Category: artists

What Still Remains: Ginninderra Blacksmiths installation

As part of the 2012 Heritage Festival, “What Still Remains: Ginninderra Blacksmith’s Workshop” was a one evening video installation by a great couple of artists whom it is a pleasure to know: Janice Kuczkowski and Joseph Falsone. With Joseph’s beautiful words and Janice’s fabulous video skills, the work brought into context the history of what […]

Screen Graphics exhibition opening

Canberra needs to have it snow. With it’s cold grey government buildings, grey deciduous trees, fogged and frosted mornings and an icy persistent chill in the air it would be best for its identity if it could actually produce the white fluffy stuff. It might even help soften its outside reputation. As it is it […]

Sean Scully in his Studio

Fantastic documentary video of Sean Scully in his studio in Germany, talking about his life, making art and introducing us to his partner and young child. Nicely shot and edited by Lawrence Topham of The Guardian. We see the countryside around Mooseurach – of winter shades of pearl – reflected in the tones of Scully’s […]

E.L.K. on JJJ

For those listening to the radio on Tuesday 15 Feb you might have heard the sounds of Canberra’s very own award-winning stencil artist (and fellow ex-next-door M16 Artspace studio renter) E.L.K. (ie. Luke Cornish) brandishing his spray cans in the carpark of the Triple J studios. There is now a page on the Triple J […]

Artist/Illustrator of the Week – Henry Darger

Henry Darger, was “discovered” after his death in 1973 with a 15 000 page manuscript In the Realms of the Unreal (if that sounds familiar it’s because he is referenced by other artists and musicians including Sufjan Stevens and Natalie Merchant). The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the […]

Artist of the Week: Cecily Brown

Internationally acclaimed artist Cecily Brown’s work brings together a visual display of half-described forms. Anthropomorphic shapes emerge from the painterly surface in colours that are fleshy and raw. Arms, limbs, heads appear writhing, squirming, wrestling in some sort of movement. Her brush marks are bold, frantic and emerge straight from her gut. The directness is […]

Marc Rambeau at Beaver Galleries

Opening on Thursday 17 June at 6pm is an exhibition of landscape paintings and works on paper by French-born artist Marc Rambeau. The works featured within this post are just a small sample from his extensive website and hence, I’m guessing, aren’t in this most recent exhibition but from what the Beaver invite shows me, […]

Artist of the Day: Tim Johnson

At the Dominik Mersch Gallery in Sydney and finishing tomorrow is an exhibition of Tim Johnson’s paintings. Johnson has been around for quite a while now having consistently exhibited since 1970. Originally he was involved in performance and installation art having given up painting to pursue this, congruous with the 70s period of exploring and […]

Bot, Grace at Beaver

Off we went to visit galleries on Saturday. Even after 10 years in Canberra one can still get lost trying to get to one’s destination. But got there we eventually did to be treated to a show of G.W. Bot’s quirky paintings, prints and sculpture and Holly Grace’s exquisite glassware (and excellent cake and coffee from the […]