Angela Tiatia

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INVITATION

13/03/2019

ANGELA TIATIA
Narcissus
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
22 March - 20 April 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, 22 March, 6-8pm
Drinks and Artist Talk: Saturday, 23 March, 4-5pm

Sullivan+Strumpf Sydney is delighted to present, Narcissus, Angela Tiatia’s first major solo exhibition in Australia. Comprising a new high definition video and photographic stills, Narcissus is a contemporary reimagining of the classical Greek myth, exploring contemporary visual culture’s worship of the self. Filmed in super slow-motion at an indoor swimming pool using a crane mounted camera, the film arcs from contemplation to catastrophe, opening on a close-up of Narcissus as he gazes longingly at his image reflected in a pool of deep black water. Referencing myriad sources from the classical to the contemporary, including historical literature and images from the internet, Narcissus takes as its starting point, the painting of the same name by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, now in the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Anticam, Rome. Tiatia filmed the work with Director of Photography Benjamin Shirley, production company Finch Company and producer Cath Anderson, working with 80 professional actors, performance artists and crew, the largest production of her career. 

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Angela Tiatia is of Samoan and Australian heritage. Her practice explores contemporary culture, drawing attention to its relationship to representation, gender, neo-colonialism and the commodification of the body and place, often through the lenses of history and popular culture.

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INVITATION

01/02/2019

ANNUAL SUMMER GROUP SHOW
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
8 - 16 February 2019

Opening Friday, 8 February 2019, 6 - 8pm

To celebrate the first exhibition of our exciting 2019 program, join for the S+S Sydney Annual Summer Group Show next Friday, 8th February from 6pm.

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CONGRATULATIONS

09/11/2018

ANGELA TIATIA
Winner of the 2018 Creative New Zealand Contemporary Pacific Artist Award

Congratulations to Angela Tiatia who was announced as the recipient of the 2018 Creative New Zealand Contemporary Pacific Artist Award. The award recognises an artist who has demonstrated innovation, who has continually pushed the boundaries of their practice, and who has achieved excellence in their field.

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CHECK OUT

12/10/2018

OCEANIA RISING: WAYFINDERS
Featuring Angela Tiatia
Casula Powerhouse, Sydney

Until 11 November 2018

Wayfinders is part of the Oceania Rising project, a collaboration with the Australian Museum and Blacktown Arts Centre that responds to the impacts of Climate Change (Global Warming) in the Oceania region. Artists taking part in the Casula Powerhouse exhibition respond to way finders - past, present and future - who have navigated human impacts on their homelands.

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WATCH

12/10/2018

VIDEO BECOMES US
ABC Iview
Directed by Kate Blackore
Featuring Angela Tiatia and Darren Sylvester

Directed by Kate Blackmore of artist collective Barbara Cleveland and produced by Bethany Bruce, Video Becomes Us profiles the work of Australia's most exciting artists, including Angela Tiatia and Darren Sylvester, exploring how artists use video as a means of artistic expression and political agitation.

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JOIN US

08/09/2018

SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY
Carriageworks
13 - 16 September 2018
Booth E18 + IC09 for Glenn Barkley

Sullivan+Strumpf is delighted to participate in Sydney Contemporary 2018 (Booth E18) with a presentation of new and recent works by Tony Albert, Sydney Ball, Glenn Barkley, Karen Black, Barbara Cleveland, Sam Leach, Lindy Lee, eX de Medici, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Dawn Ng, Baden Pailthorpe, Alex Seton, Grant Stevens and Angela Tiatia.

A highlight of the presentation is Sydney Ball's Chromix Lumina 14, a large-scale work from the artist's Infinex series, his final and never-before-seen body of work. Realised in automotive enamel on aluminium, a method of manufacturing the artist devised out of physical necessity at the age of 81, Chromix Lumina 14 represents the pinnacle of Ball's lifeling research into the relationship between form, colour and light.

In addition, no fewer than six S+S artists have been invited to participate in the curated sections of the fair. Angela Tiatia is included in Video Contemporary, curated by Kelly Gellatly; Karen Black has collaborated with Handpicked Wines to create an immersive-art-experience-cum-bar; Glenn Barkley will create a cabinet of curiosities filled with new vessel forms and collages; while Lindy Lee, Alex Seton and Tim Silver will present solo presentations for Installation Contemporary, curated by Nina Miall.

Panel Discussion:
The Waves: Gender, Representation, and the Market Saturday, 15 September 2018, 10am at S+S Sydney, 799 Elizabeth Street, Zetland. Featuring Barbara Cleveland (artist collective), Christine Dean (artist), Angela Tiatia (artist), Julie Ewington (curator, writer & broadcaster) and Ursula Sullivan (co-director of S+S, Sydney & Singapore) on the panel, moderated by Kate Britton (curator).

