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June Exhibitions

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Artist Talks and Arvo Tea

Saturday 17 June 3-5pm

GALLERY ONE

When one of my favourite authors, Siri Hustvedt, wrote an essay, My Louise Bourgeois, about one of my favourite artists, I got a little excited. Emotional, even. Louise Bourgeois has become the poster-grrl for many women artists, embodying and transcending the moniker of Confessional Artist. Woman Artist. Confessional Woman Artist. Mother. Difficult Woman. Hustvedt’s essay is the catalyst for My Emotionalism; an exhibition where the primary mutual endeavour of the artists gathered is to translate emotional states. And more.

Read Ali Noble’s full essay here

GALLERY TWO

Susan Andrews

Off-centre

Susan Andrews, Off-centre, acrylic on ply 2016, 63 x 39 x 5cm. Photo: Marilena Garcia, Blank Canvas Co.

Off-centre in the conventional sense implies that someone or something is not balanced, displaced in space or surface. To reflect some order back into the equation, I chose to work with units of equal measurement but of variable proportion such as the square, rectangle and triangle. By working with these compatible systems of unity, but of varying proportion and scale, I was then able to juxtapose and reconfigure each piece to convey an array of irregular and unfamiliar forms.

THE CRANNY

Tracey Clement

Metropolis Experiment

Tracey Clement, Metropolis Experiment I, 2016-17, rusty steel, salt, laboratory glass, cotton, dimensions variable (max height 200cm). Photo: Tracey Clement

 

A sculptural installation consisting of approximately 20-40 rusty steel structures (40-200cm high each), LOTS of salt crystals, lots of laboratory glass.

It’s the unholy love child of an architectural model and a chemistry experiment: a ruined model city, a metaphor.

Read full description and biography here

DEEP SPACE

Lydia Balbal

Mangala Country

Lydia Balbal, Bin Bin, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 76cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Short Street Gallery, WA.

Lydia Balbal is a Mangala woman. She was married to the Yulparija artist Nabiru Bullen until his death in 2009. Lydia’s country is near Punmu in the Great Sandy Desert of W.A. Her people’s existence was threatened by severe drought so that they had little choice but to leave their traditional country. Her family were some of the last to walk out to the coastal town of Bidyadanga (then La Grange Mission) located two hours south of Broome in the early 70s. Lydia first began painting in 2007 but has already received significant attention from collectors and the media alike.
See more works here

Lydia Balbal is represented by Short Street Gallery, Broome.

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ARTIST TALKS

Saturday 20 May 3-5pm

10 Junction Street Marrickville

Just 6 minutes walk along Schwebel Street from Marrickville Station

1. Stella Chen, Facade of Memory: Caged, 2015-17, camera-based performance, single channel sound/installation, 150cm x 265cm. Photographer Franz Anthony

Join Eunjoo Jang and Stella Chen on Saturday 20 May 3-5pm for more stimulating talks at AirSpace Projects. AirSpace Projects’ Director, Sally Clarke, will also discuss the exhibition of original paintings by Ajay and Vinita Sharma, Review before the Storm, a preliminary exhibition before Ajay Sharma comes out in September for an exhibition of new works and workshops. The four exhibitions offer a broad range of ideas for discussion ranging from the codification of the artist to the interpretation of dreams through modern technologies.  We will delve into questions such as what makes an Indian miniature painting contemporary and how does one come to terms with generational trauma when there are only fragmented memories to work with.

After the talks we will have informal conversations over tea and home-baked cakes. It’s also your chance to catch another moving painting by wax artist Sarah Eddowes, in a most surprising location.

Misael M., Asemic Writing, 2015-2017, Installation, spray paint, canvas, oil, synthetic leather, basket, eggs. Photography by Isabel Rouch.

