Posted by Gemma on the 7th of April, 2012

The Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere are currently featured in Realtime (and on the cover!) ahead of the launch of their embassy at Next Wave in May.

You can read the article online here.

Also worth a read is Christina Chau's fantastic article on U-ram Choe's insanely popular Perth Festival exhibition, and Sarah Miller's in-depth coverage of IASKA's recent rural artist in residence program and exhibition project, Spaced.

AN INCREDIBLY brief history of light

Posted by Gemma on the 6th of April, 2012

A good friday dedication to Patrick Miller.

1: Rose window at St Denis Cathedral (added circa 12th Century CE), demonstrating Lux Nova (the new light).

2: Illustration from Johann Daniel Mylius's alchemical text, the Opus Medico-Chymicum (1618) demonstrating the polarities of the universe.

3: Stereoscopic photograph of the Palace of Electricity at the 1904 St Louis World's Fair.

4: Jan Dibbets, TV as Fireplace, 1968 -69 (image courtesy The Stedelijk Museum)

5: 1 billion stars captured in a single image, created by combining infra-red light images from telescopes in the northern and southern hemispheres.



Posted by Gemma on the 6th of April, 2012

Easter Gift: new photos from Casey Ayres. More here.

This Thursday!

Posted by Andrew on the 3rd of April, 2012

Traianos Pakioufakis
Natural Mystery

at the Museum of Natural Mystery
(268 Charles st, North Perth)
Thurs 5/4/12 from 6PM to 10PM

Traianos Pakioufakis

Review in the West Australian, Saturday 31st March

Posted by Andrew on the 1st of April, 2012

High res (more legible) version available HERE.


Posted by Gemma on the 29th of March, 2012

Joseph Wright, "The Alchymist, in Search of the Philosopher's Stone, Discovers Phosphorus, and prays for the successful Conclusion of his operation, as was the custom of the Ancient Chymical Astrologers". 1771. Possibly based on the discovery of phoshorous by Hennig Brand, whom Patrick Miller has devoted a work to as part of Tribute Night (it's the one with the fog machine). Not visible - the 5000 litres of urine that Brand boiled down to find it.

Sneak Peak: Pat Miller's Tribute night

Posted by Gemma on the 25th of March, 2012

Opening Wednesday, 28th March at 6pm.

It's looking SLEEK.

Give Me something to listen to

Posted by Gemma on the 20th of March, 2012

One night only at OK Gallery:

Lauren Brown presents Give Me Something To Listen To, an open invitation listening party for two. GMSTLT formalises the intimacy and potential awkwardness of sharing music: armed with only a set of headphones, Lauren is ready to listen to whatever you're willing to give.

"Choose something for me. Is it insightful? or punishing? Does it tell me something about you? or something about me? For that three minutes, or 30 seconds, we will be connected by what i'm listening to and what you imagine i'm listening to. Like a single-moment mix-tape, Give Me Something To Listen To is a shared moment between artist and audience, and between fellow listeners."

Bring your songs on Wednesday, 21st March.
6PM to 9PM

Catalogue and Artist Talk, The unknown by the more unknown

Posted by Gemma on the 15th of March, 2012

Wall text cheat notes from David Egan's artist talk for The unknown by the more unknown. The talk also launched the catalogue for the exhibtion: texts from Thomas Jeppe and myself.

Hijacked III: Contemporary Photography From Australia and the UK

Posted by Gemma on the 17th of February, 2012

The third installment of Hijacked opens tonight (Friday, Feb 17th) at 6pm at the Perth institute of Contemporary Arts.

This one includes contemporary UK photographers alongside their Australian counterparts. Exhibition runs until April 8th and is part of the Perth International Arts Festival.

In connection with Hijacked, PICA is also running a competition for local photographers - Hijack the Streets - with a 1st prize of $300 worth of digital printing. More details here. Entires close March 20th.

Sarah Pickering, Land mine, 2005. Courtesy of the artist, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts