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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 ...

Silica by Grace Blake is coming to Metro Arts this month!

Considering silicon dioxide – a compound found in various living things – as a common thread connecting ancient and future organic, artificial and hybridised life on earth, this exhibition seeks to establish commonality between human and nonhuman beings. Drawing from non correlationist thought and new perspectives on ecology, as discussed by Donna Haraway, Timothy Morton and Steven Shaviro, this exhibition acts to extrapolate a near post anthopeance future where human ruins house new ...

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019 is now showing at Brisbane Powerhouse

This year, the contest saw 4,738 photographers from 129 countries enter 78,801 images. The 2019 World Press Photo nominees were from 25 countries, including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela. Of these nominees, 14 photographers are women (32%), which means a significant increase ...

The essential Duchamp exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW

Including approximately 125 works from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s world-renowned Duchamp collection and archives, this major exhibition will give audiences an informative and comprehensive introduction to one of the 20th century’s most original and influential artists. The exhibition will feature important early works that have not before been seen in the Asia-Pacific region including paintings from the formative years of Duchamp’s practice. It will also present iconic works ...

The Boy Diver Exhibition at Metro Arts

Here, the artist returns to their tenth birthday party, where they would find a treasure at the bottom of a public pool: a $1 coin. The exhibition focuses, not on obtaining the coin, but on reaching for it and the potentiality of this moment of endeavour and expectation. As the coin’s glint is followed through the water, the uncertainty of the moment suggests a flow of energies, yet to be regulated, that have unrestricted potential.   //   The artist’s body is ...