On June 4, 2017, Locust Jones participated in the ‘Conversation Starters’ weekend program at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, with ‘Hope in a Dark Age’. Jones worked on a five metre long drawing for four hours, creating raw and powerful imagery in response to a constant feed of current news and world affairs footage.
Through this endurance artwork, Jones explores the different ways of record-keeping and mark-making in a world of media saturation. His performance offers a live translation of this contemporary deluge through the physical act of drawing.
Helen Pynor’s new installation ‘The End is a Distant Memory’ is currently on show at The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in Taichung as part of the group exhibition ‘No Such Thing As Gravity’. Co-curated by Prof Mike Stubbs and Dr Rob La Frenais, this exhibition emphasises trans-disciplinary collaborations between contemporary art and science.
Pynor’s installation subverts what we believe about life and death through an exploration of the living animal cells that survive in the meat we buy for food and the ambiguities of human near-death experiences. She developed her concept during a five-month residency at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden during 2015.
Exhibition Dates: 22.04 – 25.06.2017
Alongside the Venice Biennale The European Cultural Centre presents ‘Personal Structure: Crossing Borders’. Xenia Hausner. Hausner will be showing a series large scale works which examines questions of belonging.
Exhibition Dates: 13.05 – 26.11.2017
Janet Laurence has been selected for Ocean Imaginaries at RMIT Gallery, curated by Linda Williams as part of ART + CLIMATE = CHANGE 2017. This exhibition explores representations and conflicting aesthetics of the ocean within art.
Exhibition dates: 05.05 – 01.07.2017
Returning to Venice fort he 57th Venice Biennale, Glasstress brings together 34 leading contemporary artists from Europe, the United States, the Middle East and China in an ambitious exhibition exploring the endless creative possibilities of glass. Conceived by Fondazione Berengo, the project will take place in two exceptional historic locations: Palazzo Franchetti in Venice and a converted furnace in Murano.
Xenia Hausner refers to her fascination for the Chinese culture. Paper imitations of consumer goods, ritually sacrificed and burnt, are worked into her world of images. Now these paper objects are resurrected into the artistic medium of glass.
Janet Laurence’s work ‘Inside the Flower’ is on display as part of IGA Berlin 2017. Laurence has created an artistic medical garden which explores the diversity of threatened medicinal plants and their ability to heal or poison.
Exhibition on till 15.10.2017
Join Locust Jones in conversation with Dominik Mersch at Maitland Regional Art Gallery’s festival ‘Art Throughout The Ages’. This event is a celebration of 6 exhibitions at MRAG including Locust Jones’ ‘Back to the Dark Ages’ as well as workshops, talks and, local food and wine.
Event dates: 06.05.2017, Locust Jones talk at 3:45
Exhibition on till 18.05.2017
Laurence is currently working with the Australian Tapestry Workshop on a commission titled ‘Listen, to the Sound of Plants’. The weavers at the Australian Tapestry Workshop have used custom green yarns in order to capture Laurence’s distinct colour pallet and hallmark transparencies.
Nike Savvas and Julian Day have been included in ‘Superposition of three types’ opening tonight at Artspace. This exhibition of Australian artists deals with the legacy and vernacular of colourist abstraction. Included in the exhibition is a large installation by Savvas as well as sound piece by Julian Day.
Exhibition Opening: 09.02.2017 6-8 pm
Exhibition Dates: 10.02 – 17.04.2017
Lucas Davidson has been selected as a finalist for The Digital Portraiture Award. This prize is an annual event intended to extend traditional notions of portraiture and to reflect the National Portrait Gallery’s commitment to fostering artists with an interest in contemporary technology.
Exhibition on till 09.04.2017