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In Motion Festival 2016

1-22 October

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OPENING NIGHT

Saturday 1 October, 6-9pm

Junction Street Marrickville

Just 6 minutes easy walk along Schwebel Street from Marrickville Station

A three-week multidisciplinary art festival unpacking the theme of motion; Progress. Movements. Time. Slippages. Futures. Change. From 1 – 22 October, presented by AirSpace Projects.

Get In Motion on the opening night as Junction Street is activated with experimental audio visual sets, performance artists on utes, videos hidden in car boots and art around every corner.

Held at AirSpace Projects in Marrickville, the controversial site of the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor, the In Motion Festival 2016 will navigate what it means to be ‘in motion’ and, in contrast, ‘still’ in a time of rapid urban, technological and ecological development. Drawing ideas and potency from this impending change to the local area, In Motion Festival 2016 will pose questions: What are we moving towards and away from? What does it mean to be in motion? How do we navigate a world in constant rapid change? The In Motion Festival 2016 will present dynamic and innovative contemporary multi-arts practice that sits at the nexus of contemporary art, performance and film.

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Curatorial Team

Anna May Kirk, Maeve Parker, Katie Winten, Nerida Ross, Emmerald Dunnfrost, Sebastian Henry-Jones, Alice Joel

Participating  Artists

Jannah Quill, Bronwen Williams, Ben Denham, Benjamin Forster, Show Us You Teeth, Eugene Ward & Patric Kuo, Harrison Witsey, Get To Work, Angela Goh, Joseph Florio, Aston Creus, Laura Woodward, Mitch Thomas, Shalini Jardin, Joe Hamilton, Ash Bell, Splinter Orchestra, Rory McKay, Ivey Wawn, Gina Wagstaffe, Danny Wild, Amrita Hepi, Cloudy Rhodes, Deb Mansfield, Nicola Morton, Brianna Kell, Hayley Coghlan

Feature Exhibition

Gallery One

Laura Woodward: Resonate

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Laura Woodward, Writhe 2015 (detail), acetal, acrylic, water, nylon hose, santoprene hose, fasteners, air fittings, motors, dimensions variable. Image by the artist and Jem Selig Freeman

Programs + Events

Every Saturday (8, 15 and 22 October) for the duration of the festival, AirSpace Projects will house public programs, performances, talk series and more from 1 – 3pm. Experience everything from future conspiracy theory talks to experimental adventure dance performances around the Marrickville area.

~ Get going, get In Motion ~

Sponsored generously by

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Artists’ Talks

Saturday 17 September  3-5pm

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10 Junction Street Marrickville

Just 6 minutes walk along Schwebel Street

from Marrickville station

Pollyxenia Joannou, Anthony Cahill, Kendal Heyes, Francesca Mataraga and Mog&Mog will discuss the ideas underpinning their outstanding exhibitions from 3pm. At 4pm tea and home-baked cakes will be served over casual conversation. Everyone is welcome to show-off their prowess in the kitchen and contribute to what’s on the TableSpace 😜; but don’t fear, we need eaters too. This is another fun, stimulating and community building event presented by AirSpace Projects!

Gallery One

Joannou/Cahill

Red Herring

Red Herring ImagesPollyxenia Joannou and Anthony Cahill have been friends and colleagues for the past three and a half decades and despite being in close contact/discourse over this time, they have never brought their practices together in a collaborative fashion.

So, during regular discussions about their work and where each artist saw their work to be heading, it was decided that they should work on a collaboration called Red Herring.

The aim of this collaboration was to explore what they surmised to be the similarities of each other’s work when exhibited side by side having been sight unseen by the other. It was decided that a theme could be used to give connection, a starting point for the exhibition. This connection was to be based on the subject of shadow as both artists felt an affinity to this as a concept and hence, Red Herring was born.

Joannou and Cahill settled on a format, proceeded to their studios and over the past 12 months, have produced this body of work.

Gallery Two

Kendal Heyes

Polynesia

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Kendal Heyes’ paintings connect to visual experiences associated with Polynesia, in particular, the paintings on velvet of Polynesian women by Edgar Leeteg, popular in the 1930s and 40s, and tapa cloth works, especially the freehand works from Samoa and Niue.

These paintings take from both Leeteg and the Polynesian artists an emphasis on optical effects as an aspect of painting. And like the tapa cloth works they take the form Rosalind Krauss identifies as centripetal grids: ‘Concentrating on the surface of the work as something complete and internally organized,’ each work consists of a series of departures and variations of the grid that frames it.

