Helen Pynor and Peta Clancy have received an honorary mention in the Hybrid Arts category of Prix Ars Electronica 2012 for The Body is a Big Place. The Prix Ars Electronica is one of the most internationally recognized and important forums to recognize innovation and excellence in new media art. This collaborative research and exhibition explored organ transplantation and involved a by-pass machine, pig-hearts, video installation and performance.
The work was featured during the Prix Ars Electronica Festival and will continue on exhibition until Oct 6 at the OK Im oö Kulturquartier, Linz, as part of the Cyberarts 2012 exhibition.
Helen Pynor is heading back to Sydney next week to complete a 4-month residency at the Heart and Lung Transplant Unit at St Vincent’s Hospital, funded by the Australian Network for Art and Technology Synapse Art-Science grant.
Helen Pynor & Peta Clancy, The Body is a Big Place, 2012, Installation image at Prix Ars Electronica Festival, Linz Austria.
Helen Pynor and Peta Clancy have received an honorary mention in the Hybrid Arts category of Prix Ars Electronica 2012 for The Body is a Big Place. The Prix Ars Electronica is one of the most internationally recognized and important forums to recognize innovation and excellence in new media art. This collaborative research and exhibition explored organ transplantation and involved a by-pass machine, pig-hearts, video installation and performance. A video version of this collaboration is included in the upcoming exhibition ‘Controversy: The Power of Art’ curated by Vivien Gaston at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery – Open 21 June – 12 August.
Helen Pynor’s work entitled Headache which was part of her series ‘red sea blue water’ is all over London! The work is being used as the promotional image for The Wellcome Collection’s current exhibition entitled Brains. The Wellcome Museum features art and objects which explore medicine, art and life. It was established by Sir Henry Wellcome in 1939 to create a space to house his collections, where professionals could come to learn more about the development of medicine and medical science. If you are in the UK, be sure to visit the museum or spot Helen Pynor’s work in the tube!
Welcome to Michael Cook - He has had a very successful year, as a finalist in both the 2011 Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards and the 2011 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. Michael has now joined the gallery and we look forward to his solo show with us in 2012.
Michael Cook, Broken Dreams #2, 2010, inkjet print, 124 x 100, Ed 8.
Juan Ford is currently exhibiting new work at the Footscray Community Arts Centre. Branching out from his painterly practice, ‘Conference of the Birds’ references a 12th century Sufi poem (of the same name). On the journey to find their ideal king, the birds encounter problems as their mass and abundance make it impossible to find a solution… Yet one small birds stands back from the flock. The exhibition Trans closes 30 October.
Juan Ford, Conference of Birds, 2011, vinyl sticker, dimensions variable.
Izabela Pluta has gone country and is completing a residency at Cowwarr Art Space Gippsland. She is developing new work for a solo exhibition at Gippsland Art Gallery which will run 4 Feb – 25 March 2012. We will keep you posted!
Izabela Pluta, Untitled 2, 2009, Lambda photograph, 76x76cm, edition 5.
Helen Pynor is also in residence at Performance Space, Sydney. Working with artist Peta Clancy for their ongoing collaborative project ‘The Body is a Big Place, they are developing a 5 channel video projection with sculptural elements comprising a pair of animal hearts and an organ perfusion system. The outcome will be exhibited at Performance Space in November – Watch this space!
Helen Pynor & Peta Clancy, The Body is a Big Place, video production still, photography Chris Hamilton.
Shaun O’Connor has packed his truck and left for Paris! Shaun is completing a residency at Cite Internationale des Arts, a global residency program in the centre of Paris. Bon Voyage Shaun!
Shaun O’Connor, Delivery Truck, 2011, Craftboard, cardboard, thermal adhesive, polyurethane resin, lacquer & enamel, 41x77x5cm.
Congratulations to Yhonnie Scarce , her amazing work Burial Ground is included in a major exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts ( MoCADA) New York – go see if you’re in NY August 11 to October 30 2011.
Helen Pynor will be exhibiting her work in Love Lace at the Powerhouse Museum Sydney as part of Sydney Design until April 2012. Helen will be talking about her “hair” works at the Symposium Saturday July 30. click here
Image: Untitled (uterus urinary)
Knitted human hair
Photo: Sotha Bourn, copyright Powerhouse Museum Sydney
Hear Izabela Pluta and Reko Rennie at ACMI speaking on, Psychogeography : Artists Changing Places Tuesday August 2, 7pm click here
Reko Rennie is having a big year, he is also shortlisted for the 2011 Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards at the Art Gallery of WA , August 13 til December 19. Fingers crossed !
Daniel Dorall is in print ! check out the book Microworlds to see his beautiful miniature diorama’s click here
Reko Rennie and Yhonnie Scarce are the recipients of Melbourne Laneway Commissions for 2011……brilliant !
This is an annual program and the commissions provide ongoing opportunities for artists, foster creative capacity and strongly advocate the artist profession.
Unpredictable by nature the Laneway Commissions have grown to become a significant part of Melbourne’s richly layered cultural life.
Helen Pynor is in the news again with Breath, a solo show at GV Art in London, a gallery specialising in art-science practice. The exhibition continues until 2 July. The show was reviewed by New Scientist. Her beautiful work, Milk is also currently at the Australian Centre for Photography.
Yet more exciting news for Natasha Bieniek – after her sellout show, she has now been shortlisted for the Redlands Westpac Art Prize Oct-Nov 2011 – what a year it has been so far !
If you are in Adelaide go to see Roy Ananda’s work in Imagining Interiors at the Jam Factory, it is based on contemporary and historical Gothic literature. Current until July 10 2011
Merrin Eirth’s work at Docklands New Quay can now be seen at all hours in the window space of LPC Service 104/7 Rakaia Way New Quay
Congratulations to Izabela on being shortlisted for two major national awards. The 2011 City of Hobart Art Prize, and the 2011 Olive Cotton Award for Portraiture.
Go see the works at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ( 23 July til September 18)
Image: Untitled (LOT cards 1-4)2010
From the series Sailing for the abyss, screen prints , found postcards 14.5×10.5cm each
And view the work below, Macquarie # 5, 2010 at the Tweed River Art Gallery ( 3rd June til July 31)
International News : Helen Pynor is on show in London. Her exhibition BREATH, is current til July 2 at GV Art - Closest tube Baker Street !
More congratulations in order this week!
First off, work by Reko Rennie and Yhonnie Scarce can be seen in the Victorian Indigenous Art Award finalist exhibition at Fortyfive Downstairs until April 2. We are very proud of Reko and Yhonnie for being shortlisted by a prestigious panel of selection judges that included Bill Nuttall Director of Niagara Galleries and Karen Quinlan, Director of Bendigo Art Gallery – if you get the chance, head over to 45 Flinders Lane, CBD to have a look.
Harry Nankin and Helen Pynor have been shortlisted for this year’s Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Prize. On display from April 9 until May 22, the exhibition of selected finalists is a vibrant reflection of current practice nationally in still photography. The prize is announced at the exhibition opening on April 9 at the Arts Centre Gold Coast – see the Centre’s website for a complete list of finalists and other details.
And finally, we are proud to announce that Natasha Bieniek and Vincent Fantauzzo are finalists in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, won last year by Michael Zavros.
Good luck to all our artists!
Top image: Helen Pynor, Liquid Ground 5, 2010, c-type photograph
Bottom image: Natasha Bieniek, July, 2011, oil on board