Isabel Davies: Recent Geometric Constructions
Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Level 8, Room 16, Nicholas Building
1 — 18 May 2019
By Victoria Perin
The 90-year-old Melbourne artist Isabel Davies is meticulous; you can
tell from her website. On the internet, Davies has self-curated images
of her work into a mighty retrospective exhibition. In her 'about the
artist' section, she features organised binders of archival
documents—neat, plastic-sleeved press clippings—as well as candid
Taryn Simon: Contraband
Anna Schwartz Gallery
2 April – 1 June 2019
By Chelsea Hopper
In late November 2009, American artist Taryn Simon photographed objects detained or seized from airline passengers and express mail entering the U.S. from abroad. To do so, Simon spent five days, 24 hours per day at both the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Federal Inspection Site and the U.S. Postal Service International Mail Facility, both located at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in Ne...
Tracey Moffatt: Body Remembers
Thought Patterns: Selected Works from the Collection
Curated by Anthony Fitzpatrick.
Tarrawarra Museum of Art
23 March – 19 May
By Rex Butler
The shadows are the first thing you notice. They're uncanny, haunting, impossible, technological.
Take Spirit House (2017), which has the one remaining wall of an abandoned limestone building—we are tempted to call it a mission church—casting its shadow under a cumulus-cloudy sky. It's an impossible shadow bec...
Amalia Lindo: Computer Shoulders
Centre for Contemporary Photography
6 April — 2 June 2019
By Stephen Palmer
Amalia Lindo's exhibition Computer Shoulders consists of three
identical flat television monitors held at various angles by long black
poles protruding from the walls and ceiling, and a single framed
photograph of roughly the same size, mounted on the wall. The monitors
display three interrelated videos, consisting of visual material which
for the most part has been gleaned from Y...
Darren Sylvester: Carve A Future, Devour Everything, Become Something
Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
1 March – 30 June 2019
By Giles Fielke
Australian photography is at an interesting moment. More than ever, it is compelled to respond not only to the present reality that the average Australian is now considered either illegitimate, illegal, fraudulent, or irreparably corrupted, but also to the fact that these same problems afflict the efficacy of photography as a documenta...
The Warrnambool Art Gallery
Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms
2 March - 5 May 2019
Penny Byrne: HIGH VIS: Protest, People and Power in a time of Fake News
2 March - 19 May 2019
Damon Kowarsky: Sans Frontières
8 December 2018 - 5 May 2019
On Country: Stories of Gunditjmara Elders
8 December 2018 - 30 June 2019
by David Wlazlo
"Compromised" was the adjective staff used to describe the experience at
Warrnambool Art Gallery (The WAG) when I went to visit it las...