···············24.02.11Stop(the)Gap: International Indigenous art in motion
···············13.05.11MAY'S: The May Lane Street Art Project
···············13.05.11HIJACKED 2: Australia/Germany
···············15.07.11White Rabbit – Contemporary Chinese Art Collection
···············14.10.11Your Move: Australian artists play chess
Your Move features artists Benjamin Armstrong, Lionel Bawden, Sebastian Di Mauro, Michael Doolan, Emily Floyd, Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, Robert Jacks, Danie Mellor, Kate Rohde, Caroline Rothwell, Sally Smart and Ken Yonetani who have responded to the commission in entirely different ways, and the ideas and issues adopted in their works relate to a diverse range of current social, political and environmental concerns.
Your Move: Australian artists play chess is a Bendigo Art Gallery travelling exhibition. This exhibition is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia.
Image: Claire Healy & Sean Cordelro, The Great War (detail), 2010, scorched timber, coasters, beer bottles, hammers, 120 x 140 x 80 cm, courtesy the artists and Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, photograph by Ian Hill
Your Move: Australian artists play chess
"From my close contact with artists and chess players I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists." Marcel Duchamp
The exhibition will intrigue not only chess enthusiasts, but also followers of contemporary art. Your Move illustrates that in the 21st century, chess has lost none of its inspirational power.
"Chess is thought to have originated in India or Persia around the seventh century and since this time has maintained its prominence and popularity worldwide. During the early Middle Ages, chess became a source of inspiration and fascination for artists and writers alike and has continued to do so over the last 700 years…" Tansy Curtin, curator, Bendigo Art Gallery, from the Your Move exhibition catalogue.
Your Move education resource (PDF file, 3.9mb)
Media release - From China to Chess! (PDF file, 3.4mb)