What’s On & Opportunities

Neville Cichon, A Line Has Been Drawn, 2016, 28 x 24 cm. Photograph Neville Cichon.

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Opportunities

Guildhouse is all about connecting creatives with opportunities.

We share a variety of opportunities on offer through our partner organisations and the wider industry. In this section you can explore a variety of art prizes, commissions, proposals, call outs, residencies, mentorships, career development, grants and funding opportunities.

Exhibitions

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2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres

extended 2 August, 2020

In 2020, the Adelaide Biennial celebrates a 30-year milestone as the nation’s longest-running curated survey of contemporary Australian art. Since 1990, the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art has created career-defining opportunities for more than 350 artists and presented to close to one million visitors .

Titled Monster Theatres, the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art invites artists to make visible the monsters of our time. Curator Leigh Robb says ‘Monsters ask us to interrogate our relationships with each other, the environment and technology. They force us to question our empathy towards difference across race, gender, sexuality and spirituality’.

The term ‘monster’ comes from Latin monere, to warn, and monstrare, to show or make visible. The exhibition title hints at a double narrative which also resonates through the multiple meanings of ‘theatre’. An operating theatre is a room in which to examine, dissect as well as heal; it is also a theatre of war, a site of conflict where clashes between nations and ideologies play out all too frequently, but a theatre is also an arena – an active social space.

Curator Leigh Robb says ‘Monster Theatres proposes an arena of speculation, a circus of the unorthodox and the absurd, a shadow play between truth and fiction. The title is inspired by a group of provocative Australian artists. Their urgent works of art are warnings made manifest. These theatres are theirs.’

 

Art Gallery of South Australia and Adelaide Botanic Garden

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FELTrewind

30 July – 21 August, 2020

Featuring previous FELTdark Artists and Works

Elise Bonato, Sundari Carmody, Kristen Coleman, Kate Power and Catherine Passonage

 

FELTspace

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Vi Naturae

1 July – 1 August, 2020

Urban Cow Studio is excited to present Vi Naturae (Latin for Force of Nature) featuring glass artists Rita Kellaway and Jessica Murtagh.

Featuring emerging glass artists Rita Kellaway and Jessica Murtagh, Vi Naturae explores the forces of nature, from the geological, to the climatic and botanical through kiln formed, cast and hot blown glass. Using both functional and sculptural forms, Jessica and Rita create evocative imagery within glass.

Rita Kellaway and Jessica Murtagh

 

Urban Cow Studio

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2020 South Australian Artist Survey

September

The 2020 South Australian Artist Survey celebrates the breadth of art practice and critical perspectives emerging from South Australia’s artistic communities. Presented as part of SALA – South Australian Living Artists Festival, this major exhibition outcome for ACE Open will support a select number of artists, collectives and artist support organisations based in South Australia to present ambitious new work commissions. The Survey has been developed through state-wide research and studio visits led by ACE Open’s Artistic Director, Patrice Sharkey, and Curator-in-Residence, Rayleen Forester.

Aida Azin
Kate Bohunnis
Sundari Carmody
Carly Dodd
fine print
Yusuf Hayat
Matt Huppatz
Tutti Arts
Sandra Saunders
Emmaline Zanelli

 

ACE Open

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Adelaide Central School of Art: Drastic Fabric Virtual Tour

Andrew Purvis has put together a virtual tour of Drastic Fabric and it’s available online now!

Join Andrew and take an in-depth look at the different works in the show while learning more about the artists and their practices.

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Become and expert of Spanish, Italian and Flemish art at Madrid’s Museo del Prado

Each day this splendid museum uploads videos from its galleries to Facebook and Instagram. You won’t understand what the curators are saying if you don’t speak Spanish, but you’ll still enjoy seeing masterpieces from the Spanish, Italian and Flemish schools of art (the museum houses more than 8000 pieces), including plenty of Goya.

