Friday 6 February – Saturday 21 February
AirSpace Projects is expanding it’s exhibition space into the indoor driveway and basement next door. The new development also includes a workshop/seminar area as well as an outdoor courtyard where Sarah Newall is currently undertaking a three-month sustainability project. To celebrate this expansion, we are holding a group exhibition called Openings. Artists will be interpreting the term as they see fit.
Participating artists: Annie Aitken, Susan Andrews, Janine Bailey, Kylie Banyard, Mike Barnard and Jacqui Mills, Ciaran Begley, Robert Bennetts, Anthony Cahill, Sue Callanan, Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen, Leo Coyte, Rox De Luca, Lynda Draper, Michele Elliot, Alex Falkiner, Jan Fieldsend, Natalie Gock, Veronica Habib, Natasha Halicki, Yvette Hamilton, Kendal Heyes, Pollyxenia Joannou, Erin Keys, Deborah Kelly, Hyun-Hee Lee, Glenn Locklee, Fleur MacDonald, Francesca Mataraga, Tony McDonald, Fiona Meller, Jacqui Mills, Sarah Newall, James Nguyen, Anie Nheu, Rafaela Pandolfini, Sue Pedley, Jane Polkinghorne, Emma Price, Margaret Roberts, Catherine Rogers, Nuha Saad, Marlene Sarroff, Kristel Smits, Helen M Sturgess & Mo Giddy and Sam Valenz
A Selection of Works
Kylie Banyard is represented by Galerie Pom Pom.
Random openings in the visual fabric encourages new interpretations of preconceived spatial concerns.
This work is occupied and animated by a performer so that it appears to hover between utlititarian object and living form. Once the performance is completed it takes on other configurations in its resting form.
Under the Arches, 2015. Oil on board, 40 x 45cm.
Leo Coyte is represented by Galerie Pom Pom.
Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen
The human voice forms an invisible thread connecting one person to another. Linking mouths to ears, vocal vibrations join the openings into our bodies. Through physical resonance, we can affect the mental and emotional state of another being. This ink study is a visual exploration of this thread.
Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen is represented by Atrium Gallery
Rox De Luca
Rox De Luca is a visual artist based in Sydney Australia. She received a Bachelor of Arts (Visual) from Canberra School of Art (1985) and a Graduate Diploma in Arts Administration, University of NSW (1988).
De Luca’s recent works focus on the concepts of abundance, excess and waste; and are reflections on the plastic detritus she collects predominantly from Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach.
Saved White, 2014. Mixed media. Dimensions variable: 230 x 35cm.
Saved White (openings), 2015. Mixed media. Dimensions variable: 40 x 20 x 13cm.
Lynda Draper is represented by Gallerysmith, Melbourne
Night Sky III: camera obscura, 2015. Screen print, drawing, collage, textile and flocking, 24 x 40cm. No image available.
Far from what is familiar
Bringing what is familiar
Money speaks many languages in the modern world. I have used money as a symbol of good luck as it can open many possibilities in life. Often used as a dedication in religion or as a gift on special occasions especially in a superstitious culture such as Korea.
Hyun-Hee Lee is represented by Artereal gallery
Li Wenmin is represented by Flinders Street Gallery
Installation/sculptural banner work: 22.39m x 1.95m/0.975m
banner for Sculpture by the Sea (Tamarama), 2014, was a work installed along the south railing above Tamarama beach for the duration of the 2014 Sculpture by the Sea exhibition. The work functioned as a spatial painting, set against the dramatic landscape of the beach. The banner is the latest in a series of works commenced in 2012, that use stripes based on various fabric patterns as a form of expanded painting, exploring size and scale in architectural space. This body of work presents the striped motif in different formats and uses different materials to create large-scale installations that respond to architectural spaces or the landscape.
A Feeling on Openings, 2015. Acrylic on plywood. Organic dimension (roughly 90×85 cm). Image courtesy of artist.
Bridging the Gap, 2015. Acrylic, foam board,38 cm width 122 cm length (variable ). Floor/wall work
Helen M Sturgess and Mo Giddy
Do you have a secret? Something you’ve never told anyone, or avoided telling someone? In this work, a web of secrets is spun in the dark, as each participant reveals their secret to another, anonymously …