GAGPROJECTS | NEWS, FEBRUARY-MARCH 2017
Matthew Bradley will be included in the upcoming The National: New Australian Art presenting the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art, curated across three of Sydney’s premier cultural institutions: the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.
Matthew's work will be presented at the MCA from 30/3– 18/6 2017.
MoNA founder, David Walsh invited ‘bio-cultural scientist-philosophers’ to collaborate with artists and guest curate an exhibition surrounding theories of why humans are driven to make art. Collishaw worked in partnership with evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller to produce Centrifugal Soul, a work that illustrates how the human capacity for making art stems from natural instincts of courtship and reproduction.
Collishaw’s zoetrope sculpture brings to life birds of paradise as they perform elaborate mating dances and extract pollen from wild blossom. Meanwhile, flowers burst into brilliant bloom as a way to attract pollinating birds. The zoetrope itself is also visual enticement, designed to attract and seduce the viewer in a similar way.
On the Origin of Art is comprised of more than 230 objects from 35 countries, spanning millennia and cultures. The exhibition also includes works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Katsushika Hokusai, Lola Greeno, Jeff Koons, François Boucher, Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami, Bridget Riley, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Georgia O’Keefe, Vernon Ah Kee and Cindy Sherman.
On the Origin of Art is at The Museum of Old And New Art from 5/11/2016 until 17/4/2017
Juz Kitson is currently on residency making new ceramic works at Gaya Ceramic Arts Studio in Ubud, Indonesia.
Christian Lock will be the first exhibition at Adelaide's new contemporary art organisation from the merger of the Australian Experimental Art Foundation and the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia. The exhibition will be presented at the Lions Art Centre, in Adelaide, South Australia.
Launching from the 15/3/2017
JULIA MCINERNEY & JULIA ROBINSON
Julia McInerney and Julia Robinson are finalist in the Guirguis New Art Prize 2017 at the FedUni's Post Office Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria.
The GNAP17 judge is Simon Maidment, Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria.
Nasim Nasr is exhibiting new work at the Australian Centre for Photography's exhibition Under the Sun: Reimagining Max Dupain's Sunbaker currently being presented at the State Library of New South Wales. Nasr's work has been covered in The Australian, The Guardian and The Sydney Morning Herald.
The exhibition runs from the 18/2-17/4/2017.
Nasim Nasr's work Erasure has been recently acquired by Artbank and will be presented as part of Let’s Talk About Text at Artbank, 22 Young Street, Waterloo in Sydney. Launching from the 17/3 for more info visit- artbank.com.au