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UPCOMING

5 November 2016 – 17 April 2017

On the Origin of Art

Museum of Old and New Art, 655 Main Road Berriedale, Hobart

Guest curators: Stephen Pinker, Geoffrey Miller, Brian Boyd, Mark Changizi

Artists include Bill Henson, Brett Whitely, Bridget Riley, Cindy Sherman, Fiona Pardington, Francois Boucher, Francois Morellet, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Jeff Koons, John Glover, Kathleen Petyarr, Kasushika Hokusai, Lola Greeno, Patricia Piccinini, Peter Booth, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi, Takashi Murakami, Vernon ah Kee, Yayoi Kusama.

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UPCOMING

11 November 2016 – 29 January 2017 

Sappers & Shrapnel: Contemporary Art & the Art of the Trenches

Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide

This ambitious exhibition includes trench art from the collection of the Australian War Memorial including those made by Tasmanian Sapper Stanley K. Pearl alongside the compelling work of contemporary artists including Tony Albert, Olga Cironis, Nicholas Folland, Brett Graham, Fiona Hall, Richard Lewer, Alasdair McLuckie, Baden Pailthorpe, Ben Quilty, Sera Waters and Rene Wanuny Kulitja, Judy Ukampari Trigger, Erica Ikungka Shorty, Lucille Armstrong, Mary Katajuku Pan, Janet Inyika, Niningka Lewis and Freda Teamay from the Tjanpi Desert Weavers.

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CAROLINE ROTHWELL

 

Composer, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Loti Smorgon Sculpture Terrace, Sydney.

The work was commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia with funds donated by Ginny & Leslie Green and Sculpture Commission donors, 2016.

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Image: Caroline Rothwell in her studio, Photo: Ken Leafore

CAROLINE ROTHWELL

21 October – 31 December 2016

International Biennial of Cuenca

Fundación Municipal Bienal de Cuenca
Bolívar 13-89 y Estévez de Toral
Cuenca
Ecuador

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LOUISE HEARMAN

29 September – 4 December 2016

Louise Hearman

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
140 George Street, The Rocks

Curator: Anna Davis

This exhibition is the first major museum survey of Australian painter Louise Hearman, featuring painting and drawings from across her more than 25-year practice.

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BROOK ANDREW & DANIE MELLOR

10 September – 18 December 2016

Yinchuan Biennale

For an Image, Faster Than Light

MoCA Yinchuan, China

Curated by Bose Krishnamachari

Other participating artists include: Anish Kapoor, Yoko Ono, Liam Gillick, Mary Ellen Carroll, Liu Wei, Cao Fei, Ivan Navarro, Santiago Sierra, Slavs and Tartars, Song Dong.

 

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PATRICIA PICCININI

 

The TAC has launched its latest provocative road trauma campaign featuring a fictitious creation designed to survive car crashes.

TAC has collaborated with a leading trauma surgeon, a crash investigation expert and  Melbourne artist Patricia Piccinini to produce ‘Graham’, an interactive lifelike sculpture demonstrating human vulnerability.

The installation is on show at the State Library of Victoria until August 8, before going on a roadshow of regional centres. Victorians can also interact with Graham online at www.meetgraham.com.au.

ROSEMARY LAING

10 June – 21 June 2016

Tempest

Argyle Galleries 1-4, Central Gallery and throughout Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Dunn Place, Hobart

Tempest is presented by TMAG in association with Detached Cultural Organisation and Dark Mofo.

Curated by Juliana Engberg

Historic works from TMAG and other state collections will be shown alongside contemporary works by international and Australian artists including Tacita Dean, Valerie Sparks, Fiona Tan, William Kentridge, Victor Alimpiev, Hernan Bas, Mariele Neudecker, Rodney Graham, Pat Brassington, Rosemary Laing,  Paul Wood, Ricky Swallow, Kit Wise and David Stephenson.

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BILL HENSON

Opens Friday 8 April 2016

ONEIROI

Hellenic Museum, Melbourne

ONEIROI is a photographic installation by one of Australia’s leading artists, Bill Henson that will be housed permanentely at the Hellenic Museum.

The photographs that make up ONEIROI incorporate priceless treasures from our award winning Benaki collection, Gods, Myths & Mortals.

