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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL OF US AT VIVIEN ANDERSON GALLERY

16.12.2022

The gallery will be closed from 4pm on Saturday 17 December, 2022 until we reopen in late January, 2023.

To make an appointment during this time, please contact the gallery at [email protected] or call +613 8598 9657.

2022 has been a whirlwind of a year, from Maringka Baker’s dazzling exhibition, to Patju Presley’s commanding sell out display at Melbourne Art Fair, the spectacular annual The Women’s Show, Spinifex Arts Projects’ 25 year anniversary exhibition, Bob and Mary Gibson’s duo show, Paul Buwaŋ Buwaŋ and Trevor Gurruwiwi’s Banumbirr, Kent Morris’s new Sovereign Secondsseries, the Warpulayinthi installation by James Tylor and Rebecca Selleck,
and Naomi Hobson’s Adolescent Wonderland.

Special mention goes to Maree Clarke for the monumental survey at the NGV Fed Square and at the Australian Embassy in Paris, Hayley Millar Baker’s Nyctinasty touring with Ceremony NATSIAA Triennial and her Monash Residency in Prato, Italy, Janet Fieldhouse’s compelling suite of sculptures in Faceless at Cairns Regional Gallery, and Naomi Hobson’s Adolescent Wonderland at Tarnanthi, AGSA.

Thank you to our amazing artists, art centres and clients.

Stay tuned for what we promise will be an even grander 2023 (new paintings by Naomi Hobson, anyone?)!

The catalogue for Hayley Millar Baker’s early career survey, There we were all in one place, has been awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the AAANZ Arts Writing and Publishing Awards (AWAPAs) which recognise the best in arts writing and research across Australia and New Zealand. With excerpts by Stella Rosa McDonald, Talia Smith, Hetti Perkins and Vicki Couzens, it was nominated in the ‘Best Small Exhibition Catalogue’ category.

“The publication is notable for the way in which the catalogue essays, which offer both critical and personal perspectives, illuminate the meaning of these complex photographic works which retell and reimagine Australian history from an Aboriginal (particularly Gunditjmara and Djabwurrung) point of view. The essays convey the particular power of the medium of photography to First Nations artists in interrogating the past; as well as the importance of oral traditions of storytelling, reflections of lived experience, and intergenerational bonds within the creative process. The simple and elegant book design allowed the black and white photographs to be viewed to best effect, and direction towards the exhibition’s educational material, which complemented the key themes of the catalogue, was a useful addition.” – AAANZ

We warmly congratulate the extraordinary Maree Clarke for being a nominee for the 2023 Victoria Australian of the Year Award.

The recipient of the Victorian Australian of the Year will be announced on the evening of Tuesday 8 November 2022 in a
ceremony at Victoria Government House in Melbourne, and will be available to watch via
live stream on ABV iView from 6pm.

For further information visit australianoftheyear.org.au

Hayley Millar Baker‘s early career survey ‘There we all were in one place’ is continuing its national tour.

On culmination of the tour, Friday 16 December at Flinders University Museum of Art, the artist will permanently retire all of the series represented in the exhibition.

 

We invite you to consider the extraordinary and important early works through the links above and contact the gallery for availability and sales.

I’m the Captain Now 2016
Toongkateeyt 2017
A Series of Unwarranted Events 2018
Cook Book 2018
The trees have no tongues 2019

FACELESS: Transforming Identity: Blak/Black Artists from North Australia, Africa and the African Diaspora is an exhibition that challenges established notions of identity and explores ways in which interpretations of identity can be manipulated or redefined by blak/black artists through a revisioning of the face using devices such as embellishment, erasure, and disguise.”

— CAIRNS ART GALLERY

 

FACELESS: Transforming Identity: Blak/Black Artists from North Australia, Africa and the African Diaspora
25.06.2022 – 02.10.2022
Cairns Art Gallery
40 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870

 

Image: Janet Fieldhouse, Because of series 2022, cool ice clay, raffia, wood, wire. Photograph: Michael Marzik.

States of Disruption, a new exhibition of work by twelve Australian and international artists working in screen and photographic practices, opens at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Fitzroy, Victoria on Saturday, 13.08.2022.

 

The exhibition navigates the “vast social, cultural and economic disruptions that have occurred over the last two years, as well as the ongoing re-evaluation of how the visual operates in a constant process of disruption.”

— CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY

 

An opening event will take place tomorrow from 6 – 8pm, Friday 12.08.2022.  Two artists talks will take place at midday, Saturday 13.08.2022 and 03.09.2022.  The first features exhibiting artists Danny Lyons, Rebecca Najdowski, and Tommaso Nervegna-Reed and the second will be with Ali McCann and Aaron Christopher Rees.  Click here for more information.

 

States of Disruption
13.08.2022 – 09.10.2022
Centre for Contemporary Art
404 George St, Fitzroy Victoria 3065

 

Image: Kent Morris, Boonwurrung (St Kilda) – Crow 2017, archival print on rag paper, 150 x 100 cm, edition of 5 + 2AP.

Congratulations to all winners and finalists of the 2022 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, including all gallery-represented artists, Kent Morris, Patju Presley, Ian Rictor, Dhambit Munuŋgurr and Hubert Pareroultja.

 

There is still time to cast your vote for the 2022 Telstra People’s Choice Award!  If you are currently in Darwin, make sure to visit the exhibition of the finalists’ works at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.  Alternatively, you can view the virtual gallery here.

 

2022 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards Exhibition
06.08.2022 – 15.01.2023
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
19 Conacher St, The Gardens NT 0820

 

Image: Artist Margarat Rarru Garrawurra. Photo courtesy of MAGNT/Charlie Bliss.

Kent Morris will feature in Open House Melbourne 2022 in the curated exhibition Take Hold of the Clouds, featuring works of national and international artists across seven of the city’s most significant buildings and urban spaces.

Kent has selected the St Kilda Foreshore Vaults as the site of a major new public artwork in his ongoing Unvanished series. Unvanished – Bunurong (St Kilda) Rainbow Lorikeet #2 (2022) is a four-panel photographic installation of local rainbow lorikeets transforming from black-and-white to full colour.

Created in partnership with Monash University, Take Hold of the Clouds navigates the Weekend’s theme of Built/Unbuilt through a series of thoughtful encounters in which artists reveal the invisible stories and issues in corners of the city.

Take Hold of the Clouds is part of Open House Melbourne – Saturday 30 July and Sunday 31 July.

Further information on the exhibition 

 

Janet Fieldhouse features in earth: Country – from the ground to the sky. Curated by Lisa Waup, and showcasing the works of fourteen female ceramicists from across Australia, the exhibition is being held in conjunction with the 2022 Australian Ceramics Triennale in Alice Springs.

earth: Country – from the ground to the sky is on at the Tangentyere Artists Gallery, Alice Springs, from Wednesday 20 July until Saturday 30th July 2022.

This year as part of Reconciliation Week, Barkindji artist Kent Morris has been commissioned by Fed Square to create Unvanished, a multi-sensory sculpture created in collaboration with Studio John Fish, with soundscape design by James Henry and augmented reality by Phoria.

At over four meters high, the commanding artwork stands as a reminder of the strength and resilience of First Nations people, knowledges and culture, and their ongoing connection to the land, water and sky.

Date: Friday 27.05.2022 – Sunday 05.06.2022
Location: Main Square, Fed Square

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