proppaNOW…

14 12 2010

Our greatest disappointment for the year is not catching the proppaNOW opening at CCAS last Friday (a work trip to Goulburn Regional Gallery was cancelled at the last minute due to flood alerts, which chopped our intended swing past Gorman House off at the very knees.)

Serious bummer dudes.

We will, nevertheless, endeavour to catch the show before it comes down (12th Feb).

Meanwhile, contemplate this…

(Check the war rugs, Nige.)

And this…

And this…

Too good.





This Friday at CCAS…

10 12 2009

Just in from Nic…

Dear Friends,
I’m looking forward to seeing some of you for a drink at the opening of my exhibition without reason at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, this Friday the 11th. Invitation attached.
 
 

 

 

 

 

The exhibition features one of my more demanding and theatrical installations raft, so if you can’t make the opening but are traveling through the ACT over summer please call past for a look. Open until February 13th (closed from December 19th – January 19th) http://www.ccas.com.au/

If you’re in Sydney you can find my installation anchor in the new acquisitions show at the MCA, level 4, until January 31, and some of my trophy series in the window of the Australia Council.
In Brisbane my laboratory glass work encounter is on show in New 2009 at The University of Queensland Art Museum, also until January 31.
If you miss these exhibitions there will be ample opportunity to see new work in 2010, with exhibitions at Greenaway Art Gallery Adelaide, Grantpirrie Sydney and Turner Gallery Perth, as well as several group and touring shows.
I hope you enjoy the work.

Best,
Nic

nicholasfolland.com.au

Thought we’d add the notice from CCAS as well – more cool visuals…





Tomorrow night at CCAS…

2 07 2009

Alex invitation

 

Wow – great looking show. We love Geoff and Alex’s work – and Daniel’s hints at being deliciously non-PC…





Tevita at CCAS…

16 02 2009

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Tevita Havea, Vaka Ika

As mentioned in an earlier post, the Gang braved another heat wave to join the funky dudes at CCAS for their first opening of the year –  most specifically to catch the debut of Tevita Havea’s new work, Tales from the Underworld, in the Cube. And we were not disappointed.

Tevita’s kicked up a notch and taken a leap back into the contemporary art stakes. And what a sterling idea – makes for a broad and exciting practice which, of course, will serve his philosophic inclinations well.

 

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It was fabulous to catch up with him, however briefly – and just before he takes off for New York too…but more about that shortly.

There wasn’t much of a crowd, unfortunately – the Art School’s not back yet and it was a hideously hot evening. (Too much for mere mortals, obviously!! The great thing about being a glassie is one’s tolerance for heat; there’s nothing quite like sweating it out in a hotshop on a blistering summer’s day – everything else is cool by comparison. It’s akin to child-birth and pain thresholds.) Anyhoo, there was a respectable smattering of the faithful and it was lovely meeting Maurice…

 

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Maurice Ortega, Mouse

For more snaps go here

…and for exhibition details here.

Apologies to Izabela Pluta – we somehow managed to completely stuff up the photos we took of her work (bad focus, alas)…





Tonight at CCAS…

6 02 2009

M-a-a-a-te. If we were a bloke, we’d have a hard-on right now.

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Tevita Havea, Vaka Ika, blown glass (carved), wood, string and fish hooks.

OMIGOD – was this worth waiting for, or what!!

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David Broker tells us Tevita’s work in the Cube is incredibly, deliciously dangerous. Wild horses wouldn’t keep us away – the Gang’ll be galloping up across the Monaro this arvo, with a song in our heart…

See ya there.

Thanks Yolande, for sending the snaps





Last week’s opening at CCAS…

4 06 2008

Erica Seccombe, video still from Nanoplastica.

Well, what a fantastic show at CCAS Gorman House!! The opening night was stolen by Erica, of course, and not the least because it doubled as her 40th Birthday bash. But even that notwithstanding, her work was a dead-set show stealer, and we take this opportunity to apologise in advance to the two other artists in the exhibition (Ellis Hutch and Carla Cescon) for devoting the lion’s share of our attention on Erica’s work…but man, it literally owned  that gallery space.

Nanoplastica is the culmination of an extended residency with ANU boffins of the x-ray/3-D volume rendering variety – resulting in a spectacular show of morphing yowie animation (yep, the choccy/plastic toy variety.) It’s mesmerising stuff – and quite, quite wonderful. We took lots of stills, and even a short video (which we’ve been struggling all day to attempt to upload – still no luck, but hope springs eternal…)

We managed to mangle the shots of Ellis Hutch’s Touching space, but her alter ego Kate Murphy kindly came to the rescue with a couple of video stills (thanks Kate!) And in the CCASCube we even caught Gordy in the act with Carla Cescon’s horse’s head – it was clear that WE THREE a participatory story board was attracting plenty of enthusiastic response…

We’ve sensibly broken the coverage of the event into two serves; the work and the social swing. (It simply wouldn’t fit into one post.)

We wish to assure viewers that no kiddies were intentionally exploited in the taking of these photographs.

Snaps of the work at… 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/glasscentralcanberra/sets/72157605417315474/





Upcoming gallery rounds in the ‘Berra…

19 05 2008

The Gang’s looking forward to a bit of culture in the little-big-smoke this coming week. Our old mate Olivia Bernardoff has an opening at Beaver Galleries on Thursday night and, given that she and Giles have been spending more and more time down at Wapengo, we figure we’ll probably be in for a bit of a coastal-bush thematic… 

 

 

…but there’ll be no complaints from us on that score.

And then it’s off to Gorman House the following night for the Erica, Ellis and Carla show…

…which will morph into Erica’s big 4-Oh! Our jolly bag runneth over.