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TarraWarra Biennial 2018: From Will to Form

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.

The Biennial includes 19 new commissions, performance events and works that refigure the spaces of TarraWarra Museum of Art itself, including Bidjara, Ghangalu and Garingbal artist Dale Harding’s site-specific 30m-long painting on the renowned Vista Walk wall as well as new works from Vicki Couzens, Claire Lambe, Michelle Ussher, Mike Parr and Rob McLeish among many others.

Established in 2006 as a platform for identifying new contemporary and cutting-edge work, the TarraWarra Biennial has become a major forum for artistic expression in Australia.

From Will to Form is accompanied by a range of performances, artist talks and a comprehensive catalogue, providing audiences with a variety of contemporary art experiences.

TarraWarra Biennial 2018: From Will to Form artists:

Belle Bassin (VIC); Vicki Couzens (VIC); Naomi Eller (VIC); Artists from 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).

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

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, Belle Bassin and Hiromi Tango, over the opening weekend of the TarraWarra Biennial 2018: From Will to Form. Free with exhibition entry. MORE INFO.

WILL TO FORM: ACTIVATED
Saturday 20 October, 11am-4pm

A day of transformative performances, artist talks and exhibition activations at this special TarraWarra Biennial 2018: From Will to Form event set in the spectacular surrounds of TarraWarra Museum of Art in the Yarra Valley. Presented in association with Melbourne International Arts Festival. MORE INFO.

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Current Exhibition

TarraWarra Biennial 2018: From Will to Form

3 August - 6 November 2018

Curated by: Emily Cormack

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.

The Biennial includes 19 new commissions, performance events and works that refigure the spaces of TarraWarra Museum of Art itself, including Bidjara, Ghangalu and Garingbal artist Dale Harding’s site-specific 30m-long painting on the renowned Vista Walk wall as well as new works from Vicki Couzens, Claire Lambe, Michelle Ussher, Mike Parr and Rob McLeish among many others.

Established in 2006 as a platform for identifying new contemporary and cutting-edge work, the TarraWarra Biennial has become a major forum for artistic expression in Australia.

From Will to Form is accompanied by a range of performances, artist talks and a comprehensive catalogue, providing audiences with a variety of contemporary art experiences.

TarraWarra Biennial 2018: From Will to Form artists:

Belle Bassin (VIC); Vicki Couzens (VIC); Naomi Eller (VIC); Artists from 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).

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

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, Belle Bassin and Hiromi Tango, over the opening weekend of the TarraWarra Biennial 2018: From Will to Form. Free with exhibition entry. MORE INFO.

WILL TO FORM: ACTIVATED
Saturday 20 October, 11am-4pm

A day of transformative performances, artist talks and exhibition activations at this special TarraWarra Biennial 2018: From Will to Form event set in the spectacular surrounds of TarraWarra Museum of Art in the Yarra Valley. Presented in association with Melbourne International Arts Festival. MORE INFO.