In the Art World: 27 August – 2 September

An artist talk with photographer Polly Borland and an exhibition of Palestinian photography and video feature among our pick of the best exhibitions, openings and events happening this week at galleries and museums around Australia.
1. Tiwi Design Ceramics
JamFactory, CollectorSpace, 19 Morphett Street, Adelaide SA. 31 August to 20 October 2012.
This exhibition includes the vibrant pottery works produced at Tiwi Design, an indigenous art centre located on Bathurst Island. It forms part of the Australian Ceramics Triennale.
2. Beyond the Last Sky: Contemporary Palestinian Photography and Video
Australian Centre of Photography, 257 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW. 1 September to 18 November 2012.
Beyond the Last Sky showcases the diversity of contemporary Palestinian photography and video, which has increasingly moved away from documentary work to more experimental and innovative forms. It is the first exhibition in Australia to solely focus on these mediums.
3. The Lookout: Locust Jones, Justine Varga, Rania Stephan and Anri Sala
National Art School Gallery, National Art School, Corner of Forbes and Burton Streets, Darlinghurst NSW. 30 August to 12 October 2012. Opening Wednesday 29 August, 6pm – 8pm.
Join Locust Jones, one of the artists participating in The Lookout, on Saturday 1 September from 11am to midday for a free artist talk. Jones will be discussing process and inspiration behind the 100 metre drawing he has been working on.
4. Polly Borland: Everything I Want to be When I Grow Up
UQ Art Museum, James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive
The University of Queensland, St Lucia Qld. 1 September to 25 November 2012.
Visitors are invited to join artist Polly Borland and curator Alison Kubler on a free tour of the exhibition on Saturday 1 September from 4pm until 5pm.
5. MCA Art Bar – Curated by artist Shaun Gladwell
Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, The Rocks NSW. 31 August, 7pm to 11pm.
Bookings essential. For tickets visit here.
Artist Shaun Gladwell takes over a wing of  Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art for one night of lectures, live music, film screenings and DJ-sets. To see some of Gladwell’s new work, head along to the Art Gallery of New South Wales where the artist’s Broken Dance (Beatboxed) shows until 21 October 2012.

All images appear courtesy of the artists and their galleries.

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