29 October, 2009
"In the video 'Øde Dekor', we are presented with a theme that is well known in Northern Norwegian art and has become something of a cliché; The decaying house. From the 1970's counter-culture, to music, theater plays and the media in general, it is a symbol of emigration and centralization in the North. The theme is however presented in a new and refreshing way in this video.
The artists chose ten houses in Vestvågøy and decorated them in urban graffiti, in a way that brings new life in these sad monuments."
-Bodø Arts Center
Lofoten International Arts Festival 2006
28 October, 2009
Significant Others: Reflecting on a Relationship
Opening 5th November, 6pm
24 Glenmore Rd
Australian Galleries - Galleries
27 October, 2009
Editorial- half a million hits
Featured on Artist Career
Subject Index - September 2009
Blakkbyrd - Interview
Kaldor and Christo
JR in Paris - Interview
John De Burgh Perceval
Frederick McCubbin - NGA
Cai Guo-Qiang - Guggenheim
Art Forum Berlin 2009
Biennale of Sydney 2010
Pop Life - Tate Modern
Drewfunk - Melbourne
Ladies First - Rotterdam
Romantic Prints - AGNSW
John Ryrie - Melbourne
Pøbel and Dolk - Norway
Deborah Williams - Sydney
OHS - Studio safety
De Appel - Amsterdam
Picnic 09 - Amsterdam
Web 2.0 Copyright
Intellectual Property Colloquium Podcasts
Shepard Fairey - Obama discussion
Artists’ Book website
Graffiti/ Urban Art
KMDG Amsterdam - video
GS38 - Melbourne Old School
Bathurst 1000 - early 1980's
Bathurst 1000 - 1970s
Bathurst 500 - Early years
Blu and David Ellis
26 October, 2009
Things should return to normal next week.
The hit count for Bellbyrd is now over 419,000 and for Blakkbyrd 91,000, which means collectively we are up to 510,000 hits. Wow, we've passed the half million mark! Thankyou for your support.
23 October, 2009
Having been housed on the Brouwersgracht, Prinseneiland and the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, de Appel has manifested itself in very different ways since 1975. Now, through this relocation, de Appel is cropping up again at an unexpected spot in Amsterdam. The building on the Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat was built at the end of the nineteenth century as a ‘3rd class’ public primary school for boys, in what was then the rapidly burgeoning district known as De Pijp on the edge of Amsterdam. After that it had different functions, from music library to a training school for midwives. Because of its historical character and its central location in a striking and lively ambiance, a stone’s throw from the Museumplein and de Ateliers, it offers de Appel an exquisite place for resuming its exhibition programme in full swing.
A brief pick from what will be presented in 2010. In February 2010 we will be opening with the group exhibition “For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there”, produced in collaboration with the Saint Louis Museum (Saint Louis, USA), ICA (London) and Kulturgest (Lisbon), which focuses on the ‘enigma’ of contemporary art and presents ‘non-understanding’ as a positive attitude. Among the artists included are Marcel Broodthaers, Eric Duyckaerts, Peter Fischli & David Weiss and Frances Stark. With solo exhibitions by Rod Bianco/Bjarne Melgaard (AUS/USA), Valérie Mannaerts (BE), Matt Mullican (USA), Mika Rottenberg (ARG/USA) and Emily Wardill (GB), de Appel will, as in previous years, be exploring the idiolects, personal mythologies and private preoccupations of a number of young and more established artists.
The exhibition space on the Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat, from now on named ‘de Appel-Boys' School’, will be used as de Appel's exhibition space during 2010 and 2011. At the end of 2011 de Appel will permanently 'settle' at 142 Prins Hendrikkade in Amsterdam, in a building traditionally known as the Zeemanshoop. Officially commissioned by the City of Amsterdam - the building on the Prins Hendrikkade is being renovated. Architectural offices were assigned in August this year and a selection was made in September. The winning office is the Nieuwe Generatie (www.denieuwegeneratie.nu) in collaboration with ADP (www.adp-architecten.nl), an excellent combination of enthusiasm and expertise. The definitive design and the building application should be ready before the end of the year.
