Wednesday, 21 September 2016

New DVDs this week

The following DVDs have been added to our collection this week. You will find them on display at the library desk. Click on the call number link to see if they are available, and see library staff if you need any assistance.

Carolyn McKenzie-Craig @ NAS

Carolyn McKenzie-Craig is a lecturer in Printmaking at the National Art School. Her Art Forum will discuss her current studio investigation of the intersection of indexical reprographic media and graphic drawing methodologies. These material concerns will be related to the history of print media and its close relationship to the construction of normalcy through visual typologies. Social typologies that are instrumental in sustaining positions of power are deconstructed in her practice through performance and drawing rituals. Using irony and trope, gestures that define fixed social positions are parodied in Carolyn’s practice to query such stereotypes and their use to justify forms of exclusion and privilege.

Traditional media in drawing and printmaking as well as new technologies in the digital arena are used to expand the definition of print media to also include the broader term of reprographic media.


Andrew Leslie - SNO Director @ NAS

Sydney Non Objective Contemporary Art Projects is an artist run initiative located in the Sydney inner city suburb of Marrickville, one of Australia’s most culturally diverse areas.Andrew Leslie is the current director and in this Art Forum he will speak about SNO’s exhibition program, operations and his role.

SNO was established in 2005 to provide an alternative critical position within contemporary Australian art supported by a curated public exhibition and education program. SNO operates as a research centre with a focus on non-objective art in all its forms, developing and presenting new ideas to a wide audience. This includes contemporary readings of historical artistic and curatorial positions. Since 2005 the curated public exhibition program has generated 126 monthly exhibitions showing more than 350 artists from Australia and overseas. It focuses on visual art, sound, performance and writing with an education program that includes seminars, lectures, artist talks and publications.

In developing this cross platform approach SNO has established a number of important projects with specific aims. These include embracing the temporal arts as a core part of the program, a focus on providing support to young and emerging artists, the creation of intergenerational relationships by linking emerging and established artists, the development of international networks with similar artist collectives in Europe, Asia and the USA, a resulting series of international exchanges and exhibitions, a publishing hub and regular lectures and seminars aimed at increasing awareness of contemporary non-objective art.


Art21 - Balance

In what ways can art convey equilibrium or disequilibrium? What is reality? How do artists perceive and express it? This episode features artists whose works explore the distinctions between balance and imbalance, and demonstrate that the smallest change in a line, a formal element, or a structure can be a radical proposition. (summary taken from

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Art21 - Play

Spontaneous and joyful, subversive or amusing, play can take many forms in daily life as well as in contemporary art. The "Art in the Twenty-First Century" documentary “Play” explores the work of the artists Oliver Herring, Arturo Herrera, Jessica Stockholder, and Ellen Gallagher, and concludes with an original video artwork by Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler. (summary taken from

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