EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS

TurningTime  2015, 2 channel video, 150mins.

TurningTime 2015, 2 channel video, 150mins.

EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS is going to participate in the CEMENTA 2015 Biennial in Kandos NSW. The Biennial will be held from April 9 to 12 celebrating contemporary art in Australia. The work will address the identity, history, and current social, environmental and economic context of the town and the region of Central West NSW.

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EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS, NIKE SAAVAS, ANNE ZAHALKA

Anne Zahalka,  Untitled (figure and pillar) , 2015, Pigment ink on rag paper, 100cm x 66.6cm

Anne Zahalka, Untitled (figure and pillar), 2015, Pigment ink on rag paper, 100cm x 66.6cm

EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS, NIKE SAAVAS and ANNE ZAHALKA will be part of the exhibition Lines of Force... Space + Displacement in the Sydney College of the Arts Gallery at the University of Sydney. The exhibition presents works by a selection of SCA Alumni whose practice is informed by the key considerations of space and displacement.

The exhibition will run 15 April - 2 May.

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LYDIA WEGNER

Lydia Wegner,  Wobble  (2015), archival inkjet print, 80 x 60cm.

Lydia Wegner, Wobble (2015), archival inkjet print, 80 x 60cm.

LYDIA WEGNER's work Wobble (2015) has been selected in the The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award for acquisition by the Gold Coast City Gallery.

The award is considered one of the most important Australian contemporary photography surveys. Established photographers are showcased alongside emerging, resulting in a stunning reflection of contemporary practice that examines diverse themes and approaches.

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO has taken part in the Wollongong Central expansion. Through the showcase of eco-friendly design principles, the project gives prospect for a sustainable centre that showcases the depth of innovation within the region.

Maria Fernanda Cardoso,  Velvet Water  Public Art at Wollongong Central Shopping Centre

Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Velvet Water Public Art at Wollongong Central Shopping Centre

Velvet Water by Cardoso introduces the buildings new feature artwork that cuts through the middle of the new look Wollongong Central. Velvet Water highlights the prominent surrounds of Wollongong – a costal region with lakes and fresh water streams within proximity. Through the use of industrial materials and the large-scale site, thousands of nylon rods sprout from the wall, covering its surface and resembling various forms of water. As people move past the wall, the rods simultaneously shift, that seemingly defies gravity and echoes the notions of water and its dynamic behaviour. 

JOHN YOUNG

John Young,  LKM (Blue),  2015, oil on linen, 156 x 126 cm

John Young, LKM (Blue), 2015, oil on linen, 156 x 126 cm

Art Guide Australia features a review on JOHN YOUNG’s exhibition 1866: The Worlds of Lowe Kong Meng and Jong Ah Siug at ARC ONE. Through the display of paintings, tapestries and chalk drawings, the exhibition reflects the stories of the dissimilar lives of two Chinese men, Lowe Kong Meng and Jong Ah Suig, who flocked to Australia in the mid 1800’s to seek their fortunes. Young became interested in these two men’s lives through his research in the unique histories of Chinese diaspora in Australia. Lowe Kong Meng was a wealthy merchant and Jong Ah Siug an illiterate miner who was committed to an asylum for 33 years until his death. The research of this history was carried out over a two-year project from Young’s Australia Council Visual Arts Fellowship received in 2012.

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MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO will be speaking at a symposium on Saturday 21 March, held by the VCA and University of Melbourne. The Deans and Directors of Creative Arts (DDCA) symposium is over a three-day period and is titled 'The Outstanding Field: Artistic Research Emerging from the Academy’. The symposium highlights practice-led methods used to obtain research throughout PhD projects in Australia and New Zealand.  With Cardoso having undertaken a PhD from Sydney University in Art and Science in 2013, her discussion ‘The Marriage of Art and Science’ held at Sydney College of the Arts, will offer an insight into her artistic processes and methods of practice-led research.

Maria Fernanda Cardoso,  Pollen is Male,  2012-14, nylon, glue, desert sand, 40 x 10 x 10 cm

Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Pollen is Male, 2012-14, nylon, glue, desert sand, 40 x 10 x 10 cm

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO has been selected to participate in this year’s Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize in partnership with the National Art School in Sydney. Cardoso’s new photograph of a tiny jumping spider will be exhibited in the Art Prize, alongside 21 other works by leading Australian contemporary artists. Each leading artist has selected an emerging artist to also participate in the show, allowing for a dynamic exhibition with a Major Prize of $25,000 sponsored by Konica Minolta and an Emerging Artist Prize of $10,000. The two winning artworks will be acquired in the Redlands teaching collection.

The exhibition runs from 26 March – 23 May at the NAS Gallery and opens on Wednesday 25 March at 6pm.

Maria Fernanda Cardoso,  Male and Female Maratus Splendens – Unrecognised Artists , 2015, inkjet print, 90 x 100 cm.

Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Male and Female Maratus Splendens – Unrecognised Artists, 2015, inkjet print, 90 x 100 cm.

MURRAY FREDERICKS

Murray Fredericks,  Borealis  (video still), 2013, Blu-Ray video, 12'16 min,

Murray Fredericks, Borealis (video still), 2013, Blu-Ray video, 12'16 min,

MURRAY FREDERICKS' work will feature in ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’, an immersive and sensory event held at the Art Gallery of NSW, directed by Shannon Murphy. The event brings together photographs by Fredericks, combined with opera and singing by Silvia Colloca, the work of florist, artist and academic Dr Lisa Cooper and food by chef Matt Moran.

‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ is on various dates in March 2015. More information

MURRAY FREDERICKS

Murray Fredericks,  Icesheet #4724, 22˚& 46˚ halo, tangent arc, parry arc, cza and parhelic circle , 2013, digital pigment print, edition of 7, 120 x 160cm.

Murray Fredericks, Icesheet #4724, 22˚& 46˚ halo, tangent arc, parry arc, cza and parhelic circle, 2013, digital pigment print, edition of 7, 120 x 160cm.

On Sunday 1 March MURRAY FREDERICKS joined Richard Aedy on ABC Radio National, discussing his expeditions to Greenland. Having made six travels within a three-year period Fredericks captured the remote icescapes of Greenland, despite the extreme conditons. The photographs taken during these trips to Greenland were exhibited at ARC ONE Gallery in Frederick's 2013 solo exhibition Topophilia.

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JUSTINE KHAMARA

Justine Khamara,  Rotational Affinity , 2013, hand cut colour photograph, 80 x 114cm.

Justine Khamara, Rotational Affinity, 2013, hand cut colour photograph, 80 x 114cm.

JUSTINE KHAMARA’s Rotational Affinity and Orbital Spin Trick created in 2013, feature in an online article by Art Radar addressing photosculpture. In the article 'What is….photosculpture', Art Radar references the practice of photographic sculpture in history including contemporary art. Khamara’s practice is addressed in terms of her ability to transform photographic portraits into three-dimensional, deconstructed forms.

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JULIE RRAP

Julie Rrap,   Overstepping  , 2001, digital print, 100 x 100 cm.

Julie Rrap, Overstepping, 2001, digital print, 100 x 100 cm.

JULIE RRAP's work is part of an MCA touring exhibition titled ‘Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections'. The exhibition features over 70 photographic artworks by Australian and international artists and brings together works collected over 50 years by the University of Sydney and MCA.

The touring exhibition commenced in March 2014 and is currently at Bendigo Art Gallery until 19 April 2015.

Further tours include: Artspace Mackay 22 May – 5 July and concludes in Hawkesbury Regional Gallery 7 August – 4 October 2015.

 

PETER DAVERINGTON

CHASM Gallery in Brooklyn will feature a solo exhibition by PETER DAVERINGTON titled Lacuna. Including sculpture and painting, Lacuna references the process of the artist removing pieces of the artwork, effecting in exposed raw canvas and the foam substrate under the plaster of the sculptures. As a result, the artworks denote loss and decay with use of techniques applied in art history.

Lacuna is on display 13 March – 5 April 2015.

Peter Daverington,  Jonathan  (installation detail with painting in background), 2014, styrofoam, epoxy clay, wire mesh, gold leaf, plaster, resin, glass eye, enamel, pigments, 76 x 40.5 x 30.5 cm 

Peter Daverington, Jonathan (installation detail with painting in background), 2014, styrofoam, epoxy clay, wire mesh, gold leaf, plaster, resin, glass eye, enamel, pigments, 76 x 40.5 x 30.5 cm 

PETER DAVERINGTON

Peter Daverington,  Learn from the Classics , 2015, oil on canvas, 198 x 152 cm

Peter Daverington, Learn from the Classics, 2015, oil on canvas, 198 x 152 cm

PETER DAVERINGTON is participating in The (un)Scene Art Show in NYC. Daverington makes reference to various styles and techniques throughout art history in his new painting Learn from the Classics.

Learn From the Classics belongs to a new body of work that seeks a way forward in painting by looking back through the history of western art from the Ancient Greeks to Modernism. Through a process of assimilation and juxtaposition of different styles, periods and techniques I aim to create a hybrid of representational painting. This particular work was inspired by Roman fresco wall paintings where the Lacuna (missing parts or gaps) becomes an integral part of the composition. The underlying image, which has been sanded down and distressed, is a reference to the work of Eugene Delacroix, Bacchus and Ariadne, 1862.

The (un)Scene Art Show is on from March 4 – 8, part of Armory Arts Week.

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MURRAY FREDERICKS

Image: Murray Fredericks,  Icesheet #2338 , 2013, digital pigment print, 50 x 140 cm.     

