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Exhibitions Jan 07, 2008 No Comments



Mitch Cairns, Marley Dawson, Christopher Hanrahan, Todd McMillan, Michael
Moran, Ben Quilty and Pete Volich

Curated by Elise Routledge
as part of the Firstdraft Emerging Curators Program

opening night drinks: Wednesday 9 January, 6-8pm
exhibition dates 9-26 January 2008

Australia Day BBQ followed by Artists Talks
Saturday 26 January, 2pm

Firstdraft opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 12-6pm

Marley Dawson, It was all going so well, 2006.
Digital photograph

I am a good boy considers how the work of seven young, male artists reflects or examines the nuances of male identity.

For many of the artists, male identity is not a key concern of their practice. However, their work displays characteristics associated with boys and men – pranks, self-destruction, the awkward expression of emotion, humour, and a particularly Australian fascination with the anti-hero.

116-118 Chalmers St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
t: +61 (0)2 9698 3665 e: mail@firstdraftgallery.com
http: //www.firstdraftgallery.com
Firstdraft opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 12-6pm



At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art presents

Miner for a Heart of Gold by Goran Tomic
Siberia by Peter Donohue
Arcadiarama by Maz Dixon
Video of Maldoror by Shuhei Nishiyama

3 – 13 January 2008

Opening launch Thursday 3rd January6.00pm-8.00pm

At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art

565 King Street Newtown NSW 2042

Free Entry, All Welcome

ATVP will launch into 2008 with exhibitions of work by 4emerging Sydney based artists opening on Thursday 3 January. The exhibition will continue until 13 January at 565 King Street Newtown.

Goran Tomic had a prolific 2007 and is set for an even busier 2008 as he ventures into performance art with the inaugural exposé of live art in the Shopfront gallery. The Newtown artist will wield a stethoscope,electric drill and the audience’s attention as he digs and pierces the deep red veins in a fortress of white in his search for the golden heart. Tomic’s performance will take place at the opening launch of the exhibition.

Peter Donohue presents a photographic montage of contemporary Russia, from the eye of an outsider looking in, in images captured in his recent lengthy visits to Siberia. The black and white series features an intriguing insight into people, places and atmosphere of this historic city.

Recent SCA Masters graduate, Maz Dixon, brings us Arcadiarama. This large scale wallpaper installation is an exploration into Australian landscapes and their commodification and exploitation. Dixon’s quasi Persian rug and mirror imagery illuminate repetition juxtaposed with the subtleties and vagaries of change.

Japanese video artist Shuhei Nishiyama has been based in Sydney for the last twelve months and has made waves with his imagery, social and political commentary. Video of Maldoror presents a showcase of 6 shot films in a series comprising of the chapters; CUT, SHOT, ACTION, TIME, PAUSE, MEDIA. Nishiyama’s work is compelling viewing. His inquiries into the relationship between media and subject work on various levels, profound and literal. (Shuhei Nishiyama was awarded the Marrickville Contemporary Art NESB Award in 2007 at ATVP)

ATVP – Contemporary Art
565 King Street
Newtown NSW 2042
(02) 95192340
0430 083 364



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Andrew Frost

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