Photo: Fergus Floyd

Odd Man Out

Saturday 2 June 2018

Join us for an afternoon of stimulating discussion on the art and life of Edwin Tanner, featuring the artist Guy Stuart, Tanner’s close friend and colleague, and Dr Kevin Murray, writer, curator and expert on Tanner’s practice, in conversation with Anthony Fitzpatrick, the curator of Edwin Tanner: Mathematical Expressionist.

For this event, sound artist James Hullick will perform new solo sonic works, including ‘Odd Man Out’, composed specifically to accompany his current sound installation at TarraWarra Museum of Art, THE ARBOUR and THE ORRERY.

Guy Stuart lives and works in Geelong, primarily practising painting and drawing. A star pupil of John Brack’s at school, at age 19 his work was selected for the prestigious McCaughey Prize, and not long after he was selected for the 10th Sao Paolo Biennale in Brazil in 1969. He was at the vanguard of participatory installation art in Melbourne in the 1960s and he explored further conceptual movements and public sculpture into the 1970s. In the 1980s he began to paint the Australian landscape which has since been his primary focus. Survey exhibitions include Bowls, Vats, Discs and Baffles at TarraWarra Museum of Art in 2007 and Works on Paper – 1957 to the present at Charles Nodrum Gallery in 2014. His work is in all major Australian state gallery collections as well as regional gallery, university, corporate and private collections nationwide.

Dr Kevin Murray is an independent writer and curator, Adjunct Professor at RMIT University and Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Major current roles are managing editor for Garland Magazine and the Online Encyclopedia of Crafts in the Asia Pacific Region. In 2000-2007 he was Director of Craft Victoria where he developed the Scarf Festival and the South Project. His books include Judgement of Paris: Recent French Thought in an Australian Context, Craft UnboundMake the Common Precious and with Damian Skinner, Place and Adornment: A History of Contemporary Jewellery in Australia and New Zealand. He is currently a Senior Vice-President of the World Craft Council Asia Pacific Region.

James Hullick’s auditory creation practice is wide ranging. His career began as a solo pianist, vocalist and composer. He was taught by Felix Werder (Australia/Germany), James Tenney (USA) and Warren Burt (Australia/USA). Early in his career he attended the Stockhausen Summer Classes and spent a short time at Luciano Berio’s Tempo Reale Studio in Florence. Following his study of composition and music making, he branched out into electronic sound making before adding sound sculpture, installation art and music making machinery to his creative activities. His sonic works have been performed, exhibited and presented in Asia, North America and Europe for a variety of ensembles, electronic formats and installation formats. A number of Hullick’s projects have pushed the boundaries of sonic art. In 2017 Hullick premiered WERE/Oblivion with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, which saw Hullick perform as an unhinged guitar wielding and howling deconstructed rock god.

$20 full price
$15 concession & Museum members
Companion Card holders are eligible for a second ticket at no cost
Includes exhibition entry & refreshments

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