Image: Murray Fredericks, Icesheet #2338, 2013, digital pigment print, 50 x 140 cm.   

National Geographic has featured a fantastic write up on MURRAY FREDERICKS' Greenland project (2010-13). The article, 'What Does Nothing Look Like?', provides a fascinating insight into Fredericks' practice which has taken the artist to some of the world's most remote and challenging terrain. Read the full article here.

 

GUAN WEI

The Sydney Morning Herald featured an article on GUAN WEI, in time for Chinese New Year.  The article celebrates Guan Wei’s trans-cultural living between China and Australia and how he depicts the cultures in his art through his distinctive stylistic qualities and elements of wit, knowledge and humour.

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MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO

Maria Fernanda Cardoso,  Museum of Copulatory Organs.

Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Museum of Copulatory Organs.

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO took part in a residency in Chocó Base, in the pacific coast of Colombia from December 2013 to January 2014. Cardoso’s experiences with water during the residency lead to the contribution of a chapter in a publication by Más Arte Más Acción, exploring ‘water’. While reflecting on the theme of water, Cardoso presented her work The Museum of Copulatory Organs. Communities of Chocó selected the theme of water for the topic of focus due to the increased contamination of rivers, affecting the indigenous communities and the region’s biodiversity.

The book launch is on 26 February at the Museo de Arte at the National University of Colombia, Bogota campus and on 11 March at the University of Antioquia, Medellín.
 

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO

Maria Fernanda Cardoso

Maria Fernanda Cardoso

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO is taking part in a public commission at Green Square in Sydney – one of the largest urban redevelopments in Australia. The commission features native garden beds filled with bottle trees, built out of sandstone blocks that double as benches, arranged to spell out the words, ‘while I live I will grow’, situated at the South Sydney Hospital site.

ANNE ZAHALKA

Anne Zahalka,  Summer – Another Australian Feature  1982, printed 1986, Type C print, edition of 20.

Anne Zahalka, Summer – Another Australian Feature 1982, printed 1986, Type C print, edition of 20.

ANNE ZAHALKA’s artworks are in a group exhibition ‘A time and a place: Landscapes from the Griffith University Art Collection’. This group show brings together a collection of contemporary and historical artworks of the Griffith University Art Collection that reflect the many themes of landscape and the influence it has on Australian and Aboriginal artists. 

The exhibition is on display from 20 February – 18 April 2015 at Griffith University Art Gallery, Queensland.

 

ANNE SCOTT WILSON

Image: Anne Scott Wilson, video still from video in 'Transductions #18' at ACMI.

Image: Anne Scott Wilson, video still from video in 'Transductions #18' at ACMI.

ANNE SCOTT WILSON is involved in a three-part exploration presented by Deakin University and ACMI. Transductions reflects the ways in which philosophy and futurism take part within contemporary art and curation. Transduction #18 is a pop-up exhibition located at the Tech_Bar at ACMI and brings together 18 artists, including a video work by ANNE SCOTT WILSON. This feature reflects the notions of energy within a space and the experience of combining artists, artworks or concepts simultaneously. Anne Scott Wilson describes her video work:

'Taking heavily pixelated material from youtube of the iconic Grand pas de Deux from the Nutcracker Suite, I have created a pastiche that is faithful to choreography within its musical structure.  Footage is from 13 different interpretations performed between the 1950's and 2000's.  The idea considers how the web, now an archive of material not previously accessible, constitutes a new way of seeing or reading antiquated art forms.'

Transductions is showing at ACMI Studio 1, Tech_Bar @ Beer Deluxe.

MIND SHADOWS

3 February - 7 March 2015

Pat Brassington,  Mind Game , 2013, pigment print, 60 x 46 cm

Pat Brassington, Mind Game, 2013, pigment print, 60 x 46 cm

Pat Brassington | Justine Khamara | Janet Laurence | Robert Owen | Julie Rrap | Anne Scott Wilson | John Young

Curated by Laura Lantieri

Bringing together seven artists from the eminent ARC ONE stable, Mind Shadows is a curated exhibition exploring themes of human consciousness. From our waking hours, to the enigma of dreams, and the deep sleep that houses our subconscious, Mind Shadows examines the ways in which these states can inform and infiltrate creative enquiry. Whether through process, subject or aesthetic, the works presented engage with consciousness through notions of memory, automatism, reality and hyperreality, and conveying the internal and the unknown.

Featuring new and key works by Pat Brassington, Justine Khamara, Janet Laurence, Robert Owen, Julie Rrap, Anne Scott Wilson and John Young, the exhibition spans photo media, sculpture, painting and video, and draws upon the somatic and the cognitive in proposing the body as the seat of consciousness as well as the mind.

For Mind Shadows, these artists inhabit liminal spaces; their works often alluding to the periphery – or shadows – of awareness and open to fluid interpretation and perceptual doubt.