LAUNCH / SATURDAY
NOVEMBER / 4:30 PM
The Macfarlane Fund 2018
ANGELA CHAUVIN. HARRY ZED HUGHES . JOSEPHINE MEAD
This month Stockroom is proud to present the three Macfarlane Fund 2018 recipients Angela Chauvin, Harry Zed Hughes and Josephine Mead.
This group exhibition is the culmination of a series of residencies provided by The Macfarlane Fund for recent graduate students.
The Macfarlane Fund was established with the primary focus to offer financial support across the career span of artists with three main funding streams at graduate, mid-career and senior levels.
In gallery two Ann Holt presents a series of atmospheric paintings. Holt has an ongoing interest in how the intensity and 'feeling' of different environments can impact upon the senses, emotions and psychological perception of a place.
‘ When we think of the sky, we tend to look up, but the sky actually begins at the earth. We are walking through it…we breath it deep within us’.
Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses
ANIMUS GIN DISTILLERY will be running the bar during the opening event.
exhibitions until 2 December
Super Ecology in Gallery One, by artist Jasmine Targett explores the rise of the Anthropogenic era.
”Dark Wonders are made visible as climate and time converge to reclaim the environment, perhaps independently or hostilely from humans.
From the Future Fossils series, crystallized Coke bottles and Nike shoes highlight that “in hindsight consumerism will appear to be a culture so contagious it created an unquenchable thirst that halted natural life cycles, changing the course of nature and its governance over the natural world, heralding the beginning of the Anthropogenic era.”
– Artist Jasmine Targett
Knowing that the impact we have on the environment is far greater than first anticipated, Super Ecology calls us to see the much larger Super Ecological universe to which we all belong.
A Leaf Blower in the Garden of Eden comprises of two new sculptural works by Stone, referencing the artist’s ongoing interest into the Garden of Eden myth. Perhaps accountable as the ‘first’ instance of hubris, Adam and Eve’s tale of seduction by the devil and forbidden fruit provides a poignant historic reference to the engrained self-destructive, yet extremely seductive qualities of high risk, high reward behaviour. Using this story as its starting point, the exhibition is a continuation into Adam’s ongoing investigation into hubris, jouissance and schadenfreude.
Artist Lauren Dunn presents Greener Pastures. Exploring underlying codes within photography, advertising and ethnography, Dunn’s practice is deeply rooted in engaging in contemporary questions surrounding photographic practice through a material outcome. Her work particularly investigates the politics and ethics relating to popular consumptive trends and habits and often associates these as an indicator to broader ecological issues.
8 September - 7 October 2018
JAMES CAREY . MICHAEL GRAEVE . JOANNE MOTT . SARA RETALLICK . CAMERON ROBBINS . ROBBIE ROWLANDS . JASON WATERHOUSE
Interruptions is a group exhibition featuring some of Australia’s most notable contemporary artists – James Carey, Michael Graeve, Joanne Mott, Sara Retallick, Cameron Robbins, Robbie Rowlands and Jason Waterhouse. Interruptions explores notions of object, site, time, space and sound through a series of site specific and responsive interventions.
This exhibition occupies and transforms all three established gallery spaces at Stockroom. It also launches a new, fourth gallery space in a recently converted, former factory workers room which has until now, been restricted from public access. This expansive exhibition will showcase a suite of installations, inhabiting and interacting within the peripheral zones of the fascinating and layered space that is Stockroom gallery.