Narelle Autio – News
NARELLE AUTIO in LIFE AQUATIC
9 December 2016 – 26 February 2017
Monash Gallery of Art, VIC
This exhibition features the work of three contemporary photographers who plunge the viewer into underwater landscapes. In different ways, each artists asks us to sink below the horizon of our upright, civilised lives and to immerse ourselves in planet WATER.
NARELLE AUTIO in APOLOGIES TO ROAD KILL: LIFE AND DEATH IN CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN ART
27 January – 1 April 2017
Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, NT
Apologies to Roadkill: life and death in contemporary Australian art outlines vulnerability, mortality and the cyclical nature of life in works by 11 Australian artists from across the country.
BASIL SELLERS ART PRIZE
Ian Potter Museum of Art, VIC
Congratulations to Narelle Autio & Trent Parke, finalists in this year’s prestigious Basil Sellers Art Prize. The $100,000 prize engages with the theme of sporting culture in Australia.
NARELLE AUTIO finalist FLEURIEU ART PRIZE
3 June – 29 July 2016
STILLS is delighted to congratulate Narelle Autio who is a finalist in the prestigious Fleurieu Art Prize. This is the richest landscape art prize in the world, valued at $65,000.
NARELLE AUTIO: WATER HOLE EXHIBITION at GLASSHOUSE REGIONAL GALLERY
20 November 2015 - 31 January 2016
Glasshouse Regional Gallery, NSW
Water hole celebrates the otherworldly beauty of the dark waters Autio encountered whilst travelling through parts of Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia. Autio’s images brings a painterly photographic wonderland filled with wonder and magic from below.
NARELLE AUTIO in 'ELEMENTAL'
31 May – 6 September 2015
McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery, VIC
'Elemental' explores the patterns, forces and systems of nature, and humanity's impact upon these. The works in this show draw inspiration from and represent the natural world in contemplative, confronting and insightful ways.
An exhibition of photography by NARELLE AUTIO
24 April – 9 May 2015
Adelaide Perry Gallery, NSW
NARELLE AUTIO THE SUMMER OF US
12 November 2014 – 15 January 2015
Australian Embassy, Paris, France
Narelle Autio’s series The Summer of Us (2009) has taken over the Australian Embassy in Paris for the holiday period. This epic installation comprises of over 100 photographs taken of objects found on Autio’s morning walk along her local South Australian beaches.View Portfolio
NARELLE AUTIO THE SUMMER OF US
15 September 2014 – 24 January 2015
Bibliothèque départementale des Bouches-du-Rhône, Marseille France
This exhibition presents work from three of Narelle Autio’s best known series; Watercolous, The place in between and The Summer of Us. Each of these series investigates the powerful link existing between the Australians and the coastline, far from known or imagined clichés of this relationship.
NARELLE AUTIO finalist 2014 BASIL SELLERS ART PRIZE
22 July – 26 October 2014
Ian Potter Museum of Art, VIC
STILLS is delighted to congratulate Narelle Autio who is a finalist in the prestigious 2014 Basil Sellers Art Prize, which brings together art and sport. It continues to attract Australia’s finest and most accomplished contemporary artists working across a variety of mediums. An exhibition of the 16 finalists work will be on display at the Ian Potter Museum of Art.
TRENT PARKE & NARELLE AUTIO in ‘HOLIDAY & MEMORY’
16 November 2013 – 23 February 2014
Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW
This exhibition investigates the annual holiday experience of mid-twentieth century Australia. Memories of fun in the sun, surf and bush retreats are accompanied by recollections of dark nights, caravans, winding roads and cries of ‘are we there yet’, dripping ice creams, flies and Aerogard; all typifying that beloved long, hot Australian summer. Two works from Trent Parke’s seminal series Minutes to Midnight (2004) will be included in this exhibition, shot during a two year odyssey around Australia. Narelle Autio will be represented by two works from her 2012 series Water hole which celebrates the otherworldly beauty of the dark waters she encountered whilst travelling through parts of Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia.
NARELLE AUTIO, PAT BRASSINGTON, ANNE FERRAN, PETRINA HICKS, MARK KIMBER & TRENT PARKE in 'UNDER MY SKIN: CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE PAT CORRIGAN COLLECTION'
4 October – 24 November 2013
Rockhampton Art Gallery, QLD
Under my skin presents a collection of photographs by contemporary Australian artists that challenge a long-held perception in Australian culture that the suburbs represent mediocrity and a bland life devoid of spontaneity. This exhibitions brings together artists who recognise the suburb as a complex site of memories, dreams, the melancholic and the beautiful. Under my skin is drawn from the collection of Pat Corrigan AM, a generous supporter of contemporary Australian art.
NARELLE AUTIO, PAT BRASSINGTON, ANNE FERRAN, PETRINA HICKS & JUSTINE VARGA finalists '2013 WILLIAM AND WINIFRED BOWNESS PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE'
4 October – 3 November 2013
Monash Gallery of Art, VIC
Congratulations to Narelle Autio, Pat Brassington, Anne Ferran, Petrina Hicks and Justine Varga who have been selected as finalists in this years Bowness Photography Prize.
Established in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, this annual non-acquisitive prize is amongst Australia's more important and coveted photography awards.
This year’s eminent judging panel, artist Brook Andrew, AGNSW Senior Curator of Photographs, Judy Annear and MGA Gallery Director Shaune Lakin have selected 46 photographs from 562 entrants.
Narelle Autio will be represented by her mysterious and shadowy underwater landscape Untitled #5 from the series Water hole, 2012. Pat Brassington has been selected for her work Shadow Boxer from the series Quill, 2013. Anne Ferran's striking image of performers creating movement and energy using lengths of fabric, Pale-headed flycatcher from Box of Birds, 2013 is included in the finalists. Petrina Hicks is represented by new work Enigma, from The Shadows, 2013 combining her heightened technical skill and elegant composition with unsettling ambiguity; as well as Justine Varga's beautifully minimalist works Moving out #2 / Moving out #4 from the series Moving out, 2012.
NARELLE AUTIO in 'DRAWN TO WATER: A FLOATING PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION'
1 August – 31 August 2013
East River Ferry, New York City
‘Drawn to Water: A Floating Photographic Exhibition’ brings series of photographic exhibitions curated around depictions and explorations of water themes to the East River Ferry’s that transit along New York City’s magnificent East River waterway. This creative initiative invites passengers to contemplate our relationship to water in a world connected, dominated and defined by water.
On view aboard the East River Ferry vessels this month is Narelle Autio’s iconic body of work Watercolours. While very much about the way Australians interact with their coastlines, one beauty of Autio’s work is its ability to speak to so many people about their own experience of being coastal dwellers.
NARELLE AUTIO, TRENT PARKE & WILLIAM YANG in PHOTOFILE
The Australian Centre for Photography’s recently relaunched magazine Photofile features Narelle Autio’s new work Simpson Desert on the cover this month. The current issue features profiles on the latest series from Trent Parke and Narelle Autio, To The Sea, as well as William Yang.
NARELLE AUTIO, THE SUMMER OF US
15 December 2012 - 3 February 2013
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD
As summer begins and the water warms it’s only natural to be drawn to the shore, but as Narelle Autio’s series The Summer of Us demonstrates its not only natural things that we’ll find. Autio scoured the beaches of South Australia for the remnants of long hot leisurely days and documented her finds with large format camera. Nearly 200 images later, the vast and varied array of objects, from discarded underpants to delicate and ghostly animal skeletons, say as much about Australian life as the natural world, and its sandy, sea weedy, barnacly ability to have the last say.
