‘The Messenger’ a major collaborative painting by Michael Nelson Jagamara and Imants Tillers is now part of the Parliament House Art Collection. The two artists have...Read More
Congratulations to Stephen Hart with the installation of Rapture a large scale bronze sculpture commissioned by Brisbane City Council for the corner of Market and Charlotte Sts Brisbane.Read More
Stacey's Double Take is a walk-in 'camera obscura' (Latin for "dark room") that inverts a real-time 'cinematic projection' of the exterior view onto its interior walls, ceiling and floor, and...Read More
Keith Burt’s subject, Tarragh Cunningham, has worked in arts administration for more than 20 years and is currently assistant director at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.Read More
Imants Tillers Metaphysical interior with lighthouse, 2017 has been selected for the inaugural Hadley’s Art Prize at Hadley’s Orient Hotel in Hobart. Also...Read More
A portrait of Australian rugby great, Dr Mark Loane AM MBBS FRANZO FRACS, is the latest addition to the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection. The work is the final in a series of three commissioned portraits of Australian rugby luminaries funded by Gallery benefactor, Mr Patrick Corrigan AM.Read More
Congratulations on the unveiling of this amazing mural by Gabrielle Courtney at Level 1, Hotel William, Cnr of William & Yurong St. Sydney. Gabrielle worked with hotel owner Warren Livingstone to bring some drama to this cozy corner.Read More
Jan Manton Art welcomes Dylan Jones in his first exhibition with the gallery, Creature of Habit 22 March - 29 April. Already well recognised for his en plein air style Dylan was a hit on the Today Show!Read More
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.
Thank you for your support over the year.
Jan Manton Art will reopen 22 Feb 2016 with Brisbane based artist Kate McKay.
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.
The gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Numismatics by Joachim Froese will opening Saturday 18th April.Read More
13 September – 25 November 2014
PREVIEW _ Judith Wright: Desire
by Heidi Maier
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
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.”