Thursday, 27 April 2017

New Books in April

The following titles will be on display from 27 April - 4 May. 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.

Earthworks and Beyond
9780789208811: Earthworks and Beyond
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"This invaluable volume now includes the most recent efforts by artistsGCooften in collaboration with architects and city plannersGCoto transform ravaged landscapes and desolate cityscapes into pleasure-giving parks and artworks."

Jonathan Jones: Barrangal Dyara (Skin and Bones)
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"For the 32nd Kaldor Public Art Project, Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones presents barrangal dyara (skin and bones), a vast sculptural installation stretching across 20,000 square-metres that will transform the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney from 17 September to 3 October during the Gardeńs 200th year."

Art & Place: Site Specific Art Out of the Americas

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"Art & Place is an extraordinary collection of site–specific art in the Americas. Featuring hundreds of powerful art works in 60 cities – from Albuquerque to Boston and Baja to Rio de Janeiro – the book is both an informative guide and a virtual bucket list of outstanding art destinations."

Mike Parr

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"Mike Parr is regarded as one of Australia's pre-eminent artists with a practice spanning performance, film, painting, sculpture and printmaking. Emerging from a background of conceptual art in the early 1970's, the probing nature of his word works and psychoanalytic drawings escalated into the provocative performance art for which he is now recognised internationally."

Hans Hofmann: The Artist's Materials

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"The career of the German-American painter and educator Hans Hofmann (1880 1966) describes the arc of artistic modernism from pre World War I Munich and Paris to mid-twentieth-century Greenwich Village."

Space, Place and Gender
9780745612362: Space, Place, and Gender
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"This new book brings together Doreen Masseya s key writings on three areas central to a range of disciplines. In addition, the author reflects on the development of these ideas and outlines her current position on these important issues. The book is organized around the three themes of space, place and gender. It traces the development of ideas about the social nature of space and place and the relation of both to issues of gender and debates within feminism."

Harvey Quaytman

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"Harvey Quaytman's interpretation of 1960s minimalism and hard-edge abstraction culminated in work that swayed between two and three dimensions. The result was sometimes odd but always elegant: arching forms appear like wedged shoehorns within the pictorial space, gently exposing painting's material infrastructure."

Thinking Through Painting

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"Painting appears to have dispelled its own once uncontested material basis. No longer synonymous with a flat picture plane hung on the wall, painting in its current incarnations tends instead to emphasize the apparatus of its appearance and the conduits of its circulation."

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

New DVDs this week

The following DVDs will be on display from Wednesday the 26 April until May 3.

If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display, please see library staff. Otherwise click on the call number links to check the library catalogue

Deborah Beck: Eye Opener: Rayner Hoff and the National Art School 

Dedicated to promoting sculpture as a major art form in Australia, the talented and charismatic sculptor Rayner Hoff arrived in Sydney from England in 1923 to take up a teaching position at East Sydney Technical College. Within three years, he had re-organised the art department, named it the National Art School, introduced a 5 year Diploma Course, and established the first School of Sculpture in Australia.
He also set up the first library at the NAS, supported the first theatre group, and played a pivotal role as a member of the Artists’ Ball committee in Sydney.
To coincide with the launch of her new biography of Rayner Hoff and an exhibition of his work in his former studio at the NAS, Deborah Beck will reveal the extent of Hoff’s extraordinary influence on his students and the art world of Sydney in the 1920s and 30s.

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Haines & Hinterding

David Haines and Joyce Hinterding are an artist-duo based in the Blue Mountains. As artists they maintain independent practices and also collaborate on large-scale art works that explore diverse subject matter, often with a focus on revealing the unseen and the unheard. Their work includes interactive gaming technology has been featured in exhibitions in Australia and internationally.

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The Experimental Films of Gary Shead

Garry Shead is one of Australia’s most famous and acclaimed lyrical figurative expressionist artists, the winner of the Archibald Prize for Portraiture and the Dobell Prize for Drawing. The reason why he is so acclaimed is because he manages to convey a unique sense of pictorial magic through which we are given privileged access to a world which is both tangible and real, but also has the quality of otherness – that of the waking dream and of the quiet revelation - where we feel and see visual truths which can only be revealed through art.

