Born in Iran, Hossein Valamanesh migrated to Australia in 1973. His sculptural and installation-based work, which combines cultural elements from Australia and his native Iran, relates to memory, cultural dislocation, loss, and the progression of time.
Joint exhibit between Adelaide Central School of Art and the National Art School with Louise Haselton, Damian Dillon, Bernadette Klavins, Toni Warburton, Michael Kutschbach, Marian Tubbs, Mary-Jean Richardson, Chelsea Lehmann, Hossein Valamanesh, Gary Deirmendijan, Laura Wills & Kirtika Kain
In 2015 an extended PICA Salon with a distinctly Western Australian focus explores recent artistic tendencies towards storytelling, ideas around humanity and empathy, and a renewed interest in experiences that are phenomenological, esoteric, or sensorially charged.
“In the Beginning…” Highlighted the School’s origin at Bloor Court (1982-1988), presenting the work of some of those who contributed to the School’s foundation, including works from the Bloor Court period, and recent works, by Peter Baka, John Hinds, Kay Lawrence, Leo Neuhofer, Christopher Orchard, Anna Platten, Rory Richardson, Rod Taylor and Hossein Valamanesh.
Free admission sponsored by Telstra; MCA Ambassadors; with thanks to the Art Gallery of South Australia. An exhibition of key works spanning the past decade of the career of Iranian born Australian artist Hossein Valamanesh.
Source: Solo Survey Exhibition Linkage Project, Tasmanian School of Art, UTAS MCA archive printout
A series of specially commissioned works by prominent South Australian practitioners in the Art Museum’s North Terrace display window, 24 hour viewing. The Windows series continued until the demolition of the art Museum building for the University of South Australia’s City West stage two development, including a new Art Museum.
Source: Solo Survey Exhibition Linkage Project, Tasmanian School of Art, UTAS UNISAM exhibition archive