PETER CALLAS, EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS & ANNE SCOTT WILSON

Peter Callas, Night's High Noon: An Anti-Terrain, 1988 (video still)

Peter Callas, Night's High Noon: An Anti-Terrain, 1988 (video still)

Anne Scott Wilson, Conversation, 2008 (video still)

Anne Scott Wilson, Conversation, 2008 (video still)

PETER CALLAS, EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS and ANNE SCOTT WILSON are included in Red Green Blue: A History of Australian Video Art at the Griffith University Art Gallery. 

Curated by Matthew Perkins, the exhibition features over 60 works from the 1970s through to the present day. This major survey takes the viewer on a historical journey, while at the same time celebrating the ongoing dynamism and depth of video art practice in Australia.

Eugenia Raskopoulos, rootreroot & routreroute, 2016. installation view Tarrawarra Biennial 2016: Endless Circulation. Photo: Andrew Curtis

Eugenia Raskopoulos, rootreroot & routreroute, 2016. installation view Tarrawarra Biennial 2016: Endless Circulation. Photo: Andrew Curtis

The exhibition will run from 30 March - 8 July 2017.

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JANET LAURENCE

Parliament: An island in an island is a proposition for a major new public artwork at GASP, by JANET LAURENCE and Tega Brain.

As part of the GASP Swimmable: Reading the River program (2015-17), the artists have proposed a work that takes the form of a small island, to be located just off-shore, in the shallows of the Derwent River.

The artists will present their proposition at GASP on 26 March 2017, as part of the Ten Days on the Island Festival. 

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Janet Laurence and Tega Brain, Parliament: An island in an island, 2017. 

Janet Laurence and Tega Brain, Parliament: An island in an island, 2017. 

ANNE ZAHALKA

Anne Zahalka, Untitled (Atlas Studios, Quarzazate), 2015, pigment ink on rag paper, 100 x 74.5cm. 

Anne Zahalka, Untitled (Atlas Studios, Quarzazate), 2015, pigment ink on rag paper, 100 x 74.5cm. 

ANNE ZAHALKA is part of the Centre for Contemporary Photography's 2017 Masterclass Program.

Zahalka's Travel Photography Unpacked: developing a critical eye course will deliver in-depth and intimate knowledge of the artist's practice with a focus on travel photography. The class will be held at CCP, Fitzroy on the Saturday 14 October 2017.

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GUO JIAN

‘I remember the blood stain on my aboriginal T-shirt’: Artist recalls the horror of Tiananmen Square

The Daily Telegraph details GUO JIAN's experiences in China as a pro-democracy demonstrator who survived the Tiananmen Square Massacre of 1989.

Read the full article and the artist's fascinating history here >

Guo Jian, as a soldier in the People’s Liberation Army in 1980 or 1981.

Guo Jian, as a soldier in the People’s Liberation Army in 1980 or 1981.

MURRAY FREDERICKS

Murray Fredericks, Salt 272, 2011, pigment print on cotton rag, 120 x 150cm. 

Murray Fredericks, Salt 272, 2011, pigment print on cotton rag, 120 x 150cm. 

MURRAY FREDERICKS is exhibiting in the group exhibition, From the Darkness..., at Horsham Regional Art Gallery. The exhibition presents seven iconic works from the gallery's Photography Collection which investigate light, performance, and architectural space. 

The exhibition continues until 16 April 2017. 

Here's a short article from Art Guide Australia regarding the exhibition. 

JULIE RRAP

JULIE RRAP's work is featured in Under the Sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker at The State Library of New South Wales from 18 February - 17 April 2017. Organised by the Australian Centre for Photography, Rrap was invited to create new work in response to the iconic 'Sunbaker' by revered Australian photographer Max Dupain.

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Julie Rrap, Speechless 2, 2017, bronze and steel.

Julie Rrap, Speechless 2, 2017, bronze and steel.

EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS

EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS's work, 'Untitled 99-00' 1999-2000, features in Let's Talk About Text, a new exhibition curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham and Miriam Kelly opening as part of Art Month Sydney.

