Biggest thanks to the National Assistance Program for the Arts for the one-off payment I received in May. Having spent lockdown writing in-depth applications for assistance from federal, state, local and subscriber arts agencies, I was continually rejected one after the other. At one stage I submitted my name, only — frustrated by the time, […]
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. A dark void is the denouement of . . . two wood panels stained light cadmium red and […]
Art Journal Vol. 77, no. 3 Fall 2018
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We are happy to announce that Gail Hastings’ studio is a current recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts grant for the project Space Practising Tools.
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.
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: 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 National Library of Australia‘s listing for The Missing Space Project: Six Interviews can be found at Trove.
The Missing Space Project: Six Interviews is now available for pre-order through the Apple Bookstore. The book is due for release on Wednesday, 14 October 2015.
Replica of an original space: yellow green and Replica of an original space: blue light are two wall sculptuations in the group exhibition ‘A Few Pieces’ at Taubert Contemporary in Berlin. Work by artists in the exhibition include: Lars Arrhenius, Geissler & Sann, Gail Hastings, Markus Linnenbrink, Mutter & Genth, Jan van der Ploeg, Markus Weggenmann, Beat Zoderer. The exhibition dates are 17/01/2015 to 07/03/2015. Taubert […]
Gail Hastings travels to Berlin and New York to participate in a group exhibition at Taubert Contemporary and to interview participants for a project supported by an Australia Council Grant.
To make a work of timeless art, 1996, is in the MCA collection exhibition ‘Taking It All Away‘ curated by Natasha Bullock. ‘Diverse in form and character, the works in Taking it all away set the dynamics of space and time against the complexities of modern existence. Together, these works speak to the importance of art history […]
Successful grant submission to the Australia Council. The purpose of the grant is to research and canvass through interviews the unexamined space of so-called Minimal Art.
Upcoming exhibition ‘Taking It All Away’ curated by Natasha Bullock at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) will include a work of mine from the collection.
In the August 2014 edition of Art Monthly Australia there is a review of Exhibition: To Do (2014) and Missing: four sculptuations by Gail Hastings (2014), by Judith Blackall. The Library now holds the article, Gail Hastings: Sculptuations.
The Daimler Art Collection has recently upgraded its website and is now a more user friendly database of the collection with selected works. Sculptuations by Gail Hastings in the collection include: Missing walls: bureaucracy at work (2007) and Difficult art decisions: wall six (1998). Both sculptuations were exhibited in Minimalism and Applied II, as well as other […]
Image: Gail Hastings, Exhibition: To Do, 2014, acrylic on plywood, plywood, watercolour and lead pencil on paper, 185.4 x 225 x 225cm (photo: Sofia Freeman) Exhibition: To Do Closing Launch: Saturday 3 May, 4-6pm with the work’s spatial score performed by clarinetist Megan Clune starting 4:45pm open Wednesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm 148 Abercrombie Street, Redfern, NSW, Australia, +61 2 8096 3292 […]
My thanks to Mick We were squabbling over how best to cut the piece of wood when, with jigsaw in hand, I decided to ignore Mick and get on with the job as I always do — uncomfortable with and annoyed by his audience. Then Mick made a last ditched effort and said, ‘leave the […]
A review of Gail Hastings’ ebook Missing by Isobel Parker Philip entitled The pure potential of a page is published, today, on The Art Life. Hastings uses the term ‘sculptuation’ to define her practice. This is a term that marries ‘sculpture’ with ‘situation’ so as to shift focus away from the individuated sculptural object and towards the […]
A review of Exhibition: To Do by Chloé Wolifson can be found on the Arts Hub, Saturday 19 April 2014. Delicately rendered in watercolour with ruled pencil lines emerging from the edges of the translucent wash, these pieces depict the To Do list in question. One such reminder, the instruction: ‘Build racks in which to store the […]
Corner caretakers, 2014, and Space of a five page plot, 2014, are two of four sculptuations that comprise the ebook Missing: four sculptuations by Gail Hastings, 2014 available at iBooks. Both are now on view at The Commercial Gallery, Redfern, along with the sculptuation Exhibition: To Do, 2014.
The Commercial Images 1-4 Gail Hastings, Exhibition: To Do, 2014, acrylic on plywood, plywood, watercolour and lead pencil on paper, 185.5 x 225 x 225cm; image 5 exhibition installation view; images 6-7 Gail Hastings,Corner caretakers, 2014, watercolour and lead pencil on paper in plywood frames, 12 components, each 55 x 46.5 x 1.8cm (Corner caretakers is a sculptuation […]
Missing: four sculptuations by Gail Hastings, an ebook with a foreword by art historian Richard Shiff, has been included on the National Library of Australia’s online catalogue, Trove.
Gail Hastings’ forthcoming exhibition is entitled Exhibition: To Do and will open at The Commercial on Friday, 11 April 2014, 6-8pm. An excerpt from the exhibition record reads: Space is generally thought of in its ideal form — as empty. Notions, such as needing space to breath, space to move, space to be free and outer […]
Corner (2013), a sculptuation that spatially embodies a room’s corner, has been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia (NGA). Comprising ten components, the two watercolour components that bracket the sculptuation’s space are from the ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF ART ON PEDESTALS. Within the watercolour floor plans someone struggles to move a pedestal around the corner from storage (first watercolour—opening bracket) to […]
Saturday 08 March is the last day to see sides: red versus blue, 2009, at The Commercial, Redfern, Sydney. Sides comprises five components: three non-objective paintings, a framed watercolour page from an encyclopaedia and an aesthetic space situated by the sculptuation. The watercolour page is from the ‘Encyclopaedia of being on the wrong side of […]
20/200 is group exhibition at Sarah Cottier Gallery that marks 20 years and over 200 exhibitions for the gallery. Gail Hastings is delighted to contribute a sculptuation to the exhibition for having participated in the 1996 exhibition ‘Road to Love’ (20.03.1996–30.03.1996) curated by Mikala Dwyer. The gallery, then, was located at 36 Lennox Street, Newtown, Sydney. The two […]
The title above is harsh, but so was the insult to the collectors of Art frame: red and to the sculptuation, itself, discovered last night at the opening of Art Month’s Collector’s Space. Art frame: red is a sculptuation. As a sculptuation, it activates the physical space within which one stands to look at its […]
The Commercial Gail Hastings Missing an eBook comprising four new sculptuations by Gail Hastings Foreword by Richard Shiff pre-release now available on iBooks Download on iBooks
Missing: Four sculptuations by Gail Hastings has just been pre-released on iBooks. With a foreword by art historian Richard Shiff—widely known for his writing on certain Impressionists while lesser known, yet just as profound, for his writing on the art of Donald Judd—Missing‘s 52 pages include watercolour moments from the Encyclopaedia of Taking Care in Art, Encyclopaedia […]
‘Art frame: red’, 2011, by Gail Hastings will be on view in James Roland and Becky Spark’s contribution to Art Month’s Collectors’ Space.. Art Month Presents Collector’s Space A hidden urban space filled with museum quality artworks never seen together in public before… or ever again. Curated by Natalia Bradshaw, the Collector’s Space is a […]
At 4pm, 07/02/014 I will be at The Commercial gallery to speak with people as they look at sides: red versus blue, 2009, currently on view in the group exhibition OUI we at The Commercial. GH From the press release: Gail Hastings will speak about her exhibited work, the sculptuation ‘sides: red versus blue’ and the creation of […]
Room rubbed out is presently on view in the back office at The Commercial Gallery, Sydney, during Natalya Hughes’ exhibition entitled ‘Looking Twice’ at The Commercial. Room rubbed out is a wall work comprised of three parts: two watercolour components and a space component in-between of the same dimension. Natalya Hughes’ exhibition finishes on Saturday […]
Press Release: The Commercial Gallery – September 2013 It is with great pleasure that The Commercial Gallery announces it now represents Gail Hastings and will present a solo exhibition of her work at the inaugural Sydney Contemporary art fair between 19 and 22 September at Carriageworks, Sydney (Booth PC102). It is exciting to be showing new work […]
Happy to announce that space holder for a yellow, white and red space will be in the upcoming exhibition at MUMA—Direct Democracy—opening 26/04/2013 https://gailhastings.com.au/event/direct-democracy/ …
Let me first describe how I met you. One of the homeless at St. Canice’s had taken up daily station outside my window where I sat to write my PhD, smoking while watching from just a couple of metres as though I were a TV. Unable to work, I one day asked if he might sit […]