The Cranny

Francesca Mataraga

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‘stripes and banners’ presents documentation and artefacts from a series of  painting and sculpture projects from 2012 onward.

These works differ in scale, scope and delivery quite broadly but are all based on a set of stripe motifs sourced from a series of fabric patterns. Each work was created for or adapted to a specific site or location and explores different ways of using the stripe motif. Some works are large-scale site-specific paintings or murals, other works are sculptural using domestic architecture – specifically the fence as a visual and physical mode of delivery. Further works have evolved into large-scale banners, literally becoming spatial paintings. All the works function as expanded or spatial paintings, situating the stripe motif in the landscape or in relation to existing architecture where the work in-situ is just as important as it’s photographic image.

Deep Space

Mog&Mog

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Mog&Mog are multi-disciplinary artists Alexandra Edmondson and Kate Fennell. As a creative partnership encompassing art, design, writing and film-making, they are interested in exploring perceptions of self and marginality of identity. Their new show, Future selfis an immersive installation exploring the formation of identity through storytelling.

4 images from top to bottom: 1. LHS: Anthony Cahill, Cave & Moon #4, 2016, oil on linen, 90 x 90cm. Photo credit: Anthony Cahill. RHS: Pollyxenia Joannou, Shadow Whisper, 2016, oil, pigment on wood, 90 x 90cm. Photo credit: John McRae. 2. Kendal Heyes, Untitled #10, from Polynesia series, 2016, oil and crushed marble on velvet , 120 x 91.4cm. Photo: Kendal Heyes. 3. Francesca Mataraga, ‘photographic documentation of banner for Sculpture by the Sea 2014 (Tamarama)’. Image courtesy the artist. 4: Mog&Mog, Future self, 2016, digital image.

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Join us for

ARTIST TALKS

Saturday 20 August 2pm

The final day of the August exhibitions

10 Junction Street Marrickville

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Join artists Anie Nheu, Sarah Mufford, Sally Clarke, Brenda Factor and Sara Sohrabian for art talks that delve into topics ranging from the psychology of the displaced body to tessellation and the geometric ratio of 2:1:2:1:2; from inscribed skins and unintended consequences to the formation of dual identity.

The talks will be followed by relaxed conversation over tea and baking concepts presented on TableSpace downstairs, a normally dull space that transforms into a gustatory spectacle on the third Saturday of every month. Why not demonstrate your prowess in the kitchen and participate in this highly coveted exhibition opportunity? We can only encourage you!

 

Image above: August exhibitions. LtoR: Details of works by Anie Nheu, Sarah Mufford, Brenda Factor and Sara Sohrabian.

Saturday 23 July

Ajay Sharma

AirSpace Projects and Ashfield Library

Chai and Cheerio again

Miniature Painting Demo

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JULY EXHIBITION OPENING RESCHEDULED

to Friday 8 July 6-8pm

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the July exhibitions have been rescheduled to open on Friday 8 July 6-8pm. We ask you to join us to welcome Ajay Sharma and Stephanie Snider to Sydney and to view what are going to be three wonderful exhibitions.

July Exhibitions

8- 23 July 2016

Ajay Sharma (Jaipur)
Stephanie Snider (Brooklyn)
Vinita Sharma (Jaipur)

Opening Friday 8 July 6.00-8.00pm

After the Puja ceremony, exhibitions will be opened by
Dr. Vinod Bahade, Deputy Consul General of India, 6.30pm

Gallery One

Ajay Sharma

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Ajay Sharma, master miniature painter, returns to Sydney from Jaipur to share his observations of the changing role and status of women in India. He will also be exhibiting a Ragamala and others works in the tradition of Indian miniature painting.

Gallery Two

Stephanie Snider

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Stephanie Snider, artist and academic at Pennsylvania State University, presents her latest collages and undertakes a collaborative project with Ajay Sharma at Thirning Villa, Ashfield.

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Vinita Sharma

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We are excited to present Vinita Sharma’s first solo exhibition. Her miniature paintings depict architectural forms and intimate domestic scenes.

Images above courtesy of the artists. All rights reserved © 2016.

A.I.R. Thirning Villa, Ashfield

Ajay Sharma and Stephanie Snider will be the Artists-In-Residence at Thirning Villa, Ashfield from 17 June – 29 July.

