Bonita Ely

 

DOCUMENTA 14: BONITA ELY, DALE HARDING, AND GORDON HOOKEY

Posted 08/06/2017

The work of Bonita Ely, Dale Harding, and Gordon Hookey features as part of the fourteenth edition of Documenta, which opens across various venues in Kassel, Germany this Saturday 10 June.

BONITA ELY, DALE HARDING, GORDON HOOKEY: Documenta 14

Posted 18/04/2017

Work by Bonita Ely, Dale Harding and Gordon Hookey features as part of Documenta 14 in Athens. For Documenta 14, participating artists were invited to think and produce within the context of the emerging dynamic relationship between Kassel and Athens and to develop a work for each of the two locations.

RED GREEN BLUE: A HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN VIDEO ART, GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

Posted 01/04/2017

Curated by Matthew Perkins the three part exhibition 'Red Green Blue: A History of Australian Video Art' being held at Griffith University Art Gallery will run from Thursday 30 March to Saturday 8 July. Its three 'episodes' map a thematic history of video art in Australia from the 1970s until the present. Episode one 'Red: Everything is Political' runs until Saturday 29 April and includes artists Peter Kennedy, Bonita Ely and Kate Beynon.

THE DUST NEVER SETTLES: UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND ART MUSEUM, ST. LUCIA

Posted 28/03/2017

'The Dust Never Settles' is a group exhibition at The University of Queensland Art Museum that draws on its collection to explore works by contemporary artists who probe at cultural, environmental and psychological histories that remain unresolved. The exhibition includes work by Khadim Ali, Richard Bell & Emory Douglas, Gordon Bennett, Bonita Ely, Dale Harding, Raquel Ormella, Luke Roberts and Judy Watson and runs from Wednesday 12 April to Sunday 30 July.

Bonita Ely: Ku-ring-gai pH - Art + Science, Manly Gallery

Posted 09/12/2016

A recent collaboration between Bonita Ely and scientist Karen Privat will be on display at Manly Gallery as part of 'Ku-ring-gai pH - Art + Science'. Opening tonight at 6pm, the exhibition features a series of collaborative installations inspired by Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, NSW that highlights connections between the two fields. Read more.

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Bonita Ely - War: A Playground Perspective at the Newington Armory Gallery

Posted 02/06/2016

War – A Playground Perspective is a major new exhibition presented within the historic Newington Armory exploring the human propensity for violent conflict and war as seen from the perspective of 28 leading Australian artists.    

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BONITA ELY, GORDON HOOKEY AND TOM NICHOLSON: FRONTIER IMAGINARIES, IMA and QUT Art Museum

Posted 28/04/2016

Bontia Ely, Gordon Hookey and Tom Nicholson feature as part of the exhibition Frontier Imaginaries, curated by Vivian Ziherl. Frontier Imaginaries will be showcased in two parts across two sites: 'No Longer at Ease; at the Institute of Modern Art and 'The Life of Lines' at QUT Art Museum. Opening events begin Saturday 14 May 3.30pm at QUT Art Museum and conclude 8pm at the IMA. For further information click here.

BONITA ELY: 10TH PALIMPSEST BIENNALE, MILDURA ARTS CENTRE

Posted 08/10/2015

Work by Bontia Ely is currently on display at the Rio Vista, heritage residence adjacent to Mildura Arts Centre as part of the 10th Palimpsest Biennale. The exhibition runs until 8 Novemeber 2015.

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SAM CRANSTOUN, LUCY GRIGGS & BONITA ELY: GUARDING THE HOME FRONT, CASULA POWERHOUSE

Posted 24/02/2015

The work of Sam Cranstoun, Lucy Griggs & Bonita Ely feature in 'Guarding the Home Front', a group exhibition curated by Vi Girgis exploring themes relating to military conflict and the impact of war on those who remain at home during conflict. The exhibition opens 20 March and runs until 17 May 2015 at Casula Powerhouse, Casula, NSW. Read more. 

BONITA ELY: NOW THE HEART IS FILLED WITH GOLD AS IF IT WERE A PURSE, ARTS PROJECT AUSTRALIA

Posted 18/10/2014

Taking its title from Tears of Rage, a song by Bob Dylan and The Band, 'now the heart is filled with gold as if it were a purse' is an exhibition at Arts Project Australia curated by Glenn Barkley. The exhibition includes work by Bonita Ely, including her 1982 work A Mother Shows Her Daughter to the Universe (outer space). Touching upon themes of love, romance and family, the exhibition runs until 28 November 2014.

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ARTSPACE On Return and What Remains

Posted 05/08/2014

Curated by Mark Feary, ARTSPACE presents a group exhibition focusing on the challenges and difficulites faced by those impacted by global conflicts. Including the work of Khadim Ali and Bonita Ely, On Return and What Remains opens 21 August and runs until 12 October.

http://artspace.org.au/gallery_project.php?i=193

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BONITA ELY: DAVID ROBERTS ART FOUNDATION, LONDON

Posted 19/06/2014

Continuing their ongoing Curators' Series, the David Roberts Art Foundation (London) presents 'A Special Arrow Was Shot In The Neck', an exhibition curated by Vivian Ziherl (b. 1982, Australia) and Natasha Ginwala (b. 1985, India). The exhibition features the work of Bonita Ely and runs until 2 August. 

