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Art, Love and Life: Ethel Carrick and E Phillips Fox – Brisbane – Australia

E Phillips Fox | Loves me, loves me not c.1909 | Gift of Sir J Winthrop Hackett, 1910 | Collection: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth | Photograph: Bo Wong

16 April to 7 August 2011 – Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art

The ‘Art, Love and Life: Ethel Carrick and E. Phillips Fox’ exhibition tells the story of an artistic marriage and partnership, one of the most significant in Australian art. Both were painters of modern life at the turn of the last century, and the exhibition will explore the inflections of life and society in their work, from bustling scenes of markets and beaches, to intimate views of families, women and children.

Born in Australia, Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865–1915) married the English painter Ethel Carrick (1872–1952) in 1905 and, over the next decade, they lived in the centre of Paris, travelling through Europe, North Africa and Australia in search of exotic subjects for their expressive paintings. After Phillips Fox died suddenly in 1915, Carrick continued her career, tirelessly promoted her late husband’s work and continued to thrive on adventurous travel.

The exhibition will include approximately 100 paintings, works on paper and ephemera exploring the artists’ lives, subjects and milieu, drawn from major institutions and private collections across Australia.

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Scott Redford, Introducing Reinhardt Dammn – Brisbane – Australia

Scott Redford | Surf painting/Modernist house 2000 (detail) | Purchased 2001. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Grant | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

19 November 2010 – 13 March 2011 – Queensland Art Gallery –  Gallery of Modern Art

Scott Redford is a leading Australian artist who has firmly placed his home town, Queensland’s Gold Coast, on the contemporary art map. His intelligent and passionate investigation of vernacular visual culture has enlivened Australian art. This major solo exhibition showcases his development of the fictitious character Reinhardt Dammn in dialogue with key works from the last decade.

Scott Redford | Perpetual abstraction (7066 A.D.) 1997 | Gift of Christopher Chapman through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2009. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

Scott Redford: Introducing Reinhardt Dammn’ will include surfboard sculptures, videos and paintings, suites of fibreglass objects and canvases with shiny, highly coloured acrylic surfaces. At the same time, the 10-metre signage sculpture The High / Perpetual Xmas, No Abstractions 2008 outside the Gallery of Modern Art provides a link between GoMA and the Queensland Art Gallery building, where the exhibition will be displayed.

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Pieter Hugo, Nollywood – Brisbane – Australia

25 September — 20 November – Institute of Modern Art
The ghost of the Emperor Haile Selassie meets Idi Amin, Charlie’s Angels do Rambo Foxy-Brown-style, David Lynch’s Lost Highway snakes through Lagos, Ghostface Killah mutates into Fela’s ‘Zombie’, and Dracula gives way for Blacula. Voodoo, hoodoo, and mambo are mashed up with Igbo rituals. Ahhwooooo . . . Werewolves of Lagos.
—Stacy Hardy

They say Nigeria’s Nollywood is the world’s third largest film industry. It releases up to a thousand titles a year onto the local home-video market. Such productivity is only possible because the movies are made in conditions that would make western filmmakers cringe. Produced and marketed in the space of a week, they use cheap equipment, basic scripts, actors cast the day of shooting, and real locations. While drawing on genres and typologies drawn from Hollywood, Nollywood movies are a rare instance of mass-media self-representation. The stories—including tales of romance, comedy, witchcraft, bribery, and prostitution—speak to the experiences and values of their local audiences. The narratives are overdramatic, and deprived of happy endings.

The aesthetic is loud, violent, excessive; nothing is said, everything is shouted.
South African photographer Pieter Hugo became intrigued by Nollywood’s fictional worlds, where the everyday and the unreal intertwine. He asked a team of actors and assistants to recreate Nollywood myths and symbols as if they were on movie sets and photographed them. The resulting images recreate the stereotypical characters that typify Nollywood productions, including mummies, satanic demons, and zombies, all casually posed in the backlots of Enugu.

Thanks to Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, and Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town.

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