Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tarrawarra Biennale - Sonic Spheres

An assemblage of contemporary Australian visual artworks engaged with music, sound and voice.
Curator: Victoria Lynn
The TarraWarra Biennial was inaugurated in 2006 as a signature exhibition to identify new developments in contemporary art practice. The first Biennial Parallel Lives: Australian Painting Today was held in 2006. The second Biennial, Lost & Found, An Archeology of the Present, was held in 2008. Both exhibitions were opened to coincide with the Melbourne Art Fair.
The TarraWarra Museum of Art will present the third iteration of its Biennial from 5 August to 9 December 2012. Entitled Sonic Spheres the exhibition presents an assemblage of artists who are engaged with sound, music, voice and performance. The exhibition will include drawings, musical scores, sculptures made from musical instruments, paintings and video. These works invite us to listen to art, to find new sounds and melodies. Many of the artists will perform live with their art works during the opening weekend of the exhibition. The exhibition includes the work of both leading and emerging artists, such as Robyn Backen, Lauren Brincat, The Donkey’s Tail, Marco Fusinato, Nathan Gray, Dylan Martorell , Angelica Mesiti and John Nixon.

Robert Nelson on Sonic Spheres