Colour Music exhibition, Drill Hall, ANU Canberra

From August 15th to September 28th 2014

COLOUR MUSIC brings together the work of visual artists who speculate on connections between pictorial form and pitch, harmony, movement and musical notation. A core of historical works by Roy de Maistre, Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, Jozef Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski and Frank Hinder provides the framework for contemporary artists who are also interested in the rapport between music and the visual arts. Extended forms of painting using light, performance, kinetics and musical collaborations renew the preoccupation with synaesthesia that haunted the modernist project. Video/film works by Warren Burt, an immersive installation by Botborg, painted ‘compositions’ by John Aslanidis, Cathy Blanchflower, John Nixon and David Sequiera and collaborative performances round out this exhibition curated by Tony Oates. (read more)

Sonic Network No.14 – an oil + acrylic painting of 300x488cm, will be shown as part of the exhibition in conjunction with a sound composition specially made by Brian May for the exhibition.

Margueritte Brown wrote about this collaboration in her recent feature on John Aslanidis for Art Monthly:

Art Monthly feature

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Sonic Network no.14 in the Drill Hall

Sonic Network no.14 in the Drill Hall ANU


Sonic Network no.14 oil & acrylic on canvas 300x488cm

Sonic Network no.14 oil & acrylic on canvas 300x488cm


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