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Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop public program
Join Lindy Lee and MCA Director and exhibition curator Liz Ann Macgregor for a special ‘in conversation’ event between two influential female leaders in Australian contemporary art.
7 October 2020, 6–7:15pm
Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop
Major survey exhibition of Lindy Lee's work opening 2 October at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop Publication
Pre-order your copy of the MCA catalogue for the upcoming exhibition, Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop, and we will send it to you as soon as it is available in early October.
Major Acquisition by QAGOMA
Thanks to the generosity of more than 30 donors, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art has acquired Lindy Lee's major bronze sculpture Unnameable and a suite of twelve large works on paper.
Lindy Lee: Moon in the Dew Drop
In the lead up to her survey exhibition Moon in a Dew Drop, Lindy Lee speaks with Museum of Contemporary Art Director and Curator of the exhibition Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE. The exhibition of over 70 works from across the artist’s extensive career from the 1980s to
today includes impressive large-scale works in bronze
and steel, and whole-room immersive installations. Lee and Macgregor discuss her early works from the 80s, the impact of Jan van Eyck, and why you shouldn’t put hessian in a photocopier.
Natalya Hughes: Three Thoughts on Ambivalence
Julie Ewington on the fraught relationship between Willem de Kooning and Natalya Hughes — two methodical and equally obsessive artists separated by time and space.
Michael Lindeman: The Portrait as Anti-Selfie
Sydney-based artist Michael Lindeman makes paintings, drawings and sculptures that challenge existing power structures around contemporary art with humour and self-deprecation. Lindeman has been a finalist in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes five times, and in 2010 he was awarded the Sulman Prize for his work Paintings, prints & wall hangings. Lindeman’s new self-portrait I... inverts the conventions of the genre, combining a masked image with a stream of consciousness that contemplates his own role as an artist.
At Home with Michael Zavros
Spend some time at home with Michael Zavros as he whips up an egg-based dinner for Lisa Simpson, Tony Soprano, the Underwoods, Ellen Ripley, and Rose Nyland.
In the Studio with FX Harsoso
Step inside FX Harsoso's studio in Yogyakarta.
Podcast Episode 14: Lindy Lee
Zen, the universe and everything – listen to Joanna Strumpf interviewing Lindy Lee on her forthcoming survey show Moon in a Dew Drop which opens at the MCA next month.
Jemima Wyman in 'Conflict in My Outlook'
Jemima Wyman is included in UQ Art Museum exhibition 'Conflict in my Outbox'
SAM LEACH: FULLY AUTOMATIC DREAMS
“Do androids dream of electric sheep?” wondered Phillip K. Dick in his eponymous novel of 1968. Artist Sam Leach has a likely answer - “Well, yes, probably - if you instruct them to.”
HIROMI TANGO: NEW NOW
Dr Patricia Jungfer reflects on Hiromi Tango's practice
TAN SIULI: VIOLENT ATTACHMENTS
Asian art specialist and former Singapore Art Museum Senior Curator Tan Siuli speaks about Violent Attachments, the upcoming group show she is curating for Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore.
Podcast: Episode 13 Sam Leach
Join Sam and art critic, lecturer and broadcaster Andrew Frost in this timely, thought-provoking conversation.
Alex Seton wins Sovereign Art Prize
Alex Seton has been awarded the Grand Prize in The Sovereign Asian Art Prize for his work ‘OILSTONE 05_CORROSION’ – congratulations!
SYDNEY BALL: 1963-1973 Interpreting colour
‘It is the case of an artist caught at a moment of immense self-confidence, very nearly of ecstasy, as he summons from within himself, a series of geometries so sumptuous and grand as to leave the spectator breathless. Read Wendy Walker's essay ahead of Sydney Ball's exhibition.
HIROMI TANGO: LOOKING BACK/LOOKING FORWARD
Ahead of Hiromi Tango’s upcoming solo exhibition, New Now, opening 3 September at Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, we look at the moments which have shaped and defined the multidisciplined artist.
Sam Leach: In the Studio
Sam Leach takes time out from preparation for his next show to gives us a hilarious account of building a home studio in the age of Covid.
Podcast: Episode 12
Listen to ceramicist Kirsten Coelho and Joanna Kitto, Associate Curator, Samstag Museum of Art, discussing Kirsten’s forthcoming exhibition Ithaca at the Samstag Museum, Adelaide and along the way, learn about the history of porcelain and brush up on your Greek classics!
Grant Stevens: The Forest
By Nina Miall
Polly Borland: Shapeshifter
Polly Borland’s sensational works are part of the 2020 Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art: Monster Theatres at the Art Gallery of South Australia. It’s now open to the public and on view until August 16.
Tony Albert: Duty of Care
An extract from Sally Brand’s essay for Canberra Glassworks, June 2020.
