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Ryan is in Return Flight MEL>EDI

July 1, 2017

My poem ‘To See It You Have To Look Hard’ is in the international anthology Return Flight MEL>EDI, published in Australia by Going Down Swinging.

If you’d like to read the poem, it is here.

Ten artists. Ten writers. Almost 17,000 kilometres of planet in between.

Meet ​Return Flight MEL>EDI​: a cross-continental creative exchange between twenty artists and writers in Melbourne and Edinburgh.

Lap up new art, interviews and words from the likes of Tony Birch, Matto Lucas, Chloe Wilson, Ryan Van Winkle, Jane Flett, Mitch Walder, Roz Bellamy​ and Aimee Fairman​.

Design by Jacqui Hagen.

Curated by Elizaveta Maltseva and produced by Going Down Swinging.

Thanks to our sponsors for making this edition possible.

 

Ryan’s poems make a Return Flight to Edinburgh

June 8, 2017

My work will be featured this Friday night at the Number Shop – Studios and Gallery. Doors open at 7pm, close late, with a bar run by Edinbrew.

The Number Shop – Studios and Gallery is proud to present RETURN FLIGHT: a cross-continental exhibition, publication and creative exchange between artists and writers in Edinburgh and Melbourne.

~~~ Opening FRIDAY 9th JUNE 7pm – late ~~~
Local heroes Edinbrew will be running a bar on the opening night and we will be selling copies of the project publication also.
Open 10th – 23rd June. 12-5pm daily. Open until 8pm on 23rd.

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ABOUT RETURN FLIGHT:
Artists are often asked to illustrate writing. In RETURN FLIGHT, the process is reversed. We asked ten artists to respond to the idea of ‘place’, before assigning each work to a writer from the opposite city. The writers could respond however they liked, but without the luxury of context: both artwork and artist names were withheld until the end.

The result? A series of compelling and surprising works that suggest our global creative community is tighter than we think.

FEATURING (MEL <> EDI) :
Roz Bellamy << Molly McEwan
Tony Birch << Alessandro Di Massimo
Aimee Fairman >> Katherine McMahon
Madison Griffiths << Flo Gordon
Phoebe Hearps >> Nick Holdstock
Matto Lucas >> Harry Giles
Mardi Nowak >> Jenny Lindsay
Robert Skinner << Lewis Matheson
Mitch Walder >> Ryan Van Winkle
Chloe Wilson << Natasha Russell
Jane Flett >> Devika Bilimoria

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– RETURN FLIGHT MEL-EDI publication is hot off the press, featuring new art and words from the likes of Natasha Russell, Alessandro Di Massimo, Flo Gordon, Molly McEwan and Lewis Matheson.

– The Number Shop is a wheelchair-accessible venue, please find our further accessibility details on Euan’s Guide. If you have any particular access requirements let us know – we want you there.

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CURATED BY ELIZAVETA MALTSEVA | PRODUCED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GOING DOWN SWINGING

Ryan gets a Return Flight to Melbourne

May 8, 2017

On Wednesday 10 May my poem will be in Melbourne for the launch of Return Flight, a cross-continental exhibition, publication and creative exchange between artists and writers in Melbourne and Edinburgh. The show kicks off at 6pm local time. I won’t be there but Tony Birch, Matto Lucas, Chloe Wilson, Robert Skinner, Roz Bellamy and Aimee Fairman will be.

Enjoy a dram in the Fed Square Atrium to celebrate the launch of RETURN FLIGHT: a cross-continental exhibition, publication and creative exchange between artists and writers in Melbourne and Edinburgh.

WHY LAUNCH WITH US?
– Free entry.
– An easy $15 gets you a copy of RETURN FLIGHT MEL>EDI hot off the press, featuring new art and words from the likes of Tony Birch, Matto Lucas, Chloe Wilson, Ryan Van Winkle, Robert Skinner, Roz Bellamy and Aimee Fairman.
– Whisky tastings thanks to Glenfiddich, who are also celebrating the opening of entries for their 2018 Artists in Residence Prize (winning artists get to work and live for three months at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Scotland).
– $7 whisky cocktails.

EXHIBITION DATES:
May 10-21: Federation Square Atrium, Melbourne
June 9-23: The Number Shop – Studios and Gallery, Edinburgh

ABOUT RETURN FLIGHT:
Artists are often asked to illustrate writing. In RETURN FLIGHT, the process is reversed. We asked ten artists to respond to the idea of ‘place’, before assigning each work to a writer from the opposite city. The writers could respond however they liked, but without the luxury of context: both artwork and artist names were withheld until the end.

The result? A series of compelling and surprising works that suggest our global creative community is tighter than we think.

FEATURING (MEL<>EDI):
Roz Bellamy << Molly McEwan
Tony Birch << Alessandro Di Massimo
Aimee Fairman >> Katherine McMahon
Madison Griffiths << Flo Gordon
Phoebe Hearps >> Nick Holdstock
Matto Lucas >> Harry Giles
Mardi Nowak >> Jenny Lindsay
Robert Skinner << Lewis Matheson
Mitch Walder >> Ryan Van Winkle
Chloe Wilson << Natasha Russell
Jane Flett <> Devika Bilimoria

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Federation Square is a wheelchair-accessible venue. If you have any particular access requirements let us know – we want you there.

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PRESENTED BY FEDERATION SQUARE | CURATED BY ELIZAVETA MALTSEVA | PRODUCED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GOING DOWN SWINGING

