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.

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
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.