Natalie Ryan’s current exhibition entitled Evanescere explores notions of the cadaver as a secondary form, a shadow of it’s living self. These works depict the internals of animals stripped of their dermis, identifying features and in a suspended state of disappearing. In conjunction with this, these works also explore the idea of the animal cadaver on display and museology as a resting place. These works combine bodies and elements of the landscape that reference the paradigm of natural history museum displays. They seek to question the role the body plays in the museum and the loss of the individual as it becomes a subject to represent an entire species.
Evanescere is on at dianne tanzer gallery + projects until 21 July
Natalie Ryan, Blue Velvet (Bear), 2012, taxidermy foam cast, prosthetic eyes, synthetic fibres and wood
The 2012 ARTECYCLE exhibition will take place 18 May 2012 to 8 July 2012.
ARTECYCLE is an annual non-acquisitive sculpture and installation competition with a prize pool of $14,000 including:
- $10,000 East Keilor & Strathmore Community Bank Award
- $3,000 The Incinerator Gallery Award
- $1,000 Incinerator People’s Choice Award
Inspired by the Incinerator Gallerys history, entrants are asked to explore the themes of environmentalism and sustainability using either recycled materials or materials that would otherwise be considered disposable.
The 2012 exhibition will be judged by Doug Hall, AM, Australian Commissioner, Venice Biennale, 2011 and former director of the Queensland Art Gallery.
The selection committee members for the exhibition were
- Donna Marcus, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at the Queensland College of the Arts, Griffith University
- Simon Gregg, curator of the Gippsland Art Gallery
- Giacomina Pradolin, former director of the Linden Gallery
We are proud to announce that Natalie Ryan has recently been shortlisted for three national art awards! Look out for her in the Substation Contemporary Art Prize – Exhibition from September 3-25. Click here to learn more about the Woollahra Small Sculpture award – Exhibition 22 Oct – 6 November…and take a trip to the Yarra Valley to see Natalie Ryan’s beautiful sculpture in the Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Award – 23 Oct – 4 December.
We have taken Reko Rennie to Sydney! He is currently exhibiting at MOP Projects. Make sure you check out his new solo exhibition Black Magic before 4 September.
Neil Haddon is featured in the September/October edition of Vogue Living! Buy a copy and read about his unique practice before his upcoming exhibition at dianne tanzer gallery + projects (17 Sept – 8 Oct). Neil Haddon’s new series of paintings on aluminium explore relocation and migration, stemming from his own experience, moving from England, via Spain, to Tasmania.
Vogue Living September/October 2011, Photography: Nicholas Watt