June 25, 2012

Biennale of Sydney set for big reveal

It is the evening before the media preview, the first official reveal of the four major venues of the 18th Biennale of Sydney. The event will include a guided tour of the MCA, Art Gallery of NSW, Pier 2/3 at Walsh Bay and Cockatoo Island (pictured) and will reveal the work of more than 100 hundred artists exhibiting in what is one of Australia's most exciting contemporary art events. 

June 16, 2012

18th Biennale of Sydney install underway

A detail of Jonathan Jones' artwork for the 18th Biennale of Sydney
Installation is underway for the 18th Biennale of Sydney, with materials for site specific artworks arriving from all over the globe. By the end of the install period the Biennale will have received:  six tonnes of Sydney rock oysters; 1000 teacups from China; two tonnes of red sand; a six-foot-long steel shipping container; 800 coloured cotton spools; 25 metres of polystyrene foam; 1500 rubber sandals; 1700 bamboo wind chimes; five kilometres of coloured ribbon; 20 eskies; and three super soaker water pistols.

Running from 27 June until 16 September Artistic Directors Catherine de Zegher and Gerald McMaster have brought together more than 220 works by over 100 artists hailing from Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, South Africa and the Middle East. 

June 14, 2012

Experimenta unveils 5th International Biennial of Media Art

Experimenta Director Jen Muzuik this week unveiled program highlights for the 5th International Biennial of Media Art. Running from September 14 to November 17 2012 under the theme of 'Speak to Me' the Biennial will be hosted at RMIT Gallery with exhibitions, projects and events in partnership with ACMI, Fed Square, the Wheeler Centre for Books and Ideas, NGV, Westspace, RMIT Project Space, City Village, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins and in Public Spaces around the City of Melbourne.

June 4, 2012

Rage installation comes to life

Installation was completed today for a major installation at Carriageworks featuring 102 televisions that have been positioned to spell the letters 'rage'. The installation celebrates the 25th anniversary of ABC Television's iconic Rage music program and is part of Vivid Sydney, running until 17th June 2012. More than 700 hours of music clips will be played on rotation on the TV screens and the installation is free and open to the public.