July 25, 2011

KALIMANRAWLINS announces artist stable

Steve Carr, installation view

Renee So, installation view
New Melbourne-based contemporary gallery KALIMANRAWLINS has revealed its artist stable with an inaugural group exhibition entitled ‘First Show’ featuring 14 Australian-based artists and nine artists currently living and working internationally in Germany, New Zealand, the Philippines, Sweden, UK and USA.

The gallery's artist list, at time of launch, is: 

Daniel Boyd (Sydney)
Jon Campbell (Melbourne)
Steve Carr (Auckland, New Zealand)
Jon Cattapan (Melbourne)
Nadine Christensen (Melbourne)
Simon Denny (Frankfurt, Germany)
James Deutsher (Melbourne)
Tony Garifalakis (Melbourne)
Diena Georgetti (Brisbane)
David Griggs (Manila, Philippines)
Matt Hinkley (Melbourne)
Robert Hunter (Melbourne)
Anna Kristensen (Sydney)
Amanda Marburg (Melbourne)
Moya McKenna (Melbourne)
Tim McMonagle (Melbourne)
Manuel Ocampo (Manila, Philippines)
Séraphine Pick (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Tony Schwensen (Boston, USA)
Renee So (London, UK)
Glenn Sorenson (Stockholm, Sweden)
Michelle Ussher (London, UK)
Ronnie van Hout (Melbourne)

The current exhibition runs until 20 August and next on the KALIMANRAWLINS exhibition calendar  are solo exhibitions of work by Manila-base Manual Ocampo and Melbourne-based Amanda Marburg.

July 4, 2011

Vue de monde unveils major contemporary art commissions in new Rialto premises

Mikala Dwyer, 2011 (Installation detail)
Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

The work of three contemporary artists will grace the new premises of Vue de monde at the Rialto in Melbourne.  

Owner and chef Shannon Bennett commissioned works by international artist Joseph Kosuth and Australian artists Mikala Dwyer and Emily Floyd.

Mikala Dwyer created an installation of transparent clouds crafted from industrial plastic that appear suspended above the Vue de monde bar to the backdrop of the city skyline. 

The installation was installed on the eve of a new solo exhibition of Dwyer's work to be opened at Anna Schwartz Gallery on Thursday 7 July. 

Dwyer describes the process of creating the sculptures as ‘sculpting emptiness’.  Her new exhibition adorns the gallery with sculptures and assemblages including ‘architectural jewellery’, a collaboratively made Ouija board, constructivist lamps and floating masses of zero-shaped balloons (pictured).