The Waiting Room (installation view) Artbank Gallery 11.05.16 – 06.08.16

Featuring.

Davida Allen, Tully Arnot, Garry Bish, Pat Brassington, Katthy Cavaliere, Sarah Curtis, Destiny Deacon, Julie Dowling, Neil Emmerson, Cherine Fahd, Andrew Gritscher, Madeleine Kelly, Anastasia Klose, Annika Koops, Kate Mitchell, Pru La Motte, Nell, Elvis Richardson, Darren Sylvester, Ingeborg Tyssen, Michelle Ussher, Wart, Mark Whalen, Emma White

The Waiting Room
Curated by Dr Daniel Mudie Cunningham

Waiting can be unpleasant and gruelling, a forced pause in our busy lives. Or, as Andy Warhol famously remarked, “the idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting”. Visual stimulation occupies periods of waiting as a necessary distraction: people watching, window shopping, magazine browsing, Facebook updating are just some of the ‘involvement shields’ we erect to maintain solitude while waiting. Drawing from the Artbank collection, complimented with private loans, the works selected for The Waiting Room reflect on time, memory and desire to draw attention to the way we understand and perform this taken-for-granted facet of everyday life and its routines.

Trust us, anticipation brings reward.

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Artbank Gallery:

222 Young Street
Waterloo NSW 2011

Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 5pm

Counter Compositions (installation view), Artbank Gallery 21.01.16 – 16.04.16.

Featuring.

Kate Vassallo and James Lieutenant

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Nicole Breedon, Jon Campbell, Marley Dawson, Inge King, The Kingpins, Ms&Mr, Kiron Robinson, Roh Singh, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, Coen Young

Counter Compositions
Artbank + Kate Vassallo and James Lieutenant

It started with a conversation and ended with one hundred empty pots of paint.

Counter Compositions is a collaborative project between Artbank and emerging artists Kate Vassallo and James Lieutenant. An organic evolution stemming from a ‘call and response’ between artist and institution, Counter Compositions is effectively a ‘discussion in art’ – taking works from the Artbank collection and contextualising them within the dynamic colour compositions of Vassallo and Lieutenant’s wall-based work.

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Artbank Gallery:

222 Young Street
Waterloo NSW 2011

Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 5pm

Grey Matter (installation view), Artbank Gallery 18.09.15 – 28.11.2015.

Featuring.

Paddy Guwumji Bedford, Charles Blackman, Pat Brassington, Sarah Contos, Zoe Croggon, Tony Garifalakis, Christopher Hanrahan, Robert Hunter, Paul Knight, Gabriella & Silvana Mangano, Linda Marrinon, Rob McLeish, Nigel Milsom, Kate Mitchell, Pirrmangka Reid Napanangka, John Nixon, Mike Parr, Scott Redford, Caroline Rothwell, Soda_Jerk, Justin Trendall, Heidi Yardley.

Grey Matter
Curated by: Mark Feary

Drawing exclusively from the Artbank collection, Grey Matter takes as its formative logic the relationship between the gallery, the adjoining collection storage facility and the dispersal of that collection into domestic and corporate environments. The project assembles a selection of works rendered within the broad spectrum between black and white, focussing on artists working with and within restrained palettes. These works consider the representation of binaries, be they concerned with questions of light and dark, political opposition, ethics or morality, while other works reflect upon the ambiguities of the grey area.

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Artbank Gallery:

222 Young Street
Waterloo NSW 2011

Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 5pm

Visible Storage (installation view), Artbank Gallery 12.06.15 – 29.08.2015.

Featuring.

238 artworks by 154 artists; Indigenous and non-Indigenous from every state in Australia; emerging, mid-career and established – known and unknown – set against a 100% yellow backdrop!