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Tim Storrier: Lighting Fires

Artist, Tim Storrier examines the creative process from the blank canvas to the inspiration and formulation of the idea to the completed work. Storrier returns to his childhood home in western NSW, and travels north to desert country, and upon returning to Sydney creates five major and startling new works.

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Thursday, 20 April 2017

New Books in April

The following titles will be on display from 20 April - 27 April. 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.

No Man's Land: Women Artists From The Rubell Family Collection

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"Artists in the catalog: Michele Abeles, Nina Chanel Abney, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Kathryn Andrews, Janine Antoni, Tauba Auerbach, Alisa Baremboym, Katherine Bernhardt, Amy Bessone, Kerstin Bratsch, Cecily Brown, Iona Rozeal Brown, Miriam Cahn, Patty Chang, Natalie Czech, Mira Dancy..."

The Essential Paul Laffoley

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"Paul Laffoley, who once worked for Frederick Kiesler and Andy Warhol, emerged in recent years as one of the leading visionary artists of our time. Lavishly illustrated, The Essential Paul Laffoley documents the evolution of his unique intellectual, spiritual, and artistic approaches."

New Directions in Ceramics: From Spectacle to Trace

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"New Directions in Ceramics explores and responds to contemporary ceramists' use of innovative modes of practice, investigating how change is happening and interpreting key works. Jo Dahn provides an overview of the current ceramics landscape, identifying influential exhibitions, events and publications, to convey a flavour of debates at a time when much about the character of ceramics is in a state of flux."

Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton

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"American painter Elizabeth Peyton (b.1965) is best known for her unmistakable portraits of musicians, fashion icons and subculture luminaries. This book documents her works from her entire career and includes magazine clippings, historical paintings and unpublished snapshots from her personal archive."

Kathe Kollwitz and the Women of War

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"The art of German printmaker and sculptor Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) is famously empathetic; Kollwitz imbued her prints, drawings, and sculpture with eloquent and often painful commentary on the human condition, especially the horrors of war."

Schwitters In Britain
9781849760263: Schwitters in Britain
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"Kurt Schwitters (1887–1948), one of the most influential European avant-garde artists to come to prominence in the years between the World Wars, is seen here not as an artist in isolation but as part of a network of other refugee artists and figures in the European avant-garde."

Modernisms Masculine Subjects: Matisse, The New York School and Painterly Abstraction

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"In the era of The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit -- when social pressures on men to conform threatened cherished notions of masculine vitality, freedom, and authenticity -- modernist paintings came to be seen as metaphorical embodiments of both idealized and highly conflicted conceptions of masculine selfhood. In Modernism's Masculine Subjects, Marcia Brennan traces the formalist critical discourses in which work by such artists as Henri Matisse, Willem de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock could stand as symbolic representations that at once challenged and reproduced such prevailing cultural conceptions of masculinity."

Spivak: Outside in the Teaching Machine

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"Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is one of the most pre-eminent postcolonial theorists writing today and a scholar of genuinely global reputation. This collection, first published in 1993, presents some of Spivak’s most engaging essays on works of literature such as Salman Rushdie's controversial Satanic Verses, and twentieth century thinkers such as Jacques Derrida and Karl Marx."

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Wednesday 12 April Opening Hours

Due to staff illness the library will be on reduced hours today, Wednesday 12 April. Opening hours are:

  • 10 am- 11.45 am
  • 12.45 pm - 4 pm

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

New Books in April

The following titles will be on display from 6 April - 20 April. 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.

The Sight of Death

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"In early 2000 two extraordinary paintings by Poussin hung in the Getty Museum in a single room, Landscape with a Man Killed by a Snake (National Gallery, London) and the Getty's own Landscape with a Calm. Clark found himself returning to the gallery to look at these paintings morning after morning, and almost involuntarily he began to record his shifting responses in a notebook. The result is a riveting analysis of the two landscapes and their different views of life and death, but more, a chronicle of an investigation into the very nature of visual complexity."

Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists From Aboriginal Australia
9783791355917: Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia
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"A lively, in-depth look at nine women on the vanguard of Aboriginal Australian art. This book explores women artists who are at the forefront of the Aboriginal arts movement in Australia."

James Darling: Instinct, Imagination, Physical Work
9781862545687: James Darling
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"The manifesto 'Nature is not a background' of farmer-artist James Darling underscores every page of this book. Curator and former director of the Art Gallery of South Australia Daniel Thomas traces Darling's artistic career from tentative beginnings to his place as the creator of some of Australia's most arresting sculptural works."

Artrage: The Story of the Britart Revolution

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"The Young British Artists (YBAs) stormed onto the contemporary art scene in 1988 with their attention-grabbing, ironic art. Both dismissed as trivial gimmickry and praised for its witty energy, their art made an indelible mark on the art scene and on public consciousness, still visible today."

O'Keeffe, Preston, Cossington-Smith: Making Modernism
O'Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith : Making Modernism - Lesley Harding
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"O'Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith is published with a groundbreaking touring exhibition that brings together the iconic art of American Georgia O'Keeffe with modernist masterpieces by two of Australia's most celebrated and pioneering modernist painters, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith."

Robert Hannaford: Natural Eye
Robert Hannaford : Natural eye - John Neylon
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"Robert Hannaford is one of Australia's foremost portrait artists, but this is only one aspect of his work. Robert Hannaford: Natural Eye, the first book to be published on this acclaimed artist, reveals a richer, fuller story: of an artist who deliberately places representation over abstraction, producing art that celebrates the visual world in all its variety while interrogating its place in the human imagination."

John Dowie: A Life In The Round
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"John Dowie: A life in the round celebrates eight decades of artistic achievement by a great Australian sculptor, painter and writer. Creator of such popular and significant public sculptures as the Three Rivers fountain in Victoria Square, Alice in Rymill Park, the Victor Richardson gates at Adelaide Oval and the Sir Ross Smith Memorial at Adelaide Airport, John Dowie's art will already be familiar to many. Tracey Lock-Weir charts Dowie's progress over the years and her informative essay is illuminated by John Dowie's own warm, humorous writings. "

John Singer Sargent and the Art of Allusion

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"The work of portraitist John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) has come to epitomize the glamour and anxiety of his age. In this innovative study, Bruce Redford reveals the web of visual quotations and references that informed Sargent’s most ambitious paintings."

Sara Midda's South of France: A Sketchbook

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"A wondrous sketchbook from a year spent in the south of France—an artist's personal journal carried everywhere and crammed with drawings and notions and thoughts surprising and whimsical."

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Autumn Break opening hours

The Library will be open during the 2 week Autumn break.

Opening Hours are:

  • Mon 10 – Thursday 13 April 10.00am—4.00pm
  • Friday 14 & Monday 17 April (Easter) CLOSED
  • Tues 18 – Fri 21 April 10.00am-4.00pm

Normal semester hours resume on Monday 24 April, however we will be closed for ANZAC Day.
  • Tuesday 25 April (ANZAC Day) CLOSED

This is a guide only – there may be other closures. Please call us to check we’re open before you come in. Tel: 9339 8620

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Art Prizes for April

Waverley Art Prize, Whyalla Art Prize, Ballarat International Foto Biennale Martin Kantor Portrait Prize, Pro Hart Outback Art Prize, Lloyd Rees Art Prize, Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing

Waverley Art Prize

With an annual prize pool worth $12,000, the 2017 Waverley Art Prize is open to painting, drawing and printmaking. Entries open from Wednesday 1 March 2017. This year’s Judges are Wendy Sharpe (artist) and Will Sturrock (Director, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney).

The Open Prize, sponsored by Waverley Council, $6,000, acquisitive
The Mayor’s Prize, sponsored by Waverley Council, $2,000, acquisitive
The Oil Painting Prize, sponsored by Art Spectrum, $1,000 worth of oil paint, non-acquisitive
The Acrylic Painting Prize, sponsored by Matisse Derivan, $1,000 worth of acrylic paint, non-acquisitive
The Drawing Prize, sponsored by Waverley Woollahra Art School, $500, non-acquisitive
The Printmaking Prize, sponsored by Waverley Woollahra Art School, $500, non-acquisitive
The People’s Choice Prize, sponsored by Waverley Council, $500, non-acquisitive

Entries close at 5pm on Friday 19 May 2017
Winners will be announced at the official launch of the Waverley Art Prize on Thursday 6 July 2017.

