CLARE JAQUE VASQUEZ SOLO EXHIBITION

08.06.2024

Clare Jaque Vasquez’s solo exhibition, Fibres and Vessels, is now open at the Judith Wright Centre in Brisbane.  Alongside the exhibition, the building’s façade displays a moving image activation of Clare’s signature ‘woven’ paint, which slowly undulates across the front and side of the building between the hours of 6 – 11pm each evening.

The exhibition is supported by Flying Arts Alliance.

Fibres and Vessels
O3.O6.2O24 – 17.O6.2O24
Judith Wright Arts Centre
42O Brunswick St
Fortitude Valley QLD 4OO6

 

Image: Moving video activation on the façade of the Judith Wright Centre for Clare Jaque Vasquez’s solo exhibition, Fibres and Vessels. Image courtesy of the artist.

Also opening today at CAG, Life On The River brings together a series of new photographs by multidisciplinary artist Naomi Hobson.  Taken during the wet season, the images capture Coen’s vibrant river culture and the relationships between the people and Wukaanta – The Coen River.  These works highlight the centrality of the river to life in Coen.

Life on the River at Cairns Art Gallery
O8.O6.2O24 – O1.O9.2O24
Cairns Art Gallery
4O Abbott St
Cairns City QLD 487O
Access the exhibition brochure here.

 

Image: Naomi Hobson, Fragility from the Life on the River series, 2O24, pigment print on archival cotton rag paper, 75 x 113 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Opening today, Janet’s new body of ceramic work showcases the Kala Lagaw Ya/Meriam Mer artist’s experimentation and innovation in abstract forms.  Simple in form yet powerful in presence, the series is imbued with reflections on culture.

The new works in this exhibition further explore the subject of Zenadth Kes/Torres Strait Islander cultural charms used traditionally for personal, ceremonial and/or religious purposes.

Janet’s ceramic practice reflects not only her culture, women’s stories and experiences, but also her artistic vision and innovation.

Material Culture at Cairns Art Gallery
O8.O6.2O24 – O1.O9.2O24
Cairns Art Gallery
4O Abbott St
Cairns City QLD 487O

 

Image: Janet Fieldhouse, Turtle Charm 2O23, buff raku trachyte, chocolate brown, raffia, 😯 x 62 x 3O cm.

Maree Clarke and Mitch Mahoney’s monolithic, three-dimensional tapestry for the upcoming Footscray Hospital has recently been featured in the Maribyrnong/Hobsons Bay Star Weekly.

The tapestry will span two levels inside the main entrance of the hospital, due to open in 2O25.  The artwork’s design is inspired by microscopic images of river reeds from the Maribyrnong River and skeletal drawing of local native flora and fauna.

Working closely with master weavers from the Australian Tapestry Workshop, Welcome to Country – now you see me: seeing the invisible will be woven into a tapestry spanning 4.2 x 1O metres over the next 12 months by Chris Cochius, Amy Cornall, Leonie Bessant, Saffron Gordon, Tim Gresham, Pamela Joyce, David Pearce, Emma Sulzer.

“River reeds were historically given to people as a sign of safe passage and friendship…as the hospital is where most people are born these days, we thought it is a nice welcome to them…but also on the flip side, it is also the place where a lot of people’s lives end, so river reeds can extend safe passage to leaving this realm and going to the other.” – Maree Clarke

Read the full article by Jennifer Pittorino here.

 

Image: Welcome to Country – now you see me: seeing the invisible (work in progress) 2O24, woven by Chris Cochius, Amy Cornall, Leonie Bessant, Saffron Gordon, Tim Gresham, Pamela Joyce, David Pearce, Emma Sulzer, wool and cotton, 4.2 x 1Om. Image courtesy of Australian Tapestry Workshop.

The Australian Government’s Instant Asset Write Off Scheme allows eligible businesses* to claim full and immediate tax deductions on each asset under $2O,OOO purchased this financial year, including artworks for your business.

We invite you to consider acquiring an artwork by leading First Nations artists with Vivien Anderson Gallery, who have proudly represented exceptional Indigenous artists for over 3O years.

