TEDxSydney is the leading platform for the propagation of Australian ideas, creativity and innovation to the rest of the world.
Over 5,000 people gathered at the ICC Sydney TEDxSydney 2018 for s a unique day of talks, performances, films, connection, conversation and debate.
The theme for TEDxSydney 2019 is Legacy. What have we been left with? What are we doing with what we’ve been left with? What will we leave behind?
Legacy is anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor. It can be personal, organisational, cultural or generational. Although in the context of humankind, we may feel acutely aware of our individual insignificance within the overarching and cosmic scheme of things; we continue as a species and as individual members of that species we continue to be healthily preoccupied with the impact that we can have on other people both living and yet to be living.
La Trobe Art Institute presents the visual arts program for Castlemaine State Festival. The program celebrates the aesthetic and material quality of the artwork, while also seeing the festival as a space for the generation and sharing of cultural knowledge. This ambitious program brings together leading Australian and International contemporary artists who embrace the potential of creative practice as a mode of research.
Hayley Millar-Baker + James Tylor
Charles Green + Lyndell Brown
Eliza Jane Gilchrist
Robert Hague + Damien Shen
Sisters Akousmatica [Pip Stafford + Julia Drouhin]
Abdul-Rahman Abdullah + Anna Louise Richardson
La Trobe Art School
Susan Elliot + Helen Martin
Curated by Alanna Irwin, this exhibition focuses on the theme of failure – looking at how artists often reach towards something that can never be grasped – and features work by Marion Borgelt, Lottie Consalvo, Emma Fielden, Liam Garstang, Francisco de Goya, Locust Jones, Kirtika Kain, Desmond Lazaro, Dani Marti, Wendy Miller, Sara Morawetz, Kevin Osmond, Andrew Rogers, Kei Takemura, Claudia Terstappen, Stefan Thiel and Natasha Walsh.
Moving pictures come at us all day, every day and everywhere. Television is no longer necessarily the dominant mode of entertainment in everyday life. If anything, it evokes nostalgia for a bygone era when the domestic TV set played an active part in shaping our way of thinking and being in the world. Drawing together a diverse group of early career artists whose work is immersed in the image soup of contemporary life, The TV Showreflects on the shifting role television plays in a digital age. Curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham.
Works by Liam Colgan, Sarah Contos, Amala Groom, Sara Morawetz, Liam O'Brien, Philjames, JD Reforma, Giselle Stanborough.
Originally, a personal best was a sporting term, describing the greatest achievement one had ever had. Now it could be argued that achieving one’s personal best is an underlying motivation for every action we take. This exhibition asks the question—what is it about the human condition that makes us push ourselves to be faster, higher and stronger and how does ‘wellness’ fit into this dialogue? While the pressure to be successful in the era of Capitalism isn’t new, the exhibition looks at how we view achievement today, when now more than ever the the cult of the winner is revered.
Personal Best has been curated by the Verge team and features artists 110%, Amber Boardman, JD Reforma, Kate Mitchell, Min Wong, Sara Morawetz & Will French who will present works illustrating different perspectives on success, failure and the absurdity of seeking impossible perfection.
AN INTERSECTION. AN OVERLAP., brings together artists Annelies Jahn and Sara Morawetz to explore the relationship between their experimental, process-based practices. In a series of independent and collaborative investigations, this exhibition documents the collective processes of these two artists; cataloguing through spatial artefacts, performative remnants and site-specific installations. Reinforced by a shared aesthetic (reminiscent of 60s/70s minimalism) Jahn and Morawetz construct a set of object-to-object, object-to-wall and wall-to-space interventions that are both playful and conceptual in nature, examining how concepts of measurement, space and time interplay in the gallery context. This exhibition is a conversation between the two artists, with their work intersecting and overlapping within the space.
S.T.E.P…. seeks to be an overlapping convergence and entanglement of walking, walk-based works and programming, mobilizing throughout New York. S.T.E.P… embraces the many ways and bodies we walk while asking how walking as a creative act can challenge notions and open conversations around visibility, gender, labor, exploration, counter-mapping, colonialism, feminism, motherhood, contesting borders, community building, calling out gentrification, street harassment, (dis)ability, carbon debt, who sets the pace and measurement of the world, the power of dreams, and our entanglements between all of these and one another. S.T.E.P…. is open to all people of all abilities.
