MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO will be interviewed by Hans Ulrich Obrist in New York next month! They will be presenting Conversations in Colombia, a series of interviews by the Artistic Director of Serpentine Galleries that began in 2010 and which draw a comprehensive map of the country's artistic landscape.

The event will take place at the Americas Society in New York on 5 May.
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NIKE SAVVAS

NIKE SAVVAS' practice involving large-scale three dimensional installations (as pictured) is celebrated in a recent article from Disclaimer magazine. 

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Nike Savvas, Atomic #2, 2005, C-type photograph, 124 x 156cm. 

Nike Savvas, Atomic #2, 2005, C-type photograph, 124 x 156cm. 

TRACY SARROFF & EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS

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.

Guides to help you, the exhibition curated by TRACY SARROFF is coming to an end. This exhibition features works by EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS, SARROFF and other artists exploring light sources as creative mediums. Guides to help you will end with a closing event this Saturday 22 April, from 3-5pm at the Campbell Arcade, Melbourne.

You can read a review of the exhibition from The Culture Concept Circle here

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO

Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Seahorse Circle, 2003

Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Seahorse Circle, 2003

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO  will be participating in the Phillips Latin America auction in New York. The artist has donated her work Seahorse Circle, 2003, to support FLORA ars+natura, a non-profit foundation in Bogota, Colombia that explores the relationship between nature and art. FLORA's programs have had important implications for both artistic and non-artistic circles; its team works closely with local communities, considering social, environmental and political issues through contemporary art projects. For more information, please click here.

CARDOSO will also be part of A Working Model of the World, an exhibition at UNSW Galleries. This exhibition, co-curated by Lizzie Muller and Holly Williams will be open from 5 May – 22 July 2017.

JANET LAURENCE

JANET LAURENCE will be included in the exhibition, Ocean Imaginaries at RMIT Gallery. The exhibition is part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017, and has been curated by Linda Williams.

Ocean Imaginaries focuses on some of the contradictions and conflicted feelings raised by how the ocean is imagined in an age of environmental risk.

The exhibition will run from 5 May to 8 July 2017.

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Janet Laurence, CORAL COLLAPSE II - Reef Resuscitation, 2015, duraclear, acrylic box, 90 x 90 x 5 cm.

Janet Laurence, CORAL COLLAPSE II - Reef Resuscitation, 2015, duraclear, acrylic box, 90 x 90 x 5 cm.

PAT BRASSINGTON

Image: Pat Brassington, Topography in Pink, 2005, pigment print, 86 x 64cm.

Image: Pat Brassington, Topography in Pink, 2005, pigment print, 86 x 64cm.

“Pat doesn’t like to give a lot away. She likes to leave it open to the imagination and to your interpretation. There are lots of ways it can be interpreted, and that is the beauty of her work.”

Museum of Contemporary Art's Senior Curator, Natasha Bullock, talks to The Australian about PAT BRASSINGTON's photo-based practice.

A suite of Pat Brassington's works are currently exhibited at the MCA, in the group show Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday. The exhibition continues through to 22 May.

You can read the entire article here.

 

GUAN WEI & CYRUS TANG

"Guan Wei’s A Mysterious Land, No. 10 (2007) and Land of the Dreaming, No. 4 and No. 5 (2014), ask possibly the most difficult questions of the Chinese diaspora and other Australian migrant communities in the exhibition, and make best use of the unique gallery space of the Homestead. ... In a space that is such a symbol of White colonisation, the works highlight the relationships between Cultural minority groups that exist within a hierarchy where Whiteness is firmly cemented at the top."

Art + Australia Online has published an in-depth review of the exhibition Closing the Distance, currently on display at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre. 

Author, Andy Butler, discusses in detail the works of GUAN WEI and CYRUS TANG featured in the exhibition. 

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Guan Wei, A Mysterious Land No. 10, 2007, acrylic on canvas, 130 x 162 cm (3 x panels).

Guan Wei, A Mysterious Land No. 10, 2007, acrylic on canvas, 130 x 162 cm (3 x panels).

JANET LAURENCE

Janet Laurence, Persistence of Nature (still), 2016, 1080p HD digital video, 06:35 min

Janet Laurence, Persistence of Nature (still), 2016, 1080p HD digital video, 06:35 min

The exhibition Force of Nature, featuring work by JANET LAURENCE and curated by James Putnam is in its last days. The exhibition closes on 9 April.

The video works presented in this exhibition have been selected to be part of Carte Blanche, a program of ikonoTV. IkonoTV is the world's first HD Art streaming service.

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IMANTS TILLERS & PAT BRASSINGTON

Pat Brassington, Topography in Pink, 2005, pigment print, 86 x 64cm. 

Pat Brassington, Topography in Pink, 2005, pigment print, 86 x 64cm. 

Imants Tillers, Victory over death (for Paul Taylor), 1999, gouache, oil stick, synthetic polymer paint on 66 canvas boards, nos.31929 – 31994, 228.6 × 279.4cm

Imants Tillers, Victory over death (for Paul Taylor), 1999, gouache, oil stick, synthetic polymer paint on 66 canvas boards, nos.31929 – 31994, 228.6 × 279.4cm

IMANTS TILLERS and PAT BRASSINGTON have work in the group exhibition, Today Tomorrow Yesterday, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, the exhibition considers the impact of the past and the influence of history on artistic practice today. 

The exhibition, curated by MCA Senior curator Natasha Bullock, continues until 31 December 2017. 

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NIKE SAVVAS

Nike Savvas, 2016 (installation detail), 2016. Photo: Sam Noonan. 

Nike Savvas, 2016 (installation detail), 2016. Photo: Sam Noonan. 

NIKE SAVVAS' fascinating practice is detailed in a recent article from The Australian.

You can read the article by Bronywn Watson here

 

JOHN DAVIS & ANNE ZAHALKA

Anne Zahalka, Saturday, 2:48pm, 1995, duratran and lightbox, 173 x 125 x 25 cm

Anne Zahalka, Saturday, 2:48pm, 1995, duratran and lightbox, 173 x 125 x 25 cm

Image: John Davis, Lean to, 1977, wood, twigs, paper, twine, cotton, underfelt and cloth, 142.8 x 106.4 x 9.7 cm

Image: John Davis, Lean to, 1977, wood, twigs, paper, twine, cotton, underfelt and cloth, 142.8 x 106.4 x 9.7 cm

MUMA’s new writing project, Fifty artworks from the Monash University Collection, presents a suite of specially commissioned texts by art historians, curators and artists. 

JOHN DAVIS' work Lean to is one of the fifty selected works, with text by Charles Green, Professor of Contemporary Art in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. 

ANNE ZAHALKA's photographic work Saturday 2:48pm has been examined by Isobel Parker Philip, Assistant Curator, Photographs at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. 

Find out more about the project here

JULIE RRAP

JULIE RRAP will join the panel for the Biennale of Sydney's Biennale Archive Stories #2. This will be the second chapter in the Biennale's investigation into its Archive bringing together four witnesses and protagonists to tell stories spanning 1979 to 2014. 

The event will be held on 6 April 2017 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The panel also includes Vivienne Binns OAM, Deborah Kelly and Ann Stephen. 

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Julie Rrap, Castaway #4, 2009, digital print on archival rag, 120 x 120cm. 

Julie Rrap, Castaway #4, 2009, digital print on archival rag, 120 x 120cm. 

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.