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Take a five-hour tour of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg

It would take days to explore everything at the enormous Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, Russia. But this newly released one-take virtual tour of the cavernous institution will take you through 588 works, 45 galleries and several live performances in just five hours. Journey through the museum’s huge collection of Rembrandts, get up close to Caravaggio’s famous 16th-century painting The Lute Player, and watch a contemporary ballet performance in the theatre.

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Take an online tour of some of the Louvre’s most important and popular exhibits

The Louvre is not only one of the world’s largest art museums, but it’s also one of Paris’s most iconic historic monuments. The museum offers free online tours of some of its most important and popular exhibits, such as its Egyptian Antiquities and works from Michelangelo. You can take a 360-degree look at the museum, and click around the rare artifacts to get additional information on their histories.

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Claudia Andujar at Foundation Cartier

To coincide with Claudia Andujar’s postponed retrospective in Paris, Foundation Cartier has built an online platform to guide viewers through the monumental exhibition, accompanied by excerpts from video interviews, and a podcast by French media platform Les Inrockuptibles. Andujar has engaged with the Yanomami, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous groups, for decades; her poetic and personal response, detailed in the online resource and podcast, is compelling and unmissable.

Online resource and podcast here

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How to See with MoMA

A compelling series of videos from MoMA curators and visiting artists as they explore the galleries to explain how they see the art of our time. See the full Youtube playlist here.

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Hoda Afshar + Santiago Sierra, Darren Siwes and James Tylor

1-24 July, 2020

The video Remain was made in collaboration with several refugees who remain on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, following the closure of the Manus Regional Processing Centre, an Australian immigration offshore detention facility, on the 31 October 2017. In their own words, the men tell their stories of their journey to Manus Island, speaking of their experiences in detention and recount the circumstances of the deaths of their fellow detainees through violence, illness or accident.

To compliment Hoda’s video work we have two of Santiago Sierra’s ‘Veterans of War’ works, a strong statement on the futility of conflict; Darren Siwes twin portraits ‘Album Pellis Cor Meum’ and ‘Brunellis Pellis Cor Meum’ depicting a young woman in 50s clothing as a reflection on his mother’s experience as part of the stolen generation; finally James Tylor’s images of contested sites of Aboriginal massacres.

 

GAGPROJECTS

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In the hold,
Decolonising Cook in contemporary Australian art.

2 June – 30 September, 2020

A Flinders University Museum of Art exhibition co-curated by Dr Ali Gumillya Baker and Fiona Salmon

 

Flinders University Museum of Art

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Time Traveler for Hole,
Sasha Grbich and Kelly Reynolds

27 June – 1 August, 2020

“We used our residency to draw on any knowledge or method we could find to make sense of our COVID-19 experiences. We really wanted to leave the house. Developing alternative ways of travel, we investigated astral travel, psychic connection and time travel. Our title, Time traveler for hole, is a reference to the search for a wormhole that would take us out of this time and our homes.”

The exhibition will open on Saturday 27 June 2pm – 4pm. The artists will be onsite throughout the afternoon and visitors to the house are welcome to join us in a casual open house afternoon.

Sauerbier House

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On Elegance While Sleeping

9 June – 24 July, 2020

This group exhibition draws together artists Sundari Carmody, Honor Freeman, Sasha Grbich, and Kynan Tan, who all use sleep as a material process in their work. The exhibition examines the links between biological and cosmological rhythms, the depths of unconscious knowledge and the twenty-first century tendency to quantify and commodify sleep. Featuring sculpture, video, scent, and light, this is an exhibition not to be missed!

