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2015

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Happy Christmas

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Thank you for your support over the year.

Jan Manton Art will reopen 22 Feb 2016 with Brisbane based artist Kate McKay.

image 1(image: Kate McKay, Untitled, 2015, oil on linen, 112 x 125 cm)

 

 

01

Sep
2015

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Review by Carrie McCarthy – Solid Liquid States by Miles Hall

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To read Cultural Flanerie blog by Carrie McCarthy click here

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Joachim Froese (Aquamediale) 6 June – 19 September 2015

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De Herbis Leichardtii is Froese’s recent installation of public works for [Aquamediale] 11, an international Visual Arts Festival in the Spree Forrest region south east of Berlin. This year’s Aquamediale looks at metamorphosis as a theme and De Herbis Leichhardtii shows large scale outdoor prints of Australian plant seedlings, all of which are species catalogued and described in the 19th Century by the explorer and botanist Ludwig Leichhardt who was born in the Spree Forrest region. 
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Feb
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New exhibition by Joachim Froese

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The gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Numismatics by Joachim Froese will opening Saturday 18th April.

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It was Alexander of Macedon whose portrait graced a coin for the first time around 300 BC.  Countless regions, national hero, politicians, dictators, philosophers and cultural figures who shaped the societies they emerged from followed.  Ever since, money has been a mirror of power and coins have been crucial contributors to forge national identities around the globe.

My images focus on the heads depicted on currencies from around the world and all references to their monitor value have been removed through Photoshop.  Out of context and size some of these portraits look like ancient sculptural reliefs.  They reflect on the changing appearance which money is developing in our societies and simultaneously pay homage to artworks, which more often than not, go through our hands without recognition.  Joachim Forese.

31

Oct
2014

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Joachim Froese exhibition Berlin

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Congratulations to Joachim Froese with his exhibition ” Tell him it is all a transition” as part of the 6th European Month of Photography Berlin currently showing at Brofabrik Gallery Berlin from 17. Oct until 30. Nov 2014.
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26

Sep
2014

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Desire by Judith Wright at QUT Art Museum

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13 September – 25 November 2014.

PREVIEW

Judith Wright: Desire

by Heidi Maier  |  Posted 22 Sep 2014

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Not to be confused with the iconic Australian poet and environmentalist of the same name, Brisbane-based artist Judith Wright is best known for creating deeply personal and emotive works directly inspired by life-altering personal loss.

The Queensland University of Technology Art Museum’s exhibition Judith Wright: Desire showcases a series of works, begun over a decade ago, that focus on the artist’s imagined life of her deceased infant daughter. In doing so, it presents a dreamed existence artfully executed using installation, painting and sculpture to create works that were, for her, an integral part of articulating and processing her grief.

Central to Judith Wright: Desire is the moving image series Seven Stages of Desire, 2003–2010. Two further major installations, A Journey, 2011–2012, and the unforgettable Destination, 2013 – a piece that depicts her daughter’s journey to an afterlife – complete the picture.

Exhibition curator Megan Williams hopes the show will make Wright’s works accessible to a broader audience, many of whom will likely be completely unfamiliar with her oeuvre.

“I feel very privileged to have worked with Judith on this. Whilst all of her work comes from a really personal place, this series in particular comes from a point of deep personal tragedy,” she says.

“To have worked so closely with her on something with her that was so very dear to her and her family’s hearts has been an experience that I won’t soon forget. It has been very special.”

Judith Wright: Desire is impressive in its scope and interdisciplinary approach to showcasing the artist’s dexterity across a number of mediums, most memorably film, installations and painting.

Comprising seven videos – One Dances, 2003; Between, 2007; Faburden, 2008; The Gift, 2008; A Fable, 2008; The Stager, 2008 and Desire, 2010 – Seven Stages of Desire is grief writ large, a vivid, arresting work that runs a gamut of emotions. It’s shown here with an equally affecting series of seven paintings, 2013’s Through A Glass, Darkly.

Though Wright has exhibited widely nationally and internationally, she does not actively court the limelight, instead preferring for viewers to have their own dialogue with her works.

Her installations are one of a kind, and utterly riveting in their use of reappropriated old toys, among them bicycles and creepy ceramic dolls that are missing limbs, as well as discarded shop mannequins, plush toys and children’s clothing.

These powerful, inscrutably surreal installations chart the life her baby might have lived, had she survived and, in doing so, bring to mind the words of British novelist Jeanette Winterson: “Why is the measure of love loss?” Why, indeed.

Judith Wright: Desire
QUT Art Museum 
13 September – 25 November 2014.

 

- See more at: http://artguide.com.au/articles-page/show/judith-wright-desire/#sthash.IksmHlX3.dpuf

15

Jul
2014

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Miles Hall 9 – 30 August

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JMA is excited to announce Détrempe et Tourage by Miles Hall will open Saturday 9 August. Détrempe et Tourage is a technical phrase used in Patisserie to describe the process of layering and the building up of surfaces.  ‘This serves as a good metaphor for how these painting have been developed and some of them allude to particular colours in high-end patisserie.”

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