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Penny Cain’s Superdry and other panoramas opens at MOP 6pm Wednesday 23 July (until 21 August). 

Penny Cain’s Superdry and other panoramas opens at MOP 6pm Wednesday 23 July (until 21 August). 

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Some Say You Can Find Happiness Here, Graduate School Gallery Program, July 9 - 23

The July project in the Graduate School Gallery program features the work of four current postgraduates: Ciaran Begley, Simon Baré, Ken Mitchell, and Dell Walker. Through very different means they are each investigating our relationship to experience. 

Tell us a little about your practice and your research projects…

Dell: My PhD research looks at the influence of unconscious motivations on contemporary art practice. My practice has always found value in the things that are worn out, lost or thrown out. But my intuition has led me in the past year to also engage with the enormous amount of packaging going to landfill and, in the case of Styrofoam, blowing or washing away to spoil rivers and beaches.

Ken: My MFA project, entitled ‘Photo-audience’, is an exploration into the creation of new sensory experience where light becomes audible.

Simon: ’This is Me, my House’ is a multi-channel video installation that explores our longing for meaning – a longing that gives rise to absurdity and conflict in our relationship to and with the world. The work is framed by Albert Camus’ 1942 text The Myth of Sisyphus and viewed through a prism of crisis.


And what ideas are you investigating through these particular installations?

Ken: The idea of transduction is fairly prominent in my work. Transduction through the camera sensor to produce the image, the transduction of light into sound through electronics as well as the creation of a new experience through what Simondon calls ‘transductive individuation’.

Simon: This work explores the narratives we construct in our everyday lives through an assemblage of fragmented images and sound, which are placed alongside an array of images that reflect the accidental and everyday. I want to suggest possible meanings for the viewer to navigate.

Dell: Following a decade of painting from imagery hidden from consciousness, i.e. painting directly, without planning or editing afterwards, I was keen to see what would eventuate when I was completely open to materials and methods. I see now that finding value in discarded items also relates to my core beliefs, both literally and metaphorically.


Would you tell us a little bit about the process of creating the work?

Simon: I have slowly constructed ‘This is Me, my House’ over the last year. I started by interviewing with six individuals about how they find meaning in their lives and how crisis has called that meaning into question. These interviews were then placed alongside a random collection of images that don’t necessarily relate to the stories told, allowing the viewer to thread the images and stories together and create a connection where none exists, except personally.

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The 2014 Bowness Prize finalists have been announced: This year’s shortlist includes Grad School candidates Shoufay Derz, Petrina Hicks, Owen Leong, Emily Sandrussi and Salote Tawale, and SCA lecturers Cherine Fahd and Julie Rrap. 
Congratulations!
Image: Owen Leong, Cutting (mother), 2014 via Owen Leong and Monash Gallery of Art

The 2014 Bowness Prize finalists have been announced: This year’s shortlist includes Grad School candidates Shoufay Derz, Petrina Hicks, Owen Leong, Emily Sandrussi and Salote Tawale, and SCA lecturers Cherine Fahd and Julie Rrap

Congratulations!

Image: Owen Leong, Cutting (mother), 2014 via Owen Leong and Monash Gallery of Art

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2 Danks Street Prize for Art Criticism

You can now review an exhibition at 2 Danks Street Waterloo and win $1,000 and publication in Artist Profile. 

The 2 Danks Street Award for Art Criticism recognises the importance of newmarts writing talent.

The main award offers $1,000, along with the opportunity to publish a review in Artist Profile. There’s also an alternative prize of $500 for a review which shows flair and potential and/or stretches the boundaries of current reviewing, either in style, form or media.

The 2014 judging panel includes Prue Gibson, Owen Craven, Dr Andrew Frost and Dr Laura Fisher.

The award is open to recognized and new writers. Applicants must write a 1500-word review of an exhibition run by one of the permanent galleries of 2 Danks Street from 12 July to 4 October 2014, or a new media review event of similar weight. A full information pack, including terms and conditions, is available at www.2danksstreet.com.au.

For further information, contact Janet Clayton at Janet Clayton Gallery on 02 9698 8443 or janetclayton@me.com

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Markela Panegyres: The Rack and the Screw

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Jonathan McBurnie interviews Markela Panegyres about her recent show ‘The Rack and the Screw’.