Whyalla Art Prize

In 1972, the Whyalla Art Prize was established by the Whyalla Arts Council. Originally designed to promote regional emerging artists, the prize has flourished and developed into a significant award and is seen as an important exhibition of contemporary arts in Australia.

Discovering new talents, invigorating artistic passions while supporting our national artists has seen the Whyalla community acquire an impressive and notable collection of artworks in iconic styles that reflect the spirit and the changing face of Australia.

The Whyalla Art Prize is a biennial prize open to all Australian residents for wall-based artwork in any medium other than photography.

Full terms and conditions for the Whyalla Art Prize are available here. Please review these T’s & C’s before submitting your application.
Entries must be received by 5:00pm (ACDT) Monday 29 May 2017

2017 Ballarat International Foto Biennale Martin Kantor Portrait Prize

We are pleased to launch the inaugural Ballarat International Foto Biennale Martin Kantor Prize. This is open to all photographers and photo media artists and gives you the chance to have your work displayed and viewed at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale from 19 August to 17 September 2017 in Ballarat.

The acquisitive first prize of $15,000, generously supported by the Dara Foundation, will be awarded to the work judged to be an exceptional photographic portrait of a significant Australian.

Entries will be judged by:
Leonard Vary CEO The Myer Foundation
Isobel Crombie Assistant Director, National Gallery of Victoria
Naomi Cass , Director, Centre for Contemporary Photography
Applications open: NOW
Applications close: 31st May 2017

2017 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize

The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize is an annual acquisitive competition. The prize showcases work in any media which reflects the spirit and diversity of the Australian Outback.

The prize consists of an Acquisitive First Prize, a Non-Acquisitive Second Prize, a Non-Acquisitive Encouragement Award and a Peoples Choice Award with a total prize pool of $19,000. The winning work will be added to the nationally recognised collection of the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.

The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize was renamed in acknowledgement of his and his family’s contribution to the arts and support of Broken Hill. The prize is generously supported by Mrs Raylee J Hart and Broken Hill City Council.

First Prize | $15,000 Acquisitive
Second Prize | $2,500
Encouragement Award | $1,000
People's Choice | $500

Lloyd Rees Art Prize

In 2013 Colville Gallery established the Lloyd Rees Art Prize. This is a biannual independently judged, acquisitive prize that recognizes the Artist's legacy and contribution to Australian Landscape painting. The prize, AUD $20,000, is awarded to the best painting to demonstrate light in the landscape.

This year, the position of judge has been graciously accepted by Janet Holmes à Court AC.
Previous judges of the Lloyd Rees Art Prize have included Henrick Kolenburg - then Senior Curator Australian Art Works on Paper, Art Gallery NSW and Professor Sasha Grishin AM FAHA, leading Australian art historian and critic.
The prize is acquisitive with winners presented to an Australian permanent public collection.

Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing

Marie Corella Ellis OAM (1918-2003) was a dressmaker and long-term resident of Fortitude Valley. Born in the Valley in February 1918, Marie was named after the Victorian-period celebrity author Marie Corelli. For 60 or more years, Marie resided at 101-103 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, where Jugglers Art Space is now situated. Marie contributed a lifetime of service to the community, inspired by her love of the Girl Guide movement, children and arts & crafts.

Marie passed away in March 2003 and The Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing was subsequently established to help perpetuate Marie’s memory, her love of art and her dedication to helping others.

The Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing further seeks to encourage excellence in drawing as an important foundation for any arts practice.

25 Finalists will be chosen by a specially-selected judging panel and their works exhibited at Jugglers Art Space during August 2017.

The Major Prize Winner & Honourable Mention, selected by the judges, will be announced at the opening night of the exhibition. The People’s Choice Award is determined by visitor vote and announced at the closing party for the exhibition.