12 October, 2010
"For the last 18 months more than 60 groups of artists, creative businesses and community groups have been taking over once empty spaces in the centre of Newcastle, NSW, Australia under a program called Renew Newcastle.
Renew Australia is a new social enterprise being established to work nationally and internationally to support projects based on the same model. It will support local communities and take over otherwise empty spaces for low cost use by creative and community projects. The project has just received $10,000 worth of seed funding from a Social Traders program called 'The Crunch' and is developing a business plan to launch full scale operations in 2011. "
25 September, 2010
PortugalArte10 is the first in a series of biannual exhibitions in Portugal that will explore the latest trends in the global art community. For one month Lisbon, Grândola, Portimão and Vila Real de Santo António will be at the center of the visual arts, as PortugalArte10 presents major works from the leading international contemporary artists of our time. PortugalArte10 is distinctive for its focus on the following areas: commissioned public sculpture projects, single artist surveys, curated group exhibitions and site-specific installations addressing themes related to contemporary life.
A survey of contemporary art
Jul - Aug 2010
http://www.vernissage.tv | Portugal Arte 10 is a new biennial show of contemporary art in Lisbon. In this video, we have a look at the exhibitions at the Pavilion of Portugal and Artistic Director Stefan Simchowitz talks about the concept of the show.
Arts - Access - Excellence
25 - 26 March 2010
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
500 Harris Street Ultimo
The second Arts Activated National Conference bought together leading thinkers, artists, advocates, practitioners and producers from across Australia and overseas, to create dialogue about and showcase examples of excellence in arts and disability.
Over 350 delegates from the arts and disability sectors attended the conference, to debate, network, learn and be stimulated over two days. The program included 80 speakers, 40 breakout sessions, four performance showcases, a pre-conference dance masterclass and an international Keynote speaker.
Full info plus audio, pdf and word docs of conference procedings
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 15–17 October 2010
Materiality will explore prints and printmaking though notions of physicality, concreteness, corporality, palpability, reality and experience.
Download full program (pdf 46 kb)more info
17 September, 2010
Book from the Sky
Xu Bing: My formal training as an artist was in printmaking, this is why so many of my works are related to printing. In fact, the printing process is the exact opposite of the sculpting process. Printmaking is about taking a material with elevations and recesses and printing from it so that a three-dimensional form is transposed into a two-dimensional form. It is true that the process by which an artist prepares/carves the material to be transformed into a print contains elements of sculpture; but in printmaking this constitutes the mid-point rather than the end-point. Still, your observation is interesting--that this preparatory stage of print-block carving could be seen as related to early sculptural art.
Mahjong list of artists
15 September, 2010
Subject Index - June/July 2010
Alter Ego - Amsterdam
Christophe Stibio - Melbourne
Graffiti Magazines Online
Pressing Matters - Melbourne
Artist Resale Royalties
Australian Art Market - 4 Corners
Blackman v Gant
Privacy - Paul Keating Lecture
Arts Policy - Juliana Enberg
Henson - Art Censorship Forum
Bill Henson - Lecture
Aliey Ball - Sculpture
This Festival of Ideas (University of Melbourne) session, chaired by Chris McAuliffe, looks at the phenomenal recent rise of contemporary Chinese art. Geremie Barme and Claire Roberts take a tour of the most significant works, artists and events of the past three decades, and discuss the art's reception and impacts both in and outside of China.
University of Melbourne, June 2009
08 September, 2010
13 August, 2010
"A Victorian Supreme Court case in March 2010 brings hope to artists seeking to protect their reputations against art dealers selling fake artworks. The case, Blackman v Gant,1 involved eminent Australian artists Charles Blackman and Robert Dickerson bringing action against the art dealer who sold fake artworks under their names."
full story here
About the artists resale royalty scheme
Under the artists resale royalty scheme:
* commercial resales of artworks must be reported; and
* a 5% royalty is payable on some resales.
