Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Work in Gallery on Sturt, Ballarat

I have some work in Gallery on Sturt/Accent Framing, 421 Sturt St, Ballarat (next to L'Espresso Café).

Gallery on Sturt's website: http://galleryonsturt.com.au/

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Hepburn Springs: Taster exhibition for the Biennale of Australian Art

The taster exhibition for the Biennale of Australian Art (BOAA) is moving to Hepburn Springs. This is a pop-up exhibition of small works intended to give an advance taste of the Biennale of Australian Art (BOAA), scheduled for 2018 in Ballarat. Artists participating in the Biennale (including me) contributed small works representing their practice.
Where: Hepburn Pavilion, Mineral Springs Reserve, Hepburn Springs (just north of Daylesford).
Dates: 4 to 7 November 2017.
Hours: 10am - 4pm each day.
BOAA's website: http://www.boaa.net.au/

Monday, October 9, 2017

Melbourne: Taster exhibition for the Biennale of Australian Art

There is an exhibition in Melbourne of small works intended to give an advance taste of the Biennale of Australian Art (BOAA), scheduled for 2018 in Ballarat. Artists participating in the Biennale (including me) contributed small works representing their practice.

Where: Pop-up shop, corner of Rose Lane and Little Bourke Street, Melbourne. This is very near Spencer St, on the North side of Little Bourke Street.

BOAA's website: http://www.boaa.net.au/

Dates: 6 to 29 October 2017.

Hours: Wed to Sun, 12 - 5pm.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Launch of Biennale of Australian Art, Ballarat

The new Biennale of Australian Art (BOAA), scheduled for 2018 in Ballarat, will be launched on Thursday 28th September 2017, with a display of small artworks by artists participating in the Biennale. (I am one of the Biennale artists, and will have a small work at the Trades Hall.)

Where: Trades Hall Ballarat, 24 Camp St, Ballarat. This is near the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

BOAA's website: http://www.boaa.net.au/

Date and time: Thursday 28 September 2017, 6.00pm.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Work in the Fremantle Print Award

I have a new abstract work in the Fremantle Print Award, held at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle, Western Australia .

Web: https://www.fac.org.au/whats-on/post/fac-print-award-supported-little-creatures-brewing-2/

Opening: Thursday 21 September 2017, 6.30pm.

Dates of the show: Friday 22 September 2017 to Saturday 11 November, 10am - 5pm. Free entry.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Work in the Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat

I have a new abstract work in the Flanagan Art Prize, St Patrick's College, Ballarat.

Where: Old Collegians' Pavilion, at the rear of St Patrick's College, 1431 Sturt Street Ballarat, VIC 3350.

Web: http://www.stpats.vic.edu.au/en/students-parents-staff/music-and-performing-arts/flanagan-art-exhibition/

Opening: Friday 25 August 2017, 7pm. Entry by ticket, available via the web page above.

Dates of the show: 26, 27 August and 2, 3 September, 11am - 4pm. Free entry.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat

I have an exhibition opening shortly at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. It consists largely of real-time projections of my work Nanocosm; the work will evolve over the course of the exhibition.

Where: Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St (North), Ballarat. The Gallery is very close to Ballarat Railway station.

Opening: Saturday 5th August, 4pm. RSVP to the Art Gallery of Ballarat, artgal@vic.gov.au or 5320 5858.

Artist talk: Also Saturday 5th August, 2pm (before the opening). No RSVP needed.

Dates of the show: Saturday 29th July to Sunday 10th September. The Gallery is open seven days a week, 10am to 5pm. Gallery website.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sign of the (digital) times

Yesterday I went to buy a new Ballarat street directory, as ours is well out of date. I was told they aren't being made any more: not enough people were buying them, thanks to Google and GPS-enabled devices. I still like to plan a trip to the other side of Ballarat the old-fashioned way, with an actual map. I certainly get a better overview of where I'm going than my phone can provide.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Two items on my art at www.generativeart.com

Two items by me have become available on websites run under the auspices of Celestino Soddu from the Generative Design lab of Politecnico di Milano University, Milan. These arose from my participation in the 2016 Generative Art conference, held in Florence in December 2016.
  1. On my work Nanocosm: A short abstract followed by a fairly informal paper on the mathematics underlying cite>Nanocosm. To reach this, go to generativeart.com, and in the column at left click on "19 GA2016 papers". Then scroll down until you come to "Artworks"; my paper is the second entry.
  2. A short video presentation (12 minutes) about evolutionary generative art, under the title "Evolutionary art: DNA and selection", at www.gasathj.com/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=63.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Improvising to Nanocosm, June 28th

On Wednesday June 28th my real-time projection Nanocosm will be part of the SeenSound audio-visual evening at Loop Bar. Brigid Burke and other musicians will bravely attempt to improvise to the visuals from Nanocosm as they are generated. This will be one of a mix of improvised and fixed-media works on the night.

When: 8 pm, Wednesday June 28th.

Where: Loop Bar back room, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne (off Bourke St between Exhibition and Spring streets).

Cost: $10/$5.

More information: https://seensound.com/.

Talk at Melbourne Media Lab, June 27th

On Tuesday June 27th I will be giving a talk about my art at Melbourne Media Lab's OpenLAB session for June. The other speaker will be another artist, Melanie Huang.

When: 6 - 8 pm, Tuesday June 27th

Where: ACMI-X, 2 Kavanagh Street #Level 4, Southbank, Melbourne. There is an elevated walkway from behind the Arts Centre: from St Kilda Rd, walk between the Arts Centre and the NGV building.

This is a free event, but it is ticketed on EventBrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/openlab-june-2017-tickets-34931422826.

More information: The EventBrite page above, and Melbourne Media Lab have set up a Facebook event.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Some pictures from my exhibition at Stephen Mclaughlan Gallery

Some images of the show are on the gallery's Facebook page (you don't have to be on Facebook to see them) - just click on "Not now" when the irritating notice about logging in to Facebook pops up, or scroll past it, and click on an image of the show.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

PhD graduation

The final act of my PhD in Fine Art at Monash University - the graduation ceremony (held on 24th May).

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Exhibition at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne

I have an exhibition coming up at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery in the Nicholas Building in Central Melbourne. Digital prints and a projection. This show is related to my PhD exhibition from 2016, but most of the prints I have at Stephen McLaughlan were not in the PhD exhibition.

Where: Level 8 Room 16 Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston St Melbourne (on the corner with Flinders Lane - entrance next to the Subway fast food franchise, take the lift up to Level 8).
When: Opening 2-4pm Saturday June 3rd - all welcome!

The show will be up from Wednesday 31st May to June 17th (Wed to Sat). Hours: 1-5 Wed-Fri, 11-5 Sat.

Picocosm 3

Monday, April 17, 2017

Review of "Digital: The World of Alternative Realities"

A review has appeared in Artlink magazine of the exhibition "Digital: The World of Alternative Realities", which is currently on at the Justin Art House Museum. My piece in this exhibition is discussed in the review.

Artlink magazine: http://www.artlink.com.au.
The review: http://www.artlink.com.au/articles/4586/digital-the-world-of-alternative-realities/.

Justin Art House Museum: http://jahm.com.au.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Reworked website

I have reworked my website at www.gommog.com to make it easier to use on mobile devices. It is several years since the site got a thorough reworking, and the way people use the Internet has changed radically. Not everything is up yet on the new site, but a lot is, and it is more up-to-date.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Exhibition at the Justin Art House Museum

I have a small work from my Difference Engine series in the current exhibition at the Justin Art House Museum (JAHM) in Prahran, Melbourne. The exhibition is entitled "Digital: The World of Alternative Realities" and is drawn from the JAHM collection.

The exhibition continues until 4th June 2017. Entry is by registration through the JAHM website at www.jahm.com.au.