Wednesday, 16 August 2017

New DVDs: Art 21

The following DVDs are on display from 16 - 23 August 2017.

If you would like to borrow any of these DVDs, please see library staff. Otherwise, click on the call number links to check their availability in the library catalogue.

Art 21 presents artists in their private homes and studios, going behind-the-scenes to reveal how artworks and exhibitions are created. Reflecting that intimacy is the series’ signature visual style, which dynamically captures static, immersive, and time-based artworks alike.

Art 21: Boundaries
709.05/ARTT

“Boundaries” features David Altmejd, Tabaimo, Assume Vivid Astro Focus and Lynda Benglis. The artists in this episode synthesize disparate aesthetic traditions, present taboo subject matter, discover innovative uses of media and explore the shape-shifting potential of the human figure.

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Art 21: Memory
709.05/ARTT

How does memory function? What is history? How do contemporary artists frame the past in their work? “Memory” explores these questions through the work of the artists Susan Rothenberg, Mike Kelley, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Josiah McElheny, and concludes with an original video artwork by Teresa Hubbard & Alexander Birchler. The episode is introduced by Isabella Rossellini.

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Art 21: Romance
709.05/ARTT

What role does intuition, emotion, fantasy and escapism play in contemporary art? “Romance” explores these questions in the work of the artists Pierre Huyghe, Judy Pfaff, Lari Pittman and Laurie Simmons.

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Thursday, 10 August 2017

New books in August

The following titles will be on display from 10 August.- 17 August. If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display see library staff. Otherwise click on the call number link to check the library catalogue.

Lisa Kuskavage
759.13/YUSK
9780847846481: Lisa Yuskavage: The Brood: Paintings 1991-2015
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"Accompanying a major exhibition, this stunning survey and important monograph highlights more than two decades’ worth of Lisa Yuskavage’s brilliant and controversial paintings"

Concrete Cuba: Cuban Geometric Abstraction from the 1950's
709.7291/CUBA

Concrete Cuba: Cuban Geometric Abstraction from the 1950s
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"Concrete Cuba, produced on the occasion of the 2015–16 exhibition at David Zwirner, marks one of the first major presentations outside Cuba to focus on concretism in Cuba, and includes important works from the late 1940s through the early 1960s by the 12 artists who were associated with the group: Pedro Álvarez, Wifredo Arcay, Mario Carreño, Salvador Corratgé, Sandú Darié, Luis Martínez Pedro, Alberto Menocal, José M. Mijares, Pedro de Oraá, José Ángel Rosabal, Loló Soldevilla and Rafael Soriano."

Australiana to Zeitgeist
709.94074/LOUG
Australiana to Zeitgeist : An A-Z of Contemporary Australian Art - Melissa Loughnan
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The A–Z of Contemporary Australian Art. From Australiana to Zeitgeist with Kitsch, Land Art and Xerox in between, this book brings together the work of 78 dynamic Australian artists you need to know, now.

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal
741.092/CAJA
9781419722271: Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal
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"Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934) was the father of modern neuroscience and an exceptional artist. He devoted his life to the anatomy of the brain, the body’s most complex and mysterious organ. His superhuman feats of visualization, based on fanatically precise techniques and countless hours at the microscope, resulted in some of the most remarkable illustrations in the history of science."

Rebecca Warren: Every Aspect of Bitch Magic
730.92/WARR

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"Rebecca Warrens first monograph is chronological review of her career to date. Showing both key works and installation shots, (including the Turner Prize, Serpentine Gallery, the 54th Venice Biennale and numerous interntional solo exhibitions) her work is further contextualised with an essay by Bice Curiger, editor of Parkett."

Susan Weil: Moving Pictures
709.2/WEIL
9788857206462: Susan Weil
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"The first monograph on the American artist Susan Weil, a respected figure in modern art history. A longtime fixture in the New York art scene, Susan Weil has always maintained an adventurous attitude toward material and form even as she continued to paint self-assuredly in both abstract and representational modes."

