A special event program of private Gallery and Studio viewings after dark and exploration of public multi media works at night.
Watch this space for our Night Art program 2013.
ONE CITY/ ONE NITE/ SIX O'CLOCK START/ FOUR PRECINCTS/ 21 GALLERIES/
56 ARTISTS/ PHOTOGRAPHY/ INSTALLATION/ PAINTING/ SCULPTURE/ PRINTMAKING/
DRAWING/ MIXED MEDIA/ NEW MEDIA/ WALKS/ OPENINGS/ TALKS/ MEET NEW
PEOPLE/ GET LOST IN ART/ CREATED BY PEOPLE WHO LOVE ART TOO/
NITE ART/ 24 JULY 2013/ 6 -11PM/
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Deborah Stahle, Founder, Artwalk Melbourne
Andrea Nixon, branding and communications consultancy, Nixon Counsel
Andrew Ashton, leading communications and creative specialist, writer and artist behind Work Art Life
Jason McQuoid, director of new photography gallery, Edmund Pearce
The City of Melbourne
Zilla and Brook
White Night Melbourne 2013
From Dusk to Dawn
Images courtesy of the artists and White Night 2013
For 8 nights, each night different, from sunset until 1AM
UNTIL 25 DECEMBER 2012
Experimenta: Speak To Me
5th Biennal of International Media Art
UNTIL 17 NOVEMBER 2012
Read more + http://www.experimenta.org
Gertrude Street Projection Festival
20 - 29 JULY 2012
6PM - Midnight
Gertrude Street Fitzroy
Read More + http://www.thegertrudeassociation.com/
REKO RENNIE - GWAYBILLA
Reko Rennie (Gwaybilla) is a Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay/Gunmaroi man, who was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1974. As a teenager Rennie discovered graffiti, and with no formal training in art, he soon began his artistic apprenticeship on the streets of Melbourne.
Through his stencil art, Reko focuses on what it means to be an urban Aboriginal man in contemporary society. NGV indigenous curator, Stephen Gilchrist highly commended Reko's work for his 'uncompromising politics and technical virtuosity'.
His art and installations continually explore issues of identity, race, law and justice, health, education, landrights, stolen generations and other issues affecting aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders in contemporary society today. Rennie was highly commended - Gumbri: White Dove, by NGV and was finalist in the Royal Bank Scotland Emerging Artist Award (formerly ABN AMBRO Award).
In 2008 Rennie Exhibited In, 'Octopus 9: I forget to Forget' at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, curated by Stephen Gilchrist (NGV) which toured to Canberra Contemporary Art spaces, Canberra in the same year. He has been the recipient of many major grants and awards such as the 2009 Cite Internationale des Artes, Australia Council Residency, Paris. Arts Grant - City of Port Phillip and was the winner of the 2008 Victorian Indigenous Artist Award.
2011 has been an outstanding year for Reko Rennie with projects across the country and abroad. Rennie was invited to collaborate with Jakarta street artist, Bujangan Urban at Kommunitas Salihara at the Ausralian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. Rennie exhibited, Patternation at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at the University of Virginia, USA. He was a finalist in the 2011 Western Australian Premier's Indigenous Art Awards at the Art Gallery of Western Australia and was commissioned by the Art Gallery of New South Wales for a large 5 x 6 metre wall work. His solo exhibition, Home Brand was part of the 2011 Come Out Festival at the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide, Black Magic at MOP, Sydney and the 2 year public artwork, Neon Natives as part of the 2011 Laneway Commission.
Yhonnie Scarce was born in Woomera in South Australia . She belongs to the Kokatha and Nukunu peoples. In 2004 Scarce graduated from the South Australian School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) majoring in glassmaking. Scarce's work often references the on-going effects of colonization on Aboriginal people and comments on the social and political mores of historical and contemporary Australia in regards to this colonization.
After graduating Yhonnie Scarce tutored Indigenous Arts, Culture and Design at the University of South Australia. In 2006 she was a finalist in the 23rd Telstra Aboriginal and Islander Art Award, in that same year she held a solo exhibition 'Forget me Not' at the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute (Tandanya). Scarce was a finalist in Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award at the Queensland Art Gallery-Gallery of Modern Art in 2007 and in that same year Scarce's work was included in the exhibition Another Story - Indigenous Responses to Colonialism held at the Festival Centre, Adelaide.
In 2008 Scarce became the South Australian recipient of the Inaugural Quantas Foundation Encouragement for Australian Contemporary Art Award and is currently studying for a degree of Masters of Fine Art (Research) at Monash University, Melbourne. Her work, 'Burial Ground' featured in 'Saying No: Reconciling Spirituality and Resistence in Indigenous Australian Art' at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), Brooklyn, New York in 2011. Scarce's public art work, 'Iron Cross' is part of the 2011 Melbourne Laneway Commisssion. She has also been a finalist in both 2011 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards.
Yhonnie's work has been collected by The Art Gallery of South Australia, The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, The Flinders University Art Museum and The University of South Australian. In 2010, Yhonnie's piece 'Opression, Repression' became a part of The National Gallery of Victoria's prestigious collection.
BERLIN NIGHTWALK 2011
A sound between around and through came about through the development of two live audio visual performances Morrison executed in 2009. It was his expanding approach towards the moving image and a desire to find work beyond the natural environment that led Morrison to find performers Eleanor and Rowan Witt, fraternal twins who both sing to create this work for the Propaganda Window.
"I was interested in how aspects of the human face could be sampled and played back live; the performances involved my solo interpretations of the samples and also with the twins as live accompaniment. The opportunity to expand these performances into a composed piece has come about with the Melbourne Propaganda Window."
In this digital work, Morrison has sequenced detailed loops of the twins performers' left and right eyes and their mouths, in order to convert the three front windows of 110 Franklin Street into a giant abstracted face. These loops continuously flicker across the building, chaotically generating a videoscape of notes disjointedly sung by Rowan and Eleanor through the Melbourne night.
Read more + http://propagandawindow.com/
2011 Melbourne Festival 6 to 22 October
Read more + www.melbournefestival.com
2010 Melbourne Festival in partnership with Kaldor Public Art Projects
A permanant installation of 60 neon lights and lightboxes, inspired by Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore.
Designed by Craig and Carl and comissioned by Right Angle Studio