GUAN WEI & GUO JIAN

Guan Wei, Loong (Dragon), 2018. 

Guan Wei, Loong (Dragon), 2018. 

GUAN WEI AND GUO JIAN's spectacular Lunar Lanterns are now on view as part of City of Sydney's Chinese New Year Festival. GUAN WEI's Loong (Dragon) can be viewed on the forecourt of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and GUO JIAN's Rat in the East side of the Circular Quay in Sydney until 25 February.

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ANNE ZAHALKA

Anne Zahalka, Santa’s Kingdom Christmas Tunnel, Fox Studios, Sydney, 2004, light-jet print, Type C, 115 x 145 cm.

Anne Zahalka, Santa’s Kingdom Christmas Tunnel, Fox Studios, Sydney, 2004, light-jet print, Type C, 115 x 145 cm.

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.

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JULIE RRAP

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 historyThe show will air on the ABC Tuesday 27 February and Tuesday 6 March, at 9:30pm.

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Julie Rrap, Window Dresser No. 1 (Marilyn) A-R-MOUR Series, 2000, digital print, 195 x 122 cm.

Julie Rrap, Window Dresser No. 1 (Marilyn) A-R-MOUR Series, 2000, digital print, 195 x 122 cm.

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO's 'The Art of Seduction' has been featured in the Good Weekend Magazine, on Saturday 17 February. 

You can read John McDonald's article here

Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Look at me! I am an artist from Australia. Maratus splendens, 2018, lenticular print, 10.2 x 15.2cm. 

Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Look at me! I am an artist from Australia. Maratus splendens, 2018, lenticular print, 10.2 x 15.2cm. 

IMANTS TILLERS

Imants Tillers. The Journey To Nowhere, 2017. Acrylic, gouache on 90 canvas boards, 228.5 × 355cm.  

Imants Tillers. The Journey To Nowhere, 2017. Acrylic, gouache on 90 canvas boards, 228.5 × 355cm.  

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

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.

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Guo Jian, The Landscape No.3, inkjet pigment print, 5 panels, 2016, 200 x 235 cm (overall). 

Guo Jian, The Landscape No.3, inkjet pigment print, 5 panels, 2016, 200 x 235 cm (overall). 

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO

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.

Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Naked Flower #1: One wife, three husbands, 2013, digital print, acrylic face mounted on aluminium, 45 x 30 cm.

Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Naked Flower #1: One wife, three husbands, 2013, digital print, acrylic face mounted on aluminium, 45 x 30 cm.

JACKY REDGATE

Jacky Redgate, Light Throw (Mirrors) Fold #10 of 10, (detail), 2014-15, chromogenic photograph, handprinted in 2 parts from original negative, 206 x 248cm.

Jacky Redgate, Light Throw (Mirrors) Fold #10 of 10, (detail), 2014-15, chromogenic photograph, handprinted in 2 parts from original negative, 206 x 248cm.

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.

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EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS

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. 

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Eugenia Raskopoulos, Diglossia #4, 2009, pure pigment print on archival paper, 140 x 93.5cm.

Eugenia Raskopoulos, Diglossia #4, 2009, pure pigment print on archival paper, 140 x 93.5cm.

JANET LAURENCE

Janet Laurence, Maker of the Masters II, 2018, acrylic, wood, mirror boxes x 5 boxes (containing scientific glass, minerals, pigments, shells, egg shell, C type silver halide print on watercolour paper, C type silver halide, print on clear polyester, Dye Sublimation archival print onto Chromaluxe aluminium. Plant specimens, wax, lead,bones, charcoal gold leaf). Photograph: Christopher Snee.

Janet Laurence, Maker of the Masters II, 2018, acrylic, wood, mirror boxes x 5 boxes (containing scientific glass, minerals, pigments, shells, egg shell, C type silver halide print on watercolour paper, C type silver halide, print on clear polyester, Dye Sublimation archival print onto Chromaluxe aluminium. Plant specimens, wax, lead,bones, charcoal gold leaf). Photograph: Christopher Snee.

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. 

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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.

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JANET LAURENCE

Janet Laurence, Untitled, 2017, acrylic over mirror, 500 x 500mm.

Janet Laurence, Untitled, 2017, acrylic over mirror, 500 x 500mm.

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. 

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ROBERT OWEN

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. 

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Robert Owen, Soundings, (composition #04) 2012 synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 62.5 x 125 cm.

Robert Owen, Soundings, (composition #04) 2012
synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 62.5 x 125 cm.

ROBERT OWEN

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

Robert Owen stands in his site-specific exhibition Afterglow at Latrobe Regional Gallery. Photograph: Anne Simmons, 

Robert Owen stands in his site-specific exhibition Afterglow at Latrobe Regional Gallery. Photograph: Anne Simmons, 

LYNDELL BROWN & CHARLES GREEN

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.

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Morning Star, designed by Lyndell Brown and Charles Green, 2017.

Morning Star, designed by Lyndell Brown and Charles Green, 2017.

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO

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: 

Artlink

Memo Review

ArtGuide Australia

Un. Projects

 

 

 

Image: Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Leaves / Hojas, installation view, 2017, courtesy Shepparton Art Museum as part of Cover Versions: Mimicry and Resistance. Image: Serana Hunt.

Image: Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Leaves / Hojas, installation view, 2017, courtesy Shepparton Art Museum as part of Cover Versions: Mimicry and Resistance. Image: Serana Hunt.

IMANTS TILLERS

Imants Tillers, Warped Coast - Nature Speaks:FY, 2017, acrylic, gouache on 16 canvas boards, 101 x 142cm.

Imants Tillers, Warped Coast - Nature Speaks:FY, 2017, acrylic, gouache on 16 canvas boards, 101 x 142cm.

IMANTS TILLERS has work included in a group show at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery, New Zealand. Grid, curated by Katherine Kennedy, is an exhibition exploring works using the grid device.

The exhibition runs from 19 January — 18 February 2018.

Read a recent article about the exhibition here

 

PETER DAVERTINGTON

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.

Peter Daverington, Beacon NY

Peter Daverington, Beacon NY

IMANTS TILLERS

Imants Tillers, Journey to Nowhere, 2017, synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 90, canvasboards nos. 98522 – 98611, 228.5 × 355cm

Imants Tillers, Journey to Nowhere, 2017, synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 90, canvasboards nos. 98522 – 98611, 228.5 × 355cm

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.

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LYNDELL BROWN / CHARLES GREEN

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!

JANET LAURENCE

Image: Daniel Shipp

Image: Daniel Shipp

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.