SMOKE

February 18, 2014

SMOKE e-Invite

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Title: “Bottle of Smoke”

Year made: 2014

Media: Old Smoke (Dissected Ordnance Survey map of London – ignited), sent from England to Port Adelaide in a glass bottle.

The Old Smoke

Through the 19th early 20th century, Londoners used coal fires, which produced large amounts of smoke. This culminated in the disastrous Great Smog of 1952 which lasted for five days and killed over 4,000 people. The Clean Air Act was passed in 1956; however the nickname is still used. Many cities have since acquired the nickname “The Smoke”, but London was the first, hence “The Old Smoke”.

Molotov cocktail

The Molotov cocktail (named after Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov) is a generic name used for a bottle-based improvised incendiary weapon. A glass bottle contains a flammable substance such as gasoline/petrol, and a source of ignition such as a burning cloth wick, which is lit and the bottle hurled at a target. When the bottle smashes, the cloud of petrol droplets and vapour ignites causing a fireball.

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A song by Shane MacGowan & Jem Finer, from the album “If  I Should Fall From Grace With God” (The Pogues, 1988).

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January 20, 2014

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Message in a bottle from England to Australia

On show soon at “Smoke”, an exhibition curated by Tony Kearney at The Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide, as part of The Adelaide Fringe 2014.

A group of contemporary artists bring you SMOKE – of fleeting illusion, of mirrors, of the unreal and transitory, of concealment and screening. This exhibition celebrates the product of combustion, the vaporous gasses and particles, the aromatic, the ephemeral, the pale to greyish blue and the elemental nature of smoke.

Exhibition Open 21st Feb – 9th March 2014

SNOOP

May 21, 2013

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This is our 2nd year as the unofficial fringe and perfect adjunct to
SNAP at the Aldeburgh Festival!
Why Snoop? We are situated in the old USAF intelligence block at
Bentwaters airbase…you will have a chance to investigate our
interrogation suite, listen to a string quartet by Benjamin Britten,
take part in a Drawing
Exchange, eat something nice, bury something(?)
Plenty of Art of course… sculpture, painting, installation & sound pieces

TAR has won the BANKSA Fringe Award for Best Visual Art & Design at the Adelaide Fringe 2013.
Congratulations Tony Kearney for curating such a superb exhibition, it was well deserved, and it was an absolute honour to be part of it!

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TAR at The Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide (curated by Tony Kearney) has been nominated for the BANKSA AWARD – BEST VISUAL ART & DESIGN at this year’s Adelaide Fringe.

https://www.adelaidefringe.com.au/media-news/fringe-awards-nominees

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TAR: Come over to the dark side…

Exhibition @ Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide, South Australia

22 February – 10th March 2013

A group of contemporary artists bring you TAR – be it tar of shipyard, rope and sails, of night, of roads and pitch, sealing or preserving, medicinal or harmful. This exhibition celebrates the dark, resinous, aromatic, binding, bitumous and symbolic nature of tar. Curated by Tony Kearney.

TAR is the third in a series of contemporary mixed media exhibitions curated by Tony Kearney, the previous two being RUST and SALT. Tony brings together established and emerging artists from disparate disciplines to celebrate elemental themes. Glass, ceramics, contemporary jewellery, photography, painting, drawing, installation, sculpture; all these work together to explore and respond to the theme of TAR.

Brenda L. Croft, Bruce Nuske, Christine Cholewa, Danica Gacesa McLean, Deb Jones, Emily Taylor, Emma Johnson, Grant Hancock, Hailey Lane, Kate Cullity, Kirsten Coelho, Jaqueline Barmentloo, Nici Cumpston, Peter Johnson, Sandra Elms, Tom Moore, Tony Kearney, Trevor Wren.

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Black Diamond Gallery
66 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide, Australia

A group of contemporary artists bring you TAR – be it tar of shipyard, rope and sails, of night, of roads and pitch, sealing or preserving, medicinal or harmful. This exhibition celebrates the dark, resinous, aromatic, binding, bitumous and symbolic nature of tar. Curated by Tony Kearney.

TAR is the third in a series of contemporary mixed media exhibitions curated by Tony Kearney, the previous two being RUST and SALT. Tony brings together established and emerging artists from disparate disciplines to celebrate elemental themes. Glass, ceramics, contemporary jewellery, photography, painting, drawing, installation, sculpture; all these work together to explore and respond to the theme of TAR.