Angela Tiatia’s award-winning film screened by Buxton Contemporary in Southbank

The Buxton Big Screen will be exhibiting ‘The Fall’ by Angela Tiatia, a contemporary filmic interpretation of memories of the Fall of Singapore commissioned by the Australian War Memorial in 2017. The Fall is presented at Buxton Contemporary as a part of TIME, a new site-specific video sector at Melbourne Art Fair. In 2016 the Australian War Memorial (AWM) and the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) embarked upon a joint commissioning project and reciprocal residency program. This joint artist-in-residency program aimed to facilitate two-way cultural exchange, celebrating the rich, shared heritage and friendship between Australia and Singapore. Australian artist Angela Tiatia spent four weeks in Singapore and Singaporean artist Debbie Ding spent four weeks in Canberra exploring the AWM’s collection. The main outcome of the project was for

Buxton Contemporary opens survey exhibitionof the work of Ronnie van Hout

For the past twenty years, Melbourne based, New Zealand-born artist Ronnie van Hout’s distinctive tragicomic characters have simultaneously unsettled and beguiled audiences. Aliens, failed robots, fragile, lonely figures in the midst of perplexing scenarios, van Hout masterfully evokes familiar and yet strange interior worlds, unleashing deep social anxieties, feelings of self-consciousness, and the impulse to both laugh and cry. The first survey exhibition featuring an artist from the Michael Buxton Collection at the new Buxton Contemporary, the ironically titled No one is watching you brings together over twenty works from this significant contemporary artists’ singular practice. Featuring loans from public institutions and private collections across Australia and New Zealand, the exhibition includes key works such as Ersatz (Alien) 2003, BED/SIT 2008, and Sick

Mickey Mantle Rookie Type I photo for his 1952 Bowman card to be auctioned by Huggins & Scott

Mickey Mantle’s Type I photo used for his iconic 1952 Bowman card will be auctioned by Huggins & Scott Auctions from July 27-August 9. Interested bidders may participate in the auction online. Legendary baseball photographer Bill Jacobellis shot Mantle during the Yankee rookie’s 1951 season for the 1952 Bowman cards. This is the first time the black and white contact proof with its previous unknown dugout background has been made available to the public. Contact proofs have recently become popular with collectors. They have crystal-clear image quality and are the closest thing to the negative. Contact proofs were not developed for newswire services and newspapers on a tight deadline but utilized in studios and sports card companies such as Topps and Bowman. Type I original photos of Topps/Bowman photographers Bill Jacobellis

Brookfield Place Toronto presents 100 ft. suspended public installation by Jordan Bennett

Tepkik, a 100-foot long site-specific sculptural work by visual artist Jordan Bennett, graces the Allen Lambert Galleria at Brookfield Place Toronto from July 30 to August 24, 2018, with a striking visual representation of the intersection of Mi’kmaq ancestral and contemporary traditions. Shortlisted for the 2018 Sobey Art Award, Bennett finds inspiration from images and stories created by the practice of artfully removing rock to create a petroglyph. Tepkik draws on the Mi’kmaq petroglyph that depicts the Milky Way, which has been found on the rocky shores of the lakes and rivers at Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia. Bennett’s work employs both large printed fabric panels and highly reflective surface elements. The piece creates a link to Mi’kmaq ways of being and understandings of our known universe by presenting a visual conversation exploring

Kumu Art Museum opens exhibition of works by artists from Estonia

The exhibition Archaeology of the Screen, open at the Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia, uses various media to excavate our origin stories, our friendship with satellites, the wisdom of space cats and much more. The exhibition is an international development of the curator project The Archaeology of the Screen. The Estonian Example, which took place in the autumn of 2017 at the Bozar art centre in Brussels and was curated by Eha Komissarov. In Brussels, the display was based on the image of Estonia as an innovative e-state, involving artists who see it as their role to transfer reality to virtual and social space. At Kumu, the line-up is complemented by an international group of artists who interpret from a new angle such topics as digital security, relations between the screen and historical technology, and the criticism of visual culture. The exhibition

Rare art therapy archive to be preserved thanks to £46k grant

West Sussex Record Office and Outside In have been awarded a grant from the Wellcome Trust of £46,023 to preserve an archive which offers a rare insight into the use of art therapy as a form of treatment. Outside In is a charity which supports artists who find it difficult to access the art world for reasons including health, disability, isolation or social circumstance. The Vawdrey Archive comprises approximately 194 paintings produced by patients in art therapy sessions run by Dr Brian Vawdrey between 1951 to 1971 and a copy of Vawdrey’s illustrated thesis, ‘Art in Analysis’. The archive is an unusual record of early art therapy work which provides an important insight into the therapeutic process and has the potential to offer a unique perspective on the development of art therapy as a discipline. This funding will enable the Record Office

Woody Auction to offer the lifetime collection of Don and the late Carrol Lyle

The lifetime collection of Don and the late Carrol Lyle – dedicated collectors of Wave Crest, Nakara, Kelva and American Brilliant Cut Glass whose items have been featured in books, trade publications and museum exhibits – will be sold without reserve in a two-day auction slated for Sept. 7th-8th by Woody Auction, in the firm’s auction hall at 130 East Third Street in Douglass, Kansas. The Lyles, who hail from Washington state, began collecting glassware pieces decades ago, with their main focus being on items produced by the C.F. Monroe Company (Meriden Conn., 1882-1916). The Lyles loved the quality of the Wave Crest, cut glass and other items created by C.F. Monroe, and managed to assemble one of the foremost collections in the country that featured these lovely pieces. “Without a doubt this is the finest Wave Crest collection to ever

Mellon Foundation awards Northwestern $500,000 for Puerto Rican Arts Development

A year after Puerto Rico was hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria, 10 emerging and 10 established artists from the island will kick off a two-year arts development project spearheaded by Northwestern University that aims to stabilize the financial security of community-based artists and jumpstart arts activity on the island. The Puerto Rican Arts Development initiative is made possible by a $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project begins in August with a summer professional development retreat at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The 10 artist and mentor pairs will participate in training sessions on resourcing and sustaining a practice, portfolio development, artist talk presentations and workshop leadership. The initiative also includes artistic residencies at Northwestern and other

Fans ‘jump to light speed’ and bid $26,400 for world’s most expensive Star Wars movie poster

A rare Star Wars concept poster printed for the 1980 sequel The Empire Strikes Back sold Sunday for $26,400 at Heritage Auctions, setting a world record as the most expensive movie poster from the space opera ever sold at auction. The poster was estimated to sell for between $5,000 and $10,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Movie Poster Auction, which realized more than $1.6 million. “This poster is considered to be one of the more rare posters in the entire Star Wars trilogy,” said Grey Smith, Director of Vintage Posters at Heritage Auctions. “This poster is unique as it features the complete Kastel artwork in the original color palette for the second in George Lucas' trilogy.” One of a handful of original examples known to exist, the poster was a trial run featuring art by artist Roger Kastel. Kastel took inspiration from a poster for Gone with the Wind for the film’s