The Hellenic Museum collaborated with the Benaki Museum and artist Bill Henson to develop this unique series. The ONEIROI commission was made possible with the support of Robert Buckingham.

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BILL HENSON

Thursday 21 April 6 – 8 pm

Book Signing | Particle Mist

Particle Mist draws together works from three of Bill Henson’s earliest photographic series: Untitled 1974, Untitled 1975 with additional previously unseen photographs from an unfinished work begun in 1976. Together they form a portrait of an artist as a young man, which has now been published as a beautiful artist’s monograph by STANLEY/BARKER, with support from Tolarno Galleries.

FANTASTIC WORLDS

12 December 2015 – 14 February 2016

Rockhampton Art Gallery, Queensland

Fantastic Worlds brings together the work of eleven contemporary Australian sculptors, who each pose new and strange possibilities for the world around us.

NICHOLAS FOLLAND, CAROLINE ROTHWELL

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Image:
Caroline Rothwell
Tygers (set of 3) 2010
Bronze automotive paint and lacquer
Photo: Christian Cappuro

PATRICIA PICCININI

2 February – 27 June 2016

ComSciencia

CCBB Brasilia, Brazil (2 Feb 2016 – 4 April 2016)

CCBB Rio de Janeiro (19 Apr 2016 – 27 Jun 2016)

Patricia Piccinini’s first major solo exhibition in Brazil brings together sculptures, video, photography and drawing from the past 15 years of her practice. The title is a neologism in Portuguese, combining the ideas of science, conscience and consciousness alluding to Piccinini’s interest in empathy, ethics and humaness in the contemporary world.

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PATRICIA PICCININI

22 September 2015 – 4 September 2016

Weird and Wonderful

From the Olbricht Collection

Museum Folkwang, Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen, Germany

Thomas Olbricht shares his personal take on the large installation Helm/Helmet/Yelmo by Los Carpinteros.
Olbricht has chosen his favourite objects from his astonishingly eclectic collection, in a selection based on highly subjective decisions and personal tastes.

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PATRICIA PICCININI

22 September 2015 – 4 September 2016

NEW ROMANCE, ART FROM AUSTRALIA AND KOREA

New Romance: Art and the Posthuman

MMCA Seoul 22 September – 20 December 2015

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MCA Australia 30 June – 4 September 2016

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Image:
The Welcome Guest 2011
Silicone, fibreglass, human hair, clothing, taxidermied peacock, bed
Dimensions variable

BROOK ANDREW

30 October 2015 – August 2016

EVIDENCE

In the studio at Spacecraft, Melbourne, making new soft sculpture artworks for a new installation commission EVIDENCE at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney

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EVIDENCE accompanies Disobedient Objects from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London

 

 

BROOK ANDREW

25 November 2015 – 10 April 2016

Artist and Empire

Tate Britain, London

A major exhibition of art associated with the British Empire from the 16th century to the present day.

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Image:
The Island I 2008
Mixed media on linen
250 x 300 x 5 cm

ROSEMARY LAING

7 October 2015 – 21 January 2016

About Trees 

Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland

Curators: Peter Fischer and Brigitt Bürgi

With works by Carlos Amorales, Ursula Biemann und Paulo Tavares, Merijn Bolink, Louise Bourgeois, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Mark Dion, Peter Doig, Valérie Favre, Anya Gallaccio, Rodney Graham, Katie Holten, John Isaacs, Naoko Ito, William Kentridge, Anselm Kiefer, Paul Klee, Rosemary Laing, Žilvinas Landzbergas, Ndary Lo, Paul McCarthy, Ana Mendieta, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Paul Morrison, Shirin Neshat, Jill Orr, Renzo Piano, Pipilotti Rist, Ugo Rondinone, Julian Rosefeldt, Michael Sailstorfer, George Steinmann, Wolfgang Tillmans, Su-Mei Tse, Shinji Turner-Yamamoto.

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Image: Rosemary Laing groundspeed (Red Piazza) #4 2001 C Type photograph 110 x 219 cm

BROOK ANDREW

21 November 2015 – 10 April 2016

Intervening Time

Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

Brook Andrew’s Intervening Time 2015 takes the form of an intervention into the Queensland Art Gallery’s Australian art collection.

