anne marsh - body  sefl

Diary of a Dead Beat Modern Art Type

Foreword: Prof. Anne Marsh
Introduction: Damian Smith
Gulag Publishing - 2000
Along with the work of Peter Kennedy, Mike Parr and Kevin Mortenson, Gary’s early work was seminal.  He had grasped the key concepts of the avant-garde from a very early on the cross over between art and the everyday’.
Dr. Anne Marsh – Monash University

Chronology - The 70s (1972 - 1982)


'…AND THE LEOPARD LOOKED LIKE ME!" 1980 - 1982
Performance & Videotape: with Richard Boulez; Soundtrack - Paul Grabowski

Performances;

1980 - ‘I & I’ Studio, Brunswick Street, Melbourne

Adelaide Festival for the Arts - Fringe

ACT 2 Performance Festival Canberra

Video Presented;

1982 - NU VIEW - AFI Theatre, Melbourne

1982 - Sydney Bienale, Art Gallery of N.S.W.

1983 - Experimental Video/Film Festival, Munich - Germany

2011 - Expeimental Art Foundation - Adelaide; Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane: Centre for Contemporary Photography - Melbourne


STRATEGIES FOR GOODBYE: 1980- 1982
Manifesto and Video: with Eva Schramm
Manifesto Broadcast - 3 CR Melbourne

1982 Sydney Biennale

Australie: La Reve et Le Real - Musee D’Art Moderne, Paris

Continuum - Scan Video Gallery, Tokyo

An Eccentric Orbit - Museum of Modern Art, New York

National Gallery of Canada - L.A. County Museum etc.

Australian Video Art – Art Gallery of New South Wales

Australian Art of the Last Ten Years, Australian National Gallery


TE VE VU DU - 1981
Collaborative video work: with Eva Schramm & Christine Meering.

7 tapes in all; Siobhan Ryan, David Argue, Jeff Busby, Tony Oliver, Christine Meering (Ma Prem Surabi- Dr. Shrubs), Eva Schramm & Gary Willis.

Presented @ MASS Galley - Fitzroy 2000


TE VE VU DU - 1980
Video work with Eva Schramm

Clifton Hill New Music Centre, Melbourne

Adelaide Festival for the Arts - Fringe

Australian Art of the Last Ten Years, Australian National GalleryTE VE TABOO, Video Festival, ‘82 Sydney Biennale

NU VIEW - AFI Theatre MelbourneVIDEOLA – Curated by Brendan Lee - Physics Room New Zealand.


HOLY WORD - 1980
Collaborative video tape with Eva Schramm and Robert Randal & Frank Bendenelli
Soundtrack: Warren Burt

Sydney Biennale 1982

Experimental Film & Video Festival - Munich

Continuum - Scan Video Gallery, Tokyo

'Australie - La Reve et Le Real' - Musee D’ Art Moderne, Paris


The Flying Trapeze Café 1980
Murals - New Wave Cabaret - Brunswick Street Fitzroy, Melbourne

Murals -featured some 35 portraits of local and mythic cabaret stars - painted by Gary Willis, with selected artists including; Brian Seidel, Ania Walwitz, Richard Boulez, Paula Dawson, Melwitz Folino, Ralph Eberlein & Andy Warhol.

Brunswick Street Fitzroy, Melbourne


IS THIS WHAT YOU CALL LOVE? - 1979
Television Event: Collaborative video with Eva Schramm
Soundtrack: Ken Guntar

TV TABOO - Sydney Biennale 1982

CTC –7: Television Canberra - ACT 2 Performance Festival Canberra

ATN – 9: Television Adelaide - Adelaide Festival for the Arts

VIDEO CATALOGUE Issue #3 – Curated by Brendan Lee


The Shooter's Gallery 1973 - 1979
Multimedia installation;

Sydney Biennale

Victorian Ministry for the Arts Gallery

Queensland Festival of the Arts

Benalla Regional Art Gallery

Shepparton Regional Art Gallery


ROCK - 1973 - 1979
Multimedia Installation:

Woolloomooloo – Sydney Biennale

Video Plus Group – Open Channel, Fitzroy.


PERFORMANCE - WORK - 1979
Collaborative performance with Simon Hopkinson

P.I.T. Performance Festival, Melbourne


New York - Art Beat - Chelsea Hotel - Mudd Club - CB GB's etc. 1978 - 1979

REMEMBER-FORGET - 1978
Poster Installation

Melbourne City CBD


ART WORKS - 1978
Conceptual works

Warehouse Galleries - South Melbourne


ART-PERFORMANCE-LECTURE - 1978
Collaborative performance with Simon Hopkinson

La Trobe University

R.M.I.T. University, Melbourne


TWO ARTISTS – PAINTING – POWELL STREET - 1977
Collaborative installation and performance with Simon Hopkinson

Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne


WRITING- DRAWING – PICKING UP LEAVES - 1977
Cllaborative performance with Simon Hopkinson + Chancey Gardiner

Brighton Cultural Centre, Melbourne


ART-WORK - 1977
Collaborative installation & performance with Simon Hopkinson (Permanent)

Mildura Sculpture Triennial - Mildura


THINKING OF DOING A LITTLE PAINTING - 1977
Performance with Simon Hopkinson

Various locations around Melbourne including: National Gallery of Victoria, Realities Galleries, Powell Street Galleries, Warehouse Gallery, Botanical Gardens etc.


DINNER for 4 at 8 AM - 1977
Performance - Directed by Simon Hopkinson - with Alison Richards and 3 others

R.M.I.T. University - Melbourne


BOREDOM - 1976
Installation & Performance

P.I.T. Performance Festival Vic.


1975 - 1976  Travelling Buddhist student – Chenrezig Monastery Qld., Rhyutakuki monastery Japan & Wat Mahartart, Bankok, Thailand

CREATION-DESTRUCTION - 1974

Interactive conceptual scuplture: with Tyra Hutchins

Riverina C.A.E, Wagga Wagga - N.S.W.


ZZZZZ - 1973
Installation: Performance with 5 logs, forestry truck & 5 forestry workers- 1 Government van & two govt. workers

Canberra City Square – A.C.T.


 BIRDS – SONGS - 1973
Conceptual performance; concieved by Gary Willis
Performance; N.U.D.E. (National University Dance Ensemble) directed by Lindy Tennenbaum
Soundtrack: Jim Cotter

Australian National University - Canberra


ABOUT – FACE - 1973
Conceptual Event: for A.B.C. – Television, Canberra

with Simon Cluff, Janet Scott, Jessica & Miranda Douglas.


ALL SENSES BALL - 1973
Collaborative, multi-disciplinary conceptual event conceived with Janet Scott & the SALT Group

Involving 60 artists incl: Tim Burns, Harry Le Grand, John Wilson, Linda woolfit, John Tucker, Sylvia & The Synthetics (Lana Lunette & Snow White pictured above), John Fisher, Steve Dunstan, Tim Spellman, Michael Desmond, Kevin Abbey, Heather Ellyard, Dave Kearney, Mick Glasheen, Martin Sharp, Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band, Hilary Wrigley, John Stevens, Ross McGregor, Mitch Johnson, Barabara Mau, Booby Gledhill, Michael Burns, Phillip Mead, Dick Hopkinson, Simon Cluff, Graham Jackson, and others

Albert Hall, Canberra - A.C.T.


A FACT IS A FACT IS A FACT - 1972
Performance:

Demonstration - Parliament House, Canberra – A.C.T.


FIRE – WATER - 1972
Installation: UNESCO
Culture/Counter Culture Conference

Australian National University - A.C.T


'Gary Willis was an anarchic performer in the days when it mattered … I remember some of Willis' freewheeling anarchic performance pieces. What was exciting about them was they were often unrehearsed, unannounced, and occassionally dangerous ... those were the days when the fringe really was the fringe ... '
Peter Timms - 'Sign of the Times' - The Age (Nov 2000)

National Library of Australia record below;

Title Diary of a Dead Beat Modern Art Type: Gary Willis, 1972-1982
Authors Gary Willis, Anne Marsh, Damian Smith
Edition 40 full colour images
Publisher Gulag Publishing, 2000
ISBN 0646403702, 9780646403700
Length 108 pages - colour & B/W
Subject
Art
General
Art / General
Art and society
Artists
Arts, Modern
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Originally published in support of the exhibition entitled 'The Situationalist Activities of Gary Willis - 1972-1982'

MASS Gallery - Melbourne, Fitzroy 2000

Contact; Gary Willis for a copy ($35:00 Aust.)

‘Arguably the most detailed and significant record of Australian in the 70’s that has been written.’

Terry Whelan – Archivist of Australian Art

‘Gary’s work challenged the boundaries of art with a volatility which transgressed notions of identity, pushing both himself and his art to the breaking point.  This book questions the sustainability of such practices’.

David Harley – Artist