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Shaun Gladwell: The Lacrima Chair & Collection+: Shaun Gladwell

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation presents two Shaun Gladwell projects: a major new commission at SCAF, The Lacrima Chair, and Collection+: Shaun Gladwell at UNSW Galleries. In this film, Gene Sherman, Executive Director of SCAF; Barbara Polla, co-curator of Collection+: Shaun Gladwell; and Shaun Gladwell discuss the projects. SCAF Project 24 & 25. Exhibition dates: 6 March - 25 April 2015.

Collection+: Pinaree Sanpitak

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation presents works by acclaimed Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak, curated by Jasmin Stephens. In this film, Gene Sherman, Executive Director of SCAF, discusses the third iteration of the Collection+ series. SCAF Project 23. Exhibition dates: 17 October - 13 December 2014.

HOME: Chen Chieh-jen and Chien-Chi Chang

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) in association with the National Art School Gallery (NAS), presents work by two pre-eminent Taiwanese artists, Chen Chieh-jen (at SCAF) and Chien-Chi Chang (at NAS). SCAF Project 22. Exhibition dates: 24 May - 2 August 2014.

AR-MA: Trifolium, Fugitive Structures 2014

Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney. SCAF Project 20. Exhibition Dates: 21 March - 13 December 2014.

Tomahawk // Archer Breakspear: Poly

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, in partnership with BVN Donovan Hill, presents Poly - a dynamic gallery installation part of Fugitive Structures 2014. Exhibition dates: 21 March - 2 May & 20 August - 4 October 2014

Collection+: Sopheap Pich

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation presents works by internationally acclaimed Cambodian artist, Sopheap Pich, curated by a curatorium consisting of Erin Gleeson, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of SA SA Bassac, Phnom Penh, Dolla Merrillees, and Dr Gene Sherman working with the artist and the Sherman Collection Manager, Aaron de Souza. SCAF Project 19. Exhibition dates: 4 October – 14 December 2013.

Tear-a-Way: an interactive fashion presentation

Designed and developed by University of Technology Sydney (UTS) fashion students in collaboration with Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation and proudly sponsored and supported by PRéMA Hair, Tear-a-Way explores the exciting and complex field of contemporary fashion. The live presentation will show the creative and innovative responses to the five Tokyo brands and re-imagines them in the context of past, present and possible fashion futures.

Live Recordings

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Xue Xinran shares from her latest book Buy Me the Sky, recounting stories of men and women born under China's single-child policy instituted in 1979. From the businessman's son unable to pack his own suitcase - to the PhD student who pulled herself out of extreme rural poverty, these revered 'little emperors and suns' form the emerging face of China.

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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Kit Messham-Muir, Shaun Gladwell and Gene Sherman as moderator, discuss Gladwell’s time in Afghanistan as an official Australian war artist in 2009. Followed by an official launch of the publication by Simon Mordant AM.

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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Angus Trumble, Director, National Portrait Gallery, in conversation with Gene Sherman, examine how Shaun Gladwell works to establish new perspectives within the field of contemporary portraiture.

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Tuesday 24 March 2015

A presentation by Gerard Vaughan, Director of the National Gallery of Australia. Presented in partnership with AIAH.

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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Artist's Talk: Shaun Gladwell in conversation with Collection+ curators Dr Barbara Polla and Prof. Paul Ardenne, moderated by Dr Gene Sherman AM.

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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Artist's Talk: Pinaree Sanpitak in conversation with Jasmin Stephens and Rhana Devenport.

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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Fashion Forum: You are what you wear. A panel discussion featuring Prof. Peter McNeil, Angus Trumble and Josephine Inge, moderated by Dr Gene Sherman AM.

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Thursday, 2 October 2014

Paris-based curator and art critic Pascal Beausse presented an image-based talk focusing on two major exhibitions he recently curated; Número tres, Barcelona, 2012 and Savoir c’est pouvoir / Conocimiento es poder / Knowledge is Power, Madrid, 2013. Both exhibitions drew from the collection of the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP). Pascal is currently the Head of Photographic Collections at the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP) in Paris.