 

Adelaide Central Gallery

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On Being an Artist: 11 Actions

30 July – 21 August, 2020

On Being an Artist is an exhibition comprising of 11 Actions inspired by Michael Craig Martin’s collection of memoiresque essays of the same title. After gleaming insights, advice and interesting quotes from Martin’s text, these quotes were misread and applied as instructions on being an artist in the style of Hans Ulrich Obrist’s ‘Do It’ Exhibitions conceived in the 1990s.

ess Taylor, Nat Penney & Eleanor Amor, Jonathan Kim, Tom Borgas, Rebecca McEwan, Amber Cronin, Christina Peek, Sasha Grbich & Kelly Reynolds, Yusuf Hayat, Jasmine Crisp, Patrick Cassar | Curated by eDuard Helmbold and Gabi Lane

 

praxis ARTSPACE

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Submerge

18 June – 16 July, 2020

“ Under the waves, water is invisible while air has form; a string of pearls, a mercurial splash, a cloud. In slow motion an ordinary moment becomes sublime, time is stretched, and our attention is heightened…” – Bridgette Minuzzo

We are all connected by, and with, bodies of water. Submerge considers the visual power of water and its capacity for subjective experience and perception. Through painting, moving image, photography and installation these artists delve deep into what lies beneath the surface, both literally and metaphorically. This group of artists explore the elegant complexity and beauty of our relationship with water and the subconscious.

Edwina Cooper, Catherine Fitz-Gerald, Mark Niehus, Bridgette Minuzzo.

 

praxis ARTSPACE

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ACE Open: recess presents

Each week of recess presents, a new video work and text will appear online. Individual video works can be viewed during the dates listed on the schedule page

 

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Samstag Museum of Art re-opens Tuesday 18 August

During this calamitous time, Samstag’s thoughts are with the immediate and extended community: artists, partners, supporters, friends, industry colleagues and visitors. Let’s try and be there for each other as best we can.

While the museum is closed, their digital offerings include the 2020 Adelaide//International Online and audio guides, the 2020 Adelaide//International Publication, ON ART Podcast and ON ARCHITECTURE Film Review Series.

 

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Enter Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room

From her celestial Infinity Mirror Room to her expansive dot paintings, revolutionary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama creates art you remember. While it isn’t exactly the same as walking into one of her all-consuming installations, this 14-minute video created by The Broad Museum in LA (with a score by composer Geneva Skeen) is pretty stunning. It’s best watched in the dark.

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Take a Virtual Tour of Collecting Comme with National Gallery of Victoria

Explore the innovative designs and ongoing influence of contemporary fashion label Comme des Garçons without leaving your couch! Showcasing more than 65 outfits by the visionary designer, drawn from more than 40 collections this is a stunning tour so sit back and enjoy!

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Give Moma’s Virtual View series a whirl

New York’s Moma has some of the world’s most recognisable artworks – Van Gogh’s The Starry Night and Monet’s Water Lilies among them. While it’s closed it’s running a Virtual Views series, taking digital visitors through an exhibition or artwork via videos, Q&As with curators, playlists and articles. The first Virtual Views session on April 9 will revolve around the theme of home movies, inspired by the exhibition Private Lives, Public Spaces. Curators will guide audiences through the history and emotions behind amateur films, stream videos from the exhibition, and encourage viewers to make their own films at home. The museum has also compiled a playlist of songs about works of art, including Don McLean’s Vincent and Simon & Garfunkel’s So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright.

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NIRIN

Reopening from 16 June – September, 2020

The urgent states of our contemporary lives are laden with unresolved past anxieties and hidden layers of the supernatural. NIRIN is about to expose this, demonstrating that artists and creatives have the power to resolve, heal, dismember and imagine futures of transformation for re-setting the world. Sovereignty is at the centre of these actions, and shines a light on environments in shadow. I hope that NIRIN gathers life forces of integrity to push through often impenetrable confusion.

Optimism from chaos drives artists in NIRIN to resolve the often hidden or ignored urgency surrounding contemporary life.

 

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NIRIN NAARM

14 July – 2 August, 2020

In a unique new collaboration, ACCA is honoured to present NIRIN NAARM, a three-week satellite exhibition presenting selected key works from the 22ndBiennale of Sydney, titled NIRIN, under the artistic direction of acclaimed Indigenous Australian artist Brook Andrew.