NARELLE AUTIO & TRENT PARKE FEATURED IN 'DEEP SPACE' NEW ACQUISITIONS
Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000
Until 15 July 2012
Narelle Autio and Trent Parke feature in Deep Space. An exhibition that showcases the Art Gallery of South Australia's acquisitions over the last two years. The exhibition explores works that respond to the external materiality of everyday, as well as the inner realm of emotion.
In Autio's series The Summer of Us, we see a continuation of her interest in the ocean and the beach. The series explores the natural and man-made remnants of long Summer days; an abandoned pink thong, or a lost goggle. Through large format film, Autio documents her finds, treating each with great attention to detail. Her collection of images introduces us to a lovely continuum existing between manufactured and natural, between ocean and land.
Also featured is Parke's work from Minutes to Midnight. This series started as a monumental journey of 90,000km over a two year period. Minutes to Midnight is a recored of the journey both physically and mentally. The result is a dark documentary narrative that is imaginative and intriguing.
NARELLE AUTIO THE PLACE IN BETWEEN EXHIBITED AT LAKE MACQUARIE CITY ART GALLERY, NSW
Where there is water...
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW
9 December 2011 until 5 February 2012
Narelle Autio’s body of work The Place In Between from 2007 will be exhibited as part of an exhibition exploring the complex dualities of water. Where there is water, there is life but water also has the potential to take life as these artists depict. With its endless aesthetic range, the slippery nature of water remains a potent and enchanting subject for artists.
NARELLE AUTIO: EXHIBITED AT LAKE MACQUARIE CITY ART GALLERY
9 December 2011 - 5 February 2012
Narelle Autio’s Siren V from her series The Place in Between, will be exhibited at the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery as part of a group exhibition exploring the theme of water and its complex dualities.
NARELLE AUTIO: DEEP WATER, NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA
NGV - Photography - Level 3
2 April - 11 September 2011
Narelle Autio's Untitled #16 from the acclaimed series The Seventh Wave is currently on exhibition in Deep Water at the National Gallery of Victoria. Since the nineteenth century, water and its environs have presented an endlessly fascinating subject for photographers. Deep Water is drawn from the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria and has been divided into that of freshwater and saltwater. The exhibition includes photographs of Antarctica, seascapes and coastal scenes, inland water ways and rivers, and images of swimming and bathing. The Seventh Wave, a collaboration between Autio and Trent Parke, celebrates the power of the ocean and reconfirms our need to both return to it and respect it.
NARELLE AUTIO: 30 to Collect
Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
22 February - 5 March, 2011
In support of the recent events in Queensland, Arthouse Gallery have collated 30 artists who are deemed as most collectable in support of the Queensland Disaster Relief. Di and Ali Yeldham will open the exhibition with actor & author Rhys Muldoon. Narelle Autio has donated a work from The Summer of Us series, Green Bottle, 2009. All sale proceeds will be donated to the relief fund for the rebuilding of flood-affected areas.
SYDNEY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL ARTS PROGRAM, RANDWICK
9 December - 28 January 2011
Sydney Children’s Hospital will be exhibiting the works of Narelle Autio & Polixeni Papapetrou. Works featured will include that of Autio’s Summer of Us & Watercolours series and works from Polixeni’s Between Worlds series. The exhibition will be opened by the NSW Minister for Health The Hon. Carmel Tebbutt and will be located in the hospital’s artspace one, located on level one.
NARELLE AUTIO & POLIXENI PAPAPETROU: HIJACKED 2 - Germany/Australia
Australian Centre of Photography
11 June - 17 July 2010
Curated by Mark McPherson (Australia) and Ute Noll (Germany) the ACP presents a collaboration of works by 32 contemporary photographers exploring the socio-cultural landscapes of Germany and Australia. The work of Narelle Autio and Polixeni Papapetrou will feature in the exhibition, which focuses on the young, the boundary-riding and the fringe-dwelling. Following the success of Hijacked 1 (2008), Hijacked 2 - Germany/Australia will be sure not to disappoint.
