Category Archives: BINGHAM, TANMAYA

Al Munro, Tanmaya Bingham, Marguerite Derricourt – Closing 17 August

Our current exhibitions will be on view until Saturday 17 August and a reminder that they are all eligible to be reviewed for the 2 Danks Street Award for Contemporary Art Criticism. Don’t forget all the Galleries are open late every Wednesday night until 7pm and our own Danks Street Diner and Luke Mangan’s tasting room next door, ‘Mojo‘, are now also open every Wednesday from 5pm! Parking’s a breeze…

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▶ AL MUNRO, Patterns from an invisible world
Al Munro’s canvas works reveal visual formations created through crystallographic studies, magnifying them into detailed maps of meticulously composed concentric circles. Munro creates a sense of the infinite nature of these “patterns from an invisible world”, allowing some of her hand-drawn dots to escape the surface of the canvas and spill onto the surrounding wall. Further extending this visualisation and continuing her use of fibre, Munro presents an installation of vibrant crocheted ‘targets’ that are essentially zooming into her canvas works, enlarging the small multi-coloured circles.

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▶ TANMAYA BINGHAM, Pigs and their friends
Tanamaya Bingham’s recent works are diverse in their materials, presentation and sensibility, providing a stimulating and engaging exhibition. Bingham’s series of six tiny ‘Pet’ works not only display her astounding ability to scrupulously render lifelike depictions in coloured-pencil, but also reveal endearing relationships. Her ‘Almost Animal’ series, drawn in graphite, feature the heads of familiar animals possessing an attribute that is not quite right, encouraging curious double takes. Also in this exhibition are new works incorporating collage, exuding a mix of the whimsical and the macabre.

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▶ MARGUERITE DERRICOURT, Travelling Light
This exhibition, focusing on the life, nature and mannerisms of moths, emanates a sense of flutter and flight. Holding the centre of the room is Derricourt’s substantial sculpture, ‘Ghost Moth I’ – a claustrophobic cluster of activity in Corten steel. Moulded from Japanese paper, the artist has created a series delicate and textural pieces in white, grey and blue hues, which seemingly have just alighted gently onto the wall’s surface. Appearing to launch themselves from the walls, the ‘Shadowlands’ series visually defy their weighty material.

Interview: Tanmaya Bingham

What is your earliest memory of making art?
I have many, but the one that sticks out the most is when I was 11 or 12 and I would stay up all night drawing copies of old master’s portraits. In addition to this, I would draw portraits of my friends and family whom were very nice despite my frustration at them always moving.

Do you listen to music when you are creating works? If so, what is on high rotation?
I used to work in complete silence with earplugs, but now I mix it up with music, talk radio and silence. My recent music crushes consist of The XX album “Coexist” ( I have listen to it so much that I love all of it’s songs), Florence + The Machine album “Lungs” (I am loving the song “Cosmic Love”) and Parkington Sisters album “Ours by the Day” and “Till Voice Wake Us” ( My heart is warmed by songs “Deerheart” and “Chains”) My talk radio mind-loves are NPR’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, NPR’s “Ted Radio Hour” and “Academic Earth”.

Tanmaya-Bingham-The-TransformerWhen preparing for your last exhibition, did you create works around a theme or did the links between the works reveal themselves later on?
My series of works are most always intentionally linked. However, there are always the surprises that I don’t expect and can’t plan for. This is where the fun is.

Describe the space in which you create your works (studio, lounge room etc):
In the past my studios have ranged from a loft space in a coffee distributors warehouse divided by blue tarps attached to beams with staples to really nice clean contemporary spaces with lovely natural light.

My most recent studios have been in my living space. Typically I build walls and put in a door to create a division between living and work. Inside it is very simple and sparse.

Do you have a favourite piece or favourite pieces? If so, which piece/s and why?
My favourite works are always the ones that I am working on. Once these works are completed my next favourite works are the ones that are developing in my mind.

tanmaya_binghamWhat has been, for you, a defining moment in your career as an artist?
My moment is a state of being where I know I have the resourcefulness to handle and utilize the obstacles that come my way.

What did you eat for breakfast?
4 corn tortillas
1 avocado
2 eggs
Tomato
Salsa

This is my favorite meal!

Al Munro, Tanmaya Bingham, Marguerite Derricourt – Opening 30 July

AL MUNRO
“I use drawing-based media to examine processes of scientific representations of the natural world. The work in this exhibition stems from research in crystallography; the study and mapping of atom arrangements within a solid.”

TANMAYA BINGHAM
“My artwork’s role, whether drawing, painting, sculpture or installation, is to confound and give a different and often macabre perspective on a world that is rapidly becoming homogenised.”

MARGUERITE DERRICOURT
“This exhibition is a variation on the theme of nature, migration, flight and the changes that come about during this process.”

