Nicholas Mangan at chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai

Nicholas Mangan is included in D.E.E.P. (Disaster of Extra Epic Proportions), a moving image installation within The Mesh, an exhibition coproduced by chi K11 Art Museum and NOWNESS.

D.E.E.P
in The Mesh
chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai 
8 November – 13 December, 2019

Kate Beynon in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

Kate Beynon is a finalist in the 2019 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize with her work Hybrid-self with kindred spirits, 2019. Founded by Doug & Greta Moran and family in 1988, the DMNPP is an annual portrait painting prize supporting Australian artists. With a first prize of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) it is Australia’s richest art prize.

John Meade’s new sculpture ‘Love Flower’ installed on Peninsula Link

Created for the Southern Way McClelland Commission, this charming work is based on an an Ikebana arrangement with an Agapanthus flower – an uncompromisingly tough perennial (technically classed as a weed in Frankston) that gets it name from the Greek ‘Agape’ meaning ‘Love’ and ‘Anthos’ meaning ‘Flower’. While Agapanthus usually stand around 2 to 3 feet in height, Meade’s ‘Love Flower’ plays with scale and expectation, stretching elegantly over the Cranbourne Road exit at 10 metres tall.

Raafat Ishak and John Meade in Conners Conners inaugural exhibition

Raafat Ishak and John Meade are included in portico, the inaugural exhibition at Conners Conners, a new non-profit exhibition space at Fitzroy Town Hall.

portico
Conners Conners
Fitzroy Town Hall, behind the central terrace on Napier St
21 November – 21 December, 2019

Kate Beynon in Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize

Kate Beynon is a finalist in the Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize with her work Artist-self with Tudo and the studio spirits, 2019. An exhibition of finalists’ work will be held at Montsalvat from 14 November 2019 – 26 January, 2020.

Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize
Barn Gallery, Montsalvat
14 November – 26 January, 2019

Nicholas Mangan at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore

Nicholas Mangan is included in The Posthuman City, a group exhibition that considers the possibilities of a conscious sharing of resources, and a respectful and mindful coexistence between humans and other species. Through its varied artistic propositions, The Posthuman City intends to open a discussion about the imbalanced relationship between an anthropocentric thinking that puts the human at the centre, and the fact that the urban environment is a habitat for many life forms.

The Posthuman City
NTU CCA, Singapore
23 November, 2019 – 23 February, 2020

Jane Trengove and Catherine Bell participate in the Care Project Symposium week

Jane Trengove and Catherine Bell recently participated in the interdisciplinary symposium CARE: transforming values through art, ethics and feminism. Trengove and Bell co-presented the session: Whose Voice: Our Voices/Your Voices – Towards an Ethics of Care in Art Practice, alongside Pie Rankine and Susan Long. The symposium was an initiative of Care Project, a research project that explores how care in its many forms represents an alternative ethics to neo-liberalism. It will connect and explore researchers and artists working with care in a number of ways; Care as Relational, Care as Political Labour, Care as Moral Theory, Caring for earth/Country, Art Practice as Care – Care as Art Practice.

Jane Trengove in ‘Queer Objects’

Jane Trengove has contributed to the remarkable new publication Queer Objects. The sixty-three chapters in this book consider what makes an object “queer” in relation to lesbian, gay and transgender communities across time, cultures and space. Queer Objects is co-published by Otago University Press, Rutgers University Press and Manchester University Press.  It includes objects from New Zealand, Australia, North America, Thailand, Japan, the UK, France, Germany, Poland, Greece. Italy and Egypt. The book is available at Hares and Hyenas, 43 Johnston Street, Fitzroy.

Nusra Latif Qureshi receives Bulgari Art Award

The Art Gallery of New South Wales have announced Nusra Latif Qureshi as the recipient of the 2019 Bulgari Art Award. Selected by senior curatorial staff and AGNSW Trustees, the $80,000 award supports mid-career Australian painters through an acquisition of paintings for the Gallery’s collection and a residency in Rome, Italy.

