A Working Model of the World

  • WHEN: 5 MAY – 22 JUL 2017

Blurb from UNSW Art Galleries’ website – please see website for public program:

From dioramas to dolls’ houses, atomic models to cloud-chambers, mandalas to maquettes – A working model of the world gathers together charismatic objects created to help us understand the world around us and imagine new possibilities.

The exhibition explores the way models are used to create and share knowledge. It asks how we use models to contemplate, experiment, invent and teach.

Presenting outstanding new and existing artworks alongside emblematic and evocative models borrowed from public, private and research collections, the exhibition stages a conversation between different forms of material thinking from many disciplines.

A working model of the world features artists who examine the role of models in human experience, and deploy techniques and forms of model-making in their work, including in the Sydney iteration:

  • Brook Andrew
  • Corinne May Botz
  • Ian Burns
  • caraballo-farman
  • Maria Fernanda Cardoso
  • Kate Dunn
  • David Eastwood
  • Emily Floyd
  • Andrea Fraser, Jeff Preiss
  • Glen Hayward
  • Peter Hennessey
  • Jo Law
  • Tony Mott
  • Palle Nielsen
  • Kenzee Patterson
  • Sascha Pohflepp & Chris Woebken
  • Esme Timbery


The Australian Centre for Photography is hosting:

A new exhibition of photographic, video and VR works by Shaun Gladwell critically addressing the ambivalence of representing conflict and the historical persistence of imperial structures.

In his latest exhibition, renowned artist Shaun Gladwell continues to interrogate the role of the camera and the artist in the representation of warfare. Assembling existing and new works, the artist meditates on the ambivalence and complexity of depicting conflict and addresses the continuity of Empires across real and mythological times.


Project Space Gallery
72 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm
Closed public holidays
Free admission.

from17 March – 6 May 2017

from ACP website (https://acp.org.au/blogs/travelling-exhibitions/shaun-gladwell)


Surface Tension

This exhibition of Biljana Jancic at UTS Gallery, Sydney, may be of interests to you – especially if you are interested in screen projection works.

Surface Tension, Biljana Jancic

Surface Tension, Biljana Jancic

The show runs from 28 February—28 April 2017 at UTS Gallery.

Beyond Empathy | Blue Rose

Daniel De Fillippo (3rd year BDM) is interning with Beyond Empathy arts organisation, assisting with their current projects. He is involved in staging the Blue Rose interactive sensory film installation event at the IPAC on the 20th & 21st of October. 

Blue Rose is a project exploring the experience of people who don’t use verbal language as their primary way to communicate – an insight into the experiences of people who are often unseen, or when seen, it is in a certain light.

 Details below:


Guest Lecture: Newell Harry

Newell Harry, Circles in the Round, 2010

Newell Harry, Circles in the Round, 2010

In week 11, we are very pleased to welcome artist Newell Harry for a guest lecture in MEDA102. Newell’s works have been exhibited widely in Australia as well as internationally. His work was chosen to be exhibited in All the World’s Futures at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. Newell works with diverse materials and across disciplines that comment on phenomena in contemporary society with particular attention paid to intercultural exchanges. His current projects play with language, code, and the archives.

MEDA102 lecture is scheduled on Thursday from 12.30 – 1.30 in G.01 Building 233. All welcome.

You can find out more about Newell’s works at the Roslyn Oxley Gallery website.