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

JOHN DAVIS

JOHN DAVIS' prizewinning sculpture has been installed in the entrance of the University of Tasmania's school of visual and performing arts at Inveresk. The work is a gift to the university from the rebadged Bell Bay Aluminium. The piece was the winning entry in the Comalco Invitation Award for sculpture in aluminium in 1970.  

JOHN DAVIS

Highly respected sculptor and installation artist JOHN DAVIS has an important retrospective at the Ian Potter Centre: National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, Level 3. A beautiful catalogue has been published to accompany the exhibition with essays written by Charles Green and Robert Lindsay. John Davis: Presence continues until 24 October, 2010. Events at the NGV (Threatre, Ground Level) not to be missed are:

  • Saturday 18 September & Sun 17 October, 2pm - John Davis -The evolution of a distinctive style. Speaker, Ken Scarlett, curator and writer on sculpture. 
  • Sunday 17 October, 2pm - The art of Installation. Speaker, Rebecca Coates, academic & freelance curator.
  • Thursday 23, 1pm - In Conversation: Conservator's point of view. Speaker, David Hurlston, Curator, Australian Art, NGV and Catherine Earley, Senior Conservator, NGV. 

More Information here.