Let's Talk About Text presents works from the Artbank collection that harness text based communication as a pictorial device. From sloganeering statements to vernacular fragments and found fonts, this exhibition focuses on how artists respond to and encourage the visual pleasure of inventive typographic forms for personal and political ends.

The exhibition opens on 16 March 2017, 6-8pm, at Artbank Gallery, 222 Young Street, Waterloo, Sydney.

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Eugenia Raskopoulos, Untitled 99-00, 1999-2000 (detail), 122 x 122 cm

Eugenia Raskopoulos, Untitled 99-00, 1999-2000 (detail), 122 x 122 cm

PAT BRASSINGTON

"Pat Brassington, a photographer whose images seem as committed to impossibility as they are to organicism. Brassington’s images are disturbingly familiar, almost like postcards from possible futures, or memories of dreams from the distant past." 

The BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors has profiled the contemporary art collection of Australia's Ten Cubed Collection. PAT BRASSINGTON is one of the collection's ten selected artists.

Have a read of the profile here

 

Pat Brassington, Mind Game, 2013, pigment print, 60 x 46cm. Part of the Ten Cubed Collection. 

Pat Brassington, Mind Game, 2013, pigment print, 60 x 46cm. Part of the Ten Cubed Collection. 

PHAPTAWAN SUWANNAKUDT

PHAPTAWAN SUWANNAKUDT is one of three prominent South-East Asian artists included in the inaugural exhibition for Thienny Lee Gallery, Sydney. Beauty and Myth of South East Asia opens Thursday, 2 March 2017 from 6–8pm. 

The exhibition continues until 28 March 2017. 

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Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Reincarnation of the Butterflies 2, 2016, acrylic, silver foil and ink on board, 30 x 40cm. 

Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Reincarnation of the Butterflies 2, 2016, acrylic, silver foil and ink on board, 30 x 40cm. 

CYRUS TANG

Congratulations to CYRUS TANG who has been selected as a finalist for the Wyndham Art Prize with her photographic work 7403.00s

The exhibition of shortlisted works will be on display at the Wyndham Art Gallery, Victoria from 6 April—11 June 2017.  

 

 

 

Image: Cyrus Tang , 7403.00s, 2016, archival Giclee print, 90 x 90cm.  

Image: Cyrus Tang , 7403.00s, 2016, archival Giclee print, 90 x 90cm.  

TRACY SARROFF

TRACY SARROF, Lollipop & Lime (Detail), Orange (Detail) & Rosy Amber, Mandarin & Lime (Detail), 2017, Perspex and LED light components, dimensions variable.

TRACY SARROF, Lollipop & Lime (Detail), Orange (Detail) & Rosy Amber, Mandarin & Lime (Detail), 2017, Perspex and LED light components, dimensions variable.

TRACY SARROFF is currently curating an exhibition at the Campbell Arcade, Melbourne. Guides to Help You is an exhibition that explores different creative approaches to artworks made from light sources such as neon, fluorescent and LED lights, including works from different artists such as EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS and TRACY SARROFF.

The exhibition continues through to 22 April 2017. 

Read a review from The Culture Concept Circle here

PAT BRASSINGTON

PAT BRASSINGTON will be part of Versus Rodin: Bodies Across Space and Time, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The exhibition brings together sculptures by the acclaimed french artist with leading modern and contemporary artists who have similarly challenged our understanding of the human condition. 

The exhibition will run from 4 March - 17 July 2017.
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JANET LAURENCE

JANET LAURENCE has been curated into Force of Nature, an exhibition that includes work by 28 established and emerging international contemporary artists, surveying the influence of nature and its processes on their work. Curated by James Putnam, Research Fellow at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, Force of Nature aims to communicate an awareness of nature’s increasing fragility and some of the works are concerned with urgent issues of ecological and social sustainability.

The exhibition will be showing at the Art Pavilion in Mile End, London, from 5 March - 9 April 2017. 

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GUO JIAN

"Images of landscapes, birds and flowers are peaceful and serene from a distance, but break down upon closer inspection." 

Art Guide Australia feature GUO JIAN's The Encroachment in the January/February 2017 issue. 

