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. 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, […]

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. A dark void is the denouement of . . . two wood panels stained light cadmium red and […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Few Pieces: Taubert Contemporary, Berlin

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 […]

Daimler Art Collection

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 […]

Announcement: Gail Hastings’ Exhibition: To Do performed as a score | at The Commercial | Saturday 4-6pm

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 […]

Review of Missing by Isobel Philip in The Art Life: The pure potential of a page

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 […]

Review of ‘Exhibition: To Do’ by Chloé Wolifson

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’ and ‘Space of a five page plot’ now on view at The Commercial

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.

Announcement: Exhibition: To Do

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 […]

Exhibition: To Do

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 recently acquired by the National Gallery of Australia

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 […]

Last day, Saturday, to see sides: red versus blue in OUI we at The Commercial

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 […]

Sculptuation by Gail Hastings in 20/200 at Sarah Cottier Gallery opening next Thursday, 13 March

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 […]

Art Month Presents Collector’s Disgrace—Art frame: red removed

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 […]

Missing pre-release available now 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 […]

Becky Sparks and James Roland—’Art frame: red’

‘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 […]

Artists Talk at The Commercial

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 (2010-13) on view until 09/11/2013

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 […]

Gail Hastings now represented by The Commercial Gallery

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 […]