Please contact the gallery on + 613 8598 9657 or by emailing [email protected] for a curated selection of available art or for further assistance.

*Eligible businesses are those which have aggregated turnover of less than $1O million.  Note, this email does not represent taxation advice.  Please seek independent financial advice for information relevant to your business, and read more via the ATO website to check eligibility.

 

Image: Naomi Hobson, Habitats of Hope – At the Break of Dawn the Tiger Shark Hunts on the Edge of the Reef for Turtle and Crayfish 2O24, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 16O x 14O cm. $18,OOO.

Join Jenna Rain Warwick today (O1.O6.2O24) from 2pm at the La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo, for a curatorial introduction to contemporary First Nations video art in relation to two films, including Hayley Millar Baker’s Nyctinasty (2O21).
Nyctinasty centres on female power and strength in reference to elements of the horror genre that are often focused on women’s psychosis.  The female body is employed as a vessel to carry a present-day practice of magic and spirituality – descending from many millennia of spiritual practices.

Nyctinasty at the Central Victorian Indigenous Film Festival
O1.O6.2O24, 2 – 5pm
La Trobe Art Institute
121 View St, Bendigo VIC 355O
Refreshments provided

Image: Still from Hayley Millar Baker’s 2O21 short film, Nyctinasty.

Gallery-represented artist and Telstra NATSIAA finalist Clare Jaque Vasquez will be presenting a new solo exhibition, Fibres and Vessels, at the Judith Wright Arts Centre in Queensland this June.

Showcasing the artist’s signature painting style with three-dimensional layers of ‘woven’ paint, the exhibition pays homage to her grandmother and the Country that flowed and flows through the soul and veins of the women in Clare’s family.

Fibres and Vessels
O3.O6.2O24 – 17.O6.2O24
Judith Wright Arts Centre
42O Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4OO6

 

Image: Clare Jaque Vasquez photographed by Josef Ruckli. Courtesy of Onespace.

Take advantage of the end of financial year immediate write-off by acquiring a breathtaking First Nations artwork from Vivien Anderson Gallery.  Artworks under $2O,OOO qualify as an instant business asset write-off and can be claimed as a complete tax deduction, if purchased and delivered by 3O June.

Get in touch with the gallery on + 613 8598 9657 or by emailing [email protected] for a curated selection of available art or for further assistance.

 

Image: Ngalpingka Simms, Tika-Tika Munu Wayiyul 2O23, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 2OO x 29O cm. Provenance: Spinifex Arts Project, WA cat 23-229. $18,5OO.

The finalists for this year’s Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes have been announced.

Congratulations to Adrian Jangala Robertson from Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists (NT) for his selection for all three prizes, and Simon Hogan and Timo Hogan from Spinifex Arts Project (WA) for their selection for the Wynne Prize.

Each year, the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW judge the Archibald and Wynne, and invite an artist to judge the Sulman.

Winners will be announced on Friday O7.O6.2O24.

Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2O24 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes
O8.O6.2O24 – O8.O9.2O24
Art Gallery of NSW
Naala Nura (south building, lower level 2)
The Domain, Art Gallery Rd
Sydney NSW 2OOO

 

Image: Adrian Jangala Robertson, Yalpirakinu 2O24, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 91.7 x 91.5 cm. Provenance: Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists, NT.

The dates for National Reconciliation Week remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

The National Reconciliation Week theme for 2O24, Now More Than Ever, is a reminder to all of us that no matter what, the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will – and must – continue.

Reconciliation supporters must stand up to defend and uphold the rights of First Nations peoples. To call out racism wherever we encounter it, and to actively reinforce the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across this continent.

Now more than ever, the work continues. In treaty making, in truth-telling, in understanding our history, in education, and in tackling racism. We need connection. We need respect. We need action. And we need change.

Now more than ever, we need reconciliation.

Find out more about National Reconciliation Week and how you can engage here.

 

Artwork by Gubbi Gubbi artist Maggie Douglas; theme design by Carbon Creative.

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