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General Update

So I haven’t exactly posted any reviews for a bit, seen a few big group exhibitions but its just too hard to really comment and critique with such a diverse and large amount of artists in the one exhibition (well it is for me anyway).

But to circumstances out of control I had become an iPhone owner. Amongst the massive amount of bullshit apps, I have found one that I highly recommend and cannot wait to put it to its full potential.

artwhatson

It’s free too! The app is nicely design and tailored to your state, which can also be changed when desired. Includes a whats near me function, whats open, recommendation and much more. Great for spending the day out and about looking for a nice exhibition.

In other news I received an e-mail saying my masters application is due August 31st in full, I have done most of the application except submit a official academic transcript, with Monash will not send me till Oct… very incovinate so have had to request for and pay $20 not to expensive.

Adios, next week I should have more free time to have a massive exhibition day. Really get into writing more

Harry Nankin & Ryan Ponsford @ Red Gallery

The works in this show present the remains of animals endemic to the Australian landscape (both land and sea.) Their bodies delicately ‘embedded’ in film and paper. Ryan Ponsford uses a view camera with sheet film to create large scale prints that render every detail of the animals which float upon the smooth rag paper. They have no background or shadows around them; they just exist on a white expanse of paper, as if they were painted on. Appearing at first, more like drawings than traditional photographs.

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I haven’t posted any new exhibitions but just have a hard time getting out there as I am currently moving house, but many many soon. I have been discovering the fab site TED just one of thousands of good videos

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Martin Creed.

I love Martin Creed’s work one of my favorite contemporary artists

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in relation to your post below, once i'm done with uni lets play with my shrinkydink paper!! it arrived on friday friday my ebay items all arrived on friday!

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My Own Wares

Why do my read more breaks not works ugh.

thought i’ld update im experimenting with making my own Jewelry with balsa wood.

Let me know your thoughts and any feed back and excuse my sick face.

Vampire jaw studs..

And them on me, I might try necklaces instead earring as very fidgety.

Experimenta Utopia Now @ MPRG

12 May - 19 June

This exhibition is an international show pre-organized and randomly enough is being shown at Mornington Peninsula Reginal Gallery.

Even though I said I would try to stick to solo/duo shows, this exhibition is extraordinary and is literally around the corner from me, I do have show great shows planned for next week. so hopefully I will be updating more frequently. Just to also note I am still relatively new to writing and blogging so the first few weeks I am merely just cutting my teeth and these very big and commercial exhibitions. Better stuff later I promise.  

There is a collective presence both foreboding and intrinsically curious about the future; in regards to social chnage and interaction. Collectively it is brilliant the large gallery space is dimmed.

As I will only write on a few pieces since there was so much content and my head hurts

The standout piece by Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine, You Were In My Dream 2010 is incredible the interactive stop motion piece. constructed of felt   and feathers you chose your own story, transforming into various animals and it’s own soundtrack.

I found the website were you can try it yourself. DO IT

My only problem is as the piece is contained within a self contained box, it’s not entirely clear what it is you should be doing, and i may have required someone to point it out to me, something so crowd pleasing and is

Another piece I loved was in the lobby and I nearly mistook it for furnishing was by a french duo called Scenocosme, their piece entitled Akousmaflore. A group of potted vines hanging from above that react audibly to touch, I’m not sure how the technology of this works (maybe to do with our bodies electricity??…) but was quite delightful to play around with and definitely works into the Utopian theme by directly creating a work blending in seamlessly with the foyer yet be the magical unknown ‘creature’.

Sorry it’s not very long or good, but I have a flu sickness  plus moving house and just want to get an update up. Next week there will be many more and much better content.