Reductionism in Art and Brain Science
700.1/KAND

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"Are art and science separated by an unbridgeable divide? Can they find common ground? In this new book, neuroscientist Eric R. Kandel, whose remarkable scientific career and deep interest in art give him a unique perspective, demonstrates how science can inform the way we experience a work of art and seek to understand its meaning."

William Yang: Stories of Love and Death
779.092/YANG

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"Acclaimed photographer William Yang has captured the zeitgeist like no-one else, providing a very personal insight into the evolution of Mardi Gras, the spectre of AIDS, Sydney’s theatrical and social scenes, and changing notions of ‘belonging’ in multicultural Australia."

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

August Art Prizes


The Paddington Art Prize, Northbridge Art Prize 2017, The Hornsby Art Prize, Mosman Art Prize, XI FIP World Polo Championship Art Exhibition


The Paddington Art Prize


The Paddington Art Prize is a $25,000 National acquisitive prize, awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. Established in 2004 by Arts Patron, Marlene Antico OAM, this National prize takes its place among the country’s most lucrative and highly coveted painting prizes.

The prize encourages the interpretation of the landscape as a significant contemporary genre, its long tradition in Australian painting as a key contributor to our national ethos, and is a positive initiative in private patronage of the arts in Australia.

Such is the popularity of the prize that in 2016, a new record was set in the number of entries submitted in one year. Also in 2016, Marlene inaugurated a $5,000 non-acquisitive prize for a young artist and also welcomed Chris Antico, her son as Co-principal Sponsor of the prize. The Paddington Art Prize appreciates the ongoing generosity of the following key sponsors and supporters: Marlene Antico OAM, Chris Antico, UNSW Art & Design, The Sydney Art Store, Sofala Cottage, Charvin Oils, Lucio’s Italian Restaurant, Tracey Deep Floral Sculptures, Valiant Hire and Woollahra Municipal Council.

This year, artist’s submissions for the Paddington Art Prize will be available in early April. The Exhibition of National Finalists will open on Thursday, 12th October, 6-8pm and will be current until Sunday 22nd October.



Northbridge Art Prize 2017


The Northbridge Art Prize is an annual exhibition showcasing the diverse talents of emerging and established artists (both local and interstate). The exhibition is now in its 11th year with over 100 entries displayed each year. There will be exciting art workshops and lectures during the exhibition.  All works for sale.

$4000 Grand Prize
Entries close 11 September 2017
To be judged by Bernadette Trela - Artist/Tutor
Exhibition 15 – 27 September 2017

The Hornsby Art Prize


The Hornsby Art Prize is an annual art award and exhibition organised and sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council and delivered in partnership with the Hornsby Art Society. The Hornsby Art Prize is aimed at encouraging the creative talents of people and providing a showcase for their works. 

In 2017, there are four different entry categories; including Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and 3D works. The major prize is worth $10,000 cash and is sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council. Eligible entrants will also be considered for the Hornsby Shire Emerging Artist and the Hornsby Shire Outstanding Local Artist Awards.
Entries close midnight, Sunday 10 September, 2017.
The Hornsby Art Prize Finalists Exhibition will be held at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby from Wednesday 15 November through to Sunday 26 November.



Mosman Art Prize


Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia's oldest and most prestigious local government art award.  It was founded by the artist, architect and arts advocate, Alderman Allan Gamble, at a time when only a small handful of art prizes were in existence in Australia and the community had very little support and few opportunities to exhibit their work. 

The inaugural winner in 1947 was a young Margaret Olley. Since the prize has been won by scores of artists including Guy Warren, Grace Cossington Smith, Weaver Hawkins, Nancy Borlase, Lloyd Rees, Anthony Galbraith, Elisabeth Cummings, Tim Johnson, Guan Wei and Michael Zavros among many others. Past adjudicators also include notable Australian art figures such as Margaret Preston, John Olsen, Tim Storrier, Jenny Sages and Edmund Capon.

