Lottie Consalvo has been chosen for Video Contemporary as a part of Sydney Contemporary 2018 (September 13 – 16 2018). Curator Kelly Gellatly has selected two of Consalvo’s works ‘I Put It Here So You Could Find It’ and ‘I Tried To Make A Horizon For You’ to be presented at the upcoming fair in September at Carriageworks. Video Contemporary will showcase an innovative and diverse selection of moving image works by artists at the forefront of their respective fields.
Consalvo will also be presenting and discussing her art practice and works with gallery owner Dominik Mersch at the DMG booth E08 at Sydney Contemporary on Thursday 13 September, 6pm – 6:30pm.
Curator Nina Miall has selected Lucas Davidson to create a work for Installation Contemporary at Carriageworks as part of this year’s Sydney Contemporary (September 13 – 16 2018). Davidson will present Social Construct, a series of mirrored columns that use geometries and repetition to reconfigure the body. The program showcases a collection of works that exist outside the confines of the booths, playing off the building’s industrial interiors to ignite a sensory experience and transform audience’s perceptions of self and space.
Lottie Consalvo’s co-curation of the exhibition Enduring Parallels with Ineke Dane at The Lock Up, Newcastle, has been featured in the new book ‘What is Performance Art? Australian Perspectives’, edited by Adam Geczy and Mimi Kelly. This volume takes a look at the rich history of performance art in Australia through a multitude of perspectives. With thirty-nine contributions by scholars, curators and artists covering more than three decades of practice, readers will enjoy both a comprehensive overview of the local performance art landscape and a rich trove of personal reflections from some of its pioneers and main proponents. The book will be launched on 16 August by Dr Edward Colless at Buxton Contemporary in Melbourne.
Natasha Walsh has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Kilgour Prize for her sensitive self-portrait on marble ‘Within the Studio’. The prestigious annual award is one of Australia’s most respected prizes for figurative and portrait painting. Walsh was announced as the recipient of the prize on Friday 3 August at the launch of the exhibition, which contains works from all 30 finalists and will be on display until 21 October 2018.
Click on the link below to read an article in which Newcastle Art Gallery Director Lauretta Morton notes that “Natasha’s oil on marble painting as an exquisite little treasure – a very delicate portrait by a dedicated artist.” Many congratulations to Natasha for such an amazing achievement!
Marion Borgelt is the subject of an article by Bronwyn Watson in the Weekend Australian (August 4 – 5). Flick open to page 12 or click on the link below to read about one of her most compelling hand-made paper works ‘Bloodlight Stack: 126 leaves’. Discussing the meticulous process behind creating this work, Borgelt says that it “became something like a multiple set of leaves that unfolded and unfolded and unfolded to reveal an interior that had an infinite kind of core to it. … I was very much aligned to the beautiful flowers of nature. You know how inside the flower there is so much more that is magical and mysterious, and that was something I really was drawn to.”
Marion Borgelt, ‘Bloodlight Stack: 126 leaves’ is part of the Wollongong Art Gallery collection. On display in exhibition Red Alert! at Wollongong Art Gallery until September 23.
Next Wednesday 8 August, Julian Day’s participatory sound project Super Critical Massreturns in collaboration with UTS ART Live and UTS Architecture. Day will be accompanied by 90 students, who together will investigate the potential of the university’s Frank Gehry-designed Business School to capture and transmit sound through its twisted and surprising form. Day’s practice merges sound, space and social relations in this ‘ongoing sonic arts project’ interested in the creation of ‘evolving sound fields’. The group creates compelling participatory experiences using public spaces and temporary communities brought together for the performances. Super Critical Mass begins at 3:15PM and will be followed by a panel discussion in the Moot Court Law Building 5B on the corner of Quay Street and Ultimo Road. You can register for the event by clicking on the link below.
‘National Art – Part One’ is a landmark exhibition at the National Art School that features 50 National Art School Alum including Anne Zahalka and Adrienne Gaha. Opening on Tuesday 14 August from 6-10PM, this expansive show features works made between 1947 and 2018, spanning 7 decades of outstanding Australian art. Continuing until Saturday 27 October, the show also celebrates more than 160 of the works joining the NAS Collection.
DMG is proud to announce a collaborative event with the Australian World Orchestra (AWO) and Stomping Ground Brewery that will pair a commissioned musical score with Anne Zahalka’s current exhibition ‘Wild Life in the Age of the Anthropocene. The AWO will present a 45 minute chamber concert curated by Guest Artistic Director and saxophonist Christina Leonard that responds to particular works in Anne’s recent series. Christina Leonard weaves together contemporary Australian composers with more traditional classical composers and creates a connective narrative for the performance in front of the works.
A Mixture of amazing music, art and finely-crafted beer, the Classic STOMP will be held at 6:30PM on 16 August in the gallery. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the link below. We hope to see you there for a unique and atmospheric evening!
Philip Wolfhagen is in the midst of creating a series of new multi-panel paintings for his upcoming exhibition ‘Elegies’, which will open on 27 September at DMG. These works have been featured in the July-September issue of Art Collector in an evocative article written by Briony Downes titled ‘In Our Nature’ on pages 162 – 167.
“There is no doubt Wolfhagen is an expert at the atmospheric. He has held a longstanding fascination with the works of 19th century artist Caspar David Friedrich and French Baroque painter Claude Lorrain. His paintings often reflect the [Tasmanian] landscape around him; the grey lilac skies of early morning over pasture or the crackling embers of a distant fire. … It is a view that has been studied intently by Wolfhagen for more than 20 years.”
Anne Zahalka features in the SBS online interactive titled ‘Nobody Loves You More Than Me: Finding Margarete’, which has been nominated for two awards celebrating online visual content. The first nomination from Awwwards acknowledges design, creativity and innovation on the internet. This has been followed by a second nomination for a Favourite Website Award (FWA), which is an international online platform that encourages and inspires digital design and development. Zahalka has spoken about the emotional and exploratory journey that lead to this SBS project in an interview with Nitza Lowenstein on SBS Hebrew, which you can listen to by clicking on the link below.
You can follow this thread to stitch together the untold story of Margarete Back and the Lodz Ghetto, intertwining original photographs and letters with Anne’s reflective story.