– Australian Art Review has commissioned an essay about the changes happening at TMAG for the February/March issue of the magazine (2013).
Following her travels to Paris and Venice in October 2011 to interview Christian Boltanski and to see his work, Chance, at the Venice Biennale, Honeywill travelled to London, Paris and Oslo in July 2012 for further research. In London visiting the Herzog and de Meuron collaboration with Ai Wai Wai on the 2012 Serpentine Pavillion in London and the Chelsea Physic Gardens.
While in France she visited Corbusier’s, Villa Savoye, in Poissy and Monet’s house and garden in Giverny. In Paris the Centre Pompidou was showing the Gerhard Richter retrospective and in the new regional Centre Pompidou-Metz she experienced Shigaru Ban’s brilliant building based on an up-side-down coolie hat. On show at Metz was a survey exhibition of Sol Lewitt wall drawings 1968-2007 (black and white) and a survey exhibition of the design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. In suburban Paris she visited, MAC/VAL, a large contemporary art gallery dedicated to French artists and set within a garden for the community. And at the Grand Palais she promenaded through Daniel Buren’s huge work, Exentrique(s) for Monumenta 2012.
In Oslo she became fascinated with the contemporary use of turf roofs covered with woodland plants in both the suburbs of Oslo and in the regions. She explored the landscape of the fiords and mountains and noisily celebrated mid-summer’s eve with locals before returning to Hobart.
– Australian Art Review commissioned an essay about her survey exhibition IN-Grained. Titled ‘IN-Grained: works in wood (exposed and disguised) 2003-2012′ the essay, focuses on her collaboration with architect/curator, Peta Heffernan. Read the article in Australian Art Review issue 36, 2012, pps. 50-53 or the ‘publications’ section of this website (please note that my name is incorrectly spelt as Honeywell not Honeywill as it should be)
– Veiled and IN-Grained: works in wood (exposed and disguised) 2003-2012
These exhibitions defined 2012. Veiled closed at the end of February 2012 and reviews by Robert Nelson and Esther Anatolitis can be seen in the ‘articles’ section of this website. Moira Smiley’s series of performances with Sue Johnson and Amelia Alder in The Gallery @ Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre on Saturday 4 February will remain an indelible memory, enchanting, confronting and ethereal. As a survey exhibition IN-Grained moved to a different level. This achievement was made possible by collaboration with architect and curator Peta Heffernan, of Liminal Spaces. The experiential journey Peta created for the audience and our collaborative piece, Groundcover are highlights (although the opening with 200 people including the Premier was amazing). Moira Smiley and VOCO returned to perform our most recent collaboration based on my shopping list books bringing humour and sound activated by human movement to the gallery. www.moirasmiley.com
Reviews for IN-Grained by Andrew Harper and Clyde Selby can be found in the ‘articles’ section of this website.
– International Collaboration
Moira Smiley, new music composer and singer, and VOCO (Moira Smiley, April Guthrie and Inga Swearingen) have completed their second collaboarative work with Greer Honeywill. The works will be shown in Veiled and IN-Grained in 2012. Extraordinarily, Moira Smiley and VOCO will travel from LA to perform the works live at each opening.
– Tribute to Margaret Olley
Following her commissioned essay for Island Magazine, ‘Home As Museum: The New Temples of Art’, issue 125, 2011, pps. 82-88, Honeywill responds to a new commission paying tribute to Margaret Olley. Honeywill uses a conversation about childhood remembrances and cooking, part of an interview with Olley in 1998, as a basis for her essay. Island Magazine, ‘Still Life Pudding: An interview with Margaret Olley (1923-20011)’, issue 127, 2011, pps. 56-63 www.islandmag.com