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
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 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
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.