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PIAF 2014: The Tenth Sentiment, Ryota Kuwakubo

Transfer of Indigenous artwork

Grazia Toderi

Spinifex: People of the Sun and Shadow

U-Ram Choe

School of Art and Design: annual exhibition

Hijacked 2: Australia / Germany

Evolving Identities: Contemporary Indigenous Art

Jesper Just

dOFa10

Metamorphose, Andrew Mallard

GET smART

art in the age of nanotechnology

Nalda Searles: Drifting in My Own Land

Cathy Blanchflower

dOFa09

of art and music

Marlu Kuru Kuru

Denise Green: Out West

Lost, Kate McMillan

House of Tarvydas

Looking Out

dOFa08

Brook Andrew: Eye to Eye

Matthew Ngui: Points of View

 

PIAF 2014: The Tenth Sentiment, Ryota Kuwakubo

Japanese multi-media artist Ryota Kuwakubo brings his Award-winning installation The Tenth Sentiment to the John Curtin Gallery. The exhibition is a Perth International Arts Festival event supported by Visual Arts program partner Wesfarmers Arts.

 

Transfer of Indigenous artwork

The transfer of the Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup artworks from Colgate University, New York, USA to the Curtin University Art Collection has received international attention. The story was covered by NBC News.com.

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Grazia Toderi
5 February - 14 April 2013

In her first solo exhibition in Australia, artist Grazia Toderi is joined by John Curtin Gallery Director Chris Malcolm as they talk about the works on show for Studio, a dedicated arts and entertainment channel on Foxtel.

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Nick Garner from Das Platforms, Emerging and Contemporary Art, speaks with artist Grazia Toderi about her first solo exhibition in Australia. Toderi's suite of stunning video installations are on show at the John Curtin Gallery as part of the 2013 Perth International Arts Festival.

Spinfex: People of the Sun and Shadow walk through
24 August - 12 October 2012

U-Ram Choe walkthrough
2 February - 3 March 2012

In his first solo exhibition in Australia, U-Ram Choe from Korea presents his extraordinary kinetic sculptures, charting a path between art, science and cybernetic technologies. Finely engineered stainless steel, aluminium, and acrylic 'bones' provide the skeletal scaffolding for the 'brains and muscles' - CPUs and motors - which are assembled into captivating forms reminiscent of otherworldly flora and fauna.

 

U-Ram Choe: artist talk

Listen to Korean artist U-Ram Choe discuss his intriguing kinetic sculptures, on show at the John Curtin Gallery in February 2012. Translated into English by Rachel Parks.

 

U-Ram Choe: installing timelapse

Watch the John Curtin Gallery install crew working alongside Korean artist U-Ram Choe and his team as they install Urbanus Female.

 

School of Art and Design: annual exhibition

The annual exhibition of graduating post-graduate Art students from SoDA, the School of Design and Art, Curtin University.

 

Hijacked 2: Australia / Germany

Hijacked 2: Australia/Germany, curated by Mark McPherson (Western Australia), Ute Noll (Germany) and Markus Schaden (Germany), presents a diverse and provocative selection of new photography from Australia and Germany.

 

Evolving Australian Identity - A personal reflection on the place of these Indigenous Australian art works in her developing identity.

Presented by Professor Brenda Cherednichenko, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement, Equity and Indigenous)/ Executive Dean, Faculty Education and Arts, Edith Cowan University

George Ward Tjungurrayi, Tingarri , 2005, acrylic on linen, 183 x 304 cm, image courtesy of the artist and Curtin University Art Collection, licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency 2011.
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The experience of belonging to two cultures and how that transforms one's identity.