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Keep an eye out for their workshops on the Thirning Villa website

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Thirning Villa is supported by Inner West Council

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Come and join us for Qigong.

Good for the body and good for the soul!

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For more information click on the link below

https://airspaceprojects.com/more/workshops/qigong-classes/

ARTIST TALKS

Saturday 21 May 2-5pm

The final day of the May exhibitions

10 Junction Street Marrickville

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Join artists Michelle Heldon, Yiorgo Yiannopoulos, Amy Claire Mills and Uri Auerbach for art talks, cake and tea. Engage in conversation about art inspired by cold climates; sites of queer resistance activated by a glance; the secret life of collaboration and meditations on displacement.

ALL WELCOME

Image above: Detail of Kath Fries work from the Beguile i-vii series, 2015, archival photographic print on cotton rag paper, 43x43cm, edition 1/3. Image: AirSpace Projects

Fiona Hooton

Site Seeing: Exhibition and Residency

17 May – 16 June 2016

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Canberra artist Fiona Hooton will be taking up a one month residency at Ashfield Council’s Thirning Villa from 17 May to 16 June to coincide with her exhibition Site Seeing at AirSpace Projects. During the residency Fiona will be undertaking projects in the Ashfield Council Area.

Read on  to find out more about Fiona Hooton’s events and activities:

Site Seeing

Exhibition, 3-18 June

Opening Friday 3 June, 6-8pm. All Welcome!

AirSpace Projects, 10 Junction Street, Marrickville

New works by Fiona Hooton, Site Seeing includes models and maps of cities assembled from found, building blocks and sampled fragments of film. These assemblages investigate our conflicted relationship with cities, their public sites and private spaces.

www.fionahooton.com.au

Ashfield Stories of Place (digital project)

Stories about place not only enhance local community belonging but also give outsiders insights into the values and connections within the local community. Stories put us in touch with others, our surroundings and with ourselves.

Fiona is seeking volunteers to assist with telling digital stories about Ashfield, people, places and events. If you are interested email:

catfi@netspeed.com.au

Ashfield Lightning Talks

7.15pm, Wednesday 15 June

Thirning Villa, 40 Arthur Street, Ashfield

Come along to hear speakers, channel stories (5 mins each) about spirited people, places and events linked to Ashfield’s past and present.

Held in association with Ashfield locals and community groups.

Suitable for all ages

Free, bookings recommended

https://register.eventarc.com/34390/ashfield-lightning-talks

Shapeshifting – Sculpture Workshop

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Thirning Villa, 40 Arthur Street, Ashfield

Explore what’s extraordinary about the spaces and places you live, in this hands on workshop. Re-shape your neighbourhood by tearing up past and present maps and combining them with your imagination. Investigate ideas of what a ‘model’ city might be and build your own version using recycled materials.
Suitable for ages eight and up.
Free, booking recommended

https://register.eventarc.com/34066/sculpture-workshop-shapeshifting-ashfield

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 ARTIST TALKS

On Saturday 16 April 2-5pm

The Artists Will Be Present

10 Junction Street Marrickville Sydney

Shalini Jardin, Ainsley Wilcock and Janette Gay will discuss the ideas underpinning their exhibitions from 2.00pm.  Join us and navigate encounters with the ‘other’, the action of ‘grotesquing’ and altered perceptions of space. Conversation and lashing of tea until the closing of the April exhibitions at 5pm.

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Shalini Jardin, hybrid beings (installation view), 2016, HD digital video (4:00 mins). Photo: AirSpace Projects

 

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Ainsley Wilcock, Skin to Green, 2016, faux fur on stretchers, 40.6 x 40.6cm. Photo: AirSpace Projects

 

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Janette Gay, Cornered (installation view), 2016, HD video looped (1:20 mins). Photo: AirSpace Projects.

Artist Talks
2.00-3.30pm Sunday 6 March

Renown artists Phaptawan Suwannakudt and Marie McMahon will be joined by Jasmin Stephens  to discuss their exhibitions and practices and answer your burning questions. Both artists have exhibited widely and have had their work collected by major institutions.  This promises to be a stimulating conversation. All welcome.

Stephens

Jasmin Stephens is a Sydney-based curator and writer whose experience extends across Australia and Asia. A regular panel assessor, exhibition judge and mentor, she has recently written for Art Monthly Australia, ArtAsiaPacific and Artlink.

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