BEST of the best

‘I think it’s really important to keep abreast of art practices which are engaging with important social and cultural issues’ – Michael Brennan

Great article in Salt Magazine’s just released Spring Issue about Noosa Regional Gallery Director, Michael Brennan…

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MIT Scientists Made the Blackest Black Ever Invented

Coated with the new super-black, a $2 million diamond has become the gem that absorbs all light.

As you might glean from the smokestacks on the cover, this fall 2019 edition of the artnet Intelligence Report advances a thesis: that over the past 30 years, the art world has evolved into an art industry. Once the modestly sized province of connoisseurs, passion-driven dealers, and hobbyist collectors, the art business today exists as an interconnected global network dominated by multibillion-dollar corporations and swashbuckling, profit-minded investors who care about numbers as much, if not more, than they care about the art itself.

In a remarkable new mashup of art and science, an artist has used the blackest black ever created to make a 16.78-carat yellow diamond completely “disappear.” The result of the intensive 5-year long project called The Redemption of Vanity, the super-black diamond currently sits on view in an unlikely, but—as explained to artnet News—very fitting venue: the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street.

The project is a collaboration between German-born, Boston-based Diemut Strebe, an artist-in-residence at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Center for Art, Science, and Technology, and Brian Wardle, professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT, along with Wardle’s group, necstlab.

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TheG News September 2019

Welcome to the latest monthly edition of TheG News for September. You can also keep up to date with arty news on our News Page and follow us on Insta for new works. We also have our latest monthly online exhibition Unsubscribe Part 2 where Michael “Civa” Ciavarella explores minimalism and abstract expressionism in his new body of works.

We have just returned from our first Affordable Art Fair in Melbourne. The show was an amazing experience and a huge success for both the organisers and The Gallery Eumundi with over 10,500 visitors joining us at the Royal Exhibition Building buying over $1.8m of beautiful art. It was great to catch up with old and many new gallery clients as well as friends and family resulting in strong sales for The Gallery Eumundi. Thank you everyone for your support!!
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artnet Intelligence Report Fall 2019

From a breakdown of the African contemporary art market to an in-depth look at how the art market has changed over 30 years, here are the highlights.

As you might glean from the smokestacks on the cover, this fall 2019 edition of the artnet Intelligence Report advances a thesis: that over the past 30 years, the art world has evolved into an art industry. Once the modestly sized province of connoisseurs, passion-driven dealers, and hobbyist collectors, the art business today exists as an interconnected global network dominated by multibillion-dollar corporations and swashbuckling, profit-minded investors who care about numbers as much, if not more, than they care about the art itself.

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Online Exhibition: Unsubscribed Part 2 by Michael Ciavarella

Michael Ciavarella is a ceramic artist, art teacher, cultural ambassador and entrepreneur.  As curator and director of The Matchbox Show, he creates a platform for artists and ceramic enthusiasts alike to come together from all around the world. Michael is an advocate for cultural understanding through art and communicates such meaning in his artwork. His concepts incorporate national heritage and identity.  As an art teacher he broadens students minds technically and theoretically.  Creating a practical and professional environment for which emerging artists can elaborate on.

His latest works in Unsubscribe Part 2 explore identity and visual silence through abstract expressionism.  A chance for reflection and reprieve in an over stimulated world. A collection of minimal paintings, all give a glimpse into the stillness of Michael’s mind. Opposite to life’s hectic adventures, Michael finds solace and therapy in minimisation and his painting process. A conscious silence, art making forces him into simplicity.

“My art is a way to minimise my life, although simplicity is scary sometimes”
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