Palya Art has a long history of working with, and for, Indigenous peoples living in far reaching communities across NorthWest Australia.
“PALYA”, (a Pintupi greeting word) is an outstanding exhibition of fine, traditional and contemporary Aboriginal artworks, with impeccable provenance, from North West Australia.
Image: Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Syaw (Fishnet) (2012). Synthetic Polymer Paint on Belgian Linen. 990 x 980 mm ©Regina Wilson, Durrmu Arts and Palya Art 2012
greyscale spectrum marks George Papadimas’ first exhibition in his native Melbourne after a nine-year period of living and working in Ho Chi Minh City and New York City.
Papadimas has created a series of works that reflect his ongoing fascination with numerical logic and colour to explore themes of duality. Using multiple computer programs to manipulate colour and numerical information, Papadimas has created forms of highly saturated hues that are surprisingly biomorphic given their mathematical foundation.
Image: Untitled (Five) (2015). Archival Digital C print, Diasec Mounted. 140cm x 61 cm
Program Two: Conflict & Identity
SHORTS@45 is a new series of readings by authors and actors held every two months, celebrating the best short story writing at home and overseas.
Program two contributors include:
Maxine Beneba Clarke
SHORTS@45 is curated by Dina Ross, and presented in association with Reader’s Feast Bookstore and the Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin.
PLEASE NOTE: level access may not be available for this event. If you require level access, please contact us on 03 9662 9966 to discuss.
Images: graphic design by Miranda Costa.
Steph Bolt photo documents daily life. The subject matter is deliberately non heroic and celebrates our differences and similarities.
Central elements of Bolt’s art practice are photography, travel and colour. Through print and sculptural media she observes, records and explores the commonality of everyday life, often finding humour within this.
This new body of work focuses on the people around Melbourne.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Image: lollypop lady, 2015, acrylic sheet & plywood, 2400 x 1200mm.
Saray Iluminado perform Sevdah, the traditional songs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Sephardic Jewish Romances from the Balkans. Its repertoire celebrates the ancient Balkan cities where a multitude of cultures coexisted and thrived in cosmopolitan artistic environments. This repertoire includes songs that speak of the universal themes of love, grief, of various societal changes or of the unique Sephardic Jewish life in the cities such as Sarajevo, Mostar and others.
Saray Iluminado includes Nela Trifkovic, a Bosnian-Australian composer and singer, Australia’s leading Klezmer and Sephardic musician Ernie Gruner, and multi-instrumentalists William Thompson and Kelly Dowall, who share a passion for Balkan, Turkish and Mediterranean music.
Image: Saray Iluminado. Photo by Alta Truden.
With Colin Moody & Belinda McClory
A radical abstraction by Colin Moody.
Directed by Chris Mead.
MR & MRS MACBETH is an attempt at a radical abstraction of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. It places literature’s most infamous couple in a holding pen of infinite justice. Here all their lost dreams and thwarted ambitions are thrown back at them as they torture themselves with only the lines of the play to give voice to. It is perhaps, if hell exists, a private cell in Dante’s Inferno. Permanently awaiting an execution that will never arrive.
Image: Rough Beast.
Flight from Silence
Flight from Silence honours lost memories and untold experiences. Artists Lisa Sewards and Anna Taylor deliver bodies of work that both complement and define the other.
Taylor’s Home Sweet Home – a Memorial for families of veterans is a collection of unique state artist books which contain the stories of women and children who have vicariously experienced the impact of war. Taylor’s multi layered paintings depict key war sites referred to by the families, seen from the air.
Seward’s work illuminates war heroes of the feathered kind; the carrier pigeons who contributed toward saving countless lives during WW2. In an installation of vintage drop parachutes the avian and wartime experience of flight, risk and valour subtly converge.
Lisa Sewards: Saturday 16 May, 2pm
Anna Taylor: Saturday 23 May, 2pm
Closing drinks with the artists:
Saturday 30 May, 2pm – 4pm
(including a performance by Cate Taylor)
Images: (TOP) White Vision, 2015, Lisa Sewards, mixed media on BFK Rives 300gsm, 500mm x 600 mm, unique state. Photo
Chrisvan der Spuy. (BOTTOM) Siberia (detail), 2015, Anna Taylor, acrylic paint and ink drawing, 760mm x 760 mm. Photo Michelle Ferriera.
Call for submissions!
fortyfivedownstairs and Future Leaders are inviting submissions from final year Visual Arts students in the fields of painting and drawing for the inaugural Emerging Artist Award 2015.
A selection of approximately 20 artworks will be chosen for a two-week exhibition from 23 June 2015 at fortyfivedownstairs, with $3000 worth of prizes awarded to the finalists whose work most closely aligns with the Award selection criteria.
Please send proposals to fortyfivedownstairs at 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000 or via email to email@example.com by 5pm on May 8 2015.
See the submission form for more information.
Image: fortyfivedownstairs gallery, image by Alix Bromley and Talya Chalefy (2009). Design by Elle Bentley.