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V1_NAB Revised_Art Month

ANTHROPOCENE

3-18 March 2017

Opening: Friday 3 March 6-8pm

Curated by Grace Partridge

Another Kind of Girl

Nicole Monks

Andy Mullens

Kawita Vatanajyankur

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The first iteration of Antidote is an exploration of the female body and the land on which it survives and thrives. Themed ‘Anthropocene’, the works manifest subversive views of this newly discovered and somewhat contentious geological epoch, in which the earth is defined by its negative interaction with human kind. The four artists chosen investigate unique stories of female bodies through a cross-cultural lens, while eliciting how they engage with their physical land – as well as the socio-political issues and cultural questions that may arise from such an interaction.

Another Kind of Girl

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The Another Kind of Girl’ Multimedia Project sees artist and educator, Laura Doggett, facilitate and present photography and film from Jordan, where she has worked for a number of years with Syrian refugees to help document their stories and lives. Another Kind of Girl, (the short film that became the face of the project) was aired at the Sydney Film Festival in 2016, winning numerous accolades, including previews at Cannes and One World Film festivals.

Nicole Monks

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Nicole Monks’ second iteration of Owning the Moon is a manifestation of her body of work: trans-disciplinary and investigating the paradigms of time, place & space between her Indigenous background and her western one.

Andy Mullens

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Andy Mullens’ Bloodline is an intricate tapestry of history and diaspora. An assemblage of photos from Saigon, part strangers/part family – are re-contextualised through a connection of space, and a delicate red thread. Although all faces presented are affected by the war, the presentation of a chaotic family tree allows the viewer to commiserate the loss as well as revel in the connection to home and family.

Kawita Vatanajyankur

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Kawita Vatanajyankur’s Machinized series is visually stunning – and in its simplicity, interrogates the concept of female labour, and the positioning more broadly of the female body in two worlds – her traditional Thai heritage, and the mechanically driven, consumption fuelled world of the West.

Kawita Vatanajyankur is represented by Stills Gallery.

For more information go to Antidote

Images top to bottom:
1. Kawita Vatanajyankur, The Scale of Justice, 2016, from Machinized, single channel HD video, 2:32 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery.
2. Another Kind of Girl (film still), by Khaldiya, 9:31. Director & Cinematographer: Khaldiya Jibawi. Editors: Laura Doggett, Khaldiya Jibawi, Tasneem Toghoj. Courtesy of the artist.
3. Nicole Monks, Owning the Moon (still), 2016. Courtesy of the artist.
4. Andy Mullins, Bloodline, 2014, found photographs, cotton, tape, dimensions varied
5. Kawita Vatanajyankur, The Scale of Justice, 2016, from Machinized, single channel HD video, 2:32 minutes (courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery).

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 Iconoclasts

Opening Friday 6 February 6.00-8.00pm

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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.

 This project is supported by Arts NSW’s NSW Artists’ Grant Scheme, a devolved funding program administered by the National Association of the Visual Arts on behalf of the NSW Government.

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Openings

Friday 6 February – Saturday 21 February

Opening Friday 6 February 6.00-8.00pm

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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 Bennett, 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 Smit, Helen M Sturgess and Sam Valenz

Image Top: Yvette Coppersmith, Arrangement with Grey and Yellow, 2014. Oil on linen, 61cm x 46cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

Image Below: Nuha Saad, Column II, 2011. Acrylic on wood, 63.5 x 29 x 29 cm. Photo credit: Jenni Carter

This is what AirSpace Projects used to be – cold storage for Czechoslovakian beer – and this is the beginnings of a plan being hatched by Jamil Yamini for In Motion on November 22:

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Cancel all engagements on Friday May 2 between 6-8pm.  JD Reforma is coming to AirSpace Projects.

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JD Reforma, Luvo, 2014
Digital stock image appropriated for promotional use. Image copyright Brian Mueller. Used under license from Shutterstock.com

‘Love’ is an installation in two parts. In the video, a figure swings at a cycle of tennis balls served by an unseen opponent. As the sole player, his motivation wavers until his focus gives way to exhaustion or indifference. It is a game played with no cumulative goal or order and, as it progresses, he loses heart. In the accompanying text – a list – names have been catalogued according to the rhythm of the match.

In exploring the tension between narrative and gesture, ‘Love’ attempts to conflate the rhythm of written language with that of the moving image.

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