Nicholas Mangan at PICA

Termite Economies is an ongoing project centred on the CSIRO’s relatively recent proposition to exploit the natural behaviour of termites to facilitate resource extraction. Ruminating on the notion of capitalism putting nature to work, Mangan has built an allegorical framework in which termites embody the dynamics of human social and economic activity.

Nicholas Mangan
Termite Economies (Phase One)
PICA, Perth
27 July – 6 October, 2019

Helga Groves at Counihan Gallery

Sights Unseen: Recent Acquisitions from the Moreland Art Collection draws together artworks held by the municipality not previously exhibited at the Counihan Gallery In Brunswick.

Sights Unseen: Recent Acquisitions from the Moreland Art Collection Counihan Gallery, Brunswick
27 July – 18 August, 2019

Catherine Bell at Bayside Gallery

Catherine Bell is included in Pets are people too. The exhibition is a collaboration between Bayside Gallery and Arts Project Australia, and brings together Australian artists whose work reflects on the intimacy and affection that exists between humans and animals.

Pets are people too
Bayside Gallery, Brighton Town Hall
27 July – 6 October, 2019

Nusra Latif Qureshi – Artist talk at Bunjil Place

Hear directly from Nusra Latif Qureshi as she discusses her artworks included in the exhibition Continental Shift: Contemporary Art and South Asia at Bunjil Place, Narre Warren.

Sunday 21 July
2:15pm – 2:45pm
Bunjil Place Gallery

George Egerton-Warburton at Heide MoMA

Combining kinetic sculpture, text and painting, George Egerton-Warburton’s recent work has focused on charting the impact of late capitalist conditioning on society. For his solo exhibition at Heide, Egerton-Warburton explores the symptoms of this influence through apparatuses that question conformity, self-surveillance and self-discipline. Examining conditions such as inequality, exclusion, precarious employment and work stripped of meaning—he considers their effect on collective and individual agency and wellbeing.

George Egerton-Warburton
Heide Museum of Modern Art
29 June – 20 October, 2019

Catherine Bell and Karen Black at Museum of Brisbane

Catherine Bell and Karen Black are included in New Woman, an exhibition celebrating Brisbane’s most significant and ground-breaking female artists over the past 100 years.

New Woman
Museum of Brisbane
13 September, 2019 – 15 March, 2020

FEM-aFFINITY to tour nationally

Helga Groves and Jane Trengove are both included in FEM-aFFINITY, a group show curated by Catherine Bell. The exhibition brings together female contemporary artists from Arts Project Australia and wider Victoria whose work share an affinity of subject and process. In doing so, FEM-aFFINITY seeks to uncover shared perspectives and variations on female identity. Following its first iteration, the exhibition will tour nationally throughout 2020 and 2021.

Helga Groves and Kate Beynon in Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize

Congratulations to Helga Groves and Kate Beynon who have both been selected as finalists in the 2019 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize.

2019 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize
Bayside Gallery, Brighton Town Hall
24 May – Sunday 21 July, 2019

Laresa Kosloff in ‘Six Moments in Kingston’

A new video work by Laresa Kosloff will be on view as part of this ambitious public art project in which a bus tour will stop off at six newly commissioned artworks responding to local stories.

Six Moments in Kingston
City of Kingston
18, 19, 25 & 26 May, 2019

George Egerton-Warburton at Shoot the Lobster, New York

Penal Café marks George Egerton-Warburton’s first New York solo exhibition.

Penal Café
Shoot the Lobster, New York
5 April – 12 May, 2019

Rosslynd Piggott at National Gallery of Victoria

Rosslynd Piggott: I sense you but I cannot see you is the most comprehensive survey of the artist’s work to date, charting a remarkable oeuvre that includes paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations. Coinciding with the NGV’s survey, Piggott will also present a new body of work at Sutton Gallery opening August 2019.

I sense you, but I cannot see you
National Gallery of Victoria
12 April – 18 August, 2019

Eugene Carchesio in ‘reciproco/RECIPROCAL’, Carlton

A temporary, site-specific work by Eugene Carchesio will be installed at Brunetti Cafe as part of reciproco/RECIPROCAL. This multi-site exhibition brings together contemporary Australian artists of Italian origin with five contemporary artists from Italy to create new works in iconic venues of Carlton.

Carlton, Melbourne
11 April – 2 May, 2019

Nicholas Mangan at Bus Projects

Nicholas Mangan presents Part 3 of his ongoing project Limits to Growth as part of the group exhibition Pictures and Words at Bus Projects.

Pictures and Words
Bus Projects, Collingwood
10 April – 4 May, 2019

Laresa Kosloff receives Guirguis New Art Prize

Laresa Kosloff has been awarded the prestigious $20,000 Guirguis New Art Prize for her work La Perruque. An exhibition of finalists’ works continues at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Federation University’s Post Office Gallery until 2 June, 2019.

Kate Beynon on Buxton Contemporary Big Screen

Kate Beynon’s seminal video animation Li Ji: Warrior Girl, 2000 is screening on the Buxton Big Screen until 13 April, accompanying their current exhibitions A New Order and National Anthem.

Simon Terrill at the Centre for Contemporary Photography

This survey exhibition includes every Crowd Theory work Terrill has made since he began producing the monumental series in 2004.

Simon Terrill: Crowd Theory
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
1 February – 31 March, 2019

John Meade selected for VCA/Art+Australia Phasmid Studio Residency, Berlin

Beginning in February 2019, the three-month residency will allow John the opportunity to undertake an intense period of research, establishing the foundation of a significant body of work to be exhibited in Melbourne in 2020.