CLOSES 14 JAN
The tour of this exhibition Dead Centre is managed by ART ON THE MOVE. ART ON THE MOVE is supported by the State Government through Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
“I’m not on the outside looking in, I’m not on the inside looking out, I’m in the dead fucking centre, looking around.”
Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul’s Outro, Section.80, 2011
Artists: Tony Albert (NSW), Abdul Abdullah (NSW), Olga Cironis (WA), Barbara Cleveland (NSW), Nathan Beard (WA), Megan Cope (VIC), Liam Colgan (WA), Thea Costantino (WA), Léuli Eshraghi (VIC), Angela Tiatia (NSW).
Curated by Anna Louise Richardson and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah this group exhibition aims to contextualise a group of artistic voices from around the country that explore and celebrate marginalised identities in the broader spectrum of a multicultural society. Drawing on the experiences of artist connected to different communities including Aboriginal, Polynesian, Persian, Thai, Greek, Italian, Malay, LGBTIQ and Muslin, the exhibition offers a point of access to individual outlooks that contribute and enrich the Australian social landscape.
Mr Abdullah said, “The project was inspired by the current political climate that normalises divisive and misleading rhetoric about cultural diversity in Australia. It also explores photography and the moving image as a visual format that gives a documentary nature to the ideas being expressed.”
Dead Centre discusses the problematic expectations of the individual in finding their place in a social landscape characterised by simplistic and divisive assumptions.
Ms Richardson continues, “We hope that audiences will be exposed to the practices of a group of Australian artists who work re ects on the diversity of Australian identity. Allowing a platform that voices, different outlooks is important in understanding the impact of politicised issues on individual human beings.”
Tony Albert, Brother (Our present), 2013, pigment print on paper. Image courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf
JS BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G: 1st movement
SMALLEY Strung Out (excerpt)
GRIEG (arranged Tognetti) String Quartet in G minor: 1st movement
FRIDAY 19 JANUARY - SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY
SUNDAY 21 JANUARY 4PM
ACO Virtual presents the Australian Chamber Orchestra as you have never seen them before. This world-first installation places visitors in the middle of the virtual orchestra where they can conduct, isolate parts and even play along. With music by Grieg, Bach, Smalley and Piazzolla, visitors experience performing music from across the ages with one of the world’s greatest chamber orchestras.
Free curriculum-linked resources are available to teachers to prepare students before their visit, with activities to complete while at the installation and tasks to complete following their experience. These resources, for students from primary and secondary classes, ensure deeper learning outcomes as a part of visiting ACO Virtual.
AMAG FOYER GALLERY
‘MANDURAH PLEIN AIR ARTISTS
FRIDAY 19 JANUARY - SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY.
SUNDAY 21 JANUARY 4.15PM
Plein air painting is a phrase borrowed from the French equivalent meaning “open (in full) air”
Artists have long painted outdoors, but in the mid-19th century, working in natural light became particularly important to the Impressionists and to the Australia impressionist painters of the Heidelberg School. The act of outdoor painting from observation has been continually popular well into the 21st century.
The Mandurah Plein Air Group was established in 2011 and attracts artists of all skill levels and mediums. “Painting en plein air is good for the soul. It allows you to capture a moment in time, in real time”. This exhibition presents their work, direct from the field, as they captured those moments.
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