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INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia) - SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY 2022

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia) - SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY 2022

August 15, 2022

Sydney Contemporary returns this year from the 8th until the 11th of September with the country’s largest and most diverse gathering of leading galleries.

The fair welcomes over 90 galleries showcasing the work of over 450 leading and emerging artists. Sydney Contemporary provides collectors, industry professionals and the art-loving public access to cutting-edge art from some of the world’s most respected artists and galleries as well as the opportunity to discover new, emerging talent.

Fair director Barry Keldoulis talks about the physical return of one of the most celebrated events on Australia’s cultural calendar.

A transcript of this interview is available for download HERE. The transcriptions are made possible by the support from the Australian Arts Channel.

 

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia) - TATE’S LIGHT AT ACMI

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia) - TATE’S LIGHT AT ACMI

June 15, 2022

Curated by Tate UK and drawn from their prestigious collection, the LIGHT exhibition at ACMI explores the influence of light, shade and darkness across the world of art, imagery and cinema with works by Joseph Mallord, William Turner (including his epic painting The Deluge exhibited for the first time in Australia), Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Joseph Albers, Tacita Dean, Liliane Lijn, James Turrell, Yayoi Kusama and Olafur Eliasso.

Kerryn Greenberg, former Head of International Collection Exhibitions, Tate, discusses the process of gathering some of the world’s most valuable artworks into this touring exhibition, the significance of these works for local audiences and the remarkable Tate collection more broadly. 

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, and the Australian Arts Channel.

 

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia) - FUSINATO’S DESASTRES AT THE VENICE BIENNALE

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia) - FUSINATO’S DESASTRES AT THE VENICE BIENNALE

June 7, 2022

Marco Fusinato’s DESASTRES, curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor is an experimental noise project that synchronises sound with images on a large screen and takes the form of a durational solo performance as installation.

Fusinato performs live in the Australian pavilion for the duration of the Venice Biennale using an electric guitar as a signal generator into mass amplification, to improvise slabs of noise, saturated feedback and discordant intensities that trigger a deluge of images.

The resulting all-consuming experience is open for the audience to interpret and make sense of. There is a link to vision from the pavilion available at www.desastresdesastres.com

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.

PLEASE NOTE: This edition contains coarse language that some listeners might find confronting.

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia) - RACHEL KENT AT BUNDANON

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia) - RACHEL KENT AT BUNDANON

February 22, 2022

Rachel Kent, CEO of Bundanon, talks about the upcoming official launch of the new Art Museum and Bridge for Creative Learning, located within one of the greatest philanthropic contributions to Australian arts, established by Arthur and Yvonne Boyd. 

Embedded within the landscape, the new 500m2 Bundanon Art Museum will present a year-round program of exhibitions of modern, contemporary, and First Nations art, as well as new commissions. It includes a state-of-the-art storage facility that will house and protect Bundanon's extensive $46.5 million collection of some 4,000 items. 

The build has been supported by a $22.5 million investment from the Australian Government, $10.3 million from the NSW Government, and philanthropic support. The $34 million project will drive visitation and cultural tourism to the Shoalhaven region.  The Australian Government, in the last budget, announced additional uplift funding of $6 million over two years.

A transcript of this edition is available for download HERE. The transcriptions are made possible by the support from Pixel Perfect Prolab and the Australian Arts Channel.

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia) - BILLICH LAUNCHES NFT SERIES

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia) - BILLICH LAUNCHES NFT SERIES

February 14, 2022

One of Australia’s most celebrated traditional artists, Charles Billich, is shifting into digital art and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) with his own NFT project. His first work in the series is called Journey of Flat Earth and explores the recent upheaval of COVID-19 and the unknown of NFTs and blockchain.

Described as one of the world’s most important living artists, Charles Billich is also one of the most credentialed artists of all time. The modern-day surrealist has enjoyed a colourful, unconventional career and personal life.

He was famously commissioned to develop the Bing Ma Yong Terracotta Warriors series in China, and his works have hung in the White House, the Vatican and the United Nations. His famous surrealist cityscapes of some of the world’s major cities combine popular landmarks and the energy of each location in unexpected ways.

Currently, aside from Michaelangelo, Charles is the only other artist who has been allowed by the Roman Catholic Church to paint from inside the Sistine Chapel.

In this edition of the podcast, Geoff McDonald, Managing Director of Billich Alive, describes the nature of using NFTs to safeguard the provenance of artworks, and the nature of using Charles Billich's practice to create unique items crafted particularly for the technology.

A transcript of this edition is available for download HERE. The transcriptions are made possible by the support from Pixel Perfect Prolab and the Australian Arts Channel.

 

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia) - LUST LOVE LOSS at THE SHRINE

INSIDE THE GALLERY (Australia) - LUST LOVE LOSS at THE SHRINE

December 22, 2021

The complex issues surrounding matters of love and sex profoundly affect people everywhere, every day. Wartime is no exception. The disruptive nature of war and the extraordinary situations it brings about magnifies human experience in these areas. 

‘Wartime morality’ - the fear that death may come at any time - undermines societal norms and lowers inhibitions, tempting people to pursue encounters or engage in behaviours they may not have considered in peacetime.

Curator at The Shrine Melbourne, Neil Sharkey talks about the exhibition LUST LOVE LOSS, indicating how sex itself can be weaponised, how sexualised imagery has served as a persuasive recruitment tool and a way to undermine an enemy’s morale.

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) - 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. 

 

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