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Art Forum Nicolas Mangan


Noted artists, critics, theorists and curators from Australia and abroad speak about their work

Start Date

6 May 2011 12:30 am

End Date

6 May 2011 1:30 am


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre (behind the cafeteria on level one) at the Centre for the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart

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Lectures are open to the public, admission is free -


Image: Some Kinds OF Duration 2011, image courtesy of the artist

Nicholas Mangan will discuss reoccurring themes of his work such as ecologies, entropy and metamorphosis though recent projects such as, "A1 Southwest Stone" 2008, "Nauru, Notes From A Cretaceous World" 2009-2010 and "Some kinds or duration" 2011.

In 2010 Mangan exhibited an ambitious new body of work as part of the 2010 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Before & After Science. Mangan held a studio at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces from 2001-2002, exhibiting two separate bodies of work at Studio 12 during this time. Other solo exhibitions include shows at Sutton Gallery, Penthouse and Pavement, Melbourne and Tenement, Fitzroy. Notable group exhibitions include Event Horizon, Centre for Contemporary Photography; Stick It! Collage in Australia Art, National Gallery of Victoria. super natural, The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand; Balnaves Sculpture Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006; Molecular History of Everything, Curated by Juliana Engberg, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

In a short exhibiting career Mangan's work has received much critical acclaim through writings in particular journals, such as Eyeline, Monument and Melbourne Magazine. The artist exhibited a substantial body of new works at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Fitzroy, in 2005. Mangan undertook a New York Studio Residency, funded by the Australia Council, in 2006.