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INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia) - WW2 INTERNMENT CAMP ART

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia) - WW2 INTERNMENT CAMP ART

November 29, 2021

The recent discovery of more than 200 artworks created by German expats living in Persia during World War 2, then sent to internment camps in Australia, paints a picture of separation, isolation and resilience.

Project curator Professor Pedram Khosronejad teams with Inside The Gallery podcast to present these works for the first time at www.australianinternment.art

This edition tells the story of how the work was uncovered, what life was like at the camps, and the important message expressed by the internees, read and interpreted in a 21st century world. 

A transcript of this edition is available for download HERE. The transcriptions are made possible by the support from Pixel Perfect Prolab - The photolab for professionals. 

  

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia): SHEPPARTON ART MUSEUM

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia): SHEPPARTON ART MUSEUM

October 18, 2021

The Artistic director and CEO of Shepparton Art Museum (SAM), Dr Rebecca Coates talks about the history of the SAM collection, the impact on the local area, the upcoming exhibition schedule and the story behind the design and construction of the gallery itself.

SAM's new home is an outstanding example of exciting, best-practice contemporary museum architecture - a five-storey building housing the Museum, Visitor Centre, and the Kaiela Art Gallery and Studio, perhaps the only example of a local Aboriginal arts centre sharing the same building and new arts and cultural space with an art museum.  

The 5,300m2 building also houses a café and event space, with a roof top viewing deck. 

A transcript of this edition is available for download HERE. The transcriptions are made possible by the support from Pixel Perfect Prolab - The photolab for professionals. 

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia): FROM BASKET CASE TO SCULPTOR

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia): FROM BASKET CASE TO SCULPTOR

September 14, 2021

New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has restored and preserved the 1982 horror 'cult' film Basket Case, and it's now part of the museum's permanent collection.

Take a listen as sculptor Kevin VanHentenryck (who played the film's lead) describes inspiration and crossroads within the arts, continuing with his love of stone carving while drawn into the world of underground film making, and subsequent bigger budget sequels.

From humble beginnings carving discarded stones and rock found in derelict New York streets, to now creating works as heavy as 8 tons, the artistic journey of a lifetime comes with both enlightening opportunities and heart-rendering challenges that all contribute to unique and compelling inspiration.

A transcript of this edition is available for download HERE. The transcriptions are made possible by the support from Pixel Perfect Prolab - The photolab for professionals. 

Links:

Kevin's 2 week free stone carving seminar:
https://freehscs.com/

Kevin's work:
https://www.kevinvanh.com/

MoMA's restored and digitised Basket Case:
https://tubitv.com/movies/490129/

 

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia): NGUNUNGGULA REGIONAL GALLERY

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia): NGUNUNGGULA REGIONAL GALLERY

August 29, 2021

Inaugural gallery director Megan Monte describes the soon to be opened Ngununggula, the NSW Southern Highlands’ first regional art gallery, 30 years in the making.

Under the leadership of Megan, this new gallery captures the cultural vibrancy of the region through a dynamic curatorial program and community-minded approach.

With a focus on visual arts and education, the gallery includes artist-led projects, live events, workshops, artist talks and public programs. Creating engaging ways for the local community to connect with artists and their ideas is at the core of Ngununggula’s philosophy.

A transcript of this edition is available for download HERE. The transcriptions are made possible by the support from Pixel Perfect Prolab - The photolab for professionals. 

 

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia): CHAU CHAK WING MUSEUM

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia): CHAU CHAK WING MUSEUM

July 27, 2021

Deputy Director Dr Paul Donnelly describes the foundation of the Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney.  

The university's collections began with the Nicholson Collection of antiquities in 1860 and continued to grow to include the Macleay Collections of natural history, ethnography, science and historic photography, and the University Art Collection

While the collections themselves aren’t new, being able to see them is. The Chau Chak Wing Museum triples the exhibition space previously available. 70 per cent of the items on display have not been seen publicly for over 20 years. 

From ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt, to the art of First Nations people, and the works of leading contemporary artists, the Chau Chak Wing Museum is a centre of cultural and artistic excellence. 

A transcript of this edition is available for download HERE. The transcriptions are made possible by the support from Pixel Perfect Prolab - The photolab for professionals. 