 

ACCA

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ACCA Open: Digital Commissions

19 August – 1 November, 2020

ACCA are excited to announce the six projects selected for ACCA Open, a new commissions series for contemporary art projects in the digital realm.

Artists Archie Barry, Zanny Begg, Léuli Eshrāghi and Sean Peoples, and collaborators Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey, and Amrita Hepi and Sam Lieblich will each receive $8,000 to create a new work to be presented by ACCA on digital platforms. Two works will be released at each stage over the following three dates: 19 August, 16 September and 14 October August 2020.

Devised as a way for ACCA to continue to work with and support contemporary artists during the COVID-19-related gallery closures and disruptions, ACCA Open was an invitation for Australian artists and collaborations from all backgrounds, career levels and practices to submit ideas for projects that could be presented through digital platforms.

 

ACCA

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Sarah Tickle – Wildfang

17 June – 11 July, 2020

 

Collective Haunt

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Kate Dowling – The Commuters

17 June – 11 July, 2020

 

Collective Haunt

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Fiona McMonagle – Titled

25 June – 25 July, 2020

In ‘Titled’, McMonagle provokes the limitations and potential oppression of female empowerment by examining the compelling legacies and narratives of such popular icons across both the 20th and 21st centuries. Through these portrayals of pop icons who are: fragile and powerful; feminine and strong and independent, ‘Titled’ questions the role(s) of the empowered female. What sacrifices have these women made for their celebrity and what accolades have they been afforded? Finally, ‘Titled’ is a celebration of women – their struggles, complexities and their strengths.

 

Hugo Michell Gallery

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Jahnne Pasco-White – Becoming-with (Reconfigured)

25 June – 25 July, 2020

becoming-with (reconfigured) draws upon works made whilst a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne, and later shown at Gertrude Glasshouse in November 2019.

For the artist, to think and act ecologically implies an interconnectedness, in one form or another. Donna Haraway maps the implications of such interconnectedness as ‘becoming-with’, such that human-nature separation is refashioned as a myriad of bodily connections. Timothy Morton prefers ‘the mesh’. More concretely, the late Deborah Bird Rose emphasised instead ’embodied knots of multispecies time’, which usefully gets us closer to ecological processes of decay and renewal.

Within the confines of a painting and drawing practice, the question of ‘becoming-with’ becomes not simply one of (re)presentation but of active exclusion and inclusion. Incorporating organic materials within the paintings, the traditional medium of acrylic paint is employed alongside pigments drawn from matter such as avocado skins, spices and grasses. The exhibition becoming with is conceived as an interconnected system, with each surface playing out over different material and temporal scales. How each painting transforms is not predetermined, however, but conditional, and thereby agential.

 

Hugo Michell Gallery

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MOD: Life Interrupted

In a time where a week feels like a month and news changes daily, it’s hard to know where you’re at. Things are a strange mix of normal and different and nothing really makes much sense. We feel that, and we want to help.

LIFE INTERRUPTED is an online exhibition that will grow with time, with iterations from our previous exhibitions, as well as new ideas and creations. It’s made up of things to help you feel prepared, like Bad News Game which helps to immunise you against fake news. It has things to feel connected, like a community-built, lush virtual garden in Minecraft. And there are things to distract you, like soundscapes meditating on place by Adelaide-based musicians and artists.

Over the coming weeks or months, keep checking in. There will be exhibits to contribute to, new things to see, and programming to engage with. We’re right here by your side to hang out and be connected in this new normal.

LIFE INTERRUPTED is available right here online for as long as we need it.

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Visit Frida Kahlo’s La Casa Azul and more with Google’s Arts & Culture hub

Frida Kahlo’s La Casa Azul, or Blue house, is a fascinating and essential stop in Mexico City. The artist’s house – now a museum – is in one of the oldest and most beautiful neighbourhoods in the busy city, and offers a glimpse into the eventful, inspiring and often difficult life of one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. It’s where she was born and died, where her husband, the artist Diego Rivera, also lived, and where her friends and lovers (including Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky) spent some time. You can “wander” the colourful house and pretty grounds, and check out Kahlo’s personal objects.

