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Bill Henson has created a new series of photographs as a permanent installation at the Hellenic Museum titled ONEIROI. Incorporating priceless treasures from the award-winning Benaki Museum Gods, Myths & Mortals exhibition, the ONEIROI series explores the impact of history, beauty, culture and art.
A book documenting the body of photographs titled ONEIROI has been published by Scanlan Theodore in collaboration with Bill Henson, the Hellenic Museum and the Benaki Museum
Artist Mel O'Callaghan exhibits her mixed-media installation and performance ‘Parade’ at the 19th Biennale of Sydney. 'Parade', 2014, employs symbolic cyclical repetition to examine ideas of myth and ritual as an articulation of the human condition. A series of functional, inert sculptural elements – ladders, weights and pulleys – appear upon a stage, made lively on occasions throughout the day by a group of performers. The intentions of the performers are ambiguous; they engage with one another and the available objects as though acting out an absurd game, the purpose and rules of which are not made clear.
Vivid and wild, Tori Wrånes’s strange and compelling feats, linked to music and to endurance performance practice, take the audience into a world wonderful, dangerous and exhilarating. For the 19th Biennale of Sydney, Wrånes presents a new performance in the vast Turbine Shop, Stone and Singer, 2014, in which she faces off against the tremendous weight of a pendulum rock that swings towards her with increasing force. Using her body to produce a gamut of sounds, ranging from the darkest depths to the highest peaks of the human spectrum, she enacts a kind of transformation through different bodily states and capacities. In this effort the artist is accompanied by a cast of brass players, and a menagerie of fantastical creatures who emerge from her playful psyche, linked to the folkloric traditions of hero helpers and the banished Jötnar race of Norse mythology.
In the raw pre-restoration site of the GPO in Melbourne, Scanlan Theodore presented an exhibition of artist Louise Weaver’s textile based work. A perfect fusion of art and fashion inspiration, a limited edition book was also produced commemorating the event.