WALK AND TALK
Saturday 17 December from 3pm
Join us for a walk and talk through the galleries with Christine Dean on Saturday 17 December from 3pm. Christine will walk us through the 3 current exhibitions facilitating conversations and, no doubt, offering her own point of view!
It promises to be fun and will be followed by afternoon tea and drinks to see out the last exhibitions for 2016!
Click on exhibition titles below to find out more about the artists and their work!
Christine Dean participates in the hanging of David Sequiera’s series, What Time Is Grey?, which forms part of Grey Area. Photo: AirSpace Projects.
Sally Clarke, Michelle Collocott, Christine Dean, Brenda Factor, Sarah Newall, Ali Noble + Nuha Saad, Rafaela Pandolfini, Margaret Roberts, Nairn Scott, David Sequeira, Phaptawan Suwannakudt
Gillian Lavery with her drawing installation, Traverse. Photo: AirSpace Projects.
Marikit Santiago (R) and partner Shawn Pearl with Tabi-Tabi Po. Photo: AirSpace Projects.
AirSpace Projects will re-open on Friday 10 February
11am Friday 2 – 5pm Saturday 17 December
Opening Event: Friday 2 December, 6-8pm
Come and join us for the final round of exhibitions for 2016!
10 Junction Street Marrickville
Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Elephant and the Bush, 2003. Image courtesy of the artist.
Join us for Artist Talks and Final Hurrah for 2016, Saturday 17 December, 3pm
(gallery reopens 10 February 2017)
Gallery One and The Cranny
Sally Clarke, Michelle Collocott, Christine Dean, Brenda Factor, Sarah Newall, Rafaela Pandolfini, Margaret Roberts, Nuha Saad/Ali Noble, Nairn Scott, David Sequeira, Phaptawan Suwannakudt
Christine Dean, Drag Queen, 2015, oil on canvas, 89 x 89cm. Image courtesy of the artist.
Grey Area denotes confusion or a lack of clarity between two mutually exclusive forms, states, categories or rules. Twelve artists respond to this indeterminate space.
Gillian Lavery, In Progress, Always, 2015, threads and pins, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the artist.
Inspired by tapestry weaving and lace making techniques, this exhibition will be comprised of numerous small thread drawings that wander like constellations across the gallery walls.
Tabi-Tabi Po (May I Pass?)
Marikit Santiago, Sampaguita, 2015, toilet tissue, thread, packaging tape and dried banana leaf, dimensions variable. Image: Cassie Bedford.
Tabi-Tabi Po draws upon personal experiences of Filipino superstitions and voodoo, which then serve as a metaphor for the subsequent sensations of displacement, rejection and acceptance.
A great December line-up that will keep you nourished
until we re-open on Friday 10 February 2017
Join us for
Saturday 20 August 2pm
The final day of the August exhibitions
10 Junction Street Marrickville
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.
Friday 5 – Saturday 20 August
Opening Event: Friday 5 August 6-8pm
Forms on Edge
One of the ideas that sustains Anie Nheu’s visual exploration is the relationship the body forms to the space it inhabits. ‘Relationship’ encapsulates the experiences of a body in a myriad of affect and effects, both tangible and intangible. The background narrative is told through a female body of a perpetual migrant who was born into a predominately patriarchal culture. Resettlement and adaptation brought changes in traditionally assigned roles. Negotiations for place and roles in new communities and at a micro level within the family were acutely felt. These ideas form the basis of the visual framework for the exhibition.
Sarah Mufford’s practice explores intuitive, abstract expressionistic technique juxtaposed with mathematical patterning of circular, sacred geometry derived from Eastern and Western methodologies. It is an acknowledgment of the history of abstraction and uses ritual as both process and philosophical driving force.
Overlapping, repeated circle tessellations form grids emphasising spatial relationships within the composition. The resulting four segmented star-like shapes painted in opaque white and transparent rose reference the mathematical process that Giotto and his Bottega employed in decorative sections such as fabric drapery and also in the manner with which he devised the gold star ceiling of the Scrovegni chapel in Padua, Italy. This geometric ratio is 2:1:2:1:2, or “One Between Two”.
It is also found in traditional Indian Miniature painting and used as a ritualistic mantra and methodology in the depiction of any kind of organisational, decorative pattern from leaf and flower shapes, to fabric, brickwork, carpet and flooring. In Repeat Mufford uses this method of sacred geometry to organise the pattern of tiny plant references, gold leaf work and grid.
Sally Clarke and Brenda Factor
Inspired by Dr Moreau’s experimental lab, Clarke and Factor combine, by way of a metaphorical vivisection, their practices and materials to create a hybrid installation of materials and ideas. Clarke literally references the scientist’s laboratory with a suggestion of unintended consequences while Factor produces skins impregnated with medieval imagery of fantastical creatures.
Rupture/Rapture addresses the inevitability of change while acknowledging the strong hold that memory can hold over the present. For migrants, who have lost a direct connection to their culture and to the ties of their past, identity shifts between a duality. While embracing the many aspects of a new culture, a feeling of isolation, division and dislocation can ensue. Rupture/Rapture explores these complex feelings.
Images Top to Bottom: Anie Nheu, Double-Edged, 2016, mixed media on design board, 56.5 x 17cm. Image credit: Anie Nheu; Sarah Mufford: Catalunya (detail), 2016. Image courtesy of the artist; Brenda Factor, Skins, 2016, silicon, various dimensions. Image courtesy of the artist; Sara Sohrabian, Rupture/Rapture 5, 2015. Image Courtesy of the artist.
Four New Exhibitions Open 11am November 6
Opening Event: Friday 6 November 6-8pm
A Musical Performance by Kate She Bush
with a brief Introduction on the Labiaphone by Nedella Kelly, 6.30pm
Maria Miranda and Norie Neumark
Stuplimity and the Aesthetics of Neo-Liberalism
Girl Shed III continues
© 2015. All images copyright of the artists.