Melbourne International Arts Festival launch Nusra Latif Qureshi’s Art Tram

Nusra Latif Qureshi’s Melbourne Art Tram recently launched as part of Melbourne International Arts Fair.

In each of her works, Qureshi enlists a collage-like language to bring together an unlikely constellation of techniques, images and complex appropriations from various art historical traditions. The intricate floral pattern that cover Qureshi’s tram references her artwork ‘Layers of red’, 2005, held in the National Gallery of Victoria’s collection. This intricate, two-panel work features a singular female figure, rendered in the style of a Mughal miniature painting, against a floral pattern adapted from an antique French textile.

Matt Hinkley at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany

Matt Hinkley is included in the group show Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart. Curated by Ruth Noack, the exhibition invites 40 artists from different cultural contexts to negotiate contemporary politics of sleep and dreaming.

Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
19 October, 2019 – 12 January, 2020

Kate Beynon and Helga Groves in the R & M McGivern Prize

Both Kate Beynon and Helga Groves have been selected as finalists in the 2019 R & M McGivern Prize. This year, the theme for the $25,000 acquisitive prize is ‘Anthropocene’, calling for artists across Australia to consider the impact of human habitation on the environment. An exhibition of finalists work will be held across Maroondah City Council’s arts spaces from late November.

R & M McGivern Prize 2019
ArtSpace at Realm/Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery
23 November, 2019 – 1 February, 2020

David Rosetzky in the Bowness Prize, Monash Gallery of Art

David Rosetzky is a finalist in the 2019 Bowness Prize at Monash Gallery of Art, one of the most prestigious prizes in the country.

Bowness Prize
Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill
5 October – 17 November, 2019

Arlo Mountford at Orange Regional Gallery

The national tour of Arlo Mountford’s survey, Deep Revolt, continues at Orange Regional Gallery. The exhibition was developed by Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, with touring support from Museums and Galleries NSW and Australia Council for the Arts.

Arlo Mountford
Deep Revolt
Orange Regional Gallery
28 September – 1 December, 2019

Nicholas Mangan at the National Centre for Photography

See the latest stages of Nicholas Mangan’s ever evolving project, Limits to Growth, in the exhibition Capital as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. Held in the former Union Bank as the space undergoes its transition to the National Centre of Photography, the exhibition explores the use of photography as a method for reflecting upon systems of value and exchange in contemporary Indigenous and settler cultures.

Capital
Curated by Naomi Cass and Gareth Syvret
National Centre for Photography, Ballarat
24 August – 20 October, 2019

Eugene Carchesio at Margaret Lawrence Gallery

See new works by Eugene Carchesio in Conscious Intuition. The exhibition brings together new sculptures by Carchesio, with paintings by Diena Georgetti. Often creating imagery within the formalist context of geometry and colour, intuition – the ability to understand something instinctively – plays a large part in each of their working processes.

Eugene Carchesio and Diena Georgetti
Conscious Intuition
Margaret Lawrence Gallery
6 September – 5 October, 2019

David Rosetzky at Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Rosetzky’s most recent body of work is on view in the exhibition Bauhaus Foto, as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. Inspired by the photography of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Florence Henri and Herbert Bayer, this untitled series features double exposure photographs of dance artist, Antonio Rinaldi.

Simon Terrill at National Gallery of Victoria

Simon Terrill is included in Civilization: The Way We Live Now, an international photography exhibition at NGV Australia that explores representations of life in cities as its key theme, and presents a journey through the shared aspects of life in the urban environment.

Civilization: The Way We Live Now
NGV Australia, Federation Square
13 September – 2 February, 2019

Nusra Latif Qureshi at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Qureshi’s first institutional solo show in Australia reflects on almost two decades of practice and brings together key works from the artist’s oeuvre, as well as a series of new commissions.

Nusra Latif Qureshi
Strategies of Intent
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney
23 August – 29 September, 2019

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
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Heide Museum of Modern Art
29 June – 20 October, 2019