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WALK AND TALK

WITH

CHRISTINE DEAN

Saturday 17 December from 3pm

Join us for a walk and talk through the galleries with Christine Dean on Saturday 17 December from 3pm. Christine will walk us through the 3 current exhibitions facilitating conversations and, no doubt, offering her own point of view!

It promises to be fun and will be followed by afternoon tea and drinks to see out the last exhibitions for 2016!

All welcome!

Click on exhibition titles below to find out more about the artists and their work!

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Christine Dean participates in the hanging of David Sequiera’s series, What Time Is Grey?, which forms part of Grey Area. Photo: AirSpace Projects.

Grey Area

Sally Clarke, Michelle Collocott, Christine Dean, Brenda Factor, Sarah Newall, Ali Noble + Nuha Saad, Rafaela Pandolfini, Margaret Roberts, Nairn Scott, David Sequeira, Phaptawan Suwannakudt

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Gillian Lavery with her drawing installation, Traverse. Photo: AirSpace Projects.

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Marikit Santiago (R) and partner Shawn Pearl with Tabi-Tabi Po. Photo: AirSpace Projects.

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November Art Conversations

Saturday 19 November from 3pm

Your last chance to catch four wildly diverse exhibitions!

10 Junction Street Marrickville

An easy 6 minute walk along Schwebel Street from Marrickville Station

Come along to AirSpace Projects this Saturday and join Glenn Locklee, Ellen Dahl, Jacqui Mills and Catherine Polcz in casual and stimulating dialogue about the ideas and methodologies embodied in their current exhibitions.

Followed by afternoon tea!

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Many know Glenn Locklee as one of the most generous contributors to Sydney’s art scene. Glenn regularly visits galleries around Sydney and enthusiastically promotes the work of other artists through social media and blogging. Now it’s his turn! Glenn Locklee’s grandparents migrated to Australia from China and started a furniture-making business in South West Sydney, which his parents continued to manage. This is the environment in which Glenn grew up. His paintings capture a wide range of Sydney urbanscapes, particularly those where light industrial zones are rapidly transforming into high rise apartment blocks. His works have opened up all sorts of conversations from the erasure of memory through Sydney’s rampant development to his work’s relationship to non-objective abstraction. It’s always great talking with Glenn. For more information visit Glenn’s blog: Glenn Locklee

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Ellen Dahl, photographer and video artist, grew up in Norway. Her images, video and objects create a melancholic space informed by the darkness of Northern Hemisphere winters and sparsely inhabited Norwegian landscapes. Here she uses the idea of the island as a metaphor to explore relationships and politics. The spaces she explores offer a poetry of emptiness and isolation, while at the same time being brutally unforgiving. The relationship between the works in this exhibition have been painstakingly calibrated, perhaps not so much to create specific meanings as to evoke a mood that facilitates particular forms of reflection. Read Yvette Hamilton’s essay here

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Jacqui Mills is an award winning video artist and Master of Fine Arts candidate at UNSWAD. Her work, Something In The Room, communicates through a sensitive play of light and shadow cast upon objects in her home. While there is a strong sense of absence, her observations bring a selection of inanimate objects to life, objects that have passed through time and many hands to arrive in this space that surrounds her. It could be that this work addresses the very notion of being.

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Catherine Polcz draws upon her combined education and experience as an artist and scientist to present a fascinating ‘museum’ dedicated to plant consciousness. Conceptually resembling a cabinet of curiosities, her exhibition explores humanity’s relationship to the plant world, our efforts to ascertain the nature of plant intelligence and the culture that has developed around this question. It is both quirky and enlightening. Yet, are we any closer to finding out what a plant knows? Catherine is a recent arrival to Sydney from Toronto and has worked on some great projects including Mmuseumm in New York. Read Alicia Nauta’s exhibition essay here

Images top to bottom:
1. Glenn Locklee, Urban Fragment 13 (detail), 2016, oil on Alupanel, 33 x 35cm
2. Ellen Dahl, New World, 2016, archival pigment print on photo paper 33 x 46cm
3. Jacqui Mills, Something in the Room, 2016, video projection 09:35 min loop, stereo sound
4. Catherine Polcz, cultural artifact on display in Herba morbus
(all images courtesy of the artist)

Upcoming Exhibitions

4-19 November 2016

Opening

Friday 4 November 6-8pm

Gallery One

Glenn Locklee

Con-struct Redux

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Glenn Locklee’s paintings capture his observations of the increasing redundancy of small business and domestic manufacturing; and the proliferation of high-rise, high-density living as house and land ownership become increasingly unattainable.

Gallery Two

Ellen Dahl

This Is Where We Meet

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Dahl’s photographic installation explores the concept of the island to reflect back upon the contemporary self and the political. The ‘island’ as the notion of the definitive edge, with its hard boundaries and fixed limits. The individual versus the collective. Me and you. Us and them. A metaphor for the nation state. Yet the shoreline is corroding and new islands are born.

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Jacqui Mills

Something In The Room

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Dwellers of inhabited spaces are often perceived as being the protagonists, or activators, of the spaces in which they live. Something in the Room questions the notion of presence and absence in the context of the home, suggesting that perhaps there are other protagonists activating space without the presence of the dweller.

Catherine Polcz

Herba morbus

airspace-promo-webCatherine Polcz examines the field of plant intelligence to explore the mysterious nature of plants and our relationship to nature; science fact vs science fiction and museums as trusted places that disseminate knowledge.

