A Performative Paradox presents Papapetrou's earlier, perhaps lesser-known, black and white work in the context of her highly-regarded staged photography, and includes previously unseen images from Papapetrou's early series.
Centre for Contemporary Photography 404 George St Fitzroy VIC 3065
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 11am-6pm Saturday-Sunday, 12-5pm
Image: Polixeni Papapetrou. Suzie, Elvis fan at home, Melbourne 1989
Nellie Castan Gallery would like to conratulate Annette Bezor, Pei Pei He, Prudence Flint and Darren Wardle on being announced as Finalists in the Sir John Sulman Prize for 2013. Well done, and best of luck to all of you!
In addition to being a finalist in the Sulman Prize, Prudence Flint is also a finalist in the 2013 Archibald Prize. Congratulations, Prue!
Winners of both awards are announced on March 22nd, and the works can be viewed from 23rd March - 2nd June 2013
Bindi Cole will be in the Castlemaine festival, which begins Saturday March 16th, with her show 'For Such a Time as This.' This show presents four very different video art and experimental film works by Bindi. Including EH5452 and Ab Blaster 40,000, these contemporary and innovative videos provide a compelling glimpse into the politics, personality, playfulness and heart being voiced by Bindi today.
Where: Theatre Royal, 30 Hargraves Street, Castlemaine
Date and Times: Saturday 16, Sunday 17, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March ,10am to 3pm. Admimssion is free
For more info, click here.
Vipoo Srivilasa is a participating artist in The Hua Krathi Project, presented by the Australian Thai Artist Interchange and curated by Rushdi Anwar, Melanie Jayne Taylor and Shukit Panmongkol.
The Hua Krathi Project presents the work of 14 contemporary Thai artists that span the mediums of installation, sculpture, media art, drawing, painting and photography to showcase the diversity of Thai culture. Their work represents a divergence from the traditional mediums and approaches to art making, offering Australian audiences a taste of this fresh contemporary approach.
Coinciding with the 10th Anniversary of The Thai Culture and Food Festival, the visual art program features a two week exhibition at the RMIT University School of Art Gallery; a three week exhibition at Screen Space and a pop up gallery at the Amphitheatre in Federation Square. The program also features a panel discussion at The Edge and artist and visiting international curator talks at RMIT University.
For more information about The Hua Krathi Project, and its public programs, please click here.
David Ray is a finalist in the 2012 Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award with his work 'Stone Soup' (2012).
This ‘Award of Excellence’ focuses on contemporary design practice in the state of Victoria and is a reflection of the NGV’s continuing support for and commitment to contemporary design. Held every three years, each exhibition is devoted to a particular design discipline. In 2012 the exhibition is dedicated to vessels and the notion of containment.
David Ray's solo exhibition 'Infinite Variety' is on at Nellie Castan Gallery until December 15th, 2012.
Vipoo Srivilasa’s work, 'Lotus' was recently acquired by The New Mexico Museum of Art, USA, for their permanent collection.
The work was exhibited at the museum as part of the New World: Timeless Visions, the biennial exhibition of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC).
Also, Vipoo Srivilasa will be included in the International Prize of GICB 2013, the main exhibition of the 7th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2013, Korea. This exhibition is in a competition format and will comprise of new works made specifically for the venue.
Only 27 artists from 18 countries are nominated for the main exhibition. Vipoo Srivilasa is one of the 27 artists invited. Congratulations, Vipoo!
Darren Wardle's work 'Synthetic State' was recently acquired by the RMIT University Art Collection. The work was most recently shown at Nellie Castan Gallery in July. Congratulations, Darren!
Bindi Cole's work 'Crystal' was recently acquired by the National Gallery of Australia in the ACT. The work is part of Cole's 'Sistagirls' series from 2010 and has toured nationally.