IWOST

Bonus Open Day

and last day of the May exhibitions

Sunday 21 May 11-5pm

10 Junction Street Marrickville

Eunjoo Jang, Vitruvian Pink, 2017, paint, ink and scratch hologram on aluminium, 120 x120cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

 

Ajay Sharma, Shiva and Parvati (from original series 1-4), khariya, stone pigment, 31 x 41cm. Image courtesy of the atist

 

 

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April Art Talks

Saturday 22 April 3-5pm

Join us for the next round of artist talks by Vilma Bader, Sarah Eddowes and Rebecca Shanahan (Paula do Prado’s exhibition is up but sadly she can’t join us). View Paula do Prado’s vibrant fabric collages, Vilma Bader’s responses to her northern artist residency, Sarah Eddowes’ experimentations in wax and Rebecca Shanahan’s feminist knitting project. Hear artists talk about everything from the doors of Tallinn, spruce and beech, linguistics and semiotics, waxy surfaces, the fusion of the geological and bodily, as well as gendered work under surveillance.  What else would you want to be doing on your Saturday afternoon? If stimulating artist talks are not enough then consider this: we are making cakes!

Four fabulous must-see exhibitions

10 Junction Street Marrickville

A 6-minute easy walk along Schwebel St from Marrickville Station

Bomba Dance and Collage Workshops

Bomba: Afro-Latin Dance Workshop

Saturday 8 April 4.30-6.30pm

or

Thursday 13th April 11am-1pm

$60 (adult) $20* (child 12 – 16yrs)

For bookings go to Afro-Latin Dance Workshop

Hurry! Only 6 places per workshop!

Afro-Uruguayan dancer and choreographer Mariu Meneses Betervide will give a dance workshop with a focus on the connections between movement, music and culture drawing on the richness of Afro-Latin dance traditions. Mariú has been performing and teaching for over 10 years both locally and overseas in various genres and styles. This fun and rhythmic workshop set to Afro-Latin music will introduce participants to her 4 elements technique, exploring Earth, Water, Fire and Air to explore creativity and open up body and sensory awareness. Includes short introductory artist talk by Paula do Prado.

* Children aged 12 and above can join if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Light refreshments provided.

Bomba Offcuts

Fabric Collage Workshop

with

Paula do Prado

Thursday 20 April 2-4pm

$60.00

For Bookings go to Bomba: Offcuts

But hurry! Only 10 places*

Join Bomba exhibition artist Paula do Prado for a hands on workshop turning fabric scraps and remnants into a work of art through collage. Often referred to as appliqué or reverse appliqué, you will be shown how to fuse fabric together using fusible webbing to design and create your own fabric collage artwork to take home. Whilst making you’ll be listening to some of the music that inspired the work for Bomba. The workshop includes an artist’s talk with a focus on the connection between “making do”, craft and keeping culture alive.

No previous experience required as this workshop is suitable for beginners through to experienced crafters and makers. All materials and tools will be provided but if you have cotton or linen fabric you’d like to use or donate feel free to bring it in!

* Children aged 12 and above may also register to participate however they must work in pairs with an attending parent/guardian as we will be using hot irons to fuse fabric together.
Light refreshments provided.

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Special Screening and Talks

Saturday 18 March 2-5pm

Video Screening

Another Kind of Girl Collective

Followed by

Curator and Artist Talks

Grace Partridge and Nicole Monks

Join us on Saturday 18 March for an hour of short videos created by Another Kind of Girl Collective. The video project has been facilitated by US community artist Laura Doggett who has worked for a number of years with Syrian refugees to help document their stories and lives. Another Kind of Girl (the short film that became the face of the project) was aired at the Sydney Film Festival in 2016, winning numerous accolades, including previews at Cannes and One World Film festivals.

The screening will be followed by refreshments and talks by curator and founder of Antidote, Grace Partridge, and Western Australian artist Nicole Monks who has created the beautiful video and sand installation each and every morn at AirSpace Projects.

This is also your last chance to catch exhibitions by Kawita Vatanajyankar, Another Kind of Girl Collective, Andy Mullens and Nicole Monks before they close at 5pm Saturday 18 March.

ALL WELCOME!

ARTIST TALKS

Saturday 25 February 3-5pm

I See Queer People

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Three fab exhibitions staged for the

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival 2017

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Boys don’t cry

Kieran Butler

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Disco Infirmo

Curated by Jane Polkinghorne

Trevor Fry, Tina Havelock Stevens, Danica Knesevic, Renny Kodgers, Ladonnarama, Sean Lowry, Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Jane Polkinghorne, Ingrid Stiertzel

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Worse than Animals

Phil Soliman

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ALL WELCOME

10 Junction Street Marrickville

just 6 minutes walk from Marrickville Station

All images courtesy of the artists and AirSpace Projects ©2017

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WALK AND TALK

WITH

CHRISTINE DEAN

Saturday 17 December from 3pm

Join us for a walk and talk through the galleries with Christine Dean on Saturday 17 December from 3pm. Christine will walk us through the 3 current exhibitions facilitating conversations and, no doubt, offering her own point of view!