Darren Sylvester: Mark of the Vampire
By Anthony Carew
Eko Nugroho: Life in Jogja
Interweaving local traditions and global popular culture with his own political sentiments, Eko Nugroho’s distinct figures and imageries have established his practice as one of the most iconic in Indonesian contemporary art today. The influence of street art, graffiti, and comics in Nugroho’s practice is unmissable; his striking, graphic aesthetics often presented in large-scale community murals. Much of his works are also grounded in local culture: Traditional batik and manual embroidery are quintessential elements of his practice; and Nugroho’s masked figures allude to his fascination with traditional Javanese shadow theatre, to which masks are integral. These masks figures became Nugroho’s signature to represent different roles and identities of people in the society. We had the opportunity to chat with him on his practice and and how his studio in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, operates during this uncertain period.
Tony Albert: Home and Heart
NIRIN for me is a representation of both home and heart. These are both symbolically and intrinsically linked, one does not exist without the other. It is from this unique individual centre of both home and heart that we understand the world around us, relationships and interconnectedness with both people and Country.
Greg Hodge in Paris
Gregory Hodge Mask 2020 detail
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran Limited-Edition Shirts
To accompany Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran's new exhibition Polymorphous Figures, Ramesh has designed two unique unisex shirts. These shirts include imagery featured on specific recent paintings on both sides.
At Home with Glenn Barkley
*How would you describe your space at home?*
New Digital Strategy
In the absence of a physical space, we are excited to announce new ways of sharing the work of our artists with you. *Available Works[artists/]* and *Episode 1* of our podcast series join new online content, including *Exhibition Viewing Rooms*, *short films[https://vimeo.com/401525234]*,* **Spotify playlists[https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2SaTArGM3zKV5UewUte30S?si=yD65nIk4RZSctqnrUjk9Rw]*,* *and* **interviews[https://vimeo.com/403495014]*, to complement the gallery’s exhibition program and support easier access to the gallery’s artists. Following the introduction of new measures to ensure the safety of our artists, staff, and the community, Sullivan+Strumpf Sydney will temporarily be open by appointment only, and our Singapore gallery will remain closed by Government order until further notice.
Dear friends, We apologise in advance for adding to the inundation of messages regarding COVID-19. With the impact of the virus being felt globally and throughout our community, we’d like to take the chance to affirm our priorities at the gallery. First and foremost is the health and safety of our artists, staff, clients, visitors, and the community in which we work. We are following advice and guidelines from the Australian Government and monitoring updates closely. To ease pressure on our international artists, the 2020 program in our Sydney gallery will be adjusted to accommodate the rapidly-changing situation. Local artists will be highlighted for the remainder of the year, with exhibitions by Eko Nugroho (Indonesia) and Jeremy Sharma (Singapore) postponed until 2021. We are very excited to announce an exhibition of new works by Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran joining the roster of exhibitions that already includes Glenn Barkley, Grant Stevens, Darren Sylvester, Sydney Ball, Lindy Lee, Sam Leach, Michael Zavros, Angela Tiatia, and Alex Seton. Further measures to ensure the safety of our artists, visitors and employees are the reduction of on-site staff hours and increasing professional cleaning and sanitation at the gallery. The gallery remains open from 10am-5pm, Tuesday - Saturday. If you would like to organise a private viewing in the gallery, our team would be happy to accommodate. Public openings will no longer be scheduled until official advice suggests otherwise. Beyond these measures, we’re creating innovative content and ways for you to engage with us and our artists while respecting suggested physical distancing protocols. We are being responsive and adaptive to the situation, and we trust these measures will decrease the risk without compromising our duties to our artists and staff. While there are limits to what art can achieve with battling the virus, we believe that art plays an important role in maintaining our sanity in these troublesome times. We hope to provide any respite that we can through the positivity of our artists. Finally, we’d like to sincerely thank you for your continued support. At the core of what we do is support the practice of artists, and we remain committed to our mission of connecting you with the artists you love, without compromising the well-being or values of our community. As a community, we are all in this together. Warm regards,
FIVE MINUTES WITH TONY ALBERT
Australian First Nation artist Tony Albert stops by S+S to answer five questions ahead of his presentation at the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, NIRIN, next month.
IN THE STUDIO WITH KAREN BLACK
We took a peek inside the light-filled studio of Sydney-based artist Karen Black ahead of the opening of her new solo show It’s Not Real at S+S Sydney next week.
FIVE QUESTIONS WITH RICHARD LEWER
We asked Richard Lewer 5 questions in the lead up to his new solo exhibition As I stepped out into the bright sunlight.
Sullivan+Strumpf Sydney is proud to present Transmission – an ambitious new solo exhibition by Australian artist Ry David Bradley of 21st century digital paintings on 15 February – 7 March 2020.
FIVE QUESTIONS WITH RY DAVID BRADLEY
S+S caught up with London-based Australian artist Ry David Bradley ahead of his solo show at S+S Sydney later this month to find out where he works and why he loves his space.
ON VIEW NOW
*KIRSTEN COELHO Passages*
*TAIPEI DANGDAI * Nangang Exhibition Centre, Taipei Booth E-01 17 – 19 January
*S.E.A. Focus Booth A-19*
*KANCHANA GUPTA* Emerging: Collecting Singapore Contemporary – Selections from the DUO Collection The Private Museum 11 January - 1 March 2020
*DAWN NG* TWENTY TWENTY 2 Cavan Road, Singapore 10 - 28 January 2020