La Casa Azul is just one of the hundreds of art institutions that have worked with the Google Cultural Institute to create a comprehensive database of some of the world’s greatest art collections and galleries. Google Arts & Culture isn’t new – it launched in 2011 – but over the years it’s given cultural organisations access to technology (such as street-view tools) to capture art and offer fun 360-degree exploration options. You might not be able to visit Paris’s Musée d’Orsay or New York’s Museum of Modern Art (Moma), in person, but you can on your computer.

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SALA 2020

SALA Festival pivots to a new format for 2020 and invites South Australians to share their creativity and register online!

As galleries, restaurants and community spaces close we look for new ways to stay open to creativity and connection. SALA is committed to the vision of creating and sustaining an environment in which South Australian visual artists are supported, valued and celebrated.

Therefore, in 2020 we are encouraging artists of all skill levels to exhibit in new and unique ways to reflect the current climate of restricted movement for all South Australians. SALA will run from August 1 – 31 with the SALA program in digital form only via the SALA website and app.

Registrations open now

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The Designer Maker Revolution
Podcast series by Adrian Potter

In the podcast series The Designer Maker Revolution Adrian Potter talks with designers and makers about their lives and especially about how and why they do the things they do. Cross material and cross discipline this series investigates what makes creative people tick.

 

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ON ART podcasts
by Samstag Museum

Samstag will be focusing their efforts on digital channels for the time being and will continue to share their exhibitions with you through their Publications & Podcasts.

Expereince their ON ART podcast series of talks and discussions that follow the lead of contemporary art.

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Start at Home Activities
from AGSA

Available through the Art Gallery of South Australia’s website are extensive activities for children and families to create art at home to engage and inspire families and broader audiences in these unprecedented times.

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Magnum: Quarantine Conversations

A new video series, Quarantine Conversations, will see two randomly selected Magnum photographers engaging in unedited dialogue about work, current affairs and everything in-between. For the first episode, Rafal Milach and Newsha Tavakolian discuss guilt, dreams, and seeing yourself in the other, as well as Tavakolian’s new project. Magnum will be uploading new work by their photographers on their Instagram feed; a talk with Martin Parr will also be live-streamed on 03 April 2020 at 16:00 GMT.

Video series here

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Learn online with AFTRS

AFTRS offers a range of online courses developed and delivered by top industry practitioners.

They combine the latest in industry-relevant contemporary practice and theory into all our coursework. You will walk away with skills and knowledge that can be immediately applied, and return to update and renew as needed.

The AFTRS course catalogue supports all levels of development, from introductory skills for beginners right through to advanced development for industry practitioners wanting to sharpen their skills or take on new ones.

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Writer’s Week at Home Kit
From the Adelaide Festival

Writers’ Week Session Podcasts
Immerse yourself in the amazing range of literary minds once more by listening to one (or all!) of our AWW podcasts now online.

Read one of our Top 10 Writers’ Week Books
Available from our favourite bookshop, Imprints (they are open for business and also deliver!) get lost in one or all of these wonderful books that were this year’s best sellers in the book tent:

 

  1. Cut out Girl: A story of War, Bart van Es
  2. The Science of Fate: The New Science of Who We Are – And How to Shape our Best Future, Hannah Critchlow
  3. Greenwood, Michael Christie
  4. Celestial Bodies, Jokha Alharthi
  5. Disappearing Earth, Julia Phillips
  6. Adults in the Room, Yanis Varoufakis
  7. And the Weak Suffer, Yanis Varoufakis
  8. The Weekend, Charlotte Wood
  9. Sand Talk, Tyson Yunkaporta
  10. Superpower: Australia’s Low-Carbon Opportunity, Ross Garnaut
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fine print,
Issue 23: GOVERNANCE

fine print’s twenty-third issue hinges off of a proposition by Melbourne’s Next Wave Festival; what would a government of artists look like? What would be possible if we centred ourselves within a politics of hospitality and multiplicity?

