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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