Published 01 September 2019
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
19 December 2008 15 March 2009
Curator: Kelly Gelatly
Published March 2009
Goochs Utopia: collected works from the Central Desert
Curator: Fiona Salmon
Flinders University Art Museum
3 October 23 November 2008
Riddoch Art Gallery
5 December 2008 8 February 2009
Gabriella and Silvana Mangano undertake their art as a shared style of communication between siblings. Now showing at MUMA (Monash University Museum of Art) their collaborative work embraces intimacy and repetition in performance, drawing, video, sound and installation.
Jeffrey Smart: the question of portraiture, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 4 March - 13 April, 2009.
The responses of digital artists David Haines, Jon Hunter and Pete Newman to the molecular scale on which our world is now micromanaged are contrasted with the work of the late Jon Wah whose work stopped time with a saddhu-like discipline of the will. Jon Wah died in August 2008, aged 27. A posthumous retrospective was held for him at Serial Space, Chippendale, Sydney, 8-18 December 2008.
Contemporary Craft and Design
24 October 7 December 2008
Susan Milne, Izabela Pluta, Annie Hogan and Hannah Bertram work with the idea of the theatre of decline set within the grounds of the domestic environment.
Recent sound and electronic media work by two Tasmanian artists Scot Cotterell and Matt Warren remaster images and sounds from older technology to make a past-present present.
In Audrey Lams Under Development (2007), two detectives investigating a murder seek answers in an ominous, half-built structure. Close attention to the lush, inky compositions reveals the frozen temporality of a Brisbane landmark: the film records the historic erection of the Gallery of Modern Art.
Darren Jorgensen tackles the topic of nuclear waste and the possible plan to make Australia the dump site. If this were to occur the affect it would have on the Australian land as well as the Aboriginal communities that inhabit it would be quiet destructive and detrimental. Jorgensen explains the situation whereby foreign countries seek to dump their nuclear waste in Australian land by bribing its inhabitants for the right to do so.
In addition to this Jorgensen also explains the nature of monuments and its significance towards portraying an indexical symbol of, in this situation, danger by exploring the involvement of aboriginal artists in relation to the creation of such monuments.
An analysis of Aboriginal conceptions of time and its similarity to the ideas of modern physics, science fiction, and those of artists such as Monet, Cézanne, Picasso, Breton, Klein and Richter, and philosophers such as Nietzsche, Heidegger, Benjamin, Deleuze and Derrida. They too have sought to feel and know spacetime in the pressing and intimate way that Aborigines do.