Mutable Truths: Leeroy New brings Philippines to Castlemaine

Garland #7's Southeast Asian edition homes in on Filipino artist Leeroy New's commission for the Castlemaine State Festival.

The following excerpts are from an article which appears in Garland #7, written by Mutable Truths exhibition co-curator, Paul Northam.

Garland #7 is associated with the Castlemaine State Festival, a fascinating event in the state of Victoria, Australia. As a preview for this issue’s Southeast Asian focus, we look at a Filipino artist who has been commissioned to make one of major art works for this festival.

La Trobe University and Ateneo de Manila University celebrate their Artist in Residence and Exhibition Exchange Partnership Program established in 2005 with a major exhibition of contemporary art of the Philippines in March and April 2017. Mutable Truths will feature ten artists who have undertaken the annual residency at the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre (VAC) in Bendigo: Poklong Anading, Martha Atienza, Lyle Buencamino, Charles Buenconsejo, Buen Calubayan, Marina Cruz, Kawayan de Guia, Leeroy New, Mark Salvatus and Ronald Ventura.

....Coinciding with the ten-year reunion exhibition, Manila based artist Leeroy New has been invited to create a large scale sculptural work for the Castlemaine State Festival. La Puerta Del Laberinto (Door to the Labyrinth) is a major public artwork to be installed on the forecourt of the Castlemaine Art Museum. The commission is the 2017 reciprocal exhibition in the biennial exhibition exchange program between Ateneo Art Gallery and La Trobe University.

Read the full article online in Garland #7

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