It promises to be fun and will be followed by afternoon tea and drinks to see out the last exhibitions for 2016!

All welcome!

Click on exhibition titles below to find out more about the artists and their work!

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Christine Dean participates in the hanging of David Sequiera’s series, What Time Is Grey?, which forms part of Grey Area. Photo: AirSpace Projects.

Grey Area

Sally Clarke, Michelle Collocott, Christine Dean, Brenda Factor, Sarah Newall, Ali Noble + Nuha Saad, Rafaela Pandolfini, Margaret Roberts, Nairn Scott, David Sequeira, Phaptawan Suwannakudt

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Gillian Lavery with her drawing installation, Traverse. Photo: AirSpace Projects.

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Marikit Santiago (R) and partner Shawn Pearl with Tabi-Tabi Po. Photo: AirSpace Projects.

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Marikit Santiago

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November Art Conversations

Saturday 19 November from 3pm

Your last chance to catch four wildly diverse exhibitions!

10 Junction Street Marrickville

An easy 6 minute walk along Schwebel Street from Marrickville Station

Come along to AirSpace Projects this Saturday and join Glenn Locklee, Ellen Dahl, Jacqui Mills and Catherine Polcz in casual and stimulating dialogue about the ideas and methodologies embodied in their current exhibitions.

Followed by afternoon tea!

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Many know Glenn Locklee as one of the most generous contributors to Sydney’s art scene. Glenn regularly visits galleries around Sydney and enthusiastically promotes the work of other artists through social media and blogging. Now it’s his turn! Glenn Locklee’s grandparents migrated to Australia from China and started a furniture-making business in South West Sydney, which his parents continued to manage. This is the environment in which Glenn grew up. His paintings capture a wide range of Sydney urbanscapes, particularly those where light industrial zones are rapidly transforming into high rise apartment blocks. His works have opened up all sorts of conversations from the erasure of memory through Sydney’s rampant development to his work’s relationship to non-objective abstraction. It’s always great talking with Glenn. For more information visit Glenn’s blog: Glenn Locklee

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Ellen Dahl, photographer and video artist, grew up in Norway. Her images, video and objects create a melancholic space informed by the darkness of Northern Hemisphere winters and sparsely inhabited Norwegian landscapes. Here she uses the idea of the island as a metaphor to explore relationships and politics. The spaces she explores offer a poetry of emptiness and isolation, while at the same time being brutally unforgiving. The relationship between the works in this exhibition have been painstakingly calibrated, perhaps not so much to create specific meanings as to evoke a mood that facilitates particular forms of reflection. Read Yvette Hamilton’s essay here

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Jacqui Mills is an award winning video artist and Master of Fine Arts candidate at UNSWAD. Her work, Something In The Room, communicates through a sensitive play of light and shadow cast upon objects in her home. While there is a strong sense of absence, her observations bring a selection of inanimate objects to life, objects that have passed through time and many hands to arrive in this space that surrounds her. It could be that this work addresses the very notion of being.

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Catherine Polcz draws upon her combined education and experience as an artist and scientist to present a fascinating ‘museum’ dedicated to plant consciousness. Conceptually resembling a cabinet of curiosities, her exhibition explores humanity’s relationship to the plant world, our efforts to ascertain the nature of plant intelligence and the culture that has developed around this question. It is both quirky and enlightening. Yet, are we any closer to finding out what a plant knows? Catherine is a recent arrival to Sydney from Toronto and has worked on some great projects including Mmuseumm in New York. Read Alicia Nauta’s exhibition essay here

Images top to bottom:
1. Glenn Locklee, Urban Fragment 13 (detail), 2016, oil on Alupanel, 33 x 35cm
2. Ellen Dahl, New World, 2016, archival pigment print on photo paper 33 x 46cm
3. Jacqui Mills, Something in the Room, 2016, video projection 09:35 min loop, stereo sound
4. Catherine Polcz, cultural artifact on display in Herba morbus
(all images courtesy of the artist)
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