Thursday 27 – Sunday 31 October 2016
Wednesday 26 October, 6-9pm
Juliette Amies / Lucy Be / Aston Creus / Evie Davies / Dileepa Dayananda / Lucinda Rose / Gemma Evans / Caitlin Fargher / Alic Furber / Neelam Gopalani / Lucia Hayes / Edward Hefferman / Olivia Inwood / Angus Laird / Abby McAlpine / Tallulah Rose / Lisa Murray / Darya Novaya / Tara Jade Pearson / Luke Power / Patrick Power / Phanos Proestos / Melanie Reeves / Leanne Thompson / Angela Yu
A group exhibition by the collective ‘I Used to be an Artist Once’, featuring emerging Sydney artists studying sculpture, performance and installation at UNSW Art & Design.
Squeeze/Impressure is a collective response to the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy that will eventually impact Marrickville and the area in which AirSpace Projects is located. The show is curated by the studio group Site and Situation, as part of the Master of Curating and Cultural Leadership at UNSW Art & Design.
This an eclectic manifestation of artworks, located within a repurposed light industrial sweatshop. Here the urban fabric of this post-industrial suburb is punctuated with ecological reflections that feature video, textiles, photography, performance and sculpture
This corner of Marrickville, adjacent to the Cooks River, supports a community of people, small business and a diverse natural habitat. The effect of high density urban renewal has brought into play forces that will change the face of the landscape: permanently shaping the identity of this neighbourhood. What does the terraforming of Sydney’s transport infrastructure reveal of broader trends within the 21st century development mindset?
The artists explore these questions drawing on tactics including psycho-geography and time-based practice; working with found imagery and objects. The result: a destabilisation of categories; a challenge to neoliberal attitudes and a celebration of community and difference.
Squeeze/Impressure accentuates the value of critical thinking and collaboration. It celebrates the continuing tuition provided by art schools in a polarised Australian political environment.