Curated by Christina Freeman, Emireth Herrera and moira williams.
Featuring: Francheska Alcantara, Artcodex (Mike Estabrook + Vandana Jain), Becky Brown + Annette Cords, Compassionate Action Enterprises (Joan Giroux + Lisa Marie Kaftori), Magali Duzant, Brendan Fernandes, Gudrun Filipska + Carly Butler, Alexander Freeman, FRONTVIEW, Angeline Gragasin, David Helbich, Lisa Hirmer, Maya Kaminishi Jeffereis, Walis Johnson, Kubra Khademi, illesha Khandelwal, Dominika Ksel, Coralina Rodriguez Meyer, Lisa Myers, Kristyna and Marek Milde, Sara Morawetz, Morag Rose + The Loiterers Resistance Movement, Julie Poitras Santos, Camille Turner, Geert Vermeire + Stefaan van Biesen + Simona Vermeire, Jevijoe Vitug plus Walking Discourse (Astrid Kaemmerling + Minoosh Zomorodinia)
In the Spring and Summer of 2018 I will attempt to honour le mètre-étalon by staging a performative walk along la Méridienne de France. The walk, entitled étalon (from the French term meaning both standard of measurement and stallion) will traverse the distance between Dunkerque and Barcelona, seeking to recapture the tactility associated with the metre’s original definition. This act of homage, endurance and absurdity is a study of both the length and the lengths taken by science in order to establish a standard and how these standards can be examined and eschewed in the pursuit of art.
For full project details please visit: www.etalon-walk.com
Awarded by the Art Gallery of NSW, the Moya Dyring memorial studio residency is a two-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris – a non-profit international art centre which provides studio accommodation for artists and scholars from around the world.
My time at the Cité will be dedicated to my ongoing investigation of the metric system and preparation for my larger durational performance to be stage in the spring / summer of 2018.
SUE is a creative festival of performance based interventions. SUE explores how innovative art events within outer suburban locations, spaces not normally associated with contemporary arts practice, can produce fleeting moments of difference, interest and intrigue to daily routines.
SUE explores the curatorial themes of the unexpected, wonder and play to open-up a fluid and playful space for artistic strategies that can surprise, startle and astonish the public through uncommon and extraordinary activities. SUE gathers a group of artists whose practices employ performative, installation & time based outcomes, strategies not normally represented within the City of Onkaparinga public art framework, to create a suite of unexpected interventions across 20 selected sites.
Whist the City of Onkaparinga has recently seen a dramatic increase in the creation of permanent public art works, SUE recognises how the temporality of unexpected performance based interventions can add another creative dimension to public art strategies that explore and celebrate the diversity of culture, community, geography, history and land in the area.
SUE will take place across the 5 wards of the City of Onkaparinga and include the creation of 10 new works by established local and national Australian artists. The diversity of sites will offer the artists and curator alike a fertile space for experimentation and innovation within form, practice and content.
CURATOR: Paul Gazzola
PARTICIPATING SUE ARTISTS: Carlie Angel, Valerie Berry, David Cross, Alison Currie, Nadia Cusimano, James Dodd, Ruby Dolman, Heidi Kenyon, Sara Morawetz, Tobiah Booth-Remmers, Cinzia Schincariol, Henry Jock Walker, Josephine Were,Meg Wilson and Young and the Wrestlers.
Situated on 80 acres of undeveloped land in an isolated valley in the Northeastern corner of Nevada, The Montello Foundation Artist Residency is a solitary retreat where artists experience the vastness of a desert landscape. This two-week residency will focus on walking as a form of performative practice, in preparation for major walking work in 2018.
A platform for innovation and originality, the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition invites audiences to engage with captivating projects from some of today’s leading artists, both established and emerging. From individual narratives to global concerns, the artworks comment on contemporary culture and explore themes such as globalisation, perceptions of space and alienation in the digital age.
The 2017 presentation features the work of 17 shortlisted artists who hail from diverse locations such as Australia, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Canada, the USA and the UK. Utilising a range of media, they work within the categories of Photographic & Digital Art; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture. and Video, Installation & Performance.
