MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO has written an insightful article on the integration of art and science in scientific modelling. The article, Making sense of artful science: the art of model making in the natural sciences, accompanies her work in the exhibition A Working Model of the World.

Currently showing at UNSW Galleries, the exhibition explores the practical, philosophical and symbolic work that models do for us, and asks how we use models to contemplate, experiment, invent and teach.

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Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Pollen is Male 2, 2014, nylon, glue, desert sand, 6.1 x 5.8 x 5.6cm. 

Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Pollen is Male 2, 2014, nylon, glue, desert sand, 6.1 x 5.8 x 5.6cm. 

IMANTS TILLERS

IMANTS TILLERS has published an article, Metafisica Australe, in the latest issue of Art + Australia. 

To read the article visit the publication's website here.  

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO will present work in this year's Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles. 

The group exhibition, La Vuelta, highlights work by 28 artists, spanning several generations. From traditional genres of photography to experimental and research-based practices, the selected projects explore the changing cultural, social and political landscape of values and beliefs from perspectives in which a sixty-year armed conflict merged with illegal drug trafficking is very much at the surface.  

The exhibition continues from 3 July – 24 September 2017. 

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Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Electromicroscopic scan of the Thelbunus mirabilus penis (Harvestman) Opiliones, 2010, archival pigment print on 300gsm cotton rag, 31 x 24cm. 

Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Electromicroscopic scan of the Thelbunus mirabilus penis (Harvestman) Opiliones, 2010, archival pigment print on 300gsm cotton rag, 31 x 24cm. 

LYNDELL BROWN & CHARLES GREEN

Lyndell Brown and Charles Green, Morning Star, 2017, wool, cotton, 250 x 504cm. 

Lyndell Brown and Charles Green, Morning Star, 2017, wool, cotton, 250 x 504cm. 

LYNDELL BROWN and CHARLES GREEN have designed a major tapestry for the new Sir John Monash Centre (SJMC) in France.

The tapestry, woven by the Australian Tapestry Workshop, will provide a lasting legacy in perpetuity commemorating the 46,000 Australian lives lostin the battles of the Western Front in World War 1 and commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC. 

According to the artists, the tapestry aims to "evoke the soldiers’ pathway from home to the Front, and emphasizes the incongruity between the Australia that they imagined as they journeyed further and further towards the Front.

Morning Star will be will be unveiled at the opening of the SJMC on ANZAC day in 2018.

IMANTS TILLERS

IMANTS TILLERS is currently showing in Landmarks at Tamworth Regional Gallery, featuring works from the John Kaldor Family collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Curated by Anthony Bond OAM, Landmarks is a significant exhibition comprising works from some of the world’s most influential artists including Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Long, Simryn Gill, Imants Tillers, and Andreas Gursky, as they explore and  observe their relationship with the environment.

The exhibition runs until 12 August 2017. It is presented by Blue Mountains City Art Gallery & Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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Imants Tillers, Counting: one, two, three, 1988, synthetic polymer paint, gouache, oilstick on 162 canvas boards, 251 x 639 cm

Imants Tillers, Counting: one, two, three, 1988, synthetic polymer paint, gouache, oilstick on 162 canvas boards, 251 x 639 cm

IMANTS TILLERS & GUAN WEI

Congratulations to IMANTS TILLERS and GUAN WEI, whose works have been selected for the inaugural Hadley’s Art Prize at Hadley’s Orient Hotel in Hobart.

Winner announced and exhibition opening: Friday 14 July 2017
Exhibition dates: 15 July 2017 – 25 August 2017

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Imants Tillers, Metaphysical interior with lighthouse, 2017, synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 24 canvas boards, 150 x 142.2cm

Imants Tillers, Metaphysical interior with lighthouse, 2017, synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 24 canvas boards, 150 x 142.2cm

Guan Wei, Reflection #5, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 127 x 104 cm 

Guan Wei, Reflection #5, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 127 x 104 cm 

JANET LAURENCE

JANET LAURENCE's video work Deep Breathing is included in the  group exhibition Warning Shot at Topographie de l'art, Paris.

Curated by Barbara Polla, Warning Shot avoids the ecological didactic and tries to take the viewer by surprise, captivating them in the beauty of images and sounds.

The exhibition runs from 5–27 July.  

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Janet Laurence, Deep Breathing: Resuscitation For The Reef (still), 2016, HD video 16:9, 11'52'. 

Janet Laurence, Deep Breathing: Resuscitation For The Reef (still), 2016, HD video 16:9, 11'52'. 

CYRUS TANG

Cyrus Tang, Remote Nation (still), 2008, SD video, 13:55mins.  

Cyrus Tang, Remote Nation (still), 2008, SD video, 13:55mins.  

