Australian Consulate-General
New York
United States of America

Monash Room Exhibition Program

Monash Room Exhibition Program

Earlier this year the Consulate launched the Monash Room Exhibition Program, giving Australian artists the opportunity to exhibit their work at our New York premises. From a broad range of applicants, four exceptional artists were selected for the program; John Aslanidis, Sara Morawetz, Jeremy Edmiston and Jemila MacEwan. 
 
Arts and culture has a vital role to play in strengthening Australia’s reputation as a creative and sophisticated nation. Through this program of work we aim to promote collaboration between Australian artists and international partners, while also generating awareness for our talented featured artists

John Aslanidis is the first artist to exhibit at the Consulate through the program. Exhibiting regularly in New York since 2002, John now emerges as a respected Australian artist, innovating dynamic collaborations across the fields of abstract paintings, mathematics and music. This exhibition consists of a selection of small works from 2005 - 2011 and coincides with a residency at the International Curatorial Studio Program in Brooklyn and the artist's first solo exhibition at Ethan Cohen Fine Arts in Manhattan. Above all, these works are a celebration of the artist's relentless aesthetic optimism. The vibrant colours and concentric patterns give the impression of a pulse, as if each painting has a very loud heartbeat.
 
John will host an artist talk at 5pm on Wednesday 7 December at the Consulate. If you’d like to meet him and hear more about his practice, please register your interest via email at nycg.events@dfat.gov.au.

Islocation No.9 - John Aslanidis