A reminder that all the 2 Danks Street Galleries are open every Wednesday until 7pm and that the new exhibitions are eligible to be reviewed for the 2 Danks Street Award for Contemporary Art Criticism. For further details and to download an application form, visit the 2 Danks Street website here.

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July 2013 Exhibitions

Evening drinks with the Artists
featuring DJ sets by electronic collective
Filthy Children
Wednesday 10 July 5:30-7:30pm

MIGHTY SMALL, curated by Olivia Welch
Mighty Small features works that harness the intimate and alluring nature of a small scale in order to successfully communicate a message, idea or feeling. Though a small size often denotes an absence, these works become powerful through this reduction in mass.

As an amusing and participatory addition to Mighty Small, a vending machine filled with specially selected artworks will appear alongside the exhibition. Each work will sell for either $49 or $99 and a preview of the artworks that will be available exclusively from the vending machine can be found here.

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ARUN SHARMA, (de)composition: lovers
“The installation and three videos in this exhibition refer to the cyclical pattern of nature. Between birth and death there is the complex life we live.”

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A reminder that both of these exhibitions are eligible to be reviewed for the 2 Danks Street Award for Contemporary Art Criticism. For further details and to download the application form, visit the 2 Danks Street website here.

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Join our Facebook Event for the opening drinks for Mighty Small + Arun Sharma.

 

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Stockroom Collection: Artworks with Animals

Click each thumbnail for a large image and artwork details. Artists included in this collection: Tanmaya Bingham, Tammie Castles, Will Coles, Todd Fuller, James Guppy, Irianna Kanellopoulou, Helena Leslie, Carol Murphy, Mylyn Nguyen, Janet Parker-Smith and Jimmy Rix.

 

‘In the Mirror’, Opening 27 March

Please join us for drinks with the Artists
Saturday 31 March 4-6pm

No one sees themselves the way the world sees them, as one’s reflection is, of course, seen in reverse. This show is an opportunity for the artists to share their unique view of themselves and to redirect the focus from the celebrity of the sitter, back to that of the artist. Not limited simply by traditional representation, unfettered by medium, In the Mirror will endeavour to offer a different view from the portrait as defined by and typically selected for the Archibald Prize.

Artists include Deborah Beck (courtesy Wilson Street Gallery at Danks), Tanmaya Bingham, Will Coles, Todd Fuller, James Guppy, Stephanie Jones, Manisha Lee, Barbara Licha (courtesy Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney), Simon Maberley, Carol Murphy, Mylyn Nguyen, Janet Parker-Smith, Nic Plowman (courtesy Anthea Polson, QLD), Elizabeth Pozega, Josh Raymond, Oliver Tanner, Lezlie Tilley and Greg Warburton.

Tanmaya Bingham + Waratah Lahy, Closing 24 December

Last chance to see the shows by TANMAYA BINGHAM and WARATAH LAHY before they and the Gallery close for the year at 5pm on Saturday 24 December.

Tanmaya Bingham‘s meticulously rendered mixed media drawings feature the portraits of friends and associates. Often mistaken for photographs, the realistic portraits fuse fantastical elements drawn from around New Mexico where this series was conceived and produced.

The works from Not What it Seems, by Waratah Lahy, are based on a series of old, found photographs and continue the artist’s fascination with what others find interesting enough to photograph. The palette was derived from the colour distortion that occurred to the photographs over time and the works show scenes ranging from fields dotted with cows to a church, simple domestic interiors and people at the racetrack.

Congratulations are also in order for Waratah who has been awarded a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.

Please be aware that Gallery will be closed from 5pm December 24, reopening Wednesday, January 18 with Sculpture 2012.

Tanmaya Bingham + Waratah Lahy, Opening 22 November

New work by TANMAYA BINGHAM and WARATAH LAHY will be on view starting Tuesday 22 November. Please join the Artists for a drink to celebrate the launch of their solo exhibitions on Saturday 26 November from 4-6pm.

Tanmaya Bingham‘s new body of work titled ‘Countermanding Saturation‘ comprises six large-scale paintings and thirteen smaller works. The comical and the macabre interchange in these drawings, strive against what Bingham calls saturation, the ‘emotional, physical or intellectual stimulation’ of either the interior or exterior worlds.

Left: Tanmaya Bingham, ‘Catching My Bird’ 2011, colour pencil and mixed media on board, 42 x 32cm
Right: Waratah Lahy, ‘Race Day at the Track’ 2011, oil on canvas, 50 x 50cm

The new paintings by Waratah Lahy continue to explore her ongoing fascination with the simplicity of the overlooked: people, places, light and colour. She finds inspiration in everyday scenes that are often lost in the deluge of contemporary visual culture.