Mosman Art Gallery is thrilled to announce that in 2017 the Mosman Art Prize will celebrate its 70th year! It regularly attracts over 900 entries annually and currently offers over $40,000 in prizes.
Now in its 70th year the Mosman Art Prize is more relevant than ever before and continues to sit at the centre of contemporary painting practice and is a not to be missed event on the nation's cultural agenda.


XI FIP World Polo Championship Art Exhibition


The XI FIP World Polo Championship Art Exhibition will be held from the 21st to the 29th of October, 2017, in conjunction with the internationally renowned event of the XI FIP World Polo Championship 2017.
Prizes to the value of  $14,000

We warmly invite Australian artists to submit entries into this forthcoming exhibition, which will encompass a diverse range of artistic approaches, materials and practices, including both outdoor and indoor sculpture, and a variety of two-dimensional works. This exhibition will provide selected local and national Australian artists with an opportunity for significant exposure, engaging local, national and global audiences, as well as an estimated 151 million homes, worldwide, viewing the broadcast of the event.



Thursday, 3 August 2017

Library Lunchtime Seminars - Research Tools

Achieve better results with essay writing and research. Learn to use research tools such as Jstor and Proquest Art, Design and Architecture databases to find current full text journal articles online. The library offers lunchtime sessions to help you learn about these amazing resources.
Please sign up at the library desk.

JSTOR
Tuesday 15th August 12.45-1.15 RED Theatre
















Proquest Art, Design and Architecture Database
Thursday 17th August 12.30-1.00 RED Theatre
Tuesday 29th August 12.45-1.15 RED Theatre















New Books in August

The following titles will be on display from 3 August - 10 August. If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display see library staff. Otherwise click on the call number link to check the library catalogue.

Franz West: Where is My Eight?
709.2/WEST
9783863352813: Franz West: Where Is My Eight?
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"The focus of this publication is Franz West’s (1947–2012) Kombi-Werke installations, in which greatly differing individual pieces are brought together and then recomposed into new works. Gathering elements such as fittings, furniture, sculpture, videos and works on paper from all periods--and even works made by artist friends--into grand ensembles, the Kombi-Werke are without doubt key elements in West’s legacy."

Tracey Moffatt: My Horizon
779.092/MOFF
Tracey Moffatt : My Horizon - Natalie King
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"Tracey Moffatt is arguably Australia's most successful artist. She has exhibited in galleries and museums around the world and is the recipient of the International Center of Photography's 2007 Infinity Award for Art. My Horizon is the first book on this esteemed artist in ten years. With all new work, including large-scale photography and film, this publication situates Moffatt's work in the international arena as an artist who consistently takes the tempo of our times.Moffatt has created highly stylized narratives and montage to explore a range of themes, including the complexities of interpersonal relationships, the curiousness of popular culture, and her own deeply felt childhood memories and fantasies."

Winifred Nicholson: Liberation of Colour
759.2/NICH
9781781300466: Winifred Nicholson: Liberation of Colour
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"This new publication explores the whole career of Winifred Nicholson with a special emphasis on her theories of colour. Using specific paintings to examine her ideas and writings about colour the book includes her late ‘prismatic’ pictures which have never been properly explained."

The Story Tellers: Narratives in International Contemporary Art
709.05074/STOR
9788857214801: The Storytellers: Narratives in International Contemporary Art
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"A catalogue inspired by the tradition of Latin American literature and authors such as Jorge Amado, Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, and Gabriel García Márquez. This book explores the unique storytelling tradition that characterizes Latin American literature and has influenced many contemporary artists around the world."