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ANNE SCOTT WILSON

The group exhibition, Morbis Artis: Diseases of the Arts, will be part of the White Night 2017 program. The show features ANNE SCOTT WILSON's balloon installation and video projection titled Fluid Retention

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CYRUS TANG

Image: Cyrus Tang in Art Collector Magazine, Issue 79. Work: CYRUS TANG, 4505.00s, 2016, Archival Giclee print, 100 x 100 cm.

Image: Cyrus Tang in Art Collector Magazine, Issue 79. Work: CYRUS TANG, 4505.00s, 2016, Archival Giclee print, 100 x 100 cm.

Congratulations CYRUS TANG! She has been featured in the latest edition of Art Collector Magazine, called '50 things collectors need to know 2017'. CYRUS is regarded as one of the artists who are currently attracting attention in Australia and New Zealand. Peter Hill talks about her work as 'highly appealing to both contemporary art collectors and to museum curators.'

JANET LAURENCE

Janet Laurence and Andrew Belletty, River Journey, 2016, multimedia installation based on the audio and visual research archive of Professor Richard Kingsford. Installation view, UNSW Galleries, Sydney. Photo: silversalt

Janet Laurence and Andrew Belletty, River Journey, 2016, multimedia installation based on the audio and visual research archive of Professor Richard Kingsford. Installation view, UNSW Galleries, Sydney. Photo: silversalt

Exciting news from JANET LAURENCE this year! First, she will be part of IGA 2017 in Berlin from 13 April to 15th of October. IGA is a festival that celebrates garden design and green lifestyles in the city. LAURENCE will be presenting Inside the Flower, an experiential medicine garden that works as a living Wunderkammer, which immerses the viewer into the historical, spiritual and mythological relationship with psychotropic plants.

LAURENCE will also be showing her work in Force of Nature II, an exhibition curated by James Putman that examines the way contemporary artists have been inspired not only by nature but also its processes - evolution, birth, growth, ageing, decay, change. The show can be seen first in London from 8th of March to 9th of April at The Mile End Art Pavillion, and then it will travel to Italy to be part of the Venice Biennale from May to Nov 2017.

She will also be participating in a six-week residency at the Hanse-wissenschaftskolleg (HWK), in Delmenhorst Germany between May and June of this year. Also in Germany, LAURENCE will be participating in an exhibition called Nautilus at the Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte in Oldenburg in June and July.

Her work will also be seen in Copenhagen at the Kunsthalle Rønnebæksholm as part of Moving Plants, an exhibition which seeks to explore the entanglements of nature, culture, and history through artistic practices focusing on plants.

JANET LAURENCE has also recently presented Habitat, a new sound work in Darling Harbour, Sydney. In this work, she has taken bird calls to extend and conveyed them into a song. Sydney will also have its last chance to see Deep Breathing at the Australian Museum in February since it will begin to tour nationally later this year.

Troubled Waters, the exhibition presented at the UNSW Galleries last year, will be seen at the Samstag Museum of Art in March.

In Brisbane, join JANET LAURENCE for a discussion on her practice and work, Natural History (Landscape and Residues Series), which features in the exhibition GLASS: art design architecture at the QUT Art Museum on the 18th of February. 

JANET LAURENCE

The Australian Tapestry Workshop is working with JANET LAURENCE on a new tapestry commission, Listen, to the Sound of Plants. The original artwork is comprised of images from Laurence's extensive archive of images of plants. 

In Listen, to the Sound of Plants, the weavers are aiming to capture the layers and use of transparencies and glass that are the hallmarks of Laurence's work. 

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GUAN WEI & CYRUS TANG

CYRUS TANG and GUAN WEI will have work in the group exhibition Closing the Distance, curated by Sophia Cai, at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.

The exhibition brings together twelve Australian and international artists to explore contemporary issues of migration, place and the Chinese diaspora within Australia and beyond. 

Exhibition dates are 11 February to 30 April 2017. 

 

Guan Wei, Land of the Dreaming No. 5, 2014, ceramic, 41 x 30cm. 

Guan Wei, Land of the Dreaming No. 5, 2014, ceramic, 41 x 30cm.