A discussion around governance and governmentality is ultimately one tied to the practice of power. Who has the power, and what is done with it? These questions reverberate around the world as expanding communities shine a light on racial inequality and injustice, whilst we live in the midst of a global pandemic.

Specially commissioned by Next Wave festival, Melbourne and Adelaide’s ACE Open, this edition of fine print invites voices from around the country to reflect and readdress the imbalances of governance within different ecologies.

You can join Bruno Booth (WA), Mia van den Bos (NLD/AUS), Nicole Clift (SA), Kalanjay Dhir (VIC), Joshua Francis (VIC), Thomas McCammon (VIC/SA), Belinda MacGill (SA), and Nur Shkembi (VIC) here.

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Grasslands – draw with me
by Louise Flaherty

Louise Flaherty would like to invite you to join her in a virtual studio on a journey as she attempts to make a drawing a day with her children at home responding to a new plant each day. They will be using a list of plants in the Spear-Grass & Wallaby-Grass Grassland that once existed in the Western suburbs of Adelaide, including 80 plants.

Share your work and lets all create an online exhibition by posting it on Instagram with the hashtag: #grasslandsdrawwithme
(if you are not on Instagram you can email them to Louise and she will post them)
Follow along at: @grasslands.drawwithme

This is a project that is open to everyone of any age (children will need an adult to help them to navigate the hunt to the photo of the plant)

Each day Louise will announce the name of a plant to draw

 

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Watch live-performances at the Tate in London

Congolese choreographer and dancer Faustin Linyekula had already travelled to London when his show at Tate Modern was cancelled due to coronavirus. He made the most of it though, and filmed his performance in the moody, empty mid-century industrial gallery with fellow performers who had also made it to London for the show. Each of the Tate’s four galleries (the Britain and Modern in London, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives) also displays works online, and there’s a series of videos, podcasts and online classes to keep you going between visits.

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Textile Art with Cheryl Bridgart | Colour In Your Life

Textile art and fine art freestyle machine embroidery with textile artist Cheryl Bridgart Join Cheryl in her studio as she demonstrates her incredible freestyle embroidery technique. Textile art techniques and tutorial for beginners or artists of all ages and skills.

In this fine art TV show episode Cheryl Bridgart is interviewed by Colour In Your Life. In this episode Cheryl Bridgart demonstrates machine embroidery and textile art creating a fantasy abstract portrait. Cheryl’s extraordinary talent and imagination for freehand embroidery is utterly mesmerising. Watch as she shares her tips for creating beautiful textile art on a freestyle sewing machine.

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ICP presents: Photography from Isolation to Communication

The International Centre of Photography (ICP) in New York is offering a program of lectures by international experts including Elinor Carucci, Ben Gest and David Campany. Topics covered include how to turn your personal life into an editorial assignment, photobook editing, and digital post-processing. Each speaker will be delivering a series of three lectures, priced at $35 and delivered via Zoom.

Virtual lectures here

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The Mill

The Mill are continuing to launch The Mill Artistic Programs and will be keeping an online presence for accessibility to their existing programs – so watch this space!

They are also continuing to provide opportunities for artists; launching their Breakout Residencies this month. They look forward to receiving applications from performing artists with the view to scheduling these residencies later in the year, as things begin to settle.

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Online recording of Megan Cope’s work ‘Untitled (Death Song)’

When Rio Tinto blew up the 46,000-year-old Juukan Gorge rock shelters in the Pilbara in May, the traditional owners of the land, the Puutu Kunti Kurrama people, told the ABC they were in mourning.

They were “deeply troubled and saddened” by the mining megacorp’s act of destroying this place of significance, severing a millennia-long tether to the land and their past.

 

Megan Cope’s work ‘Untitled (Death Song)’ captures this pain – but also extends beyond it.

