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Echo Solar Series

MFA candidate Dan Hollier’s Echo Solar Series open at Chalk Horse at 6pm on Thursday 31 July. On until 30 August.

Images courtesy Daniel Hollier and Chalk Horse. 

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PASS IT ON, a group exhibition featuring Grad School students and SCA alumni, opens at Verge Gallery Wednesday 30 July at 6pm.Four artists with complementary practices have been asked to ‘pass on’ an invitation to a Sydney Uni peer whose work interests or inspires them. The resulting collection of artists are presented in the exhibition.PASS IT ON comments on the intricate web of relationships essential to community. These eight artists and groups are tied through a range of individual connections, both professional and personal. Exhibiting their work together initiates a creative community in the Verge Gallery space.
Artists:Anna McMahonIsobel Parker PhilipJess BradfordRichard KeanTHEnguyensDel LumantaAdrian De GiorgioCarla Liesch

PASS IT ON, a group exhibition featuring Grad School students and SCA alumni, opens at Verge Gallery Wednesday 30 July at 6pm.

Four artists with complementary practices have been asked to ‘pass on’ an invitation to a Sydney Uni peer whose work interests or inspires them. The resulting collection of artists are presented in the exhibition.

PASS IT ON comments on the intricate web of relationships essential to community. These eight artists and groups are tied through a range of individual connections, both professional and personal. Exhibiting their work together initiates a creative community in the Verge Gallery space.

Artists:

Anna McMahon
Isobel Parker Philip
Jess Bradford
Richard Kean

THEnguyens
Del Lumanta
Adrian De Giorgio
Carla Liesch

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Nikki Walkerden selected for the inaugural Over View Travelling International Festival

MFA candidate Nicola Walkerden has been invited to represent Australia at the inaugural Over View Travelling International Festival of Video Art, as part of a thirty minute program curated by dLux Media Arts. Nikki’s project, X, will be screened alongside work by Liam Benson, Julia Davis, John A. Douglas, Nikki Lam, Tony Lawrence and Liam O’Brien.

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Jonathan McBurnie & Penelope Cain discuss 'Superdry and Other Panoramas' →

Penelope Cain’s art is a long-term investigation of the complexities of urban spaces, and their cultural and psychological implications. 

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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. 
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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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