7 Jun 2013


Shane Haseman, Life, Death, Etc., 2007, Courtesy of the artist (past work)

Presented by The Balnaves Foundation

12 March – 15 May 2011

More artists = more new art in 2011

NEW11, ACCA’s annual commissions exhibition, offers more artists from more places around Australia the opportunity to make something new and have it shown in 2011.

For the past eight years, ACCA has offered six or seven promising Australian artists the chance to create a work for its popular NEW exhibition series. In 2011, the exhibition will be expanded to include new works from ten artists.

Selected by curator Hannah Mathews, the artists hail from Melbourne, Sydney and Perth and while each have been commissioned to create a work that reflects their individual concerns and practices, all are linked by a common interest in materiality.

“Ranging in scale and media, the work made by these artists for NEW11 question, extend, re-contextualise, activate and even negate the physical properties of their chosen materials,” says Mathews, an ACCA Associate Curator. “The outcome will be an exhibition where the uncanny, symbolic, political, historical and comedic can all be found,” she says.

The NEW11 artists are:
Fiona Abicare, Rebecca Baumann, Tim Coster, Greatest Hits, Shane Haseman, Mark Hilton, Dan Moynihan, Brendan Van Hek, Justene Williams and Annie Wu.

NEW11: 12 March – 15 May 2011

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 111 Sturt Street, Southbank.
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Weekends and Public Holidays
11am–6pm. Mondays by appointment.
Tel: 03 9697 9999. Admission: Free.
For further media information: Katrina Hall on 03 9697 9999,
mobile 0421 153 046 or email

*The Balnaves Foundation supports eligible organisations that aim to create a better Australia through education, medicine and the arts with a focus on young people, the disadvantaged, and Indigenous communities.