Imagine
779.092/JOHA
9789171263773: Erik Johansson: Imagine
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"Photoshop has changed the photographic arena and created new opportunities for artistic expression. Erik Johansson has made international success with his surreal dream worlds. His pictures are pushing the boundaries of reality. Green fields spread out and suddenly enters into a mighty waterfall, where a mill wheel spins. A summer phages rural idyll breaks away from the scenery and sets out on a journey above the clouds. These images may each consist of about a hundred photographs assembled with precision in the computer - the result is fair and realistic at the same time."

Drawing: The Enactive Evolution of the Practitioner
741.01/CAIN
9781841503257: Drawing: The Enactive Evolution of the Practitioner
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"Drawing: The Enactive Evolution of the Practitioner redefines drawing more holistically as an enactive phenomenon, one reliant on motor responses, and makes connections between a variety of disciplines in order to find out what happens when we draw."

The Body in the Mind
121.68/JOHN
9780226403182: The Body in the Mind: The Bodily Basis of Meaning, Imagination, and Reason
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""There are books—few and far between—which carefully, delightfully, and genuinely turn your head inside out. This is one of them. It ranges over some central issues in Western philosophy and begins the long overdue job of giving us a radically new account of meaning, rationality, and objectivity."—Yaakov Garb, San Francisco Chronicle"

The politics of Aesthetics
111.85/RANC
9781780935355: The Politics of Aesthetics (Bloomsbury Revelations)
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"The Politics of Aesthetics rethinks the relationship between art and politics, reclaiming "aesthetics" from the narrow confines it is often reduced to. Jacques Rancière reveals its intrinsic link to politics by analysing what they both have in common: the delimitation of the visible and the invisible, the audible and the inaudible, the thinkable and the unthinkable, the possible and the impossible."

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

New DVDs 2 August

The following DVDs are on display from 2 - 9 July 2017.

If you would like to borrow any of these DVDs, please see library staff. Otherwise, click on the call number links to check their availability in the library catalogue.


Eric Smith: Not Finished Yet
759.994/SMIT


A documentary film about three times Archibald prize winner Eric Smith and his quest to mount one final exhibition, an endeavour which has been twenty years in the making.

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Art 21: Art in the 21st Century is an award-winning series of programmes in which 100 contemporary artists explain their creations, their creative processes, and their perceptions of art.



Art 21: Place
DVD709.05/ARTT


How does contemporary art address the idea of place? How do artists working today reveal and question commonly held assumptions about land, home, and national identity? The "Art in the Twenty-First Century" documentary Place explores these questions through the work of Richard Serra, Sally Mann, Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen and Pepon Osorio.

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Art 21: Paradox
DVD709.05/ARTT


Paradox investigates the boundaries between abstraction and representation, fact and fiction, order and chaos. Creating juxtapositions that are at times disorienting, playful, and unexpected, these artists engage with the uncertain and plumb accepted assumptions of meaning in art. This film features the artists Allora & Calzadilla, Mark Bradford, Robert Ryman and Catherine Sullivan.

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Art 21: Stories
DVD709.05/ARTT


How do artists tell stories in their work? How does contemporary art reflect and reveal narrative traditions? How does the art of today record and describe the world around us? Art 21 documentary Stories explores these questions through the work of Charles Atlas, Kara Walker, Kiki Smith, Do-Ho Suh, and Trenton Doyle Hancock. The artists in Stories tell stories in their work, reveal narrative traditions, and record and describe the world around us.

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Thursday, 27 July 2017

New Books in July

The following titles will be on display from 27 July - 3 August. If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display see library staff. Otherwise click on the call number link to check the library catalogue.

Andy Goldsworthy: Ephemeral Works 2004 - 2014
730.92/GOLD
9781419717796: Andy Goldsworthy: Ephemeral Works: 2004-2014
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"On an almost daily basis, Andy Goldsworthy makes art using the materials and conditions he encounters wherever he is, be it the land around his Scottish home, the mountain regions of France or Spain, or the sidewalks of New York City, Glasgow, or Rio de Janeiro."

