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Special Summer Exhibitions

18-27 January 2018

Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11am – 5pm


Wednesday 17 January 6-8pm


Nostradamus: a January offering

curated by

Sebastian Henry-Jones and Nanette Orly

Suu-Mei Chew
Kalanjay Dhir
Szymon Dorabialski
Mimi Kind
Mashara Wachjudy
Justine Youssef

Opening Wednesday 17 January 6-8pm

The past year has delivered a tumultuous series of events that has affected people on a global scale. In uncertain times, there is a tendency to interpret and respond to change, to feel connected and in control once more. Nostradamus: a January offering will explore notions and practices of ritual as a way of connecting with a new understanding of ‘the future’. How do rituals, objects of power and faith allow us to gain new perspectives of a fragmented present?

Opening at the start of a new year, the exhibition then, is itself a ritual, an attempt at forecasting and influencing the course of 2018. The show wishes to consider the exhibition format itself as ritual, and would like to exaggerate these aspects of exhibition-making and artistic practice. Nostradamus: a January offering brings together the work of six emerging artists that offer a range of alternative futures, different attitudes towards the future and ways ahead, or simply offer instruction as to how to make do in our current time.

Image above: Justine Youssef, Ashes to ashes or palm ash to your wrist (film still), 2017, single channel video (1:02min on loop), text on a4 paper, dimensions variable.


Emerging artists Belle Blau, Paula McCambridge and Cameron Stead present new works with curatorial assistance provided by Upasana Papadopoulos. FLEX  explores, challenges and disrupts the power structures that frame their personal, professional and political lives through use of various mediums including painting, installation and digital media.


Pamela Leung

Pamela Leung’s works often draw on the migratory experience with relationships, connections, displacement and diaspora being the dominant themes. She uses red or white in her works to refer to cultural, spiritual and traditional memories as well as meditation, Zen, emotion and the ordinariness of everyday life. She frequently brings together found materials or everyday objects to create symbolic sculptures or installations. Through the process of mark making, her drawings are careful compositions of lines that strongly suggest meditations on the everyday.


Marlene Sarroff

Indeterminate Structures

“What is unknown can only be imagined”

The intervention into the Deep Space consists of a complex system. Created out of many small parts, the building of the whole is considered from the point of view of the whole rather than the single parts. Arising from the unplanned assembling, transitory structures of an indeterminate nature, are created with an emphasis on modes of organisation and interrelated arrangements. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, further possibilities will be explored in reorganising the structures, shifting, disseminating and altering the shapes and re-arranging them into new formations with ongoing consideration of the space they are situated in.

Have a wonderful break everyone!

AirSpace Projects reopens 11am Friday 5 February 2016


Thank you to all the artists, curators, writers, neighbours and visitors who have made the second year of AirSpace Projects so possible and worthwhile

We love our arts community

We look forward to seeing you all again at our first opening on Friday 5 February 2016 and throughout the year

Sally and Brenda

So what’s up first?

Opening Friday 5 February 2016 6-8pm


I’m OK, You’re OK

Merryn Hull

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The title of the exhibition explores the idea of ‘being’ and references Eric Berne’s Transactional Analysis concept of 4 levels of OK-ness. It does this by creating the opportunity to look into our lives from the outside and builds on the idea that ordinary things can become quite special if viewed in particular ways. Ordinary objects are transformed into art objects so that aluminium, plastic sheet, foil, coloured wrap and tape expand elements of daily life into a broader narrative. Hull’s work is composed of a series of framed views and reflective surfaces which locate and also distort the viewer’s sense of contemporary realism. It does this through the use of the ‘window’, the mirror and the digitised image which act as framing mechanisms for a momentary, found connection to a different though recognisable reality.

Image: Merryn Hull, I’m OK, You’re OK, 2015. Installation view. Image credit: Merryn Hull


Her Moving Presence

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Ella Condon, Fiona Davies, Kath Fries, Sylvia Griffin, Melissa Howe, Yvette Hamilton, Danica Knezevic, Vivienne Linsley, Sarah Breen Lovett, Sara Morawetz, Katy B Plummer, Tamara Voninski

An exhibition of moving image work by twelve women artists that navigates implied and actual presence through video, projection, interactivity and screen-based performance.

This project has been supported by


Image: Katy B Plummer, Zombie Suffragist (We Retain Hope That Cooler heads May Yet Prevail), single channel video.




Projection and Performance Night

Saturday 22 November 7.30 – 9.30pm

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The Mayor of Marrickville, Councillor Mark Gardiner, will be opening the event at 7.30pm

AirSpace Projects, neighbours, lots of fabulous artists and Tai Chi fitness Australia are working together to create a window of art action in this normally sleepy street. Take a stroll down Junction Street between the hours of 7.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday 22 November and be surprised!  This project is unfolding organically so we don’t quite know what to expect ourselves!

Artists include: Andrew Aaron, Elizabeth Ashburn, David Attwood, Sarah Bliss, Sue Callanan, Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen, Maryanne Coutts, Ben Denham, Beth Dillon, John A Douglas, Sarah Eddowes, Bonita Ely, Josh Foley, Allan Giddy, John Gillies, Veronica Habib, C.Moore Hardy, Fiona Hooton, Gillian Lavery & James Nguyen, Dawn Joy Leong, Allison M. Low & SSYSTM, Jacqui Mills, Norie Neumark & Maria Miranda, Edward Ohanessian, Rafaela Pandolfini, Sue Pedley, Phoebe Port, Jacek Pryzybyszewski, Nina Ross, Linda Rowan & Hamilton Churton, Marlene Sarroff, Helen Sturgess, Abdullah M I Syed, Mark Titmarsh, Katie Williams & Emma Hicks, Jamil Yamani & Louisa Dawson and Yiorgos Zafiriou

Inquiries regarding participation or other to

This project is supported by Marrickville Council


Sue Chang, Tai Chi Master, Acu-Point Health Qigong Nature Therapist and Director of Tai Chi Fitness Australia, will be lending her support to the event by running a Tai Chi demonstration in Junction Street during the projection and performance night. Sue will set you In Motion so come prepared in flat shoes!



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Top Image: Jacqui Mills, Places That Sometimes Disappear, 2014. Video Still
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