Ronnie van Hout’s band Into the Void have had a documentary made about their two plus decades of music making. Directed by Margaret Gordon, the documentary tracks their beginnings in the late 80s Christchurch underground music scene and their formation in the Ilam Arts School up to the present day. The film will be showing exclusively at Rialto Cinemas in both Auckland and Dunedin from November 13th.
12th Nov 2014
8th Nov 2014
Daniel Boyd will be exhibiting a new suite of paintings in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014. Set in the major port city of Kochi, India, the second iteration of the Biennale, titled Whorled Explorations, has has been directed by the Mumbai based artist Jitish Kallat. Whorled Explorations will “bring together sensory and conceptual propositions that map our world referencing history, geography, cosmology, time, space, dreams and myths.” Opening on the 12th of December the Biennale will continue until the 29th of March 2015.
17th Oct 2014
Nell has been commissioned to make new works for Sydney-based fashion label Romance Was Born’s NGVforKIDS project Express yourself at the National Gallery of Victoria. This vibrantly designed interactive exhibition allows children and their families to explore spectacular displays of art works, fashion and other surprises. On until the 22nd of March 2015 at NGV International.
16th Oct 2014
Tom Polo has been curated into Sideshow, an exhibition that adopts the spatial logic of the circus sideshow as an allegorical blueprint for exhibition display. Curated by Isobel Parker Philip and showing at UTS Gallery in Sydney the exhibition will open on the 28th of October and will run until the 28th of November.
7th Oct 2014
Visit The Design Files to read their recent interview with Jon in his Coburg studio.
30th Sep 2014
Along with composer Huw Hallam, Michelle Ussher transformed one of her short stories into a 10 minute opera sung by Daniel Sinsel and Tom Woolner, wearing costumes also designed and made by the artist. The opera is based on a surreal psychological romance between two eyeballs, and the singers act as the psyche of the two sculptures, titled respectively Camilla and Ugo.
25th Sep 2014
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Robert Hunter, Australia’s exemplary minimalist artist. Known for his delicately nuanced paintings of shades of white, Hunter was famously exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art’s 1974 exhibition Eight Contemporary Artists and continued to show his subtle and poetic works both nationally and internationally until his passing. Our heartfelt condolences are with his wife Janice and the rest of his family and friends.
18th Sep 2014
Tony Schwensen is participating in the Performance Art Festival in Salt Lake City this October, along with 15 other local and out-of-state artists. The festival runs over the 17th and 18th of October.
12th Sep 2014
Anna Kristensen’s The Indian Chamber is currently on display at the Wollongong Art Gallery. This 360-degree panoramic painting depicts the interior of a Jenolan cave in NSW, capturing the cave in a single, silent moment in time, however its circular nature provides a loop, returning and progressing, without beginning or end. The exhibition continues until the 2nd of November with Anna holding an artist talk on Wednesday the 17th of September, 12:30-1:30pm.
5th Aug 2014
Michelle Ussher currently has new sculptural works on display within The White Hotel, a group exhibition curated by Lucy Stein and Simon Bayliss at Gimple Fils Gallery in London. The exhibition runs until the 22nd of August.