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POWER INSTITUTE FORUM, TUESDAY 22 JULY, 2014 @ THE ART GALLERY OF NSW
Paul Klee in Peace and War: Tunisia and the German Home Front 1914-18 
The Power Institute, with the generous support of the Consulate General of Switzerland, Sydney and The Art Gallery of New South Wales, is proud to present Paul Klee in Peace and War: Tunisia and the German Home Front 1914-18, a forum convened by Professor Roger Benjamin, celebrating the centenary of Paul Klee’s famous voyage to Tunisia.   
SPEAKERS
Dr. Michael Baumgartner is a Klee scholar and Senior Curator at the Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland. 
Prof. Roger Benjamin, from the Department of Art History and Film Studies at the University of Sydney, is a specialist on European modernism and on Orientalist art. 
Dr. Jacqueline Strecker is one of Australia’s leading experts on modern German art. 
TUESDAY 22 JULY, 2014, 2.00 - 4.30pm, Centenary Auditorium, Lower level 1, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery Road, Sydney NSW
RSVP: The event is FREE however registration is essential. Please register online via The University of Sydney events calendar.
Image: Paul Klee, View towards the Port of Hammamet, 1914

POWER INSTITUTE FORUM, TUESDAY 22 JULY, 2014 @ THE ART GALLERY OF NSW

Paul Klee in Peace and War: Tunisia and the German Home Front 1914-18 

The Power Institute, with the generous support of the Consulate General of Switzerland, Sydney and The Art Gallery of New South Wales, is proud to present Paul Klee in Peace and War: Tunisia and the German Home Front 1914-18, a forum convened by Professor Roger Benjamin, celebrating the centenary of Paul Klee’s famous voyage to Tunisia.   

SPEAKERS

Dr. Michael Baumgartner is a Klee scholar and Senior Curator at the Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland. 

Prof. Roger Benjamin, from the Department of Art History and Film Studies at the University of Sydney, is a specialist on European modernism and on Orientalist art. 

Dr. Jacqueline Strecker is one of Australia’s leading experts on modern German art. 

TUESDAY 22 JULY, 2014, 2.00 - 4.30pm, Centenary Auditorium, Lower level 1, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery Road, Sydney NSW

RSVP: The event is FREE however registration is essential. Please register online via The University of Sydney events calendar.

Image: Paul Klee, View towards the Port of Hammamet, 1914

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Plastic Histories #PinkPresident 

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At this very moment, Australian artist Cigdem Aydemir is busy to vacuum pack the Pres Steyn monument on the Bloemfontein Campus’s Red Plain – in pink. Aydemir’s project, ‘Plastic Histories’, forms part of a public art project that encourages us to evaluate public monuments in their historical context. 

Aydemir is physically vacuum packing the monuments of President Steyn and President CR Swart on the Bloemfontein Campus in pink plastic. By vacuum packing monuments, Aydemir alludes to their significance and preservation. At the same time, though, it reveals the nature of their contentious and gendered historical function. This is because most monuments in post-colonial countries typically celebrate men’s achievements in serving their nations. 

In response, this project acknowledges the contribution of women from all races, communities and sexual orientations to the grand narrative of a post-apartheid South Africa. 

Aydemir is also developing an app in collaboration with Australian artist Warren Armstrong. This will be used for augmented reality viewing of three city monuments – those of President Brand, General De Wet and General Hertzog. This means that visitors will be able to hold a smart phone or iPad in front of the monuments and view the monuments as if vacuum packed in pink plastic. 

In conjunction with the public art project there will be an exhibition of digitally manipulated photographs of nineteen-century and contemporary male monuments in Bloemfontein. These photos will be exhibited at the Johannes Stegmann Gallery at the UFS Sasol Library from 15 July – 1 August 2014. 

Public tours on the Bloemfontein Campus and into the city will take place on: 

• Tuesday 15 July at 11:00, 
• Wednesday 16 July at 14:00, and 
• Saturday 19 July at 11:00. 

Aydemir’s ‘Plastic Histories’ public art project is part of the UFS Programme for Innovation in Artform Development (PIAD) and the Vryfees arts festival’s partnership with the Australian-based SituateArt in Festivals initiative. This partnership is managed by the Salamanca Arts Centre in Tasmania. 

Read more articles about this project:

POZIBLE launch (pdf document)
Media release: 17 June 2014: Art Stars Revealed (pdf document)
PIAD/PIKO - http://bit.ly/1gazQTV
OPENLab - http://bit.ly/1hzguUG
CAD Forum - http://bit.ly/1sNvtRB

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We’ve announced the 2014 Fauvette shortlist!  

Congratulations Matthew Hopkins, Emily Hunt, Biljana Jancic, Jonny Niesche and Tony Schwensen.

The winner will be announced at the opening of the finalists’ exhibition on Wednesday 9 July from 6pm. 

Matthew Hopkins, ‘Surrender’, 2014, mixed media installation. Courtesy the artist and Gallery 9

Emily Hunt, ‘Sinus Aestuum - Seething Bay’, 2013, Limoges porcelain cast tiles. Image courtesy the artist and The Commercial Gallery, Sydney

Biljana Jancic, ‘Black Sun’, 2013, installation From ‘Black Square: 100 Years’, Australian Experimental Art Foundation (AEAF) Adelaide. Photo: Alex Gawronski

Jonny Niesche,’ Blank magic parralactic’, 2014, glitter, linen, acrylic, voile, euromir. Photo: Jessica Maurer

Tony Schwensen, ‘Creationism Tripych III (The reason why i got to the top is because the top wasnt very high) or the myth of meritocracyor your arse my bootstraps or conflating the cloud and the silver lining (New American Painting)’ 2013, 3 x digital prints, courtesy the artists and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

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