The first comprehensive exhibition analysing the work of respected Japanese architect Ryoji Suzuki will be on display at Monash University’s Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) Gallery from 26 May until 9 June.
MADA graduates Mehdi Jaghuri, Andrew Duong, and Lana Thymianidis have teamed up to create @connectiongallery, a new creative space inside Dandenong's Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre.
Mehdi recently spoke to the Dandenong Journal about the gallery, and about his experience as an Afghani refugee: “When I came here I couldn’t really speak English at all. I don’t have to speak – I can let my work speak. When I finished my study I thought ‘there’d be a lot of other people out there like myself’. I wanted to give something back to the community for people from disadvantaged backgrounds or for any emerging artist.” Photo: Gary Sissons, Dandenong Journal.
Last few days to view work from MADA's Michael Vale in "Authenticity...?" at Incinerator Gallery (Moonee Ponds, VIC). Also includes works from DAMP, Darren Sylvester, Jacqui Shelton, Patrick Pound, and Peter Hill. Closes Sunday.
Image: Michael Vale, The Long Walk, 2015 (video still)