My second radio interview for Kate Donovan's radio program, elements, titled 'crystals & rocks' is now online. I talk about the search for crystals in the Polish mountains and artist Ally Bisshop gives a preview reading from her new book, 'Marble,' from the Lost Rocks series. You can stream it here.
The 9 x 5 NOW exhibition opens this Thursday 15th June, 6-8pm. All event details are here and you can view a full catalogue of all works here, listed by artist surname. Celebrating 150 years of the National Gallery School and Victorian College of the Arts, this major exhibition represents over 350 VCA alumni and staff.
I'm excited to be invited into the studio for a follow-up chat with Kate Donovan for her program Elements, along with another (Australian!) studio guest, artist Ally Bisshop. Tune in to hear the story how I found the stones for my recent installation Irrstern and to get a sneak preview of Ally's new writing for the Lost Rocks publication series. You can find all the details here.
I am happy to announce that I'll have the opportunity to show Irrstern and a selection of photographs from the Mammalia series with Piotr Pietrus and some other great artists again as part of The Presence of Absence curated by Dr Martin Steffens & Susann Kramer at Kunstverein Neukölln. Programmed as part of the 48 Stunden Neukölln arts festival, watch this space!
A beautiful showcase of Hoang Tran Nguyen's participatory work, Labour, has just been published in Axon Journal, issue 11, including my photographic documentation of the events held as part of the Big West Festival, 2013. Have a look here.
Thank you Kate Donovan for the studio visit today! Berlin folk, tune into her magical radio program, Elements (CoLaboRadio), at 88,4 MHz on Tuesday 22nd Nov at 21Uhr (or stream online, 7am Wed 23rd Melbourne time) to hear me (and others!) wax lyrical about rocks, earthquakes, carpets, shadows and all the things that link them together...
Excited to get my hands on a hardcopy of the Shadow Sites exhibition catalogue recently and read the beautiful texts by Karra Rees, Samantha McCulloch and Frances Wilkinson. You can purchase a copy from the Centre for Contemporary Photography.
A review of the recent exhibition Shadow Sites in This is Tomorrow Contemporary Art Magazine (click on the text below to follow the link):
You are invited to the opening of Shadow Site's second site at a nearby storage site this Friday 6 May at 5pm.
shadow sites (curated by Frances Wilkinson and Samantha McCulloch) examines what happens to artworks when they are hidden from view, resting in storage vaults and archives. For Next Wave Festival 2016 a storage facility is transformed to an active site for viewing and experiencing contemporary art, presenting new work by Léuli Eshraghi (SAM/IRN/VIC), Catherine Evans (VIC), Grace Herbert (TAS), Sophie Neate (VIC), James Tylor (Te Arawa/Kaurna/SA), Rudi Williams (ITA/VIC) and Elmedin Žunić (BIH/NOR/VIC).
The exhibition accompanies shadow sites (first site) currently showing at Centre for Contemporary Photography. Artistic director of Next Wave Festival Georgie Meagher and Cr Roberto Colanzi, Mayor of the City of Yarra will be opening the event.
On Saturday 7 May at 11am there will be a free walking tour of both exhibition sites with the curators and six of the artists. Please note the tour will be Auslan interpreted. Further information is available here.
Please note the centre is located at 110 Wellington St, Collingwood and entry is through the back roller door via Gipps St.
Very happy to have a small new work in this upcoming exhibition curated by Jake Treacy, along with some great other artists.
A new print from the series Memory Muscle will be installed each week during the exhibition Shadow Sites, resulting in an accumulative work that shows each print fading over time. Memory Muscle examines the recent repatriation of Indigenous human remains from the Berlin Museum of Medical History back to Australia, over a century after they were removed. Their meaning is in constant flux: in museums they exist as scientific objects to be scrutinised, while for living communities these remains can be representative of past atrocities that are often excluded from mainstream narratives. By choosing to use unfixed photographic paper, Evans creates an image that never rests. Exhibited at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia, until May 22nd for NEXT WAVE Festival 2016.