Featuring participatory, site-specific installations, the exhibition creates immersive experiences and encourages audience engagement. There is also a purpose-built cinema to showcase the artist’s film. In addition to the shortlisted works, images of 80 longlisted pieces will be shown on monitors within the gallery – offering a unique chance for visitors to explore the breadth and diversity of work being produced across the world today.
The 2017 Aesthetica Art Prize Shortlist
In her realisation of Umberto Eco’s essay ‘On the Impossibility of Drawing a Map of the Empire on a Scale of 1 to 1’, Sara Morawetz explores the boundaries that exist between the real and its representation, examining the inherent complexities and logistical absurdities of working at a life-size scale.
Corporeal : the presence and absence presents a selection of tangible works with intangible qualities. Showcasing mediums spanning from installation and documentation to video, photographic, and sound, this exhibition aims to unfold the seen and unseen areas of matter.
These elements are presented in the asymmetrical Verge Gallery, urging the viewer to discover the nooks of the gallery space. In this way, the curators encourage the audience to alter their position in the gallery environment prompting them to explore the space and ideas around the nature of materiality.
Artists: Andriana Carney, Angela Garrick, Elwira Titan, Hayley Hill Rose, Jack Godfrey-Baxter, Kenneth Mitchell, Lauren Lennon, Mariia Zhuchenko, Nina Dodd, Sam Spragg, Sara Morawetz, Stephen Burstow, Thomas Cole and Benedict Anderson.
Curated by : Helen Waller and Chloé Hazelwood with the Verge Gallery Committee.
No Time Like the Present seeks to examine the philosophical limits of time as a standard measure, asking us to contemplate what we measure when we measure time. Through a series of performance-based works, Sara Morawetz seeks to dispute the assumed universality of time, examining the mutability of time in the context of space, place and purpose.
Viewing is by appointment, please contact email@example.com for further information.
The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award is now in its 54th year and has over $30,000 in prize money. The Fishers Ghost Art Award coincides with Campbelltown Annual Festival of Fishers Ghost, held over 10 days the Festival dates back to 1956 and celebrates Australia’s most famous ghost – Frederick Fisher.
Established in 1987 the churchie national emerging art prize is a highly regarded prize dedicated to supporting, encouraging and profiling the work of artists in the early stages of their arts careers. Artists from all Australian states and territories are selected as finalists for the exhibition at one of the country’s prestigious university art museums, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane. An overall winner, selected by a high profile industry leader, is awarded a $15,000 cash prize donated by long-time sponsors Brand+Slater Architects. The annual non-acquisitive prize is an initiative of Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie), Brisbane.
FINALISTS: Aaron Butt (QLD), Alinta Krauth (QLD), Anna Louise Richardson (WA) , Anna Madeleine (ACT), Anthony Bartok (NSW), Brooke Ferguson (QLD), Catherine or Kate (QLD), Charlie Donaldson (QLD), Cyrus Tang (VIC), David Greenhalgh (NSW), Dean Cross (NSW), Elizabeth Willing (QLD), Harriet Body (NSW), Jack Mitchell (QLD), Katherine Clayton (QLD), Kenny Pittock (VIC), Leo Coyte (NSW), Lisa Sammut (NSW), Meagan Streader (VIC), Robert Fielding (SA), Sara Morawetz (NSW), Tom Freeman (WA), Tracey Lamb (VIC)
The Fraud Complex, curated by collaborative duo Johnson+Thwaites (Peter H. Johnson and Denise Thwaites), is an interdisciplinary project comprising a group exhibition, publication, digital archive and associated live events.
Including performance, experimental writing, painting, photography, video, sculpture and installation, The Fraud Complex invites audiences into a system of suspended categories. Objects of uncertain provenance co-mingle with artworks to incite feelings of doubt, raising questions such as: What constitutes a fraud? And are we all just ‘faking it’ in different ways?
The project explores contemporary art’s complicated relationship with fakes, facsimiles and impersonations, while highlighting the relevance of these concepts beyond the white cube, as notions of authenticity penetrate everyday debate around gender, ethnicity, culture and morality.
The Fraud Complex website acts not only a reference for the exhibition, publication and events, but as a dynamic digital archive for further interrogations, presentations and questions into the concepts of authenticity and fraudulence.