Artist Talks:
Saturday, 15 September 2018, 12.30pm at the fair, starting at Booth IC09 and following a series of other talks at Booth E18.

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ATTEND

08/09/2018

PANEL DISCUSSION
The Waves: Gender, Representation, and the Market
Saturday, 15 September 2018, 10am - 11am
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
799 Elizabeth Street, Zetland

Speakers: Barbara Cleveland (artist collective), Christine Dean (artist), Angela Tiatia (artist), Julie Ewington (curator, writer & broadcaster), and Ursula Sullivan (co-director of S+S Sydney & Singapore). Moderated by Kate Britton (writer and curator).

A Countess survey of the 'Future' section of Sydney Contemporary 2017 found women accounted for only 26% of exhibiting artists. The count did not identify any trans or non-binary artists. The future is not only not female; it is cis-gendered and masculine. The panel discussion will pose a number of propositions for change, and explore how far people are really willing to go to see gender diversity in our commercial institutions, and equally in the market.

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JOIN US

01/09/2018

SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY
Carriageworks
13 - 16 September 2018
Booth E18

Sullivan+Strumpf are delighted to participate in Sydney Contemporary 2018 with a presentation including Tony Albert, Sydney Ball, Glenn Barkley, Sam Leach, Lindy Lee, eX de Medici, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Dawn Ng, and Alex Seton. In addition, Barbara Cleveland, Baden Pailthorpe, Grant Stevens and Angela Tiatia are included in Video Contemporary, while Glenn Barkley, Lindy Lee, Alex Seton and Time Silver will present solo presentations for Installation Contemporary. We look forward to welcoming you to booth E18.

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CHECK OUT

01/09/2018

ANGELA TIATIA
The Fall
New Orleans Film Festival
17 - 25 October 2018

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OPENING TOMORROW

17/08/2018

THE WAVES: a group exhibition upping at the shores of heteronormative sanctity
Curated by Kate Britton
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
18 August - 15 September 2018

Opening reception on Saturday, 18 August, 3 - 5pm
Curator talk in conversation with Diana Baker Smith from Barbara Cleveland and Thea Perkins at 4pm

Including artists: Karen Black, Ohni Blu, Polly Borland, Barbara Cleveland, Christine Dean, Joanna Lamb, Lindy Lee, eX de Medici, Sanné Mestrom, Judy Millar, Dawn Ng, Thea Perkins, Katy B. Plummer, Justine Youssef & Leila El Rayes, Hiromi Tango, Angela Tiatia and Jemima Wyman

The Waves borrows its title from Virginia Woolf's novel of the same name, in which many voices unite in a single narrative. This exhibition likewise unites many voices to tell a single yet multivalent story. This story is about what happens in a white cube occupied by women and non-binary voices, and why we should be listening.

The Waves brings a diverse group of artists into a conversation about feminism, bodies, access to and occupation of space, collective action and gestures of intersectionality. In making their work, each of these artists chip away at the walls and barriers that are thrown up by patriarchal systems, biological determinism, trans-exclusionary feminism, colonialism - the list goes on.

The feminist project has been characterised by waves, a lapping at the shores of heteronormative sanctity. The works presented from these artists engage with different aspects of this project: political, social and labour-based action; reclamation and celebration of diverse bodies and identities; intersectionality; and an emergent collective anger - #metoo.

In bringing together selected works from Sullivan+Strumpf's roster of artists with guest artists, The Waves establishes new lines of sight between the work of diverse women and non-binary people.

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UP NEXT

08/08/2018

THE WAVES
A group exhibition lapping at the shores of heteronormative sanctity
Curated by Kate Britton
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
18 August - 15 September 2018

Opening on Saturday, 18 August, 3-5pm
Curator talk in conversation with Diana Baker Smith from Barbara Cleveland at 4pm

Including artists: Karen Black, Ohni Blu, Polly Borland, Barbara Cleveland, Christine Dean, Joanna Lamb, Lindy Lee, eX de Medici, Sanné Mestrom, Judy Millar, Dawn Ng, Thea Perkins, Katy B. Plummer, Justine Youssef & Leila El Rayes, Hiromi Tango, Angela Tiatia and Jemima Wyman

The Waves borrows its title from Virginia Woolf's novel of the same name, in which many voices unite in a single narrative. This exhibition likewise unites many voices to tell a single yet multivalent story. This story is about what happens in a white cube occupied by women and non-binary voices, and why we should be listening.

The Waves brings a diverse group of artists into a conversation about feminism, bodies, access to and occupation of space, collective action and gestures of intersectionality. in making their work, each of these artists chip away at the walls and barriers that are thrown up by patriarchal systems, biological determinism, trans-exclusionary feminism, colonialism - the list goes on.