Images top to bottom:
1.Glenn Locklee, Density. Courtesy of the artist.
2. Ellen Dahl, Untitled, 2015, archival pigment prints. Courtesy of the artist.
3. Jacqui Mills, Something In the Room, 2016 (Video Still). Courtesy of the artist.
4. Catherine Polcz, Herba Morbus promo digital image, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.

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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.

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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.

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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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August Exhibitions

Friday 5 – Saturday 20 August

Opening Event: Friday 5 August 6-8pm

Gallery One

Anie Nheu

Forms on Edge

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One of the ideas that sustains Anie Nheu’s visual exploration is the relationship the body forms to the space it inhabits. ‘Relationship’ encapsulates the experiences of a body in a myriad of affect and effects, both tangible and intangible. The background narrative is told through a female body of a perpetual migrant who was born into a predominately patriarchal culture. Resettlement and adaptation brought changes in traditionally assigned roles. Negotiations for place and roles in new communities and at a micro level within the family were acutely felt. These ideas form the basis of the visual framework for the exhibition.

Gallery Two

Sarah Mufford

Repeat

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Sarah Mufford’s practice explores intuitive, abstract expressionistic technique juxtaposed with mathematical patterning of circular, sacred geometry derived from Eastern and Western methodologies. It is an acknowledgment of the history of abstraction and uses ritual as both process and philosophical driving force.

Overlapping, repeated circle tessellations form grids emphasising spatial relationships within the composition. The resulting four segmented star-like shapes painted in opaque white and transparent rose reference the mathematical process that Giotto and his Bottega employed in decorative sections such as fabric drapery and also in the manner with which he devised the gold star ceiling of the Scrovegni chapel in Padua, Italy. This geometric ratio is 2:1:2:1:2, or “One Between Two”.

It is also found in traditional Indian Miniature painting and used as a ritualistic mantra and methodology in the depiction of any kind of organisational, decorative pattern from leaf and flower shapes, to fabric, brickwork, carpet and flooring. In Repeat Mufford uses this method of sacred geometry to organise the pattern of tiny plant references, gold leaf work and grid.

The Cranny

Sally Clarke and Brenda Factor

Beast People

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Inspired by Dr Moreau’s experimental lab, Clarke and Factor combine, by way of a metaphorical vivisection, their practices and materials to create a hybrid installation of materials and ideas. Clarke literally references the scientist’s laboratory with a suggestion of unintended consequences while Factor produces skins impregnated with medieval imagery of fantastical creatures.

Deep Space

Sara Sohrabian

Rapture/Rupture

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Rupture/Rapture addresses the inevitability of change while acknowledging the strong hold that memory can hold over the present. For migrants, who have lost a direct connection to their culture and to the ties of their past, identity shifts between a duality. While embracing the many aspects of a new culture, a feeling of isolation, division and dislocation can ensue. Rupture/Rapture explores these complex feelings.

Images Top to Bottom: Anie Nheu, Double-Edged, 2016, mixed media on design board, 56.5 x 17cm. Image credit: Anie Nheu; Sarah Mufford: Catalunya (detail), 2016. Image courtesy of the artist; Brenda Factor, Skins, 2016, silicon, various dimensions. Image courtesy of the artist; Sara Sohrabian, Rupture/Rapture 5, 2015. Image Courtesy of the artist.

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Saturday 23 July

Ajay Sharma

AirSpace Projects and Ashfield Library

Chai and Cheerio again

Miniature Painting Demo

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STOP PRESS

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/

June Exhibitions

Friday 3 – Saturday 18 June

Opening Event: Friday 3 June 6-8pm

Gallery One

Unravel

Nerine Martini

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Unravel is an exhibition of drawings and sculptures. This body of work continues Martini’s interest in ideas of belonging, loss, displacement, migration, travel and home. It is a response both to the uncertainties of our time as well as a personal narrative, one that is yet to fully unravel.

Gallery Two

Site Seeing

Fiona Hooton

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The works in Site Seeing are models assembled from found, toy-building blocks and sampled fragments of film. They are constructed impressions of cities, their nightly romantic spectacle and their mortgage belts and housing bubbles.

Fiona Hooton is a Canberra-based artist who is currently the artist-in-residence at Thirning Villa, Ashfield until 16 June.

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It Speaks of Others

Kate Brown and Tom Hungerford

Curated by Elyse Goldfinch

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It Speaks of Others is a collaborative exhibition that will explore the unexpected and abstracted relationships between the human voice and it’s emotive, communicative force. Kate and Tom have both discovered a fascination in the human voice through their musical backgrounds and experiences as artists working with sound. By transforming the gallery into a living organ, the artists will inscribe the space through a vocal performance from 6pm – 7pm on the opening night.

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Memory Catchers

Joanne Makas

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Memory Catchers is an investigation into how memory can be carried or stored within the materiality of an object. The work grows from an inquiry into the physicality of painting and using colour as a device to trigger memories of past places, times and events.

Images Top to Bottom: Nerine Martini, Between Certainties, 2016, 104 x 187 x 132cm, plywood, woven plastic bags. Image courtesy the artist; Fiona Hooton: Codebox 3, Image courtesy of the artist; Ear, 2016, promotional image: Tom Hungerford; Joanne Makas, Tea-In-Sin, 2015, cotton, oil, acrylic, marble dust, wood, 28 x 36 x 60cm. Image: Document Photography.
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