Brendan Van Hek selected for : TWMA CONTEMPORARY 2010
6 August to 24 November 2010
Director Jane Scott has assembled some of the leading figures in the Australian art world to make up the dream curatorial team for the new TWMA Contemporary 2010 opening on August 6 this year. The curatorial team, drawn from a range of areas associated with the visual arts, is made up of Amy Barrett-Lennard, Ashley Crawford, Tony Ellwood, Bronwyn Johnson, Rachel Kent, Simeon Kronenberg, Jan Minchin and Gerard Vaughan. Each curator was asked to nominate one artist for inclusion in this group show. The exhibition will showcase significant directions, acknowledge Australian talent and explore new ideas and practice in Australian contemporary art.
“This is a truly exciting project and will be an outstanding show. Whilst these individuals work within the industry, the opportunity to voice their personal opinion about what constitutes significant contemporary art practice is rare. Nominating one artist above all others will create fascinating perspectives and debate from both industry insiders and the public,” says Ms Scott, director.
Artists showcased in TWMA Contemporary 2010 will include Jon Campbell, Sally Gabori, Shaun Gladwell, Anastasia Klose, Kate Murphy, David Rosetzky, Gareth Sansom and Brendan Van Hek. This diverse group of artists represent a range of contemporary practice seldom seen together within the same exhibition.The presentation of contemporary art at TWMA has been integral to the museum since its inception. Supporting contemporary artists and new ideas in art is a long personal tradition of Eva and Marc Besen, who have been avid collectors since the 1950s.In order to establish a signature contemporary art event for TWMA, the first biennial exhibition was launched in 2006. Guest curators (Victoria Lyn in 06 and Charlotte Day in 08) were invited to present a themed group exhibition which explored new work and ideas within contemporary Australian art.
TWMA Contemporary 2010 will create a fresh opportunity to explore Australian contemporary art practice and create a window for key arts figures to nominate significant new directions and acknowledge new ideas.The exhibition will be presented at TWMA to correspond with the Melbourne Art Fair, enabling national and international visitors to join local guests in reviewing the opinions of some of Australia’s leading authorities on contemporary art.The TarraWarra Museum of Art (TWMA) opened to the public in December 2003. The Museum and its art collection are a gift from Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AO. TWMA is the first significant privately funded public art museum in Australia. The Museum has a charter to display Australian art from the second half of the twentieth century to the present day and its collection continues to grow through the addition of new gifts and acquisitions.
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