November 17

ENRICO PARTENGO – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

This post will follow the Australian adventures of Enrico Partengo our inaugural artist in residence for the CCAS/RESÒ International Art Exchange Residency Program. This exciting project has seen Canberra based artist Kirsten Farrell go to Turin where she has been busy producing and exhibiting work while networking with artist and curators. Enrico arrived in Canberra on Monday morning 7 November following four gruelling flights from Turin to Rome, Abu Dhabi, Sydney and finally Canberra. A little worse for wear, he has, however, hit the ground running with a dizzying schedule of openings and meetings starting with Habitual Ritual and exhibition curated by Sabrina Baker and Anja Loughhead at ANCA (Australian National Capital Artists).

Sara and Enrico

Sara d’Alessandro and Enrico at ANCA (Australian National Capital Artists)

Killing two birds with one stone we took Enrico to see In Plain Sight an artwork in the form of a boat painted  in the Vorticist style of the dazzle camouflage by popular local artist Katy Mutton. As the boat is functional for Lake Burley Griffin Cruises Enrico was also able to look at “Canberra from the inside”, sailing past the institutions of state such as the Australian War Memorial, The National Gallery of Australia, The High Court and The National Library of Australia. It was also an opportunity to preview some of the artworks currently located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin as part of Contour556.

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David Broker Director Canberra Contemporary Art Space and Enrico

David Broker Director Canberra Contemporary Art Space and Enrico

In Plain Sight transforms a boat into a ‘Dazzle’ camouflage-inspired work of art that will operate on Lake Burley Griffin for 12 months, coinciding with Floriade Festival in September and commencing as part of the Contour 556 Festival 2016 in October 2016.

In Plain Sight  ‘Dazzle’ camouflaged boat on Lake Burley Griffin Contour 556 Festival  2016 by Katy Mutton

ABC Flats

One day on the ground and Enrico discovered that the historic (by Canberra’s standards) ABC flats next to Gorman Arts Centre were being demolished. The flats were originally built in 1959 to support Canberra’s growing public service sector, and between 2006 and 2014 the building was used for student accommodation. They were the first “high rise” apartments in Canberra and during the 1950s a luxurious address for government workers.

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ABC flats

ABC flats

ABC flats

NAVA National Association of Visual Arts Bar Talk: Leadership for Organisations

In a friendly atmosphere around 20 people from ACT and regional New South Wales arts organisations came to the fabulous Hotel Hotel to talk about issues of Leadership which, as it turns out, is quite a big ask.

With a an excellent Pinot Gris and amazing food everyone had a relaxed and enjoyable afternoon listening to key thinkers and talking with your industry peers about, what best practices in leadership look like, how might we foster good performance, what is the impact of a rapidly changing economic, political, social and educational environment.The speakers were: David Broker – Director, Canberra Contemporary Art Space
Deborah Ely – CEO, Bundanon Trust, Richard Perram OAM – Director, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Facilitated by: Deborah Clark – Senior Curator, Visual Arts, Canberra Museum and Gallery.

Enrico and Tamara Winikoff OAM Executive Director of NAVA

Enrico and Tamara Winikoff OAM Executive Director of NAVA

ACT, NSW and Italian Arts Leaders Photo: Cigdem Aydemir NAVA

ACT, NSW and Italian Arts Leaders Photo: Cigdem Aydemir NAVA

Megan Hinton and Katy Mutton talking leadership at Hotel Hotel

Megan Hinton and Katy Mutton talking leadership at Hotel Hotel

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Enrico discovers Ned Kelly at the National Gallery of Australia

Inner South Arts Hub! Art After Dark and Art + Ride

Friday 11 November Enrico joined us for Art After Dark + Ride,  an annual event when Galleries in Canberra’s inner south join together and stay open late … the audience moves from gallery to gallery and a very good time is had by all. Also stopped of at shows by Laura Hindmarsh and Enrico Scotece at Photoaccess.