Presented by Professor Rhonda Marriott, Director, Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre, Murdoch University, Honorary research fellow, Telethon Institute, Child Health Research

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Sandra Hill, Intervention #1, 2010, oil on plywood panels, 79.4 x 137.2cm.
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Evolving Identities: Contemporary Indigenous Art
13 May - 6 July 2011


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For the first time the combined strengths of Curtin, Edith Cowan and Murdoch University Art Collections unite to present a major exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art. Also available for free download on iTunes U

Madjitil Moorna - Singers of Aboriginal Songs

Madjitil Moorna, led by award winning Indigenous musician Della Rae Morrison, is an all ages community choir. Singing both traditional songs in language and soulful contemporary songs, the group has been winning over audiences since their first performance in 2006. They performed in the Gallery on 1 June 2011 as part of our Public Program.

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Jesper Just Walkthrough
11 February - 8 April 2011


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Sirens of Chrome, A Vicious Undertow, No Man is an Island II, Bliss and Heaven, Something to Love. Also available for free download on iTunes U

Dr. Hope discusses the music and musicality in Jesper Just's films.

Dr. Cat Hope is an accomplished composer, sound artist, performer, songwriter and noise artist whose practice crosses over into video and installation. She has written soundcsapes for dance and theatre companies as well as completed commissions to write music for film and pure music works. She is also a senior lecture at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts Edith Cowan University.

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Image credit: Jesper Just, Bliss and Heaven, 2004, Super 16mm film transferred to DVD, 8:30 min, courtesy of the Artist; Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris and Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen

Jesper Just
11 February - 8 April 2011


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Gallery Director Chris Malcolm speaks with Danish-born guest artist, Jesper Just. Also available for free download at iTunes U.

Margaret Moore discusses Jesper Just's films

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Visual Arts Program Manager for the Perth International Arts Festival, Margaret Moore, discusses the notion of the circular within Jesper Just's films. From the more obvious representation, to the circular movement of the camera, to the more abstract use of a cyclic narrative, Margaret shares her observations of this subtle yet seemingly deliberate application. Also available for free download at iTunes U.

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Five exhibitions by Curtin postgraduate students
17 September - 10 December 2010


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Thea Costantino - Diseased Estate, Tanya Lee - Alternative Instructions for Everyday Life, Lee Mansbridge - Gather round me and I'll draw you a story, Anna Nazzari - Casino Sisyphus, Angela Stewart - Unlacing Carnal Margins: Portraits by Angela Stewart. Also available for free download at iTunes U.

Dr Kirsten Hudson - Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit
10 November 2010


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Listen to Dr Kirsten Hudson's response to Anna Nazzari's Casino Sisyphus where she considers the limits of transgression and the illusion of hope within contemporary gender revolt. Also available for free download at iTunes U.

Lee Mansbridge - Gather round me and I'll draw you a story


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New Zealand-born artist Lee Mansbridge (Ngati Maniapoto) talks about her exhibition, Gather round me and I'll draw you a story, that depicts the story of the Maori people of Parihaka, who resisted the invasion of their settlement by Europeans in the 1800's and the tragedy that ensued. Also available for free download at iTunes U.

Discussion panel
Why Doctoral studies in creative arts are important and their place in university now

Dr. Christopher Crouch, Senior Lecturer in The School of Communication and Arts, Edith Cowan University; Dr David Whish Wilson, Lecturer, Dept of Communication & Cultural Studies, School of Media, Culture & Creative Arts; Thea Costantino (PhD) and Anna Nazzari (PhD), exhibiting postgraduate students.

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Listen to our timely roundtable discussion about the importance of Doctoral studies in the creative arts. Also available for free download at iTunes U.

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Metamorphose
18 June – 16 July 2010


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Andrew Mallard talks about his exhibition 'Metamorphose', his time studying at the Curtin Art Department and imparts his advise for students of art. You can also download this audio from our iTunes U site.

