In Cahoots: Artists Collaborate Across Country

Posted on November 18, 2017

includes Tony Albert with Warakurna Artists
Curated by Erin Coates
Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth | Until 28 January 2018

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Tony Albert hosts Colour Theory | Season 3

Posted on September 29, 2017

3 Oct, 8pm on NITV and SBS Demand

The Hand You’re Dealt | School Holiday Workshops with Tony Albert

Posted on September 22, 2017

The Clothing Store, Carriageworks, Sydney

Participants are invited to join the Clothing Store artist in residence for a special workshop exploring his practice through hands-on activities. Construct vintage playing card sculptures and create a self-portrait using stickers collected throughout Tony Albert’s career.

Tony Albert & Timoteus Anggawan Kusno at Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore

Posted on February 21, 2017

Tony Albert & Timoteus Anggawan Kusno
Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore
5 Lock Road, #01-06
Gillman Barracks
25 February – 26 March 2017

On the morning of Sunday 23 January 2011, a farmer in Yogyakarta discovers a crop circle in his rice paddies. Local Air Force launches an aerial investigation, photographing the 70m diameter geometric pattern from a helicopter. The resulting press release concludes the crop circle was imprinted by a UFO from the height of 1000 feet and from a number of different angles.

In Tony Albert & Timoteus Anggawan Kusno, Tony Albert presents a new series of work titled Crop Circles of Yogya, developed during his residency at the Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta (supported by Asialink). Albert appropriates farmer’s conical hats into wearable UFOs, takes portraits of Yogyakarta locals wearing the objects, and then highly embellishes the subsequent photographic prints with stickers of widely recognisable pop culture symbolism. Notions of otherness – the ‘Alien’ – are subverted through the saturation of Western iconography adorning these images. Exploring how developing countries engage with the Western world, and vice versa, Albert interrogates imagined and constructed understandings of otherness. Situating himself as a visitor, Albert engages local tradition, personal narrative, and collectively relatable symbolism, to ask – who is the Alien here?

Young & Free | An Australian Discourse

Posted on February 4, 2017

TONY ALBERT
Young & Free | An Australian Discourse
Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Zingel Place, Bega
10 February – 18 March 2017

Leading Australian artists Abdul Abdullah, Joan Ross, Liam Benson and Sullivan+Strumpf artists Alex Seton and Tony Albert deliver works from their recent history that expose, play with and question broad contentious contemporary themes of Australian culture.

Young & Free showcases artists whose work discusses ideas of colonialism, nationalism, and hot button issues around immigration policy, patriotism, Indigenous affairs and gender identity.

2017 at Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney

Posted on January 27, 2017

2017
Group Show
Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney
27 January – 18 February 2017

Kerjasama #3: TONY ALBERT + TIMOTEUS ANGGAWAN KUSNO

Posted on October 18, 2016

TONY ALBERT + TIMOTEUS ANGGAWAN KUSNO
Kerjasama #3
Cemeti Art House
D.I. Panjaitan 41, Yogyakarta
15 October – 1 November 2016

Kerjasama, or ‘Collaborate’, is a reciprocal visual arts residency between Australian artist Tony Albert and Indonesian artist Timoteus Anggawan Kusno. Kerjasama #3 is the third phase of the residency program, where both artists bring together their collaborative works for a final presentation and an artists’ talk on 20 September 2016.

2016 Archibald Prize

Posted on October 15, 2016

TONY ALBERT
Finalist
2016 Archibald Prize
Art Gallery of NSW
16 July – 9 October 2016

Tony Albert awarded the 2016 Fleurieu Art Prize

Posted on October 15, 2016

TONY ALBERT
WINNER
2016 FLEURIEU ART PRIZE
Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art
3 June – 29 July 2016

Tony Albert has been awarded the world’s richest landscape art prize, The Fleurieu Art Prize, for his work The Hand You’re Dealt.

Tony Albert’s winning work The Hand You’re Dealt is a wall piece comprised of a suite of vintage playing cards, whose placement weaves references to Western popular culture and Australian Aboriginal culture. These intricate pieces which comprise the overall installation are superbly crafted by Albert through cutting, collage and construction techniques, work to displace traditional Australian Aboriginal aesthetics and accepted national stereotypes. This seamless blend of the kitsch and classic speaks in a contemporary voice about the Australian landscape.

33rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award

Posted on October 15, 2016

TONY ALBERT
Finalist
33rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award

Tony Albert is one of 75 artists selected as finalists for the country’s most prestigious national Indigenous Art Award.

The 33rd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award marks the 25th year of the relationship between Telstra and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT). The award was founded by MAGNT in 1984, and remains Australia’s first, most prestigious and longest-running award dedicated to Indigenous art and artists.

The exhibition will be on view from 6 August – 30 October 2016 at the Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory, Darwin.