Trish Clark Gallery, 1 Bowen Avenue : AUCKLAND
Anthony McCall: Face to Face
Monday 23 March 2015 – Wednesday 25 March 2015 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Internationally renowned artist Anthony McCall is presenting a major solo exhibition at Auckland’s Trish Clark Gallery in collaboration with Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s International Artist in Residence programme supported by Creative New Zealand.
Trish Clark Gallery is delighted to mount the first Australasian exhibition of McCall’s work in a private gallery. The gallery is transformed by an immersive installation of Face to Face IV, McCall’s mesmerizing 2013 double solid light projection, creating a unique art experience for visitors.
McCall’s exhibition is timed to coincide with the final weeks of Auckland Art Gallery’s acclaimed Light Show, from the Hayward Gallery, London, which includes McCall’s remarkable 2005 work, You & I Horizontal; and the Auckland Festival in March. As the Govett-Brewster’s International Artist-in-Residence, McCall spent time in the Len Lye Archive, proposed an exhibition of of large-scale vertical works for Govett-Brewster Art Gallery for 2017, presented a public lecture at Auckland Art Gallery, and met with staff at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, Wellington City Gallery, GOMA Brisbane, MONA Hobart, Art Gallery NSW and MCA in Sydney.
British-born McCall is internationally known for his ‘solid-light’ installations, a series that he began in 1973. Occupying a space between sculpture, cinema and drawing, McCall’s constantly mutating sculptural installations give viewers a participatory role: their bodies, moving around and through the forms, intersect with and modify the planes of light as they slowly unfold, expand, and contract.
McCall has lived and worked in Manhattan since 1973.
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery : AUCKLAND
420 Titirangi Road,Monday 23 March 2015 – Sunday 5 April 2015 10:00am – 4:30pm
Building from her ground-breaking 2009 Venice Biennale installation, Judy Millar’s recent works seek to defy gravity as they twist and contort in space, activating the surrounding architecture. Comprising works that are scaled up to build an overblown gesture, and scaled down to pop up from walls and floor, Model World works with the slippages between painting, printing and three-dimensionality to provoke new experiences of looking and being in space.
Blindside Gallery, 14/37 Swanston St : MELBOURNE
Sunday 22 March 2015 – Saturday 28 March 2015 10:00am
Towards (dis)Satisfaction playfully interrogates representations of gender and sexuality through specific cultural groups. Employing strategies of subversion, abstraction and appropriation, the exhibition reimagines the objects and material products from certain fetish, bdsm and divergent communities. Reconstructing these visual codes through the formal and theoretical language of sculptural practice. By engaging these hybrid dialogues, the works speak to the problematic, humorous and often paradoxical relationship between feminine depiction and the languages surrounding sexual deviancy.
Federation Square : MELBOURNE
Corner of Swanston & Flinders Streets
Commissioned by Fed Square’s Creative Program, Batmania was inspired by artist Kathy Holowko’s fascination with the fruit bat – the unique wild urban animal that adds a touch of gothic beauty to Melbourne skies.
Two hundred life-sized bat sculptures are individually hung from the ceiling of the Atrium, accompanied by a soundscape created by Darius Kedros that will play for 15 minutes on the hour from 7am to 9am, and 7pm to 9pm, each day throughout April. Time your visit to coincide with the soundscape, made by recording colonies of bats, for a full, immersive experience.
As successful colonisers in urban areas, fruit bats are a rare example of the coexistence of humans and wild animals in a shared habitat. Batmania explores this complex interconnection between the human and the bat, with the aim of creating a sense of curiousity about these creatures of the night.
This project is supported by the City of Melbourne 2015 Arts Grants Program.
Depot ll Gallery : SYDNEY
Ana Young: The End and other places
10 to 21 March, 2015
Hill End journeys, 2014/15, oil on canvas, 120 x 152cm
Ana young is an interdisciplinary artist with a continuous and varied exhibiting record. She has taken part in group and solo shows that have showcased her installations, paintings and drawings.
Young shares a strong connection with the village of Hill End. The works in this exhibition act as remembrances of place, revisited and reflected. The artist contemplates the question, when does the painting reach its end? She explains that the painting is similar to a journey, it takes its own trajectory encountering a sequence of possibilities. The painting acts as a response to the mysteries out there.
Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt : WELLINGTON
Saturday 28 March 2015 – Sunday 17 May 2015 9:00am – 4:00pm
Experience this immersive walkthrough installation using over 8,000 points of suspended lights. A dramatic installation from UK based digital art collective Squid Soup, this ground breaking work which has travelled the world, will transport you to another place with responsive lights which move, burst and vanish.