Ronnie Van Hout
|10 May 2013|
Ronnie Van Hout installs a mysterious sculptural figure on the roof of 209 Tuam Street Christchurch. The piece entitled 'Comin' Down' is a larger than life figure pointing skyward with a strangely elongated arm and is part of Christchurch Art Gallery's 'Populate' programme to install art works in various locations around the city. See the art gallery's Facebook page for some great installation shots.
|Christchurch Art Gallery wesite|
|28 March 2013|
'Robert Rooney - The Box Brownie Years 1956-58', curated by Maggie Finch and Patrick Pound with Robert Rooney at The Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.
An exhibition of never before exhibited black and white photographs taken by Robert Rooney with his Box Brownie camera between 1956-58. These photographs will be shown alongside three key paintings from the time and a recent film 'The Quadrangle 1956' (2009) made with these early images. Opens Thursday 28 March at 6 pm. Exhibition runs from 3 April - 19 May 2013.
|15 March 2013|
Congratulations to Joanna Braithwaite, finalist in the AGNSW Sulman Prize.
|See all finalists|
|15 March 2013|
Congratulations to Noel McKenna, finalist in the AGNSW Wynne Prize.
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Laurence Aberhart, Noel McKenna
|8 March 2013|
'South of no North' is curated by the MCA's Glenn Barkly and includes artists, Laurence Aberhart, William Eggleston and Noel McKenna. The show came about as part of the MCA's series of exhibitions in which an Australian artist's work is shown in an international context. Noel McKenna selected Laurence Aberhart (NZ) and William Eggleston (US) as two artists he greatly admired and would like to exhibit with. There are similarities in the way these artists focus on everyday suburban subjects. In an interview with Art Guide's Tracey Clement, Glenn remarks 'I think there is something sort of magical about the three of them in that they are finding something beautiful in banality. If you open your eyes you can see it, but of course it's not that easy. That's why they are such great artists, because their eyes are open'.
|27 January 2013|
'A Handful of Dust' is curated by Laura Fried and includes artists, Ricky Swallow, Mark Hagan, Jay Heikes, Erin Shirreff, Zin Taylor and Allyson Vieira. Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, 27 January - 24 March 2013.
|30 November 2012|
Join Jon Campbell for the last MCA ARTBAR of the year titled 'Shit Yeah - Jon Campbell Rocks the MCA'. The event features sounds on the terrace by DJ duo, 'Dads with earrings', accoustic performances, lectures by the artist and friends, gallery tours with a twist and an elevator performance by Peter Oxley of 80s pop-rock sensation, 'The Sunnyboys'.
|18 October 2012|
We are delighted to welcome Jess Johnson to the gallery.
|29 September 2012|
Michael Stevenson presents a solo exhibition, 'A life of crudity, vulgarity and blindness' at Portikus, Frankfurt from 29 September to 2 December 2012.
|14 September 2012|
Rob McHaffie talks to Michel Lawrence at Inside Art about the works in his current exhibition 'Let's see how it goes'.
|14 August 2012|
Jon Campbell speaks to Clara of Spacecraft Studio about the 'Yeah Flag'.
|3 August 2012|
We are delighted to congratulate Jon Campbell on winning the Basil Sellers Art Prize 2012.
|Basil Sellers announcement|
James Morrison / Ricky Swallow at Melbourne Art Fair 2012
|1 August 2012|
We are pleased to present new works by James Morrison and Ricky Swallow at Melbourne Art Fair 2012. Drop by Stand D01 or click the link below to view images. 1 - 5 August 2012.
|5 July 2012|
We are delighted to welcome Maria Kontis to the gallery. She will have a solo exhibition with us early next year.
|3 July 2012|
The July/August issue of Art Guide features James Morrison in his studio with some great images. James is working on new paintings for the Darren Knight Gallery Stand at Melbourne Art Fair, 1 - 5 August 2012.
|More studio images on Art Guide website|
|21 April 2012|
Tinnitus brings together artists, curators, critics and historians to discuss and debate the frequent but overlooked exchanges between art and rock music since the 1960s. Harvard hall, Room 104, 21 April 2012. Presentations start at 9 am.
Post-planning: Damiano Bertoli, Julian Hooper, Andrew Hurle, Alex Martinis Roe, Michelle Nikou at the Ian Potter Museum of Art
|31 March 2012|
|'Post-planning' refers to the unplannable, to doing away with preconceived ideas and starting something before you know where it finishes. The term comes from architecture and urbanism, but has more recently been used as an idea within curatorial practice. Hybrid terms like this suggest a way of crossing between disciplines, between straight lines. |
The exhibition Post-planning allows us to follow artists who adapt methods in a similar way; making work by searching the mid-ground, applying ideas from one context or discipline to another. These five artists explore meta-structures and systems in their work. They seek the intensities that are produced at places of transition, edges, intervals and intersections. Each of them is more interested in patterns of thinking and new directions than in finish or conclusion.
|Ian Potter Museum of Art Website|
'Volume One: MCA Collection' curated by Glenn Barkley
|29 March 2012|
Works by Rob McHaffie, Noel McKenna, Michelle Nikou, Robert Rooney, Charlie Sofo, Ricky Swallow and Louise Weaver are included in 'Volume One: MCA Collection' at the MCA Australia curated by Glenn Barkley. This exhibition features works by Australian artists drawn from a period of acquisitions which began with the constitution of the MCA in May 1989.
|17 March 2012|
|Charlie Sofo has been included in NEW12 at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 17 March - 20 May 2012. Curator Jeff Kahn in conversation with Charlie Sofo Wednesday 21 March at 6 pm. This event is free. Bookings essential.|
|1 March 2012|
Ricky Swallow on the works in 'Parallel Collisions - Adealaide Biennial of Australian Art':
'These forms have existed for centuries and are in a perpetual state of redesign and variation.
Collecting objects such as modern ceramics, Native American pottery, baskets and Inuit carvings, and arranging them in different rooms in our home has, for some time, run parallel to my art practice. This new direction in my work similarly involves a very additive practice of constructing forms, but with more room for improvisation, a daily routine in which constructing pieces from materials at hand can inform new sculptures and lead to different sets and groupings of works. The idea of a cumulative process for me relates to both a collector's logic and the kind of studio pottery production where the sequence and subtle variation in pieces produce unexpected combinations'.
|26 February 2012|
Andrew Hurle, 'Geldumlaufgeschwindigkeit (the velocity of money)', The Institute of Contemporary Art, Newtown, 24 February - 18 March 2010.
|19 February 2012|
Ben Cauchi, the 16th artist in residence at the McCahon House studio has spent the summer months creating a new series of work capturing the bush and surroundings at French Bay, but in no ordinary way. Using the 160 year old wet collodion photographic process, a technique developed just after the daguerreotype, Cauchi presents haunting glass plate images that transport you back in time. Like an alchemist, Cauchi subtly mixes reality and our perception of reality in his carefully observed and recorded works..
|Lopdell House Gallery website|
|19 February 2012|
Photographer, Ben Cauchi moved into the residence on Sunday 30 October for his three month Summer residency. His work is created by a wet collodian process on glass or metal in a process dating back to the 19th century. A temporary darkroom was set up in the studio as timing is crucial in this process.
|McCahon House website|
|13 January 2012|
'Euan Macdonald: Open Tuning' at the Hayward Gallery in London, Exhibiton runs from 14 January - 19 February 2012. Euan Macdonald will present a solo exhibition at Darren Knight Gallery in March 2012.
|6 December 2011|
Ben Cauchi wins Arts Foundation New Generation Award in New Zealand's first national art awards.
|Arts Foundation website|