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Art & the Stars Unite: Indigenous Australian & South African Artists inspired by the Square Kilometre Array Telescope Sites (Coming-Up @ John Curtin Gallery Western Australia)

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Star Gazing: The group sits beneath the stars at the remote Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory to discuss modern astronomy and traditional stories about the land and the night skies.

Star Gazing: The group sits beneath the stars at the remote Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory to discuss modern astronomy and traditional stories about the land and the night skies.

*ASKAP Telescope Timelapse from CSIRO on Youtube. Ancient stories about the stars will inspire an international touring exhibition of astronomically-themed artworks created by Indigenous Australian and South African artists from the two Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope sites in Africa and Australia. The project, Shared Skies: Indigenous Australian and African art inspired by the sites […]

 

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Encounters w/ Bali @ Mosman Art Gallery

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Shrine hanging (lamak)

Bali Cotton cloth, silk, metallic thread, cotton thread, sequins, glass beads
Applique, supplementary weft weaving
Mid-20th century

Shrine hanging (lamak) Bali Cotton cloth, silk, metallic thread, cotton thread, sequins, glass beads Applique, supplementary weft weaving Mid-20th century

Textiles provide a guide to Indonesian culture. They are said to be Indonesia’s most significant form of artistic expression – used in rituals, ceremony and everyday items. Last month Mosman Art Gallery presented Encounters w/ Bali: A Collector’s Journey, an exhibition curated by Dr. Siobhon Campbell, drawn from the  collection of Dr. John Yu AC and Dr. George […]

 

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Art & Text by Mai Nguyen-Long: Beyond the Dog Cosmos

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Vessel, Mai Nugyen-Long, 2013

Vessel, Mai Nugyen-Long, 2013

BEYOGMOS In this current installment of my so-called dog series; Beyogmos (beyond the dog cosmos) journeys beneath the surface. Beyogmos is a space for belonging, where perceived oppositional forces co-exist in their own mis/alignment. Split open, Vessel (2013) bears mirror shards and roundels, shredded maps, a glitz of bead trimming, irrigation piping, its’ organic forms echoing […]

 

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2014 BVLGARI ART AWARD goes to Daniel Boyd

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Daniel Boyd’s Untitled 2014 (oil, pastel and archival glue on canvas, 315 × 223.5 cm), for which he received the 2014 Bulgari Art Award, and Daniel Boyd in his studio.

Daniel Boyd’s Untitled 2014 (oil, pastel and archival glue on canvas, 315 × 223.5 cm), for which he received the 2014 Bulgari Art Award, and Daniel Boyd in his studio.

Daniel Boyd, 31, one of Australia’s leading artists, is the recipient of the $80 000 2014 BVLGARI ART AWARD, for his work Untitled 2014. Daniel Boyd is recognised for his interrogation of Eurocentric perspectives on Australian history and the ethics of colonisation. Boyd’s works reveal an underlying theme of inheritance and explore the effects of time and memory on the […]

 

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Festive Buntings: AGNSW Commissions Nike Savvas Installation "Rally"

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Nike Savvas

Nike Savvas "Rally" @AGNSW. Photo Courtesy of Mal Booth. 2014

Consisting of more than 60,000 strips of custom-sewn plastic bunting, Nike Savvas’ new work Rally is among the largest works of art ever exhibited at the Art Gallery of NSW. Rally exists as a vast canopy of synthetic colour, a hanging garden of plastic some 60 metres long by 8 metres wide. It is stirred by electric fans and the movement of […]

 

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Appointements: Jacquie Riddell Joins AGNSW as Director of Public Engagement

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Jacquie Ridell new Director of Public Engagement. Photo Courtesy of AGNSW.

Jacquie Ridell new Director of Public Engagement. Photo Courtesy of AGNSW.

Last March AGNSW has announced that Jacquie Riddell has been appointed to the new role of Director of Public Engagement. Jacquie Riddell has over 25 years of leadership experience in media, communications, marketing, brand development, innovation and content creation. She has helped create television channels and radio stations; and led the development of new content […]

 

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Sol LeWitt: Your Mind is Exactly at that Line @AGNSW

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  Sol LeWitt’s wall drawing #1091: arcs, circles and bands (room) 2003 (detail). Image courtesy of AGNSW Creative Commons.

Sol LeWitt’s wall drawing #1091: arcs, circles and bands (room) 2003 (detail). Image courtesy of AGNSW Creative Commons.

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) was one of the most influential American artist of his generation. A pioneer of conceptual art, forged a new way of thinking about making art. For LeWitt, the idea was paramount. This new exhibition, Sol LeWitt: Your Mind is Exactly at that Line, looks at 40 years of his practice and includes […]

 

 

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Pozible: Murakami Premiere @ Darwin Festival

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Murakami, a brand new production by Mayu Kanamori

Murakami, a brand new production by Mayu Kanamori

Yasukichi Murakami arrived in Australia from Japan in 1897 and became a photographer, entrepreneur and inventor in Broome, Western Australia. After moving to Darwin in 1934 with his Australian-born wife and nine children, he opened a photographic portrait studio in the Stone Houses on Cavenagh Street. He lived the high life with Darwin’s elite, and […]