The Australian government has appointed Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) to manage the scheme.
Key features of the scheme:
* it applies to resales of existing as well as new works;
* it applies to a range of original artworks, included limited edition prints authorised by the artist;
* it does not apply to a private sale from one individual to another;
* a royalty is not payable on the first change of hands after 9 June, but all resales must be reported;
* a royalty is not payable on resales for under $1,000;
* the scheme will be extended to artworks from countries that have similar schemes.
"Q. How much has the art market grown by in the last nine years?
A. Well it was around about $35 million total turnover in 1998 and it posted over $100 million two years ago and 150 plus last year. So it’s improved enormously. It’s increased enormously over the last nine years.
Q. That’s still small though isn’t it by international standards?
A. It is. I mean ah Picasso’s Boy with a Pipe for example sold at auction for $120 million in America in 1999, I think. .so a single painting can sell in the States or England for the entire turnover of the art we sell in Australia."
28th July 2008
Dr. Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios is a researcher and sessional lecturer at the University of Melbourne. Her research interests include art price formation and how and why economic superstars emerge in the auction market. Part of her research was the focus of a Four Corners program, Art for Art’s Sake, aired on ABC television.
12 August, 2010
Paul Keating considers these issues in a lecture hosted by the University of Melbourne's Centre for Advanced Journalism.
University of Melbourne, August 2010
part 1 - view on blip tv
11 August, 2010
This exhibition of Melbourne-based artists is an investigation into the current state of printmaking. By highlighting the diversity and scope of the discipline its commonalities come to the fore: issues of tradition versus innovation, registration and interface, appropriation and the multiple. These ideas echo throughout the work, and yet they are a similarity which each artist approaches and answers in a different way.
Featuring works by Jazmina Cininas, Gary (Spook) James, Ruth Johnstone, Tim Jones, Jules, Damon Kowarsky, Peter Lancaster, Simon Perry, Cat Poljski, Sophia Szilagyi, Andy Tetzlaff and Kim Wall.
Opening drinks Wednesday 11 August 6 to 8pm.
The exhibition continues until 4 September
Jenny Port Gallery
Currently on exhibition at Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
For the past few years whilst I was living in an Amsterdam canelfront apartment I have been working on a series of paintings depicting water, but using only lines. I was very interested to discover Christophe's paintings in Flinders Lane and to examine how he had resolved the technical difficulties involved. There are similarities in subject and approach, but the two bodies of work are quite different. Ed
(there's a detail of one of my paintings here)
Juliana Engberg discusses arts policy and the wider applications of the arts in society with Jill Singer. This is one of a series of conversations associated with the Dear Mr Rudd book published by Black Inc.
part one is here
part two is missing
Thankyou for your patience. Ed.
Subject Index - May 2010
Impact 7 - Melbourne
7th Australian Print Symposium
Museums & Galleries - Manchester
Pixels - Animation
Melbourne Art Fair 2010
Städel Museum Collection - NGV
10 August, 2010
Art Censorship public forum: Burnside, Marr, Johnston, Hamilton, Howard, Bond
Art Censorship: the Bigger Picture was the title of this public forum that took place on 12th June at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. In this informed, thoughtful and sometimes passionate debate, Julian Burnside, David Marr, Clive Hamilton, Hetty Johnston, Ian Howard and Tony Bond addressed the topic in light of the furore surrounding recent censorship of the work of well-known artist Bill Henson. The forum, introduced by Margaret Pomeranz, was presented by Watch on Censorship in association with the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA). Sydney, June 2008
(Part 1 of 4) (Introduction, Ian Howard, Tony Bond)
I was not in Australia when this happened, so in some ways this is catch up time. I am happy that I have had the opportunity to listen to this discussion.
It appears that however wellmeaning, the opinions stated by the woman from the child protection agency (cpa) are coloured by her lack of understanding about art and her ignorance of Henson and his photography, an ignorance that she openly admits. A senior artist and his work have been taken out of context and dragged through the media for the apparent purpose of drawing attention to the activities of the cpa. It looks very much like a well intentioned publicity stunt gone horribly wrong. Ed.
