IN CONVO – Tim Bruniges and Meryl Ryan
1st June, 2016
In Conversation – artist Tim Bruniges and curator Meryl Ryan
Join artist Tim Bruniges as he discusses his exhibition STATIC + SILENCE with established curator Meryl Ryan
5.30PM WEDNESDAY 1 JUNE 2016
Tim Bruniges developed the site-specific exhibition STATIC + SILENCE to resonate and push out of The Lock-Up’s historically loaded spaces with the ephemeral medium of sound. Featuring five Australian-based artists including Daniel Crooks, Jack Lanagan Dunbar, Brendan Van Hek, Angelica Mesiti Tim Bruniges, the exhibition features video, object and image based works that evoke the elusive nature of sound and silence.
Come and hear about the artist’s experience and the philosophies that informed the development of STATIC + SILENCE as he talks with Meryl Ryan, Curator at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery.
Drinks at 5.30PM, talk begins at 6PM.
ABOUT TIM BRUNIGES
Tim Bruniges is an artist and musician who works with a range of mediums including installation, video and performance. Bruniges is a current PhD candidate and earlier in 2015 was the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award and Research Excellence award from UNSW. He holds a MFA from UNSW Art & Design and a BA (Mus) with distinction from the University of Western Sydney. Bruniges was recently awarded the Greene St Studio artist residency in New York, was a highly commended finalist in the 2014 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) and the John Fries Award 2014/2015.
His work has been written about in Hyperallergic, New York Magazine and The New York Times and has exhibited works in Australia, the USA, Germany, France, Iceland and Russia. Bruniges has composed music for feature films and was a founding member of Sydney based band The Dead Sea.
Meryl Ryan is an established curator, editor and arts writer with a long-term interest in interdisciplinary practice. As recipient of ANU’s inaugural Janet Wilkie Memorial Scholarship, she worked abroad for seven years (including three as Editor for Quarto Publishing, London) before returning to Australia, an elected member of AICA (British Section) in 1991. Since then she has been a regular contributor to catalogues, journals and symposia; and lecturer, delivering the Museology course at UoN for four years. In her 12 years as Curator at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Ryan has managed a significant number of exhibition projects and award-winning publications, including the very recent Happyness; (in)visible: First Peoples and War; and Wild Side. In 2015 she also directed Art Bender, a festival of two one-night only exhibitions at The Lock-Up. Ryan was invited to the annual National Craft Curators Forum from 2010-12, and was recipient of the 2009 ASIALINK Curatorial Exchange to Japan, and the 2013 M&G NSW Fellowship to the Museum of Arts & Design, NY, USA.