Shigeru Ban's philosophy is to challenge the conception that architecture is only a glitzy and elite field, instead, throughout his work, he uses architectural methods and design capabilities to engage with some of the most urgent fields of inquiry in the world today; global warming, political conflict, natural disaster and...
This exhibition invites the audience to intimately share my attempt to paint and draw the complex nature of survival, questioning the current and ongoing displacement of people and things from where they should be, and to display the tender and yet powerful presence of love in the world.”
Whilst performance art has an embedded history across Southeast Asia in music, dance and theatre, established practitioners Dadang Christanto, Lee Wen, Melati Suryodarmo and Tran Luong, carry a weighty authority, having pioneered provocative performance art over a number of decades.
Philjames paints in oil on vintage offset lithographs and makes ceramic sculptures. As if in a cry of ‘off with their heads!’ the artist gives historical figures a facelift applying cartoon masks which change and challenge the agency of the image.
For his solo show ‘Instant History’ at Australian Galleries, Sydney the artist presents a series of contemporary and key works spanning his career, from engraving tiny pebbles to lighting up the Sydney Harbour Bridge for its 50th anniversary in 1982.
Gone are the lurid pinks and lime greens that sprawl and streak to the very edges of the canvas. Instead, coils of white lines ripple and quiver outwards from the artwork’s centre, seeming to both emerge and recede into the shadowy haze of the painting’s murky ground.
‘Who’s Afraid of Colour?’ presents over 200 contemporary artworks – from traditional woven objects and bark paintings to contemporary acrylic canvases and modern photographic and digital pieces by 118 artists in an unprecedented survey of Indigenous Australian women’s art from the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) collection.
It is a rarity for an artist of colour in Australia to be invited to show a 15-year retrospective. This is something of a coup by TextaQueen for her upcoming survey exhibition ‘Between You and Me’ at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.
At 81, Elizabeth Cummings quietly quashes the perception that an artist’s work weakens with age. She’s at the peak of her career yet is entirely unfazed by this swelling esteem. The artist simply loves – and has always loved – to paint.
Lisa Sammut’s panoramic dioramas explore this irresistible tendency to poetic allusion: a tiny catalogue of the sublime. Working primarily in wood, her installations draw upon the imagery of astronomical diagrams and the history of celestial mapping.