In the much-anticipated Melbourne Art Foundation 2010 Lecture, artist Bill Henson delivers a vigorous defence of freedom of expression in art. In implicit response to the 'scandal' surrounding his work in 2008, Henson argues that we should be wary of governments and interest groups who try to impose restrictions on the free exercise of the artistic imagination, and that our zeal to protect innocence should not come at the cost of violating artistic experience. Following his lecture, Henson responds to questions from the audience.
Bill Henson is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. His work is to be found around the world and in every major public collection in Australia.
Now Available on Slow TV
watch fullscreen here
the Bill Henson "controversy"
I was trawling through Slow TV's archive looking for more lectures to watch (and there are many) when I found this by David Marr. Unfortunately the question time is missing. Ed.
Journalist and writer David Marr speaks passionately and intelligently about the recent sagas involving photographer Bill Henson, which are the subject of his new book, The Henson Case. Melbourne, October 2008
Evan Penny is a conceptually based figurative sculptor and photographer living and working in Toronto, Ontario. Born in South Africa in 1953, Penny immigrated to Canada in 1964 and received his formal training at the Alberta College of Art and Design, completing his BA with Honours in 1975 and his MFA in Sculpture in 1978.
Penny has built an international reputation for his hyper-realist figurative sculptures that capture the paradox of an unreal reality. Employing traditional as well as contemporary sculpting methods, Penny molds figures out of clay, and then casts his sculptures in resin, bronze or silicone. While his earlier works were largely cast in resin or bronze, Penny's recent works have centered around busts or backs cast in silicone with resin eyes, implanted human hair, and custom-made clothing. Penny's project at large over the past several years investigates the relationship of sculpture to photography and virtual technologies, and the ever changing and unstable boundaries between reality and illusion.
Documentary about sculptor Evan Penny.
Part 1 of 3
Produced by Columbus Museum of Art
part 3 of 3
reviews and essays
29 July, 2010
Melbourne Art Fair, Australia's premier international visual arts event returns to the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building from 4-8 August 2010
Melbourne Art Fair is an exhibition of leading contemporary art, presented by over 80 selected national and international galleries. The biennial event features paintings, sculpture, photography, installations and multi media art works of over 900 artists and attracts up to 30,000 visitors.
Melbourne Art Week
Melbourne Art Foundation Forum
"Inspired Acts of Co-Creation: On Collaboration"
Wednesday 4 August 2010,
NGV International, 12.30pm Clemenger Auditorium BBDO
180 St Kilda Road
Panels run from 12.30pm - 4.00pm with a break in between
Free Entry, bookings essential: T: 03 8662 1555 Event Code: P1095
Melbourne Art Foundation 2010 Lecture
Presented by Bill Henson
Monday 2 August, 6.00pm - 7.30pm, BMW Edge, Federation Square
Free entry, doors open from 5.30pm
Download Melbourne Art Week 2010 Program and Map (PDF)
NGV International 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Temporary Exhibition Space 1, 2 & 3, Level G
19 Jun 2010 - 10 Oct 2010
13 July, 2010
International Multi-disciplinary Printmaking Conference
27 - 30 September 2011
Monash University, Melbourne Australia
IMPACT 7: Intersections & Counterpoints will focus on the multiple identity of the print, exploring the cross-disciplinary nature of printmedia internationally and in the context of the Asia-Pacific region. Printmedia will be explored as a heterogeneous, diverse and all pervading aspect of contemporary culture. Often located at the intersections of disciplines and media, it is also a powerful political vehicle, generating discourse and debate by virtue of its wide dissemination and ability to offer counterpoints to the norm. The conference addresses practitioners, writers, critics, artists, theorists, and others working in the broad fields of print-related research. It aims to provide a platform in which practitioners and researchers can engage in a mutually productive exchange. Media identified by the conference will include but not be limited to:
Printmaking, Photography, Graphic Design, Architecture, Drawing, The Artist’s Book, Text, Animation, Film and Digital Media, Jewellery and Metalsmith, Glass, Ceramic and Textile
more info: http://impact7.org.au/themes.html
A gentle reminder that paper abstracts are due: Friday 30 July 2010.
