Bri Hammond: Nuoto Da Sola (I Swim Alone)
Brunswick Street Gallery
14 – 27 August 2019
By Julia Onufreichuk
Within the quaint gallery space of Brunswick Street Gallery you will find the current photographic exhibition Nuoto Da Sola (I swim alone) by Bri Hammond. This is Hammond's debut show and it is definitely a step away from her usual commercial and editorial work. With a background in graphic design, Hammond is predominately a lifestyle photographer. She has certainly established h...
Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality
Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape
24 May – 13 October 2019
By Wen Xiao
"Imagine they all come alive!" says a young schoolboy. His words, along with the highly naturalistic style of terracotta warriors, remind us of Mamoru Oshii's renowned screen production Ghost in the Shell: Innocence (2004). The film discusses the ambiguous boundary between human and anthropomorphous robots, challenging the conventional understan...
Relics of Survival
7 – 31 August 2019
By Anador Walsh
Bus Projects' current exhibition Relics of Survival evokes private emotions and experiences, and situates them in the public realm. Curated by artists Zoë Bastin and Kari Lee McInneny-McRae, Relics of Survival makes tangible the intangible so that it cannot be dismissed or ignored. In Bastin's own words: "I wonder what it means to make a record of existence, to push up against the systems we exist within that silenced...
Buxton Contemporary Gallery
Curated Ann Stephen
26 July – 27 October 2019
By Celine Saoud
One hundred years have passed since the 1919 establishment of the Bauhaus: the widely celebrated German art school dedicated to uniting fine arts, craft, design and technology. To commemorate its centenary year, Buxton Contemporary highlights the artistic influence of Bauhaus within their exhibition, Bauhaus Now!. Curated by Ann Stephen, Bauhaus Now! explores the movement's impact on...
Rosslynd Piggott: Gardenia, gardenia and vapour window
3 – 31 August 2019
By Suyeon Park
Have you ever encountered a moment where you are eager for fresh air, a refreshing sight for your exhausted vision so that you can simply isolate yourself from complex reality? A solo exhibition by Rosslynd Piggott, Gardenia, gardenia and vapour window carefully observes the nature of flowers, reinterprets their presence through their colours as vaporized spaces and encapsulates thei...
Going Down Swinging Presents: Return Flight Mel>HKG
The Blender Studios
9 – 25 August 2019
By Ari Tampubolon
Tucked away in West Melbourne's Blender Studios, we land in Hong Kong for the third and final iteration of curator Elizaveta Maltseva's three-year project: Return Flight MEL-HKG. For this iteration of Return Flight, a project dubbed as a cross-cultural exchange between artists and writers and presented by long-running literary journal Going Down Swinging, Maltseva has commission...
Emily Floyd: Anti-Totalitarian Vectors
Anna Schwartz Gallery
13 July – 17 August 2019
By Riley Bennett
Totalitarian. Adjective. Relating to a system of government that is centralised and dictorial and requires complete subservence to the state. An exploration and dissection of such a powerful, driving term is shown through the meticulously crafted sculptural works of Emily Floyd all throughout Anti-Totalitarian Vectors, currently showing at the Anna Schwartz Gallery in the Melbourne...
On Vulnerability and Doubt
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Curated by Max Delany
29 June – 1 September 2019
By Ella Cattach
The unassuming first word in the title of On Vulnerability and Doubt
is more telling than it may appear. With the apparent neutrality of an
essayistic titling convention ("On X..."), it is a word that more or
less disappears under the weight of the big ones that follow it. Yet
"On"—as the disparate works in this exhibition curated by Max Delany