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.
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.
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.
EXHIBITION: "PUB ROCK" - National Portrait Gallery
Celebrating the people, places and sounds of Australian pub rock and its enduring impact on our nation’s identity, the story of staging this exhibition is a tale itself.
Amongst the portraits, publicity shots and grungy energy of live performance, Joanna Gilmour's achievement of curating the exhibition from 860kms away, isolated behind a closed COVID border, is staggering.
This vibrant (sometimes sweaty) exhibition of homegrown rock ‘n’ roll, punk and pop features works from the gallery's collection alongside images by leading Australian music photographers.
FILM: A Night at The Louvre - Leonardo da Vinci
This edition features an exclusive interview with Louvre curator Vincent Delieuvin, talking about the experiential movie A Night at the Louvre: Leonardo da Vinci. Filmed at night especially for the big screen, this private guided tour of the LEONARDO DA VINCI exhibition, designed and curated by the Louvre Museum, is a unique opportunity to contemplate the painter's most beautiful works up close.
Also featured in this special podcast edition, Natalie Miller AO, proprietor of Sharmill Films, who has brought this incredible film experience to Australia.
This film is a major major retrospective devoted to da Vinci's entire career as a painter. It shows how Leonardo placed painting above all other disciplines, and how his investigation of the world – the “science of painting” as he called it – was the instrument of an art whose supreme ambition was to give life to his works. The insights provided by the exhibition curators during this private filmed visit provide a new understanding of Leonardo’s artistic practice and painting technique.
Van Gogh Alive arrives in Sydney, the Powerhouse looks to 2030, and Sydney Contemporary switches to online. This episode looks at COVID-safe exhibitions and alternative online experiences.
1.22: Van Gogh Alive launches in Sydney. Significant COVID-safe measure are in place for this large-scale, multi-sensory experience that has inspired over 6 million people across 50 cities around the world including Rome, Milan, Berlin, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Moscow and many more. We hear from the creator Bruce Peterson (Grande Exhibitions), promoter Emma Triggs (The M Agency), and event manager Gracie Valdez.
10.30: Hybrid: Objects for Future Homes is open at The Powerhouse museum in Sydney, where nine design studios have collaborated with practitioners from diverse industries to create objects exploring rapidly changing global landscapes and the pressing issues of our time. Hear from Museum CEO Lisa Havilah, creative director Stephen Todd, and Australian Research Council Laureate Professor Veena Sahajwalla.
21.45: Sydney Contemporary returns, in a very different format, 100% online. Fair Director Barry Keldoulis speaks about the challenge of designing a worthy web experience, creating a unique journey for the visitor, now proving to be popular both with the participating galleries, and with art buyers around the world.
The Things That Inspire Us.
UK artist Susanne Bayly-Yukawa had the world at her feet at the age of 21 when she met 49-year-old Japanese banker Akihisa Yukawa. 'Aki' established his 2nd family with Susanne, until their relationship was suddenly brought to an end.
In this podcast, Susanne tells the story of inspiration behind her art through tragic events that left her fighting for identity over the past 35 years.
Note: This episode is concerned with the artist’s inspiration, and in doing so, does not intend to judge the actions of individuals or corporations as described in this discussion, but is included to convey the perspective and challenges as recognised and interpreted by the artist only.
Susanne's work can be viewed on Instagram here.
The tearing down of monuments. A correction of history, or the destruction of art? Public memorials to past colonial, imperial or revolutionary figures are under scrutiny by communities dislocated or oppressed through the course of history.
Index of interviews:
2.05: Jane Cavanough, a public spaces sculptor (ARTLANDISH), has received two NSW Landscape Architecture Awards for her artistry work, and previously won the Register of Military Monuments of National Significance Award.
17.30: Travis De Vries is a conceptual artist, performer, writer, composer and genre commentator spanning (and boundary-crossing) creative work, with a background in visual arts and Indigenous culture.
Emerging out of COVID-19? The National Art School is busy showcasing students' work during lockdown, as well as preparing for the institution's upcoming centenary. Also, Collingwood Yard's art precinct in Melbourne takes shape, and KOVET.ART launches in London, representing emerging artists, and utilising blockchain security to ensure authenticity.
Index of interviews:
1.55: Jacqui Taffel describes the work undertaken by National Art School students inspired during lockdown, their successful online teaching, and the upcoming centenary.
11.25: Marcus Westbury OAM talks about the establishment of Collingwood Yards arts precinct in Melbourne and the enthusiasm of the current tenants, along with exciting plans to ensure a vibrant and relevant future.
21.37: Saras Rachupalli has launched KOVET.ART drawing on her years of experience in both tech and the arts, along with her family pedigree in the art world. This venture also exploits her knowledge of blockchain security to safeguard artwork authenticity.