Enrico at M16 Artspace

Enrico at M16 Artspace

Enrico with Matt and Rebecca Select at CCAS Manuka for Rebecca's exhibition Lapin

Enrico with Matt and Rebecca Select at CCAS Manuka for Rebecca’s exhibition Lapin

Enrico and Katy Mutton at Megalo

Enrico and Katy Mutton at Megalo Print Studio + Gallery

COUNTRY LIFE

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Enrico

Alex, Enrico and Mandy

Alex, Enrico and Mandy

Alex, Alex and Mandy

Alex, Alex and Mandy

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red dogs

red dogs

MELBOURNE 21-30 November 

Melbourne Australia 21 November - 30 December

Melbourne Australia from Epic Apartments

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Visited Victoria College of the Arts Graduation Exhibition (VCA), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Westspace, Gertrude Contemporary, Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), National Gallery Of Victoria, Ian Potter Gallery and Arts Front at Footscray Community Arts Centre.

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VCA Graduate exhibition

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VCA Graduate Exhibition

Meeting Natalie Thomas artists and journalist Melbourne Nattysolo

Meeting Natalie Thomas artist and journalist, Melbourne, check Nattysolo at the opening of the VCA Grad Show

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Sally Gabori

Sally Gabori exhibition National Gallery of Victoria

irdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Kaiadilt people, Australia 1924–2015 / All the fish 2005 / Synthetic polymer paint on canvas / Gift of Jim Cousins, AO and Libby Cousins through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2013 / Collection: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne / © Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori 2005.

Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Kaiadilt people,  All the fish 2005  Synthetic polymer paint on canvas Collection: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Uncle Larry and his daughter smoking ceremony

Met Uncle Larry Walsh, (Kulin Elder) seen here with his daughter Hannah smoking ceremony at Arts Front

Enrico online Decolonistaion Group Arts Front Footscray Community Art Centre

Enrico online Decolonisation Group Arts Front Footscray Community Art Centre (at Arts Front)

Jason Phu and Ramesh

Met Jason Phu and Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran: In the Beginning Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne University

Lunch Italian Embassy Staff and Russell Kennedy Layers

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Giulia Gallo and Enrico Partengo (front) with 3 of Russell Kennedy Lawyers  Canberra Team, Andrew Klein, Bronwyn Fagan and Alastair Gregory

Carlo Consentino (Head of Administration Embassy of Italy Canberra) and Enrico

Carlo Consentino (Head of Administration Embassy of Italy Canberra) and Enrico

David Broker and Giulia Gallo

David Broker and Giulia Gallo

Alberi Animali (Animal Trees) 

Images and work are beginning to emerge from Enrico’s numerous visits to Mount Ainslie – not a mountain by Italian standards – but nonetheless extremely interesting when seen as a representative slice of South Eastern Australian landscape. At 30 degrees the weather is now prefect to set the scene for a place where life and death coexist harmoniously. In a comprehensive set of sepia toned photographs Enrico explores how living nature reclaims the dead and how the dead in turn begin to resemble living beings.

Alberi Animali 1

Alberi Animali 1

Alberi Animali

Alberi Animali 2

Alberi Animali 2

Alberi Animali 3

Artists Talk by Dacchi Dang at Gorman Art Centre 

In 2016 The Australian War Memorial commissioned Dacchi to create new works that respond to the Vietnamese-Australian perspective on the Vietnam War. These new works are a welcome contribution that will help address the gap in the Memorial’s collection as the Vietnamese-Australian perspective on the Vietnam War has been under represented. The commissioning of artworks for this national collection of significant historical importance will, for the first time, address Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War from an Australian-Vietnamese perspective.

Enrico, Andrea Mullens, and Dacchi Dang

Enrico, Andrea Mullens, and Dacchi Dang

Spare Room 33: Lawrence Weiner 

Announcement cards, artist books, exhibition posters, catalogues art and project bulletins from the collection of Peter Jones and Susan Taylor

Giulia, Enrico, Susan and Emma

Giulia, Enrico, Susan Taylor and Emma Beer

Susan (background) Giulia, Enrico and Marie Hegarty

Susan (background) Giulia, Enrico and Marie Hagerty

POP UP EXHIBITION GORMAN ART CENTRE

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Enrico and Andrew

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Enrico and a new friend from the Italian Embassy

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Enrico with Helen Musa (art critic) and Marinna Jolla (Embassy of Estonia)

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Enrico and Andrew (Russell Kennedy Lawyers)

 

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Enrico with David Broker and Andrew Klein

Sara, Enrico, ..., Enrico and Giulia

Gli Italiani: Sara, Enrico, Tomas, Enrico and Giulia

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