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Art Almanac September 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

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the big anxiety

Australian and international artists, scientists and technology experts will join forces to re-imagine the state of mental health in the 21st century from 20 September to 11 November for the ‘The Big Anxiety’, an initiative of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in association with the Black Dog Institute. Sixty events across Sydney will stage a range of media and experiences from exhibitions to theatre and the art of conversation in an effort to create meaningful encounters that increase curiosity and empathy, decrease stigma, support neuro-diversity and promote psychological and emotional well-being in our society. A number of exhibitions will be held across Sydney, we encourage you to check the festival’s comprehensive website for more detail. ‘We Are All Affected’ is an exhibition co-curated by Khaled Sabsabi and Nur Shkembi…

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sydney contemporary

Carriageworks will become a hive of activity for the arts community and its audience from 7 to 10 September for ‘Sydney Contemporary’, an annual event on the Australian arts calendar. A host of local, national and international galleries will feature the best in contemporary art with new work to be revealed through a diverse range of established and emergent arts practices across six platforms: Current, Future, Paper, Performance, Installation and Video. The program includes conversation with leading creatives, a children’s play-scape created by Japanese-Australian artist Hiromi Tango and the chance to see the latest in art publications. Art Almanac will be at the fair, please come and say hello. Opening night includes music, food and performance on Thursday 7 September, 5-9pm. sydneycontemporary.com.au…

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speaking volumes

Fremantle Arts Centre is showcasing a selection of artists’ books from the City of Fremantle Art Collection from 22 September to 11 November. The award-winning books collected over 20 years present an opportunity to get up-close and personal with these unique objects. ‘Speaking Volumes’ includes pieces by Dianne Longley (SA), Jan Davis (VIC), Peter Charuk (NSW), Marieke Dench (VIC), Antonietta Covino-Beehre (VIC), Joel Gailer (VIC) and Damiano Bertoli (VIC). Combining a range of papers, mediums, printmaking techniques and processes these remarkable books challenge the act of reading and invite us to consider our understanding of what constitutes art. An artist talk will take place on Saturday 23 September, 2-4pm at the gallery. fac.org.au Courtesy the artist and Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia…

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spring. 1883

Some unconventional guests are checking in to Sydney’s Establishment Hotel from 6 to 9 September. ‘Spring. 1883’ is an art fair that favours intimate and eccentric interiors, releasing contemporary art from the ‘tyranny’ of the white box; founded by Melbourne gallerists Geoff Newton, Neon Parc, Vikki McInnes and Kate Barber of Sarah Scout Presents and art advisor Vasili Kaliman. In addition to the select 24 galleries from the region, New Zealand and New York, viewers will discover performance and installation from Heather B Swann and Eve Armstrong. spring1883.com Courtesy the artist and Neon Parc, Melbourne…

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52 artists 52 actions

Backed by the people-power of crowd funding ‘52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS’ is a new program from Sydney’s Artspace which commissions an artist from Australia or Asia to create a new work. Spanning one year, 52 artists will address political and social issues in the form of an ‘action’ in their local community. Artspace Director Alexie Glass-Kantor elaborated that the project is “a democratic means of sharing, connecting and engaging artists and audiences with critical contemporary issues.” Some participants have been announced including Richard Bell, Deborah Kelly and Vernon Ah Kee as well as presentations from Tromarama, Indonesia, Anida Yoeu Ali, Cambodia, Hit Man Gurung, Nepal and Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, South Korea. Follow weekly projects on Instagram @52ARTISTS52ACTIONS artspace.org.au Courtesy the artist and Artspace, Sydney…

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channels festival

‘Channels: The Australian Video Art Festival ’ is the only event of its kind in Australia. Its sole focus is on contemporary video art and culture and this year’s theme ‘futures of’ invites more than 90 Australian and international artists to present ideas of what the future, in relation to current world events may bring. ‘Channels’ features a full program of exhibitions, screenings, talks and public programs across Melbourne venues from 1 to 10 September. “In the current political and social landscape, our imagined future state is often broadly speculated and debated within mainstream dialogue. This year’s artists responded with their interpretations of what this might be based on their current experiences, hopes and ideals, making us question whether we are destined for something utopian or perhaps something darker,” says artistic…