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The August exhibitions have now concluded and we are now preparing the galleries for the installation of the September exhibitions

1-16 September 2017

Opening: Friday 1 September, 6-8pm

Talks: Saturday 16 September, 3-5pm

GALLERY ONE

Red Herring II: Construct

Anthony Cahill and Pollyxenia Joannou

This collaboration explores what Cahill and Joannou 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 ‘construct’ (a complex image or idea constructed, piled or put together).
 
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 AND THE CRANNY

Wood Is Part Of Life

Ajay Sharma

Master miniature painter Ajay Sharma and partner Vinita Sharma, will be presenting new paintings and works in the tradition of Indian miniature painting from their studio in Jaipur. Ajay Sharma’s series, Wood Is Part Of Life, is about the cycle of life. It is a reflection on how trees are part of this cycle and how wood accompanies us from birth to death.

Ajay Sharma’s exhibition will be accompanied by two 5-day miniature painting workshops. There are still places left in Workshop 2 from 11-15 September. Go to SquarePeg Studios for more information and bookings.

GALLERY TWO AND THE CRANNY

Recent Paintings

Vinita Sharma

AirSpace Projects presents new paintings by Vinita Sharma as well as works in the tradition of miniature painting. Vinita Sharma has taken elements from different aspects of ancient Indian culture such as paintings, books, clothing, everyday implements, motifs and symbols and combined those elements to create her own unique compositions.

DEEP SPACE

Catherine Polcz

Corpus: a guide to the human body

Catherine Polcz, artist, scientist and museologist, this year presents Corpus: a guide to the human body, a pop-up museum that explores the body, medicine and materiality through the display of historical artifacts, scientific tools and art. This will be an expanding project at AirSpace projects over a three-month period, from September to November.

This exhibition will examine the body as a concept that merges science, pseudoscience, design and art. The simultaneous exploration of these themes allows us to creatively consider our relationship to our bodies throughout history and in different disciplines with distinct theoretical frameworks. The exhibition presents a multifaceted concept of the human body through the display of sixty unique objects.

Catherine Polcz is an artist, scientist and museologist. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science and Biology and a Masters in Plant Science and has studied documentary media and photography at universities and artist-run centres in Canada. She creates interdisciplinary projects that inspire critical thinking about science. Her recent project, Herba Morbus: Museum of Plant Intelligence, was a researched and playful exhibition about historical and contemporary ideas around plant sentience and behaviour. In addition to curating her own museum exhibitions, Catherine is a curatorial researcher with the unconventional and critically renown design centre, Mmuseumm, in New York.

To view expansions of this exhibition please note the dates below

October 6-21
Opening: Friday 6 October, 6-8pm
November 3-18
Opening: Friday 3 November, 6-8pm

This project has been supported by


Images top to bottom: 1. September exhibitions composite image 2. (left) Anthony Cahill, Monument, 2017, oil on canvas, 140 x 140cm. Image courtesy of the artist and (right) Pollyxenia Joannou, Construct, 2017, oil on canvas, 140 x 140cm. Photo credit: John McRae 3. Ajay Sharma, Youth, 2017, stone pigments, khariya on wasli paper, 29.5 x 40cm. Image courtesy of the artist. 4. Vinita Sharma, Untitled, 2017, stone and natural pigments with khariya, gum arabic on wasli paper, 25.5 cm x 35.5cm. Image courtesy of the artist. 5. Catherine Polcz, banner for corpus: a guide to the human body. Courtesy of the artist.

 

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August Exhibitions

 4 –  19 August 2017

Opening Friday 4 August 6-8pm

Artist Talks Saturday 19 August 3-5pm

10 Junction street Marrickville

6 minutes easy walk aong Schwebel Street from Marrickville Station


GALLERY ONE

Landscaping

Amala Groom

Kim Mahood

Nicole Monks

Katya Petetskaya

Douglas Schofield

Peter Sharp

Kristel Smits

 Landscaping brings together the work of seven artists: Amala Groom, Kim Mahood, Nicole Monks, Katya Petetskaya, Douglas Schofield, Peter Sharp and Kristel Smits. Normally understood as a process whereby land is physically modified according to an aesthetic schema, landscaping, in this exhibition, becomes a way of seeing, being and responding. The aim is to bring a variety of perspectives into a dialogue, whether they are driven by formal considerations and/or political and cultural imperatives.

GALLERY TWO

Marie McMahon

Weathered

Perforated colour-forms and flow formations. Recent paintings.

These experiments with organic form and colour come from interactions with some of the natural phenomena at Cape Banks and Cruwee Cove in Botany Bay, from fungus growing in the bush to the contents of rockpools and the perforations created by the weathering of rocks.

THE CRANNY

Jodi Woodward

Matter(ed) Memory

“Our present is the materiality of our life, it is unique for each moment of duration.” (Bergson, H. 1911)

The physicality and alchemy of this drawing investigation, uses steel and paper to contest the delicate and volatile relationship between the two mediums. Drawn with plasma and molten ash this performative record evidences time, chance and endurance, challenging notions of survival and wholeness.

DEEP SPACE

Rosie Thomas

What am I doing? Why are you here?

Time is problematic. It is a measurement of distance. A non-solid that fills a space. What am I doing? Why are you here? proposes a disorientation of ones self in a non-space. Here the artist intersects the real and the invented and invites her audience to be actively self-reflexive. The artist negotiates the moments of failure associated an unsustainable and only partially accessible poetic time-associated materiality.