7th Australian Print Symposium
National Gallery of Australia,
Canberra 15-17 October 2010
The Australian Print Symposium has been held at the National Gallery of Australia since 1987. Convened by Roger Butler, Senior Curator of Australian Prints and Drawings, the Symposiums provide a forum to discuss prints and printmaking from Australia and the region. The papers presented by artists, print curators and art historians - have a major focus on contemporary prints and printmaking practice. For registration details and further information visit:
Keynote speaker: Glenn Barkley
Glenn Barkley, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, has a passionate interest in the replicated image—in all their various guises. He has curated the major exhibitions Multiplicity: Prints and Multiples, (MCA 2006 and touring) and avoiding myth & message: Australian artists and the literary world, MCA (2009).
Friday 15 and Saturday 16 October 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Sunday 17 October 9.30 am – 12 noon
James O Fairfax Theatre | Bookings essential 02 6240 6528 | $250 full rate; $190 members/concessions; $80 students
(Fee includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea)
Works of art on paper curators forum
Monday 18 October 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
A forum for curators and other professionals that have
a particular interest in the collection and display of works of art on paper.
With some 20 speakers and over 200 delegates attending, the symposium provides a lively forum to discuss prints and printmaking in Australia and the region. The papers, presented by leading artists, print curators and art historians, focus on contemporary practice in print production, book arts, street stencils and the like. There will also be special tours of the National Gallery’s 11 new Indigenous galleries and Skyspace, the recently completed work by James Turrell. There will be associated events in local galleries, the Megalo Print Workshop and the ANU Canberra School of Art.
04 June, 2010
23 May, 2010
more info from the Met Museum
About from PBS American Masters
James Kalm endures drenching rain to bring viewers a brief glimpse of "Jasper Johns Drawings 1997-2007". As perhaps the most recognized living American artist, every aspect of his enigmatic work is unique and engaging. Since his emergence in the late 1950s he has maintained a prolific practice of drawing, using unusual technique and materials to both develop new ideas and reexamine old ones. This show, which piggy-backs "Gray" at the Metropolitan Museum, is an opportunity to see the developments of Johns' current thinking.
James Kalm accompanies viewers through an historic retrospective exhibition of paintings by Jasper Johns. Gray, perhaps the most ubiquitous and miss perceived of all colors is the theme of this major presentation. Johns has exploited the coloristic and metaphoric potentials of this tone since he emergence as one of America's most recognizable talents. Covering nearly fifty years of painting "Gray" was organized by the Art Institute of Chicago, and sponsored by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
James Kalm reports on Jasper Johns An Allegory of Painting, 1955-1965 at the National Gallery of Art. In this exclusive report Kalm brings you footage of this exhibition by America's greatest living painter.
News 12th May 2010
A celebrated painting by Jasper Johns which hung for most of its life in the bedroom of writer Michael Crichton has fetched nearly $29 million (£19.5m) at auction, a record for the artist.
19 May, 2010
The Splendour of the Medici - Art and Life in Renaissance Florence
An impressive Timeline
The Collection of the Medici
THE MEDICI FAMILY TREE
Images, audio guides and info on the Medicis
From PBS 4 hour long episodes of "The Medici: Godfathers of the Rennaissance.
17 May, 2010
Olivier de Sagazan
All the material online about this artist appears not to be in English.
