Exhibitions to Watch

Nadège Desgenétez Connecting 2011. Photo: Greg Piper.


Canberra Glassworks
26 October 2011 - 12 January 2012
Nadège Desgenétez – Connect
Memory, identity and belonging.

Alison Alder Dirty Water 2011.

Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS)
9 December 2011 – 11 February 2012
Dirty Water: Alison Alder; Clem Baker-Finch; Ursula Frederick
Politics, place, archaeology.

Patrick Rees The Morning After 2011, acrylic, wood, modelling paste, wax, sealant, brass, 30 x 30 x 30 cm.

Drill Hall Gallery
10 November – 18 December 2011
Yulyurlu Lorna Fencer Napurrula
Curator: Margie West
Major survey show of Warlpiri desert doyen.


JamFactory Gallery
10 December 2011 – 12 February 2012
Heading in the right directions
Deb Jones and her recurring themes.

SASA Gallery
21 February – 23 March 2012
Lost for words
Curator: Olga Sankey
Language and art: John Barbour, Louise Haselton, Olga Sankey, Simone Slee, Sandra Uray-Kennett.

2 – 18 February 2012
Patrick Rees and Malia Wearn
Considered clashes.
Art Gallery of South Australia
2 March – 29 April 2012
Parallel Collisions: 2012 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art
Curators: Natasha Bullock, Alexie Glass-Kantor
Twenty-one artists - time, death, experientialism.

The Adelaide Reef 2011.

28 February – 25 March 2012
Deadly: in-between heaven and hell
Curators: Fulvia Mantelli and Renee Johnson
Eight artists, and the Tjanpi Desert Weavers. History, art, resilience.

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)
5 December 2011 – 31 January 2012
Adelaide Reef
A satellite of the worldwide Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project started by Margaret and Christine Wertheim, Institute for Figuring, LA.

Shen Shaomin I sleep on top of myself 2011, (detail of production image), silica gel simulation, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist.


Powerhouse Museum
28 October 2011 – 12 February 2012
Spirit of jang-in: treasures of Korean
metal craft
National treasures and contemporary works.

25 November – 22 December 2011
Nothing Like Performance
Curator: Blair French
The disappearance of performance and the presence of the performative.

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
3 November – 10 December 2011
The Day After Tomorrow: Shen Shaomin
The first solo exhibition in Sydney in over a decade by this renowned Chinese-Australian artist.

Diana Thater Chernobyl 2010, six channel video installation.

Wollongong City Gallery
3 December 2011 – 26 February 2012
Migration, dislocation, assimilation: 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation artists.

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
9 December 2011 – 5 February 2012
Where there is water...
Curator: Meryl Ryan
Metaphysics, narratives, survival.


IMA Institute of Modern Art
22 October 2011 – 4 February 2012
Diana Thater: Chernobyl
Los Angeles artist Diana Thater's installations address our relationship with the natural world (particularly animals).
Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)
19 November 2011 – 11 March 2012
Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever
Major solo of new and recent works. Marks the 5th anniversary of GoMA.

Pip & Pop Sweet Sweet Galaxy 2011, Smiths Row, Bury St. Edmunds, UK. Photo: Douglas Atfield.

Children's Art Centre, Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)
26 November 2011 – 4 March 2012
we miss you magic land!
Perth-based artist duo Pip & Pop (Nicole Andrijevic and Tanya Schultz) make large-scale fantasy worlds full of sugar, glitter, modelling clay and mirrors.


Scott J. Faulkner Untitled 2010.

Inflight ari
3 – 24 December 2011
Ashes to Ashes
2011 MONA Art Prize winner Joel Crosswell draws, builds, sews and sculpts weirdish figures.

10 December 2011 – 2 April 2012
Wim Delvoye
Over 100 works. "Don’t fight popular culture; instead grab it and chew it,"
says Wim.

