INVISIBLE: Art of the Unseen 1957-2012

Call me Katie

“Invisible art flouts our expectations and might even make us wonder if we are being sold the emperor’s new clothes… At the end of the day it is a type of conversation between artist and audience that can only ever be fully realised in our imaginations” – Invisible at the Hayward Gallery

Invisible at the Hayward Gallery is absolutely brilliant.The show is an artist’s playground – totally mischievous and fun, yet surprisingly intellectual. The artists are pushing the boundaries, having a play and just seeing what they can get away with.

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The Spheres / Evie Cahir


Words by Tabi Jackson Gee

Photos by Andy Donohoe

The Book of HoursThe Spheres at No Vacancy Gallery until Sunday 17th & Soft and RawEvie Cahir at Rooftop Art Space until July 11th.

Nestled away like an indignant candle-lit vigil in the midst of the QV this week you’ll find The Spheres AV exhibition, The Book of Hours. Illuminated by a generous scattering of tea lights, the spacious No Vacancy gallery has become a shrine to The Spheres’ haunting visual footage. The Spheres are a Melbourne based group of instrumentalists and film makers, who create visual accompaniments to their music for all encompassing AV performances – playing live shows with carefully constructed moving image backdrops and releasing companioning CDs and DVDs simultaneously.

This week, the art comes before the music. Removing the live performances that usually accompany their films and replacing them with their pre-recorded songs…

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An HDR Visit To The Swamp

My Ramblings on Photography

Went on another walkabout this week, this time to try out the Lumix 7 – 14mm f/4 wide angle lens.  Nice piece of glass!

No sooner than I left this spot, a gator came up just beyond the water’s edge.

I had initially gone there with the idea of trying out the lens, trying to determine how well of a performer it was, especially at 7mm and wide open.  I was pleasantly surprised by it’s performance, especially corner sharpness.  The problem was that the lighting was nothing short of terrible.  So as it turned out, this outing was more of an enlightenment in post processing techniques than a full blown evaluation of the lens.

As I’ve realized so many times before, sometimes we need to step back and revisit our photographs one or two days later.  Sure enough, I began to get ideas for alternatives in post processing.

It occurred to…

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Improvised Abstraction

There is a new generation of abstract painters that are coming back in style again in the art scenes recently since its last movement in the 1930s. However, the abstraction in this century is now commonly influenced by pluralism with no consensus and with that anything goes attitude which gives the aesthetic of abstraction without a clear direction. In addition, with the new technologies, digital art, computer art, internet art, photorealism, collage, etc, had also widen the selections in the abstractionism as opposed to the traditional geometric and lyrical abstractions. Improvisations & Compositions, the current exhibition held at the Hélène Bailly gallery is the proof of this new trend inviting modern and contemporary artists such as Camille Bryen, Georges Mathieu, and a few others, to show their own interpretation of the emotional abstraction. If you are interested, you have it until July…

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