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Walk through of Metamorphose, 18 June - 16 July 2010
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GET smART
11 June – 13 August 2010

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Walk through of Get smART, 11 June - 13 August 2010
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art in the age of nanotechnology
5 February - 30 April 2010



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Walk through of art in the age of nanotechnology 5 February - 30 April 2010





Professor Eric Bakker,
Director of Nanochemistry Resources and Chemistry Precinct, Curtin University
"The art and science of vision" Floor talk

Vision has fascinated humanity since the earliest days. For many centuries, philosophers advocated the active eye, with rays emanating from it that enables vision. While we understand the process of vision more accurately at this time, the complexities of the visual process are still difficult to fully comprehend. This talk will show how chemistry, biology and membrane processes come together to allow for vision to occur in the human eye, and how it perfectly connects to our light source in space, the sun. This process is directly dictating our inability to see the very small, at the nanometer scale. The ability to fabricate instruments that defy this limit has been at the heart of the nanotechnology revolution.

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Eric Bakker, Audio of floor talk, Wednesday 31 March 12:30pm





Ajahn Brahm,
Abbot of the Bodhinyana Monastry in Serpentine and the spiritual director of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia gives us his response to art in the age of nanothechnology.

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Ajahn Brahm, Audio of floor talk, Wednesday 17 February 1:00pm

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2009

Nalda Searles - Drifting in My Own Land
19 June - 30 August 2009


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Walk through Nalda Searles - Drifting in My Own Land 19 June - 30 August 2009


Cathy Blanchflower
19 June - 30 August 2009


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Walk through Cathy Blanchflower 19 June - 30 August 2009



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dOFa09
1 - 29 May, 2009


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Walk through dOFa09, 1 - 29 May, 2009


Artist Talks dOFa09



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Marzena Topka, audio of floortalk, Ruptured Spaces, 6 May, 2009


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Mio Tagaki, audio of floortalk, Days of future past, 20 May, 2009


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Rachel Kierath, audio of floortalk, An anthology of encounters: a neverendingproject, 6 May, 2009


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Roger Goodman, audio of floortalk, Moving in circles, 20 May, 2009


 

of art & music
13 February - 3 April 2009


A Perth International Arts Festival Event

of art & music brings together a select group of artists from around the world and celebrates the influences that visual art and music can have upon each other. This groundbreaking exhibition showcases outstanding examples of this spirit of communication across a wide range of media.

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Walk through, of art & music

Credits:
Janet Cardiff - Forty Part Motet, 2001, A reworking of Spem in Alium Nunquam Habui by Thomas Tallis, c1573, duration 11:00 minutes, originally produced by Field Art Projects with the Arts Council of England, the Salisbury Festival, BALTIC Gateshead, The New Art Gallery Walsall, and the NOW Festival Nottingham, UK. Sung by Salisbury Cathedral Choir, recording and postproduction by SoundMoves, edited by George Bures Miller, produced by Field Art Projects


Brian Blanchflower and Roger Smalley -
Brian Blanchflower, Tursiops, 1981–83, oils, bitumen, canvas, hessian, metal, wood, reed boxes, ropes, sand, wax and dolphin skull, 235 x 680 x 380cm, State Art Collection Art Gallery of Western Australia, gift of Brian Blanchflower, 2006
Brian Blanchflower, Glimpses (An Earth History),1986–87, oils on acrylic, gesso on polyester/cotton canvas, 189 x 658cm, The Holmes à Court Collection
Roger Smalley, Diptych (Homage to Brian Blanchflower) for large orchestra 1990–91, I   Sea-Nocturne, II  Particle Madness, duration: 20:00 mins, commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, dedication: 'to Brian and Colleen Blanchflower', premiere: 6/7 September 1991, Perth Concert Hall, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jorge Mester


Adam Geczy and Peter Sculthorpe - Paris Requiem, 2006
single channel video projection with stereo sound, duration 20:15 mins, soundtrack: Peter Sculthorpe, Requiem for cello alone, 1979, performed by David Pereira, cello, courtesy of the Artists


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Image - Adam Geczy and Peter Sulthorpe, Paris Requiem, 2006, installation view, John Curtin Gallery, 2009
Sound - Adam Geczy - Artist floor talk, 15 February, John Curtin Gallery, 2009


 
 
 
 
 

Jonathan Paget, Lecturer in Music, WA Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University
Wednesday 25 March 12:30pm Artist floor talk


Sculthorpe, Vegemite, and Australian identity
This presentation will discuss the music of Peter Sculthorpe, the ways in which Sculthorpe has cultivated an Australian image, and the mechanisms through which cultural icons are created. The presentation will also include a performance of Sculthorpe's From Kakadu for solo guitar.

