Melbourne Now


National Gallery of Victoria

Spanning multiple forms of cultural practice Melbourne Now included a selection of art, architecture, design and performance with the ambition of reflecting the complex creative landscape of Melbourne. Presented across The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and NGV International the exhibition sought to reveal the ways in which creative practitioners contribute to the identity of the Melbourne.

Hazewinkel's contribution to the exhibition was a large photo-mediated triptych on carborundum sandpaper titled Material Collision (staring together at the stars) parts 1,2,3  (2013). Representing the artist’s ongoing research into relationships between the history of photography and histories of figurative sculpture, Material Collision (staring together at the stars) parts 1,2,3 revealed one of the ways in which Hazewinkel engages with archives. Here details of three digitally transferred early 20th century gelatin dry plate negatives documenting individual Greco Roman period male figures have been screen printed onto large sheets of sandpaper. Cropped to exclude any periodising elements this powerful and poetic assembly of figures is as contemporary as it is ancient. Individual sheet size 139 x 105 cm. Overall dimensions 146 x 359 cm.