ANNE ZAHALKA

ANNE ZAHALKA's iconic work The Bathers is currently on view at the Monash Gallery of Art in Legacy. Your Collection. Our Story. 

LEGACY teases out the fascinating and compelling stories behind the MGA's collection and their donors, and showcases significant works that chart the history of MGA.

The exhibition continues until 22 July.

More information >

 

 Anne Zahalka,  The Bathers , 1989, from the series  Bondi: Playground of the Pacific , chromogenic print, 95 x 112cm.

Anne Zahalka, The Bathers, 1989, from the series Bondi: Playground of the Pacific, chromogenic print, 95 x 112cm.

JACKY REDGATE

 Jacky Redgate,  Light Throw (Mirrors) Fold - Blue and Black,  2017, chromogenic photograph, 152.5 x 122cm. 

Jacky Redgate, Light Throw (Mirrors) Fold - Blue and Black, 2017, chromogenic photograph, 152.5 x 122cm. 

JACKY REDGATE has been selected for an upcoming exhibition on contemporary Australian photographic artists at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego. The exhibition will occur in 2019.

PAT BRASSINGTON

PAT BRASSINGTON has been selected for an upcoming exhibition on contemporary Australian photographic artists at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego. The exhibition will occur in 2019.

 

  

 Pat Brassington,  Mantle , 2017, pigment print, 90 x 76.5cm.

Pat Brassington, Mantle, 2017, pigment print, 90 x 76.5cm.

NIKE SAVVAS

 Nike Savvas,  Atomic: full of love full of wonder , 2005, AGNSW, Contemporary Collection Benefactors'.  Photo by Jenni Carter.

Nike Savvas, Atomic: full of love full of wonder, 2005, AGNSW, Contemporary Collection Benefactors'.

Photo by Jenni Carter.

NIKE SAVVAS' work Atomic: full of love full of wonder will be exhibited at the AGNSW in Spacemakers and roomshakers: Installations from the collection. The impressive installation will be on view from mid July through to October alongside other immersive and expansive artworks in the Gallery's collection.

More information >

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO will create a major new series of sculptures from approximately 4,000 cubic-metres of ‘yellow Sydney’ sandstone, harvested and commissioned by TWT Property Group.  The sandstone has been quarried from 15 layers on the site of TWT's upcoming NewLife Pyrmont development and will be incorporated into the design of the buildings.

Cardoso was selected from a list of leading Australian artists. Her proposal was selected as the most outstanding site-specific concept reflecting the beauty and importance of the sandstone. 

More information >

 Portrait of Maria Fernanda Cardoso

Portrait of Maria Fernanda Cardoso

JOHN YOUNG

A review of JOHN YOUNG and Brian Castro's book 'Macau Days' is now online on Vault art magazine.

Dr Rachel Marsden writes: 'Rekindling Young’s 2012 solo exhibition in Hong Kong of the same name, Macau Days brings into focus the duo’s personal fascination and diaspora associations with Macau’s past, present and potential futures. Through an ambitious trilingual visual and textual approach in Portuguese, Chinese and English, they translate Macau’s transformative cultural history as a collective “line of flight”.'

More information >

 John Young,  Mazu, Goddess of the Sea I (Mazu Saves) , 2012, oil on linen, 190 x 145cm.

John Young, Mazu, Goddess of the Sea I (Mazu Saves), 2012, oil on linen, 190 x 145cm.

HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT

 Honey Long & Prue Stent,  Sub Soil , 2018, archival pigment print, 106 x 159cm.

Honey Long & Prue Stent, Sub Soil, 2018, archival pigment print, 106 x 159cm.

HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT's exhibition Phanta Firma has been reviewed in The Age today.

John McDonald writes: 'The anonymous figures are intended to be both alluring and unsettling. In conjoining the female body with the landscape, the artists say that they are liberating energies and celebrating "dualities of desire".' 

More information >

PHAPTAWAN SUWANNAKUDT

 Phaptawan Suwannakudt, sketches for work  Knowledge in your Hands, Eyes and Mind  for Bangkok Art Biennale, 2018.

Phaptawan Suwannakudt, sketches for work Knowledge in your Hands, Eyes and Mind for Bangkok Art Biennale, 2018.

PHAPTAWAN SUWANNAKUDT has been invited to participate in the Inaugural Bangkok Art Biennale happening between 19 October 2018 - 2 February 2019.  

The theme of the Biennale is Beyond Bliss.  It is an open-ended question that invites everyone to contemplate their own notion of happiness and the way they find happiness, posing inquiry as to what the ultimate happiness is.
 

More Information >

ANNE ZAHALKA

SBS shares the untold story from ANNE ZAHALKA in Nobody Loves You More Than Me: Finding Margarete.

