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Contemporary Craft and Design
24 October 7 December 2008
Published March 2009
Life. Death. Thereafter was at Silvershot Gallery in Melbourne from 16 September 29 November 2008. Melbourne-based curator Mark Feary produced a relatively new exhibition model, three separate, distinct, but thematically entwined shows, running end to end for eighteen days each showing the work of Kate Just, Steve Carr, Patricia Piccinini, Paolo Canevari, Rob McLeish, Ronnie van Hout, Jesper Just, Jason Greig, Sally Blenheim and Blair Trethowan.
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.
Jeffrey Smart: the question of portraiture, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 4 March - 13 April, 2009.
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.
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.
The Awful Truth About What Art Is
by Donald Brook,
published by Artlink 2008
Reviewed by Lucas Ihlein
The Awful Truth About What Art Is can be ordered online at www.artlink.com.au
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
An edited version of a lecture by Laurence Simmons, Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Television and Media Studies at the University of Auckland, given in association with Daniel Crooks' exhibition everywhere instantly curated by Justin Paton at the Christchurch Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu in 2008. Simmons links Crooks' work to Walter Benjamin's Angel of History and the experiments of Etienne-Jules Marey, the inventor of chronophotography.
Open Air: Portraits in the landscape
Curators: Wally Caruana, Michael Desmond, Andrew Sayers
National Portrait Gallery (NPG)
4 December 2008 1 March 2009
The Christmas Tree Bucket:
Trent Parkes Family Album
Australian Centre for Photography
21 November 2008 24 January 2009