The feminist project has been characterised by waves, a lapping at the shores of heteronormative sanctity. The works presented from these artists engage with different aspects of this project: political, intersectionality; and an emergent collective anger - #metoo.

In bringing together work from Sullivan+Strumpf artists with invited artists, The Waves establishes new lines of sight between the work of diverse women and non-binary people.

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UP NEXT

15/07/2018

THE WAVES
Group Show Curated by Kate Britton
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
15 August - 18 September 2018

Including S+S artists Karen Black, Polly Borland, Joanna Lamb, Lindy Lee, eX de Medici, Sanné Mestrom, Judy Millar, Hiromi Tango, Dawn Ng, Angela Tiatia, Jemima Wyman, Barbara Cleveland with invited artists Ohni Blu, Christine Dean, Thea Perkins, Katy B. Plummer, Justine Youssef & Leila El Rayes.

The Waves borrows its title from Virginia Woolf’s novel of the same name, in which many voices unite in a single narrative. This exhibition likewise unites many voices to tell a single yet multivalent story. This story is about what happens in a white cube occupied by female, female-identifying and non-binary voices, and why we should be listening. 

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CONGRATULATIONS

28/06/2018

ANGELA TIATIA
2018 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize

Congratulations to Angela Tiatia who has been awarded the 2018 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize - Australia's richest women's art prize - for her work, The Fall. Commissioned by the Australian War Memorial, The Fall was inspired by accounts of the fall of Singapore in 1942. In the Sydney Morning Herald, Linda Morris quotes the Judges' description of The Fall as a "masterful video work with the richness and theatricality of a 19th century tableau vivant."

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28/06/2018

ANGELA TIATIA
2018 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize

Congratulations to Angela Tiatia who has been awarded the 2018 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize - Australia's richest women's art prize - for her work, The Fall. Commissioned by the Australian War Memorial, The Fall was inspired by accounts of the fall of Singapore in 1942. In the Sydney Morning Herald, Linda Morris quotes the Judges' description of The Fall as a "masterful video work with the richness and theatricality of a 19th century tableau vivant."

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CONGRATULATIONS

18/05/2018

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2018
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Until 9 September 2018

Congratulations to our artists who are finalists in this year's prizes:
Angela Tiatia in the Archibald Prize
Karen Black, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and Gregory Hodge in the Sir John Sulman Prize
Hiromi Tango in the Wynne Prize

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UP NEXT

18/05/2018

AUCKLAND ART FAIR
The Cloud / AKL Waterfront
Booth D8
23 - 27 May 2018

Join us at booth D8 for a program of artist talks at 11.30am during the VIP preview on Wednesday 23 May, and from 12.30pm on Thursday 24 May 2018.

Sullivan+Strumpf will be participating at Auckland Art Fair 2018 (Booth D8) with a presentation of works by Glenn Barkley, Sanné Mestrom and Richard Lewer. Richard Lewer presents Redheads, a series of portraits, which explore his own experience growing up as "a ginger" and his continuing interest in cultural representations of redheads and the traditions of portraiture. Sanné Mestrom will show ceramic objects from the series, Homer and the Ancient Poets, each the product of time constrained by motherhood; every form the result of what could be achieved in the short bursts of time allowed. Glenn Barkley will present a selection of coiled earthenware vessels, including obsessively patterned pots with tiny "pox" holes. Angela Tiatia's HD video, The Fall, originally commissioned by the Australian War Memorial in 2017, is presented in Project Space P15. The Fall draws on the accounts of survivors of the Battle of Singapore during the Second World War. We look forward to welcoming you to the fair.

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GO SEE

24/02/2018

ANGELA TIATIA
in Grit!
28 February - 25 March 2018
Official Opening on Saturday, 3 March 2018, 2 - 4pm
Incinerator Art Space, Sydney

Incinerator Art Space presents a Council Curated exhibition that investigates sport and physical endurance as a direct motif or metaphor in contemporary art.

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FINAL DAY

23/02/2018

2018 GROUP SHOW

Until Saturday, 24 February 2018

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ATTEND

09/02/2018

2018 GROUP SHOW
10 - 24 February 2018
Opening tomorrow, 3 - 5pm
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney

Join us for the annual S+S Group Show in Sydney, offering a glimpse of our forthcoming 2018 exhibition programme and advance previews of exciting new works by S+S artists.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

14/12/2017

NOW REPRESENTING: ANGELA TIATIA

Sullivan+Strumpf is excited to announce its representation of Angela Tiatia.  

Angela Tiatia's work explores contemporary culture, drawing attention to its relationship to representation, gender, neo-colonialism and the commodification of the body and place, often through the lenses of history and popular culture. Her recent work straddles video, performance and photography, using personal and cultural narratives to subvert stereotypical notions of the feminine, exotic, and commodified being. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Angela Tiatia is of Samoan and Australian heritage.

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