Speed: Mobility and Exchange

Academy Gallery, School of Creative Arts, Launceston, Tasmania

 Neil Haddon,  The Visit (cycle tracks in Utopia),  2017, mixed media on aluminium panel, 170 cm x 150 cm

Neil Haddon, The Visit (cycle tracks in Utopia), 2017, mixed media on aluminium panel, 170 cm x 150 cm

Exhibition opening guest speaker: Brian Ritchie, Curator-MONA FOMA
Exhibition curator: Dr. Malcom Bywaters
Exhibition opening: 3.30 – 5pm Saturday 13 January
Exhibition dates: 13 January – 20 April
Artists: Margaret Baguley, Kate Camm, Steven Carson, Jon Cattapan, Scott Cunningham, Penelope Davis, Michael Doolan, Josh Foley, Lola Greeno, Neil Haddon, Stephen Haley, Marian Hosking, Wayne Z Hudson, Liam James, David Keeling, Martin Kerby, Kim Lehman, Pete Mattila, Anne Morrison, Troy Ruffels, Paul Snell, Danielle Thompson, Anna Van Stralen, Megan Walch, Helen Wright

Speed and the desire for mobility have transformed modern society. Both the desire for and the reality of speed are everywhere, and nowhere does speed dominate more than in the fields of information, knowledge, and communication. The ‘Internet of things” has changed the way we connect and interact with those around us, driving new economic structure based on a sharing community, spurring innovation and transforming community expectations. SPEED: mobility & exchange explores the place of speed and movement, communication and transportation, in our past and our future, in things, bodies, and images, in realisation and breakdown.

SPEED includes objects, artworks and teaching materials on loan from the University of Tasmania Fine Art Collection, Library Collection, School of Physical Science Collection, Engineering Collection, Geological Collection and John Elliot Classics Collections.

Presented in partnership with the University of Tasmania Collections Project and MONA FOMA.

Special opening hours for the MONA FOMA Launceston Block Party, Sunday 14 January - 12-9pm. Entry to the Block Party is free with registration at mofo.net.au

 

 

 

Strange Trees

Neil Haddon's painting We'll bring our own fruit 2017 will be included in the exhibition 'Strange Trees' at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 10th August to 27th November, 2017. Curated by Jane Stewart and featuring the work of John Glover, Pat Brassington, Neil Haddon, David Keeling, Jonathan Kimberley, Stephen Lees, Ricky Maynard, Milan Milojevic, Geoff Parr, Troy Ruffels, Michael Schlitz, David Stephenson, Meg Walch, Helen Wright, Richard Wastell, and Philip Wolfhagen.

http://www.tmag.tas.gov.au/whats_on/exhibitions/current_upcoming/2015/strange_trees

We'll bring our own fruit, 2017, oil, enamel and digital print on aluminium panels

Strange Trees includes a range of artists’ interpretations of Tasmanian trees across nearly 200 years: from enchanted or ravaged forests, to the depiction of humanised, symbolic, mythological and historically significant trees.

When the colonial painter John Glover arrived in Tasmania in 1831 he marvelled at the “remarkable peculiarity of the trees” and noted with delight that he could view the “country” through their branches and foliage. In response, the trees in his Tasmanian landscapes possess a unique character, their lively, tentacular branches appearing to command the land and its inhabitants.

Strange Trees observes an enduring fascination with the forms, beauty and, at times, mystery of Tasmanian trees, simultaneously capturing their significance to our experience of the land. While Glover’s depiction of trees continues to influence artists today, it is Tasmania’s extraordinary natural environment that has inspired artists across time to depict trees in strange and evocative ways.

Hadley's Art Prize 2017

Finalist in the inaugural $100,000 Hadley's Art Prize

We'll make our own mistakes, 2017, oil and acrylic on canvas, 137.5 cm x 122 cm

Exhibition dates: from July 15 to August 25, 10 am to 4 pm at Hadley’s Orient Hotel in Hobart, Tasmania   https://hadleysartprize.com.au

Recent paintings: This Is No Fantasy, Melbourne

A selection of recent major works on show until mid December.

 Dave installing 'I Read Day of the Triffids When I Lived in England (and now I live in Tasmania)', 2016, at This Is No Fantasy, Melbourne http://thisisnofantasy.com

Dave installing 'I Read Day of the Triffids When I Lived in England (and now I live in Tasmania)', 2016, at This Is No Fantasy, Melbourne http://thisisnofantasy.com