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Lincoln Austin:
Rome Residency
Light Play

After Reflecting on the Matter

Michael Cook 
Courting Blakness
Discerning Judgment


Karla Dickens:

Wiradjuri Ngurambanggu
Courting Blakness
Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards


Colour Theory

Fiona Foley:
Courting Blakness


Kenji Uranishi:
Katarina Veterberg:
Light Play

Lincoln Austin — After Reflecting on the Matter


Between 30 November 2016 and 15 January 2017, Lincoln Austin will feature in a solo exhibition at Caloundra Regional Gallery.

After Reflecting on the Matter brings together recent works by the artist, including reiterations of works made during the artist’s 2015 residency at the British School in Rome.


Karla Dickens Colour Theory

On 19 June Karla Dickens featured in an episode of SBS/NITV's Colour Theory (Season 3, Episode 2).

For Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens, art is a source of healing and redemption. From her sanctuary in the hinterlands of northern NSW, Karla discovers treasure in the trash of a modern world.

View this episode at SBS ON DEMAND

Karla Dickens Lighting The Sails: Songlines


From late-May until mid-June 2016, Karla Dickens will be one of six Indigenous artists whose artworks will be projected onto the sails of Sydney Opera House. As a part of Sydney's Vivid Live Festival, Lighting The Sails: Songlines will run from 6pm until 11pm every night between 27 May and 18 June 2016.

Artists included in this large-scale exhibition are: Karla Dickens (Wiradjuri), Djon Mundine OAM (Bandjalung), Gabriella Possum (Nungurrayi), Reko Rennie (Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay/Gummaroi), Donny Woolagoodja (Worora)and the late Gulumbu Yunupingu (1954-2012, Gumatj).


Kenji Uranishi — Momentary

Running from 19 February until 22 May 2016 is Kenji Uranishi's exhibition Momentary at Museum of Brisbane.

The sixty-odd porcelain sculptures in this exhibition evoke a monumental and atmospheric urban landscape. Kenji expands:

"The exhibition was inspired by things I saw riding my bike through the city to the lookout at Mt Coot-tha, and the Seto [Inland] Sea (in Japan) where cities meet the ocean’s edge.

For me the connection between the built and natural world is an important one – I am captivated by the patterns and forms found in both worlds and finding that beautiful space or moment where these worlds collide."

See more here.

Fiona Foley and Michael Cook — Lifelines: Indigenous Contemporary Art from Australia, Musées de la civilisation, Québec, Canada

Above: Fiona Foley, Black Velvet II 1996, Nine cotton dillybags with cotton appliqué, 72 x 23 cm (each)

Between 21 October 2015 and 5 September 2016, Fiona Foley and Michael Cook feature in an exhibition at Musées de la Civilisation in Québec, Canada. This large and significant exhibition was produced by Musée de la civilisation in collaboration with the University of Virginia's Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection; it was assembled by guest curator Professor Françoise Dussart from the University of Connecticut.

Karla Dickens — Wiradjuri Ngurambanggu – Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)

Above: Karla Dickens, Little scrubber 2015, Mixed media, 44 x 38 x 38 cm

Between 2 October and 29 November 2015, Karla Dickens will participate in the inaugural exhibition at the new Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA). Entitled Wiradjuri Ngurambanggu, the exhibition features four other leading Wiradjuri artists: Brook Andrew, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Nicole Foreshew and Jonathan Jones.

Karla's contribution to the exhibition, entitled Ancestral Twine, comprises three significant installations, click here or on the image above to view the works.

In the foreword of the exhibition cataloge, MAMA Director Jacqui Hemsley explains the rationale for the exhibition:

"The Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) is located on land that is claimed by the Wiradjuri people; as such, it is of great importance not only that MAMA acknowledges the traditional owners of the land but that we celebrate their contemporary art practitioners."
She expands:
"Launching MAMA with Wiradjuri Ngurambanggu cements our commitment to developing and including the work of Aboriginal artists in our ongoing acquisition program, exhibitions, public art commissions, and education and professional development programs. We are constantly looking for opportunities to initiate and engage in projects that celebrate Aboriginal culture."
Exhibition: Wiradjuri Ngurambanggu
Dates: 2 October – 29 November 2015
Venue: Murray Art Museum Albury, 546 Dean Street, Albury NSW 
For more information, click here

Lincoln Austin — Residency at the British School at Rome, Italy

From 1 October until 29 December 2015, Lincoln Austin will undertake a residency at the prestigious British School at Rome, Italy. BSR is one of the most interesting research academies in Italy and for more than a century has provided leading Commonwealth artists and researchers with opportunities to study and work in Rome.

Awarded by the Australia Council for the Arts, the residency will allow Lincoln to engage in a detailed study of 'Cosmati' mosaic floors and produce a number of artworks in response. 

Fiona Foley Book Launch — Courting Blakness: Recalibrating Knowledge in the Sandstone University

Fiona Foley, Karla Dickens and Michael Cook

Courting Blakness: Recalibrating Knowledge in the Sandstone University is a beautiful and unique record of a bold and unprecedented art exhibition in The University of Queensland’s Great Court curated by internationally acclaimed artist, Fiona Foley, in September 2014. For three weeks, Karla Dickens, Archie Moore, Ryan Presley, Natalie Harkin, Megan Cope, r e a, Michael Cook and Christian Thompson reclaimed this historically white space, creating a visual dialogue between contemporary Aboriginal art and colonial-inspired architecture and sparking new conversations about issues that matter to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Featuring a foreword by Larissa Behrendt and photography by Carl Warner, the book contains essays by artists, academics and curators including: Fiona Nicoll, Sally Babidge, Jo Besley and Heather Douglas, Morgan Brigg, Fiona Foley and Louise Martin-Chew, Louise Chiodo, Bronwyn Fredericks, Kelly Greenop, Natalie Harkin, Archie Moore, Romaine Moreton, Djon Mundine, Kevin O’Brien, Maurice O’Riordan, Ryan Presley, Katrina Schlunke, Elizabeth Strakosch and Alice Te Punga Somerville.

To be launched by barrister Andrew Boe with opening remarks by Fiona Nicoll:

Saturday 3 October 2015, 2.00 PM
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Lincoln Austin and Katarina Vesterberg — Light Play: Ideas, Optics, Atmosphere – The University of Queensland Art Museum

From mid-August 2015 Lincoln Austin and Katarina Vesterberg join nineteen other artists in an exciting exhibition at The University of Queensland Art Museum curated by Samantha Littley.

This exhibition considers the work of contemporary artists who employ light and related technologies, and examines their practice in relation to artistic precedents. Historically, artists invoked light’s symbolic power and, from the late-19th century, explored its fleeting optical effects. In the 1920s and 1930s László Moholy-Nagy and his contemporaries equated electric light with Modernist ideals while, in the 1960s and 1970s, Minimalist and Conceptual artists, including Dan Flavin and Bruce Nauman, experimented with fluorescence. Light play, which coincides with the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, features artworks by artists who use light as a medium in its own right, to create their work or its effects, or to explore socio-political concerns.

Exhibition: Light Play: Ideas, Optics, Atmosphere
Dates: 15 August – 15 November 2015
Venue: The University of Queensland Art Museum, James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive, The University of Queensland, St Lucia Qld 4067

Michael Cook — Discerning Judgment – Supreme Court Library Queensland

Starting in mid-August 2015 Michael Cook is a participant in Discerning Judgment, an exhibition at the Queensland Supreme Court Library that explores the synergies between art and the law.

Brisbane-based CREATIVEMOVE has partnered with the Library in this exciting new initiative that seeks to connect artists and legal practitioners in a creative way. This first exhibition, curated by John Stafford and Jodie Cox, starts a conversation about how artists and legal practitioners may explore areas of the law together resulting in artworks to be presented in the Library spaces.

Exhibition: Discerning Judgment
Dates: 21 August 2015 – 5 February 2016
Venue: Supreme Court Library Queensland, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law, Level 12, 415 George Street, Brisbane Qld 4000
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Karla Dickens — Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2015 - Art Gallery of Western Australia

From July until October 2015 Karla Dickens is on show as a finalist in the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2015.

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, one of the richest Indigenous arts prizes in the country, is a national award founded in 2008 to celebrate the scope, diversity and excellence of art from all corners of Indigenous Australia. The awards acknowledge the significant and ongoing contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists make to Australian art, culture and society.

Exhibition: Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2015
Dates: 4 July - 12 October 2015
Venue: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000