Vault spoke with internationally recognised multi-disciplinary American artist Doug Aitken about making art during Covid, collaborating with dancers, and his upcoming immersive survey show New Era, at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art.
Vault spoke with acclaimed Portuguese-British artist Paula Rego ahead of her first major solo exhibition with Victoria Miro.
A huge chandelier glass and acrylic canoe is a talisman of Auckland artist Reuben Paterson’s identity, for whom glitter, orbs and rainbows light the way.
Greeting friends and strangers at their Places of Worship (2021) exhibition with a disco hustle and a velvet-gloved embrace, performance art duo The Huxleys offer Vault a tantalising glimpse into their multidisciplinary practice. Will and Garrett Huxley reflect candidly on why the comingling of performance, music, costume and photography is the ultimate form of artistic escapism, and the survival mechanism that has helped them overcome personal and professional inhibitions.
Vault explores the work of Maree Clarke, whose major solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria is the first by a living Aboriginal artist with ancestral ties to the Country on which the Gallery stands.
The collages, assemblages, performances and installations of Sally Smart centre a legacy of feminist art-making, giving forgotten histories material form.
Helen Marten’s work is replete with metaphor, language, literature – material renders of complex ideas and systems. Hers is a practice with endless threads, a practice to watch.
Taylor and Hinds
Vault examines the beautiful interior-ness in the work of Tasmanian architecture firm Taylor and Hinds.
In 2020, Gabrielle Chanel, Manifeste de Mode premièred at the Palais Galliera: Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. Soon to make its international début in Melbourne, it is the first exhibition in Australia to focus on the enigmatic French couturière. Here, VAULT looks at the retrospective through the life of Mlle Chanel.
Jenna Lee is a Gulumerridjin (Larrakia), Wardaman and KarraJarri Saltwater artist with mixed Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and Anglo- Australian ancestry. Vault chats with her about the importance of identity in her multidisciplinary material- centred practice.