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PATRICIA PICCININI

12 November 2015 – 8 May 2016

Hybrid

Materia prima
Experiments on digital art & science

LABoral Centro De Arte, Los Prados, Spain

Curator: Gerfried Stocker, Director Artístico de Ars Electronica

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PETER ATKINS

4 October – 15 November 2015

Under Construction – Chaos and Order

SCAPE 8: New Intimacies

Public Art Christchurch Biennial

New Zealand’s premier biennial of art in public space

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ROSEMARY LAING

20 August – 15 October 2015

effort + rush

National Art School Gallery

National Art School, Sydney

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Image:
a dozen useless actions for grieving blondes #7 2009
C Type photograph
82 x 138 cm
Edition of 8

 

BROOK ANDREW

27 June – 4 October 2015

Global Imaginations: 20 Artists From All Continents

Museum De Lakenhal

Lelden, Holland

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BROOK ANDREW

15 August – 15 September 2015

Light Play: Ideas, Optics, Atmosphere

This exhibition considers the work of contemporary artists who employ light and related technologies, and examines their practice in relation to artistic precedents. Historically, artists invoked light’s symbolic power and, from the late-19th century, explored its fleeting optical effects.

University of Queensland Art Museum

Curator: Samantha Littley

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PATRICIA PICCININI

10 September – 11 October 2015

Another Life

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, 14th edition

International Biennial of the Contemporary Image

THE POST-PHOTOGRAPHIC CONDITION

Guest Curator Joan Fontcuberta

University of Quebec Art Museum, Montreal

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Image:
Science Project Part 1 2001
Laboratory Procedures
Digital C type photograph

ROSEMARY LAING

11 July – 20 September 2015

transportation

Rosemary Laing is one of the most influential artists of her generation. Transportation explores her sustained interest in the nature of place and landscape, and the relationship between technology, labour, time and speed.

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

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Image:
brownwork #7 1997
C Type photograph
122 x 262 cm

 

BROOK ANDREW

6 – 23 September 2015

Stone – The Weight of History, The Mark of Time

The Cutaway, Barangaroo, Sydney

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BROOK ANDREW

18 April – 9 August 2015

Sanctuary: Tombs of the outcasts

Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne

Curator: Dr Vincent Alessi
Floor Talk: Tuesday 19th June, 1 – 1.30pm

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Photo: Christian Capurro

TOLARNO GALLERIES – CLOSED FOR ANZAC DAY

 

Please note that Tolarno Galleries will be closed Saturday 25th April for ANZAC Day.

Tolarno Galleries will reopen Tuesday 28 April.

 

Image:
Patricia Piccinini
Voyages of discovery (Fruiting bodies) 2015
Ink and gouache on paper, framed
57 x 76 cm (paper size)
, 72.5 x 91cm (framed size)

TIM MAGUIRE

30 April – 27 June 2015

The Australian Print Workshop

New etchings and monotypes.

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Image:
Tim Maguire
Flame Tulip, 2015
Polymer intaglio

LUMINOUS WORLD

31  March – 5 July 2015

The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne

Curated by Helen Carroll.

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light.

BROOK ANDREW, ANDREW BROWNE, BILL HENSON, ROSEMARY LAING, JUDY WATSON.

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Image:
Rosemary Laing
brumby mound #5 2003
C Type photograph
110 x 222 cm

PETER ATKINS

3  October – 15 November 2015

Scape 8: New Intimacies

Public Art Christchurch Biennial

New Zealand’s premier biennial of art in public space.

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PETER HENNESSEY

14 March – 12 July

Making it real

UQ Art Museum

A major career survey reflecting on the past decade of Peter Hennessey’s practice.

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ROSEMARY LAING

21 February – 21 May

Weathering

Heide Museum of Modern Art

Works from two photographic series are presented in this exhibition, in association with CLIMARTE, a Melbourne-wide festival seeking to harness the creative power of the arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.

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ANTIPODES

The Expedition. The Expression. The Exhibition.

Cambridge University

Caroline Rothwell and Brook Andrew have been selected by the Australian Print Workshop as two of three leading contemporary Australian artists to undertake a research residency at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.