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Jonathan Pagent, Artist floor talk and performance.
 
 
 
 
 

Jonathan Mustard, Artist and Co-Director of Jambird
Wednesday 11 March 12:30pm Artist floor talk


Duets and Solos - From Collaboration to Cross-over: Musicians making visual art
Jonathan Mustard, one of Perth's most innovative composers, discussing his collaborations with dancers, theatre artists, choreographers and visual artists. Includes a performance of one his pieces.

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Jonathan Mustard, Artist floor talk and performance.
 
 
 
 
 

Marlu Kuru Kuru
13 February - 3 April 2009


This exhibition features a series of mixed media pieces created collaboratively by Wongatha women and students from Curtin Univeristy inspired by the native plants around Laverton.

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Walk through of Marlu Kuru Kuru 13 February - 3 April 2009

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Annette Nykiel (Curator) describes the Marlu Kuru Kuru project.

 


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Denise Green: Out West
31 October - 5 December 2008


Over the last several decades, Denise Green has produced a substantial body of art - paintings, drawings and installations that "both honor and challenge myriad sources while also blurring and smudging established boundaries."- Barbara Zabel.

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Walk through Denise Green: Out West 31 October - 5 December 2008

lost - new works by Kate McMillan
31 October - 5 December 2008


Based on the history of the Buried Village in New Zealand and personal narratives of loss and grief, McMillan tries to create an emotional viewing experience that is neither didactic nor entirely evasive. Rather it hopes to negotiate the difficult and uneasy terrain of knowing and not knowing.

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Walk through Lost by Kate McMillian 31 October - 5 December 2008

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House of Tarvydas
22 August - 10 October


House of Tarvydas was a major survey of Ruth Tarvydas' work from her first collection in 1968 to the present.

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Walk through House of Tarvydas: 22 August - 10 October

Looking Out
22 August - 10 October


Looking Out presented key contemporary Western Australian fashion designers whose work has an international focus as well as reflecting the dynamic and innovative nature of fashion design in WA. The exhibiting designers are: Alvin Fernandez (ae'lkemi), Aurelio Costarella (Aurelio Costarella), Erica Wardle and Lucas Bowers (ericaamerica), Mic Eaton (Material Boy) and Megan Salmon (dd by Megan Salmon).

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Walk through Looking Out: 22 August - 10 October


images courtesy of Adrian Lambert, Acorn Photo Agency, John Curtin Gallery and Digital Media Unit


 

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dOFa 08
20 July - 1 August 2008


Beth Kirkland | Dragica Milunovic | Fong Yeng Soon | Julian Stadon
Lynn Smith | Mark Parfitt | Keumhee Oh

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Walk through dOFa 08: 20 July - 1 August, 2008

 


 

 

Brook Andrew
4 April - 30 May 2008


Brook Andrew: Eye to Eye is an exhibition that spans the artist's practise over the past decade and features photography, neon lighting and installation. Andrew has created a powerful body of work that challenges dominant points of view regarding Indigenous people and issues of identity – who constructs history and who history excludes. The works in this exhibition speak of an unfolding or recovery of a lost history, a lost identity and a lost language.

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Podcast: Interview Brook Andrew


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Walk through Brook Andrew: Eye to Eye 4 April - 30 May, 2008

 


 

 

Matthew Ngui: Points of View
8 February - 20 March, 2008


Curated by Russell Storer from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Points of View drew together Matthew Ngui's works from the past two decades.

Continuing his investigation of space and perception, Ngui's drawings, installations, video works and performances fragment or transform images, objects and experiences from everyday life, calling attention to their cultural value as they move between contexts.

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Walk through Matthew Ngui: Points of View 8 February - 20 March, 2008

 

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