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Art Almanac July 2017

Art Almanac is a monthly briefing on national art news, reviews and exhibitions. Since 1974, Art Almanac has proudly published the most comprehensive gallery exhibition listings in the country. The magazine features extended exhibition reviews and a national roundup of current shows as well as a dynamic and comprehensive online offering.

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in this issue

1 min.
berlin glas

Ten emerging Australian artists from Canberra and Adelaide are in Berlin as part of a collaborative project under the framework of ‘Australia now Germany 2017’, in partnership with Berlin Glas e.V, Canberra Glassworks and the JamFactory Contemporary Craft & Design. Alumni of the JamFactory Associate training program and artists from Canberra Glassworks are presenting unique pieces in a design context. Artists, Luke Chiswell, Rose-Mary Faulkner, Emeirely Nucifora-Ryan, Jennifer Kemarre Martiniello, Nicholas Doran Adams, Emma Young, Renato Perez, Kristel Britcher, Liam Fleming and Billy James Crellin are exhibiting until 13 July at Benhadj&Djilali Galerie für Design, Torstr. 170 Berlin. Artist in Residence: Simone Slee from 17 to 21 July. ‘Limits to Growth’, and ‘Collaborative Endeavour’ are also on show at Berlin Glas. berlinglas.org Photograph: Laura Merrington Courtesy the artist, JamFactory Contemporary Craft &…

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van gogh and the seasons

With more than 50 paintings and drawings, the National Gallery of Victoria delivers an unprecedented collection of Vincent van Gogh artworks in Australia, drawing upon the artist’s symbiotic relationship with the European environment and seasons. Featuring landscapes that were significant to his life, the gallery hopes to present a unique insight into van Gogh’s legacy, using a curatorial practice framed by his personal letters, and research into the artist’s fascination with literature and nature. On until 12 July. ngv.vic.gov.au Courtesy the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne…

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cairns indigenous art fair

CIAF opens on 13 July for its 8th iteration of music, dance and art events showcasing the talents of artists from Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as awarding a number of prizes celebrating excellence and innovation in the field. A major group exhibition, with the theme ‘Family Values’, from curator and writer, Hetti Perkins and CIAF’s Artistic Director, Janina Harding, will be on view in Shed 3 of the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal. Next door viewers will find a rich art market hosting 55 exhibitors, including artists, designers, art centres, collectives and local galleries whose work is distinct with ghostnet weaving, Pormpuraaw, coil pots and ceramics. In parallel to the fair, a solo-show by Daniel Boyd, Greg Semu’s ‘BLOOD RED’ and ‘Lei it on: Lei in contemporary…

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euro visions

Featuring 100 rarely seen works by more than 30 leading artists from Europe, ‘EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection’ presents a vibrant cross-section of recent developments in international art. Artists include Ugo Rondinone, Urs Fischer, Sarah Lucas and Rudolf Stingel, as well as Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread, Antony Gormley, Wolfgang Tillmans, Martin Boyce, Mark Leckey, Helen Marten, Alicja Kwade, Danh Vo - and many others. “Each”, says curator Judith Blackall, “pursues highly rigorous, individual practices, with distinctive lines of inquiry… The result is a dynamic, unfettered creative output that incorporates a diversity of approaches.” On display until 5 August at NAS Gallery, Sydney with curated selections to be presented in Melbourne, Canberra, and Bathurst in 2018 and 2019. nas.edu.au Photograph: Roman März © the artist Courtesy the artist, König Galerie, Berlin and National…

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six seasons

The Art Gallery of Western Australia’s (AGWA) new exhibition space, Six Seasons Gallery (named after the Noongar weather patterns), is dedicated to the display and interpretation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from the State Art Collection. Opening on 29 July is the first display, ‘Outside: Matters of the heart in Indigenous art’, of paintings, photography, drawings, prints and sculpture that alert the audience to the history and experiences of being an outsider in white Australian society. Artists include Shane Pickett, Lance (Tjyllyungoo) Chadd, Danie Mellor, Brenda L. Croft, Lena Nyadbi and Lin Onus. As part of the ‘Six Seasons’ project, the AGWA plans to digitise its Indigenous art collection. The first phase is underway with 150 key works available online by spring. artgallery.wa.gov.au State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia.…

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nite art

A one-night only event showcasing visual art and performance opens at 6pm on Thursday 27 July, hosted by the City of Melbourne over three locations; the University of Melbourne, Central City and Arts Precinct. Visitors can experience a range of artistic practices from exhibitions and displays featuring over 60 local and international artists to curator-led art walks, film screenings and music across a network of galleries, artist-run initiatives, museums and new spaces for discovery. Highlights include: ‘Blood’ by Jordan Eagles (US) at Science Gallery, The Other Film Festival at The Kiln, Arts Centre Melbourne, Cyrus Tang’s recent works at Arts West, and visiting international German artist Fabian Knecht’s Lecture Performance from 8-9.30pm at Forum Theatre Arts West. niteart.com.au Courtesy the artist and alexander levy gallery, Berlin…