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Light moves

Contemporary Australian video art

 

Bodies of all kinds moving in space. This phenomenon has been explored in a myriad of ways by artists ever since video art took off as an exciting new development in the 1960s. The select group of works displayed in Light moves: contemporary Australian video art continues to further the possibilities of the medium in poetic works that speak to their own personal interests and histories.

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Venues

2016

  • MAGNT, Darwin, NT 
    until 31 Jan 2016
  • Cairns Art Gallery, QLD 
    12 Feb – 10 Apr 2016
  • Broken Hill Art Gallery, NSW
    23 Apr – 19 Jun 2016
  • RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
    Vic 1 Jul – 21 Aug 2016
  • Academy Gallery, Launceston, TAS
    2 Sep – 30 Oct 2016
2016/2017
  • Geraldton Art Gallery, WA 
    9 Dec 2016 – 11 Feb 2017
  • Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, WA
    18 Feb – 16 Apr 2017
  • Nautilus Art Centre, Port Lincoln, SA 
    30 Apr – 4 Jun 2017
  • Mildura Art Gallery, VIC 
    18 Jun – 27 Aug 2017 

Daniel Crooks Pan No. 9 (dopplegänger) 2012 (detail), National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2012


Impressions of Paris:

Lautrec, Degas, Daumier

 

Paris became the premier capital of the art world in the 19th century. A major contribution was made by three key French artists: Honoré Daumier (1808–1970), Edgar Degas (1834–1917) and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901). Each was a consummate draughtsman whose innovative compositions and choice of modern subject-matter played a significant role in artistic developments in France over the century.

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Venues

2016

  • Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA), Albury, NSW
    until 31 Jan 2016
  • Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Booragul, NSW
    6 Feb – 29 Mar 2016  

Edgar Degas Mlle Bécat at the Café des Ambassadeurs [Mlle Bécat au Café des Ambassadeurs] 1877–78 (detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, The Poynton Bequest 2005


William Kentridge:

Drawn from Africa

 

William Kentridge (born 1955) is a major figure in contemporary art, who has established an international reputation as a gifted figurative artist. Working in the tradition of William Hogarth and Honoré Daumier, Kentridge explores themes of the society in which he lives, but in a particularly subtle way.

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Venues

2016

  • Ballarat Art Gallery Ballarat, VIC
    23 Jan – 10 Apr 2016 
  • Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, TAS 
    7 May – 31 Jul 2016

William Kentridge Nose 18 2009 (detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, The Poynton Bequest, 2010


Capital and country

The Federation years 1900–1914

 

Capital and country: the Federation years 1900–1914 celebrates the art of the newly-federated Australia alongside the work of Australians working in Europe during these formative years of the new century. The paintings by 25 Australians invite viewers on a journey through the era and around the world, from patriotic visions of the Australian bush to the bohemian enclaves of London and Paris where sumptuous portraits were produced.

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Venues

2016

  • Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, Canberra, ACT
    until 21 Feb 2016

WC Piguenit Near Liverpool, New South Wales c 1908 (detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, acquired with the assistance of the Masterpieces for the Nation Fund 2005


Stars in the river

The prints of Jessie Traill

 

Stars in the river: the prints of Jessie Trail celebrates the artistic career of one of Australia's most important printmakers of the twentieth century, Jessie Traill. Embracing the medium of etching in the early 1900s, Traill forged a radical path for printmaking in Australia through the duality of her vision.

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Venues

2016

  • Geelong Gallery, Geelong, VIC
    until 14 Feb 2016

Jessie Traill Evening Mallacoota, West 1924, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1983 © Estate of Jessie Traill


Karl Lawrence Millard Lizard grinder 2000

The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift

 

The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift enables people from all around Australia to discover and handle treasured objects. Made possible by Jim Wolfensohn, the Australian-born former president of the World Bank, the gift comprises three art-filled suitcases and the 1888 Melbourne Cup. The NGA has been touring Wolfensohn gifts to schools, libraries, community centres, regional galleries and nursing homes across Australia since 1990.View more

Venues

Blue Case: Technology

2016

  • Pinocchio Early Learning Centre, Dickson, ACT
    8 February – 11 March 2016
  • Gympie Regional Gallery, Gympie, QLD
    21 March – 18 April 2016
  • Burdekin Library, Burdekin, QLD
    22 April – 27 May 2016
  • Artspace Mackay, Mackay, QLD
    2 June – 15 July 2016
  • Rockhampton Regional Libraries, QLD
    27 July – 31 August 2016
  • Gallery 107@Dalby, QLD
    2 September – 10 October 2016

Red Case: Myths and Rituals
Yellow Case:  Form, Space and Design

2016

  • Gallery 107@Dalby, QLD
    5 February – 7 March 2016
  • Gladstone Regional Gallery, QLD
    11 March – 12 April 2016
  • Gippsland Art Gallery, VIC
    22 April – 30 May 2016
  • Arts Council of Mansfield, VIC
    2 June – 20 July 2016

Karl Millard Lizard Grinder 2000 brass, bronze, copper, sterling silver, money metal, Peugeot mechanism, stainless steel screws, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra