1 March – 18 May 2014
No place brings together four international artists who investigate notions of place, working within the realm of constructed photography in both physical and digital studios. The exhibition includes the work of James Casebere (USA), Giacomo Costa (Italy), Yao Lu (China) and Lori Nix (USA). Each artist considers their environs, combining utopian and dystopian views that both reminisce on the past and forewarn of the future.
Curator: Gordon Craig
presented as part of Queensland Festival of Photography 5
To be opened by
Dr Martyn Jolly
Head of Photography and Media Arts and Digital Arts Coordinator
School of Art, Australian National University
18 January – 27 April 2014
This major survey will focus on the past decade of the artist’s practice. Mellor’s Indigenous heritage informs his art, which considers Australia’s colonial legacy. Born at Mackay, Queensland, in 1971 he maintains strong links with his mother’s Country on the Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland.
The exhibition is the first to consider in depth how Mellor has contributed to contemporary Australian art, and will encourage engagement with the nation’s shared and contested histories through core themes. It will bring together key works from public collections, including Australian Museum, National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Bathurst Regional Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, The University of Queensland and private collections.
Curator: Maudie Palmer AO; Coordinating Curator: Samantha Littley
Thursday 13 March 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Panel Discussion: bala guwal–in everyday language
In association with the exhibition Danie Mellor: Exotic Lies and Sacred Ties, this panel discussion considers contemporary Indigenous cultural practice and reflects on our understanding of the past. How do audiences engage with the narrative of contemporary Indigenous art? Is there a shared dialogue that intersects with other forms of contemporary Indigenous creative expression? Please join panellists Wesley Enoch, Bruce McLean, Danie Mellor and chair Rhianna Patrick as they explore these issues and offer their insights.
Saturday 1 February 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Before the opening, learn more about the exhibition with Danie Mellor and curator Maudie Palmer AO
- Listen to or download here
- View masterclass for senior high school students with Danie Mellor here
TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria (10 May – 27 July 2014)
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin (29 August – 16 November 2014)
Authors: Maudie Palmer, author, curator / Samantha Littley, author, coordinating curator / Danie Mellor, artist
Commissioning Editor: Michele Helmrich
Editor: Ian Were
Design: Brent Wilson and Gordon Craig
ISBN: 9781742720883 (hardback)
$33.00 inc gst