Images from top to bottom: Amala Groom, Portrait of a Woman, 2015, Epsom pigment print on Ilford Gallerie gloss 310gsm, ed 1/10 + 1AP. Image: Liz Warning; Marie McMahon, Perforated Polychrome #2, 2017. Photo Warren Mackriss, Hi Res Digital Imaging; Jodi Woodward, Plate 1 (detail), 5mm mild steel and ink, 30 x 60cm, Image by Eliza McInnes; and Rosie Thomas, What am I doing? (detail) Why are you here? 2017, Image courtesy of the artist.

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ARTIST TALKS

Saturday 20 May 3-5pm

10 Junction Street Marrickville

Just 6 minutes walk along Schwebel Street from Marrickville Station

1. Stella Chen, Facade of Memory: Caged, 2015-17, camera-based performance, single channel sound/installation, 150cm x 265cm. Photographer Franz Anthony

Join Eunjoo Jang and Stella Chen on Saturday 20 May 3-5pm for more stimulating talks at AirSpace Projects. AirSpace Projects’ Director, Sally Clarke, will also discuss the exhibition of original paintings by Ajay and Vinita Sharma, Review before the Storm, a preliminary exhibition before Ajay Sharma comes out in September for an exhibition of new works and workshops. The four exhibitions offer a broad range of ideas for discussion ranging from the codification of the artist to the interpretation of dreams through modern technologies.  We will delve into questions such as what makes an Indian miniature painting contemporary and how does one come to terms with generational trauma when there are only fragmented memories to work with.

After the talks we will have informal conversations over tea and home-baked cakes. It’s also your chance to catch another moving painting by wax artist Sarah Eddowes, in a most surprising location.

Misael M., Asemic Writing, 2015-2017, Installation, spray paint, canvas, oil, synthetic leather, basket, eggs. Photography by Isabel Rouch.

IWOST

Bonus Open Day

and last day of the May exhibitions

Sunday 21 May 11-5pm

10 Junction Street Marrickville

Eunjoo Jang, Vitruvian Pink, 2017, paint, ink and scratch hologram on aluminium, 120 x120cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

 

Ajay Sharma, Shiva and Parvati (from original series 1-4), khariya, stone pigment, 31 x 41cm. Image courtesy of the atist

 

 

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AirSpace Projects is now closed until Friday 2 October, when four new exhibitions activate the space.

Join the artists for opening drinks

Friday 2 October 6-8pm


GALLERY ONE

Marlene Sarroff

Sustained Expansion

Marlene Sarroff Pub shot copy


GALLERY TWO

Allison M. Low

Oddlings

dorothy-web copy 2


THE CRANNY

Marikit Santiago

Altar Ego

Malakas & Maganda copy


DEEP SPACE

Anna Kirk

Optical Avatar

Anna Kirk Pub Shot


Please highlight Upcoming Exhibitions under Exhibitions and Proposals on the AirSpace Projects menu to find out more.


Images top to bottom

Marlene Sarroff, Installation view multiple visions and (mis-steps), 2015. Courtesy of the artist.

Allison M. Low, Dorothy, 2015, graphite and gouache on paper, 90 x 71cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Marikit Santiago, Malakas & Maganda, 2015, acrylic, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 120 x 160cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Anna Kirk, Optical Avatar, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.

All images copyright of the artists ©2015

 

 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

Nuha Saad Column II 2011 copy

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

Intimate Worlds, featuring the work of Fleur MacDonald, Stephanie Monteith, Anie Nheu, Catherine Rogers and Kaye Shumack continues until December 20. It’s a beautiful and reflective exhibition to end the year on. Read Glenn Locklee’s review in sixtoeight.

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But the action doesn’t stop there.

Check out our January Drawing Workshops! 

In January Li Wenmin will be running two fabulous workshops Drawing For Beginners and Drawing Through Journey in the soon to be opened workshop area. Check Workshops on our menu for more information.

Wenmin is a practising artist who specialises in drawing. She trained in Beijing and has acquired a PhD (Fine Arts) from the College of Fine Arts, UNSW. Wenmin has been teaching at a tertiary level for well over ten years and is well positioned to not only assist you to acquire skills in drawing but also to build an understanding of what drawing is and the role of drawing in contemporary art today. Li Wenmin is represented by Flinders Street Gallery.

Alex Falkiner will also be re-running her popular Drawing With Thread and Stitching Off The Page on 25 and 31 January respectively. More details to come.

AirSpace Projects will be opening again on Friday 6 February 2015 with Iconoclasts. Stay tuned for details.

Image Above: Anie Nheu, We watched as she did a handstand single handedly, 2014. Mixed media, variable dimensions. Photo credit: Anie Nheu

AirSpace Projects will now be closed until Friday 5 December when we will be opening the last exhibition of what was a fabulous year.

Intimate Worlds

5 December – 20 December

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Featuring the work of Fleur MacDonald, Stephanie Monteith, Anie Nheu, Catherine Rogers and Kaye Shumack

Opening Friday 5 December 6.00 – 8.00pm

Through both the medium and discourse of paint five artists draw the viewer close to engage with intimate spaces and scales, from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

Come and enjoy the work of these wonderful artists and their varied approaches to the medium of paint.

Image: Fleur MacDonald, Giorgio Pengee failed his audition to be the next Dr Who and has decided to set his sights on Starfleet instead, 2014. Gouache on wood panel, 40 x 40cm. Photo credit: Fleur MacDonald.
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