Thursday, 24 April 2014

'Surge' - Plymouth College of Art 2014

'Surge', a group exhibition about contemporary drawing and mark making at the Plymouth College of Art - PCA. The exhibition will run from 17 March until 12 April 2014.

Vertigo, an exhibition curated by Claire Anna Watson

 Exhibition Essay

ABC - 'The world' - Vertigo

The 'Vertigo' Asialink/BLINDSIDE touring exhibition has arrived in Indonesia. Kesha West from the ABC did a nice profile on the exhibition including some interviews with the artists.

Exhibition dates and venues:

Indonesia  |  20 March – 15 April 2014  |  Galeri Soemardja – Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung

Taiwan  |  9 May – 8 June 2014  |  Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Taipei

South Korea  |  August 2014  |  POSCO Art Gallery, Seoul

Vertigo, an Asialink / BLINDSIDE  touring exhibition curated by Claire Anna Watson, presents works by ten of Australia’s most cutting edge contemporary artists: Boe-lin Bastian, Cate Consandine, Simon Finn, Justine Khamara, Bonnie Lane, Kristin McIver, Kiron Robinson, Tania Smith, Kate Shaw and Alice Wormald.
The artists interrogate contemporary life, exploring the fracture, chaos and dislocation that arises in the human condition and in a world which is imbued with flux and change. The experience of dizziness and a loss of perspective are explored within a world that is gripped by an acceleration of time and pace.
Presenting sculptural works, painting, neon, collage, drawing and video, the artists disrupt the ordinariness that can pervade life, building new narratives of human experience. By conveying feelings of anxiety and humour, or by using absurd gestures, the artists in Vertigo attempt to make sense of the world around them, with dizzying effects.

Exhibition catalogue downloadable here
Records of matter in motion and responses to changing material states are explored in this exhibition which discusses drawing and mark making through an examination of the practice of three contemporary artists; Simon Finn, Ruth Simons and Jayne Wilton.
In Surge, the concept of ‘the line’ and the dominant place that drawing holds in each selected artist’s practice will be discussed through considering the impact of drawing in the process of making digital, photographic and sculptural work, whilst acknowledging the potency of the unique and fragile hand drawn mark on paper.
The use of traditional drawing techniques and materials will be contrasted with processes which animate drawings, document drawing, or become three-dimensional drawings.

Linden Centre for Contemporary Art

The inaugural Linden Art Prize is a non-acquisitive contemporary art award established for artists graduating from a Masters degree or PhD in 2013 from a Victorian University.
Friday, 21 February 2014 - Sunday, 30 March 2014

Victorian College of the Arts - Masters Grad Show