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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Latest Ocula Conversation
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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

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Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere Latest Ocula Report Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere By Soo-Min Shim, Sydney

'This year's Biennale of Sydney seems like a corrective,' writes Soo-Min Shim, 'prioritising autonomy in an international exhibition format that has all too often omitted or sidelined First Nations artists.'

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Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 Ocula Insight Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 By Stephanie Bailey, London

In the United States, parallels have been drawn between the HIV/AIDS crisis and what is unfolding with Covid-19. These connections feed into P·P·O·W's online exhibition, Hell is a Place on Earth. Heaven is a Place in Your Head .

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b. 1948, Australia

Rick Amor Biography

Rick Amor’s landscapes and cityscapes are based upon Melbourne’s buildings and docklands and his childhood memories from the 1950s of the beaches of Frankston on the shore of Port Philip Bay, Melbourne, Australia. Amor’s images are both familiar and unsettling environments in which isolated figures appear all too conscious of the brevity of their existence.

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Amor attended the Caulfield Institute of Technology, Melbourne (1965), and was tutored by John Brack at the National Gallery School, Melbourne, from 1966 to 1968. A committed socialist, Amor has exhibited at the Melbourne Trades Hall (1978) and also illustrated trade union magazines. In the early 1980s his depiction of a running, solitary figure in his painting became a crucial theme, appearing in his work throughout this period. Amor recalls that he only retrospectively recognised the symbolic potency of this unidentified individual. Amor’s realism is decidedly conceptual and confronts his audiences with an experience of alienation that is existential and familiar.

His work was included in the survey and touring exhibition, Federation: Art and Society 1901-2000 and is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.

Rick Amor Featured Artworks

The turning season by Rick Amor contemporary artwork
Rick AmorThe turning season, 2000Oil on canvas
152.6 x 141.3 cm
Not For Sale
Tarrawarra Museum of Art

Rick Amor In Ocula Magazine

Melbourne Now Ocula Report Melbourne Now By Emily Cormack, Melbourne

For a city consistently referred to as Australia’s ‘cultural capital’ Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has had a track record of casual disregard for the vigorous cultural activities that have been occurring in its midst. It has seemed odd at best, that despite healthy acquisitions of contemporary...

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