13 – 22 January 2012
Curators: Brian Ritchie, Nicole Durling.
Much ado. Nude Stuart Ringholt leads nude tours of MONA. IHOS does Cavafy’s Barbarians. Nell does Bon Scott. And the rest.

Devonport Regional Gallery
3 December 2011 – 15 January 2012
Missing, Presumed Dead
Curator: Paul Snell
Mystery group exhibition.

Pantjiti Lionel. Photo: Pip McManus, 2011.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
5 November 2011 – March 2012
To Catch A Tiger
Installation by James Newitt about conservation, wildness, Tasmanian identity and scientific 'truth’. Supported by Detached Cultural Organisation.


Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
18 November – 22 January 2012
Sequences and Cycles: Contemporary Ceramics from the Desert
Curators: Jo Herbig and Franca Barraclough
Pip McManus, Suzi Lyon, Pantjiti Lionel, Patsy Morton, Mel Robson, Amanda McMillan. Process, experiment, installation.

Franck Gohier and Arnaud Gohier Untitled 2000, Hemi ink on archival system card, PR 00456. Gift of Red Hand Prints, 2002. Image courtesy of Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)
7 October 2011 – 19 February 2012
Posters created between 1997 and 2002 by the Darwin open-access printmaking studio Red Hand Prints.


21 December – 4 March 2011
Pipilotti Rist: I Packed the Postcard in My Suitcase
Trippy, psychedelic video projections.

The Dax Centre
Feb 2012 – June 2012
Hide and Seek: self-portraits from the Cunningham Dax Collection

Tarrawarra Museum of Art
19 November 2011 – 4 March 2012
Sam Leach: The Ecstasy of Infrastructure
Selected paintings by Ralph Balson and Edwin Tanner from the TWMA collection form the substructure for this new suite of works.
Lowrise Projects, Richmond
18 November – 17 December 2011
Helen Gibbins: a scenario for perfect placement
Absurdist drawings thinking about animation.

The Potter, University of Melbourne
18 Jan – 8 Apr 2012
Jenny Watson: here, there and everywhere
Her international experience: separation from home, family and everyday life.

RMIT Gallery
25 November 2011 – 28 January 2012
2112 Imagining the Future
Curator: Linda Williams
How might the world look one hundred years from now?

Helen Gibbins Outing for uncertain pursuits 2011, ink pen, water colour, gouache, pencil on Arches Stonehenge Paper 34 x 56 cm.

Gippsland Art Gallery
19 November 2011 – 22 January 2012
New Romantics
Curator: Simon Gregg
A paradigm shift in Australian art? Landscape, yearning and the sublime.

NONO Gallery
12 – 28 January 2012
Containment Structure
Final show. Five new media process-oriented artists.


Fremantle Arts Centre
26 November 2011 – 22 January 2012
Curator: Andrew Gaynor
The 20th anniversary and final exhibition of the Mark Howlett Foundation (MHF). Book launch 22 January 2012.

Stephanie Hicks Untitled 2011, collage. Courtesy NONO Gallery.

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
12 November – 31 December 2011
Alternating Currents
Curators: Azusa Hashimoto, Jaime Pacena II and Leigh Robb
Significant new work by six contemporary Japanese artists, artist collectives and musicians.

U-ram Choe Una Lumino Ortus 2009, stainless steel, motors, LEDs, polycarbonate casting, circuits, custom software, CPU board.

Perth Centre for Photography (PCP)
24 November – 18 December 2011
Western Australia Photographic Books Project
Curator: Perdita Philips
Book works, books work, work books.

John Curtin Gallery
3 February – 2 March 2012
U-Ram Choe
Cybernetics used to create kinetic sculptures made of thousands of stainless steel, aluminum, and acrylic ‘bones’ to which Choe adds brains and muscles, CPUs and motors that bring the undulating organisms to life.

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Sam Leach Sleeping in Constructed World 2011, oil and resin on wood, 40 x 40 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney.