Trent Parke

Hugo Michell Gallery Open: Trent Parke + Sangeeta Sandrasegar

Hugo Michell Gallery invites you to the opening of Trent Parke’s ‘The Crimson Line’ and Sangeeta Sandrasegar’s ‘Bestiarium 2019’ on Thursday 31 October 6-8pm.

For Trent Parke’s new series ‘The Crimson Line’, industrial landscapes are merged with ethereal cloudscapes, a splicing of atmospheres and dual notions of reality.

Life and death, light and shadow, space and time, memory. These are the themes that have always been at the forefront of Parke’s work. The Crimson Line continues to explore these ideas. Cinematic in his vision, Parke’s work has always been firmly established in film Noir. From the micro to the macro, science, genetics, factory lines, laboratories and processing plants. Global warming, consumerism and beauty, his landscapes provide a backdrop that frames a dark and foreboding narrative of strange truth and fiction.

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The series Bestiarium 2019 draws upon the history of visual representation from botanical and natural history illustrations and classical Western art genres to examine the legacy of artistic vision upon ways of knowing the world around us. The cutouts draw upon the watercolours of Austrian master dyer Aloys Zötl’s Bestiarium, a series of exquisite paintings of various animals undertaken from 1831 until his death in 1887. In Sandrasegar’s re-interpreted Bestiarium 2019 these fantastical animals sit alongside sculptures from collections of various German museums in settings of the artists imagination. The palette of the series draws upon they hyper-colour of Indian miniatures, and through these varied references Sandrasegar attempts to fix multiple expressions of seeing.

Sangeeta Sandrasegar has exhibited professionally in national exhibitions of emerging art at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne; and the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland; in addition to major international exhibitions and biennials in New Zealand, Korea, India and the USA.

Please join us in celebrating the launch of these two incredible exhibitions!

Exhibition runs until November 23.

Hugo Michell Gallery acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Trent Parke and Justine Varga in ‘Defining Place/Space: Contemporary Photography from Australia’ at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego

Trent Parke and Justine Varga are now showing in Defining Place/Space: Contemporary Photography from Australia at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego.

‘Defining Place/Space’ represents the current state of contemporary photography in Australia through the work of thirteen artists. The exhibiting artists were nominated by esteemed Australian curators of photography, and ultimately selected by MOPA’s Chief Curator Deborah Klochko.

Exhibition runs until September 22.

Autio and Parke win Imagine VR Award

Congratulations to Narelle Autio, Trent Parke, Matthew Bate (Closer Productions), and collaborator Anton Andreacchio (Jumpgate VR) for winning the Imagine Film Festival, Imagine VR Award for ‘The Summation of Force’!

In their creative collaboration, Parke and Autio turn their gaze to the possibilities of filmic narrative, and look to family and sport for subject material. In a moonlit suburban yard, two brothers battle one another in a mythic game of cricket. A study of the motion, physics and psychology of elite sport; a cosmic, dreamlike and darkly beautiful metaphor for life.

This is the inaugural award at Imagine Film Festival for a virtual reality piece.

The Summation of Force – Sundance Film Festival Selection

Congratulations to Narelle Autio, Trent Parke, Matthew Bate, and Anton Andreacchio, the team behind The Summation of Force. Officially selected for the Sundance Film Festival: Mobile VR Lineup, The Summation of Force will be exhibited in January 2018 alongside an extensive international festival program.

In their creative collaboration, Parke and Autio turn their gaze to the possibilities of filmic narrative, and look to family and sport for subject material. In a moonlit suburban yard, two brothers battle one another in a mythic game of cricket. A study of the motion, physics and psychology of elite sport; a cosmic, dreamlike and darkly beautiful metaphor for life.

Previous iterations of the video piece were exhibited during 2017 at the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art and in for the first time in VR (virtual reality) at the Adelaide Film Festival. 

 

Hugo Michell Gallery Open: Narelle Autio & Trent Parke | Philjames

Hugo Michell Gallery invites you to the opening of our SALA exhibitions; Narelle Autio & Trent Parke’s The Seventh Wave and Philjames’ The Lite Ages, on Thursday, August 3 from 6pm!

First exhibited in 2000, The Seventh Wave is a collaborative exhibition by acclaimed photographers Narelle Autio and partner Trent Parke.