Ryan Virtually Appears at Elemental

May 7, 2014

I’ll be appearing via technology at the show ‘Elemental’ at the Melbourne Planetarium this July! The show is an exploration of the cosmos via the words and sounds of some really awesome artists. Via the Facebook event:

With Sean M WhelanEmilie Zoey BakerRyan Van WinkleAndrew Watson,Claire Fischer, Nat Bates, Ai YamamotoChris Nelms, Alex Scott, Daniel Gorman and an introductory talk by Dr Alan Duffy.

Two shows on Thursday July 10 at 7pm and 9pm and Friday July 11 at 7pm and 9pm.

Since the dawn of time, poets have gazed up at the stars and pondered who we are and what it all means. Elemental is a unique performance that explores the universe through the eyes of artists. Taking place inside a planetarium, this show combines live music, poetry, surround sound and video, and the voice of UK scientist John Gribbin to explore the universe and ascribe meaning to our celestial experience.

Elemental is an immersive experience for the mind and body. Lie back in the comfort of a lounger as you lift off into space for your very own guided tour of the galaxy. This visual voyage through the heavens explores four different theories about how the universe began, taking you on a poetic journey through the Big Bang, the theory of everything, M theory and dark matter, accompanied by a soundtrack of live musicians and poetry readings. Experimental musicians, poets and video artists make a spellbinding and unique exploration of quantum physics and cosmology, with a poetic twist. In 2009 this show was a sell out at MIAF and is now with added exciting new works. In Bendigo, there will be two shows on Friday July 18 at 6pm and 8pm at The Discovery Science and Technology Centre, Bendigo with the awesome Klare Lanson and Neil Boyack. Tickets can be purchased through The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas website: http://wheelercentre.com/events/event/elemental1/ Presented by the Wheeler Centre and Scienceworks. With support from Arts Victoria.

Tides Connect Everywhere in the Melbourne Planetarium

April 14, 2014

Really delighted that ‘Tides Connect Everywhere‘, the latest audiovisual collaborative piece between myself and Dan Gorman, will be hosted in the Melbourne Planetarium this month, as part of the exhibition Elemental.

Tides Connect Everywhere is a site specific audiovisual installation commissioned by the Melbourne Planetarium, Australia in January 2014 on occasion of the exhibition ELEMENTAL, science in the dark. The video will be screened in April 2014 in the dome of the planetarium.

Tides Connect Everywhere is to be considered the second chapter of a collaboration with poet Ryan van Winkle and experimental sound researcher- collector and activist Dan Gorman which started In early 2012 with the realization of the music video No Ideas but in things and released on Invisible Agent. Tides Connect Everywhere represents a reflection on the hypothetical presence of a single, all-encompassing, coherent theoretical framework of physics that fully explains and links together all physical aspects of the uni- verse. For this commission I worked with an arch structure of continuously growing geometrical elements taken from my euromeptiness archive of symbols. Very Important is the timing within the transition choices that are meant to be resemble human breathing, therefor not necessarily synched with the track changes.

Red Like Our Room Used to Feel at the Melbourne Fringe

September 16, 2013

On Friday 20 September Red Like Our Room Used to Feel will be making its southern hemisphere début at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. After successful runs at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe, in the Battersea Arts Centre in December 2012, and most recently at the London Literature Festival at the Southbank Centre, we’re really excited to share the show with a new audience.

An intimate poetry performance from Ryan Van Winkle. An audio voyage featuring ambient melodies from Ragland. An installation with paintings, photographs and ephemera from a host of artists. Joy, memory and loss condensed into fifteen minutes. A red room to lay down in. A cup of tea, a snifter of port, and space to listen.

‘Intimate and haunting’ – The Guardian

‘it might be a landmark production for poetry in performance. If you are at all interested in literature, memory, performance or joy, you must see this show’ ***** – The List

‘Simple, yearning and effective’ **** — Time Out

‘An intimate, emotional experience guaranteed to win over even the most poetry-phobic’ –  The Observer

Tickets can be booked on the Melbourne Fringe site, and are by donation only. Whatever you feel it was worth!

What: Red Like Our Room Used to Feel

When: Melbourne Fringe Festival, 20 September – 5 October, 7-9pm (20 min shows)

Where: Fringe Hub – The Warren, North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry St, North Melbourne.

How Much: By Donation.

I’m now taking bookings for the Red Room Melbourne Fringe. If you want to enjoy a free poetry experience just drop me a line and I’ll gladly save you a slot. :::::::: For reservations please email Ryan: ramvanwin@gmail.com; subject line ‘Booking for Red Room’. In the email please write two preferred dates/times if possible. Bookings can be made up until 2pm on the day of the performance.

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