“People say ‘Wow, it’s like you predicted Rio Tinto,’” Megan tells CityMag, “but colonialism is predictable. It’s predictable because it’s violent.”

The Quandamooka woman and artist responded to the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art Monster Theatres theme with ‘Untitled (Death Song)’, a piece that is an extension of a previous work, ‘Old Kahibah’, but with a new twist.

 

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Digital Experiences and Virtual Tours from AGSA

The Art Gallery of South Australia are channelling energy into their online space, creating digital experiences and virtual tours of the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres, AGSA exhibitions and their collection.

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STELARC: Reclining Stickman – LIVE Stream
from AGSA

Reclining StickMan is a 9m long robot, actuated by pneumatic rubber muscles.
Visitors at the AGSA can intuitively animate the robot from a control panel.
At indicated periods, people online elsewhere can choreograph its movements and sounds.
A background algorithm animates the robot intermittently if no-one intervenes, locally or remotely.

ROBOT ACCESS at https://recliningstickman.stelarc.org

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David Zwirner: Dialogues

With Covid-19 causing the temporary closure of its physical galleries, David Zwirner has expanded its digital presence. This includes its podcast series Dialogues, for which several makers or thinkers are invited to discuss how art shapes, elevates and shifts our experience. Lauded as one of the best visual art podcasts by the Financial Times, the series enters its third season with an exciting group of artists, writers, curators, and editors. New discussions will be airing every other Wednesday, with upcoming episodes including a conversation between photographer Tyler Mitchell and writer, curator, and cultural critic Antwaun Argent. Current, and past, exhibitions are also accessible via David Zwirner’s online viewing rooms, including Wolfgang Tillman’s Blushes #76.

Podcast Series here

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JamFactory

There are many ways to connect with JamFactory, virtually, from wherever you may be.

Head to their online shop and support the many independent artists and designers whose livelihoods are currently vulnerable, read the latest articles on Marmalade and connect with them on social media ( Instagram and Facebook) where they will be sharing a variety of inspiring and uplifting content.

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Medicinal Botanicals

We’d like to invite members to share their interest in potential future projects. The Medicinal Botanicals Project brings together artists with botanist and pharmacologists to celebrate the important connection between people, plants, science and culture. Throughout 2019 – 2020 diverse partners will come together to produce and exhibit artwork, present symposia and host discussions in a variety of settings.

A work by Justine Varga, a dimly lit image of a window with draping curtains

Listening Pleasures
From the Adelaide Festival

AF Concert Recordings
Thanks to our friends at ABC Classic, you can listen to some of the exceptional concerts from our 2020 Festival online:

UKARIA Chamber Landscapes
The Heath Quartet perform a beautiful program of Beethoven and Tippett.
Acclaimed violinist, Anthony Marwood was joined by cellist Timo-Veikko Valve, and pianist Stefan Cassomenos for an electrifying concert of Beethoven and Shostakovich in One Among Many.
Chamber Landscape’s curator and harpist, Marshall McGuire and his ensemble Ludovico’s band were joined by soloists soprano Bethany Hill and oboist Ben Opie for a program showcasing works by female composers for The Female Voice.

150 Psalms:
A Celebration of Life – performed by Netherlands Chamber Choir with The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir, The Tallis Scolars and The Song Company, conducted by Peter Dijkstra

Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall
The Berlin Phil have made their extraordinary digtial archive of live-recordings and movies free for everyone. Just redeem voucher code BERLINPHIL and receive free access – time to indulge!

