Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s–1990s, a major retrospective at Singapore's National Gallery (14 June–15 September 2019), opens emphatically in flames. At the exhibition's entrance, viewers encounter a wall-sized image from 1964 titled Burning Canvases Floating on the River. The photograph captures a performance by Lee Seung-taek, in which...
When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...
Without punctuation, She Said Why Me, the title of May Fung's 1989 video presents itself as a statement, rather than a question. It suggests a subject who expects no response, a person prepared to make what she can from being chosen though perplexed by the attention. The video follows a blindfolded woman, then unmasked, through late colonial-era...
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)
4 August 2018 – 3 March 2019
Midawarr | Harvest: The Art of Mulkun Wirrpanda and John Wolseley, is the culmination of an extraordinary friendship between two of Australia's most distinguished senior artists, celebrating their shared obsession with traditional Yolŋu plant use. The exhibition features a specially commissioned vast panoramic scroll painting of a floodplain (10m x 2.1m) by Wolseley and 60 paintings and memorial poles by Mulkun showcasing intricately detailed Yolŋu plants.
Director: Sian Darling
Cinematographer: Ben Helweg
John Wolseley (b.1938) is one of Australia’s most well respected contemporary artists. In 2005 he was made an Honorary Doctor of Science by Macquarie University and was also awarded the Visual Art Emeritus Award by the Australia Council.
Wolseley’s work has been selected for numerous important group exhibitions such as Reframing Darwin: Evolution and art in Australia, at the Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne (2009); The Ecologies Project, at the Monash University Museum of Art in Melbourne (2008); A Bird in the Hand, at the LaTrobe University Visual Arts Centre Gallery and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2006), and 2004 – Australian Art Now at Federation Square, National Gallery of Victoria (2004).
A major monograph, John Wolseley: Land Marks by Sasha Grishin was published in 1998 by Craftsman House and a second, expanded edition was published in 2006. John Wolseley’s work is represented in all the major State galleries and in numerous private collections in Australia and internationally.
The artist Teppei Kaneuji and Reiko Tsubaki, Curator at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, discuss the artist's recent sculptures and performances. Kaneuji investigates the mass consumption of contemporary Japanese culture, sourcing materials from everyday life, found objects and manga characters to create sculptures that are at once playful and...
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