21 October, 2009
JOHN RYRIE has just been awarded the Grand Prize in the 2009 Silk Cut Award. Ryrie won the prize with his linocut. 'The Moon's Refection II'.
CELEBRATING JOHN RYRIE
Opening 6-8pm, Tuesday 27th October.
179 Gipps st, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
John Ryrie was one of the founding members of Print Australia and his work is featured on the original Print Australia website.
Congratulations from Blakkbyrd
17 October, 2009
15 October, 2009
The teen-ager was attempting to make a sculpture of her own hands during a lesson in January 2007 when the accident happened, Boston Magistrates' Court in Lincolnshire heard.
The plaster set around her hands and neither staff nor paramedics could get it off during the lesson at Giles School, in Boston.
The court was told that temperatures up to 60C can be generated in large quantities of plaster and the girl, who was not named in court, suffered terrible burns.
After a series of 12 operations, she was left with no fingers on one hand and just two on the other.
The school's governing body admitted breaching health and safety regulations and also failing to report the incident to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
The court was told the HSE was never informed by the school about what had happened and only found out six weeks after the accident from the girl's plastic surgeon.
The school was fined a total of 16,500 pounds and ordered to pay 2,500 pounds in legal costs, the Press Association reported.
The girl's lawyer Stephen Hill said outside court the injuries his client, now 18, had suffered were "truly horrific" and she also had severe scars all over her body where the plastic surgeons had taken skin for grafts.
However, Hill said she was now doing "remarkably well."
"She is a very determined, self sufficient character but she is now only left with one forefinger and an index finger," he said.
"Teachers have a responsibility to ensure when children are using chemicals they are used safely."
12 October, 2009
6 August - 25 October 2009
Project gallery, Ground Level
Romanticism emerged in the closing years of the 18th century as a powerful force in the development of European music, literature and painting. It also found strong expression in the graphic arts. Major Romantic artists, such as Blake and Turner in England and Géricault and Delacroix in France, all turned to printmaking for its unique possibilities to produce aesthetic effects unrealizable in other media. This exhibition, featuring over 100 prints, also includes the works of many less well known artists such as Gustave Doré, Rodolphe Bresdin and Charles Meryon, who rejected painting in pursuit of strange and original visions in the field of printmaking.
2009 is the 40th anniversary of Christo's wrapping of Little Bay. It was the very first John Kaldor project and over the years the artists and curators Kaldor brought to Australia marked the most ambitious exposure of Australian audiences to international contemporary art. This exhibition and catalogue celebrates this history and launches its next phase.
2 October 2009 - 14 February 2010
07 October, 2009
“Women are Heroes” is a project and an exhibition by the artist JR that coincided with this year’s Nuit Blanche in Paris, France.
For the Women are Heroes project, JR has been traveling to such countries as Kenya, Liberia and Sierra Leone, to take portraits of more than 70 women around the world. It’s the third phase of his 28 Millimetre project, taking its name from the wide-angle lens he uses. Around the Ile Saint-Louis, JR and his team pasted up portraits, studies and other photos from the Women project in huge formats on bridges, the embankments and a City of Paris building. JR conceived a “Street Audio Guide” system that enables passers-by to dial a free number from their mobile phones, to hear interviews with portrayed women and their life-stories.
VernissageTV correspondent Christophe Ecoffet met JR during the installation of his large scale photographs in Paris. In this video, JR talks about his work in general and the concept behind his current installation in Paris.
The open air installation around the Ile Saint-Louis is on display from October 3 to November 2, 2009. An exhibition with two video installations that look back over the whole project runs until October 23.
From Vernissage TV
06 October, 2009
Both Bellebyrd and Blakkbyrd blogs have been featured on NAVA's Artist Career website. NAVA said the blogs showcased a unique approach to blogging and artistic practice.
The blogs are featured in a directory on the artistcareer site here
new from Artist Career - Artist Career on Youtube
04 October, 2009
The Tate Modern studies one of Andy Warhol's main heritages, the artist's taste for exaggerated mediatisation. By reconstructing some key exhibitions, such as those of Keith Haring or of Jeff Koons, the museum shows how fame has become one of the components of contemporary art works.
