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Artist Talks

Laura Woodward

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Ben Denham

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Saturday 22 October, 3.30pm

10 Junction Street, Marrickville

Just 6 minutes walk along Schwebel Street from Marrickville Station

Come along to AirSpace Projects on Saturday 22 October, 3.30pm to hear Melboune-based artist and researcher Laura Woodward talk about her current exhibition, Resonate, and Sydney-based artist Ben Denham discuss his drawing machine and laser drawings.

Laura Woodward

Laura Woodward’s installation of kinetic sculptures and animations, “focuses upon those subtle, nuanced movements that can be found in organisms, in humans, and in machines, resonating across and between the animate, the inanimate, and the human-made: vibrations, tremors, twitches, pulses, rhythms, and the systems that underlie these movements. Motion, the basis of all life, is present not only in the visible, tangible realm, but right down to the atomic level. It is at the heart of our action and of our inaction, and it is the way in which we understand both time and the world around us. Investigating these movements through the development of new works, Resonate seeks to draw out the ways in which these various forms – organism, animal, non-animal, human, and machine – both resonate with and differ from each other.”

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication in which various contributors – including the exhibiting artist, an artist-curator, an artist-theorist, a poet, an anatomist, and an artist-philosopher – respond to the above conceptual stimulus. Offering texts, drawings, photographs and poetry, the contributions will interweave and overlap, exposing further rhythms, systems and resonances between and across the several practices at play.

Laura Woodward is an artist based in Melbourne. Woodward has been exhibiting sculptural, kinetic installations for over ten years. Her current artistic research involves the creation of looped systems embodied in these sculptural installations. The system’s inherent logic drives its formal and systematic emergences, opening up the opportunity for bodily resonances and experiences forged between artwork and viewer.

Woodward’s work has been nationally recognised through prizes, grants, public commissions, solo exhibitions and significant group exhibitions. She received Australia Council New Work Grants in 2010, 2013 and 2014; won the Agendo Prize for Emerging Artists in 2009; and was awarded the Vulcan Steel Postgraduate Tutorship Award and a Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship Award in 2007. In 2015 Woodward received a ‘Highly Commended’ award for the Art Gallery of NSW Studios in Paris Scholarship. Solo exhibitions include Ararat Regional Gallery, 2015; Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Southbank, 2013; and Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, 2010. Woodward’s practice increasingly involves the creation of large-scale sculptural works for the public realm, including her major upcoming commission Murmur for Marina Tower, Docklands.

Woodward is a lecturer in the School of Art at the Victorian College of the Arts.

Ben Denham

“I grew up in the Blue Mountains and studied visual arts at the University of Western Sydney. I currently live in Croydon Park, near the Cooks River, in Sydney’s inner west. I work with performance video and make machines that engage different parts of the body in the process drawing and writing. In 2002–03 I spent a year and a half in Mexico with the assistance of the Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship. I maintain strong connections to Mexican art and activist culture. I completed my doctorate in 2009; my thesis considered the relationship between art and neuroscience, with a particular focus on gesture and linguistic embodiment. I work part time in web and media production for the Writing and Society Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney where I’ve had the opportunity to shoot and edit a new production of one of Samuel Beckett’s films and to work on a documentary about the Sweatshop Western Sydney Literacy Movement. I also teach one day per week in the drawing department at the National Art School, Sydney.” Ben Denham

In Motion Festival 2016

1-22 October at Airspace Projects

10 Junction Street Marrickville

SOUND IN MOTION

Wednesday 12 October, 6-8pm. All Welcome!

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Featuring Splinter Orchestra and Nicole Morton

Curated by Maeve Parker and Katie Winten

In Motion Festival 2016 will amplify the relationship between sound and motion, utilising audio to provoke action or, in opposition, introduce stillness.

Splinter Orchestra
The Splinter Orchestra is a large-scale electro-acoustic improvising ensemble based in Sydney, Australia. For 13 years they have provided a forum for musicians to improvise and experiment in a large group setting. Playing together is the fundamental activity, and the group meets regularly to do just that.

Splinter strives to replace the almost military-like regimentation of most orchestral tropes to provide a communal structure in which individual musicians are free to experiment with sound. Creating an environment where players can create, despite differing layers of experience, is a complex socio/political, perhaps even idealistic exercise. However, the sounds produced by the orchestra result in unique and powerful experiences for both audiences and performers. Space and context play a key part in shaping the music of the Splinter Orchestra. As improvising musicians, the group aims to maintain an awareness of their environment, spatial and acoustic, together with their own individual sonic contributions and those of their fellow players. There is a clear relationship between sound and space.

During Sound In Motion, the Splinter Orchestra will perform an extended work that traverses the unique structure of AirSpace Projects in Marrickville.

