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GREAT SOUTHERN LANDS: AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND ART IN OPPOSITION AND PARALLEL 20140311
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Carriageworks 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015

GREAT SOUTHERN LANDS: AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND ART IN OPPOSITION AND PARALLEL

PRESENTED BY ART MONTH

GREAT SOUTHERN LANDS: AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND ART IN OPPOSITION AND PARALLEL

ART MONTH

 

Just how differently do they do things across the Tasman? This panel discussion will explore the similarities and differences between Australian and New Zealand art and cultural identity. Moderated by curator and art writer, Justin Paton, speakers include Blair French, Ronnie van Hout and Jonathan Jones.

Blair French is currently Assistant Director of Curatorial and Digital at The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Previously French was Executive Director of Artspace Visual Arts Centre where since 2006. French has worked extensively across art galleries and museums in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He holds an MA and PhD from the University of Sydney and has taught at the Universities of New South Wales, Waikato and Western Sydney.

Sydney-based Aboriginal artist Jonathan Jones, a member of the Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi nations of south-east Australia, works across a range of mediums, from printmaking and drawing to sculpture and film. He is perhaps best known for his site-specific installations and interventions into space that use light, subtle shadow and the repetition of shape to explore Indigenous traditions, relationships and ideas.

Ronnie van Hout is a New Zealand artist, living in Melbourne, Australia. He works with a wide variety of media including sculpture, video, painting, photography, embroidery, and sound recordings. His work is on view in Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria and in a solo exhibition at ICAN in Newtown, Sydney.

New Zealand-born Justin Paton is one of New Zealand’s foremost curators and an acclaimed art writer, with a wide range of exhibition projects and publications to his credit. Prior to his appointment as Head Curator of International Art at AGNSW Paton was senior curator at Christchurch Art Gallery and Curator of Contemporary Art at Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Art Month will be tweeting live from the event. To join the conversation use #amsnzvoz

 

Image: Jonathan Jones, Lean to, 2012, mdf wood, tarpaulin, flourescent lights, 360 x 1750 x 85 cm.

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11 MAR 2014

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11 MAR, 6 – 8PM

FREE