Jon Cattapan’s latest solo exhibition ‘Jon Cattapan: The Spaces of and Between’ is currently on show at Rockhampton Gallery in Queensland. The exhibition focuses on his striking depictions of urban topographies, influenced by night vision technology, city panoramas and layered transmissions. Many of these works were made directly as a result of his experiences in Timor Leste in 2008, when Cattapan was commissioned to be Australia’s 63rd official artist for the Australian War Memorial. These works look through the lens of surveillance and conflict to consider the way human beings claim territory.
‘Jon Cattapan: The Spaces of and Between’ will be on until 25 September 2018 at Rockhamptom Gallery in the Anderson Room.
As part of the Talk Contemporary program at Sydney Contemporary next week, Copyright Agency presents the panel discussion ‘Blockchain For The Arts?’. Dominik will be exploring the role of this emerging technology in the contemporary art world alongside Baden Pailthorpe (artist), Alana Kushnir (curator/lawyer) and Sharion Orbell (ArtChain Global) with moderator Julie Ewington (curator/writer).
What is blockchain, exactly? And what might be its benefits for contemporary artists and galleries? Is it possible that this new shared digital register in the public domain might help manage problems such as faking, and assist with everyday logistical issues such as art transport and insurance? How is blockchain relevant in Australia? Or are we too early in the life of this technology to be sure?
The panel will take place on Friday 14 September 2pm – 3pm, at Track 12, Carriageworks.
Lottie Consalvo has created two large-scale major works to be presented at Sydney Contemporary next week, titled ‘And when it all ends the line snaps and falls into itself and giant black flowers emerge from the great lines absence … or maybe I just couldn’t see it today’ and ‘Ever and Ever’. Consalvo will also be presenting a talk in conversation with Dominik Mersch on 13 September in our booth E08 to discusses her artistic practice as well as her past and upcoming projects. The talk will be on opening night, Thursday 13 September from 6pm – 6:30pm.
Lottie Consalvo has been featured in a new article for Artist Profile’s latest issue. Written by H.R. Hyatt-Johnston, the article investigates her diverse artistic practice and the performative aspects of her art.
Between Subjects and Collectiveness is the 4th International Education Seminar at Inhotim Institute in Brazil. The Intohim Institute is a Brazilian gallery that incorporates art from across the world into its museological complex of open air display. The seminar focuses on the transformations that subjects go through and the relationship with the environment that they live in. Janet Laurence has been invited to speak on the panel at Inhotim on 13 September 2018. The speakers will each share their individual dreams that continue to collectively become actions that benefit cultural and biological diversity.
Nike Savvas’s renowned ‘Atomic: full of love, full of wonder’ has been included in multiple major online news articles, including the Guardian and Telegraph. Click below on the news logos if you’d like to access the articles.
‘Atomic’ is currently on show in Spacemakers and roomshakers: installations from the collection at the Art Gallery of NSW. The exhibition will end on 21 October 2018.
Taking place from 13 to 16 September 2018, Sydney Contemporary will be celebrating 5 days of curated exhibitions as Australasia’s premier international art fair throughout Carriageworks. This year, DMG will be featuring works from Janet Laurence, Kevin Osmond, Lottie Consalvo and Marion Borgelt at booth E08.
Lottie Consalvo will also be presenting an artist talk with Dominik Mersch on 13 September at 6pm. Please rsvp to the event on Sydney Contemporary’s official website by clicking ‘More Information’ down below.
Anne Zahalka’s ‘The Breakaway’ and Adrienne Gaha ‘Actaeon’ have been included in the National Art School’s latest major exhibition National Art: Part One, which celebrates some of the nation’s most accomplished and respected artists across multiple generations, all of whom are alumni of the School.
“This extraordinary body of over 160 works by 50 Australian artists who studied at the National Art School includes works created from 1947 through until the current day,” said Steven Alderton, Director and CEO of the National Art School. “The exhibition represents a powerful expression of the artists’ generosity and the affection they hold for the National Art School, whose history and contribution to Australian art and culture can be traced back 150 years.”
The exhibition will be on until 27 October 2018.
Meng-Yu Yan has received the Ross Steele Scholarship for International Exchange in Art & Design from the University of NSW, which provides artists the opportunity to develop and extend their practice overseas. Yan is a photomedia artist based in Sydney, best known for their creation of mystical dreamscapes and haunting self-portraits that challenge the idea of the photograph existing only in two-dimensions.
Yan has also been selected for a 3 month residency at the Cité Internationale Des Arts in Paris next year. Providing studio space to professional artists who wish to develop their practice, the Cité houses a culturally diverse selection of artists from up to 50 countries in its 324 studios. Bon voyage Meng!
Anne Zahalka’s renowned ‘The Bathers 1989’ is currently being exhibited in LEGACY. Your Collection. Our Story. at the Monash Gallery of Art.
The LEGACY collection celebrates the impact benefactors have had on the development of one of the nation’s most unique and important collections. It showcases over 140 works by some of Australia’s most significant photographers including Carol Jerrems, Max Dupain, Bill Henson and Polixeni Papapetrou. The exhibition will on until 19 September 2018.