JOALAH Rodd House, Mt Tomah,
Sunday 25 January 2015
THE LOST HOUSE, presented by Modern Art Projects – MAP was a pre- renovation viewing and exhibition held in a forgotten modernist property, designed by Corry Barraclough Wilson FAIA in 1964. Located on the northern edge of the Blue Mountains, Mt Tomah, the open house event featured the first opening ever of the Rodd families’ 1960s modernist ranch with exotic tree gardens. The garden’s main areas of tree collection are South American, Chinese and rare Australian.
The exhibition at THE LOST HOUSE was curated by Anthony Bond OAM, from a collection of performance documentation and related material, mostly from his private collection but also on loan from artists. Among the artists are Yves Klein, Marina Abramovic, Julie Rrap, Derek Kreckler, Sarah Miller, Jill Scott and one time or present locally based artists Anne Graham, Mike Parr, Jon Rose, Adrienne Gaha, Alan Schacher, Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro.
Anthony Bond OAM is a freelance writer and curator, and until recently Director Curatorial at the Art Gallery of NSW where he was responsible for collecting and displaying international contemporary art since 1984. He publishes in journals and catalogues here and overseas. Bond has curated two international Biennales one in Sydney in 1992 one in the UK in 1999. Bond has also curated historical exhibitions such as Body 1997 and Self Portrait: Renaissance to Contemporary for the National Portrait Gallery London and AGNSW Sydney 2005-6. Anselm Kiefer Aperiatur terra 2006-2007 at White Cube London and at AGNSW. Francis Bacon: five decades November 2012 at AGNSW. He has also curated a great many moderate sized monographic and theme exhibitions, as well as artist’s projects.