A&D Postgrad Projects
- When 11 Aug - 28 Aug 2017
CNR OXFORD ST & GREENS RD PADDINGTON NSW 2021
TUES TO SAT, 10AM-5PM
+61 2 8936 0888
In this Postgrad Projects series, UNSW Galleries presents the work of three artists currently candidates in higher degree research programs at UNSW Art & Design: Monika Behrens, Paul Ogier and Morgan Veness. Each artists work is the culmination of practice-led research in either our MFA and PhD programs. While each project is distinctive, they are linked by a commitment to critical investigation, reappraisal and renewal.
Monika Behren’s practice-based research into traditional 17th century Dutch Still Life painting focusing on the sub-genres of ‘pronk’, ‘breakfast’, ‘hunting trophies’ and ‘floral’. The work reconfigures still life painting to allow new ways of seeing painted objects within the aesthetics of the tradition.
Paul Ogier’s work is an exploration into photography and two mainland Australian atomic test sites. It looks at the post-atomic Australian landscape with an emphasis on the South Australian atomic test sites established by the British at Maralinga and Emu Field at the beginning of the Cold War.
Morgan Veness conceives the gallery as a literal shoreline where the debris that washed up on the shores of a small Japanese island, during his time living there, are transported to the gallery as reformatted material links, data or visual documents. Inviting visitors to take small fragments away with them, Morgan’s research examines processes of acquiring and “letting go”.
Image: Monika Behrens, That was then this is now V (detail) 2016, oil on canvas, 72x92cm. Courtesy the artist.
Saturday 12 August, 11am UNSW Galleries
Recalling artworks: Handling images as hallucinations
Increasingly focussed on blindness as a radical critical position and as a generative principle, Fayen d’Evie’s work takes a unique approach to the experience of artworks. Her performative and participatory lecture will engage audiences in embodied readings of artworks, tactile mnemonics, and sensory recall.
Kathy Ramsey and guest speaker Marika Riley
As part of a young generation of artists and curators, Kathy and Marika speak of their practices, and tradition and innovation in the work from Warmun Arts Centre, WA.
Prizes and Awards. What comes next? Panel Discussion
Thursday 24 August, 6pm UNSW Galleries
A panel of practitioners will discuss opportunities for early career artists: Monika Behrens, artist and A&D PhD candidate; Consuelo Cavaniglia, artist and curator of John Fries Award 2017; Claudia Nicholson, artist represented in John Fries Award 2017 and Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists. Chaired by Penelope Benton, Acting Co-Executive Director, National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).
John Fries Award 2017 curator and artist talk
Thursday 31 August, 6pm UNSW Galleries
Exhibiting artists and the Award curator Consuelo Cavaniglia take audiences through the exhibition in a discussion about the artworks and the Award.
Download August Public Programs at UNSW Galleries here.