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Roger Kemp – Visionary Modernist Exhibition now showing at NGV

Roger Kemp: Visionary Modernist is the first major exhibition to chart the development of Kemp’s extraordinary career, beginning with his earliest paintings of symbolic landscapes and angular dancing figures, through his work of the 1950s – where the human form is transfigured and becomes part of an abstract structure – to his late works which reveal an artist whose concerns go beyond the physical world. //   In Kemp’s later works – highly resolved paintings of the ...

Brisbane’s newest theatre draws back the curtains for Open House 2019!

Brisbane Open House provides residents and visitors with the rare opportunity to uncover the hidden wealth of architecture, engineering and history in buildings and special locations around the city and visitors will have the opportunity to take a peek behind-the-scenes at Brisbane’s only corner stage, opened in October 2018. Guests can walk through the state-of-the-art theatre (shortlisted in the 2019 Australian Interior Design Awards - Public Design Category), stand centre stage and ...

New Woman Exhibition is now open at MoB

The exhibition presents a snapshot of the art, personal stories and enduring legacies of Brisbane’s most significant and ground-breaking women artists between 1920-2019 reflected in painting, photography, sculpture, performance and installation works on a scale never before seen. Featuring artworks from more than 80 artists following each decade from Brisbane’s decreasing isolation, the introduction of new ideas of modernism and abstraction to internationally regarded contemporary ...

Shy Love is coming to Metro Arts this month!

In Shy Love, Sophie Bottomley explores how the physical body experiences desire. What physical sensations do we experience when we desire someone, when we crave intimacy or touch? This exhibition will feature sculptural objects that capture moments of physical tension between two bodies. These tensions reference shared experiences of bodily pleasure and anticipation, such as flirtation, suspense, arousal, and climax. Using seductive and sensual materials, Bottomley conjures and abstracts the ...

The cities, they tremble exhibition is coming to Metro Arts this month!

When speaking of our ‘sounding’ environments, the distinction between the body and its environment becomes blurred—our bodies literally resonate with our surroundings through the vibration of sound. By foregrounding everyday ambient sounds, the listener becomes more aware of the sounds that are constantly being processed by their body.   //   The cities, they tremble examines how sound in its ephemerality allows us not simply to react to our surroundings as they ...

Check out the Mahamat-Saleh Haroun retrospective at the Australian Cinémathèque this month!

A former journalist, Haroun studied filmmaking in France and went back home to make the first feature documentary for the African country of Chad in 1999. This film, Bye, Bye Africa, launched Haroun’s compelling filmmaking career and went on to win Best Debut Film at Venice International Film Festival. This retrospective offers a chance to see the strength and breadth of his deeply humanist filmmaking. //   Films include his short film The Second Wife 1994, which focuses on a ...

Japan Supernatural is coming to the Art Gallery of NSW this November!

Through masterworks from collections worldwide and the Gallery’s own rich holdings, Japan supernatural introduces an astonishing array of phenomenal beings from fiendish goblins through to mischievous shapeshifters. Come face to face with these mysterious creatures in an immersive environment featuring large-scale installations and classic Japanese cinema and animation, alongside miniature carvings, humorous paintings and the vibrant ukiyo-e woodblock prints that define the tradition of ...

Quilty exhibition is now open at GOMA!

The exhibition extends from Quilty’s early reflections on the initiation rituals performed by young Australian men to his experience as an official war artist in Afghanistan and his campaign to save the lives of Bali Nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. It also includes his revisions of the Australian landscape, and raw, intimate portraits of himself, his family and his friends.   //   Discover more about Ben Qulity with our range of related events, listed ...

Gyre Exhibition is coming to Metro Arts this month!

Through re-evaluating and re-contextualising objects that serve as instruments of measurement, such as wind turbines and barometers, Gyre considers the complexity of relations between objects, time and space.   //   This exhibition is informed by Francis’s ongoing interest in how objects shape our perception of time and, in particular, how a temporal interval operates as a poetic device for the indeterminate connection between past, present and future. Gyre Exhibi...

Peter Strickland: Capturing the Uncanny

Known for their sensuous atmosphere, Peter Strickland’s films compellingly combine genre, the uncanny and the experimental. Strickland first made his mark in 2009 with the low-budget rural revenge noir Katalin Varga. His international arthouse breakthrough came in 2012 with Berberian Sound Studio, which details the story of a reserved Englishman finding himself working on the sound design of a disturbed Italian giallo horror film.   //   This key work establishes ...