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belle bassin, gif, artwork, train station in athens


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January 2018Recipient of the 2018 Rupert Bunny Fellowship

The fellowship will support the creation and development of new works of biomorphic abstraction realised as drawings and choreographies using bodies and sound as sculptural forms.  These works will continue her ongoing exploration of the invisible forces that may cause bodies and objects to disrupt against expected behaviours and social norms.  Bassin will also undertake residencies in Paris (CITE)NewYork (ISCP), and rural Victoria to research into early abstraction and futuristic modes of expression in contemporary works within the field.  She aims to find new ways to work with the psychic space of visions within the field of abstraction.

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October 28, 2017 – March 4, 2018

DAREBIN ART PRIZE | 2017

Glass, 2016 – is on show at the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre. 

 – opening next Friday  – if you would like to see the performance it will likely be right on 6pm 🖖🏻🖖🏻🖖🏻🖖🏻🖖🏻🖖🏻🖖🏻🖖🏻🖖🏻🖖🏻🖖🏻🖖🏻🖖🏻 – Lily Paskas and Benjamin Hancock will be moving.

Friday October 27,
@bundoorahomestead
7 Prospect Hill Dr, Bundoora
6-8pm.

 

Belle Bassin profile pic Benjamin Hancock

with dancer Benjamin Hancock after the performance.

 

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MELBOURNE FRINGE

home show as part of Wynter Projects Art WALKS 

This video work titled Body Clock (Kythira), made on residence in Greece – will be showing at my home as part of ‘Transient’ art walks and The Fringe Festival, 🗿

You can book to be on the art walk here

 

 

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July 20th 3pm

Performing in Tim Darbyshire‘s Tainted Title, Habit of Being

3pm Rosina Building, Abbotsford Convent, VIC

pic credit – Huw Cushing

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June 4th – July 10th

On nomadic residency with The Forum of Sensory Motion  (Artists in beautiful places staring at their phones)

Greece; Kythira, Serifos and Athens

The platform became a blackhole, performance still, Athens.

With artists, Michael Candy, Nic Dowse, Nathan Gray, Benjamin Hancock, Lichen Kelp and Dylan Martorell.


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June 16 – 25  2017

Margaret Lawrence Gallery.

showcases generations of practicing artists who have studied or taught at the National Gallery School or VCA Art. The most experienced artist represented attended the National Gallery School in the 1940s, and the youngest completed studies at the Victorian College of the Arts just one year ago.

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20th of April – 20th of May

Artist in residence at Melbourne Girls Grammar

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14–15 February 2017

On Campus
Curated by Raimundas Malašauskas LINK
MUMA (Monash Museum of Modern Art)
Participants
Barbara Ainsworth, Belle Bassin, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Grazia Gunn, Duane W Hamacher,
George Kara, Prue Lang, Liquid Architecture (Joel Stern & Danni Zuvela), Marcos Lutyens,
Nicholas Mangan, Camila Marambio, Elizabeth Newman, Tom Nicholson, Dr Andrew Prentice,
Stuart Ringholt, Mark Shorter, Nicholas Tammens, Žiga Testen and more.

(not sure what this is – doesn’t seem to be any audience invited outcomes – probably another cult)

LINK TO REVIEW

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group show @ c3 artspace    Opens Wednesday 22nd June 2016, 6-8pm

Concrete Agenda
Belle Bassin, Olga Bennett, Emily Ferretti, Pia Murphy, Nell Pearson, Laura Skerlj, Tai Snaith, Kate Tucker and Alice Wormald. Curated by Tai Snaith.

The Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067              10am – 5pm Wednesday to Sunday during exhibition periods

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May 5 2016, 12:29pm

Feature in Vice Magazines ‘Creators’ project LINK

Art Scout: Belle Bassin’s Work Floats Between Fantasy and Reality, Sculpture and Performance

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20th of February 2016

Article in The Age, Saturday the 20th of February.

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5 March 5 June 2016

DANCING UMBRELLAS   AN EXHIBITION OF MOVEMENT AND LIGHT

 @ the Heide Museum of Modern Art
Location: Heide III: Central Galleries
Curator: Sue Cramer

Dancing Umbrellas: An Exhibition of Movement and Light trailer from Heide Museum of Modern Art on Vimeo.

An exhibition of moving image, performance, painting and object-based works by contemporary Australian artists which together create a spatio-temporal and visually immersive environment. The fanciful leitmotif of ‘dancing umbrellas’, inspired by a two-channel video installation by young Melbourne artist Belle Bassin, introduces the exhibition’s performative and theatrical theme, and the playful surreality of many works. Movement, light and elements of performance are variously utilised by the artists to explore ideas about perception and time, and to evoke a sense of otherworldliness or dreams.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

A CONSTRUCTED WORLD | BELLE BASSIN | REBECCA BAUMANN | DAMIANO BERTOLI | PETER CRIPPS | LESLIE EASTMAN | DALE FRANK | BRIONY GALLIGAN | MINNA GILLIGAN | ALEXANDER KNOX | JAMES LYNCH | TAREE MACKENZIE | GABRIELLA MANGANO & SILVANA MANGANO | VIV MILLER | GILES RYDER | MICHELLE USSHER | JUSTENE WILLIAMS

LINK to exhibition page
LINK to catalogue page

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Interview in MAGGIE journal by Jessica Belle Hewett

http://www.maggiejournal.com/15-artists-8-questions-belle-bassin/

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22 April – 27 June 2015

MUMA

Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits

Guest Curators: Lars Bang Larsen & Marco Pasi

This exhibition focuses on a forgotten artist from the Victorian era, Georgiana Houghton (1814-1884). Starting in 1861, and continuing up to her death, Houghton developed a complex aesthetic practice as a practicing spiritualist medium, based on automatic drawing and the perceived communication with spiritual entities. On the basis of her experiences she produced series of abstract watercolors that were meant to convey important spiritual messages to humanity. Her work – in part preserved at the Victorian Spiritualists’ Union in Melbourne – is remarkable because it represents an abandonment of figurative form that by several decades anticipates the development of 20th century abstraction by artists such as Kandinsky or Malevich. To be shown for the first time to a larger audience at MUMA, Houghton’s works will be accompanied by a group show of modern and contemporary artists involved in spiritualist practices and methodologies.

 

 

6 March–26 April 2015

Locale @ The Glen Eira Gallery

a group show with Rosemary Hyde, Natasha Manners, Tom Parsons and Linda Wachtel.

Curated by Diane Soumilas

Glen Eira Town Hall, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield (Melway ref 68 A2).Open Monday–Friday 10am–5pm, Saturday–Sunday 1pm–5pm. Closed public holidays.For further information phone 9524 3333 or visit www.gleneira.vic.gov.au