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. …

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.

National Assistance Program for the Arts

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, …

The Power of Inclusion in Donald Judd’s Art

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Missing Space Project released on iBooks

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 …