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Olympus Vanox Microscope
various parts disassembled
photograph: Ian Gibbins
26 July - 21 September
Curators Fiona Salmon and Madeline Reece
Exploring the interstices of neuroscience, molecular biology and art making, this exhibition premiers new work by five South Australian artists in response to a suite of decommissioned microscopic instruments. Speaking to the physical, aesthetic and conceptual elements of the microscopes and the images they once formed, works question how we see or perceive the world visually, how these ‘realities’ might be described or interpreted, and how they are interconnected.
Nicholas Folland, Ian Gibbins, Deb Jones, Catherine Truman, Angela Valamanesh
The Microscope Project is supported by Arts SA through the New Exhibitions Fund, the University of Adelaide and Flinders Anatomy.
Trooper Luke Korman (detail), painted in Robertson, NSW, 2012
aerosol and oil on linen
190 x 140 cm
acquired under the official art scheme in 2012, ART94526
courtesy the artist
27 September - 30 November
Curator Laura Webster
Ben Quilty spent three months in Afghanistan as an official war artist for the Australian War Memorial in 2011. During this time he observed the experiences of Australian servicemen and women serving in Kabul, Kandahar and Tarin Kot as part of Operation Slipper. The result of this engagement, After Afghanistan comprises large-scale studio paintings and works on paper exposing the intense physicality of the soldiers and the emotional and psychological consequences of their service.
Ben Quilty: After Afghanistan is an Australian War Memorial Travelling Exhibition
REsource (detail), 2013
mixed media installation
courtesy the artist
6 December - 8 February 2015
Curator Beth Jackson
The Bimblebox Nature Refuge, located in central-west Queensland, is currently threatened by a massive new coal development. In response, a diverse group of artists spent 10 days on the sanctuary developing new work that bears witness to the unique semi-arid desert uplands at risk. Informed by scientific research, historical texts and the land itself, the resulting exhibition includes installation, works on paper, painting, artist books, digital storytelling and sound. Bimblebox is a catalyst for discourse on land protection, management and use.
Alison Clouston and Boyd, Howard Joe Butler, Kaylene Butler, Dr Pamela CroftWarcon, Donna Davis, Emma Lindsay, Fiona MacDonald, Samara McIlroy, Liz Mahood, Glenda Orr, Michael Pospischil, Jude Roberts, Luke Roberts, Jill Sampson, Gerald Soworka, Shayna Wells
Bimblebox: art – science – nature is a touring exhibition partnered by Museum & Gallery Services Queensland and Redland Art Gallery in association with Bimblebox Nature Refuge. Assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, the Gordon Darling Foundation and proudly sponsored by Artfully, Tangible Media, Planet Boab, Wotif.com, Platypus Graphics, artisan and At A Glance.
All exhibitions are supported by
Visions of Australia is an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia.