Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Guiguis New Art Prize 2015

The Guirguis New Art Prize (GNAP)




Sat 11 Apr - Sun 31 May 2015



The Guirguis New Art Prize (GNAP) is a $20.000 national, acquisitive, biennial, contemporary Art

Prize administered by Federation University Australia's Arts Academy.

Initiated and generously supported by local Ballarat surgeon Mr Mark Guirguis, this prestigious Art

Prize showcases a selection of Australia's most exciting contemporary artists in Ballarat, Victoria.

In 2015, the major award of $20,000 will be presented to the winning artist for the most outstanding

single work of art from a pool of 15 Australian shortlisted finalists' presented in an exhibition at the

Art Gallery of Ballarat and FedUni's Post Office Gallery, Ballarat from Saturday 11 April to Sunday

31 May 2015.

The list of GNAP15 finalists are Chris Barry (VIC), Chris Bond (VIC), Teelah George (WA), Julie

Gough (TAS), Louise Hubbard (VIC), Susan Jacobs (VIC), Jess Johnson (VIC), Ross Manning

(QLD), Dylan Martorell (VIC), Pilar Mata-Dupont (WA), Kate Mitchell (NSW), Dominic Redfern

(VIC), Mark Shorter (NSW), Conrad Tipungwuti (NT) and Jemima Wyman (QLD).

GNAP15 judges, Hannah Mathews, Curator, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and

Max Delany, Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) will select and

announce the winner at the gala exhibition opening at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

The Art Gallery of Ballarat and Post Office Gallery will be open from 10am to 5pm daily. Entry is


GNAP is presented in association with the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Slow Art Collective (Chaco Kato, Dylan Martorell) Edgar Hechavarria Ricardo, students from 

Castlemaine Secondary College

LoomÅ«sica is the Castlemaine State Festival’s signature arts mentorship project bringing together 

Slow Art Collective, Cuban artist Edgar Hechavarria Ricardo, and students from Castlemaine 

Secondary College. Together they will create a site-specific installation that honors the manufacturing

 history of the former Castlemaine Woollen Mills. Utilising re-purposed materials found on site and 

incorporating kinetic sculpture, robot components and basic DIY electronics, LoomÅ«sica plays with 

the notions of loom and harp.

more information :

the object as score - margaret lawrence gallery VCA

The Object As Score




Sean Baxter, Matthew Day, Nathan Gray, Helen Grogan, Laresa Kosloff, Igor Krenz, Dylan 

Martorell, Stuart Sherman, Charlie Sofo, Torben Tilly, Danae Valenza with performances by 

Ernie Altoff, Sean Baxter, Arini Byng, Matt Day, Helen Grogan, Shelley Lasica and Katie Lee, 

Joel Stern. Curated by Nathan Gray.

Identifying a strand of thought in local and international interdisciplinary art making, The Object as

Score presents works that recognise the potential objects might hold for action and interaction. The

 Fluxus artists, as students of John Cage, utilised the simple written score that he had developed with

 4’33” – his silent work, which consists of the musical term ‘tacet’ (to wait) as the sole instruction for

each movement. The Fluxus 'event score' was a direct development of the written notation of 4’33”

that used the brevity and potentiality of language as a compact method of transmitting ideas for

performance. It was the multivalence of language that allowed these performances to be open,

indeterminate or even impossible. Using the object as a score in sculpture, contemporary improvised

 music and performance at large, this exhibition does not explore language as a medium for the

 transmission of open performance works, rather it employs the object as stand-in for the written

score, recognising it as a provocation for action.

Events and performances

Friday 6 March, 12.30 pmSean Baxter – Schmelzwerk

Torben Tilly – artist floor talk

Saturday 7 March, 2:30 pmMatthew Day - Weighting (2015)

Ernie Althoff

Helen Grogan – CONCRETE ROOM (2005-) and LIGHT (2003)

Saturday 14 March, 2:30 pmMatthew Day - Weighting (2015)

Saturday 21 March, 2:30 pmMatthew Day - Weighting (2015)

Arini Byng - Ready for the House

Joel Stern

Shelley Lasica and Katie Lee – Possibility of Performance

Saturday 28 March, 2:30pmMatthew Day - Weighting (2015)

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 Southbank VIC 3006 Map

Gallery Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

12pm - 5pm

Sunday, October 26, 2014

M Pavillion / One Night Stand

One Night Stand

Slow Art Collective, ‘Leaf House Music’ installation


Free! Sun 2 Nov 2014–Sun 9 Nov 2014, during opening hours


Slow Art Collective, ‘Leaf House Music’ installation
Sun 2 Nov 2014–Sun 9 Nov 2014, during opening hours


An art installation usually happens quickly—one day it’s not there, the next it’s installed. But Slow

Art Collective, represented here by Dylan Martorell and Chaco Kato, are interested in the act of

making. Over the course of a week they’ll be gradually gathering plant debris from MPavilion’s

 parkland setting to create an indoor installation.

Leaf Art Music is part of One Night Stand, a series of events that respond to MPavilion’s transient,

temporary nature. These live artworks, ambient installations and sonic lullabies provide spaces for

 everyone to pause, rest and connect. And they explore the wonderful potential of the night—for

romance, refreshment, dreaming and star-gazing.

With Performances by VDO / Tim Coster / Dry Mouth (?) / 


Snawklor TBA

Instrument Builders Workshop . NGV.

NGV Studio hosts the first Australian iteration of The Instrument Builders Project (IBP), an

experimental collaborative project between Australian and Indonesian artists and musicians curated

by Kristi Monfries and Joel Stern.

The first two iterations of the IBP were held in Yogyakarta in June 2013 and March 2014. The IBP

sets up a shared workshop space, with elements of studio and gallery, in which artists conceptualise,

build, perform and exhibit new works together over a period of 4 weeks, with scheduled public

programs (concerts, exhibitions, workshops and talks) punctuating periods of experimental 'free time'.

The works created through the IBP draw on both traditional craft-based and avant-garde approaches

and technologies, incorporating practises including (but not limited to) experimental music, sound

sculpture, installation, conceptual and instructional work and performance art.

The IBP both responds to and seeks to further develop experimental collaborative work between

Indonesian and Australian artists.

Studio residency artists

Michael Candy, Dale Gorfinkel, Lintang Radittya, Andreas Siagian, Wukir Suryadi, Pia Van Gelder,

Tintin Wulia

Exhibiting artists

Peter Blamey, Mas Wibowo, Michael Candy, Caitlin Franzmann, Dale Gorfinkel, Jompet

Kuswidananto, Dylan Martorell, Andreas Siagian, Wukir Suryadi, Tintin Wulia, Asep Nata

The Instrument Builders Project is supported by Asialink Arts and Arts Victoria. 

more details re; performances etc here


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Utopian Slumps - 25th of October - Project Room - Dylan Martorell - Fraxinus Ash Scores / Illuminator


 Music from Fraxinus Ash graphic scores.

 Performed by James Rushford, Joe Talia and

Dylan Martorell. Recorded by Sam Karmu and Joe



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