2019 Exhibitions

Australian Print Triennial, Mungo Exhibiiton

14 January -23 February 2019 

Mungo exhibition 2019

Featured artists

  • Raymond Arnold
  • Ros Atkins
  • GW Bot
  • eX de Medici
  • Sonja Hodge
  • Ellis Hutch
  • Michael Kempson
  • Martin King
  • Mor Mor
  • Brian Robinson
  • Ian Westcott

APT installation 2

This major exhibition travelling out of the second Australian Print Triennial is the culmination of a project that brought together nationally renowed landscape artists to respond to the rich natural and cultural environment of Mungo National Park, Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area.

Installation images by Ian Hill, 2019

Postered

11 March - 20 April 2019

Freedom of Opportunity poster

Posters from La Trobe University's Stuart Fraser Poster Collection, graphic design, public health and activism.

Castlemaine State Festival

22 March to 31 March 2019 

Castlemaine State Festival 2019

Featured artists

  • Abdul-Rahman Abdullah + Anna Louise Richardson
  • Cameron Robbins
  • Cyrus Tang
  • Dale Cox
  • Damien Shen + Robert Hague
  • Eliza Jane Gilchrist
  • Fayen d'Evie
  • Hayley Millar-Baker + James Tylor
  • Hayley West
  • James Carey
  • Jazoo Yang
  • Jemila MacEwan
  • Justin Andrews
  • Kay Abude
  • Kylie Stillman
  • Lyndell Brown + Charles Green
  • La Trobe University Art School - Jessica Murtagh, Paul Northam, Emidio Puglielli, Pie Rankine, Sue Ronco, Genevieve Thornton
  • Melinda Harper
  • Michael Graeve
  • Michael Wolfe
  • Sara Morawetz
  • Sisters Akousmatica
  • Susie Elliot + Helen Martin
  • Taichi Nakamura
  • Woven Dialogue

Castlemaine State Festival 2019

Installation images by Ian Hill, 2019

Unbranded

6 May - 22 June 2019 

Unbranded 2019

curated by Glenn Iseger-Pilkington and Travis Curtin

Unbranded 2019

Unbranded presents work by contemporary Indigenous artists who undermine and subvert the notion of an Indigenous ‘brand’ or ‘aesthetic’ through their work, undoing preconceptions of a branded Indigenous aesthetic and binary assumptions around ‘traditional/non-traditional’ forms of representation and categorisation under ‘remote/urban’ contexts, looking towards an approach that reflects multiplicity, complexity and conflicting experiences of culture and identity.

The act of ‘branding’ strips the unique voice of individual artists and separates creative output from the contemporary context in which it is created, commodifying cultural output as a consumable, digestible, ‘thing’ that can be located in time (often the past), owned and understood with minimal engagement.

Branding outlaws cultural plurality, diversity, complexity, contradiction and contested spaces in-between. Branding denies the possibility of two-way discussion between cultures. It bleaches colour and nuance, white-washing diverse experiences and multiple histories into singularity.

Unbranded questions reductive and divisive modes of representation, acknowledging diversity, multiplicity and the complexity of contemporary Indigenous experience.

Based on the premise established by Glenn Iseger-Pilkington in his essay Branded published in Artlink in 2011, Unbranded challenges the idea that ‘an Indigenous brand’ or ‘aesthetic’ can somehow represent the experience of Indigenous artists and Indigenous people across Australia. Despite the incredible diversity of contemporary art being produced across a wide variety of mediums, forms and content and in an diverse range of community and individual contexts, these ideas persist and reflect a lack of engagement with the reality of contemporary culture and the diverse experiences of Indigenous artists.

See link to Branded by Glen Iseger-Pilkington: https://www.artlink.com.au/articles/3595/branded-the-indigenous-aesthetic/

Installation images by Ian Hill, 2019

Autoluminescent

8 July - 24 August 2019 

Autoluminescent 2019

Featured artists

  • Brendan Van Hek
  • Rebecca Bauman
  • Ross Manning

Autoluminescent is an exhibition of works by a small group of highly accomplished Australian contemporary artists who embrace light as medium, with a focus on the nature of visual perception, light-induced sensory experience, colour perception and the interplay between minimalism and monumentalism.

Referring to ‘the luminescence of a substance due to energy originating within itself’, Autoluminescent presents a range of works that explore luminescent materiality, either as light-emitting objects or objects that draw on available ambient light, transforming it through processes of reflection, refraction and absorption.

As a continuous waveform that travels indefinitely until reflected, refracted or absorbed, light has an inherent and unavoidable impact on how we perceive space and measure time, its presence and absence experienced through our bodily relationship to the material world.

Autoluminescent focuses on the more ephemeral and experiential aspects of the medium: perception, transformation, embodied experiences of presence and absence, time and place. Each exhibiting artist harnesses the continuous, transient and transformative nature of light and its ability to shift between minimal and monumental scales.

Autoluminescent 2019

Installation images by Ian Hill, 2019

Interwoven

9 September - 22 October 2019 

Interwoven 2019

Featured artists

  • Aunty Marilyne Nicholls
  • Aunty Regina Pilawuk Wilson
  • Bendigo Emerge Cultural Hub
  • Ilka White

Interwoven 2019

A cross-cultural & trans-generational weaving collaboration. Part work-space, part exhibition, Interwoven brings people from diverse worlds together through making. Over the duration of the exhibition a variety of threads will intertwine to create new and unexpected fabrics.

Installation images by Ian Hill, 2019

Senselab: Minor Movements

11 November - 22 December 2019 

Senselab 2019

Featured artists

  • Tess Laird
  • Andrew Goodman
  • Erin Manning
  • Brian Massumi
  • Chris Cotrell
  • Lea Ehret
  • Come Ledsert
  • Anouk Hoogendoorn
  • Alexis Milonopoulis
  • Ernesto Filho
  • Indira Shanahan

Based in Montreal, the SenseLab is an international network of artists and academics, writers and makers, from a wide diversity of fields, working together at the crossroads of philosophy, art, and activism.

Senselab  2019

Installation images by Ian Hill, 2019

Release and Clutch

11 November - 22 December 2019 

Release and Clutch 2019

Featured artists

  • Janet Bromley
  • David Keating
  • Judith Warnest

Release and Clutch 2019

Release and Clutch introduces three artists' simultaneous letting go and refined control through their own unique material approaches to shared gestural, poetic and improvised artistic activity. This exhibition builds connections between seemingly disparate practices to investigate aesthetic and conceptual relationships through a series of buoyant gestural approaches. Architecture and design inform elements of these artist's works as they make moves to guide yet free human experience.

All artists in this exhibition are currently undertaking Masters research in visual arts at Latrobe University.

Installation images by Ian Hill, 2019