IMANTS TILLERS

Imants Tillers.  The   Journey To Nowhere , 2017. Acrylic, gouache on 90 canvas boards, 228.5 × 355cm.  

Imants Tillers. The Journey To Nowhere, 2017. Acrylic, gouache on 90 canvas boards, 228.5 × 355cm.  

IMANTS TILLERS has been interviewed by Art Territory, in the lead up to the artist's retrospective Ceļojums uz nekurieni / Journey to Nowhere. The exhibition opens in July this year, at the Latvian National Museum of Art, Latvia. 

In discussing the show, Imants explains: 

"My exhibition, indeed one could say my work, is all about “belonging” and “not belonging” – about relationships between a “fatherland” and its diaspora. In many ways, this is almost the universal leitmotif of the 20th century. Much of the contemporary world, at least what is called “the new world”, is populated by the descendants of refugees and immigrants, most notably Australia..."

The article can be read here

IMANTS TILLERS

Imants Tillers,  Journey to Nowhere , 2017, synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 90, canvasboards nos. 98522 – 98611, 228.5 × 355cm

Imants Tillers, Journey to Nowhere, 2017, synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 90, canvasboards nos. 98522 – 98611, 228.5 × 355cm

Imants Tillers: Journey to Nowhere
Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga
6 July - 30 September 2018

IMANTS TILLERS has been invited to present a major retrospective exhibition of his work at the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga, to coincide with the centenary of Latvian independence in 1918.

Curated by Elita Ansone, Journey to Nowhere will be the most comprehensive survey of Tillers' work to-date. Ansone has selected 70 works spanning more than four decades from the 1970s to the present, many of which will be borrowed from private and public collections in Australia and New Zealand.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a feature-length documentary directed by Antra Cilinska, as well a monograph jointly published by the Latvian National Museum of Art and Power Publications at the University of Sydney. Scholarly essays will be contributed by Ian McLean, Graham Coulter-Smith, Elita Ansone, Imants Tillers and Mark Ledbury.

More information, including details of public programs, will be available from the Latvian National Museum of Art in the coming months.

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JULIE RRAP

Julie Rrap,  Castaway , 2009, 5 mins

Julie Rrap, Castaway, 2009, 5 mins

JULIE RRAP'S video work Castaway will be showing at Wangaratta Art Gallery from the 25 November 2017 until 4 February 2018, in the National Gallery of Australia travelling exhibition Light Moves: Contemporary Australian Video Art. 

Wangarrata Art Gallery is the final venue venue for the touring exhibition.

Curated by Anne O'Hehir.

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HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT

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ARC ONE Gallery is delighted to announce new representation of collaborative duo, HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT.

Since 2010 multidisciplinary artists Honey Long and Prue Stent have worked together across photography, performance, installation and sculpture. Their unique contemporary practice has been recognised worldwide, with their work shown in Los Angeles, Zurich, Rome, Tokyo and New York, as well as across Australia. 

Spontaneous and playful, their 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 and Stent challenge and captivate audiences with powerful imagery that crosses the subversive and the surreal.

LONG & STENT will hold their first exhibition at ARC ONE Gallery in 2019.

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Honey Long & Prue Stent,  Wind Form,  2014, archival pigment print, 159 x 106 cm.

Honey Long & Prue Stent, Wind Form, 2014, archival pigment print, 159 x 106 cm.

JANET LAURENCE

JANET LAURENCE's work Forensic Sublime (Crimes against the landscape series: Styx Forest) 2008, will be included in Framing Nature at McClelland Gallery, 26 November 2017 to 18 March 2018.

The exhibition presents works from McClelland's historical collection and recent acquisition along with key loaned works, to explore diverse visual and conceptual approaches to landscape and nature. 

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Janet Laurence,  Forensic Sublime (Crimes against the landscape series: Styx Forest),  2008, mirror, oil glaze, Duraclear on Shinkolite 100.0 x 455.0cm. Collection of McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery.

Janet Laurence, Forensic Sublime (Crimes against the landscape series: Styx Forest), 2008, mirror, oil glaze, Duraclear on Shinkolite 100.0 x 455.0cm. Collection of McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery.

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO

Maria Fernanda Cardoso,  Intromitent organ of the Allonuncia Grandis 2(Harvestman) Opiliones , 2009.

Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Intromitent organ of the Allonuncia Grandis 2(Harvestman) Opiliones, 2009.

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO's work will be included in Le monde tel qu'il va! [The World as it is!] as part of Les Rencontres d'Arles, France. The eight free exhibitions run from 1 November 2017 to 7 January 2018 at the J1 Hanger, Quay of the Joliette in Marseille.