1 October 2009 – 17 January 2010
Reed College Artists’ Book website was designed as a resource for the course “Image Text, The Book as a Sculptural Object," as well as studio art, art history, and literature courses taught at Reed College. It will also function as an online reference guide for book courses taught in the Pacific Northwest and worldwide. The website exposes Reed students and the broader population to the significant role artists' books have played among the avant-garde of Eastern and Western Europe, Asia and the United States, from the turn of the last century to the present. The Reed College collection holds some of the most significant 20th century and contemporary artists’ books. These include livre d’artiste works by David Hockney, avant-garde works by Sonia Delaunay, conceptualist works by Sol LeWitt, and contemporary works by Xu Bing.
This website highlights the major historical categories for the book arts, livre d’artiste, the avant-garde, the conceptualist and the contemporary taught in the course “Image Text, The Book as a Sculptural Object." The approximately 1,000 books in the collection are listed in their historical genre. For example, the livre d’artiste genre that is hand colored, letterpress printed limited edition collaborations between artist and authors include Kara Walkers’ and Toni Morrisons’ collaboration, Five Poems. The avant-garde genre features works by avant-garde artists such as, El Lissitzky, and Fernand Léger, who dissembled the conventions of the book via typography, materials, and illustration. Individual web pages were designed for sixteen of the most significant book works in the collection. These pages contain a gallery of images to navigate the entire work, a brief biography on the artist, a description of the book and the books colophon. All of the works featured on the site link to CONTENTdm, an image archive at Reed College, and the library catalogue.
The spectrum of modern and contemporary Artists' Books in Reed College's Special Collections and collected on this website include traditional letterpress printed books of poetry, conceptual book works, sculptural and visual works, concrete poetry, and magazine works. This unique collection, which holds significant 20th century and contemporary artists’ books, gives students and the broader population insight into the significant role artist's books have played among the avant-garde of Eastern and Western Europe, Asia and the United States, from the turn of the last century to the present. This includes livre d’artiste works by David Hockney, avant-garde works by Sonia Delaunay, conceptualist works by Sol LeWitt, and contemporary works by Xu Bing.
list of artist book websites
03 October, 2009
John Perceval (1923-2000) Retrospective in Galeria Aniela. The exhibition was widely canvas by Australian National media. John Perceval is one of the most important Australian artists of the 20 and 21 century
boyd and perceval
Frederick McCubbin (1855–1917) was a son of Melbourne. He was born and brought up in working-class Melbourne, he trained at the National Gallery of Victoria’s art school from 1872 to 1886 and was drawing master there from 1886 to 1917. He lived in Melbourne and its surrounds for his entire life (bar a few months), and made Melbourne the central subject of his art. No other Melbourne artist was better known than he during his lifetime.
the Guggenheim Museum in New York presents Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe, a comprehensive retrospective of the Chinese-born artist Cai Guo-Qiang. The show presents early works, gunpowder darwings, explosion events, installations, and social projects.
02 October, 2009
With new directors, the international fair for contemporary art, Art Forum Berlin, performs a restart. The 13th edition features some 130 international galleries. For the first time, the fair is open to a limited number of galleries who present art since 1960. With this expansion, Art Forum Berlin wants to become more varied and even more attractive for the visitors.
Art Forum Berlin 2009, Vernissage. September 23, 2009.=================
Ralf Schlüter had a closer look at works by the artists Erinç Seymen at Galerist (Istanbul), Gert and Uwe Tobias at Contemporary Fine ArtsAnna und Bernhard Blume at Kicken Berlin (Berlin), Zilvinas Kempinas at Spencer Brownstone Gallery (New York), Jasper Niens at Galerie West (Den Haag), and Kunstverein Mauritius at Fiebach und Minninger (Cologne). Art – Das Kunstmagazin itself presents the exhibition Art History – 30 Years of Art Journalism in Pictures. (Berlin),
Art Forum Berlin 2009, Highlights. September 24, 2009.