Exploring the Invisible: Art, Science and the Spiritual
700.105/GAMW
9780691121123: Exploring the Invisible: Art, Science, and the Spiritual
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"This sumptuous and stunningly illustrated book shows through words and images how directly, profoundly, and indisputably modern science has transformed modern art."

Hylton Nel: A Curious World
738.092/NEL

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"Potter Hylton Nel has developed a distinctive style of work, rich in references to the decorative arts, literature, art history, and South African life. His plates, bowls, vases, and figurative pieces are idiosyncratically decorated with witty and poignant line drawings and script."

Julian Schnabel Polaroids
779.092/SCHN
Julian Schnabel: Polaroids: Schnabel, Julian] Giloy-Hirtz, Petra
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"This book collects the large-format Polaroids by the American artist and film director Julian Schnabel."

Drawing in the Twenty-First Century
741.01/PERG

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"As a response to the ubiquity of drawing in contemporary consciousness and a corresponding dearth of critical engagement with the medium, these collected essays provide original interpretations of artists' drawing today. "

The Future of the Image
701.17/RANC
9781844672974: The Future of the Image
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"In The Future of the Image, Jacques Rancière develops a fascinating new concept of the image in contemporary art, showing how art and politics have always been intrinsically intertwined. Covering a range of art movements, filmmakers such as Godard and Bresson, and thinkers such as Foucault, Deleuze, Adorno, Barthes, Lyotard and Greenberg, Rancière shows that contemporary theorists of the image are suffering from religious tendencies."

War and Cinema: The Logistics of Perception
791.4309/VIRI
9781844673469: War and Cinema: The Logistics of Perception (Radical Thinkers)
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"Reveals the convergence of perception and destruction in the parallel technologies of warfare and cinema."

Mother Stone: The Vitality of Modern British Sculpture
730.941/MOTH
9780300106855: Mother Stone: The Vitality of Modern British Sculpture (Studies in British Art)
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"In Mother Stone Anne Middleton Wagner looks anew at the carvings of the first generation of British modernists, a group centered around Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, and Jacob Epstein. Wagner probes the work of these sculptors, discusses their shared avant-garde materialism, and identifies a common theme that runs through their work and that of other artists of the period: maternity."

Signs and Machines: Capitalism and the Production of Subjectivity
330.122/LAZZ

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""Capital is a semiotic operator": this assertion by Félix Guattari is at the heart of Maurizio Lazzarato's Signs and Machines, which asks us to leave behind the logocentrism that still informs so many critical theories. Lazzarato calls instead for a new theory capable of explaining how signs function in the economy, in power apparatuses, and in the production of subjectivity."


Thursday, 20 July 2017

New Books in July

The following titles will be on display from 20 July - 27 July. If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display see library staff. Otherwise click on the call number link to check the library catalogue.

Richard Diebenkorn: The Catalogue Raisonne
709.2/DIEB  Vols. 1-4

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"This four-volume catalogue raisonné is the definitive resource on Diebenkorn’s unique works, including his paintings, works on paper, and three-dimensional objects. The first volume gives an overview of the artist’s career, featuring essays by noted scholars John Elderfield, Ruth E. Fine, Jane Livingston, Steven Nash, and Gerald Nordland, as well as an illustrated chronology, list of exhibitions, bibliography, and selection of studio notes. The second volume spans his student and early abstract works; the third volume features his representational works during the Berkeley period; and the fourth volume covers his later periods, as well as his sketchbooks and other little-known private drawings."

Maggi Hambling The Works
759.2/HAMB
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"Not shy of confrontation, Hambling's arresting work has often caused controversy; A Conversation With Oscar Wilde unveiled in 1998, Scallop, her sculpture in Aldeburgh celebrating Benjamin Britten, and most recently her Portrait of Michael Jackson refused by the Royal Academy. All have been hotly debated in the media."

