APT8: Philippines and Vietnam

In 2014, Hamish Sawyer travelled to Vietnam and the Philippines with José Da Silva to meet with artists and learn about the context of their artworks for ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’. Philippines With a population of over 18 million, the Philippine capital of Manila is the nexus of the country’s art…

Highlight: Edwin Roseno ‘Green hypermarket’ series

In the lead up to ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT8) we look back to a work acquired during APT7 by artist Edwin Roseno.  ‘Green hypermarket’ was a gift of the artist, the series a poignant reminder of economic and environmental tensions that are increasingly relevant today in countries of the Asia Pacific…

APT8: United Arab Emirates and West Asia

In 2014 Ellie Buttrose and Simon Wright journeyed to the United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Georgia And Turkey, undertaking research for ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’, which opens this November. Here we continue our series on the research and development behind the Gallery’s flagship exhibition series. West Asia encompasses the countries…

APT8: Malaysia and Indonesia

In 2014, Hamish Sawyer travelled to Malaysia and Indonesia with José Da Silva undertaking research for ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’, which opens this November. Here we continue our series on the research and development behind the Gallery’s flagship exhibition series.   Malaysia is one of the most culturally diverse countries in…

Brook Andrew ‘TIME’ 2012

Brook Andrew is a leading Australian contemporary artist who over the past 20 years has developed an interdisciplinary practice that encompasses photography, printmaking, sculpture, sound and installation. His work has consistently engaged with and elaborated on the potent themes of colonialism and post-colonialism, cultural difference, sexuality, the role of language in determining historical and contemporary…

SaVAge K’lub

Excitement is building around the development of one of the major projects in the Pacific representation of APT8 – the SaVAge K’lub by Rosanna Raymond. A multi-art installation and performance event, Raymond’s APT8 SaVAge K’lub riffs off the late-Nineteenth Century gentlemen’s club of the same name, though placing less emphasis on secret men’s business and more…