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ARTIST TALKS

Saturday 25 February 3-5pm

I See Queer People

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Three fab exhibitions staged for the

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival 2017

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Boys don’t cry

Kieran Butler

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Disco Infirmo

Curated by Jane Polkinghorne

Trevor Fry, Tina Havelock Stevens, Danica Knesevic, Renny Kodgers, Ladonnarama, Sean Lowry, Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Jane Polkinghorne, Ingrid Stiertzel

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Worse than Animals

Phil Soliman

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ALL WELCOME

10 Junction Street Marrickville

just 6 minutes walk from Marrickville Station

All images courtesy of the artists and AirSpace Projects ©2017

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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)

Artist Talks

Laura Woodward

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Ben Denham

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Saturday 22 October, 3.30pm

10 Junction Street, Marrickville

Just 6 minutes walk along Schwebel Street from Marrickville Station

Come along to AirSpace Projects on Saturday 22 October, 3.30pm to hear Melboune-based artist and researcher Laura Woodward talk about her current exhibition, Resonate, and Sydney-based artist Ben Denham discuss his drawing machine and laser drawings.

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Laura Woodward’s installation of kinetic sculptures and animations, “focuses upon those subtle, nuanced movements that can be found in organisms, in humans, and in machines, resonating across and between the animate, the inanimate, and the human-made: vibrations, tremors, twitches, pulses, rhythms, and the systems that underlie these movements. Motion, the basis of all life, is present not only in the visible, tangible realm, but right down to the atomic level. It is at the heart of our action and of our inaction, and it is the way in which we understand both time and the world around us. Investigating these movements through the development of new works, Resonate seeks to draw out the ways in which these various forms – organism, animal, non-animal, human, and machine – both resonate with and differ from each other.”

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication in which various contributors – including the exhibiting artist, an artist-curator, an artist-theorist, a poet, an anatomist, and an artist-philosopher – respond to the above conceptual stimulus. Offering texts, drawings, photographs and poetry, the contributions will interweave and overlap, exposing further rhythms, systems and resonances between and across the several practices at play.

Laura Woodward is an artist based in Melbourne. Woodward has been exhibiting sculptural, kinetic installations for over ten years. Her current artistic research involves the creation of looped systems embodied in these sculptural installations. The system’s inherent logic drives its formal and systematic emergences, opening up the opportunity for bodily resonances and experiences forged between artwork and viewer.

Woodward’s work has been nationally recognised through prizes, grants, public commissions, solo exhibitions and significant group exhibitions. She received Australia Council New Work Grants in 2010, 2013 and 2014; won the Agendo Prize for Emerging Artists in 2009; and was awarded the Vulcan Steel Postgraduate Tutorship Award and a Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship Award in 2007. In 2015 Woodward received a ‘Highly Commended’ award for the Art Gallery of NSW Studios in Paris Scholarship. Solo exhibitions include Ararat Regional Gallery, 2015; Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Southbank, 2013; and Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, 2010. Woodward’s practice increasingly involves the creation of large-scale sculptural works for the public realm, including her major upcoming commission Murmur for Marina Tower, Docklands.

Woodward is a lecturer in the School of Art at the Victorian College of the Arts.

Ben Denham

“I grew up in the Blue Mountains and studied visual arts at the University of Western Sydney. I currently live in Croydon Park, near the Cooks River, in Sydney’s inner west. I work with performance video and make machines that engage different parts of the body in the process drawing and writing. In 2002–03 I spent a year and a half in Mexico with the assistance of the Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship. I maintain strong connections to Mexican art and activist culture. I completed my doctorate in 2009; my thesis considered the relationship between art and neuroscience, with a particular focus on gesture and linguistic embodiment. I work part time in web and media production for the Writing and Society Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney where I’ve had the opportunity to shoot and edit a new production of one of Samuel Beckett’s films and to work on a documentary about the Sweatshop Western Sydney Literacy Movement. I also teach one day per week in the drawing department at the National Art School, Sydney.” Ben Denham

Join us for

ARTIST TALKS

Saturday 20 August 2pm

The final day of the August exhibitions

10 Junction Street Marrickville

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Join artists Anie Nheu, Sarah Mufford, Sally Clarke, Brenda Factor and Sara Sohrabian for art talks that delve into topics ranging from the psychology of the displaced body to tessellation and the geometric ratio of 2:1:2:1:2; from inscribed skins and unintended consequences to the formation of dual identity.

The talks will be followed by relaxed conversation over tea and baking concepts presented on TableSpace downstairs, a normally dull space that transforms into a gustatory spectacle on the third Saturday of every month. Why not demonstrate your prowess in the kitchen and participate in this highly coveted exhibition opportunity? We can only encourage you!

 

Image above: August exhibitions. LtoR: Details of works by Anie Nheu, Sarah Mufford, Brenda Factor and Sara Sohrabian.

ARTIST TALKS

Saturday 21 May 2-5pm

The final day of the May exhibitions

10 Junction Street Marrickville

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Join artists Michelle Heldon, Yiorgo Yiannopoulos, Amy Claire Mills and Uri Auerbach for art talks, cake and tea. Engage in conversation about art inspired by cold climates; sites of queer resistance activated by a glance; the secret life of collaboration and meditations on displacement.

ALL WELCOME

Image above: Detail of Kath Fries work from the Beguile i-vii series, 2015, archival photographic print on cotton rag paper, 43x43cm, edition 1/3. Image: AirSpace Projects

 ARTIST TALKS

On Saturday 16 April 2-5pm

The Artists Will Be Present

10 Junction Street Marrickville Sydney

Shalini Jardin, Ainsley Wilcock and Janette Gay will discuss the ideas underpinning their exhibitions from 2.00pm.  Join us and navigate encounters with the ‘other’, the action of ‘grotesquing’ and altered perceptions of space. Conversation and lashing of tea until the closing of the April exhibitions at 5pm.

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Shalini Jardin, hybrid beings (installation view), 2016, HD digital video (4:00 mins). Photo: AirSpace Projects

 

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Ainsley Wilcock, Skin to Green, 2016, faux fur on stretchers, 40.6 x 40.6cm. Photo: AirSpace Projects

 

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Janette Gay, Cornered (installation view), 2016, HD video looped (1:20 mins). Photo: AirSpace Projects.

Artist Talks
2.00-3.30pm Sunday 6 March

Renown artists Phaptawan Suwannakudt and Marie McMahon will be joined by Jasmin Stephens  to discuss their exhibitions and practices and answer your burning questions. Both artists have exhibited widely and have had their work collected by major institutions.  This promises to be a stimulating conversation. All welcome.

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Jasmin Stephens is a Sydney-based curator and writer whose experience extends across Australia and Asia. A regular panel assessor, exhibition judge and mentor, she has recently written for Art Monthly Australia, ArtAsiaPacific and Artlink.

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Mutable Narratives, Precious Metals: Platinum Edition and Chamber

Artists’ Talk

Saturday 20 June, 3.00pm

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Come along to AirSpace Projects on Saturday 20 June at 3.00pm and join Jack Mannix and Yang-En Hume for what is sure to be a lively conversation inspired by their wonderful works.

Topics revolving around gender identity, body parts, memory and their representation in contemporary art will be up for discussion. All welcome!

Warm beverages will be available 

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Exhibitions close at 5.00pm

Image Top: Jacqui Mills, Mutable Narratives, 2015. Video still. Image Coutesy of the Artist.
Image Middle: Opening night in Yang-En Hume’s Chamber. Image courtesy of AirSpace Projects.
Image Bottom: Jack Mannix (right) with Sophie Kitson. Image courtesy of AirSpace projects.
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