8 Easey Pieces

8 Easey Pieces is the inaugurating group exhibition at FUTURES, a new contemporary art gallery about to set sail in Collingwood with co-directors Steven Stewart and Zara Sigglekow at the helm. The work of mine in the exhibition, and pictured in the Art Guide ad above, is Shared Background: Family Portrait in Naples (Yellow), 2020.… Continue reading 8 Easey Pieces

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Space Practising Tools

Thank you Margaret Roberts for purchasing Space Practising Tools. Margaret Roberts is a wonderful artist. Just a note: The two bookends in the book, itself, are the image of Donald Judd’s in acknowledgements at the front, and Space Practising Tools Number 5. This parenthesis holds the remaining Space Practising Tools.

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Space Practising Tools Book Launch

Space Practising Tools by Gail Hastingswith an Introduction by Jon Roffe will be launched 12:30 pm, Sat 27 March 2021Craft Victoria Book a free seat here As part of the NGV Art Book Fair ABOUT BOOK

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National Assistance Program for the Arts

Space Practising Tools - Gail Hastings
Space Practising Tools - Gail Hastings

Biggest thanks to the National Assistance Program for the Arts for the one-off payment I received in May. I spent lockdown writing in-depth applications for assistance from federal, state, local and subscriber arts agencies, to be continually rejected one after the other. At one stage I submitted my name, only — frustrated by the time,… Continue reading National Assistance Program for the Arts

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The Power of Inclusion in Donald Judd’s Art

The Power of Inclusion in Donald Judd’s Art by Gail Hastings
The Power of Inclusion in Donald Judd’s Art by Gail Hastings

Art Journal, College Art Association, New York, Vol. 77, no. 3 Fall 2018 The Power of Inclusion in Donald Judd’s Art: Observations by an Artist, Gail Hastings, pp. 48-62. Artist’s Project: Space Practising Tools, Gail Hastings, pp. 63-75. Gail Hastings notes that sometimes artworks seem to be reticent teachers, “muttering a lesson,” which we have… Continue reading The Power of Inclusion in Donald Judd’s Art

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Art Journal’s Fall Issue out soon

Art Journal Vol. 77, no. 3 Fall 2018
Sarah Hamill Surface Matters: Erin Shirreff ’s Videos and the Photography of Sculpture
Mara Pogolvsky Ezcurra Beyond Evil: Politics, Ethics, and Religion in León Ferrari’s Illustrated Nunca más

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Winner of this years Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize

Gail Hastings and Adrian McDonald awarded 2018 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize The judges for this year’s Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize – Natasha Bullock (MCA Senior Curator), Judith Blackall (NAS Gallery Curator), Mark Harpley (Visual Arts Coordinator, Redlands School) and Fabian Byrne (Visual Arts Teacher, Redlands School) – announced the award at the opening… Continue reading Winner of this years Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize

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2018 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize at the National Art School Gallery

The prize exhibition will be held at the National Art School Gallery in Sydney from 15 March until 12 May 2018. Nike Savvas writes, ‘I have selected artists whose practices evidence discriminating, uncompromising and highly individualist approaches to art making. In a cultural climate beset by hype, hits, corporatisation and swinging social agency, the next iteration… Continue reading 2018 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize at the National Art School Gallery

Best Artist Book – AAANZ Prize 2017

Judges of the Best Artist Book for the AAANZ Prize, 2017 — Martyn Jolly and Christopher LG Hill — write that this ‘publication pushes the format of Artist book the most, and is engaged with its format. As one of the few projects not heavily engaged with research as a format, it is important. It… Continue reading Best Artist Book – AAANZ Prize 2017

Architecture Bulletin – The room issue

Architecture Bulletin - The Room
Architecture Bulletin - The Room

Gail Hastings‘ page 28 from ‘Encyclopaedia of Time in Art: pp. 28–30’ graces the cover of the upcoming Architecture Bulletin – The room issue, Autumn 2017, available in mid-March. Download the issue, here.

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A new website for Gail Hastings’ studio is now up and running.

Previous pages and information may be missing as data is still being entered.

Review of The Missing Space Project in De Witte Raaf

Wouter Davidts reviews The Missing Space Project: Six Interviews in De Witte Raaf (volume 30, issue 178 (November–December 2015), p.25). Read review. De Witte Raaf is a journal of critical essays and reviews on visual art published in the Netherlands. Wouter Davidts is a Belgian academic based in Antwerp, who teaches in the Department of Architecture & Urban Planning and the… Continue reading Review of The Missing Space Project in De Witte Raaf

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The Missing Space Project: Six Interviews was released today on iBooks.

Most regard phenomenological space made popular in the 1960s as the only type of space introduced by Minimal art. Few are aware of an alternate self-determined space made by the art, itself, that is a concrete, material space. An account of this space is missing.

The six interviews of The Missing Space Project debate the cause of this oversight.

To describe what one sees is fundamental to being aware of what one sees. Without a vocabulary with which to describe material space one, effectively, cannot see it.

The Missing Space Project explores the potential development of a vocabulary with which to describe the differentiated space of art since its emergence in the early 1960s.

Interviews are with: Marianne Stockebrand, Egidio Marzona, Daniel Marzona, Gregor Stemmrich, Richard Shiff and Renate Wiehager.

The Missing Space Project: Six Interviews is available today through iBooks at $4.99 (AUD).