Nike Savvas has been selected as a featured artist for Diacritics, a leading journal in literary theory and continental philosophy. Diacritics has a history of working with artists and highlights a single artist per issue. See her highly animated and colourful installation ‘Rally’ (2014) on the front cover.
As part of the ongoing, collaborative project ‘Super Critical Mass’, Julian Day will direct a choir of volunteers in a 24-hour performance. The choir will perform a wordless chorus across an entire day in the Rotunda on Observatory Hill. This durational performance will reflect on the political past of the Rocks and explore the unique aural and spatial qualities of the site. ‘Super Critical Mass’, founded by Day and Luke Jaaniste in 2007, aims to create intangible experiences that touch on the relational properties of sound, space and society.
Event dates: 02.09 – 03.09.17, 1pm – 1pm
Emma Fielden has been selected as a finalist for the NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship 2017.
Valued at $30,000, this Fellowship is offered by the NSW Government through Arts NSW to enable a visual artist at the beginning of their career to undertake a self-directed program of professional development.
Emma Fielden has been announced as one of the 46 finalists in the 2017 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize is Australia’s pre-eminent national award for small sculpture and is presented by the Woollahra Council.
Julian Day has been awarded the 2017 APRA Professional Development Award. This biannual award is designed to create opportunities that will further the careers of songwriters and composers from a variety of different genres. Day plans to use the prize money to fund a research trip to New York which will include writing new music, investigating performance projects, meeting with producers and curators.
DMG artists Marion Borgelt, Dani Marti, Nike Savvas and Philip Wolfhagen are currently on display at Orange Regional Gallery as part of their exhibition celebrating 10 years of Artist Profile magazine. Bringing together featured painters who have made a significant contribution to the magazine, this exhibition presents a comprehensive overview of Australasian painting from 2007 to 2017.
Exhibition Dates: 08.07 – 10.09.2017
Philip Wolfhagen has been awarded the Lloyd Rees Art Prize; an independently-judged, acquisitive prize that recognises an Australian landscape painter and their superior handling of light. Wolfhagen’s ‘Transitory Light’ (2017), painted with oil and beeswax on linen, was announced as the winner on July 4 by Tasmanian Governor Kate Warner. The painting is now with the Colville Gallery in Hobart, where the prize is awarded bi-annually.
Jon Cattapan is currently in the group exhibition ‘dot dot dot […]’ at Sydney College of the Arts. Curated by SCA Wingara Mura Fellow Janelle Evans in collaboration with Dr Geraldine LeRoux (University de Bretagne), this exhibition explores the use of dots within the context of contemporary art. Including both indigenous and non-indigenous Australian artists, ‘dot dot dot […]’ looks at this technique as a multi-faceted tool for mapping people, place and memory. Cattapan’s two paintings ‘September Session’ and ‘The Decade Positions’ layer pixel-like dots over a free-flowing background to depict scenes of conflict.
‘dot dot dot […]’ is on display until 29.07.2017
Janet Laurence is currently in the group exhibition ‘Moving Plants’ at Rønnebæksholm in Næstved, Denmark. This exhibition investigates climate change and environmentalism, bringing together artists from Denmark, Sweden, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia. Each artist has created site-specific work that engages directly with Danish plant life. Laurence examines these local ecologies through the cross-section of art, science and history, with a particular focus on medicinal plants.
‘Moving Plants’ is on display until 24.09.2017
Janet Laurence is in group exhibition of Australian and international artists at the Topography of Art gallery space in Paris. A conference running alongside this exhibition was held on July 7, putting the artist in conversation with researcher and author Nathalie Blanc. During this event they discussed how art is able to address the environmental anxiety that embraces all of us today. Laurence combines science, video, natural history, and an alchemy of her own to depict marine species in the process of disappearance.
‘WARNING SHOT’ is on display until 27.07.2017