16 June – 3 July 2016
I have been aware of Boynes’ work forseveral years. His current work is striking, high tech, fast moving, exuberant, colourful unique. Body / Time / Light is the title of the exhibition and each of the works has an exploration of each of those elements. One of the pictures is a celebration of dancing on stage another evokes what could be corroboree dancing. Each of these works give a shimmering impression of energetic movement.
Canberra Times review
Pics (Taken at angles to avoid gallery glare) and gallery material below.
3 June – 30 October 2016
Black and white photography is a great way to do social commentary. The exhibition of photographs by Diane Arbus tell a deeply confronting story of US society in the middle of the last century. The pictures feature the good, the bad and the ugly. The range of stories in the photographs is huge. There are dwarfs, disabled, transvestites, pensioners, veterans, poor, rural blacks, wealthy urban, rich and a vast plethora of other people who make the fabric of US society fascinating.
The exhibition of Arbus photographs is supplemented by the work of contemporaries – the influenced and the influential. There are some phone snaps below but the great material is on the text rich web link below on which the back story of Arbus and her contemporaries is helpfully told.
24 June – 11 September
The blurb on the APH website says about this exhibition “This exhibition features nine internationally renowned glass artists who have created new works at Canberra Glassworks in response to the art, architecture and landscape of Parliament House. Artists include: Annette Blair, Lisa Cahill, Mel Douglas, Hannah Gason, Jeremy Lepisto, Ruth Oliphant, Emilie Patteson, Kirstie Rea and Harriet Schwarzrock.
The exhibition further explores one of Romaldo Giurgola’s original concepts in the planning and design of the Parliament House building, which was to honour the best skills and craftsmanship in Australia. Each artist has spent time touring the building and gardens and engaging with works in the Parliament House Art Collection to provide inspiration for their works. The finished works will be shown side-by-side with an accompanying piece from the Parliament House Art Collection.
In the President’s Gallery there is an interplay between artworks and glass artworks. There are some wonderful black and white photos of the building interposed between delightful examples of glass art. The photographs are fabulous productions on the building and its light and angles by people like Max Dupain and David Moore. The work I liked most was the Ruth Oliphant glass object which enabled you to look through the marble clad block pillars at the front to the angled wall of the sloping grass at the front.
Below is a set of pics from the exhibition.
28 April – 5 June 2016
Squalor and filth photographed and put on the walls of a gorgeous light fueled library inside a carefully restored 19th century building is planed to be an interesting juxtaposition. Giles Clarke’s pictures of a community which earns its meager income from recycling plastics and other products while living on and around a massive landfill in arguably the poorest and most corrupt country are made more stark on white walls in the midst of one of the most expensive cities to live in.
The photos are grim. The people are determined. The limited colour adds to the sense of foreboding. I am writing this over a month after I saw the exhibition which is now closed but the images have stuck and I have talked about the images and the exhibition to many times since I went to it.
Images a gallery blurb below.