Australia’s international and enduring contemporary classical music ensemble Elision, is 30 years old this year and celebrating with an exhibition at RMIT Gallery. Elision: 30 years explores the group’s musical journey from Melbourne church halls to the Paris Opera House, Kings Place London, and the Fomenko Theatre Moscow.
Through films, recordings, press, posters, sketches and drawings, this exhibition celebrates thirty years of contemporary practice and ELISION’s involvement with artists such as theatre directors Barrie Kosky, Michael Kantor, writers Allison Croggon, Beth Yahp, visual and new media artists Justine Cooper, Heri Dono, Judy Watson, Per Inge Bjørlo, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Ensembles Modern and CIKADA, and composers Liza Lim, Brian Ferneyhough, Richard Barrett, Aldo Clementi, Franco Donatoni, John Rodgers, Aaron Cassidy, Dmitri Kourliandski, Turgut Ercetin, Timothy McCormack, Matthew Sergeant, and Luke Paulding amongst others.
Commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, which marked a pivotal moment in the Irish struggle for independence, the contemporary Irish exhibition Radical Actions, curated by Linda Shevlin, explores the after effects of Irish independence and self-governance and features new and existing work by high profile Irish artists Kennedy Browne (Gareth Kennedy & Sarah Browne), Duncan Campbell, Jesse Jones and Seamus Nolan.
Nolan is one of Ireland’s top young artists and his powerful work The 10th President, a political campaign to commemorate victims of institutional abuse, has a new recording using an Australian voice which highlights the global nature of institutional abuse.
This exhibition presents the creative process in the design of this year’s MPavilion and explores the inspirations and processes of making and designing MPavilion 2016.
In addition to samples of materials and modelling sourced from Studio Mumbai, the exhibition includes photography from Australian photographer Nicholas Watt, providing a rare insight into the renowned architect’s process—one that has taken place both in Mumbai and Melbourne with local and international collaboration.
Presented in partnership with RMIT Gallery, Naomi Milgrom Foundation, Confluence: Festival of India and celebrates the forthcoming arrival of MPavilion 2016 to the Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne.
What: Elision: 30 years, Radical Actions, Bijoy Jain Studio Mumbai: Making MPavilion 2016
When: Exhibitions close 5 pm Saturday 22 October 2016
Where: RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne.