Artist Milestone Briefs: 10 August 2010 - Art Collector

10 August 2010

  • Mike Parr will be appearing in conversation with Edward Scheer at the Campbelltown Arts Centre at 2pm this Thursday 14 August 2010. Scheer is the author of a number of titles on Parr’s practice, including The Infinity Machine: Mike Parr's Performance Art 1971-2005.
  • Melbourne-based artist Ronnie van Hout will be giving a floortalk at Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art at 6pm this Thursday 12 August 2010.
  • The work of the late John Davis is the subject of a retrospective at the National Gallery of Victoria this month. John Davis: Presence draws together some 40 works, including sculpture and photography, from the early days of his practice in the 1960s to the 1990s. Davis passed away in 1999.
  • Next week Grant Stevens will be travelling to China to take up a three-month residency at OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen.
  • A new kinetic sculpture by Konstantin Dimopoulos has been unveiled at Belconnen Arts Centre in Canberra. The $165,000 work, titled Dancers on a Lakefront, is the eighth major public artwork commissioned by the Stanhope Government.
  • Shona Wilson has won Noosa Regional Gallery’s 2010 Travelling Scholarship for a three-dimensional work titled Diatom No. 13. The New South Wales-based artist has been awarded $12,000 for study or travel and will also receive a solo exhibition at the gallery.
  • The recipient of the inaugural South Australian Indigenous Acquisitive Art Award is Ceduna artist Beaver Lennon. Lennon won the $5,000 award for his painting, The Break of Dawn.
  • Sydney-based artist Silke Raetze will be a visiting artist to the Australian Museum from September to November this year. Raetze has gained access to the birds of paradise collection, which she will use as the starting point for a new body of work to be exhibited at the museum alongside the collection in 2011.
  • A 2007 installation work by Sydney-based artist Gail Hastings has been selected for a group exhibition titled Minimalism and Applied II at Daimler Contemporary in Berlin. The exhibition will be staged in February 2011.

Jane O'Sullivan