Humanoid clones, towering temples and divergent creatures. The first virtual reality work to enter our collection is Jess Johnson and Simon Ward's 'Terminus'. See behind the scenes in their mysterious collaborative adventure. Are you brave enough to enter their world in our Contemporary galleries, LG? – https://bit.ly/2soCiCP #BalnavesNGA
Travelling up the escalators in our foyer will give you the cinematic experience of viewing Sarah Contos' sculptural collage 'Nikola Tesla sends Theda Bara to Mars' from infinitely changing angles. Take a free tour of the Balnaves Contemporary Intervention series 2pm today – nga.gov.au/balnaves #BalnavesNGA
'Promoting the work of Tony Albert is one step forward to making sure that the divide between the things we know and the things we don't is narrowed. And art is the answer.' Nick Mitzevich, NGA Director.
Supported by Indigenous arts partner Wesfarmers Arts
Work: Tony Albert Girramay/Yidinji/Kuku-Yalanji peoples 'I AM VISIBLE' 2019 Contributions by Stephen Page (choreography) and Beau Dean Riley (dancer) Courtesy the artist and Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney Production by The Electric Canvas, and Enlighten Festival
This beautiful monumental work of art, weaves the story of the Australian landscape with history, and evokes the continual presence of Aboriginal people and their connection to the environment. Give today – nga.gov.au/giving
Tā moko is the unique Māori art of marking the skin with connecting patterns that tell of prestige, authority and identity. To receive and wear moko is a great cultural privilege. Māori Markings: Tā Moko explores this tradition, from its origin in the legend of Mataora and Niwareka and the earliest European records of the practice to its contemporary resurgence from the 1990s. Important early Māori sculpture, nineteenth-century prints, painting and photography and contemporary photography trace the story of this unique cultural art form.
Discover the voices of Indonesia. 24 artists. 54 works. Painting, sculpture, installation, moving image, photography and performance.
Contemporary Worlds is open 10am – 5pm everyday until 27 October. Level 1, FREE – nga.gov.au/contemporaryworlds
Music: 'Weekend Warrior arranged by Uma Gumma'
Born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1973, Fischer trained as a photographer at the Hochschule für Gestaltung. Since 1996, Fischer has held numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the northern hemisphere, with his first large-scale European solo 'Kir Royal' in 2004, and first American solo 'Urs Fischer. Marguerite de Ponty' in 2009. Fischer has since enjoyed a meteoric rise, and in 2018 he is feted as one of the art world's most exciting contemporary practitioners.
The Australian War Memorial invited five New Zealand and five Australian artists to each create an artistic response to World War I (1914–19).
The centenary of the First World War is a momentous international cultural, historical, and commemorative event. It resonates powerfully in Australia and New Zealand, where the war and the coming together of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) on Gallipoli in 1915 remain closely linked to contemporary national identity and the enduring bond between both countries. To mark the centenary the Australian War Memorial has commissioned the Anzac Centenary Print Portfolio, comprising contemporary artistic responses to the First World War by five Australian and five New Zealand artists.
The Australian and New Zealand experience of the First World War can never be fully comprehended by those who did not participate, so the aim of the Portfolio is not to try to represent the experiences of those men and women. Instead, the aim is to creatively explore the legacy of the First World War and the Centenary itself as a way of linking our past with our present and future.
The ten artists chosen to participate were: Daniel Boyd, Megan Cope, Helen Johnson, Mike Parr, and Sangeeta Sandrasegar from Australia; and Shane Cotton, Brett Graham, Fiona Jack, John Reynolds, and Sriwhana Spong from New Zealand. Each artist came to Canberra for an individual two-week residency between May 2014 and July 2015, working with master printmaker John Loane and the specialist staff at Megalo Print Studio and Gallery to produce their print. The artists worked in isolation from each other; the aim was never to produce a consistent or even cohesive account of this history, but to reflect a diversity of artistic perspectives and constitute a broad-ranging survey of creative responses.
The Anzac Centenary Print Portfolio is held in national collections of the following cultural institutions including the Indian National Museum (India), the Christchurch Art Gallery (New Zealand), Te Papa Museum (New Zealand), the National Museum of Modern Art Istanbul (Turkey), the Imperial War Museum (United Kingdom) and the National War Museum and Memorial, (United States of America).
These videos record the responses, thoughts, working processes, and printmaking techniques of the artists.
Role: Camera Operator
Tibet’s Cry for Freedom, 2007. This film has been shown on international television and screened at 14 international film festivals and in cinemas around Europe, the US, the UK and Australia. Narrated by Australian actress Kerry Armstrong, the documentary features an exclusive interview with the Dalai Lama. Official selection San Fernando Valley International Film Festival, Official selection ETNIA Film Festival, Finland, Official selection Strasbourg International Film Festival, France, Broadcast on TVNZ
Role: Post-production Producer for Silver Sun Pictures and Produced by Lara Damiani, Think Films
Role: Producer, Director, Camera, Editor