CYRUS TANG is exhibiting in the group exhibition Art? Art? Art..., curated by Jane Deeth, at Rosny Barn, Tasmania. 

The exhibition runs from 14 July to 13 Aug 2017. 

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JUSTINE KHAMARA

Justine Khamara, There was an inside and an outside, 2016, pigment ink pen, pencil and collage on paper, 76 x 56cm.

Justine Khamara, There was an inside and an outside, 2016, pigment ink pen, pencil and collage on paper, 76 x 56cm.

JUSTINE KHAMARA's work will be included in a group exhibition to mark the launch of This Wild Song.

This Wild Song is a series of conceptual photographic portraits and interviews with Australian women visual artists, created to celebrate the wealth of talent here in Australia.

The exhibition opens Saturday 24 June, 1pm at The Art Room, Melbourne. 

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ROBERT OWEN & NIKE SAVVAS

ROBERT OWEN and NIKE SAVVAS have works in the exhibition Call of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism and Australian Art at the Heide Museum of Modern Art. 

Opening 5 July, Call of the Avant-Garde is the first exhibition to examine the influence of the modernist art movement Constructivism on Australian art, presented in this centenary year of the Russian revolution.

Exhibition dates 5 July – 8 October. 

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Robert Owen, Third Movement #1 (from the series Thought Forms), 2015, painted stainless steel, 64 x 74 x 58,83 x 57 x 46cm. 

Robert Owen, Third Movement #1 (from the series Thought Forms), 2015, painted stainless steel, 64 x 74 x 58,83 x 57 x 46cm. 

LYDIA WEGNER

Lydia Wegner, Perceptual Abstraction installation view, 2017; photography: André Piguet.

Lydia Wegner, Perceptual Abstraction installation view, 2017; photography: André Piguet.

LYDIA WEGNER is included in the group show Perceptual Abstraction at The Honeymoon Suite, Brunswick. Charlotte Cornish describes her work in the accompanying essay: 

"A viewer does not see the material for what it is, rather we are only given a certain amount of information in the final image from which we can decipher what it is we are looking at. The materials are very present, but the resulting photographic works are also representations of what was there that no longer exists after the image is taken."

Read the entire exhibition essay here

Perceptual Abstraction continues until 1 July 2017.

PAT BRASSINGTON

PAT BRASSINGTON is exhibiting as part of mad love — a group exhibition at Arndt Art Agency (A3), Berlin.

mad love is part of the cultural initiative Australia now a year-long program celebrating Australian arts, culture, science and innovation across Germany.

The exhibition continues until 29 September.

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Pat Brassington, Topography in Pink, 2005, pigment print. 

Pat Brassington, Topography in Pink, 2005, pigment print. 

PETER DAVERINGTON, JUSTINE KHAMARA, CYRUS TANG and LYNDELL BROWN & CHARLES GREEN

Justine Khamara, When this face is no longer yours, acrylic, inkjet on rag paper, hoop, pine, ply. 

Justine Khamara, When this face is no longer yours, acrylic, inkjet on rag paper, hoop, pine, ply. 

Peter Daverington, WTF, oil on ply. 

Peter Daverington, WTF, oil on ply. 

VCA's 9 X 5 NOW exhibition features works from 350 VCA artists and alumni including our very own PETER DAVERINGTON, JUSTINE KHAMARA, CYRUS TANG and LYNDELL BROWN and CHARLES GREEN.

Curated by Elizabeth Gower, 9 X 5 NOW is inspired by the famous 9 by 5 Impression Exhibition held in Melbourne in 1889. The exhibition is comprised entirely of 9 x 5 inch (23 x 13cm) plywood boards from each contributing artist.

The exhibition continues until 25 June 2017 at Melbourne's Margaret Lawrence Gallery. 

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View the catalogue here

Lyndell Brown & Charles Green, Insecurity (Mount Sinjar 2014), oil on ply. 

Lyndell Brown & Charles Green, Insecurity (Mount Sinjar 2014), oil on ply. 

Cyrus Tang, Lacrimae Rerum- 7403.00S, Archival giclée print on ply. 

Cyrus Tang, Lacrimae Rerum- 7403.00S,
Archival giclée print on ply. 

CYRUS TANG

Image: Cyrus Tang, Memento Mori, (video still) 2010, 2 channel video in loop. 

Image: Cyrus Tang, Memento Mori, (video still) 2010, 2 channel video in loop. 

CYRUS TANG will have works in the exhibition Fictitious Realities at The Gallery at Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre. Curated by Robert Lindsay, the exhibition explores the unusual and captivating realities which play with scale.

Fictitious Realities is on display from 1 July — 3 September 2017. 

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EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS

UQ Art Museum has posted an article about EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS' work in their current exhibition, The Dust Never Settles. For this exhibition, Michele Helmrich, UQ Art Museum’s Associate Director (Curatorial) selected works from their collection that relate to 'unfinished business' in terms of cultural, environmental and psychological histories that remain unresolved. In the article, the RASKOPOULOS talks about how memory and the passing of knowledge is an important part of her practice.

To read the full article, please click here.
The Dust Never Settles runs until 30 July 2017.

 

Eugenia Raskopoulos, re‑ma(r)king, 2010, 2 channel video, sound, 5:15 min

Eugenia Raskopoulos, re‑ma(r)king, 2010, 2 channel video, sound, 5:15 min

JOHN YOUNG

John Young, Naïve and Sentimental Painting XI, 2016, oil on linen, 203 x 270 cm

John Young, Naïve and Sentimental Painting XI, 2016, oil on linen, 203 x 270 cm

ARC ONE is delighted to present John Young’s None Living Knows, the latest instalment in the artist’s multi-project exploration of the Chinese diaspora in Australia since 1840. Highly regarded in Australia and internationally for his commitment to intellectual rigor and aesthetic finesse, in None Living Knows Young poetically captures a scarcely documented event in Australian history.

During the late nineteenth century, Chinese immigrants and miners walked from Darwin through the vast Northern Territory to Croydon, and as far as Cairns on Queensland’s east coast, in search of gold. Intermittent and often alone, the walkers trailed a perilous and unmapped two thousand kilometres that resulted in many deaths. ‘None Living Knows’ – words drawn from a W. B. Yeats poem – echo this forgotten narrative.

Young meditates on this walk with a series of abstract paintings and his signature tableau of chalkboard drawings and digital prints. Large-scale and meticulously painted canvases evoke figures dissolved in the landscape through molten veils of light and colour. Tracing the mental and spiritual passage of culturally displaced men in pursuit of a new life, Young takes inspiration from early modernists such as Hilma af Klimt, whose work explored theosophy and the mystic through abstraction. The works in this exhibition are beautiful and melancholic responses to the psychological endurance, feeling of hope, and quest for spiritual transcendence Young envisions in these men.

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO

Maria Fernanda Cardoso will be a speaker at the Bringing public art to life at Green Square: shaping an urban neighbourhood.  The night will include discussions with curators, artists and architects who will talk about how public art can be integrated into the urban environment.

As part of the City Art program, several public artworks are underway that will help shape the area’s character and contribute to community life. The evening discussions will include those who been instrumental in the long-term thinking and development of public art projects in Green Square. 

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 Tuesday 6 June 2017  
 6pm—9pm   
 The Commune, 901 Bourke Street, Waterloo  

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Image: Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Actual Size II, 2015, pigment print on premium photo pager 300grams, 152.4 x 152.4cm. 

Image: Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Actual Size II, 2015, pigment print on premium photo pager 300grams, 152.4 x 152.4cm. 

JANET LAURENCE

Image: Janet Laurence, Lost Habitats, installation view, 2017; photo: Sven Adelaide.

Image: Janet Laurence, Lost Habitats, installation view, 2017; photo: Sven Adelaide.

JANET LAURENCE is exhibiting her immersive installation Lost Habitats at the Oldenburger Schloss in Germany. Laurence is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst. 

Th exhibition continues until 27 August 2017.

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ROBERT OWEN

Congratulations to ROBERT OWEN, who has been selected as a finalist for the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 2017.

His painting, Flickering Light #3 (Ocean Road), 2017, will be on view at Bendigo Art Gallery from 17 June to 17 September. The winner will be announced on 16 June 2017. 

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Robert Owen, Flickering Light #3 (Ocean Road), 2017, synthetic polymer paint on Belgium linen, 198 x 198 cm

Robert Owen, Flickering Light #3 (Ocean Road), 2017, synthetic polymer paint on Belgium linen, 198 x 198 cm

JANET LAURENCE

"This is the cleansed, filtered, artificial relationship we have with our water. This is a river with amnesia; water that’s forgotten who it was." 

Liv Spiers from Art Almanac describes JANET LAURENCE's installation in her review of Troubled Waters. The exhibition presents works from five contemporary artists who have responded to UNSW’s research into human impact on water environments.   

Troubled Waters is currently showing at the Samstag Museum, South Australia until 9 June. 

You can read the review here

Image: Janet Laurence, River Journey, 2016, multimedia installation based on audio and visual research archive of Professor Richard Kingsford. Installation view at UNSW Galleries. Image courtesy of silversalt. 

Image: Janet Laurence, River Journey, 2016, multimedia installation based on audio and visual research archive of Professor Richard Kingsford. Installation view at UNSW Galleries. Image courtesy of silversalt.