Nobody Loves You More Than Me: Finding Margarete is a new interactive text based documentary produced by SBS Australia, which explores the story of Anne Zahalka's grandmother, Margarete Back, who disappeared during World War Two.

As next year marks the 80th anniversary of the start of WWII, this new interactive text based documentary offers a unique perspective on those who lived and those who lost loved ones during Hitler’s reign.

More information >

 ANNE ZAHALKA,  Nobody Loves You More Than Me: Finding Margarete,  2018.

ANNE ZAHALKA, Nobody Loves You More Than Me: Finding Margarete, 2018.

JULIE RRAP and DANI MARTI

JULIE RRAP and DANI MARTI are in the exhibition Hunter Red: Corpus, at the Newcastle Art Gallery.

The overarching exhibition theme of red is loaded with symbolism and tactile metaphors. The colour also provides audiences with an exploratory experience in the exhibition space with works of art that evoke life, death, blood, reproduction and mortality.

The exhibition opened on 26 May and will continue until 22 July, 2018.

More information >

 Julie Rrap, Persona and Shadows: Christ, 1984, cibachrome print, 194 x 105cm.

Julie Rrap, Persona and Shadows: Christ, 1984, cibachrome print, 194 x 105cm.

PHAPTAWAN SUWANNAKUDT

 Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Studio, 2018

Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Studio, 2018

PHAPTAWAN SUWANNAKUDT was one of seven artists selected for the 2017/2018 studio awarded residency at The Clothing Store, North Eveleigh, located within the Carriageworks multi-arts precinct.

The Clothing Studio Carriageworks is celebrating its one year anniversary on 6th June with friends and patrons.  

More information >

EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS

EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS has been included in the video exhibition A Visibility Matrix at The Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin. Initiated by Dublin-based artists and long-term collaborators, Sven Anderson and Gerard Byrne, the exhibition unfolds as a response to the ambitions of abandoned art and technology projects from the 1960s–1980s that prioritised multiscreen video projection, monitor arrays, communications networks and algorithmic composition principles. These projects explored visual excess and hyperstimulation prior to the development of the Internet, and before multi-screen video displays expanded into the vernacular backdrop of everyday public and private life.

The exhibition opens Wednesday 6 June and continues until 25 August.

More information >

 Eugenia Raskopoulos,  Rootreroot , 2016, HD digital video, single channel, colour, stereo, 8.45mins.

Eugenia Raskopoulos, Rootreroot, 2016, HD digital video, single channel, colour, stereo, 8.45mins.

GUAN WEI

If you missed GUAN WEI's lecture at the Australian Tapestry Workshop last February, you can now watch it entirely here! As part of the 'Friends of the ATW' lecture series, GUAN WEI delved into his practice from the late 1970's to more recent works.

HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT

 Honey Long & Prue Stent,  Banana Slug , 2018, archival pigment print, 72 x 108cm.

Honey Long & Prue Stent, Banana Slug, 2018, archival pigment print, 72 x 108cm.

 Honey Long & Prue Stent,  Salt Pool , 2018, archival pigment print, 72 x 108cm.

Honey Long & Prue Stent, Salt Pool, 2018, archival pigment print, 72 x 108cm.

ARC ONE is delighted to present Phanta Firma, the first solo exhibition in Australia for talented collaborative duo HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT.

Multidisciplinary artists Honey Long and Prue Stent have worked together since 2010. Their spontaneous and playful art centres on a fascination with gender and the body, and seeks to undermine notions of the passive female. They employ the body and unconventional materials to distort and fragment the bodily form, often with unexpected outcomes. Dreamy, fluid, saccharine, gritty and fleshy, Long & Stent challenge and captivate audiences with powerful imagery that crosses the subversive and the surreal.

In Phanta Firma, Long & Stent have quoted and appropriated signs, tropes, and motifs of woman from contemporary culture and the canon of art history as an erotic lure that guides the viewer into unfamiliar territory. In these works the artists have carefully composed their own bodies, and those of friends, according to the traditions of Classical aesthetics. Embodying Botticelliean nymphs and Venuses, Classical sculptures, and sirens draped in material that clings to the female form or billows in a seductive Monroesque fashion, their gaze never confronts the viewer.  

However, rather than passive, still and compliant, these young figures are in control, self-assured, and enjoying their own agency as they completely immerse themselves in their hyper real earthly landscapes. For Long & Stent, ‘in dissolving the body within these spaces there is a sense of energy being liberated through the clash and mingling of matter’. This incorporation of the landscape with the female form forces the male gaze to blink and poses questions to the viewer regarding the cultural construction and representation of female sexuality and desire.

