Sunday, 22 March 2015

Art Across the City featuring Michael Stumpf

MFA graduate Michael Stumpf 'The Future Is A Process, Objects Converse A Matter of Mutual Concern'.

Opens Today, 21.03.2015, as part of Art Across the City in Swansea

Art Across the City 2015
21 March- 1 June 

Hardeep Pandhal - A Neck Or Nothing Man!

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Kate Daw new solo show 'Love, Work (Show Me Grace)'

Love, Work (Show Me Grace)

Daw 2015 My Sister’s Hand in Mine (mauve version for Jane Bowles)
Oil paint on found blackboard 40 cm x 30 cm

Friday 27 March, 5.30 - 7.30pm

Exhibition continues 27 March to 16 May 2015,  Wed-Sat 12-5pm

Suite 15, Level 1
12 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000

Sarah Scout Presents is delighted to announce Kate Daw’s third solo exhibition with the gallery Love, Work (Show Me Grace). Daw’s exhibition engages with the complex relationships we have with the world of ‘work’ and the spaces in which we engage in labour and creativity. Central to the exhibition is Daw’s role as an artist and teacher. Much of the work revolves around the ways women work and talk together; the trust involved in working with a teenager she has been teaching to draw over the past year (the ‘Grace’ of the show’s title), as well as the conversations that Daw has shared with young female art students about their relationship to the art world and their own artistic ambitions.

Love, Work (Show Me Grace) sees Daw revisit her interest in language, reproduction, design, patterning and motif. The exhibition comprises new paintings and a series of typewritten text works, together with a suite of silkscreen prints, a series of paintings on found slate boards and an ambitious installation in the gallery’s hallway. In conceiving this new body of work, Daw has drawn on the experience and imagery of her many visits to India; the process of observational drawing; the strength and resilience of sisters, as well as paying homage to key artistic, literary and personal influences. Daw’s practice continues to explore issues of authorship, narrative and creative process: moving between the spheres of domesticity and the workplace, the everyday and the imagined. Love, Work (Show Me Grace) continues to negotiate these subjective and emotional registers – engaging the artist’s own personal history within a context of broader cultural and social experiences.
Kate Daw has exhibited widely, nationally and internationally, since 1992. Recent exhibitions include the 19th Biennale of Sydney and Spring 1883 (both 2014), Seven Art, Delhi and the India Art Fair (both 2013), the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, and a major solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. In 2013–14 she participated in Melbourne Now, in On Top of the World: Flags for Melbourne. In 2006 Daw completed her PhD at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, where she is currently Head of Painting. She was a member of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council (2012–14) and has served as Chair of both Next Wave and Arts Victoria’s funding advisory panel. Daw is interested in involving other people in her art practice, and has worked on collaborative projects with artists in India, Scotland and throughout Australia. In 2011, she completed a large permanent artwork, Civil Twilight End at Docklands, Melbourne, with Stewart Russell. Daw has received many awards and grants, including the prestigious Samstag Scholarship. She has undertaken residencies at the Asialink studio in India, the Glasgow School of Art, the Victorian Tapestry Workshop and IASKA, among others and in 2010 she undertook the inaugural Basil Sellers Fellowship with Stewart Russell at Melbourne’s MCG. Her work is held in numerous private and public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria; Art Gallery of Western Australia; University of Melbourne; Monash University; the Cruthers Collection; and Artbank.

Niall Macdonald Elvis Nipple Plinth

Last chance to see

Niall Macdonald 

Kendall Koppe
Suite 1-2
6 Dixon Street
G1 4AX  
Wednesday–Saturday 11am–5pm, or by appointment

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

After Hours

'After Hours' - a new exhibition of work by Fiona Chambers and Aideen Doran at Platform Arts,
1 Queen Street, Belfast BT1 6EA.

6 – 21 March 2015

Private view: 6 – 9pm, Thursday 5th March

The artists will host a closing event on the 21st of March, details to be announced on the Platfrm Arts website.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

2015 Triennial: Surround Audience at the New Museum (NYC)

MFA graduate Shelly Nadashi is included in the 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience
from February 25–May 25, 2015 at the New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002.

The New Museum Triennial provides an important platform for an emergent generation of artists that is shaping the discourse of contemporary art. The Triennial’s predictive, rather than retrospective, model embodies the institution’s 37-year commitment to exploring the future of culture through the art of today. This third iteration of the Triennial is titled Surround Audience and is co-curated by New Museum Curator Lauren Cornell and artist Ryan Trecartin.

Surround Audience explores the effects of an increasingly connected world both on our sense of self and identity as well as on art’s form and larger social role. The exhibition looks at our immediate present, a time when culture has become more porous and encompassing and new considerations about art's role and potential are surfacing. Artists are responding to these evolving conditions in a number of ways, from calculated appropriations to critical interrogations to surreal or poetic statements.

Featuring 51 artists from over 25 countries, Surround Audience pursues numerous lines of inquiry, including: What are the new visual metaphors for the self and subjecthood when our ability to see and be seen is expanding, as is our desire to manage our self-image and privacy? Is it possible to opt out of, bypass, or retool commercial interests that potentially collude with national and international policy? How are artists striving to embed their works in the world around them through incursions into media and activism? A number of artists in the exhibition are poets, and many more use words in ways that connect the current mobility in language with a mutability in form. The exhibition also gives weight to artists whose practices operate outside of the gallery—such as performance and dance—and to those who test the forums of marketing, comedy, and social media as platforms for art. The building-wide exhibition encompasses a variety of artistic practices, including sound, dance, comedy, poetry, installation, sculpture, painting, video, one online talk show, and an ad campaign.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Ballet of the palette

 (several MFA graduates involved in this new exhibition)

Preview, Thu 19 February 5:30 – 7:30pm
All welcome, no RSVP.
Gallery of Modern Art, Queen Street, Glasgow
Ballet of the Palette is an exhibition of 20th Century paintings chosen by contemporary artists who exhibited work in the 2013 exhibition, A Picture Show.
Neil Clements, Lotte Gertz, Charlie Hammond, Louise Hopkins, Merlin James, Victoria Morton, Carol Rhodes, Tony Swain, Hanneline Visnes and George Ziffo have selected paintings that may not have been seen by the public for some time. They also explain why they have chosen these particular paintings.