Penetrating the sea’s surface, they got under a nation’s skin. Their pictures catch Australians’ infinite patience in waiting for the next wave; their fearlessness in diving into the tumultuous swell; their blithe spirit in that final flick of the hair.
– Michael Fitzgerald

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In his latest body of work, The Lite Ages, Philjames continues to intervene directly on vintage reproductions of traditional paintings with playful outcomes. Philjames presents the works as genuine artefact and elevates the status of pop culture comics such as The Simpsons and Mickey Mouse to historical significance. Humorous, entertaining and executed with faithfulness, The Lite Ages reveals the artist’s imagination and mischief.

Please join us in celebrating the launch of these two exhibitions on August 3!

Trent Parke & Narelle Autio’s ‘The Summation of Force’ at Samstag

Launching at the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art on Thursday, June 29, The Summation of Force is a collaborative multimedia installation by South Australian artist duo Trent Parke and Narelle Autio.

In their creative collaboration The Summation of Force, Parke and Autio turn their gaze to the possibilities of filmic narrative, and look to family and sport for subject material.

A multi-channel video work that pitches competitive sport and the mythical power of cricket as a metaphor for life and parenthood, The Summation of Force is no less than a Lynchian suburban dreamscape. It is a paean to collective dreams, youthful determination, and the bonds that sporting ambition can create both within families and nations.   

The Summation of Force by Trent Parke and Narelle Autio has been produced in association with Closer Productions and the Adelaide Film Festival, and is presented by the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art for the 2017 SALA Festival.

Exhibition runs from June 30 to September 1. Head here for more information.

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Trent Parke at the Australian War Memorial

Now on display at the Australian War Memorial (AWM), WW1 Avenue of Honour is a series of twenty-two images by Trent Parke. The exhibition will run until early next year and was previously exhibited as part of The First World War Now in Bruges, Belgium presented by Magnum Photos.

Produced after a period of time spent understanding and researching the Ballarat Avenue of Honour, a site in which since 1971, 3,801 trees have been planted to honour the service of an local individual. The Avenue of Honour is the largest of it’s kind and now stretches 22kms.

“In selecting and photographing a particular tree he sought to explore both tangible and abstract parallels between the natural forms as he encountered them and the fate of the individual whom the tree commemorates. Parke undertook detailed research drawing on the Red Cross Wounded and Missing files to find links between biographical records and the appearance of the corresponding tree in planting position, size, shape, texture, irregularities of growth, setting in the landscape or it’s silhouette against the sky. His photographs capture these visual forms as an act of contemporary commemoration. “

For more details and information about this exhibition, visit the Australian War Memorial website here.

Trent Parke in ‘Public Image, Private Lives: Family, Friends and Self’ at the Art Gallery of South Australia

Public Image, Private Lives: Family, Friends and Self is now open at the Art Gallery of South Australia!

The spectacular exhibition features works by our own Trent Parke, as well as by Julia Margaret Cameron, Harold Cazneaux, Max Dupain, J.H. Lartigue, Andy Warhol, Carol Jerrems, Pat Brassington, Sue Ford, Mark Kimber, Ann Newmarch, Ian North and William Yang.

Public Image, Private Lives, open until July 3, delves beneath the surface of familiar (and some unfamiliar) images in Australian and international photography, to highlight close connections between the photographer and subject, whether they be friends, family members or the photographers themselves.

Parke most recently exhibited at the Art Gallery of South Australia in 2015, premiering The Black Rose. Public Image, Private Lives presents works by Parke from the iconic The Christmas Tree Bucket.

Trent Parke’s ‘The Camera is God’ at Monash Gallery of Art

The Monash Gallery of Art presents Trent Parke’s The Camera is God. This is a significant exhibition by and for Parke, the internationally-renowned Australian photographer. The MGA will be presenting this exhibition alongside a range of Parke’s work recently acquired for its collection. The Camera is God will run from 26 November 2015 to 21 February 2016.

See MGA website for more details.

Narelle Autio, Trent Parke, Richard Lewer & William Mackinnon, Finalists in the 2016 Basil Sellers Prize

Narelle Autio, Trent Parke, Richard Lewer and William Mackinnon have been announced as finalists in the 2016 Basil Sellers Art Prize!

This prestigious prize is supported by Basil Sellers in order to encourage contemporary artists to develop their practice, to engage with the many themes within sport past and present, and to contribute to critical reflection on all forms of sport and sporting culture in Australia.

Finalists are exhibited at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, and the winner will be awarded an acquisitive prize of $100,000 in July 2016.

Congratulations to Narelle, Trent, Richard and William!