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WE ARE HERE: An exploration of contemporary portraiture as a response to hatred and hope

Today is the last day of this really wonderful exhibition which if you have time I encourage you to go see. I found this show very poignant and moving. Running from 6th to the 29th May 2016 at the Glen Eira City Council Gallery which is on the corner of Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads in Caulfield (Monday to Friday 10am–5pm, Weekends 1pm–5pm).

"Presented by The Contemporary Collective, this exhibition features photography; painting; sculpture; jewellery; video; mixed media; and installations by renowned artists  Benjamin Armstrong, Irene Barberis, Godwin Bradbeer, Bindi Cole-Chocka, Carmella Grynberg, Linde Ivimey, Shoshanna Jordan, Jane Korman, Lillianne Milgrom, Victor Majzner, Hedy Ritterman, Avital Sheffer, Lousje Skala, Linda Wachtel and Guan Wei.

Curated by Dr Helen Light AM, this exhibition includes works by these artists who have responded to personal and collective histories and viewpoints regarding the trauma of war, and The Holocaust in particular. The artists' interpretation of contemporary portraiture further encourages a critical engagement with ideas around memorialization and representation. This exhibition honours post-war refugees who journeyed across the globe in order to establish new lives and families. Their stories are pertinent to current debates concerning refugees and asylum seekers." -Glen Eira City Council Gallery

Enjoy the following photos from the show.

000Linda Wachtel,We are here, 2015, Pigment print on archival cotton rag, 100 x 1400cm

001'WE ARE HERE: An exploration of contemporary portraiture as a response to hatred and hope' gallery view. (Linda Wachtel & Godwin Bradbeer)

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'WE ARE HERE: An exploration of contemporary portraiture as a response to hatred and hope' gallery view. (Godwin Bradbeer, Lillianna Milgrom, Linde Ivimey & Lousje Skala)

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'WE ARE HERE: An exploration of contemporary portraiture as a response to hatred and hope' gallery view. (Shoshanna Jordan, Irene Barberis & Carmella Grynberg)

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Shoshanna Jordan, Mir Zehnen Do, 2016, pigment print on acid free cotton paper 100 x100cm each

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Guan Wei, up in the clouds, No.5, 2012, bronze sculpture, 52 x 32 x 24cm

006Linde Ivimey, Heirloom, 2012, antique and vintage crystal, glass, silver, brass, water, electricity, 28 x 33 x 33cm

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Jane Korman, Whistle While You Work, 2014, Video, 05:05min (Still Video)

009'WE ARE HERE: An exploration of contemporary portraiture as a response to hatred and hope' gallery view. (Hedy Ritterman, Avital Sheffer & Linde Ivimey)

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'WE ARE HERE: An exploration of contemporary portraiture as a response to hatred and hope' gallery view. (Lousje Skala, Shoshanna Jordan & Hedy Ritterman)

Shun Kawakami:Snow Landscapes

We have a wonderful new writer Liam Anderson. Enjoy his first post.

 

Opening this Friday, 25th of September at Backwoods Gallery (25 Easey Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia) is the new solo show by the Japanese artist/designer Shun Kawakami. I had the chance to see his work before it opens.The show reflects the Japanese tradition of Yohaku, or the love of empty space.

 

The work is broken down into two cycles.They form a panorama when you view them collectively. This creates a barren landscape that is cold and hostile while retaining a deadly sense of serenity and beauty. The imaged landscapes were constructed from photographs originating from a rare snow shower that deposited 20cm of snow in Tokyo in 2012; it normally does not snow in Tokyo. Kawakami then stitched the individual trees to form these snowscapes. The paper and the wall scrolls were created in collaboration with Living National Treasure recipients who are Masters in their respective crafts.

 

I recommend this show to all those who like photography or appreciate excellent craftsmanship on hand made traditional Japanese paper.

 

Shun kawakami, Snow Landscapes:Tokyo 1, Photograph on Washi paper with Translucent Sumi Calligraphy by Gen Miyamura 55 x 79cm

 

You can see the clear Sumi ink brushed over the works in this photograph. It gives the work a sense of motion that may reflect the wind rustling the trees.

 

(Detail) Shun kawakami, Snow Landscapes:Tokyo 3, Photograph on Washi paper with Translucent Sumi Calligraphy by Gen Miyamura 55 x 79cm

(Detail) Shun kawakami, Snow Landscapes:TokyoMoats  3, Photograph on Washi paper with Translucent Sumi Calligraphy by Gen Miyamura 55 x 79cm

(Detail) Shun kawakami, Snow Landscapes:Tokyo 4, Photograph on Washi paper with Translucent Sumi Calligraphy by Gen Miyamura 55 x 79cm

 

The small works shimmer with the the black floating in the gold-leaf background.

 

Shun kawakami, Snow Landscapes:Gold Tokyo 1, Photograph on Hand Crafted Japanese Gold Leaf 27 x 38.5cm

Shun kawakami, Snow Landscapes:Gold Tokyo Moat 2, Photograph on Hand Crafted Japanese Gold Leaf 27 x 38.5cm

Shun kawakami, Snow Landscapes:Gold Tokyo 1, Photograph on Hand Crafted Japanese Gold Leaf 27 x 38.5cm

 

NEWER 15: Trocadero art space

Sometime you only have 5 mins to see a show… while I was in Footscray having dinner(yes I normally eat very early), I rushed over to have a look at the exhibition NEWER 15 (JAN 21 – JAN 31) at the Trocadero art space. I was happy to see two artist which I mentioned in my previous post 'Monash Grad show: 2014 MADA NOW'. I know there is only one more day to see it but it is a great little show and worth seeing and experiencing. Enjoy my photos…

Emily Yuting _ Chen Little Drop of Poison _ NEWER 15 Trocadero art space art and artists blogEmily Yuting Chen 'Little Drop of Poison'

Jack Brown_  Christina Wu  PVC14 Anastaszia Ward Specimen A Specimen B Specimen C _ NEWER 15 Trocadero art space art and artists blogAnastaszia Ward 'Specimen A, Specimen B, Specimen C', Jack Brown 'Untitled', Christina Wu, 'PVC14'

Roynae Mayes_ Clan_ NEWER 15 Trocadero art space art and artists blogRoynae Mayes 'Clan'

‘Romance Traces’ Tinning Street

I was contacted by one of my followers to go see her show, the talented Lorraine Heller-Nicholas. She is showing at the gallery Tinning Street in Brunswick with the artist Jessie Scott. The show runs until the 19th October 2014… Yes this Sunday! So go have a look this weekend if you have time.

This is my first time at Tinning Street a little gallery tucked away in a very colourful lane way filled with street art. below are some of the images I took of the laneway and exhibition… enjoy!

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Gallery view (Jessie Scott & Lorraine Heller-Nicholas)Lorraine Heller-Nicholas

 Lorraine Heller-Nicholas

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Jessie Scott

* Special thanks to Belinda Wiltshire for telling me about the gallery. 
 

Linda Wachtel- Found Inform

Wow I somehow made it to another amazing opening this week (I'm about to finish my masters writing so hopefully there will be many more post soon). Today I went to Fehily Contemporary  to see Linda Wachtel's beautiful photography. Go have a look, its stunning!