Residency commences March 2015

 

RILEY PAYNE

 

Tolarno Galleries is pleased to announce it represents

Riley Payne. His first exhibition will be presented in 2015

GALLERY CLOSED DURING JANUARY 2015

The gallery is closed during the month of January 2015.
We are happy to announce the opening exhibition of our 2015 season is BRENT HARRIS: Dreamer

BROOK ANDREW

20 August 2014

Informal Cutting Off

The Australian Tapestry Workshop

Catching Breath is the latest addition to the Australian Tapestry Workshop’s Embassy Tapestry Collection and will be displayed at the Australian High Commisioner’s Residence in Singapore. There will be an informal cutting off of the veil of Catching Breath from the loom.

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PATRICIA PICCININI

Like Us

Newcastle Art Gallery

29 November 2014 – 22 February 2015

The artist who decided an epic hot air balloon whale with ten boobs was the best way to celebrate Canberra’s centenary presents a new solo exhibition of early and recent works. Patricia Piccinini blends natural and artificial features to fashion creatures that are playfully imaginary but look disconcertingly real. Whether you find them uncanny, emotional, funny, or freaky, it’s hard to look away.

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BEN QUILTY

12 December 2014 – 1 March 2015

Bendigo Art Gallery

This exhibition will bring together all the works exhibited in London as well as Kuta Rorschach No. 2, a major work recently acquired by Bendigo Art Gallery.

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BROOK ANDREW

29 October 2014 – 9 February 2015

Really Useful Knowledge

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Curated by WHW (What, How and for Whom)

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DAN MOYNIHAN

 

Tolarno Galleries is pleased to announce it represents

Dan Moynihan. His first exhibition will be presented in 2014

 

 

BENJAMIN ARMSTRONG

21 March 2014 – 9 June 2014

19th Biennale of Sydney

Sydney, Australia

BROOK ANDREW, BENJAMIN ARMSTRONG, PETER ATKINS, BRENT HARRIS, BRENDAN HUNTLEY, ANASTASIA KLOSE, CHRISTOPHER LANGTON, PATRICIA PICCININI AND DAVID WADELTON

22 November 2014 – 23 March 2014

Melbourne Now

NGV, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Now celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the complex cultural landscape of creative Melbourne.

Including works by Brook Andrew, Benjamin Armstrong, Peter Atkins, Brent Harris, Brendan Huntley, Anastasia Klose, Christopher Langton, Patricia Piccinini and David Wadelton.

BROOK ANDREW

Until 22 April 2014

Trophées oubliés

Vivid Memories. An Aboriginal Art History

Museum of Aquitane, Bordeaux, France, Australia

A site-specific installation by Australian artist Brook Andrew

Visit Museum of Aquitane here

TIM JOHNSON

4 December 2013 – 9 February 2014

IKON Gallery, Birmingham,UK

An exhibition of recent and new paintings by Tim Johnson, an Australian artist primarily concerned with the communication of unseen phenomena and visionary in his apprehension of spiritual dimensions through artistic practice. His style of painting is eclectic in the extreme, owing much to Australian aboriginal traditions of the Central Desert – developed to convey narratives in landscape that are invisible to the uninitiated – and populated by the Buddha, Bodhisattvas and Native Americans as well as aboriginal figures, Tibetan monks, Vietnamese farmers and extra- terrestrials.

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BRENDAN HUNTLEY

12 September – 17 November 2013

Primavera 2013: Young Australian Artists

Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia

Primavera 2013 is curated by Robert Cook, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Photography and Design at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. The exhibition features new works by eight young Australian artists, and includes new sculptures and paintings by Brendan Huntley.

Read the Media release here

Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia

PATRICIA PICCININI

20 – 23 June  2013

The Skywhale / DARK MOFO

DARK MOFO, Tasmania, Australia

Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhale is hovering its way to Hobart, where it will stay for the duration of Dark Mofo.

View Dark Mofo website here

BILL HENSON

25 May – 22 September 2013

cloud landscapes

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Showcasing recent works alongside the Paris Opera Project 1990/91 and the ‘Mahler’ series from 1976, the exhibition highlights Henson’s sustained interest in depicting landscapes as well as figures, while drawing out the importance of music.

Visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales website here

BEN QUILTY

21 February – 13 April 2013

After Afghanistan

National Art School, Sydney

In 2011 Ben Quilty travelled to Afghanistan as the Australian War Memorial’s official war artist. This exhibition features new work made from this experience and the close relationship he formed with his subjects. After Afghanistan is premiering at the National Art School Sydney until 13 April 2013, then touring nationally to 8 venues over 2 years.

