25 Sep 2010

TIM JOHNSON is involved in the roundabout exhibition (City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand)

TIM JOHNSON is involved in the roundaboutº exhibition which will showcase major new works by 108 artists, both established and emerging, from around the world. roundabout, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand, 25 September 2010 - 16 January 2011. http://www.citygallery.org.nz/roundabout/

From China, India, Japan, Thailand, Bhutan and Tibet to New Zealand, Australia, the USA, Israel, Russia and the UK, the extensive geography that separates these artists finds common ground in roundaboutº.

roundaboutº is committed to facilitating creative dialogue and exchange between artists and cultures, particularly those that might not otherwise enjoy such altruistic freedoms. As such, it is a vehicle designed to celebrate our differences as well as our similarities in acknowledgement of the diversity of our planet and the rich and vital discourse that emanates as a result of its cross-currents.

09 Aug 2010

CATHERINE NELSON is awarded the Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Artist, 2010, Client Choice Award

Congratulations to CATHERINE NELSON who has been awarded the Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Artist, 2010, Client Choice Award with her work 'Balina'. To view her work go to: http://dominikmerschgallery.com/Guest.aspx?id=70

 

06 Aug 2010

LOCUST JONES awarded the Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award 2010

LOCUST JONES  has been selected for the Waikato Museum Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award 2010 - a showcase of the best contemporary art from New Zealand.
Rachel Kent, Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in  Sydney is the judge for this year's prize.
The exhibition will run from 7 August 2010 - 9 January 2011

30 Jul 2010

PETA CLANCY awarded a New Work Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts

PETA CLANCY has been awarded a New Work Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts. She will create two series of photographic/wax works 'Skin as Shifting Surface' and 'The Aurelian Project'.

For 'Skin as Shifting Surface' Clancy will continue exploring the paradoxical qualities of skin in photographic portraits by embedding the prints in wax to reflect translucent and opaque qualities of skin, both visually and metaphorically. For 'The Aurelian Project' (the title refers to the transformation of a chrysalis) she will explore the impact of human habitation on the lifecycle of butterflies in Australia by photographing specimens of the 26 species listed as threatened in the Action Plan for Australian Butterflies at Museum Victoria, Melbourne and Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra. These works will symbolise the fragile state of survival of each of the species and evoke a sense of renewal.

30 Jul 2010

HELEN PYNOR and PETA CLANCY awarded a New Work grant from the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts

HELEN PYNOR and PETA CLANCY awarded a New Work grant from the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts for their collaborative project 'The Body is a Big Place'. For this project they will explore questions arising from the processes & practices of organ transplantation. They will develop the project during a series of residencies at the Alfred Hospital (Melbourne), Monash University (Melbourne), SymbioticA - Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts (Perth) and Performance Space (Sydney). The project will culminate in an installation at Performance Space in November 2011.