From the website homepage
|"La violence en art"|
|"Le Fantôme dans la machine"|
more videos on youtube
Jake & Dinos Chapman
Mario Garcia Torres
Gilbert & George
Koen van den Broek
Cerith Wyn Evans
White Cube was set up by Jay Jopling in 1993 as a project room for contemporary art. Although it was one of the smallest exhibition spaces in Europe, it was arguably one of most influential commercial galleries of the past decade. Situated on the second floor of 44 Duke Street, St James’s, one of London’s most traditional art dealing streets, White Cube, Duke Street was, literally, a simple white cube, a room within a room, designed by the architect Claudio Silvestrin.
The central concern when establishing the programme was to create an intimate space in which an artist could present a single important work of art or a coherent body of work within a focused environment, an idea that in some way, stemmed from the memorable experience of Walter de Maria’s ‘Earth Room’ in New York. The programme was singular among commercial galleries in that an artist was invited to exhibit only once. Since its inception, the gallery mounted exhibitions of work by many leading international and British artists including Franz Ackermann, Miroslaw Balka, Chuck Close, Tracey Emin, Katharina Fritsch, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Ellsworth Kelly, Julie Mehretu, Doris Salcedo, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Luc Tuymans and Jeff Wall. White Cube, Duke Street closed in 2002.
16 May, 2010
|Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art||Sydney|| www.ssfa.com.au|
|gbk - Gallery Barry Keldoulis ||Sydney||www.gbk.com.au|
|Conny Dietzschold Gallery||Cologne/Sydney||www.connydietzscholdgallery.com|
|Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery||Sydney||www.roslynoxley9.com.au|
Hong Kong International Art Fair 2010
27 - 30th May 2010
ART HK is the leading showcase for international Modern & Contemporary Art in Asia with over 150 galleries participating from 29 different countries. ART HK reflects Hong Kong’s ‘Gateway’ status in presenting a unique opportunity for collectors to see and buy work of a quality and geographical diversity not available anywhere else in the world.
HUGE LIST OF EXHIBITORS AND WEBSITE LINKS
more information and videos from previous years
14 May, 2010
@ V & A
@ The TATE
Frida Kahlo at the Tate Britain
Art and the 60's
Tate Gallery censured
History of the Turner
Turner Prize 2007
Turner Prize 2008
Turner Prize 2009
more Francis Bacon
Gilbert & George
Barbara Berkowitz & Jacqueline Moon
John Everett Millais
Mark Andrew Webber
Louise Joséphine Bourgeois
fast & loose (my dead gallery)
hand PRINT Studio
East London Printmakers
Crossflows - Edinburgh
Chinese Printmaking Today 2006
The London Original Print Fair 2007
The London Original Print Fair 2008
Chinese Printmaking Today 2008
International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA)
Royal College of Art Prints
The London Original Print Fair 2009
London Original Print Fair 2010
The Blue Notebook
CIRCA - Ireland
Newes from Scotland
V&A Artists' Books database
Blood on Paper: The Art of the Book
Greer on Hathaway
Caravaggio, Hockney & Hughes
art in the age of austerity
William Blake Archive
Live Art Archive and Digital Performance Archive.
BBC3 Radio Interviews
Tate’s Online Events Archive
Arts on Film Archive
Banksy on Oz
Australian imprints in the British Library
Monty Python on Australian Philosophy
Red Dwarf - PMT
Alf Garnet on Jesus
Tony Hancock's Sculpture Scene From The Rebel
Peter Cook & Dudley Moore (At the art gallery)
Mossley - Buckton Castle
The Battle of Hastings
Cerne Abbas Giant
Printfest is northern Britain’s only print fair held in a rural location and is dedicated solely to the exhibition and sale of original contemporary prints. It offers the visiting and local public the opportunity to view and purchase contemporary art works, meet the artists and find out more about printmaking.
Printfest 2010 takes place on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 May 2010 from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Our Private View takes place on the evening of Friday 30 April from 7.00 to 9.00 pm.
