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Art Almanac November 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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Established in 2010, ‘[not|fair]’ is an independent stage for visual artists dedicated to those who are unknown or overlooked with the event itself outside the traditional retail model of a fair with a hybrid form both as curated survey exhibition and commercial event. This year the original founders, artists Sam Leach and Tony Lloyd and writer Ashley Crawford, will produce the Melbourne show with over 40 emerging artists to present recent and new work in an industrial setting across six buildings on James Street, Windsor from 11 to 14 November. Ara Dolation, Jason Phu, Pia Murphy, Robert Hague, Datsun Tran, Pip Ryan, Laetitia Olivier-Gargano, Magda Cebokli and Lucy James will be participating amongst an array of intriguing multidisciplinary practices. notfair.com.au…

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in cahoots

‘In Cahoots: artists collaborate across Country’ is a major new creative project partnering artists from six Aboriginal art centres with leading independent artists from around the country in an exchange of ideas, skills and materials through a series of residencies. ‘In Cahoots’ culminates in an exhibition at Fremantle Arts Centre from 25 November to 28 January 2018. Artist talks and gallery tours will take place on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November as well as workshops run by Indigenous artists where you can learn to sculpt your own clay coolamon or spin human hair into strands of string for weaving. A panel discussion on Monday 27 November highlights the ideas and issues central to cross-cultural collaboration in Australia today. fac.org.au Courtesy the artists, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Warakurna Artists, Western Australia…

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boomalli celebrates 30 years

In 1987 ten artists set out to challenge perceptions of urban-based Aboriginal artists in mainstream Australian art society. They formed Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative as a new a new platform for local and regional NSW artists. Thirty years on they mark this milestone with works from founding members Michael Riley (1960-2004), Avril Quaill, Tracey Moffatt, Fiona Foley, Brenda L. Croft, Jeffrey Samuels, Euphemia Bostock, Fern Martins, Bronwyn Bancroft and Arone Meeks on view in ‘The Boomalli Ten’ exhibition curated by Djon Mundine. The show opens at 6pm on Friday 3 November at Boomalli, Leichhardt on until January 2018. The co-operative’s long-standing operations have, and continue to be fundamental in the support and encouragement of members past, present and future. Courtesy the artist and Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, Sydney…

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latrobe: art x film

The newly renovated Latrobe Regional Gallery is staging two filmic exhibitions with work from international artists this summer. ‘René Magritte: The Revealing Image’ looks back, presenting 132 photos and 18 films for the first time in Australia up until 19 November, in collaboration with the Surrealist artist’s (1889-1967) Belgian foundation. ‘Magritte used photography and film for a range of purposes, including as exemplars for paintings and commercial work, circumventing the need for live models, improvising scenes with friends, and recording family events and images of other Brussels Surrealists’, explains visiting Chief Curator, Xavier Canonne. Until 3 December ‘MINE/The Film will always be with you’ introduces new video art from South African artists including William Kentridge. latroberegionalgallery.com Courtesy Brachot Gallery, Brussels and Latrobe Regional Gallery, Victoria…

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‘HOBIENNALE 2017’, a new festival celebrating art and responding to our current climate of uncertainty from around the Antipodes will make its debut in Hobart from 3 to 12 November. For the big kick-off, 100 emerging and mid-career artists will be presented in a constellation of 18 exhibitions assembled across venues around the port city, including local galleries, art collectives and institutions. The program will comprise a rich assortment of talks, music, and performance alongside public and gallery-based artworks in a range of media. Highlights include: ‘Northland and Intraference’ by The Curated Shelf and Radio 33 (TAS), ‘The Romantic Picturesque’ by PLAY_station (NZ), and ‘Talk Back’ by Visual Bulk (TAS). hobiennale.com…

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‘Self-made: zines and artist books’ showcases the eclectic world of independent publishing from exquisite DIY artist books to radical low-fi zines all on show at State Library Victoria until 12 November. In partnership with The Sticky Institute, ‘Self-made’ presents over 170 works including rarely-seen material from the library’s collection providing a history of the magazine sub-culture and its affiliation with influential counter-cultural movements and social activism. A dedicated reading lounge and guided tours are on offer as well as ‘Zine-making: words + art + identity’, a hands-on workshop for secondary students exploring art and zines from medieval times to today’s scene until 10 November. The exhibition will tour regional galleries in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia from July 2018 to November 2019. slv.vic.gov.au…