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Signal 8 Catalogue Artists

Signal 8 Catalogue Artists

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Published by Anthony White
An exhibition of Australian Contemporary Art at The Cat St Gallery,Hong Kong. Featuring the artworks of Giles Alexander, Lionel Bawden, Jason Benjamin, Paul Davies, Daniel De'Angeli, Marian Drew, Juan Ford, Todd Hunter, Alan Jones, Tony Lloyd, Camie Lyons, James McGrath, Linton Meagher, Kirsteen Pieterse, Reko Rennie, Ward Roberts, Julie Rrap, Jason Sim, Marc Standing, Tim Summerton and Anthony White.
An exhibition of Australian Contemporary Art at The Cat St Gallery,Hong Kong. Featuring the artworks of Giles Alexander, Lionel Bawden, Jason Benjamin, Paul Davies, Daniel De'Angeli, Marian Drew, Juan Ford, Todd Hunter, Alan Jones, Tony Lloyd, Camie Lyons, James McGrath, Linton Meagher, Kirsteen Pieterse, Reko Rennie, Ward Roberts, Julie Rrap, Jason Sim, Marc Standing, Tim Summerton and Anthony White.

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Published by: Anthony White on Sep 26, 2012
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TheCatStreetGalleryisdelightedtoannouncethatthegallery’sannualsalonshowisbackforafi;hyear,withaspecialAustraliantwist.'Signal8:STORM'bringsaselecFonofworksbysomeofcountry'smostprominentcontemporaryarFsts,aswellaspiecesfromitscelebratedemergingtalent.AustraliaconFnuestoforgeitspresenceintheartworldtoday,seHnganimpressivestandardforitscontemporaryarFsts.Withlong-establishednaFonalprizes,biennials,galleriesandmuseums,itisanaFonwhoseartisbecomingincreasinglyrecognizedbyinternaFonalcollectors.ItwasparFcularlynotablethisyearinongKong,atArtK2012,thatAustraliangalleriesandarFstsdidespeciallywell.Manygalleriessoldout,andnewrecordpricesweresetforsomeofthenaFon'smostsought-a;erarFsts.Buyersweresnappingupworksbysomeofthecountry'shoesttalents,recognizingtheirincreasingvalueandroleinacontemporaryartcollecFon.TheCatStreetGalleryisproudtoconFnueit'sculFvaFonofasustaineddialoguebetweencontemporaryAustralianarFstsandongKong’srapidlydevelopingartscene.Thisyearthegallerybringsacurator'spickofyetmorerichanddynamicarttotheregion,andforthefirstFmesinceitopened,TheCatStreetGallery'siconicfrontglasswindowswillbeusedaspartoftheexhibiFon.Archibaldfinalist,Juanord,hascreatedaspecialinstallaFonfortheshow,whichwilltakeoverthegallery-seHngadramaFctoneforthisuniqueexhibiFon.ord'smoody'ConferenceofBirds',isaspectacularandarresFngimage,evokingdarkstormcloudswiththeintensityofitsblackestpart,andamagicdelicacywithitslightest,becomingallthemoresurrealasitwrapsaroundthebuilding.InsidetheexhibiFon,thedramaFcmoodwillconFnue,withboldcolors,surrealshapes,mulF-media-whetherplayingontheimportanceofnatureandlandscape,asiskeyinsomanyAustralianarFst'swork,orthenoFonofaconvergenceofideasandtalent,'Signal8:STORM'presentsacontrasFngandcollaboraFvemixofarFsts,listedhereforthefirstFme:GilesAlexander,LionelBawden,JasonBenjamin,PaulDavies,DanielDe'Angeli,MarianDrew,Juanord,Toddunter,AlanJones,TonyLloyd,CamieLyons,JamesMcGrath,LintonMeagher,KirsteenPieterse,RekoRennie,WardRoberts,JulieRrap,JasonSim,MarcStanding,TimSummertonandAnthonyWhite. 
 
 
JulieRraphasbeenamajorfigureinAustraliancontemporaryartforover25years.Sincethemid-1970s,shehasworkedwithphotography,painFng,sculpture,performanceandvideoinanongoingprojectconcernedwithrepresentaFonsofthebody,withaparFcularemphasisonthefemalebodywithinwesternarthistory.PhotographyhasbeenaparFcularfocusbecauseasamediumitbridgesfineartandpopularimagery,allowingtheartworktodialoguewithbroaderconcernsaboutthebody.TheuseofdigitaltechniqueshasallowedtheexploraFonofthesurrealismoftheimageinaworldgonesurrealwithmedicalintervenFonsintothebody.Rrap’sworkhasbeenselectedfornumerousinternaFonalandnaFonalexhibiFons,includingthe1986,1987,1992and2008
SydneyBiennales
,andmorerecentlythe2007
 AucklandTriennale
,the2009
ClemengerContemporaryArtPrize
,NGV,Melbourneandin2010,the
GyeonggiMuseumofModernArt 
,Korea.Shehaswonthe
Hermann'sArtAward 
forherphotograph'Overstepping'in2001,the
RedlandsArtprize
foracombinedsculptureandphotographicworkin2008andthe
UniversityofQueenslandNaEonalArEsts’Self-PortraitPrize
forhervideowork,'360DegreeSelf-Portrait',in2009.In2007,apublicaFonand25-yearsurveyexhibiFon,'BodyDouble',wascuratedatthe
MuseumofContemporaryArt 
,SydneybyVictoriaLynn.Rrap'sworksareheldineverymajorpubliccollecFoninAustraliaaswellasinmanycorporateandprivatecollecFonsinAustraliaandoverseas.
JULIE RRAPb. 1950

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