Australian Art Here and Beyond
This spring, a host of Australian-focused arts events are taking place
in Houston, then this summer season will be punctuated with Aboriginal
art happenings in the Washington, D.C. area, and the opening of the grand
new “Musee de Quai Branly” in Paris, which will feature
indigenous art from around the world including a domed ceiling painted
by eight indigenous artists from Australia.
We thought you might like to know "what's coming up from down under"
at Booker•Lowe and elsewhere!
EXHIBITIONS AT BOOKER•LOWE GALLERY:
Friday, 5 May - Friday, 7 July
Locus: 12 Bronzes by Andrew Logan
Contemporary female and abstract forms cast in classic bronze have earned
this Australian sculptor accolades at home and in the
New York art scene.
Opening with the artist:
Friday, 5 May, 6-8 pm, at the Gallery
4623 Feagan Street
Saturday, 8 July - Friday, 8 September
ArtHouston and the BLG Affordable Art Fair
New works by highly-collectible and emerging Aboriginal artists, priced
AUSTRALIAN ART IN HOUSTON:
Friday, 24 March - Saturday, 22 April
Breathing Space: New Paintings by Janaki Lennie
Janaki is an Australian painter now working in Houston; her minimalist
skyscapes are highly-acclaimed.
Rudolph Projects/ArtScan Gallery, 1836 Richmond Avenue
www.janakilennie.com or www.rudolphprojects.com
Saturday, 15 April - Sunday, 1 July
Contemporary Kiln-Glass: A Survey of Works from the Bullseye Connection,
1980 to the Present
The exhibition will feature 19 works by leading Australian glass artists,
with a special evening glass-blowing demonstration and Australia night
at the Center on Saturday, 22 April.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street
Sunday, 23 April at 2 pm
Dreaming the Future: Australian Art Then and Now
The Annual Asian Art lecture co-sponsored by the Asia Society/Texas
and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston will be delivered by Ron Ramsey, Director
of Cultural Relations at Australia's Embassy in Washington.
Free and open to the public. Reception follows lecture.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
www.AsiaSociety.org or www.mfah.org
EXHIBITIONS OF ABORIGINAL ART IN THE
WASHINGTON, DC, AREA:
Tuesday, 9 May - Saturday, 19 August
Mysterious Beauty: Edward L. Ruhe's Vision of Aboriginal Art
University of Virginia's Kluge-Ruhe Institute of Aboriginal
400 Worrell Drive, Charlottesville, VA
Friday, 30 June - Sunday, 24 September
Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Tuesday, 20 June - Friday, 1 September
Aboriginal Women's Art
This exhibition is being held in conjunction with "Dreaming
Their Way," at the NMWA, and will include works from Booker•Lowe Gallery.
Australian Embassy, 1601 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
EXHIBITIONS OF ABORIGINAL ART IN EUROPE:
Saturday, 11 February -
Sunday, 11 June
Dreamtime: Aboriginal Art from the Ebes Collection
Arken Museum of Modern Art
The Musee de Quai Branly, France's
new indigenous art museum,
is scheduled to open. The museum will feature
an eight-panel "Dreamtime" painted by internationally-acclaimed
for the domed ceiling.
We hope you'll find time to visit some of the exhibitions
or lectures, and that you'll enjoy these opportunities to explore Australian
Terry Smith, ArtPapers, July/August 2005
“Aboriginal art is contemporary, and quite properly marketed as
such, because these artists are creating Australia’s richest and
most diverse art today.”