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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

1012.30am, Sunday 12 June

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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Have a wonderful break everyone!

AirSpace Projects reopens 11am Friday 5 February 2016

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Thank you to all the artists, curators, writers, neighbours and visitors who have made the second year of AirSpace Projects so possible and worthwhile

We love our arts community

We look forward to seeing you all again at our first opening on Friday 5 February 2016 and throughout the year

Sally and Brenda

So what’s up first?

Opening Friday 5 February 2016 6-8pm


GALLERY ONE

I’m OK, You’re OK

Merryn Hull

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The title of the exhibition explores the idea of ‘being’ and references Eric Berne’s Transactional Analysis concept of 4 levels of OK-ness. It does this by creating the opportunity to look into our lives from the outside and builds on the idea that ordinary things can become quite special if viewed in particular ways. Ordinary objects are transformed into art objects so that aluminium, plastic sheet, foil, coloured wrap and tape expand elements of daily life into a broader narrative. Hull’s work is composed of a series of framed views and reflective surfaces which locate and also distort the viewer’s sense of contemporary realism. It does this through the use of the ‘window’, the mirror and the digitised image which act as framing mechanisms for a momentary, found connection to a different though recognisable reality.

Image: Merryn Hull, I’m OK, You’re OK, 2015. Installation view. Image credit: Merryn Hull

GALLERY TWO, THE CRANNY AND DEEP SPACE

Her Moving Presence

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Ella Condon, Fiona Davies, Kath Fries, Sylvia Griffin, Melissa Howe, Yvette Hamilton, Danica Knezevic, Vivienne Linsley, Sarah Breen Lovett, Sara Morawetz, Katy B Plummer, Tamara Voninski

An exhibition of moving image work by twelve women artists that navigates implied and actual presence through video, projection, interactivity and screen-based performance.

This project has been supported by

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Image: Katy B Plummer, Zombie Suffragist (We Retain Hope That Cooler heads May Yet Prevail), single channel video.

EXHIBITIONS CONTINUE UNTIL

SATURDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2016


 

Two exhibitions opening at AirSpace Projects on Friday 1 May 6.00-8.00pm

Ajay Sharma

Past Continuous

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 To be opened by Dr Diane Losche, UNSW | Art and Design,
after the Puja ceremony at 6.30pm.
Performance of Indian classical music by
Manbir Singh (vocal), Inderpreet Singh (vocal and harmonium) and Ranbir Singh (tabla).

We are thrilled to announce that Ajay Sharma is returning to Sydney from Jaipur for his second solo exhibition, Past Continuous, at AirSpace Projects. He will be exhibiting a unique series of works as well as paintings in the Indian miniature painting tradition.

In the series Past Continuous, Ajay Sharma expresses his love and respect for the wonderful legacy of traditions handed down by his ancestors: ‘It is still very much part of us, part of our culture and of our identity.’ Yet all around him Ajay Sharma is witness to the decay of these traditions and the destruction of the exquisite remnants of the past as India undergoes rapid modernisation and social change. His work provides a profound commentary on the collision of old and new and poses the question as to whether or not anything can be done to save this legacy.


Screen Memories

Photographs by Kendal Heyes

 

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This series takes its title from Freud’s term ‘screen memory’, used to describe a vivid but banal memory that functions to hide another, more traumatic one. The series also plays with other ideas related to screens and memory-images, and how one image can give rise to another through association. Screen Memories uses contemporary and historical photographs in a series in which images from different times and places interact, creating an interplay of narratives within the gallery space.

 

Top Image: Ajay Sharma, 2015. Image courtesy of the Artist.

Bottom Image: Kendal heyes, 2015. Image Coutesy of the Artist.


 

 

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