Wed 4 December 1–2pm
Join artists Alexander Boynes, Mandy Martin and musician and composer Tristen Parr as they discuss the process of collaboration involved in creating the exhibition Hi-Vis Futures.
Tristen Parr will play a series of short cello pieces during the event. Chaired by Kim Cunio, Head of ANU School of Music and Associate Professor of composition and convenor of musicology.
Work in progress documentation of Luminous Relic in Mandy Martin’s studio, Pennyroyal, Central West NSW, October 2016 (L-R, Tristen Parr, Mandy Martin, Alexander Boynes
Image credit: Valérie Chételat
Alexander Boynes is an artist, curator, and Program Manager at the Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS). He received his Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) at the Australian National University in Gold and Silversmithing; however, his practice has evolved to include painting, photography, print media, light-based work and video installation. He is represented in the collections of the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art (USA), Artbank Australia (VIC), the ACT Legislative Assembly, the University of Canberra, the Macquarie Group Collection (NSW) as well as numerous private collections throughout Australia and in London. His recent curatorial projects include Straight Outta Canberra (MAY▲SPACE, Sydney, 2018), and Blaze Twelve (CCAS Gorman Arts Centre, 2018). Previous exhibitions at CCAS include 2°— Art and Climate Change, 2016; Footy Fever, 2015; Blaze Nine, 2015; Action Stations—Peter Maloney and Louise Paramor, 2014; and The Triangle – Political Art in Canberra, 2013 in addition to co-curating numerous projects. In 2013 Boynes established PRAXIS, a multidisciplinary art collective with choreographer/dancer Laura Boynes, and cellist/composer Tristen Parr to explore the link between visual art, performance and sound.
Mandy Martin is a practising artist with a national and international reputation for her concern about environmental issues and landscape conservation. She was born in 1952 in Adelaide and studied at the South Australian School of Art from 1972-75. Martin has held numerous exhibitions in Australia, Mexico and the USA. She has also exhibited in France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and Italy. Her works are in many public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of South Australia and other state collections and regional galleries. In the USA she is represented in the Guggenheim Museum New York, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Nevada Museum of Art and many private collections. Martin was a lecturer at the School of Art, Australian National University between 1978-2003 and then a fellow there between 2003-06. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University Canberra.
Based in Perth, Western Australia, Tristen Parr is a classically trained and versatile acoustic and electric cellist specialising in new music performance and performer integrated sound design for theatre, dance and installation. He has toured extensively throughout Australia, America, Canada, Asia and Europe, & has recorded for Germany’s SWR & the ABC performing across more than 50 recorded releases. Tristen is a founding member of electro-acoustic ensemble Decibel, silent film band Viola Dana and art makers Praxis Collective as well as being part of many ongoing projects. As a freelance sound designer he has been commissioned by the likes of Louisville Ballet, Yirra Yaakin, LINK Dance Company, The Australian Ballet, Steamworks Arts, Queensland Ballet, Barking Gecko, CANWA, Australian Maritime Museum, Geelong and Latrobe Regional Art Galleries along with many independent commissions.
You can also see Tristen Parr perform in Kimberley Echoes at the Canberra Theatre Centre, 3 December, 8pm. For more information go to canberratheatrecentre.com.au/show/kimberley-echoes/
Wed 4 December 1–2pm
From ‘eco’ to ‘FIFO’. From high-value to high-vis. This art installation encompasses the complex political, environmental and fundamentalsocial issues that are occurring right now and for the visible future
Can a deeply emotional experience of art drive a personal response to climate change?
Kimberley Echoes is a powerful musical celebration of the Kimberley and its people
Learn simple construction techniques to make flora and fauna out of a range of discarded materials to create a ‘healthy habitat’ with fellow participants