AESTHETICA ART PRIZE
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

AESTHETICA ART PRIZE

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

Adam Basanta
Adam Niklewicz
Alinka Echeverría
breadedEscalope
Dylan Martinez
Emmanuelle Moureaux
Jasmina Cibic
Judith Jones
Julio Bittencourt
Lesley Hilling
Maryam Tafakory
Sara Morawetz
Stanza
Stephen Johnston
Toby Dye
Webb-Ellis

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1:1
Mar
2
to Mar 18

1:1

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. 

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CORPOREAL : THE PRESENCE AND ABSENCE
Feb
2
to Feb 25

CORPOREAL : THE PRESENCE AND ABSENCE

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.

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NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT.
Jan
17
to Mar 14

NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT.

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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 nycg.events@dfat.gov.au for further information.

 

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FISHER'S GHOST ART PRIZE
Oct
29
to Dec 15

FISHER'S GHOST ART PRIZE

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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.

http://c-a-c.com.au/fishers-ghost-art-award-2016/

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THE CHURCHIE EMERGING ART PRIZE
Aug
19
to Nov 13

THE CHURCHIE EMERGING ART PRIZE

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)

 

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THE FRAUD COMPLEX
May
5
to Jun 4

THE FRAUD COMPLEX

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).

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TIME IS A FLUID CONSTRUCT
May
5
to May 28

TIME IS A FLUID CONSTRUCT

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.

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HER MOVING PRESENCE
Feb
5
to Feb 20

HER MOVING PRESENCE

Airspace Projects
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.
 

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CONDUITS
Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

CONDUITS

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. 

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UNDER INVESTIGATION
Oct
7
to Oct 24

UNDER INVESTIGATION

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.

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HOW THE STARS STAND
Jul
15
to Aug 22

HOW THE STARS STAND

'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

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61 / 60 : A PERFORMATIVE ACTION
Jun
30
8:00 PM20:00

61 / 60 : A PERFORMATIVE ACTION

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.]

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RAPID PULSE
Jun
3
to Jun 4

RAPID PULSE

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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.

Performance runs: 
Wednesday June 3rd 1pm - 9pm, Thursday June 4th 1pm - 7:00pm

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