Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Guiguis New Art Prize 2015

The Guirguis New Art Prize (GNAP)



Sat 11 Apr - Sun 31 May 2015



The Guirguis New Art Prize (GNAP) is a $20.000 national, acquisitive, biennial,

contemporary Art Prize administered by Federation University Australia's Arts

Academy Initiated and generously supported by local Ballarat surgeon Mr Mark

Guirguis,this prestigious Art Prize showcases a selection of Australia's most exciting

 contemporary artists in Ballarat, Victoria.

In 2015, the major award of $20,000 will be presented to the winning artist

for the most outstanding single work of art from a pool of 15 Australian

shortlisted finalists' presented in an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat

and FedUni's Post Office Gallery, Ballarat from Saturday 11 April to Sunday

31 May 2015.

The list of GNAP15 finalists are Chris Barry (VIC), Chris Bond (VIC),

Teelah George (WA), Julie Gough (TAS), Louise Hubbard (VIC),

Susan Jacobs (VIC), Jess Johnson (VIC), Ross Manning (QLD),

Dylan Martorell (VIC), Pilar Mata-Dupont (WA), Kate Mitchell (NSW),

Dominic Redfern (VIC), Mark Shorter (NSW), Conrad Tipungwuti (NT)

and Jemima Wyman (QLD).

The Art Gallery of Ballarat and Post Office Gallery will be open from 10am

 to 5pm daily. Entry is free.

GNAP is presented in association with the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Slow Art Collective (Chaco Kato, Dylan Martorell) Edgar Hechavarria Ricardo, 

students from Castlemaine Secondary College

LoomÅ«sica is the Castlemaine State Festival’s signature arts mentorship 

project bringing together Slow Art Collective, Cuban artist Edgar 

Hechavarria Ricardo, and students from Castlemaine Secondary College. 

Together they will create a site-specific installation that honors the 

manufacturing history of the former Castlemaine Woollen Mills.

Utilising re-purposed materials found on site and incorporating 

kinetic sculpture, robot components and basic DIY electronics, 

LoomÅ«sica plays with the notions of loom and harp.

more information :

the object as score - margaret lawrence gallery VCA

The Object As Score




Sean Baxter, Matthew Day, Nathan Gray, Helen Grogan, Laresa Kosloff, Igor Krenz, 

Dylan Martorell, Stuart Sherman, Charlie Sofo, Torben Tilly, Danae Valenza with 

performances by Ernie Altoff, Sean Baxter, Arini Byng, Matt Day, Helen Grogan, 

Shelley Lasica and Katie Lee, Joel Stern. Curated by Nathan Gray.

Identifying a strand of thought in local and international interdisciplinary art

making, The Object as Score presents works that recognise the potential objects

might hold for action and interaction. The Fluxus artists, as students of John

 Cage, utilised the simple written score that he had developed with 4’33” –

 his silent work, which consists of the musical term ‘tacet’ (to wait) as the

 sole instruction for each movement. The Fluxus 'event score' was a direct

development of the written notation of 4’33”that used the brevity and

potentiality of language as a compact method of transmitting

ideas for performance. It was the multivalence of language that

allowed these performances to be open,indeterminate or even

impossible. Using the object as a score in sculpture, contemporary

improvised music and performance at large, this exhibition does not

explore language as a medium for the transmission of open performance

works, rather it employs the object as stand-in for the written score,

recognising it as a provocation for action.

Events and performances

Friday 6 March, 12.30 pmSean Baxter – Schmelzwerk

Torben Tilly – artist floor talk

Saturday 7 March, 2:30 pm Matthew Day - Weighting (2015)

Ernie Althoff

Helen Grogan – CONCRETE ROOM (2005-) and LIGHT (2003)

Saturday 14 March, 2:30 pm  Matthew Day - Weighting (2015)

Saturday 21 March, 2:30 pm  Matthew Day - Weighting (2015)

Arini Byng - Ready for the House

Joel Stern

Shelley Lasica and Katie Lee – Possibility of Performance

Saturday 28 March, 2:30pm   Matthew Day - Weighting (2015)

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