SITUATE / 27 June to 24 July 2016
Beth Harland studied at The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, and Royal College of Art, London and completed a practice-based PhD at the University of Southampton. She is Professor of Fine Art and Director of Insight at Lancaster University. She is associate editor of the Journal of Contemporary Painting.
Thursday 30 June 12.30PM
RMIT Gossard Space, RMIT Building 49, Level 3
67 Franklin Street, Melbourne
Impermanent Durations: On Painting and Time - Beth Harland, David Thomas, Ian Woo
Impermanent Durations is a collaborative project presenting works and contributions by three artists and academics specializing in contemporary painting: Beth Harland, Professor, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University; David Thomas, Professor, School of Art, RMIT University; and Ian Woo, Programme Leader, MA Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts.
A series of three exhibitions will explore temporality through painting informed by the specific cultural realities of the three artists in Singapore, Australia and the UK. The exchange will also be published in a special issue of the Journal of Contemporary Painting, a peer-reviewed journal focusing on expanded notions and current debates in contemporary painting.
Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, Singapore
Opening date: Fri 17 June 6.30 pm
Exhibition period: 18 June – 24 July 2016
Symposium discussion with the artists: Sat 18 June, 2016
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne
Exhibition period: 29 July – 21 August
Symposium discussion with the artists: August 2016
Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster, UK
Period: November 2017
Symposium discussion proposed close to the opening of the show.
Harland's research interests include: pictorial modes of address; painting and digital imaging; notions of temporality in art. Recent projects include: painting/tableau/stage, Urban Space, Columbus, Ohio (exhibition, symposium); Behind The Eyes; Making Pictures, Gallery North, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (exhibition, symposium and book); The Seven Billionth Citizen (international video collaboration, exhibition and book), exhibited in Egypt, UK and Brazil. Current research includes Modes of Address in Pictorial Art, a collaboration with the Centre for Visual Cognition, University of Southampton, for which she is principal investigator: first paper published in Leonardo, 2013. In 2015 she co-edited Painting: Critical and Primary Sources, a four volume set published by Bloomsbury.