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 induced by a mystic. 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.
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
@ MARSÈLLERIA525 WEST 23RD STREET CHELSEA NY 10011
photo credit: Shannon Morris
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
January 2018 – Recipient 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.
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.
Curated by Raimundas Malašauskas LINK
MUMA (Monash Museum of Modern Art)
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)
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.
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
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