Artists Louise Lavarack and Peter Burke have teamed up to create an art installation aimed at highlighting the value of the city’s trees.
Triage is a roadside memorial to a dying tree near the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne. The 30-year-old plane tree, on the corner of Elizabeth and Therry streets, was severely pruned and poisoned through a hole drilled in its base last year. The council desperately tried to save the tree but couldn’t, so they decided to use it to draw attention to tree vandalism.
The artists used a cherry picker to wrap the tree in wadding and gauze bandages, installed a floral tribute at the base where passersby are making their own contributions.
It’s dirty out there, filthy in fact and who’s going to keep it clean?
A unique mobile cleaning and grooming service that reaches out to the great unwashed with a long mop and some latex gloves. Cleansing the crud and sanitising the soul live on the streets in a unique performative event that elevates the mundane and celebrates the beauty of a blemish. Peter Burke, Jason Maling and Torie Nimmervoll will be servicing the soiled heart of Melbourne in a 12 hour enduro-clean marathon from 7pm – 7am, on Sat 23rd Feb 2013 as part of the wonderland precinct of White Night.
They will be sterilising and decontaminating the tarnished and smeared, as well as rescuing plastic shopping bags from trees. Their White Night special service will also include personal grooming – loose nostril hair, broken flip-flops and bad language mouth rinses.
*stain removal not guaranteed after first wash
Catch Pursuit at the India Art Fair from Thursday 31 January to Sunday 3 February. In collaboration with Gallery Nature Morte, Pursuit presents Ajay Desai, Dileep Sharma, Gauri Gill, Hema Upadhyay, Jagannath Panda, Jayanta Roy, Josh P S, M. Parvat, Madhvi Parekh, Manil Rohit, Manisha Parekh, Mona Rai, Nidhi Agarwal, Princess Pea, Ramakrishna Behera, Raqs Media Collective, Samit Dass, Tauseef Khan and Thukral & Tagra.
India Art Fair, NSIC Exhibition Grounds (Okhla), New Delhi.
Pursuit's roaming gallery presents 100 artworks by 32 artists at Artstage Singapore.
JANELLE ARENA • CATH BARCAN • PAUL BORG • PETER BURKE • CAROLYN CARDINET • ANNA CHENG • ROSS COULTER • SUE DODD • KIM DONALDSON • MERRIN EIRTH • SAMIRA GHASEMPOUR • MICHAEL GRAEVE • BRIDGET HILLEBRAND • DANIELLE HOBBS • CAROL HUMMELL • KIM HYUN JU • KYOKO IMAZU • TASSIA JOANNIDES • GEOFF KOONS • DAMON KOWARSKY • TIM LANE • LOUISE LAVARACK • BEAT LIPPERT • ANNA MACLEOD • JASON MALING • JOHN R NEESON • TORIE NIMMERVOLL • ANNA PARRY • DREW PETTIFER • PRINCESS PEA • KIERAN STEWART • MEREDITH TURNBULL • IRENE WELLM
Marina Sands, Singapore, 26–27 January 2013, 11am–6pm.
Pursuit, Australia's leading mobile gallery representing the nation's most collectable contemporary artists, is back in town. Pursuit has a vested interest in tailoring blue chip opportunities for well-suited collectors. Visit Pursuit at the Melbourne Art Fair this week.
COLLEEN AHERN, JANELLE ARENA, CATH BARCAN, PAUL BORG, PETER BURKE, CAROLYN CARDINET, SUE DODD, MERRIN EIRTH, DAVID GLENISTER, SAMIRA GHASEMPOUR, MICHAEL GRAEVE, BRIDGET HILLEBRAND, KIM HYONJU, KYOKO IMAZU, TASSIA JOANNIDES, DAMON KOWARSKY, TIM LANE, LOUISE LAVARACK, JOHN R NEESON, JOHN NICKSON, ANNA PARRY, JULIE PATEY, DREW PETTIFER, PRINCESS PEA, PHIL ROUBIN, SHANNON SMILEY, KIERAN STEWART, IRENE WELLM and many more!