exibition year: 2011

Joe Sheehan is as interested in words and their conceptual purchase as he is in the artworks he produces; vitally aware of the significance of attaching names to things, and vice versa. Record combines objects as records with the notion of embodied knowledge and information. There are literal records here, simply numbered from 1 to […]

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“An anthem might be described as a song of celebration. For me it evokes ritual and ceremony. Our own ceremonies are often personal performances. They are moments we hold inside ourselves, upon ourselves and around us and they resonate with the same timbre. Our own Anthems celebrate victory and loss and the unknown, as well […]

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Opened in 2007, Auckland’s Tim Melville Gallery is best known for representing emerging New Zealand artists, including sculptor Joe Sheehan, New Zealand’s representative at the 2008 Sao Paulo Bienal, and Maori multi-media artist Wayne Youle, winner of the 2010 Rita Angus Residency. The gallery has also introduced an exclusive roster of Australian artists to New […]

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ANDREW BLYTHE ELLIOT COLLINS DAVID COX JONATHAN JONES MAY MOODOONUTHI CERISSE PALALAGI JIM VIVIEAERE WAYNE YOULE Photography: Kallan Macleod

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The Mornington Island arts community in far North Queensland has long been known for the dynamic body paint designs worn by their Dancers. Each paint-up is particular to the wearer, and is inherited through complex systems of kinship and community relations. Artists including Joseph Watt and Reggie Robertson have recently begun to translate these body […]

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Inspired by the fictional lakeside city of Valdrada in Italo Calvino’s novel Invisible Cities – where everything that occurs is repeated in its watery reflection – Elliot Collins’ new work explores both landscape and language. Whether by pairing discarded objects and books with revised, refined versions in collage and paint, or by incising phonetic text […]

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Elliot Collins David Cox Jonathan Jones Mabel Juli Lena Nyadbi Joe Sheehan Linden Simmons Roberta Thornley Photography: Kallan MacLeod

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