Hylton Nel: Conversations
738.092/NEL
Hylton Nel: Conversations: Nel, Hylton
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"Artist-potter Hylton Nel was born in Zambia in 1941 and grew up on the family farm in the Northern Cape, South Africa. He studied fine art and painting at Rhodes University, Grahamstown between 1961 and 1965, and it was there that Nel began exploring ceramics. He went on to study painting and ceramics at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp for two years, before moving to England in 1969, where he ran an antiques shop."

Performance Ritual Document
700.994/MARS
9781921394973: Performance_Ritual_Document
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"This copiously illustrated publication explores performance art―and its intensive cousin, body art―through live manifestations and reiterations in photographs, film and video. Records such as these, that began to be made early in the history of performance art, have enabled audiences to experience the works long after the artists' original enactments and have triggered the current debate surrounding ‘remediation' in an age of new technology."

Cerith Wyn Evans: the What If?... Scenario (After LG)
730.92/WYNE

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"This catalogue accompanies the eponymous exhibition at TBA21 Augarten in Vienna and brings together threads and voices of leading contemporary artists, scientists, and theoreticians exploring Cerith Wyn Evans s polyphonic oeuvre."

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

New DVDs: Art 21

The following DVDs are on display from 19 - 26 July 2017.

If you would like to borrow any of these DVDs, please see library staff. Otherwise, click on the call number links to check their availability in the library catalogue.


Art21: Art in the 21st Century is an award-winning series of programmes in which 100 contemporary artists explain their creations, their creative processes, and their perceptions of art.


Art 21: Power
DVD709.05/ARTT



From politics to mass media, the theme of power pervades daily life and is reflected in the ideas and concerns of contemporary artists. Art21 documentary Power explores the work of the artists Cai Guo-Qiang, Laylah Ali, Krzysztof Wodiczko, and Ida Applebroog, and concludes with an original video artwork by Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler. Power humanises difficult issues as artists become witnesses and seek to achieve a balance between constructive and destructive energies.

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Art 21: Fantasy
DVD709.05ARTT



Fantasy presents the works of American artist Jeff Koons, German photographer Florian Maier-Aichen, American painter Mary Heilmann and Chinese media artist Cao Fei in an exploration of bringing the imagination to life in unconventional ways. Jeff Koons examines the ethical and spiritual dimensions of art through his computer-aided hand-made sculptures and paintings. Mary Heilmann offers her perspectives on how her spirituality shapes the function of her abstract art installations. The episode explores surrealism through the photography of Florian Maier-Aichen, whose works are digitally altered to separate them from reality. Cao Fei's surrealist multimedia projects blend documentary and magical-realism in a study of the different aspects of role-playing, such as costumes and avatars.

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Art 21: Ecology
DVD709.05ARTT



How is our understanding of the natural world deeply cultural? What is the impact of human activity and technology on this world? In the Ecology episode, artists Robert Adams, Mark Dion, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle and Ursula von Rydingsvard address the submission of wildernes by civilization, the foundations of scientific knowledge and mankind's relationship to the Earth.

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Art 21: History
DVD709.05ARTT



Documentary which takes a look at how contemporary art explores history and the way it can inform our views of the present. The programme features the work of Marina Abramovic, Glenn Ligon and Mary Reid Kelly.

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The 2017 Banyule Award for Works on Paper, Aesthetica Art Prize, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize, Still: National Still Life Award, Seafarers Victoria’s Maritime Art Awards 





The 2017 Banyule Award for Works on Paper


TOTAL PRIZE POOL: $12,000

The Banyule Award for Works on Paper is awarded biennially to an outstanding contemporary work on paper.  It is an acquisitive prize, with the winning artwork entered into the Banyule Art Collection.

The Banyule Art Collection is a contemporary collection of art works by leading and emerging Australian artists, including the likes of John Wolseley, Pat Brassington, Brook Andrew, Daniel Moynihan, John Nixon, and Peter Booth, just to name a few. While it includes a range of media it is distinguished by its collection of works on paper. The Banyule Award for Works on Paper capitalises upon this strength by developing this aspect of the collection further.