Nicola Morton
Nicola Morton is an electronic music artist that uses DIY experimental processes in composition and performance. Among her diverse approaches to music-making is her recent experiments with smart phones, Wi-Fi and psychic ability during the full moon. National Film and Sound Archive has collected a set of her solo experimental electronic recordings. She has released on Australian DIY labels: Breakdance the Dawn; Alberts Basement and European labels: Musica Dispersa and LF Records.

Nicola Morton will be improvising with synthesizers and an antenna tuned to respond to the Wi-Fi in 2 android phones and then perform: WIRELESSPSYCHICS EXPERIMENT #10: SWITCH ON/FULL MOON Share the crazy energy of the full moon with someone in your home.

Give them 2-3 Wi-Fi capable devices, whilst you shut your eyes, ask them to switch the Wi-fi ON in only one of the devices. Then you can open your eyes (or keep them shut) and pick the device with the Wi-Fi turned on. Can be done IRL or over Skype etc

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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/

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Three New Exhibitions

Opening on Friday 5 June, 6.00-8.00pm

All Welcome!

Jacqui Mills

Mutable Narratives

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Precious Metals: Platinum Edition

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Chamber

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AirSpace Projects will be closed for installation until Friday 5 June 11.00am

We have been busy behind the scenes at AirSpace Projects preparing for the expansion of our space into the indoor driveway and basement next door. It’s been a lot of hard work but we’re almost there! Frank ter Meulen of Dutch Touch did a sterling job building platforms, stairs and walls, we couldn’t have asked for a better job. Then the painting day working bee got underway. Huge thanks to James Nyugen, Veronica Habib, Veronica Shen, Ciaron Begley, Janine Bailey and George. Sally has been refining her concreting skills to fill in various gaps and has just one more coat of paint to do on the floors before it’s pretty much done.

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There will be three new exhibition spaces to add to the main gallery: Gallery Two, The Cranny and Deep Space. The spaces vary in size and can be reserved individually or in groupings. We have already received inquiries and while we have not yet called for proposals and uploaded information to our blog, we are accepting proposals and are very happy to discuss the conditions and your ideas with you. Information coming soon on the blog!

We now also have a permanent workshop area. Li Wenmin and her Drawing Through Journey class has tested out the new workshop area and if the resulting drawings are any indication, the space is working brilliantly!

Upcoming Workshops – Soon!

Alex Falkiner will be running her ever-popular workshops Drawing With Thread (un-embroidery) on Sunday 25 January 1.00-4.00pm and Stitching Off The Page (fancy edgings) on Saturday 31 January from 1.00-4.00pm.

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For more information and bookings check eventbrite:

http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/drawing-with-thread-un-embroidery-tickets-14971832153?aff=erelexporg

http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/stitching-off-the-page-fancy-edgings-tickets-14971698754?aff=erelexporg


 

Exhibitions

This year’s exhibition program will be commencing with two exhibitions both opening on

Friday 6 February 6.00-8.00pm

Iconoclasts

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Yvette Coppersmith
Chelsea Lehmann
Paul Williams
Heidi Yardley

The exhibition Iconoclasts takes the etymology of the word ‘Iconoclast’ literally as a ‘breaker of images’. Artists explore this concept individually and collaboratively with the directive to ‘break’ each other’s images, resulting in paintings that are layered, excavated and ‘Frankensteined’ in the style of exquisite corpse.

Image above: Chelsea Lehmann, Berlin, 201-14. Oil and resin on linen, 82 x 75.5cm. Image courtesy of the artist

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Openings

 To celebrate the opening of the new spaces we are holding a group exhibition where artists choose to respond to the term ‘openings’ in any way they see fit.

Artists include Annie Aitken, Susan Andrews, Janine Bailey, Kylie Banyard, Ciaron Begley, Robert Bennett, Anthony Cahill, Cindy Chen,  Leo Coyte, Rox De Luca, Lynda Draper, Nat Gock, Veronica Habib, Yvette Hamilton, Kendal Heyes, Pollyxenia Joannou, Erin Keys, Hyun-Hee Lee, Glenn Locklee, Fleur MacDonald, Francesca Mataraga, Jacqui Mills and Mike Barnard, Sarah Newall, James Nguyen, Anie Nheu, Emma Price, Catherine Rogers, Nuha Saad, Marlene Sarroff, Kristel Smit, Helen Sturgess …

More on this exhibition coming soon …


Courtyard Residency

Sarah Newall is undertaking a three-month residency from February until the end of April to transform the dilapidated courtyard at the rear of AirSpace Projects into a sustainable gardening project. Where possible she is using recycled materials and even recycling an artwork donated by Francesca Mataraga! The garden will be a work-in-progress and you are welcome to visit during openings and opening hours.

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Intimate Worlds, featuring the work of Fleur MacDonald, Stephanie Monteith, Anie Nheu, Catherine Rogers and Kaye Shumack continues until December 20. It’s a beautiful and reflective exhibition to end the year on. Read Glenn Locklee’s review in sixtoeight.

