Goodenough Art & Architecture Club

Figuring Landscapes at Tate Modern


Hello all,
After a break in the year’s schedule for Christmas and a busy January, we’re pleased to announce the next event in the Art and Architecture Club calendar.

We have three complimentary tickets for a screening of British and Australian artists’ film and video at Tate Modern this Saturday 7 February, 5 pm. This screening is part of the weekend-long show Figuring Landscapes, an exhibition of artists’ moving image from UK and Australia, which will tour both countries after its London premiere at Tate Modern. The exhibition comprises five screenings of different programmes of artists’ film and video over the weekend. Though we are unable to get complimentary tickets for the other four screenings, please do go along to any of them if you are interested. Full details below and at the following websites:

Fifty-eight artists are participating, including several current and former representatives to the Venice Biennale The event is partly sponsored by the Australian High Commission in London.

I will be on hand for the Saturday screening (which features this year’s Australian delegate to the Venice Biennale) to represent the curatorial team and to introduce the screening.

A catalogue edited by myself and the two head curators will be on sale.

If you want to come along, please RSVP to artnarchclub [[AT]] googlemail [[DOT]] com by Wednesday night so that we can secure the tickets. Please state your room number when RSVPing. If you are not a student and do not have a student ID card, please let us know.

very best
Eu Jin

Artists’ film and video on themes of landscape from Australia and the UK
Tate Modern, London
Friday 6 February – Sunday 8 February 2009

Figuring Landscapes is a remarkable collection of moving image works that has grown from the political and cultural history that links Australia and the UK. The 58 featured artists address questions of nation and identity as well as ecological survival, post-industrialism, gender, the touristic gaze, and uniquely in Australia the social, political and cultural status of Indigenous people in a post-colonial society.

Friday 6 February: Programme One, 19.00 followed by reception and catalogue launch
Saturday 7 February: Programme Two, 15.00; Programme Three, 17.00; Programme Four, 19.00
Sunday 8 February: Programme Five, 15.00 followed by panel discussion with artists from Australia and the UK chaired by Steven Bode, Film and Video Umbrella

£5 (£4 concessions), Season ticket £20 (£15 concessions). Booking recommended

Programme details & online bookings
or call 020 7887 8888.

Figuring Landscapes is accompanied by a major publication with commissioned essays by Professor Malcolm Andrews, Eu Jin Chua, Professor Catherine Elwes and Steven Ball, Dr. Stan Frankland, Dr. Eric Hirsch, Professor Pat Hoffie and Dr. Danni Zuvela and Professor Ross Gibson.

Participating artists:
Vernon Ah Kee (Australia), Steven Ball (UK), George Barber (UK), Anna Cady (UK), Peter Callas (Aust.), Nick Collins (UK), John Conomos (Aust.), Roz Cran (UK), Daniel Crooks (Aust.), Sergio Cruz (UK), Sofia Dahlgren (UK), Dalziel + Scullion (UK), Destiny Deacon (Aust.), Sarah Dobai (UK), Ann Donnelly (UK), Catherine Elwes (UK), Merilyn Fairskye (Aust.), Allan Giddy (Aust.), John Gillies (Aust.), Shaun Gladwell (Aust.), Dryden Goodwin (UK), Tony Hill (UK), Hollington & Kyprianou (UK), Tammy Honey (Aust.), Hobart Hughes (Aust.), John Hughes & Peter Kennedy (Aust.), Matt Hulse (UK), Esther Johnson (UK), Lyndal Jones (Aust.), Andrew Kötting (UK), Sandra Landolt (Aust.), Mike Latto(UK), Brendan Lee (Aust.), Eugenia Lim (Aust.), David Mackenzie (Aust.), Mike Marshall (UK), Jo Millett (UK), Scott Morrison (Aust.), Matthew Murdoch (UK), Susan Norrie & David Mackenzie (Aust.), David Perry (Aust.), Patricia Piccinini (Aust.), Bronwyn Platten (Aust.), William Raban (UK), Dominic Redfern (Aust.), Emily Richardson (UK), Ben Rivers (UK), Semiconductor (UK), Dan Shipsides (UK), Genevieve Staines (Aust.), Margaret Tait (UK), David Theobald (UK), Warwick Thornton & Darren Dale (Aust.), Jeff Doring (Aust.) and Hugh Watt (UK).

For further information on the works, artists and tour dates, see:
or email

Figuring Landscapes was devised by Catherine Elwes & Steven Ball

Australian Curators: Professor Pat Hoffie & Dr. Danni Zuvela
UK Curators: Professor Catherine Elwes, Steven Ball
Programme advisors: Peter Bonnell & Mark Segal (ArtSway), Eu Jin Chua, Harry Darby, Dr. Stan Frankland, Dr. Eric Hirsch, Stuart Comer (Tate Modern).
Financial Support: Arts Council England, South East; Camberwell College of Art Research, International Centre for Fine Art Research (ICFAR) both at University of the Arts London; Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane; Tate Modern, London; ArtSway, New Forest; Australian High Commission, London; Australian Council for the Arts.

Image above, still from Approach to Mundi Mundi, Shaun Gladwell, 2007, 8:37 mins, 16:9, silent, Australia. Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Australia.


Written by artnarchclub

February 2, 2009 at 3:57 pm

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