Visible Storage
Curated by: The Artbank Team

Visible Storage brings together works drawn from the recesses of Artbank’s collection store. The title pays homage to a strategy by various international collecting institutions of building glass walls around storage areas to create a permanent ‘exhibition’ of racks and vitrines holding artworks that would be otherwise publicly unavailable. While most of Artbank’s storage is designed to be publicly accessible, Visible Storage shines a light on works stored behind the scenes – not easily viewed. Curated by the Artbank team, this exhibition features select works we felt deserved to be shared with the public and granted a new lease on life.

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Artbank Gallery:

222 Young Street
Waterloo NSW 2011

Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 5pm

Robert Campbell Jnr: History Painter (installation view), Artbank Gallery 20.02.15 – 23.05.2015.

Featuring.

Robert Campbell Jnr: History Painter includes twenty-six works from major public and private collections from across the country, as well as ten significant paintings acquired by Artbank during his lifetime (1944 – 1993).

Robert Campbell Jnr: History Painter
Curated by Djon Mundine OAM

To say Robert Campbell Jnr (1944–1993) was an important Aboriginal storyteller would be an understatement. A primarily self-taught painter, his work of the 1980s and 1990s embody an artistic life that sought to deal with the social discrimination he witnessed growing up in south eastern New South Wales, as well the continuing impact of Australia’s colonial past.

The selection of Campbell’s paintings brought together for this first retrospective exhibition, canvas still pertinent issues of dispossession, disempowerment and cultural and historical dematerialisation, disappearance, and a codified form of Aboriginal collective memory, a ‘collective consciousness’.

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Sealed Section (installation view), Artbank Gallery 28.11.2014 – 07.02.2015.

Featuring.

Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Brook Andrew, Drew Bickford, Arthur Boyd, Burchill / McCamley, Sarah Contos, Yvette Coppersmith, Hannah Cutts, eX de Medici, Christine Dean, Christopher Dean, Leah Emery, Lucas Grogan, Marie Hagerty, Emily Hunt, Richard Larter, Tara Marynowsky, David McDiarmid, Stephanie Monteith, Dorota Mytych, Scott Redford, Alex Seton, Darren Siwes, TextaQueen and Yaritji Young.

Sealed Section
Curated by Miriam Kelly

Tearing open the ‘perforated pages’ of the Artbank collection, Sealed Section reveals works that canvas the topics of impolite dinner conversation: sex, politics and religion. Underpinning these often controversial topics is a consideration of the complexities of human relations and the human condition. As a result, Sealed Section includes a rich and diverse group of works that highlight the strength and pertinence of contemporary art as a response to the key issues of our time.

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Loose Canon (installation view), Artbank Gallery 22.08.2014 – 15.11.2014.

Featuring.

Ian W. Abdulla, Richard Bell, Gordon Bennett, Fergus Binns, Vivienne Binns, Pat Brassington, Katthy Cavaliere, Lynda Draper, Peter Ellis, James Fardoulys, Franck Gohier, Barbara Hanrahan, Katherine Hattam, Chayni Henry, Philip Juster, Billy Tjampitjinpa Kenda, Derek Kreckler, Richard Lewer, Kate Lohse, Peter Maloney, Noel McKenna, Todd McMillan, Vincent Namatjira, Lawrence Omeenyo, Patrick Pound, Andrew Sibley, Laurens Tan, Nat Thomas, Justin Trendall, Marjorie Wane, Paul Yore.

Loose Canon
Curated by Dr Daniel Mudie Cunningham

Loose Canon navigates the conventions of a ‘collection exhibition’ in relation to the way art historical ‘canons’ are formed. The idea of the ‘canon’ itself – referring to art reflecting the highest quality standard against which something can be judged within any given historical moment – has been applied loosely and according to the peculiarities of this collection. Representing a diverse range of contemporary practice, Loose Canon presents an alternative canon with the work of well-regarded artists alongside those who are often left out of the recent histories of Australian art.

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Want to know more? Listen to Daniel, the curator of Loose Canon as he discusses the exhibition.