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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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June Exhibitions

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Artist Talks and Arvo Tea

Saturday 17 June 3-5pm

GALLERY ONE

When one of my favourite authors, Siri Hustvedt, wrote an essay, My Louise Bourgeois, about one of my favourite artists, I got a little excited. Emotional, even. Louise Bourgeois has become the poster-grrl for many women artists, embodying and transcending the moniker of Confessional Artist. Woman Artist. Confessional Woman Artist. Mother. Difficult Woman. Hustvedt’s essay is the catalyst for My Emotionalism; an exhibition where the primary mutual endeavour of the artists gathered is to translate emotional states. And more.

Read Ali Noble’s full essay here

GALLERY TWO

Susan Andrews

Off-centre

Susan Andrews, Off-centre, acrylic on ply 2016, 63 x 39 x 5cm. Photo: Marilena Garcia, Blank Canvas Co.

Off-centre in the conventional sense implies that someone or something is not balanced, displaced in space or surface. To reflect some order back into the equation, I chose to work with units of equal measurement but of variable proportion such as the square, rectangle and triangle. By working with these compatible systems of unity, but of varying proportion and scale, I was then able to juxtapose and reconfigure each piece to convey an array of irregular and unfamiliar forms.

THE CRANNY

Tracey Clement

Metropolis Experiment

Tracey Clement, Metropolis Experiment I, 2016-17, rusty steel, salt, laboratory glass, cotton, dimensions variable (max height 200cm). Photo: Tracey Clement

 

A sculptural installation consisting of approximately 20-40 rusty steel structures (40-200cm high each), LOTS of salt crystals, lots of laboratory glass.

It’s the unholy love child of an architectural model and a chemistry experiment: a ruined model city, a metaphor.

Read full description and biography here

DEEP SPACE

Lydia Balbal

Mangala Country

Lydia Balbal, Bin Bin, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 76cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Short Street Gallery, WA.

Lydia Balbal is a Mangala woman. She was married to the Yulparija artist Nabiru Bullen until his death in 2009. Lydia’s country is near Punmu in the Great Sandy Desert of W.A. Her people’s existence was threatened by severe drought so that they had little choice but to leave their traditional country. Her family were some of the last to walk out to the coastal town of Bidyadanga (then La Grange Mission) located two hours south of Broome in the early 70s. Lydia first began painting in 2007 but has already received significant attention from collectors and the media alike.
See more works here

Lydia Balbal is represented by Short Street Gallery, Broome.

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