Featuring works from the John Kaldor Family Collection
at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
21 January – 19 March 2017
Curated by Anthony Bond OAM, Landmarks celebrates works of art that are inextricably linked with landscape from some of the world’s most significant and influential artists of the 21st century. Showcasing outstanding works from the John Kaldor Family and Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, the exhibition features Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Simryn Gill, Andy Goldsworthy, Andreas Gursky, Richard Long, Perejaume, Imants Tillers and a new commission by internationally renowned Blue Mountains artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro.
The exhibition explores the shifting perception of landscape that saw artists’ work in the late 20th and early 21st century move from that of framing an image to a more immersive experience, where deeper observations and ideas about relationship with the land were investigated – thus marking the emergence of land art.
Bulgarian land artist Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude wrapped or divided natural and man-made spaces to draw our attention to the mass and volume of it. Malaysian born Australian artist Simryn Gill often based her photographs on the landscape including her native Malaysian forests. British artist Andy Goldsworthy is renowned for his ephemeral and site specific works, placed directly within the landscape. British sculptor Richard Long walked the land and made subtle alterations by moving a few stones to make an ephemeral geometric presence amongst the wilderness and Australian Imants Tillers makes homages to traditional Australian landscapes while inscribing histories into their spaces.
Landmarks will be on exhibition at Blue Mountains City Art Gallery from 21 January – 19 March 2017 and tour to Tamworth Regional Gallery and Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) throughout 2017.
Presented by Blue Mountains City Art Gallery & Art Gallery of New South Wales
Image: Christo Wrapped Island, Project for South Pacific Ocean 1970, collage: pencil, fabric, twine, staples, photograph, crayon, charcoal, pastel, perspex box, 71.5 x 56 cm. Art Gallery of New South Wales, John Kaldor Family Collection. © Christo. Photo: Jenni Carter, AGNSW
Monday 16 January, 11:00am – 12:00pm
FREE EVENT. RSVPs appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410
Exhibiting artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro will be transforming the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre’s workshop space into an art studio to create an installation which will be included in Landmarks. On Monday 16 January the studio will be open to the public. Drop by to see the creation process and chat to the artists.
Saturday 21 January, 6:00pm – 7:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
FREE EVENT. RSVPs essential at Reception or 4780 5410.
Join Paul Brinkman, Director of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre for an evening In Conversation with Anthony Bond OAM, Curator and former Director Curatorial at the Art Gallery of NSW; Sabrina Roesner, Exhibitions Manager of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre; Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, exhibiting artists and Nicholas Chambers, Senior Curator, Modern and Contemporary International Art at the Art Gallery of NSW.
Presented by Blue Mountains City Art Gallery & Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Saturday 11 March, 11:00am – 12:00pm
FREE with Gallery ticket. RSVPs appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410
Find out more about Landmarks and join us for a lunchtime talk with Anthony Bond OAM, Curator and former Director Curatorial at the Art Gallery of NSW and exhibiting artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro.
PRINTMAKING SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM WITH LOCAL ARTIST FREEDOM WILSON
Wednesday 25 January, 10am – 2pm
Suitable for 6 – 11 years.
Unleash your creative side this school holiday and learn the art of printmaking with local artist Freedom Wilson. In this workshop you will create and print a collagraph plate using natural found objects. Draw from your own imagination as you arrange objects such as leaves, grasses, flowers, petals and feathers to create an intaglio print from a collagraph plate. Inspiration will be taken from the work of Andy Goldsworthy which will be on display as part of the exhibition Landmarks: Works from the John Kaldor Family and AGNSW Collection.
$66 | $60 InSight Members. All materials are included, however participants are welcome to bring leaves, grasses, petals, feathers, etc. that they have collected from home as well. Please wear old clothes or an art smock.
Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.
KIDS LAGERPHONE MAKING WORKSHOP WITH EXHIBITING ARTISTS CLAIRE HEALY & SEAN CORDEIRO
Saturday 4 February, Session 1: 10:30am – 12:30pm | Session 2: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
FREE EVENT. Places are limited. RSVPs essential at Reception or 4780 5410
Suitable for 5 – 12 years.
Come along and join in the fun with exhibiting artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro as you learn to make a lagerphone. Lagerphones are a traditional Australian percussion instrument with a tambourine-like quality. Lagerphones are simple to make and easy to play so be sure to join us and you’ll be making music in no time!