: 32 urban artists you have to know. The Spanish News Paper writes about Peter:
This Australian lives in the Big Apple and paints graffiti since he was eleven. He is set apart from his colleagues by using references to Art History and by his Rococo style, that has led him to exhibit in his country, Asia, or Europe, in more than a dozen individual exhibitions and quite a few collective ones.
You can read the full article (in Spanish) here.
Imants Tillers: Journey to Nowhere
Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga
6 July - 30 September 2018
IMANTS TILLERS has been invited to present a major retrospective exhibition of his work at the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga, to coincide with the centenary of Latvian independence in 1918.
Curated by Elita Ansone, Journey to Nowhere will be the most comprehensive survey of Tillers' work to-date. Ansone has selected 70 works spanning more than four decades from the 1970s to the present, many of which will be borrowed from private and public collections in Australia and New Zealand.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a feature-length documentary directed by Antra Cilinska, as well a monograph jointly published by the Latvian National Museum of Art and Power Publications at the University of Sydney. Scholarly essays will be contributed by Ian McLean, Graham Coulter-Smith, Elita Ansone, Imants Tillers and Mark Ledbury.
More information, including details of public programs, will be available from the Latvian National Museum of Art in the coming months.
CHARLES GREEN recently gave a talk as part of the Biennale Archive Stories series with Terry Smith and Mami Kataoka, Artistic Director of the 21st Biennale of Sydney. In the talk, GREEN discusses Sydney and the challenges of the "Global" Exhibition.
You can now watch the full lecture here!
Georgina Reed has written an article about JANET LAURENCE for The Plant Hunter. In their conversation they discuss LAURENCE's relationship with nature, her practice and the value of gardening.
You can read the full article here.