Work from more than 40 national and international artists will be exhibited and the Printfest 2010 commissioned work by our Printmaker of the Year, Anja Pervical, will be unveiled.
exhibiting artists archive: 2009 | 2008 | 2007
11 May, 2010
For hours, days or even months at a time, renowned German printmaker Christiane Baumgartner can be found painstakingly carving still-life images into enormous blocks of wood. Using a sharp knife, every detail is cut by hand before printing onto handmade paper.
The images Christiane uses are taken from her own film and video cameras and then frozen in time onto the wood in her shared studio, a former cotton mill, in Leipzig, the home of traditional printmaking.
09 May, 2010
Sigmar Polke: History of Everything showcases Polke’s work over the last six years. The exhibition was initiated by the Dallas Museum of Art, and organised in close collaboration with the artist. Polke made several new works in response to the original Dallas venue, such as paintings of shooting arcades and gun sellers which refer to the renowned gun culture of the American West. Other works make references to the role of America in global politics, perhaps reflecting that the current leader of the world’s dominant superpower, George Bush, is himself from Texas. Notions of perception and the authenticity of images, and the boundaries between abstraction and figuration are also explored throughout the exhibition.
The presentation at Tate Modern also includes a significant number of works made specifically for London. These range from new examples of his ‘Machine Painting’ technique, to recent paintings using imagery from newspapers and magazines. Polke’s characteristically ironic sense of humour is evident in two large paintings that show images of nudist colonies, where naked men and women cavort in the countryside. These works seem to be a witty reflection upon Britain’s ambivalent attitude to sex.
Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden, Germany is showing a large retrospective of German artist Sigmar Polke. Sigmar Polke (born 1941) is one of the most important artists of postwar Germany. The huge exhibition at the Frieder Burda Museum in Baden-Baden combines the three major Sigmar Polke collections of Frieder Burda, Josef Froehlich and Reiner Speck. With its 170 paintings, "Polke - a retrospective. The collections of Frieder Burda, Josef Froehlich, Reiner Speck" is one of the most comprehensive retrospectives that has been organized for many years. Polke -- a retrospective: the collections Frieder Burda, Josef Froehlich, Reiner Speck". Museum Frieder Burda, February 3, 2007 to May 13, 2007. Impressions from the opening, February 2, 2006.
07 May, 2010
The Peter Doig retrospective at Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, offers a comprehensive overview of the artists’s work. On display are 50 paintings, a group of works on paper, and about 130 painted film posters. The show spans 20 years, from Peter Doig’s Hitch Hiker (1989-90) to his Man Dressed as Bat (2007). This video provides you with an exhibition walk-through, and Dorothea Apovnik (head of press at Schirn) gives an introduction to the show. Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. October 10, 2008.
On the occasion of the exhibition Peter Doigthe artist talks about his paintings while being accompanied by the camera during the installation of the exhibition.
@ the Tate
Kicking off a yearlong series of public programs celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of MATRIX was this conversation between artist Peter Doig, who was featured in the MATRIX program in 2000, and Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, MATRIX curator from 1999 through 2005.
Peter Doig was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is currently based in Trinidad, West Indies. MATRIX 183 Echo-Lake was his first one-person museum exhibition in the United States. Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson is currently director and chief curator of the Aspen Art Museum.
06 May, 2010
THE BEAUTY OF DISTANCE
Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age
The 17th Biennale of Sydney will take place in venues and sites around Sydney Harbour, including: Cockatoo Island, Pier 2/3, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Artspace and the Art Gallery of New South Wales (Grand Court).
12th May - 1st August
05 May, 2010
Next Wave is preparing to take over Melbourne from May 13 - 30.
The biennial festival, which celebrates and showcases the work of young and emerging artists, will this year focus on the theme No Risk Too Great.
The program presents fifty three projects by more than 300 artists from Victoria, Australia and across Asia. Performances, exhibitions and installations will be staged in galleries and theatres across the city as well as less conventional spaces including the MCG, laneways, Melbourne's City Square and the Melbourne Museum Plaza.
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