NARELLE AUTIO: ART OUT OF WATER
Lismore Regional Gallery
19 February - 17 April 2010
Two images from Narelle Autio's series on the Murray Cod feature in this exhibition that explores representations of fish in art. Looking back over the last century, this show offers a divers range of images that present fish in many ways including as food, still life and ceremony.
TRENT PARKE & NARELLE AUTIO
Adelaide Perry Art Gallery, NSW
30 April - 14 May 2010
A selection of silver gelatin prints from the Autio/Parke collaborative series The Seventh Wave and from Parke’s Dream Life & Beyond and Minutes to Midnight, will be exhibited at the Adelaide Perry Art Gallery in the Croydon Centre for Art, Design and Technology alongside student work inspired by these photographers’ practices.
ART MONTH: COLLECTING PHOTOGRAPHY TALK
Saturday 6 March 3pm 2010
As part of Art Month, a new month-long festival that celebrates Sydney's thriving visual arts scene, Stills Gallery are hosting an informal floor talk on collecting photography.
AU FÉMININ, WOMEN PHOTOGRAHING WOMEN, 1849-2009
Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian
51 Avenue d'léna
75116 Paris France
24 June - 29 September 2009
A work from Narelle Autio's series The Place In Between is currently featured in Au Féminin, Women Photographing Women, 1849-2009. The show brings together the work of more than 100 women photographs from five continents including Dora Maar, Leni Riefenstahl, Sarah Mon, Anne Brigman and Tina Modotti and embraces the history of photograph in all its genres.
Au Féminin is intended as an exhibition of wonderful photography, and not as political essay. Nevertheless, it cannot help but contribute to our understanding and appreciated of these extraordinary women, and their vision. All this - and curated by a Portugese man, Jorge Calado.
THE BLACK SNAPPER
The Black Snapper presents young photography talent from all over the world
It went live on August 1st 2009 and is working with guest curators such as Abbas of Magnum Photos, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan, International Photo Festival Bangladesh, Centro de la Imagen in Peru and The New York Times Magazine. In the Netherlands, guest curators include nrc.next, Vrij Nederland magazine and Canvas International Art. Each day The Black Snapper presents a different photographer selected by one of the many guest curators, who switch places on a weekly basis. Visitors of the online magazine can expect to see a new series of some eight to twenty photos each day.
For one week from August 8, the site will feature Australian photographers selected by Froukje Holtrop, who is the curator for Australian art at Canvas International Art. Her selection includes portfolios by Stills artists Trent Parke and Narelle Autio.
Australian Centre for Photography
257 Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW
28 August - 10 October 2009
"The Antipodes was a world of reversals, the dark subconscious of Britain. It was, for all intents and purposes, Gothic par excellence, the dungeon of the world." G. Turcotte, Australian Gothic 1998
Since colonial settlement the Australian landscape has been depicted by artist and writers as a haunted wilderness. The 'dark continent' at the end of the world was a blank page onto which Europe could project their gothic fantasies.
Narelle Autio is one of ten Australian artists who explore the exquisite strangeness of the Australian landscape. While many of these images have been created around Australia's inland waterways, The Lake also serves as a metaphor for places that are at once seductive and dangerous, on whose mirrored surfaces our dark desires are reflected back at us. Autio will be exhibiting works from the series The Place in between, 2007, which captures bodies as they plunge into an abyss of dark water.
NARELLE AUTIO: YARRA'S EDGE BILLBOARD PROJECT
Mirvac Yarra's Edge Development
Southern Bank Yarra River, Melbourne
April 2009 - April 2010
As part of the Mirvac Urban Art Program, Narelle Autio's image Untitled #15 from the Not of This Earth series, has been transformed in scale to appear on a vast billboard within Melbourne's newly developed Docklands. This photograph was originally shot in from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, observing with a bird's eye view people at leisure in the parklands below.