WRAP UP: EXPOSED/EXCHANGE talks, discussions and great live music

Well EXPOSED/EXCHANGE is now finished and it was a great success. We had a lot of new faces come through as well as those of you who already knew us. Many artists were shown as part of EXPOSED, both as part of the Head On Photo Festival and as our complimentary exhibition EXCHANGE showcasing new art and artists from South Africa.

As is LOM‘s style, we had an interesting program of events to run alongside EXPOSED/EXCHANGE. As well as a wonderful afternoon of live music from Hein on Saturday June 1 (see a clip of it here on facebook), there was also a great gallery talk and two lively morning tea panel discussions as part of the program. If you were lucky enough to attend, thank so much for your support. We hope you enjoyed yourselves! Thank you also to the speakers who were all so insightful and generous in answering questions from us all and offering up their time, expertise and observations. And if you couldn’t come, don’t worry, we planning on these informed talks and discussions becoming regular feature of exhibition programs at LOM’s gleaming new space called .M Contemporary which opens in August 2013 at 37 Ocean Street, Woollahra. Stay tuned!

For the wrap ups on the talks and discussions, read on…


 

MORNING TEA PANEL DISCUSSIONS

In the Loop: Experts talk on Photography and Video Art
Moshe Rosenzveig – Director, Head On Photo Festival
Karen Kriss – Senior Lecturer, New Media Arts, College of Fine Arts, UNSW
Paul Hopper – Lifestyle and Editorial Photographer
Tara Morelos – Director, Dlux Media Arts

This was a great start to our events program for EXPOSED/EXCHANGE. Attendees were given the chance to hear some of really engaging, knowledgeable people in the creative industry speak about where they see photography and video art in Australia and beyond, moving into the future. Interestingly, the topic of Australia being a rich breeding ground for new digital art came up in this talk as with the VIP Morning Tea later on during the exhibition program. Apparently the rise of popularity in video art in Australia is creating a excellent environment for artists in Australia to explore and develop video art. This is leading to Australia is the fastest growing country for this type of art environment in the world.

Thanks to all our speakers who were fantastic and patient with all our questions and queries. Thanks also to our generous sponsors, Stella Bella Winery, Black & White Waiters and Bacchus Wine Merchants.

 

VIP morning tea
Victoria Carey –  Editor, Vogue Living
Meryl Hare – Principal, Hare & Kein, Interior Designers
Barry Keldoulis – CEO Artfairs Australia & Director, Sydney Contemporary
Jason Mowen – Owner & director, Jason Mowen Decorative Arts

This invitation-only, EXPOSED/EXCHANGE VIP Morning Tea Discussion Panel was with Victoria Carey (Editor, Vogue Living), Meryl Hare (Principal, Hare & Kein), Barry Keldoulis (CEO, Artfairs Australia and Director, Sydney Contemporary) and Jason Mowen (Owner/Director, Jason Mowen Decorative Arts). It was a sell-out and a great success which we’re really happy about.

Everyone who could come along heard a really interesting discussion about the future of art galleries, art collecting and art advising from Victoria, Meryl, Barry and Jason. This highly experience and knowledgeable panel were generous in sharing their insights into how art fairs, the economy, private collecting, self promotion and social media, interior design and decorating are currently affecting each other in an marketplace where galleries are currently closing in many places. The panel discussed how this might pan out in the future and interestingly (and positively for LOM / .M Contemporary which is showing at Sydney Contemporary 13 art fair this year) the increase in art fairs around the world were seen not as taking away from the quality of the art world or the availability of a credible level of art critique. More, they were seen as bringing art to an even wider public, including people who possibly had no time to go to gallery events these days which would hopefully have a knock on effect meaning a future upturn in the desire for galleries again with their expert opinions and specialised settings for art and artists.

Also discussed was the rise of popularity in video art in Australia which is creating a excellent environment for artists in Australia to explore and develop video art. Apparently Australia is the fastest growing country for this type of art environment in the world.

All in all it was a great event with a lot of interest generated for video art in Australia. Again, thanks to all our speakers who gave their time and experience. Thanks also to our generous sponsors, Stella Bella Winery, Black & White Waiters and Bacchus Wine Merchants.


 


GALLERY TALK
Angeline Collings presents Travels Through the Art World: De-Mystifying the Art Market

Angeline Collings

 

Twenty enthusiastic art lovers packed into the Queen Street Gallery on Thursday 13th June for to hear Angeline Collings, founder of Bespoke Art Advisors give a gallery talk entitled Travels through the art world: De-mystifying the art market and analysing how art is controlled and distributed. 

Attendees heard Angeline lift the lid on her twenty years of first-hand and in-depth experience in the international art world. She explained how the matrix of the art market is structured, as well as revealing what actually goes on behind the scenes at the leading international auction houses, contemporary galleries and art fairs. Angeline also covered a wide range of topics, including insights into the anatomy of specific high profile international art auctions, how cultural differences affect the market and what she sees as the current trends and collecting opportunities in the art market.  The session sparked many thoughtful questions and conversation.

Thanks very much Angeline for your engaging and insightful thoughts. And thanks to our generous sponsors, Stella Bella Winery, Black & White Waiters and Bacchus Wine Merchants. Thanks everybody for making the time to come along to hear Angeline talk.

 


And so EXPOSED/EXCHANGE finishes. Thanks to all involved for helping us put on such a great show and program of events. Details on our next show in August ware coming soon. It’s a huge, solo show of work by South Africa artist Lyndi Sales including her large-scale installation piece Phoenix which is beautiful. The exhibition will be at our brand new gallery space .M Contemporary in Woollarhra. We can’t wait to see you there.