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GERTRUDE CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE

Posted 21/05/2014

CONFLICT: CONTEMPORARY RESPONSES TO WAR, UQ ART MUSEUM

Posted 09/05/2014

Bonita Ely: Landings

Posted 25/05/2013

Bonita Ely is included in the research exhibition Landings at the Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam. The exhibition runs 25 May - 18 August. An essay accompanying the exhibition has been published in e-flux journal #45, read it here.

More information: http://www.wdw.nl/event/landings/

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Negotiating this world: Contemporary Australian Art

Posted 15/11/2012

A number of artists are featured in Negotiating this world: Contemporary Australian Art at the National Gallery of Victoria. The exhibition runs 28 September 2012 - 25 February 2013.

The accompanying catalogue: 101 Contemporary Australian Artists features the work of Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell, Vivienne Binns, Eugene Carchesio, Jon Cattapan, Aleks Danko, Bonita Ely, Tim Johnson, Peter Kennedy, Tom Nicholson, Rosslynd Piggott, and Gareth Sansom. 

Volume One: MCA Collection

Posted 04/04/2012

Currently showing at the MCA, Volume One: MCA Collection reflects upon the breadth of Australian contemporary art over the past 20 years and includes work by Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell, Gordon Bennett, Ian Burn, Aleks Danko, Bonita Ely, Lousie Hearman, Tim Johnson, Gareth Sansom and Gemma Smith. For more information: http://www.mca.com.au/mca-collection/volume-one-mca-collection/

Bonita Ely: A Different Temporality @ MUMA

Posted 05/10/2011

Work by Bonita Ely will be on display at the Monash University Museum of Art later this month, as part of an historical exhibition of feminist art. A Different Temporality brings together feminist approaches to temporality in the visual arts, with a focus on late 1970s and early 1980s Australia. The exhibition is presented in association with the Melbourne Festival, and will be accompanied by a full colour publication, with an essay by the exhibition's curator, Dr. Kyla McFarlane. 13 October - 17 December, 2011.

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Bonita Ely, Tim Johnson & Stuart Ringholt: Tell Me Tell Me

Posted 01/06/2011

Works by Bonita Ely, Tim Johnson and Stuart Ringholt are featured in an exhibition of Australian and Korean art at the National Art School, Sydney. Curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art's Glenn Barkley, and the National Museum of Contemporay Art, Seoul's, Inhye Kim,  Tell Me Tell Me highlights the historical and ongoing connections between Australian and Korean art and showcases works from the collections of both museums. 17 June - 24 August, 2011. http://www.mca.com.au/default.asp?page_id=10&content_id=8193

BONITA ELY: Three Rivers

Posted 14/04/2011

A survey exhibition of work by Bonita Ely has recently opened at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide. Three Rivers considers Ely's long running engagement with environmental concerns, from the effects of mining, the consequences of dams, the ecological degradation of the Murray River and Murray Darling Basin, right up to this year's floods. Bonita Ely: Three Rivers, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, 8 April - 7 May, 2011.http://www.aeaf.org.au/exhibitions/11_ely.html

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Art & Australia

Posted 01/09/2010

Bonita Ely and Raquel's Ormella's work is discussed in two essays published in the latest Art & Australia magazine. In 'Bonita Ely's art of ecology', Nicholas Croggan considers Ely's ongoing interest in environmental concerns, while Bec Dean writes about several recent projects by Raquel Ormella in 'Raquel Ormella and Andrea Bowers: Life in the balance'. Art & Australia, volume 48, number 1, 2010. 

(to) give time to time

Posted 19/08/2010

Works by Eugene Carchesio, Damiano Bertoli, Bonita Ely,  Raquel Ormella and Sandra Selig are included in the upcoming exhibition (to) give time to time, organised by the Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide. (to) give time to time will consider ephemeral art practices, both past and present, in Australian art. The project and accompanying symposium will be staged across various sites in Adelaide and Mildura in August and September.  For more information: http://aeaf.org.au/exhibitions/10_tgttt.html

The River Project

Posted 19/08/2010

Bonita Ely will be exhibiting work as part of The River Project at Campbelltown Arts Centre, opening later this month. The River Project considers the Upper Georges River that runs through South West Sydney within the larger context of river systems of Asia and the Pacific by bringing together artists from within Australia and the region whose work explores river systems. The River Project, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, 27 August - 24 October, 2010. http://www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/default.asp?iNavCatID=491&iSubCatID=3584

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In the Balance: Art for a changing world

Posted 09/07/2010

Bonita Ely and Raquel Ormella will exhibit work in an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. In the balance: art for a changing world features work by Australian and international artists that respond to ecological concerns.