Artist Aliance caught up with artist Alex Bartleet in his studio at AUT University where he is currently completing his Post Graduate Honours degree. Visiting artists’ studios has to be one of our favourite activities, but when it’s also in an art school during term holidays it’s even better. So much work on the go, far from the polished, pristine work we get to see at the end of year grad shows…a privilege to see so much work in the creative stage. Watch the video bellow and read the article here.
On Saturday the 22nd of March Alexander Bartleet's artwork 'Line Cluster' was awarded the Small Sculpture Prize. The award was judged by Monique Redmond and is open at Waiheke Community Art Gallery until the 14th of April. Pop over to Waiheke and see the work and the other finalists.
Artwork: Line Cluster(2013) mixed media and acrylic on wood panel. 430 x 310 70 mm
Brown Rough Triangle. 2013. mixed media on wood panel. 600 x 680 mm
NEW WORKS AT ART FAIR AUCKLAND ART FAIR, THE CLOUD, QUEENS WHARF Thursday, 8th - 11th August A
new series of artworks will be on display at the Auckland Art Fair at the Vernissage opening on the 7th August and open to the public on the 8th - 11th August at the
Warwick Henderson Gallery, Stand 5. Ticket info here. There will also be a talk by writer and collector
Warwick Brown about Bartleet's work at 1pm on Thusday at the Art Fair. Public Programme
here. Artist Alexander Bartleet will also be in attendance. See all artworks here.
Orange Rough Triangle. 2013. mixed media on wood panel. 260 x 290 mm
ALPHABET EXHIBITION SEED GALLERY Preview 25 June 5.30-7.30pm 26 June - 13 July 2013 26
artists including have each been asked to work with one large wooden
letter of the alphabet. the 26 pieces will be reproduced in the form of a
boxed, limited edition deck of 52 memory cards. Original artwork and cards will be available for sale at exhibition.
AUSTRAILIAN REPRESENTATION // MELBOURNE METRO GALLERY Metro
Gallery welcomes Alexander Bartleet to Australia. Alexander's work is
being showcased for the first time in Australia, exclusively through
Black Line Cluster. 2013. mixed media. 42 x 17 cm
Colour Rough Cluster. 2013. mixed media. 40 x 38 cm
DE.CON.STRUCT.ED METRO GALLERY 3rd June - 1st July A
collaborative sculpture and works on paper exhibition, featuring works
from Alexander Bartleet, Paul White Michael Peck, Vincent Fantauzzo and
Chris Booth. This is Bartleet's first international group exhibition.
Dots, (2010) mixed media and acrylic on canvas, 600 x 500 mm. Wallace Arts Trust Collection. Seen Recently: New Young Artists from the Wallace Collection. North Art Gallery Until Wednesday, 1 May 2013 An exhibition of work by young graduates and emerging Auckland artists including several artworks by Alexander Bartleet chosen from the Wallace Arts Trust Collection, by curator and Arts Writer, John Daly-Peoples. The exhibition will present 20 artists whose work has been purchased for the collection in the last few years.See more photos of the event by Arts Diary here.
OBJECT CAVE - Silo Park
Auckland Arts Festival have shortlisted ten artists from annual event Art in the Dark and showcased them throughout Auckland city as part of WHITE NIGHT. Bartleet's work 'Object Cave' has been placed down at Silo Park inside Silo 7 and been altered to suit it's new location. Where will it go next? White Night is on Saturday the 16th from 6pm - Midnight.More images here. Object Cave, (2012) mixed media, resin and acrylic inside plywood box, 1000 x 1000 x 1000 mm.
As part of the annual event Art in the Dark, Bartleet has constructed an instillation piece which hung underneath a beautiful old tree at the top of Western Park in Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ. Visitors were invited to peer into the camouflaged wooden box through a hole underneath and surround themselves in thousands of real objects which are preserved in layers of resin and paint.