• André Hemer, Big Node #26, 2015, acrylic and pigment on canvas, 40 x 30cm
  • André Hemer, Big Node #27, 2015, acrylic and pigment on canvas, 120 x 90cm
  • Anna Kristensen, Crazy Wall, 2015, silkscreen ink and acrylic on linen, 233 x 189cm
  • Anna Kristensen, An image of the future made in the past, 2014, edition of 5 + 1 AP, lenticular print, 40 x 49cm
  • Brook Andrew, Possessed VI, 2015, edition of 5, silver gelatine print, carbonised frame, 163 x 127cm
  • Brook Andrew, Possessed VII, 2015, edition of 5, silver gelatine print, carbonised frame, 131 x 162cm
  • Daniel Shipp, Southern Remedial Exclusion, 2015, edition of 5, pigment ink-jet print, 150 x 180cm
  • Daniel Shipp, Mixed Used Enclosure, 2015, edition of 8, pigment ink-jet print, 93 x 111cm
  • Daniel Shipp, Established Supply Corridor, 2015, edition of 8, pigment ink-jet print, 93 x 111cm
  • Danie Mellor, Nature Pacifica I, 2015, edition of 3 + 2 AP, C-print on metallic photographic paper, 120cm diameter
  • Danie Mellor, Nature Pacifica II, 2015, edition of 3 + 2 AP, C-print on metallic photographic paper, 120cm diameter
  • Danie Mellor, Nature Pacifica III, 2015, edition of 3 + 2 AP, C-print on metallic photographic paper, 90cm diameter
  • Danie Mellor, Nature Pacifica IV, 2015, edition of 3 + 2 AP, C-print on metallic photographic paper, 80cm diameter
  • Danie Mellor, Nature Pacifica V, 2015, edition of 3 + 2 AP, C-print on metallic photographic paper, 80cm diameter
  • Danie Mellor, Nature Pacifica VI, 2015, edition of 3 + 2 AP, C-print on metallic photographic paper, 60cm diameter
  • David Noonan, Untitled, 2015, silkscreen on linen collage, 206 x 146cm
  • David Noonan, Untitled, 2015, silkscreen on linen collage, 206 x 146cm
  • Euan Macleod, Church Bay Couple, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 87 x 103cm
  • Euan Macleod, Dinghy, Doubtful Sound, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 87 x 103cm
  • Euan Macleod, Figure in Storm (King Lear), 2015, acrylic on canvas, 87 x 103cm
  • Joan Ross, Colonial Grab, 2015, edition of 10, digital video, 7'38
  • Joan Ross, Stocktake $ale! Now on!, 2015, hand painted pigment on cotton rag paper, 61 x 90cm
  • Joan Ross, Not a $tone unturned, 2015, hand painted pigment on cotton rag paper, 59 x 90cm
  • Joan Ross, The VIP Lounge, 2015, hand painted pigment on cotton rag paper, 61 x 90cm
  • Lindy Lee, Twining through jade bamboo, 2015, black mild steel and fire, 136 x 118cm
  • Lindy Lee, Enlightenment of the forest, 2015, black mild steel and fire, 180 x 110cm
  • Lindy Lee, The pallour of dust, a well of tears, 2015, black mild steel and fire, 141 x 118cm
  • Lindy Lee, Instants of Unreturning, 2015, bronze, 120cm diameter
  • Lucas Grogan, Formula Painting #1, 2015, ink and acrylic on wood, 60 x 60cm
  • Lucas Grogan, Formula Painting #2, 2015, ink and acrylic on wood, 60 x 60cm
  • Lucas Grogan, Formula Painting #3, 2015, ink and acrylic on wood, 60 x 60cm
  • Lucas Grogan, Formula Painting #4, 2015, ink and acrylic on wood, 60 x 60cm
  • Lucas Grogan, Formula Painting #5, 2015, ink and acrylic on wood, 60 x 60cm
  • Lucas Grogan, Formula Painting #6, 2015, ink and acrylic on wood, 60 x 60cm
  • Penny Byrne, Weapons of Mass Destruction, 2015, edition of 3, porcelain with 24 carat gold gilding, 30 x 93 x 6cm (each)
  • Steve Lopes, Familial Portrait I, 2015, mixed media on paper, 55 x 40cm
  • Steve Lopes, Familial Portrait II, 2015, mixed media on paper, 32 x 27cm
  • Steve Lopes, Familial Portrait III, 2015, mixed media on paper, 55 x 40cm
  • Steve Lopes, Familial Portrait IV, 2015, mixed media on paper, 30 x 18cm
  • Tamara Dean, Emerge, 2015, edition of 8, photograph on archival fibre based cotton rag, 150 x 150cm
  • Tamara Dean, By Feel, 2015, edition of 3, photograph on archival fibre based cotton rag, 150 x 200cm

Antipodean Inquiry

Curated by Owen Craven

23 Jan – 27 March 2016

Featured artists: André Hemer, Anna Kristensen, Brook Andrew, Danie Mellor, Daniel Shipp, David Noonan, Euan Macleod, Joan Ross, Lindy Lee, Lucas Grogan, Penny Byrne, Steve Lopes, Tamara Dean

Yavuz Gallery is pleased to present Antipodean Inquiry, a group exhibition of leading artists from Australia and New Zealand, curated by guest curator Owen Craven. The exhibition will open on 22 January 2016 during Singapore Art Week, and will coincide with Gillman Barracks’ Art After Dark event.

Antipodean Inquiry explores the vast and varied artistic approaches that make up the fabric of contemporary art coming out of Australia and New Zealand. As nations of diverse beauty and extremes, landscape has been central to their art, as a reflection of its looming and defining presence in the Australian and New Zealand psyche. Antipodean Inquiry provides a fresh alternative frame of reference highlighting disparate narratives: nations as a complex, urban, immigrant and sophisticated society.

This ambitious exhibition looks beyond the confines of original perception to present the features that define contemporary Australian and New Zealand art: bold, quality, originality and diversity. Informed by global ideas and interactions, the artists on exhibition make work inspired by their collective, personal journeys in response to their antipodean place in the world. Their artistic practice reflects and embraces their experiences. Always distinct, their idiosyncratic voices confidently expand the global canon of Contemporary Art.

Antipodean Inquiry presents work in a variety of media. Sculptor Penny Byrne presents a politically poignant ceramic work Weapons of Mass Destruction. Photographs by Tamara Dean and Daniel Shipp explore our connection to the natural world. Works on paper feature by Steve Lopes and Joan Ross alongside paintings by Lucas Grogan, André Hemer, Anna Kristensen, and Euan Macleod.

David Noonan works with silkscreen linen collages in which the figurative is superimposed with the abstract to investigate formal qualities of graphic and textual elements of the picture plane; Danie Mellor reflects on the migration and similarities of plant species within tropical environs, and how people and culture also move and respond to environments; Brook Andrew continues his action of twisting historical perception and visual immersion and recalls the debates about imperial conquest through photography; Joan Ross engages humour in her new media video works about colonial history; and Lindy Lee’s personal works on sheet metal give insight to the complexity of Australian multiculturalism, while her flung bronze spherical artwork employs chance and spontaneity as a meditation on nature and life.

Antipodean Inquiry traverses a cross-section of artist practices by artists from varied sets of backgrounds, to present an intriguing and insightful look at Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art.