Important Dates:
Entries Open: 1 April - 31 July 2017
Finalists Notified: Monday 4 September 2017
Artworks Delivered: Saturday 23 September (3-5pm), Monday-Tuesday 25 & 26 September (10am-4pm) 2017

Exhibition Opening: Wednesday 4th October 2017 - Winner announced at Opening

website: https://www.banyule.vic.gov.au/Arts-and-Events/Banyule-Award-for-Works-on-Paper


Aesthetica Art Prize



The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize is Now Open for Entries

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world. The Judging Panel enhances its position in the industry, bringing together specialists from leading cultural institutions.

The award attracts thousands of entries in a range of innovative media from locations as diverse as Australia, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Recent finalists include acclaimed director Toby Dye; Tokyo-based French architect and artist Emmanuelle Moureaux; Rachel Ara, founder of the artists collective [ALLOY]; Liz West, recipient of the Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award; and Ellie Davies, who has since shown new and recent works in the exhibition Into the Woods at Crane Kalman, London.

website: http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/art-prize/


Doug Moran National Portrait Prize



The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize encourages both excellence and creativity in contemporary Australian portraiture.
Total Prizes $180,000 

INDIVIDUAL PRIZES
First Prize: $150,000 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars)
All Finalists: $1,000 

Entries Close: 4pm Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Judges
Daniel Thomas AM
Wendy Sharpe
Greta Moran

Exhibition
The 2017 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Exhibition will be held at Juniper Hall, Paddington NSW from Thursday 26 October 2017 until Sunday 17 December 2017. 

Please read the following Terms and Conditions of Entry before finalising your entry.

website: http://www.moranprizes.com.au/enter



Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize



Montsalvat is proud to announce the Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize 2017, sponsored by prominent Australian artist, Rick Amor.
Entries are open to artists working in traditional media, including oil, acrylic, gouache and watercolour. 
Prize: $20,000 (non-acquisitive)
Judge: Terry Matassoni

KEY DATES
Entries open: Tuesday 11 July 2017, 9am
Entries close: Thursday 24 August 2017, 5pm
Entrants notified by: 22 September 2017

Selected works delivered: 20 October – 23 October 2017
Exhibition opening: Thursday 26 October 2017, 6.30pm
Exhibition: 26 October 2017 – 7 January 2018

website:  https://www.montsalvat.com.au/rick-amor-self-portrait-prize-2017


Still: National Still Life Award


Building on the ten year foundation of our still life painting award, Still is a newly biennial, acquisitive award for works in the genre of still life, in all mediums. Still is open to artists at all stages of their careers.

Still: National Still Life Award offers $20,000 for the major award and $5,000 for the People’s Choice Award.

Still: National Still Life Award seeks to highlight the diversity and vitality of still life in Australian contemporary art practice, broadening the interpretation of this enduring genre. With art historian Frances Woodley’s definition that still life is “the representation of objects in space in relation to a surface … a representation, a reflection, a transformation and a revelation of the objects around us” as a starting point, the award encourages artists to explore, among others, still life themes of ‘memento mori’, the everyday and the passage of time, life and death. 

Still is now taking online applications for 2017's acquisitive award. Entries close Friday 18 August 2017.

website:  http://www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/our-community/facilities-parks-and-places/regional-gallery/Pages/Still-National-Still-Life-Award.aspx


Seafarers Victoria’s Maritime Art Awards



Since 2002 the Mission to Seafarers Victoria’s Maritime Art Awards & Exhibition has showcased the work of over 700 artists and is Australia’s leading maritime art prize. Prize money awarded to date has exceeded $175,000 and the event has raised over $230,000 toward the provision of seafarers’ welfare services in Victoria.

The Maritime Art Awards & Exhibition is proudly supported by global shipping carrier ANL. It promotes excellence in maritime and seafaring subjects in art and in doing so assists in raising the profile of the 1.5 million merchant seafarers responsible for transporting more than 90 per cent of world trade.