Long & Stent’s sculptures, made from blown glass slumped and deflated onto rocks collected while on location shooting their images, and containing water samples from these sites, continue this project. They act as physical conduits to these photographic works, furthering the connection between the viewer, the landscape and the figure’s experience. 

Phanta Firma is a playful fantasy that seeks to embed itself in solid ground. 

Working across photography, performance, installation and sculpture, Honey Long and Prue Stent (both b. 1993, Sydney, Australia) have been making art together since they were teenagers. Long completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, in 2015 and Stent completed her Bachelor of Arts (Photography) at RMIT, Melbourne, in 2014. Their work has been shown across Australia and in various counties internationally, including Zurich, Madrid, the United Kingdom and the United States. Recent exhibitions include London Photo, The Female Lens: 9 Contemporary Female Photographers, Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London (2018); Future Feminin, Fahey/ Klein Gallery, Los Angeles (2018); Long and Stent, Nicola Von Senger Gallery, Zurich (2018); Players, curated by Cristina De Middle Puch, Photo Espanña Festival, Madrid (2017); and Sites of the Imagination, ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne (2017). They have participated in a number of projects, including This _ _ _ _ _ _ _ may not protect you but at times it’s enough to know it’s there, collaboration with Amrita Hepi, Underbelly Arts Festival, Sydney (2017); Sound and Vision, Sydney Opera House, Sydney (2016); and Gucci #24 Hour Ace, LA. Long & Stent currently live and work between Melbourne and Sydney, Australia.  

 

 

 

 

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO has an amazing new public artwork in Green Square, the City of Sydney’s new community and cultural precinct. MARIA FERNANDA's work, While I Live I Will Grow' sits at the entrance of the precinct and is made of sandstone and Queensland bottle trees. 

The precinct will be launched officially on Saturday 26 May and MARIA FERNANDA will be in conversation with Green Square curatorial advisor Amanda Sharrad between 1.30pm – 2pm.

More information >

 Maria Fernanda Cardoso,  Where I Live I Grow , sandstone, queensland bottle trees, 2018.

Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Where I Live I Grow, sandstone, queensland bottle trees, 2018.

ROBERT OWEN

 Image: Robert Owen, Endings - Kodachrome 64, No. 00, 22/07/1992, 2009, archival print on 310gsm, 104 x 72.5cm.

Image: Robert Owen, Endings - Kodachrome 64, No. 00, 22/07/1992, 2009, archival print on 310gsm, 104 x 72.5cm.

ROBERT OWEN has two of his 'Endings' prints at CCP's Fundraiser The Art of Collecting.  This is a fantastic opportunity to support the Centre for Contemporary Photography, with works available from leading contemporary Australian artists.

The opening is Thursday 17 May, 6-8pm.

More information >

HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT

PRUE STENT & HONEY LONG have a fantastic work in CCP's Fundraiser The Art of Collecting. This is a fantastic opportunity to support the Centre for Contemporary Photography and all the wonderful work they do.

The opening is at CCP, Thursday 17 May, 6–8pm at 404 George Street, Fitzroy!

More information >

 Honey Long & Prue Stent, Suckle, 2017, archival pigment print, 87 x 58cm.

Honey Long & Prue Stent, Suckle, 2017, archival pigment print, 87 x 58cm.

DANI MARTI & JULIE RRAP

DANI MARTI and JULIE RRAP are in the exhibition Hunter Red: Corpus, at the Newcastle Art Gallery.

The overarching exhibition theme of red is loaded with symbolism and tactile metaphors. The colour also provides audiences with an exploratory experience in the exhibition space with works of art that evoke life, death, blood, reproduction and mortality.

The exhibition will open on 26 May and continue until 22 July, 2018.

More information > 

 Image Caption: Dani Marti, 'Looking for Felix', 2000, plastic beads, curtains, 300 x 300 x 300cm.

Image Caption: Dani Marti, 'Looking for Felix', 2000, plastic beads, curtains, 300 x 300 x 300cm.

LYNDELL BROWN & CHARLES GREEN

 Lyndell Brown & Charles Green, Installation view of Morning Star, on display at The Sir John Monash Centre in Villers-Bretonneux, France

Lyndell Brown & Charles Green, Installation view of Morning Star, on display at The Sir John Monash Centre in Villers-Bretonneux, France

LYNDELL BROWN & CHARLES GREEN's tapestry Morning Star is on permanent display at The Sir John Monash Centre in Villers–Bretonneux, France.  

The tapestry will provide a lasting legacy in perpetuity commemorating the 46,000 Australian lives lost in battles of the Western Front in the First World War and commemorate the centenary of ANZAC. 

The magnificent tapestry is hand-woven at the Australian Tapestry Workshop by Pamela Joyce, Leonie Bessant, Chris Cochius, Jennifer Sharpe and Cheryl Thornton.

More information >