torika bolatagici

torikabolatagici.com // now live

In Pacific Islander Art in Australia on August 2, 2010 at 10:38 am
My new website

My new website

I have a new domain name and a new Graph Paper Press blog www.torikabolatagici.com
Please update your links 🙂

ART MONTHLY AUSTRALIA // OzPACIFICA ISSUE

In Contemporary Art - International, Contemporary Pacific Art, Pacific Islander Art in Australia, Pacific Research and News on July 28, 2010 at 3:31 am
Torika Bolatagici and the Big Picture by Maurice O'Riordan, Art Monthly Australia #232, August 2010

Torika Bolatagici and the Big Picture by Maurice O'Riordan, Art Monthly Australia #232, August 2010

AMA Editor Maurice O’Riordan has written an informed and insightful essay about my work in the August issue of Art Monthly Australia – out now! This fabulous issue, which is dedicated to contemporary Pacific art and artists in Australia, also features profiles on Eric Bridgeman (his amazing work on the cover), Lisa Hilli (by me), Sam Tupou, Krishna Nahow-Ryall, Chantal Fraser and Maryann Talia Pau as well as informative essays by Timothy Morrell, Billy Lythberg, Simon Wright, Nicholas Thomas, Sophie McIntyre, Henri Gama, Jane Raffan, Prisca Chant, Kellie Uhr, Bala Starr, David Broker, Imelda Miller, Genevieve O’Callaghan, Susan Cochrane, Pam Zeplin and Jacqui Durrant. Don’t miss this historical issue! More info and subscriptions >>>

ERIC BRIDGEMAN // BASIL SELLERS ART PRIZE

In Art Exhibitions, Contemporary Pacific Art, Gender in the Pacific, Masculinity, Pacific Islander Art in Australia on July 26, 2010 at 7:59 am
Eric Bridgeman Wilma Jr. (“Blacky”) from the series ‘The Sport and Fair Play of Aussie Rules’ 2009 inkjet print on paper 140 x 120 cm © Courtesy the artist

Eric Bridgeman Wilma Jr. (“Blacky”) from the series ‘The Sport and Fair Play of Aussie Rules’ 2009 inkjet print on paper 140 x 120 cm © Courtesy the artist

Congratulations to Brisbane-based artist Eric Bridgeman who has been named as a finalist in the prestigious Basil Sellers Art Prize for 2010!!! For the Basil Sellers Art Prize, Eric Bridgman has undertaken an ambitious departure from his video and photography practice. Bridgeman presents a life-size sculpture of one of the characters from his recent photographic portraits of fictional identities. The multi-component sculptural tableau continues Bridgeman’s interdisciplinary project commenced in 2008 titled The Sport and Fair Play of Aussie Rules, which combines references to tribal identities, hyper-masculinity, sexuality and sport using a carnivalesque aesthetic. Announcement of $100,000 prize winner:
5 August 2010. Exhibition runs from 6 August – 7 November 2010.