Tuesday, July 24, 2012

18th Biennale of Sydney Cockatoo Island, Sydney 2012

Sydney - Art / /Photography Professional Development

Jacky Redgate Art Gallery NSW


Untitled (Vase Shape #1–#5), 1989

wood, ceramic, acrylic, 5 parts, each 149.0 x 70.0 x 105.0 cm

Art Gallery of New South Wales are deidicating more space to photography and are planning three major shows. The show when I visited was Gallery’s collection of Jacky Redgates from the 1980s until now. A mixture of installation and photography, the work was large and engaging. The work would be great to introduce the mixture of multiple art forms.

Reflecting on the traditions of modernity in particular, Redgate enquires into the technological, scientific, philosophical and aesthetic ideas that we have inherited. While pulling these apart, she also demonstrates that there is a positive, poetic value in such deconstruction, as can be seen in her seductively mysterious photograph Light throw (mirrors) #1 2009.
Quote from Art Gallery NSW. The exhibition is part of the Gallery’s program Focus on contemporary 2012.

Saskia Olde Wolbers Art Gallery NSW

Saskia Olde Wolbers video art piece, "Placebo" was amazing.
Placebo is filmed in real time in miniature sets covered in paint and submerged in water.
Quote from artist's website.

Hijacked III - Australian Centre For Photography

25 artists from opposite sides of the globe offer unique photographs ranging from oblique takes on portraiture and collage to snapshots of society at its best and worst. The exhibition presents far reaching photographic practices which question what it means to look, catch or construct images for the 21st century.

Notable artists Melinda Gibson for her montage work and Petrina Hicks for her hyper real portraits.