LOW COST DIPLOMATIC BAG | VALIJA DIPLOMÁTICA LOW COST

Coming soon in 2015: A travelling exhibition curated by Nilo Casares (Madrid) consisting of artworks inside suitcases by artists from 16 countries including Mexico, Sweden, Chile, USA, France, Argentina and the UK.

http://art-ex.es/portfolio/nilo-casares/

http://art-ex.es/15/

Image: Peter Burke, Attaché Case (2015)

ABC News: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-06/art-project-gives-refugees-an-international-voice/6074834

Sydney Morning Herald: http://www.smh.com.au/act-news/canberra-life/low-cost-diplomatic-bag-arrives-at-spanish-embassy-20150206-137vxg.html

Art-Ex http://art-ex.es/30/

MELBOURNE ART FAIR | SOCIAL CAPITAL | LOVE IS IN THE FAIR

Want to wink at an artist, flirt with a dealer, cuddle a curator or date an art lover? We can help you find your perfect match* at the Melbourne Art Fair. This is how it works: we hook you up with a date**, you chat for 10 minutes, and the rest is up to you. No strings attached! Speak with one of our friendly Love Vendors while stocks last.

* We cater for all kinds of relationships in the artworld.
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The Melbourne Art Fair is pleased to announce Jacqueline Doughty as Curator of MAF Edge 2014, a new exhibition platform dedicated to experimental contemporary art practices.

Social Capital brings together performative and socially engaged artworks that blur the boundary between artist and audience. Characterising art as an interaction between people rather than between a viewer and an object, the exhibition includes a major commission in the MAF Edge space alongside projects dispersed throughout the Royal Exhibition Building, which draw audience members into unexpected encounters and activities. Social Capital includes new collaborative projects by a number of key practitioners of relational and participatory art, including Jess Olivieri with the Parachutes for Ladies; Lara Thoms and Jason Maling; Catherine Ryan and Amy Spiers; and Peter Burke and Adele Varcoe.

http://www.loveisinthefair.org

http://melbourneartfair.com.au/art-fair/visitors/program/maf-edge/

 

OPEN STUDIO

Artist-in-residence, Youkobo Artspace, Tokyo, May 2014



Open studio Loose footing
Saturday 24th May 12:00-19:00
Reception: 18:00

ビーター・バークはマーケティング戦略や架空キャラクターを通して、現代アートの関心・習慣、特にパブリック・スペースにおける社会的な交流を問いかけることで、現代消費社会の状態を考え直す機会を作ろうとしています。プロジェクトはオーストラリア・アーツ・カウンシルを通してオーストラリア政府に支援されています。

Peter Burke is a visual artist who uses marketing strategies and fictional characters combined with current concerns and conventions of art, especially those involving social interaction in public spaces. By these means he examines and questions the general condition of contemporary consumer society. During the residency at Youkobo Artpsace Peter Burke will create a series of performative actions in public spaces in Tokyo which will be documented with photography and video. The project extends his research around the role the street plays in the culture of a city and how marketing and interventions into the everyday, create social interactions.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

(image: Saeko Ehara)

OVER THE BARRICADE

Over the Barricade, 2014, Peter Burke & Louise Lavarack

Artworks and Exchanges Exhibition Program

Artworks and Exchanges explores the ‘social turn’ in contemporary art by showcasing new and re-presented community-engaged art works. This exhibition is part of the Spectres of Evaluation conference, presented by the Centre for Cultural Partnerships, University of Melbourne and Footscray Community Arts Centre. 

Spanning two sites connected by the Maribyrnong River – Footscray Community Arts Centre and the Incinerator Gallery - the program explores tensions that exist among representational practices of art (exhibition, object, performance, presentation) that address social engagement in both form and content (intervention, interruption, event, exchange). 

Dates
 

3 – 9 February 2014, The Incinerator Gallery, 180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds

10 – 22 February 2014, Roslyn Smorgan Gallery, Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland Street, Footscray

 

TREE HUG BLITZ – SHANGHAI

Tree hugging in Shanghai's urban forest for an exhibition this week.
Photo: Michael Rees-Lightfoot

 

 

TRIAGE | The bandaged tree


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.

See: facebook.com/triage.melbourne

 

SPARKEL | WHITE NIGHT MELBOURNE

It’s dirty out there, filthy in fact and who’s going to keep it clean?

SPARKEL

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.

http://whitenightmelbourne.com.au/precinct/wonderland

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


PURSUIT | INDIA ART FAIR 2013 | ART WALLAH

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 AT ART STAGE SINGAPORE 2013

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 MELBOURNE 2012


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.

2012 ARTISTS

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!

See Pursuit at the Melbourne Art Fair

SWAN HILL PRINT AND DRAWING AWARD EXHIBITION

Findings (Gloves from Melbourne) will be exhibited as part of the Swan Hill Print and Drawing Award Exhibition at the Swan Hill Regional Gallery from 13 May – 18 July 2012.

WIN WIN

Times Square - September 2011.

TEXT (AS) IMAGE

Text (as) Image is an exhibition for the Print Council of Australia’s MONTH OF PRINT in conjuction with Monash University’s IMPACT7 International Print Symposium featuring works by:

Brook Andrew (AUS), Peter Burke (AUS), Angela Cavalieri (AUS), Sue Dodd (AUS), Christopher Hanrahan (AUS), Bridget Hillebrand (AUS), Danius Kesminas (AUS), Barbara Kruger (USA), Richard Lewer (AUS), Mike Parr (AUS), Simon Pericich (AUS), Matt Shannon (AUS), Heather B Swann (AUS) and Imants Tillers (AUS).

EXHIBITION DATES: 6 - 30 September 2011

OPENING HOURS: Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm

WHERE: Level 17 Artspace, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne

FIELD THEORY

Field Theory is a Melbourne based collective who support four art projects during a year. By subscribing to Field Theory, you can become a member and propel these projects into existence. In return, you will receive four limited edition artworks over the next twelve months.

Find out more here: fieldtheory.com.au

SEEING TO A DISTANCE

Seeing to a distance: Single channel video work from Australia features works by 26 artists responding to 'act', 'abstract' and 'interact'. It opens at the Level 17 Artspace, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne from 2-26 August 2011.