Workshops & Training

Union St Printmakers:
Term 3 Short Courses

 

Relief Printing on Fabric: 1 day workshop with Simone Tippett – Sun 5 July 2020, 10am-4pm – price $180/160 – email to book your spot

UV Screenprinting with Handmade and Digital Transparencies: 1 day workshop with Simone Tippett – Tues 7 July 2020, 10am-4pm – price $180/60 – email to book your spot

UV Screenprinting with Handmade and Digital Transparencies: 1 day workshop with Simone Tippett – Tues 14 July 2020, 10am-4pm – price $180/60 – email to book your spot

Introduction to Copper Plate Etching – 1 day workshop with Simone Tippett – Tues 21 July 2020, 10am-4pm – price $180/60 – email to book your spot

Lino Printing Workshop – 1 day workshop with Simone Tippett – Sun 9 August 2020, 10am-4pm – price $180/60 – email to book your spot

Introduction to Printmaking – 1 day workshop with Simone Tippett – Sun 23 August 2020, 10am-4pm – price $180/60 – email to book your spot

UV Screenprinting with Rubyith Stencils – 1 day workshop with Simone Tippett – Tues 26 August 2020, 10am-4pm – price $180/60 – email to book your spot

Lino Printing Workshop – 1 day workshop with Simone Tippett – Sun 30 August 2020, 10am-4pm – price $180/60 – email to book your spot

Adelaide Central School of Art:
Term 3 Short Courses

 

Teen Painting: Join ACSA graduate Nicole Clift for the newest course in our teen program, Teen Painting: Still Life 🎨 Students will be introduced to a range of exciting painting techniques while learning all the ins and outs of oil painting. Monday’s 4:30 – 6:30pm

Portraits as Narrative: Join artist Kate Kurucz as she takes you through how to use your own images to create effective narrative portraiture that goes beyond a likeness.

Drawing Fundamentals: In this course, artist Jess Mara will introduce participants to the essential techniques of creating beautiful drawings from observation.

Portraits and Identity: Through this course artist Daniel Connell will help participants to focus on the social context of portraiture and the various techniques for portrait drawing from life.

 

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Studio Space + Equipment

George Street Studios
36 George St, Thebarton SA

Studio space is currently available and suitable for artists, designer makers and artisans working across furniture, sculpture and mixed medium. We welcome expressions of interest from artists and makers at all career levels. Younger and emerging artists are encouraged and will be offered access to learn from experienced practitioners.

For further details or to organise a visit please contact Tony Rosella
M: 0402 114 702

Gate 8

Gate 8 Workshop have short to mid term project spaces available.

They have different spaces and equipment available depending on your project with prices starting from $85 per week (exGST and outgoings).

Send them an email about you and your project through to Jess Loughlin (jessloughlin@internode.on.et)

or for more info visit

gate8@internode.on.net

 

The Mill Adelaide

Situated in the heart of the Adelaide CBD, The Mill’s Artist Studios provide space for visual artists and makers of any discipline to operate an affordable studio in a professional and arts-compatible environment. Current and past uses include sculpture, ceramics, woodworking, illustration, fashion, painting, photography and more.

Expect: Your own designated open studio space (approx 15m2), 24hr studio access, wifi and access to shared spaces (workshop, kitchen and meeting space). Leases start from 3 months.

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News

CATAPULT + Tarnanthi 2020 Recipients

Image: Anna Dowling, Our Journey (detail), 2016. Photograph courtesy the artist. Catapult + Tarnanthi sees two exceptional Aboriginal artists undertake mentorship opportunities to further their creative practice. Across 2020 and 2021, Anna Dowling (with mentor...

Monthly Advice Bank: September 2020

Tuesday 1 September, 10 am – 2 pm Pricing: Free for Guildhouse financial members Location: Phone or video conference Presenter: Guildhouse Executive Officer Victoria Bowes and Artistic Programs Manager Debbie Pryor COVID-19 Update To ensure the safety of our staff and...

ART WORKS: You’re Only Human, After All

Image: Margaret Richards, Tjukula Tjuta (detail), 2020. Photograph: Courtesy APY Gallery, Adelaide.Tuesday 7 July – Friday 23 October Location: Adelaide Town Hall, Mankurri-api Kuu (Reconciliation room) and First Floor Gallery, 128 King William Street, Adelaide...