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Five of the world’s greatest contemporary photographers feature in the latest all star line-up from InsideArt’s latest DVD release. International photographers Jeffrey Wall, Gregory Crewdson and Thomas Demand are joined by Australia’s internationally recognised John Gollings and the acclaimed Bill Henson.  Also include in this brand new release is Monash Gallery of Art’s Shaune Lakin

Wall-sized tableaux

Tuesday, 04 December 2012 by

The Canadian photographer, Jeff Wall, is a major figure in modern contemporary photography and his work reflects that, not just in composition, but also in scale. Wall’s photos are large and luminous and he is credited with inventing the modern tableaux genre of large scale photography. In this, his first Australian survey, co hosted by

Christopher Langton is a pop sculptor and installation artist who creates very brightly coloured fiberglass and plastic blow-up ‘toys’ of gigantic proportions. The Curator Mark Feary comments: ‘Langton’s work makes you feel good, but only sort of.’ While the works look vaguely familiar and friendly there is something a little sinister about these giant anime

Cate as herself

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 by

Cate Blanchett, Australias’ favourite leading lady, stars as herself in David Rosetzky’s video portrait as part of Ourselves, the video art survey at ACCA. Rosetzky’s film, originally commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery reveals a completely different side to our Cate and is a fine showcase of the art of video. Rosetzky works mainly in

Young, exciting, experimental and completely compelling are just a few of the words you can use to describe the international contemporary exhibition at the NGV St Kilda Rd’s latest show, Rally, featuring the works of Eko and Jompet…. With the NGV’s stated intention of showing and collecting more contemporary- and more international contemporary at that-

Crewdson cruises in

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 by

In a Lonely Place presents selections from three of acclaimed American photographer Gregory Crewdson’s major series: Fireflies, Beneath the Roses, Sanctuary and, presented for the first time, the video, Field Notes. The exhibition title, In a Lonely Place, comes from Nicholas Ray’s 1950s film noir of the same name, one of many films that inspired

Cyclone Brett sets sail

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 by

Brett Sheehy’s CV reads like that of a classic over achiever. He arrives for his interview at the Centre for Contemporary Photography like a mini Tornado. Brett is a busy man and he is getting ready for the opening of the Greg Crewdson show  at the CCP in Fitzroy. He is animated and excited by

The new NGV Director Tony Ellwood told us recently his focus was going to be much more on contemporary art. Right on cue,  the NGV’s Ian Potter Centre at Fed Square is staging a Summer show, Negotiating This World, to showcase 101 works from the collection. This exhibition brings together a selection of contemporary art

Sally Smart is a one woman whirlwind of enthusiasm and self driven artistic intent.  Probably best known for her large-scale collage installations-applied directly to the gallery walls- she works across painted canvas, felt cut-outs, photographic elements, and printed fabric. Sally is one of the 101 contemporary Australian artists included in the new NGV exhibition, Negotiating

A Forrest of Hollywood Flesh

Tuesday, 02 October 2012 by

John Forrest loves the film iconography of Hollywood and he has managed to portray it in a highly polished way that betrays the promise with the reality of the artifice. John has also included a large number of small cartoons, which are much more pointed in their own hilarious way. He has a wicked sense