brisbane art prize 2017: finalist

Vesna Klačar-Nedimović is a finalist in the 2017 Brisbane Art Prize alongside local, national and international artists. Vesna’s digital print ‘Walkabout: Australian White Ibis’ is on display at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts from 5-28 October. 

Brisbane Art Prize is an annual international art competition and exhibition that features paintings, drawings, printmaking, photography and sculpture, attractracting thousands of art lovers.

Brisbane Art Prize Exhibition Opening:
Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Fortitude Valley, 12 October, 6:30pm

Exhibition: 5 – 28 October 2017

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VOTE for ‘Walkabout: Australian White Ibis’ for the People’s Choice Award. 

serbian art exhibition viewing & theatre performance @ bemac

Visual Art Exhibition ‘Fragments II: Belgrade’ once again coincides with Serbian theatre performance at Queensland Multicultural Centre, this time ‘Zlatni Lančić od Bižuterije’. Vesna Klačar-Nedimović’s artworks are a window into Belgrade, an old European city. View the exhibition before and after the comedic performance by Andrija Milošević set in Belgrade on 21 September.

When: Wednesday 21 September
Where: BEMAC (Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre) | Queensland Multicultural Centre | 102 Main Street | Kangaroo Point

Fragments II: Belgrade Exhibition Viewing: 5.30 – 7.00pm | Level 1

Zlatni Lančić od Bizuterije: starts 7:30pm | Ground Floor

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fragments II: belgrade @ bemac

Queensland Multicultural Month, a Queensland Government initiative, will be celebrated for the first time in August 2016 and includes Multicultural Arts & Culture Week (8-14 August) and Queensland Multicultural Week (22-30 August).

Celebrating Brisbane’s diversity, BEMAC presents artworks by Serbian-Australian contemporary visual artist Vesna Klačar-Nedimović.

Queensland is home to people from over 220 countries and is richer for the contribution of multicultural artists such as Klačar-Nedimović.

The exhibition at BEMAC’s Queensland Multicultural Centre (2 August – 3 October) will feature Klačar-Nedimović’s limited edition digital prints and etchings.

The series of artworks “Fragments II: Belgrade” show an architectural façade overlaid with a map that describes the way the city is threaded into the artist’s memory, exploring her personal, familial and cultural ties to the city of her youth.

Klačar-Nedimović overwrites her images and text rather like the process of layering contemporary cultural over all that has gone before. In this context the use of text adds information and an entry point that is both evocative and documentary, the organic and sinuous topographic lines of natural features and rivers alike overlay architectural images that are man-made in their perfect curves and straightness.

In Klačar-Nedimović’s images we may all access the familiar sense of retracing the past in our present (Louise Martin-Chew, IMPRINT Magazine, vol 48, no. 3, 2013).

Exhibition: 2 August-3 October, Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre (BEMAC), Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point

Opening hours: Monday-Friday | 9am-4.30pm

Fragments II: Belgrade | PosterInvitation | Catalogue | Media Release 

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brisbane art prize: pre-selected

Vesna Klačar-Nedimović’s work has been pre-selected for the prestigious 2016 Brisbane Art Prize from hundreds of entries worldwide. Vesna’s digital print  ‘walkabout: egret’ from the series “walkabout” will be on display at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts from 15-21 August. 

Brisbane Art Prize Exhibition Opening: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Fortitude Valley, 18 August (starts at 6pm)

Exhibition: 15 August – 21 August 

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4+1 artists exploring

the 5 five show: 4+1 artists exploring @ woolloongabba art gallery, woolloongabba, queensland

Vesna Klačar-Nedimović, Donna McDonald, Jennifer Brasher, Georgi and Gina Kelly explore cultural, social and environmental issues in “4 +1 Artists Exploring”. 

Their artworks will be on display in Brisbane at Woolloongabba Art Gallery featuring Klačar-Nedimović’s digital prints from the series “walkabout”.

Exhibition Opening: Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Woolloongabba, 22 July @ 6pm – 8pm

Exhibition: 19 July – 26 July

MEDIA RELEASE – 4 +1 Artists Exploring – Opening 22 July

Exhibition Catalogue – Vesna Klačar-Nedimović

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artists exploring featuring: Vesna Klačar-Nedimović, Donna McDonald, Jennifer Brasher, Georgi and Gina Kelly.

shoes too

exhibition “shoes too” @ white canvas gallery, brisbane

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shoes too featuring: Gareth Sansom, Jennifer Brasher, Anna Gonzalez, Renuka Rajiv & Vesna Klačar-Nedimović.

“Fitting exhibition to inspire love of shoes” – by Nicole Carrington, City News, April 27

SHOE fetishists will delight in upcoming visual art exhibition, ‘Shoes Too’, at White Canvas Gallery.