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MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO is working on a major public installation for Green Square in Sydney. Titled While I Live I Will Grow, the work features a large spiral sandstone sculpture is centre stage in a bottle tree colony that will, over time, mature into magnificent bottle-shaped giants. The trees will grow together alongside communities in the new suburb of Green Square.

While I Live I Will Grow will be on view in Green Square from December 2017.

Read more about the installation here.

Maria Fernanda Cardoso with a maquette for  While I LIve I Will Grow.  Image courtesy of City of Sydney.

Maria Fernanda Cardoso with a maquette for While I LIve I Will Grow. Image courtesy of City of Sydney.

JANET LAURENCE

JANET LAURENCE: The matter of the masters will soon be on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Inspired by research and analysis undertaken on Dutch paintings in the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands by conservators, Laurence will present a magnificent cabinet of curiosities that probes the intersection between art, science and nature in the work of Rembrandt and other Dutch masters. The installation will be on view from 11 November 2017 to 18 February 2018, to coincide with the major blockbuster, Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age.

An artist talk will be held on Saturday 11 November 2017 at 2pm. 

Janet Laurence will also be in conversation with Jordan Richardson on Wednesday 15 November 2017, 6 - 6:30pm at the Art Gallery of NSW. 

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Janet Laurence  The matter of the masters  2017 (detail of work in progress). Photo: Janet Laurence

Janet Laurence The matter of the masters 2017 (detail of work in progress). Photo: Janet Laurence

JANET LAURENCE

Janet Laurence, Deep Breathing - Resuscitation for the Reef - Part 1, 2016, 1080p HD Digital Loop, 11.50mins

Janet Laurence, Deep Breathing - Resuscitation for the Reef - Part 1, 2016, 1080p HD Digital Loop, 11.50mins

JANET LAURENCE is exhibiting in Landscapes of Loss at Berlin's Ministry of Environment for the UN Conference on Climate Change.  The exhibition brings together ten artists who address mankind's role in relation to the environment through video, photography and sculpture.  

The exhibition is from the 2 - 5 November, 2017.

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NIKE SAVVAS

Nike Savvas,  Papillon , Installation View, 2017.

Nike Savvas, Papillon, Installation View, 2017.

NIKE SAVVAS has been commissioned to develop a spectacular large-scale installation at Barangaroo.   Titled Papillon, this dynamic artwork is comprised of beautifully coloured ribbons suspended from the ceiling of Exchange Place, near the Wynyard Walk escalators.

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ROBERT OWEN

Robert Owen, Blue Note #7, 2006, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 122 x 122cm.

Robert Owen, Blue Note #7, 2006, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 122 x 122cm.

ROBERT OWEN will be presenting a site-specific installation at Latrobe Regional Gallery. Developed specifically for LRG, this large-scale work combines architectural intervention, sculpture, painting and an immersive use of colour.  

The exhibition will run from 2 December, 2017 to 28 January, 2018.

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PAT BRASSINGTON

Pat Brassington,  A's Joy,  2005, pigment print, 84 x 62 cm.

Pat Brassington, A's Joy, 2005, pigment print, 84 x 62 cm.

PAT BRASSINGTON is included in La Trobe Art Institute's current exhibition, A Gathering. The show brings together a selection of artwork from the La Trobe University Collections. The exhibition represents a static snapshot of the variety of artworks in a large collection as well as a dynamic expression of the relationships that exist between artworks, eras and styles. An assembly of individual works is both many pieces and one entity. A Gathering is also an acknowledgement that choice, selection and positioning are important factors in bringing together an exhibition and aims to illuminate this aspect of exhibition making.

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ANNE ZAHALKA

ANNE ZAHALKA has been included in an exhibition titled Realising Mother, curated by Zorica Purlija. Presenting photographic, video and blog works by a collection of emerging and established Australian women artists, the exhibition investigates the role of the mother in our culture and the histories that continue to shape that role.

Anne Zahalka's poignant new video work, Rewriting, considers the painful separation between a mother and her two daughters at the onset of World War II. Having fled their home in Vienna as exiled Jews they find refuge in Czechoslovakia until the sisters receive safe passage to England. Their mother remains, surviving alone for nearly five years before being deported to Poland where she perishes.

The love and anxiety the mother feels and fears for her daughters is palpable, reminding us of this unconditional bond. Based on letters written by the artist's grandmother to her mother and aunt at this time, Zahalka has transcribed them from German into English to give voice to their trauma and to keep her memory alive. The rewritten letters have been sent to Zahalka's own daughter currently living in England to share their grandmother’s story and to reflect on their own separation.

The exhibition runs from 1 to 18 November at Kudos Gallery in Paddington, Sydney.

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Anne Zahalka,  Rewriting  (video still), 2017

Anne Zahalka, Rewriting (video still), 2017

A collection of letters, photographs and ephemera including the last photo taken of the artist's mother, aunt and grandmother together.

A collection of letters, photographs and ephemera including the last photo taken of the artist's mother, aunt and grandmother together.

CYRUS TANG

This Saturday 28 October CYRUS TANG will be participating in a panel discussion with TarraWarra International 2017: All that is solid… artists Tom Nicholson and Patrick Pound. Moderated by Victoria Lynn and titled 'Archives in the Present', the discussion will commence at 1pm.

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ROBERT OWEN

View a fabulous video with ROBERT OWEN for his Melbourne Art Tram as part of Melbourne Festival 2017. A continuation of Owen’s celebrated series ‘Music for the Eyes’, inspired by jazz, movement and light, it plays homage to the history of jazz in Melbourne, and extends Owen’s exploration of art’s capacity to translate mood and emotion through colour.

Find it on the network now using tramTRACKER and tram ID 3008.

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NIKE SAVVAS

"The expression “Living on a Promise” is about potential and possibility, hope and trust. It’s also about lies, broken promises, and disillusionment. Each different work invites the viewers to engage in their own way and on their own terms. Sometimes I want the colours to overwhelm, sometimes I need them to be at the service of a proposition, and other times they do something different. I make the colour choices as I go along. I use feeling and experience."

NIKE SAVVAS is interviewed by Art Guide Australia about her forthcoming exhibition at ARC ONE Gallery, Living on a Promise 

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Nike Savvas,  Living on a Promise (A1)  (detail), 2017. Photo: Zan Wimberley.

Nike Savvas, Living on a Promise (A1) (detail), 2017. Photo: Zan Wimberley.

NIKE SAVVAS

Nike Savvas,  Living on a Promise (A1),  carbon fibre, acrylic paint, aluminium, 52 x 40.5 x 40.5 cm. Photo: Zan Wimberley

Nike Savvas, Living on a Promise (A1), carbon fibre, acrylic paint, aluminium, 52 x 40.5 x 40.5 cm. Photo: Zan Wimberley

Leading contemporary artist Nike Savvas returns to ARC ONE Gallery this October with her latest exhibition, Living on a Promise. An opening reception will be held on Thursday 26 October, 6-8pm.

Highly-recognised both in Australia and internationally for her immersive, colourful and optically charged installations, in Living on a Promise, Savvas presents a new body of work that optically activate space within striated lines of vertical colour. Small in scale, her works project large visual auras, combining high-vibrancy layered screens with oscillating colours and floating surfaces. The effect is at once mesmerising and disorienting; a pulsating mix of hue and space that tests and delights the senses.

Developed from numerous sources, including her acclaimed Liberty and Anarchy installation at Leeds Art Gallery (UK, 2012), these works offer diverse points of access, from mathematical equations and systems of logic, to perception based optics, colour and ephemerality.

Living on a Promise follows a research trip to the archives of MOMA, New York, where Savvas undertook an in-depth examination of the critically celebrated Responsive Eye exhibition of 1965. Contributing to an existing art historical discourse pertaining to optical phenomena and colour frequencies, this exhibition examines how different optical algorithms produce different outcomes – and occasionally even false colours. In these works, Savvas “seeks to dismantle conventional boundaries, overstep thresholds, and … to open into a new world of artificial patterns, optical ghosting, fugitive colours and temporal aliasing”.

Since training as a painter in the late 1980s, Savvas has consistently probed the traditional conventions of painting as a medium, such as two-dimensional space, surface and materiality. In this exhibition she explores painting’s potential anew, producing a ‘synthesised’ space in which the viewer experiences a disorientating shift in their perceptual register – a juncture between fact and subjective reception.

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ROBERT OWEN

ROBERT OWEN's Melbourne Art Tram has hit the tracks as part of Melbourne Festival. You can see 'Beautiful Stranger' on route 109 (Box Hill-Port Melbourne), which pays homage to the history of jazz in Melbourne and extends Owen's exploration of art's capacity to translate mood and emotion through colour.

The Melbourne Art Trams will be moving through the city transporting passengers from October 2017 until April 2018.

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Photo: James.H.H.Morgan

Photo: James.H.H.Morgan

CYRUS TANG

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Review of exhibition, All that is solid... featuring CYRUS TANG (pictured), by Derek Schlennstedt for the Upper Yarra Mail

All that is solid... continues until 12 November 2017. 

 

IMANTS TILLERS

Image: Michael Nelson Jagamara and Imants Tillers unveiling  The Messenger  at Parliament House, Canberra. Photographs: DPS/Auspic.

Image: Michael Nelson Jagamara and Imants Tillers unveiling The Messenger at Parliament House, Canberra. Photographs: DPS/Auspic.

IMANTS TILLERS' collaborative works with Michael Nelson Jagamara, for the exhibition Meeting Place, are currently showing at Parliament House. The exhibition continues through to 12 November 2017. 

An article about the exhibition features on Artshub here.