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
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
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
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.
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.
reciproco/RECIPROCAL Carlton, Melbourne 11 April – 2 May, 2019
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.
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.