The group exhibition will feature works by local contemporary artists such as Anna Gonzalez, Gareth Sansom, Jennifer Brasher, Renuka Rajiv and Vesna Klačar-Nedimović.

With an opening night event on Saturday, April 23 from 6-9pm, the exhibition at 26 Church Street, Fortitude Valley opens from April 21-27 and will explore the portrayal of shoes in art.

“Shoes Dominate Focus of Art Exhibition” –  My247

Australian contemporary artists Gareth Sansom, Jennifer Brasher, Anna Gonzalez, Vesna Klačar-Nedimović and Renuka Rajiv through a mutual interest in portraying shoes in art have joined forces to bring you this exciting exhibition.

Renowned Australian artist Gareth Sansom, a John McCaughey Memorial Prize recipient for his lifetime achievement as a senior Australian artist will be showcasing his inspiring artwork at the exhibition. The Melbourne based visual  artist explores themes of pop culture, psychedelia, gender and sexuality, poetry and literary illusions in his work.  Sansom lent a hand in shaping a generation of artists as he taught for 35 years and was a Dean of the School of Arts for 15 years at the Victorian College of Art.

In the early 80’s, Jennifer Brasher did her postgraduate studies under the supervision of the ‘inimitable and inspiring’ Sansom. Brasher, while under his tuition, received the Trustees Acquisition Prize from the National Gallery of Victoria.  Brasher creates artworks predominately based on observations from her personal life and the emotions elicited from them.

Spanish artist Anna González recently shared her fascinating life history of growing up during the Franco regime on Conversations with Richard Fidler on ABC local radio. In her artwork, González draws upon her Catalan background to create satirical narratives involving nuns and cadavers.

Vesna Klačar-Nedimović, a finalist in the national ‘Port Jackson Press Graduate Printmaking Award,’ is inspired by shoes as a symbol of identity, human presence and a metaphor for personal journey. ‘Seen’, Klačar-Nedimović’s latest series, is an exploration of captured moments of people that have been seen. It signifies fragments of people’s presence at a particular place and time.

Melbourne based visual artist Renuka Rajiv, was also one of the few selected graduates at last year ‘Port Jackson Awards’. The Victorian College of Arts graduate uses etching, lithography and drawing to create an artist’s book as a kind of compilation of her headspace.

sealed for freshness

exhibition “sealed for freshness” @ the art factory gallery, brisbane

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sealed for freshness featuring: Nicola Campbell, Liana Evans, Evie Goodworth, Edward Haworth, Larissa Lock, Makiko Muta, Kim Namenyi, Vesna Klačar-Nedimović, Michelle Roberts, Trang Nguyen, Rebecca Roth, Matthew Ward, Jennie Wright & Louise Wruck.

“Sealed for Freshness”  – by Michelle Roberts

This exhibition showcases selected works that embody the culmination of three or more years of skills development, research, experimentation and critical thinking by the 2010, QCA, Interdisciplinary Print Media graduates. As each student’s experience and approach is unique, the result is a diverse blend of traditional and contemporary media, including installation, works on paper and film, with themes ranging from friendship and motherhood, to genetic engineering, consumerism and the Apocalypse.

shoes shoes shoes

exhibition “shoes shoes shoes” @ the art factory gallery, brisbane

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shoes shoes shoes featuring: Margo Donoghue, Rhonda Ferling, Jelena Bastijanic, Nancy Stilianos, Jennifer Brasher & Vesna Klachar-Nedimovich.

“Artists put best foot forward for exhibition” – City News, February 26, 2009

WOMEN love shoes. Think Cinderella or Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz…it was all about the shoes. Six Brisbane artists with an overwhelming passion for shoes have combined to create the Shoes Shoes Shoes art exhibition at South Bank.

Opening night is at 6pm, on February 27, at the Art Factory Gallery, 84 Merivale Street, South Bank. The exhibition runs until March 4. Gallery opening hours are Wednesday-Sunday, 11am – 6pm.

patch

exhibition “patch” @ the college gallery, queensland college of art, brisbane

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patch featuring: Zoe Porter, Caroline O’Neil, Christian Flynn, Arryn Snowball, Luisa Rossitto, Angela Rossitto, Caitlan Sheedy, Catherine Chui, Susan Bacquie, Sonya Peters, Eric Rossi, Shiptoo Shaboo, Virginia Miller, Glenn Skein, David Spooner, Alice Lang, Jennie Jackson, Zoe Hughes, Pricilla Bracks, Jennifer Lowery, Gail Cowley, Iain Turnball, Abbey McCulloch, Scott Foster, Jonathan McBurnie, Cameron Rutter, Vesna Klachar-Nedimovich, Jonathan Tse, Tracey Potter, Andy Mackenzie & Veronica Sepulveda.