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MeMO: Grant Stevens, ‘Fawn in the Forest’

MeMO: Grant Stevens, ‘Fawn in the Forest’

Reviewing Grant Stevens’ Fawn In The Forest Phillip Brophy writes: I’m writing this while Fawn In The Forest “plays” on my second screen. Or is it “happening”? Maybe it’s “running”. It just keeps going, as if its status as image is somehow in motion, fluid,...

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Art Guide: ‘This Brittle Light’

Art Guide: ‘This Brittle Light’

In a recent review of Buxton Contemporary's current exhibition This Brittle Light in Art Guide Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen writes: "I feel moved by What Goes Around, a video work by father and son Hossein and Nassiem Valamanesh, which animates a previously existing...

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Louise Weaver and Stephan Bram,  ‘A shining light’, Geelong Gallery, 2020 – 21 February 2021

Louise Weaver and Stephan Bram, ‘A shining light’, Geelong Gallery, 2020 – 21 February 2021

Buxton Contemporary Collection artists Louise Weaver and Stephan Bram are included in A shining light, an exhibition of new works acquired by Geelong Gallery over the past year. The exhibition takes its title from a 1986 song The shining path by British group Shriekback, and the song’s opening lines resonate in this uncertain times: ‘We had lived a blessed time but we knew nothing’.

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Angelica Mesiti, ‘Mother Tongue’, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāma­ki, until the 8th of February 2021

Angelica Mesiti, ‘Mother Tongue’, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāma­ki, until the 8th of February 2021

Com­mis­sioned by Aarhus Euro­pean Cap­i­tal of Culture, Mother Tongue, a video work by the Buxton Contemporary Collection artist Angelica Mesiti, takes the songs in the Danish Højskolesangbogen (The National Folk High School Songbook) as its conceptual starting point. The Højskolesangbogen is the foundational anchor of the Danish tradition of fællessang (communal singing), which originated in the socialist movements of the late 1800s as a form of protest and is today a symbol of national identity and togetherness. To adhere to fællessang is to perform the vernacular of a collective ‘mother tongue’.

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