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Thursday, 25 September 2014

A Sydney launch of the book 'Akio Makigawa' celebrating the artist's life and work. Lesley Alway, Director, Asialink Arts introduced Carlier Makigawa, wife of Akio, in a discussion of this monumental publication (fourteen years in the making). The book was officially launched by Dr Michael Brand, Director, the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

In the first of a two-part series at SCAF, David Burns and Sam Spurr, co-directors of N, moderated a conversation with special guest Urtzi Grau, Principal of Fake Industries Architectural Agonism, focusing on the intersection of art, architecture and public art. N is a curatorial collective founded in 2010 by David Burns, Sam Spurr, and Adrian Lahoud.

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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Linda Jaivin and Dr Sophie McIntyre in conversation, mediated by Dr Gene Sherman. Linda and Sophie considered their experiences of Taiwan and mainland China – Linda discussed her impressions of the Mainland during the 1980′s whilst Sophie reflected upon her engagement with contemporary Taiwanese art.

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Dr Barbara Polla is an academic, a medical doctor and researcher, a curator and gallerist, writer, a former Swiss MP and a teacher. Dr Polla presents on Australian artist Shaun Gladwell and the upcoming SCAF/UNSW Galleries collaboration in 2015.

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Thursday, 3 July 2014

Robert Beson and Gabriele Ulacco discussed their recent SCAF commission, Trifolium, with architect, artist and academic David Burns. Fugitive Structures 2014 is the second iteration of SCAF’s annual architectural initiative, presented in partnership with BVN Donovan Hill. AR-MA: Trifolium (SCAF Project 20) is the second pavilion to feature in the Foundation’s Zen Garden.

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Thursday, 26 June 2014

In association with the exhibition HOME: Chen Chieh-jen and Chien-Chi Chang, PechaKucha Sydney Volume 24 (PKN #24) brought together a range of participants – designers, artists, scientists, photographers and architects – who shared their ideas, interpretations and discoveries in response to the theme of ‘home’.

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Thursday, 5 June 2014

A special fundraiser screening by Documentary Australia Foundation of the award-winning documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry by Alison Klayman, filmmaker. The evening commenced with a welcome from Dr Gene Sherman AM and a discussion hosted by Linda Jaivin, with Anna Broinowski and Nick Torrens.

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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Indonesia-based curator and writer, Alia Swastika presented an image-based talk on contemporary Indonesian art.

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Saturday, 22 May 2014

Celebrated author, translator and essayist, Linda Jaivin discussed how China, in particular the city of Beijing, has inspired much of her work, including her three most recent books; the non-fiction Beijing, the novel The Empress Lover and The Quarterly Essay: Found in Translation. Presented in partnership with Sydney Writer's Festival 2014.

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Saturday, 22 March 2014

James Grose, National Director, BVN Donovan Hill and Gene Sherman, Executive Director, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation in conversation with Tel Aviv-based architects Liat Muller and Uri Reicher of Sack and Reicher + Muller

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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Alice Pung, acclaimed writer and journalist, in conversation with Annette Shun Wah

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Saturday 27 July 2013

Caroline Baum in conversation with designers: Claudia Chan Shaw and Alistair Trung.

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Wednesday 22 May 2013

Rod Freedman in conversation with Deborah Levy, British playwright, novelist, and poet.

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Thursday 25 October 2012

As part of Sydney Architecture Festival, 2012: A talk by Andrew Burns, architect and Brook Andrew, artist, introduced by James Grose, National Director and Principal, BVN Architecture. Andrew Burns and Brook Andrew will discuss their recent collaborative project - Australia House, Niigata Pregecture, Japan. The talk will be introduced by James Grose who will also present Fugitive Structures, an architectural initiative, launching at SCAF in April 2013.

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Saturday 20 October 2012

Art & Ethics Forum: Hosted by Gene Sherman, panel members were Shen Shaomin, Dr Claire Roberts, Qing Yang and Dr Thomas Berghuis.

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