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Dispelling All Myths on Time Out
See article in its original context here. Tattoos - you're either for or against them, love them or hate them, right? Well, Dispelling All Myths is an exhibition worth checking out either way. You won't find misspelled Hindu quotes or…
Theatre Notes review: Whiteley's Incredible Blue
Review by Alison Croggon for Theatre Notes on 14 October. See here in it’s full context.
La beauté, “Beauty is difficult, Yeats” said Aubrey Beardsley
when Yeats asked why he drew horrors
or at least not Burne-Jones
and Beardsley knew he was dying and had to
make his hit quickly
Hence no more B-J in his product.
So very difficult, Yeats, beauty so difficult.
– Ezra Pound, Cantos
I left Whiteley’s Incredible Blue last night with Pound’s verse circling around my head. Barry Dickins’s new play, subtitled “an hallucination”, is almost an essay on the proposition of the difficulty and necessity of beauty, through the medium of the enfant terrible of Australian art, Brett Whiteley.
Herald Sun review: Whiteley's Incredible Blue
Review by Kate Herbert for The Herald Sun, October 14. See it in it's original context here. BRETT Whiteley, one of Australia's great painters, was a tortured artist - a self-indulgent, free spirit and heroin addict. In Barry Dickins' play,…
Whiteley's Incredible Blue
'Dickins' distinctive, poetic script is rendered truly memorable by Pigot's nuanced, chameleon-like performance.' Kate Herbert - four stars in the Herald Sun read review here. What lies inside the imaginations of an artist and addict? The capricious genius of Brett…
Openings: Russell Craig + Jo D’Hagé
Last night we held the exhibition openings for our two current exhibitions: Objects of Navigation by Russell Craig and Vestiges of Hope Unseen by Jo D’Hagé. Both exhibitions run until Saturday 9 October 2011.
X-Field exhibition opening
Photos of the opening night of X-Field are below.
X-Field are a collaborative group who work across the disciplines of art, architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism. The exhibition features work by Charles Anderson, Richard Black, Mel Dodd, Sand Helsel, Andrea Mina and SueAnne Ware.
X-Field runs in the fortyfivedownstairs galleries until the 28th of August 2010.
Independent and “Unrepresented”
From the Walk to Art blog. Read this post in it’s original context here.
I feel very fortunate to be given the opportunity to curate a show at fortyfivedownstairs, in Melbourne. “Unrepresented”, with artworks by Nicholas Jones, Christopher Koller, Ted McKinlay, Chloe Vallance and Ben Walsh, opens on Tuesday 3 August 2010 (5pm to 7pm).
Mary Lou Jelbart, artistic director of fortyfivedownstairs, describes the show: “‘Unrepresented’ responds to the vagaries and minefields of the art world that contemporary artists encounter. Curator Bernadette Alibrando, who delves beneath the surface of Melbourne’s commercial gallery scene and spreads her network far and wide, has selected five artists who have chosen to remain independent. While most artists see representation by a gallery as the best possible situation, others deliberately remain outside the accepted system.”
Openings: Judy Holding
Opening of The Unshaped World II by Judy Holding. Tuesday 20 July 2010
Now accepting proposals for 2011
We have just added our proposals forms for 2011 to both the gallery and theatre pages of our website. Which means of course we are now accepting exhibition and theatre proposals for next year. Bear in mind when putting in…