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ALISTAIR DICKINSON, SIMRYN GILL, ANNIE HOGAN, MARK KIMBER, RICHARD LIPP, KENNETH PLEBAN, IZABELA PLUTA, JUHA TOLONEN
14 November to 24 January 2009
Disappearers assembles a cast of eight artists to explore the absent figure in contemporary photography. Haunting, disquieting and spectral, these photographs force us to confront vacant space and consider our relationship with the environment. They show us that while in one sense we ‘are not alone’, in a real sense we are very much alone. Featuring work by Alistair Dickinson [WA], Simryn Gill [NSW], Annie Hogan [QLD], Mark Kimber [SA], Richard Lipp [VIC], Kenneth Pleban [VIC], Izabela Pluta [NSW] and Juha Tolonen [WA].
Image: Juha TOLONEN, Toyota, 2008, Inkjet print, 55 x 55cm
VERNON AH KEE
19 December 2009 to 31 January 2010
Cantchant offers an Aboriginal rendering of 'the beach', which draws on, but is in opposition to, its significance within popular culture as a site of 'Australian-ness'. Vernon Ah Kee skilfully challenges the white Australian-ness of the beach by making visible the invisibility of Aboriginal sovereignty, framing the beach as an important site for the defence and assumption of territorial sovereignty.
An Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Travelling Exhibition.
Exhibition Opening: This exhibition was opened on Friday 18 December 2009 by Vanessa McRae - Deputy Director, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
Image: Vernon AH KEE, CantChant (detail) 2007, colour photograph
Colonial works from the Gippsland Art Gallery Collection
21 November to 13 December 2009
Gippsland Art Gallery invites you to explore a feast of colonial treasures from its permanent collection. The European inhabitation of Gippsland was recorded by artists such as Nicholas Chevalier, Eugene von Guerard and Hans Heyson, and their works today form an important document on the changing perception of the land. With an emphasis on nineteenth century artists, New Frontiers transports you into a world of Sublime landscapes and Victorian melodramas.
Image: Nicholas CHEVALIER, McAlister Valley, Gipps Land [detail] 1865 Chromolithograph, 21.0 x 29.6cm
Collection Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale
|Landscape and Comfort Paintings
24 October to 13 December 2009
Gippsland artist Bill Young brings a wealth of experience to the visual arts, whether as an artist or a teacher. In Landscape and Comfort Paintings he conveys a sense of the Vanitas in a suite of seven paintings that deal with themes such as mortality, desire and appetite. ‘Comfort’, here, alludes to the repetition of a much loved image within the suite of seven, like the comfort of a loved novel or album.
Image: Bill YOUNG, Two Good Years [detail], 2009. Oil on canvas, 50 x 90cm
19 September to 8 November 2009
For over a decade Tony Lloyd has been fathoming surreal twilight worlds from spaces we routinely inhabit. He is a visionary painter for whom the road as both image and metaphor is central. His dramatic scenes of nocturnal disturbance, tinged with cinematic film-noir, are perpetually poised between pre and post-climax. Lost Highways spans Lloyd's career from desolate urban nightscapes to his spectacular post-Romantic panoramas.
SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday 19 September 2009 2.00pm. Tony Lloyd in converstation with arts writer and critic Ashley Crawford.
Image: Tony LLOYD, Deep in the Woods (detail), 2002. Oil on canvas, 70 x 200cm
|Mr Chicken goes to Paris
17 October to 15 November 2009
Mr Chicken has taken up his friend Yvette's invitation to visit Paris. Coinciding with the release of the book of the same name, Mr Chicken goes to Paris is vintage Leigh Hobbs. In an exhibition that draws together Hobbs' best known characters, including Old Tom and Horrible Harriet, Mr Chicken is yet another unforgettable and riotous character who will delight children of all ages.
Image: Leigh HOBBS, Mr Chicken, 2009
HANNAH RAISIN and KELLIE WELLS
5 September to 18 October 2009
Raisin+Wells presents an investigation of gender-dedicated ideas through the video performance works of Hannah Raisin and Kellie Wells. Both artists push their own physical and psychological limits within the constrained parameters of their bodies. Raisin and Wells' works are each part theatre and part scientific social experiment; a confronting and multi-layer approach to contemporary gender and identity.
Image: Kellie WELLS, Trying to look beautiful while my hand is burning, 2007, video still
SECONDARY SCHOOLS EXHIBITION
12 September to 11 October 2009
Flourish assembles a selection of works from our membership schools in Gippsland. Within a diverse range of media and disciplines this exhibition brings together the outstanding work of young people, who are completing their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). A broad exploration of themes and styles express the creative skill of these local students.
Image: Ariana LLEWELLYN-MILLARD, Bruised, 2009. Graphite and watercolour on watercolour paper
Iraq amd Afghanistan
LYNDELL BROWN and CHARLES GREEN
18 July to 13 September 2009
In March 2007, collaborative artists Lyndell Brown and Charles Green travelled for six weeks through the Middle East, Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf as the Australian War Memorial’s official war artists. Brown and Green’s works record the activities and experiences of the Australian troops in new and strange configurations of landscape, culture, and technology.