We are proud to announce that Juz Kitson is now represented by Nellie Castan Gallery. Juz Kitson had her first solo exhibition with the gallery in July and will be showing again with us in October 2013. Kitson’s work is held in the permanent collection of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Hobart, Tasmania and in private collections in Australia, Germany and the United Kingdom. We are delighted to have her on board.
Well done to Camille Hannah, Marc Freeman, Annika Koops and Darren Wardle who were all finalists in the 2012 Substation Art Prize. The exhibition of finalists are on show until October 21st. Congratulations also to Polixeni Papapetrou, who is a finalist in this year's Bowness Photography Prize, which runs until the 18th November at the Monash Gallery of Art.
Congratulations to Megan Walch, who is a finalist in the City of Hobart Art Prize which runs from October 5th to November 13th at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Congratulations also to Pei Pei He who is a finalist in the Heyson Prize and the John Leslie Art Prize, which runs until November 26th at the Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale.
Nellie Castan Gallery has just returned from sunny Los Angeles where we exhibited as part of Art Platform LA. Darren Wardle and Chris Bond’s paintings were well received and works were acquired for important U.S collections. The fair was a lot of fun, a great success and we all had a fantastic time.
Georgina Cue's work 'The Aleph' was recently acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria. The work can be seen in her current show Indicium in Gallery II until September 15th.
Bindi Cole has work featured in Shadowlife, Asialink’s latest touring exhibition in Asia featuring the works of 9 indigenous Australian artists. In Shadowlife, each artist portrays figures of others or themselves, choreographing their own stories through the use of photography and other new media, not just recording traditions of age old cultural practices but also interpreting them in contemporary times, seeking a kind of personal truth and challenge against rooted perceptions of race, culture and creed. This exhibition is in Singapore after showing in Bangkok and Taiwan in August and is proudly organised by NAFA with the cooperation of the Australian High Commission in Singapore.
Shadowlife is showing from Aug 25, 2012 - Sep 30, 2012, at Galleries 1 & 2, Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street, 189655, 11am - 7pm, Closed on Mondays.
Stephen Haley will be presenting a major survey exhibition at Glen Eira City Council Gallery, opening on 27th September 2012. The exhibiton will explore the development of Haley's creative practice and major thematic concerns over the past 6 years of his career. Curated by Diane Soumilas, the exhibition will feature key works sourced from major public gallery, museum and private collections in Australia and include a series of new lightjet photographs, a large scale video projection and a retroreflective wall drawing created specifically for the exhibition.
Stephen Haley: Somewhere About Now will be officially opened by Heide Museum of Modern Art Director and CEO Jason Smith on Wednesday 26 September at 6:30pm, with a welcome by Glen Eira Mayor Cr Jamie Hyams.
Polixeni Papapetrou has been invited to show at the upcoming 2012 Photofestival in the Netherlands. The exhibiton, Terra Cognita, is about experiencing nature and landscape and the value of connecting to nature and the human pull towards it. The exhibition will be presented in and around Belvedere, a museum literally imbedded in landscape.
The Photofestival Noordlicht runs from September 2 - October 7, 2012.
Chris Bond and Darren Wardle will be showing with Nellie Castan Gallery at this year's Art Platform Art Fair in Los Angeles, USA. The art fair runs from September 28-30 2012, with a preview on the 27th at the Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California.
Bindi Cole's work I Forgive You (2012) was recently acquired by the Gallery of Modern Art in Queensland. The work was exhibited as part of the Contemporary Australia: Women show at GoMA. Congratulations, Bindi!
Prudence Flint and Pei Pei He have both been announced as Finalists in the National Works on Paper Award at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Art Gallery. The works will be on show from the 19th of August - 7th October 2012. Congratulations, Prudence and Pei Pei!
Marina Strocchi and John Pastoriza-Pinol have both been named 'Highly Commended' finalists in the 2012 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize- Australia's richest prize for natural history art. The exhibition of winners and finalists are shown each year in the Special Exhibition Gallery at the South Australian Museum from mid July for seven weeks. Congratulations Marina and John!