Published 01 September 2020
Published September 2020
The cloud/explosion paintings of James Guppy's The Weather Report series of 2006 were made as a response to 9/11.
Chief Curator: Qiu Zhijie
Co-curators: Boris Groys, Jens Hoffmann, Johnson Chang
Shanghai Power Station of Art
and other venues
2 October 2012 – 31 March 2013
Published December 2012
Curator: Katie Lenanton
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth
11 August – 6 October 2012
Published 01 December 2012
The current touring exhibition by Jagath Dheerasekara, Manuwangku: Under the Nuclear Cloud (2012) is a salutary reminder that the struggle for self-determination by Aboriginal people continues unabated. Jagath’s project dates back to July 2010 when Beyond Nuclear Initiative (BNI) organised a forum in Sydney to inform people of the impact of a decision made in mid 2005 by the Howard government to dump nuclear waste at Manuwangku, or Muckaty as it is popularly known, 120 km north of Tennant Creek.
New Zealand-born ecological artist, Lloyd Godman, who now lives in Australia, has in his own determined way for over thirty years, pondered and acted upon questions of how aesthetics might be involved in creating sustainable solutions to environmental problems. Historian Helen McDonald uses eco-critic Timothy Morton's notion of ambient aesthetics to examine three of Godman's multimedia projects.
In 2011 at Tin Sheds Gallery in Sydney as part of The Right To The City project an installation and performance by NZ/Australian artist D.V. Rogers called DISASTR explored the idea of shelter in times of disaster by building a functioning Hexayurt Hotel in the centre of Wadigal Green at Sydney University.
Artist and filmmaker Malcolm McKinnon's current practice is focused around documentary filmmaking and social history, motivated by an appreciation of living memory and local vernacular. He writes about the Illuminated by Fire project, an initiative of Regional Arts Victoria, that involved a dozen artists working with eleven local communities in the wake of Black Saturday.
Curator: Djon Mundine
Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
1 September – 25 November 2012
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Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne
11 August - 23 September 2012