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3 August – 6 November 2018

TarraWarra Biennial 2018: From Will to Form

In Your Place, An Empty Space 2017–18

 

Belle Bassin, Installation at Tarrawarra Museum, In your place, an empty space

TarraWarra Museum of Art, 2018
photo credit: Andrew Curtis

 

Photo: Keelan O Hehir

Photo: Keelan O Hehir
Mel Deerson performing A-Z an aerobics lesson with Belle Bassin

 

 

Belle Bassin, Installation at Tarrawarra Museum, In your place, an empty space

photo credit: Kate Hodgetts

Photo: Keelan O Hehir

 

 



 


 

CURATED BY:  EMILY CORMACK

Envisioning will

Belle Bassin’s interrogation of form stems from her research into, and practice of, mystical modalities. Her attunement to the invisible psychic forces that influence our world of bodies and objects has given her a vocabulary of shapes and structures that she processes through various mediums. In your place, an empty space. presents the viewer with a section of the gallery that has been energetically enduced by a shaman.  Within this charged space Bassin brings together a network of expressions that she has been psychically processing for several years.  Central to her enquiry has been an examination of the figure eight, a loop pattern into which she shapes dirt from the TarraWarra grounds. The figure eight is then further presented within this charged and opened space as physical movement, smell, biological forms, spoken text and in a musical score.  These foundations will be built on throughout the exhibition as Bassin works collaboratively to enact a series of responses including movement and film works—each of which articulate the passage of these psychic forms and forces as they have been pulled into form.

 

TarraWarra Museum of Art, 2018

Photo: Andrew Curtis & Kate Hodgetts

 

 

FROM WILL TO FORM ACTIVATED: MELBOURNE FESTIVAL

Sat 20th of October

Sound Bite  (Evan Lorden, Lily Paskas, Andrew Bencina)

 

TARRAWARRA BIENNIAL 2018: OPENING WEEKEND
Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 August, 11am-5pm
Experience Mike Parr’s durational whistling performance Whistle White, 2018, as well as artist floor talks and performances by Bridie Lunney and Belle Bassin, over the opening weekend of the TarraWarra Biennial 2018: From Will to Form. Free with exhibition entry. MORE INFO.
 
Held in the body, flung through the air, or drawn from the soil. What if art is action made solid?

From throwing liquid bronze to whistling for three days straight, the TarraWarra Biennial 2018: From Will to Form considers how the wild, intangible forces that animate behaviour might be present within an artwork.

 

For the sixth TarraWarra Biennial, 23 artists and one artist group from across Australia will present anarchic and persistent energies in a range of sculpture, painting, performance and film works. For some artists, will is drawn from a relationship to country and earth, while for others it is channeled through the psyche. Other artists highlight the role of the body as either a conduit for, or a concealer of, wilful forces.

TarraWarra Biennial 2018 From Will to Form artists:
Belle Bassin (VIC); Vicki Couzens (VIC); Naomi Eller (VIC); artists from the Erub Arts (Torres Strait); Starlie Geikie (VIC); Agatha Gothe-Snape (NSW); Julie Gough (TAS); Dale Harding (QLD); Claire Lambe (VIC); Lindy Lee (NSW); Bridie Lunney (VIC); Rob McLeish (VIC); John Meade (VIC); Sanné Mestrom (VIC); Alison Murray (QLD); Michelle Nikou (SA); Kusum Normoyle (NSW); Mike Parr (NSW); Michael Snape (NSW); Hiromi Tango (NSW); Fairy Turner (WA); Michelle Ussher (NSW); Justine Varga (NSW); Isadora Vaughan (VIC);
TarraWarra Museum of Art with the TarraWarra Biennial 2018 exhibition,



 

 

June 23rd 12-9pm

@ MARSÈLLERIA    525 WEST 23RD STREET CHELSEA NY 10011

Belle Bassin, art, performance, glass, ngv, ian potter, performance art, performance artist, artwork, artist

photo credit: Shannon Morris

Belle Bassin, art, performance, glass, ngv, ian potter, benjamin hancock, performance art, performance artist, artwork, artist

photo credit: Shannon Morris

Confetti, excerpt from video, 8:34 sec, 2016. Courtesy the Artist and the City of Port Phillip Collection
showing as part of  Inches, Feet, Verse, Metre
Ludovica Carbotta and Sara Enrico
Marsèlleria
New York, US

with films, audios and texts by Andrea Alis Respino, Belle Bassin Ludovica Carbotta and Francesca Colussi, Danilo Correale, Teresa Cos, Sara Enrico, Adelita Husni Bey, Vytautas Jurevicius, Luisa Kasalicky and Siegfried Zaworka, Olli Keränen, Maria Lalou, Falk Messerschmidt, Joseph Montgomery, Bridget Moser, Rasmus Nilausen, Luigi Presicce, Leonor Serrano Rivas, Francesco Simeti, Iiu Susiraja, Byron Westbrook



 

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January 2018Recipient of the 2018 Rupert Bunny Fellowship,

Rupert Bunny and friends, by unknown photographer. Source: Art Gallery of New South Wales Archive

 

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 Bassin’s 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  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

To Eat 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.

artwork by belle bassin, performance stil with lily paskas and benjamin hancock,

 

Belle Bassin, artwork, performance, moving sculpture, dance, performance

 

Artwork by Belle Bassin, Installation art, performance art, video, papercuts, painting, to eat glass

photo credit: Christian Capurro

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 

The 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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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