With the new year comes reflection on performance in 2014 – and we are pleased to announce that RMIT Gallery gets a big tick from arts reviewer Robert Nelson (The Age, SMH) for two of its outstanding exhibitions in 2014. He writes in his yearly round up (Dec 31, 2014) that “The universities performed imaginatively, especially…RMIT with Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo and Experimenta Recharge: the 6th International Biennial of Media Art…”
In his review (23/11/2014), Robert Nelson writes “A beautiful exhibition at RMIT Gallery tells the story of a famous art centre in Western Australia: Warlayirti: the art of Balgo. Curated by Jacqueline Healy, the show hangs together with marvellous aesthetic unity. Suites of majestic works bask in their colour and energy, scaffolded by an underlying history.”
After its successful run at RMIT Gallery from 15 September to 8 November 2014, Warlayirti: the art of Balgo opened to great acclaim at the Araluen Arts Centre in Alice Springs on Friday 28 November, where it will run until 15 February 2015.
Robert Nelson also lavished praise on the poetic qualities of RMIT Gallery’s current exhibition Experimenta Recharge, which asks whether contemporary technologies can transform our view and understanding of the world.
The esteemed arts critic singled out works in the exhibition by Japanese artist Ei Wada, Korinsky (Abel, Carlo and Max) from Germany, the group La Société Anonyme from Paris and Dubai, Brazilian artist Anaisa Franco and indigenous artist Raymond Zada , as having “a poetic relationship with symbols which is often missing in interactive works.”
You can view Experimenta Recharge until Saturday February 21, when RMIT Gallery will be open from 7 pm to 7 am as part of White Night Melbourne. After that the media art exhibition will have a long tour around Australia.
RMIT Gallery has reopened after the Christmas break and is filled with relaxed tourists and locals enjoying the city sights. Our visitor book is brimming with lovely comments about our summer media exhibition Experimenta Recharge 6th International Biennial of Media Art. If you are in Melbourne, come on in – we are open every day except Sunday and until 7 pm on Wednesday nights – so come in a play around with the exhibits.
What the media are saying:
Sydney Morning Herald–30 Dec 2014… Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo and Experimenta Recharge: the 6th International Biennial of Media Art and The Piranesi effect at the University of …
BLOUIN ARTINFO–5 Dec 2014The 6th edition of leading Australian media arts organisation Experimenta’s International Biennial of Media Art, Experimenta“Recharge,” …
The Guardian–25 Nov 2014“With this particular biennal, the title is Recharge,” says Parsons, “and we were very interested in looking at the way artists were using …
ABC Technology and Games–26 Nov 2014The 6th International Biennial of Media Art is opening in Melbourne before a long tour in Australia. Interactive installations, digital art works, …
Sydney Morning Herald–26 Nov 2014… Alice Instance #8 was commissioned by Jonathan Parsons forExperimenta Recharge, the sixth biennial of media art, which opens on Friday.
- Spook Magazine, ‘Future Now: Experimental Media takes over RMIT‘ – Spook, 12 November 2014
- Crikey, ‘Freeplay Celebrates with 12 New Home-Grown Games‘ – Peter Green, 22 October 2014
- Time Out Magazine, ‘Experimenta Recharge‘ – Finn Houlihan, 1 October 2014
- Fluoro, ‘Recharge: Experimenta’s 6th International Biennial of Media Art‘ – 30 Sept, 2014