 

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia): HOTA

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia): HOTA

June 7, 2021

The $60.5 million HOTA Gallery is the largest public gallery outside a capital city in Australia, spanning six levels and presenting a dynamic program of world premiere international exhibitions, Australian exclusives and new commissions.

Gallery and Visual Arts Director Tracy Cooper-Lavery shares her vision for the future of the Home of The Arts on the Gold Coast, as well as discussing regional gallery curation and commissioning, and the background behind the gallery's opening exhibitions.

Designed by award-winning Melbourne-based architects ARM, the gallery includes over 2,000m2 of AAA rated, international standard exhibition space and a dedicated Children’s Gallery, and is home to the $32 million City Collection, consisting of more than 4,400 artworks (including one of the largest collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in regional Australia).

A transcript of these interviews is available for download HERE. The transcriptions are made possible by the support from Pixel Perfect Prolab - The photolab for professionals. 

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia): IRANZAMIN

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia): IRANZAMIN

April 5, 2021
Iranzamin, the land of the Persians, showcases more than 100 rarely seen objects at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum, exploring the diverse social and cultural history of Persia − today’s Iran. The exhibition examines how objects inspired by traditional arts and crafts were used in Persian society and by its people. 
 
Iranzamin includes objects acquired from the 1880s to 2021, with a focus on the Qajar era (1789-1925) and encompasses material culture and techniques, from hand-woven crafts, carpets and rugs, textiles, embroidery and foundry to arms and armour, glass, ceramics and tiles.
 
INDEX OF INTERVIEWS:
01.10: Prof. Pedram Khosronejad - Curator.
 
21.25: Lisa Havilah - Chief Executive, Powerhouse Museum.
 
A transcript of these interviews is available for download HERE. The transcriptions are made possible by the support from Pixel Perfect Prolab - The photolab for professionals. 
 
Inside the Gallery (Australia): AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR THE MOVING IMAGE

Inside the Gallery (Australia): AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR THE MOVING IMAGE

February 7, 2021

ACMI TO RE-OPEN FEBRUARY 11

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image is set to re-open after a $40 million refurbishment. Director/CEO of the museum Katrina Sedgewick OAM talks about the new permanent exhibition and the swing towards tandem online engagement. 

The museum is driven via a multiplatform model powered by a new experience operating system (XOS). It sees physical and digital content connected in ways not before seen in Australia –  setting the museum apart and establishing ACMI as one of the most innovative and digitally transformed museums in the world.

A transcript of this interview is available for download HERE. The transcriptions are made possible by the support from Pixel Perfect Prolab - The photolab for professionals. 

 

   

Inside The Gallery (Australia): SHEMZA SEEKS COLLABORATORS WORLDWIDE

Inside The Gallery (Australia): SHEMZA SEEKS COLLABORATORS WORLDWIDE

January 4, 2021

APHRA SHEMZA SEEKS ONLINE COLLABORATORS

SHEMZA.DIGITAL is a new interactive artwork project by Aphra Shemza and Stuart Batchelor, who invite members of the public from around the world to collaborate with the work online. 

Inspired by One to Nine and One to Seven, a painting by Aphra's late grandfather (world-renowned British Pakistani artist Anwar Jalal Shemza), the hope is to create art that is free and accessible to all, both in its making and its perception.  Designs are uploaded and stored in an online archive to be cumulatively transformed into a generative light art installation.

A transcript of this interview is available for download HERE. The transcriptions are made possible by the support from Pixel Perfect Prolab - The photolab for professionals. 

 

Inside The Gallery (Australia): OZFLIX ARTS TO LAUNCH

Inside The Gallery (Australia): OZFLIX ARTS TO LAUNCH

December 13, 2020

OZFLIX ARTS STREAMING SERVICE LAUNCHING SOON.

This episode featuring OZFLIX founder and CEO Ron Brown previews the upcoming streaming service OZFLIX ARTS. Like its counterpart, OZFLIX ARTS will feature the best of independent Australian arts programming, covering galleries, theatres, documentaries and music. 

Ron himself is a filmmaker and producer, having created award-winning screen content for many of Australia's greatest musicians and performers, along with more than 1600 pieces of visual material, across all genres including drama, documentary, promotional, educational, music and many others. He is also the co-founder and CEO of the Australian Film Future Foundation.

A transcript of this interview is available for download HERE. The transcriptions are made possible by the support from Pixel Perfect Prolab - The photolab for professionals. 

 

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