10 regional shows to see this summer
From an intriguing exhibition on baroque masters to a show ostensibly all about dogs, here’s our curated list of regional offerings to see throughout the country this summer.
As part of a bumper Budget announcement yesterday, the Victorian government confirmed their commitment to fund the construction of Australia’s largest gallery of contemporary art and design, NGV Contemporary.
The purpose-built gallery will be the focus of a newly reimagined Melbourne Arts Precinct. Located at 77 Southbank Boulevard, NGV Contemporary will be part of a rebuild linking the Arts Centre and NGV International to Sturt Street.
The gallery will exhibit contemporary art, design, fashion and architecture of local, national and international significance and will be designed by an Australian architectural team, appointed through a competition process.
“NGV Contemporary will form an intrinsic part of Melbourne’s creative and cultural identity, a universal civic space where visitors can gather, socialise, learn and interpret our world through a year-round presentation of exhibitions and programs that reflect contemporary life and culture”, said Tony Ellwood AM, Director of the National Gallery of Victoria.
The development of NGV Contemporary will increase NGV’s capacity to showcase contemporary art and design from the NGV Collection in addition to larger gallery spaces enabling a more ambitious exhibition program.
Horror is where the marginalised can see themselves—as a horror-themed exhibition at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art reveals.
Sneakers are a cultural phenomenon made up of paradoxes. Some see them as an accessible and inclusive force in fashion that serve as an outlet of self-expression for many; yet to others they are a symbol of out-of-control consumerism. Two Queensland exhibitions are embracing these dualities, though from contrasting angles: Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street at HOTA on the Gold Coast, and Torsion at Brisbane’s Metro Arts.
The fourth Fremantle Biennale looks toward the ocean and beyond, making use of the city’s varied environments and shared histories. The program features over 70 events and 80 artists, including an immersive installation by Taloi Havini.
Adelaide’s annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art festival returns, and this year includes the first-ever survey exhibition by Vincent Namatjira, as well as artworks by over 1500 Indigenous artists.
This summer the Art Gallery of New South Wales is showing the largest Louise Bourgeois survey ever exhibited in Australia. We asked five Australian artists influenced by Bourgeois to each write about one artwork in the exhibition.