Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Dada Lives!

There are a couple of upcoming art events to talk about today, including the opening tonight of Octoroon - a LUMA exhibition which challenges expectations around representations of identity in contemporary aboriginal art.  It features the work of Peta Clancy & Helen Pynor, Bindi Cole and Steven Rhall and has been curated by Michael Brennan and Bindi Cole.  The exhibition is on until 3 April at La Trobe University Museum of Art (LUMA) which is open Monday to Friday 10 am - 5 pm.  Entry is free.
Image via LUMA: Peta Clancy & Helen Pynor, The Body is a Big Place, (detail), 2011, video production still.
Photo: Chris Hamilton
Closer to home, Dada Lives! will run from 3 March to 4 April at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space.  It will be officially opened next Wednesday night from 6 - 8 pm by Councillor Craig Langdon Mayor of Banyule Council and Exhibition Curator Joe Pascoe.  Dada (or Dadaism) was an art movement of the European avant-guarde in the early 20th century.  Dada Lives! features the work of 11 different artists including artist-in-residence and book sculptor Nicholas Jones.  There'll also be a Dada Circle coffee and cake event held on Sunday 8 March from 2.30 - 4 pm with Stephen Benwell, Mark Cain, Grace McQuilten and Joe Pascoe.  Hatch is located at 14 Ivanhoe Parade in Ivanhoe.  Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 am - 5 pm with free entry.  For more information: www.banyule.vic.gov.au/hatch
Image via Banyule City Council

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