MADA Talks: Rose Nolan
Join us for a talk from Melbourne artist Rose Nolan – in conversation with Charlotte Day.
Rose Nolan’s practice investigates the formal and linguistic qualities of words and their relationship to architectural space. Adopting the language of abstraction and revolutionary aesthetics, Nolan typically uses a reduced palette of red and white and simple, inexpensive, utilitarian materials to create banners, posters, pamphlets, paintings and large-scale installations. Recalling the heroic and propagandist traditions of constructivism and political postering, her banners also make implicit reference to the vernacular antics and subjective expression of cheer squads, crowds and fans. The banners work back–and-forth, trucking with history and revelling in a sense of the moment, appealing to public memory while ‘flying the flag for abstraction’.
Rose Nolan was a member of the group of artists who formed ‘Store 5’, a loose experimental collective and space based in Melbourne between 1989 and 1993.
Recent Exhibitions include: Call of the Avant-Garde: Constuctivism and Australian Art, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2017); The National 2017; New Australian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2017); Let’s Talk About Text, Artbank, Sydney (2017); Fabrik – conceptual, minimalist and performative approaches to textiles, Ian Potter Museum of Art - Melbourne University (2016); Image Worth Reading, Key Projects, Long Island City, New York (2015).