More information about the national tour here

TIM MAGUIRE

1 – 5 August 2012

TOLARNO GALLERIES at Melbourne Art Fair

Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
STAND E23

Tolarno Galleries will present four new works by Tim Maguire.

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BROOK ANDREW

29 July to 17 September 2012

5th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennali 2012

Artist-in-Residence
Australia House, Echigo-Tsumari, Japan

Brook Andrew
mountain home – dhirrayn ngurang 2012
Neon, glass, mirror and wood, dimensions variable
Permanent installation at Australia House, Urada, Japan
Commissioned for the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennali 2012

Read a review of architect Andrew Burn’s new Australia House and Brook Andrew’s installation mountain home – dhirrayn ngurang here

 

 

 

 

ANDREW BROWNE

26 May -  22 July 2012

HORIZON

The Gippsland Art Gallery
Sale, Victoria

Horizon, curated by Simon Gregg, draws together new and recent works by prominent Melbourne artist Andrew Browne, representing a twelve-year survey of his practice.  The exhibition is a response to Browne’s major work Horizon in the Gippsland Art Gallery collection, and explores his recurring themes of travel, transition, and the natural and built environments.

View online catalogue here

 

 

BRENT HARRIS

10 March – 12 August 2012

National Gallery of Victoria
NGV International
Robert Raynor Gallery – Level 3

Encompassing more than 70 works drawn predominantly from the NGV Collection, this exhibition examines the development of Brent Harris’s unique vision over a career of more than twenty years,  exploring the ways that he has continually transformed his approach to image-making from his earliest prints and drawings to his most recent paintings.

Read more about the exhibition here

PATRICIA PICCININI

24 February – 28 May 2012

Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination  is an exhibition of photographs, paintings, videos, sculptures and installations by contemporary artists who invent humanlike, animal or hybrid creatures to symbolize life’s mysteries, desires and fears.

Patricia Piccinini’s The Long Awaited (pictured right) is included, alongside works by David Altmejd, Suzanne Anker, Aziz + Cucher, the Chapman Brothers, Marcel Dzama, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Motohiko Odani, Tom Sachs, Allison Schulnik, Kiki Smith, Cindy Sherman and Yinka Shonibare.

 

BENJAMIN ARMSTRONG and CAROLINE ROTHWELL

26 February – 24 April 2011
Your Move: Australian artists play chess

UQ Art Museum
The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane
A Bendigo Art Gallery Travelling Exhibition

Inspired by the international exhibition The Art of Chess, Bendigo Art Gallery commissioned thirteen of Australia’s leading artists to respond to the notion of the game of chess.

Your Move: Australian Artists Play Chess curated by Tracey Cooper-Lavery and Tansy Curtin, includes Benjamin Armstrong’s A turn of concentration 2010 and Caroline Rothwell’s Chess 2010 along with work from eleven of Australia’s leading contemporary artists.

TIM JOHNSON

Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 2011

Winner

Tim Johnson is the winner of the $50,000 Arthur Guy Paintung Prize. Selected from a shortlist of 37 artists, Johnson’s winning work, Community Base depicts western desert artists living, creating artworks and being in community.

Tim Johnson describes the painting as showing ‘Western Desert artists such as Clifford Possum and Charlie Tarawa at camp sites with their paintings at Papunya and Kintore. The painting is an acknowledgement of them and their place in art. It puts forward a model of what art can be; a community based model where art is created about a community, by the people who live there. It is presenting ideas and imagery that come from real events and artists who became important in Australian art yet lived in remote communities. Because of my background in conceptual art I am influenced by what these artists have done, and have tried to take on board some of their ideas. I believe they show a way of reaching out beyond your own environment.’

BROOK ANDREW, BILL HENSON, ANASTASIA KLOSE

18 December 2010 – 26 April 2011

21st Century: Art in the First Decade

 

Queensland Art Gallery

Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

 

Over summer 2010-11 the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery presents 21st Century: Art in the First Decade, an ambitious and ground-breaking exhibition that will occupy the entire Gallery of Modern Art and focus exclusively on works created between 2000 and 2010. Showcasing more than 200 works, and featuring over 140 artists and artist collaborative groups – senior, mid-career and emerging – from more than 40 countries, included a new work commissioned by GOMA by Brook Andrew,  Bill Henson and Anastasia Klose’s Film for My Nanna .