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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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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!

 

Alex Falkiner returns with another one of her amazing workshops!

Sunday 12 October 1.00 to 4.00pm

Join visual artist and maker Alex Falkiner to learn how to stitch off the page. This is follow up workshop from Drawing With Thread but can be also be taken independently. Alex will walk you through a variety of techniques using needle and thread to stitch beyond the page. Playing around the edges you’ll learn techniques like netting, fringing and blanket stitch to create different lace-like effects.  You’ll have time to experiment, combine, and layer the techniques to create interesting effects. All materials, tea and bickies provided. However you are most welcome to bring along an interesting base cloth or stitched piece that you’d like to create an edging for or expand upon. Also bring any beads or embellishments you’d like to experiment with. Bookings Essential.

For more information and bookings go to Eventbrite. Places are limited!

 

 

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