An Australian War Memorial Travelling Exhibition. The Australian War Memorial's Travelling Exhibitions program is funded by the Australian Government's commemorations program.
Image: Lyndell BROWN and Charles GREEN, Portrait, Dr Jeff Brock, AME surgeon, Kandahar [lower panel] 2007, oil on linen, 31 x 31cm AWM ART 93312
25 July to 30 August 2009
Mike Nicholls creates an elemental visual vocabulary through monumental sculptures that recall ethnographic and primitive themes. In a practice that now spans thirty years, Nicholls has been slowly reducing his forms into a personified abstraction. Combining his sculptural and painting practices, Stripped Bare reveals the animal that lurks within.
Image: Mike NICHOLLS, Human soul, 2007
Cypress, 56 x 58 x 29cm
|Angry Black Snake
23 May to 19 July 2009
This selection of large format photographs presents specific scenarios where crowds have gathered to participate in and watch, various leisure activities and spectacles. People appear out of context, suspended in a dream like state whether pleasant or apocalyptic.
Image: Untitled (detail)
|Joseph Banks and the flora of the Australian east coast
25 July to 6 September 2009
Discover the beauty and wonder of Australia’s native flora in this historically significant exhibition of engravings created from the drawings of the artist Sydney Parkinson. Parkinson accompanied Joseph Banks on James Cook's first Pacific voyage of 1768-71. These works show the diversity of plants collected on the Australian east coast.
Australian National Maritime Museum Travelling Exhibition
Image: John Frederick MILLER, Banksia serrata
© Natural History Museum, London
ANMM Collection Gift from Dr and Mrs E Schiller
|Scanned and Drawn
Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP)
CHANTAL FAUST (Australia), GABRIELLA MANGANO, SILVANA MANGANO, DOROTA MYTYCH (Poland/Australia), KOUICHI TABATA (Japan), JONG GU YOON (South Korea)
23 May to 19 July 2009
Almost entirely in black and white - Scanned and Drawn foregrounds the ability of contemporary photo media to excite and beguile. In the work of three Australian and two international artists we see physical acts of performance, drawing and scanning - each work owing its existence to what was once considered 'drawing with light' or photography.
First exhibited at the 2008 Melbourne Art Fair with support from the Melbourne Art Fair Foundation.
Image: The Children (detail), Chantal Faust
|In the Unlikely Event
18 April to 17 May 2009
Peter Greenaway combines assemblage and painting to explore the delicate relationship between human culture, nature and the modern world. In this new series Greenaway introduces images of stricken aircraft reminding us of the fragility of human life and the constructed environment.
Image: In the Unlikely Event (detail)
|Parallel - CAST
JORDAN BASEMAN, PAT BRASSINGTON, RUTH FROST, JULIE GOUGH, LORRAINE JENYNS, ANNE OOMS, EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS, SALLY REES, ALYSSA SIMONE, MATT WARREN
16 May to 12 July 2009
Featuring various contemporary artists, Parallel is a voyage into the subconscious, the paranormal and the unseen. Near death experiences, UFO's and parallel states of being will envelop the viewer in a strange and peculiar world. Curated by Dr Brigita Ozolins.
CAST is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Government.
Image: Untitled 99/00 (detail), Eugenia Raskopoulos
11 April to 17 May
Re-collections continues Donna Marcus' fascination with reinterpreting domestic objects. Melded together, various house-hold items are re-contextualised in a framework of pattern, design and ornamentation - a compelling body of work by this highly- awarded Brisbane-based artist.
Donna Marcus is represented by Dianne Tanzer Gallery.
Image: Spareroom 2006, aluminium. Photograph by Andrew Noble
|Searching for Eden
GEOFF LA GERCHE
14 March to 10 May 2009
This exhibition signifies the artist's visual search for tranquillity and meaning in the world around him. Combining personal symbols with landscape, these paintings reveal a sense of beauty, humour and cynicism. Some works are provocative whilst others pay homage to iconic images by other artists such as Bruegel, Monet and Durer.
Image: Garden of Evil (Frieze) 2005-2006 Tower of Babel (detail)
7 March to 12 April 2009
Gippsland based, Jenny Peterson is a printmaker and collector. Responding to the world around her, she is interested in found metal objects that have had a former function in everyday life. In this suite of works, the history of these objects is revealed through inking and printing onto paper.
Image: On the Edge of Yarralumla (detail)
|Plays and Wins:
The Time it Takes
RHETT D'COSTA &
28 February to 5 April 2009
The work of Rhett D'Costa and Robin Kingston is informed by time and gesture. Through an ongoing process of discovery and invention both artists embrace abstraction and intuitive processes. Subtle variations and inflections are presented in works on paper as well as an ephemeral wall-based work. Curated by Martina Copley.
Image: Faster Slower Rhett D'Costa