This project is presented as part of the Next Wave Festival, and was made possible by their Emerging Curators Program in association with West Space, Melbourne.
Featuring: Abdul Abdullah (NSW), Abdul-Rahman Abdullah (WA), Hany Armanious (NSW), Tully Arnot (NSW), Bindi Cole (VIC), Megan Cope (Quandamooka/VIC), Beth Dillon (NSW), Sara Morawetz (NSW/USA), Técha Noble (NSW/GER), Yoshua Okón (MEX) and Tyza Stewart (QLD).
Time is a Fluid Construct explores the nature of indeterminacy through performative, experimental actions. Time is framed as a fixed, immutable substance-something that cannot, will not change. Yet in truth, time is far more mercurial and indeterminate-surreptitiously flexing to reflect the specific nature of our passage through space. Through performative investigations I examine the philosophical limits of time as a standard measure and explore the social ramifications that stem from an engagement with the fluidity of time itself.
10 Junction St, Marrickville NSW 2204
Opening: Friday 5 February 6pm - 8pm
Curated by Yvette Hamilton and Danica Knezevic.
Her Moving Presence is an exhibition of moving image work by twelve female artists. The exhibition navigates implied, and actual, presence through the mediums of video, projection, interactivity and screen based performance.
Ella Condon, Fiona Davies, Kath Fries, Sylvia Griffin, Yvette Hamilton, Melissa Howe, Danica Knezevic, Vivienne Linsley, Sarah Breen Lovett, Sara Morawetz, Katy Plummer, and Tamara Voninski.
ERNESTO CAIVANO & SARA MORAWETZ
PRESENTED BY Archer Roose, CHASM & Rabbit Hole Projects
CURATED BY JESSICA HOLBURN
Opening night Tuesday November 17, 6pm to 10pm
This group show places internationally acclaimed artists in a poetic dialogue with one another. From the process-driven to the narrative-based, each artist is unified by their abstract pursuits of space and time, storytelling, mythology and nature.
Under Investigation presents four experimental undertakings within my practice: A Record of Snowfall, A Study of a Metre, Gravity Testing and Part of a Larger Thing.
These works act as four distinct lines of inquiry within a broader study of methodological process – a constant testing the mechanisms of scientific action within the sphere of artistic investigation.
'How the Stars Stand' is a 37 day performative action in which I will abandon our conventional measure of 'Earth-time' to instead live by time as experienced on Mars. Due to differences in the rates of planetary rotation, a Martian day is 24h 39m 35.24s, approximately 2.7% longer than a standard day on Earth.
I will live according to Mars time for a full (although approximated) cycle – that would see my ‘day’ gradually separate from Earth-bound standards, invert, and then slowly return to synchronicity. This work serves as a contemplation on the arbitrary nature of time itself, seeking to examine the conceptual shifts that occur when conventions are divorced from physical experience. This performative action is taking place at Open Source Gallery in Brooklyn, NY through July/August and is being conducted in consultation with Dr. Michael Allison of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
For more information please visit howthestarsstand.com
On June 30, 2015 at 23:59:60 UTC, the 26th leap second will be added to our universal system of time. This correction will make the last minute of June sixty-one seconds long – bringing the revolution of our clocks back into synchronicity with the rotation of our planet.
To commemorate this occasion I shall be staging a one-second performative action in Times Square, New York City, occurring at precisely 19:59:60 EDT to correlate with the worldwide inclusion of the leap second in the UTC time system.
[It is advised anyone wishing to view the event live arrive at least 3 minutes prior, as the action will not be repeated. Exact location TBC.]
INSTRUCTION EXPERIMENT: ACTION // REACTION is a participatory performance that invites both a physical and virtual audience to send me instructions // actions // things to do that I will enact // interpret // subvert within the space of the gallery. Equipped with a selection of standard art supplies and office materials, the artist is tasked with performing as many of the submitted instructions as possible, with the evidence of each action being visually recorded in the space as well as documented via social media. This study of method and observation treats each action as an experimental test, aiming to expose patterns, processes and an embedded methodology in the artists own practice. Instructions can be submitted to me here, via Twitter (@sarablue), Instagram (@sara_blue) or in person during RAPID PULSE.
Wednesday June 3rd 1pm - 9pm, Thursday June 4th 1pm - 7:00pm