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But the action doesn’t stop there.

Check out our January Drawing Workshops! 

In January Li Wenmin will be running two fabulous workshops Drawing For Beginners and Drawing Through Journey in the soon to be opened workshop area. Check Workshops on our menu for more information.

Wenmin is a practising artist who specialises in drawing. She trained in Beijing and has acquired a PhD (Fine Arts) from the College of Fine Arts, UNSW. Wenmin has been teaching at a tertiary level for well over ten years and is well positioned to not only assist you to acquire skills in drawing but also to build an understanding of what drawing is and the role of drawing in contemporary art today. Li Wenmin is represented by Flinders Street Gallery.

Alex Falkiner will also be re-running her popular Drawing With Thread and Stitching Off The Page on 25 and 31 January respectively. More details to come.

AirSpace Projects will be opening again on Friday 6 February 2015 with Iconoclasts. Stay tuned for details.

Image Above: Anie Nheu, We watched as she did a handstand single handedly, 2014. Mixed media, variable dimensions. Photo credit: Anie Nheu

Projection and Performance Night

Saturday 22 November 7.30 – 9.30pm

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The Mayor of Marrickville, Councillor Mark Gardiner, will be opening the event at 7.30pm

AirSpace Projects, neighbours, lots of fabulous artists and Tai Chi fitness Australia are working together to create a window of art action in this normally sleepy street. Take a stroll down Junction Street between the hours of 7.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday 22 November and be surprised!  This project is unfolding organically so we don’t quite know what to expect ourselves!

Artists include: Andrew Aaron, Elizabeth Ashburn, David Attwood, Sarah Bliss, Sue Callanan, Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen, Maryanne Coutts, Ben Denham, Beth Dillon, John A Douglas, Sarah Eddowes, Bonita Ely, Josh Foley, Allan Giddy, John Gillies, Veronica Habib, C.Moore Hardy, Fiona Hooton, Gillian Lavery & James Nguyen, Dawn Joy Leong, Allison M. Low & SSYSTM, Jacqui Mills, Norie Neumark & Maria Miranda, Edward Ohanessian, Rafaela Pandolfini, Sue Pedley, Phoebe Port, Jacek Pryzybyszewski, Nina Ross, Linda Rowan & Hamilton Churton, Marlene Sarroff, Helen Sturgess, Abdullah M I Syed, Mark Titmarsh, Katie Williams & Emma Hicks, Jamil Yamani & Louisa Dawson and Yiorgos Zafiriou

Inquiries regarding participation or other to sally@airspaceprojects.com

This project is supported by Marrickville Council

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Sue Chang, Tai Chi Master, Acu-Point Health Qigong Nature Therapist and Director of Tai Chi Fitness Australia, will be lending her support to the event by running a Tai Chi demonstration in Junction Street during the projection and performance night. Sue will set you In Motion so come prepared in flat shoes!

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Life In Motion

See In Motion Event under Exhibitions for information about the fabulous line-up of artists.

Top Image: Jacqui Mills, Places That Sometimes Disappear, 2014. Video Still

A Creative Space For You

AirSpace Projects is excited to announce that we are now leasing extra space which, among other projects, will be devoted to the development of a workshop and  lecture program that offers tuition and dialogical space for emerging and established artists as well as the curious public.

Our blog will be continually updated with the latest information so follow the links Participate: Proposals and Workshops >Workshops to see what’s on offer.

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Coming up for a full day on Sunday 7 December is another textile workshop with contemporary textile artist Alex Falkiner. Every workshop offered by Alex at AirSpace Projects/SquarePeg Studios is unique. Alex is always keen to incorporate new challenges and investigations into her course materials so, if you have ever undertaken one of her workshops in the past, you can be rest assured that you will always learn new skills.

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Li Wenmin, Picnic

In January 2015 there is the choice of a full-week workshop, Drawing for Beginners, or a three-Sunday workshop, Drawing Through Journey, with the well known artist and drawing lecturer Li Wenmin.  In the drawing workshops, not only do participants receive practical tuition but also a wealth of knowledge about the historical and cultural contexts of drawing.

These courses are suitable for beginners and emerging  artists and established artists who want to take a fresh approach to their practice. Age 16 or over.

More workshops to come!

Join The AirSpace Projects Artist Group

Commences Sunday 22 February 2015, 2.00-4.00pm

In addition to this exciting news artist and academic Kaye Shumack will be facilitating a two-hour Artist’s Workshop from Sunday 22 February 2015. This workshop offers practicing artists in any medium a space for discussion about their works-in-progress. At each session, every artist is invited to speak about their works-in-progress, to gain insights and feedback from other artists at the session. The intention of this workshop is to create an open space for dialogue and critique, to support every artist in the development of existing and new directions. Contact us if you’re interested!

 

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