Global efforts to improve conditions for seafarers are ongoing, as has been the provision of welfare services by the MtSV since it was set up 1857 in the Port of Melbourne. The ANL Art Prize is an important event made possible with thanks to naming rights sponsor ANL, corporate sponsors, the contributing artists and the individuals who give their time and expertise to curate, judge and select the works.

The exhibition is open daily for public viewing from 6th – 27th October, 2017 at the historic seafarers’ centre at 717 Flinders Street, Docklands from 12 noon – 6pm.    To view the exhibition we appreciate a gold coin donation.

2017 Entries are now open

website:  http://missiontoseafarers.com.au/art-prize/



Thursday, 13 July 2017

New Books in July

The following titles will be on display from 13 July - 20 July. If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display see library staff. Otherwise click on the call number link to check the library catalogue.

Sabine Moritz: Limbo 2013
759.3/MORI

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"Limbo, the state of being suspended in time, between past and future, repose and action, is the title of Sabine Moritz’s first solo show with Marian Goodman Gallery in Paris.  Spread over two floors, the exhibition includes eighteen oil on canvas paintings, and over sixty drawings, a dense body of work started in late 2001."

Paul Nash
759.2/NASH

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"Paul Nash is one of the most distinctive and important British artists of the 20th century. He is known for his work as an official war artist, producing some of the most memorable images of the First and Second World Wars, and also as one of the most evocative landscape painters of his generation."

Richard Tuttle: I Don't Know. The Weave of Textile Language
730.92/TUTT

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"I Don't Know, Or The Weave of Textile Language is a unique project by the renowned US artist Richard Tuttle. It will be the largest survey of his work ever held in the UK, which will include a major exhibition of Tuttle's career to date at the Whitechapel Gallery and a newly commissioned sculpture to be presented in Tate Modern's iconic Turbine Hall."

Machine Age Modernism
769.92/COLL MACH

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"This group of 40 prints from the exceptional Daniel Cowin Collection captures the tumultuous aesthetic and political climate of the years surrounding World Wars I and II. An essay by Jonathan Black addresses the impact of World War I on two notable British printmakers, Edward Wadsworth and C. R. W. Nevinson."

The Self-Aware Image
750/STOI

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"The notion of the painting as an art object is a relatively recent invention. The Self-Aware Image offers an impressive and complex account of the origins and development of this invention from the late Renaissance through the end of the baroque age. In comparison to the old image characterized by its preeminently liturgical function and its display in a predetermined space, the painting as the new image is increasingly autonomous and movable."

Maggi Hambling: Touch
741.092/HAMB
9781848222076: Maggi Hambling: Touch: Works on Paper
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"One of Britain's foremost figurative artists, Maggi Hambling is celebrated for her portrait paintings and controversial sculptures. Less familiar, however, are her lively drawings and sensuous Monotype prints."

Patrick Pound: The Great Exhibition
709.2/POUN
Patrick Pound: The Great Exhibition

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"Patrick Pound: The Great Exhibition is the first comprehensive exhibition of the New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based artist. An avid collector, Patrick Pound is equally interested in systems and the ordering of objects: an attempt, perhaps, to make things coherent. As Pound says, ‘to collect is to gather your thoughts through things’."

Painting After Postmodernism
759.06/ROSE
9789401437646: Painting After Postmodernism: Belgium - USA
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"Painting after Postmodernism: Belgium - USA investigates why so many believed Marcel Duchamp when he made his infamous statement of 1918: that painting was dead. After all, as this book goes on to show, Duchamp was wrong. In the decades before and after World War II, Picasso, Matisse, Miro and the New York School continued to make monumental mural scale paintings on the level of the greatest art of the past."

Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry
707/BARR

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"Practice-led research is a burgeoning area across the creative arts, with studio-based doctorates frequently favored over traditional research. Yet until now there has been little published guidance for students embarking on such research."