Liz Coats will talk about her art practice, beginning with the early work, Garden #1 from 1981.
"Experimenting with the physicality of colour media is essential for perceptual resonance and equilibrium in my work with abstraction. I like to mix and apply fluid paint so that the colours spread according to their inherent consistency, while retaining contact with an embedded framework. The paintings have increasingly suggested unpremeditated ‘organic’ parallels, and I have embraced this as an enrichment of content."--Liz Coats
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Aida Tomescu @ NAS: Talking Drawing. Art Forum
Romanian born Australian artist, Aida Tomescu studied at the Institute of Fine Arts in Bucharest and at the City Art Institute in Sydney. Anne Lewis first showed her work at the seminal Gallery A in Sydney in 1983. Tomescu abstract paintings and drawings grew larger and more powerful over time. With over thirty solo shows to date, Tomescu is one of Australia’s most distinctive and well- respected artists.
Tomescu is the recipient of a host of prestigious art prizes, including the Sulman Prize, the Wynne prize and the Dobell Prize for Drawing, her work is currently on view in the NAS Gallery as part of the Contemporary Australian Drawing exhibition, 2013.
Tomescu’s work is well represented in the major museums, regional, university and corporate collections in Australia and internationally, including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of South Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand and the British Museum, London.
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Art of America
A three-part BBC documentary series presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, exploring the history of American art. In the first episode "Looking for Paradise", Andrew Graham-Dixon embarks on an epic journey from east to west, following in the footsteps of the pioneers who built the foundations of modern America. In the second episode "Modern Dreams", Andrew discovers how visionary artists and architects helped America remove itself from Europe's shadow. And in the third and final episode "What Lies Beneath", Andrew Graham-Dixon feels the pulse of contemporary American art from New York to LA.
Shut up little man: an audio misadventure.
The most important audio recording released in the nineties wasn't a collection of songs by a self-tortured alternative star. The most important recording released in the grunge era was entitled SHUT UP LITTLE MAN! It was a covert audio recording of two older drunken men living in a small flat in San Francisco, who spent their available free time yelling, screaming, hitting and generally abusing each other. The phenomenon began in 1987 when Eddie and Mitch (two young punks from the Mid West), moved next door to Peter Haskett (a flamboyant gay man), and Raymond Huffman (a raging homophobe).
This ultimate odd-couple hated each other with raging abandon, and through the paper-thin walls their alcohol-fuelled rants terrorised Eddie and Mitch. Fearing for their lives they began to tape record evidence of the insane goings on from next door. In recording Pete and Ray's unique dialogue, the boys accidentally created one of the world's first 'viral' pop-culture sensations. Their tapes went on to inspire a cult following, spawning sell-out CD's, comic artworks by Dan Clowes (Ghostworld), stage-plays, music from the likes of Devo and a Hollywood feeding frenzy. Matthew Bate explores the blurring boundaries between privacy, art and exploitation.
PHOTO. Vol 2. 5 episodes
Covering all the major movements and trends in the history of photography, this authoritative series goes behind some of the most famous images of the last 150 years, analysing and using quirky visual techniques to illustrate the works and show how they were achieved.
Ep. 1.New Visions: Experimental Photography of the 1920s
Ep. 2. Press Usage
Ep. 3. The Inventors, 1830-1840.
Ep.4. Intimate Photography
Ep. 5. The Appropriationist Movement.
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