Published 01 June 2019
State Library of NSW
Published March 2009
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
19 December 2008 15 March 2009
Curator: Kelly Gelatly
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.
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.
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
Contemporary Australia: Optimism
Curatorial Manager: Julie Ewington
Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane
15 November 2008 22 February 2009
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.
Curator: Melissa Keys
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
4 December 2008 1 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.
Girls, Girls, Girls
Carlton Hotel, Melbourne
Curators: Lyndal Walker, Nat Thomas
23 October 8 November 2008
Jeffrey Smart: the question of portraiture, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 4 March - 13 April, 2009.