Current exhibitions at Stockroom

LAUNCH / SATURDAY

14

SEPTEMBER / 4:30 PM


NATALIE RYAN & JEREMY BLINCOE
Nocturne
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ARA DOLATIAN
Heterotopia


Nocturne
NATALIE RYAN & JEREMY BLINCOE

Nocturne is an exhibition with works by artists Jeremy Blincoe and Natalie Ryan that centres around ideas associated with bats. This will be the first time these artists have exhibited together. They will explore these themes through a range of installations and mediums looking at the role of these mammals in the urban environment and mythology associated with them.

Natalie Ryan’s recent exhibitions include Imaging the Dead at Linden New Arts, Curious and Curiouser at Bathurst Regional Gallery, Second Nature presented with Blackartprojects at Second Space Projects, Shifting Skin at China Heights Sydney, Mortem in Imagine curated by Michael Brennan at LUMA and the VAC Bendigo, MAF Platform Pop Up: Cutler and Co curated by Barry Keldoulis at Melbourne Art Fair, Imaging the Dead at MADA Gallery, Lorne Sculpture Biennale, Unnatural Selection, curated by Simon Gregg at Gippsland Art Gallery and Pretty in Pink at Linden New Art. Recent residencies, commissions and grants include, Eden Gardens Outdoor Sculpture commission, ArtStart Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria VICARTS GRANTS, Artist in Residence at The University of Melbourne Veterinary Department, Bundanon Studio Residency, Linden Studio Residency Program, Medical and Art Residency at Monash University Gippsland, APA - PhD at Monash University Caulfield and The Pratt Family Scholarship Award.

In the last twelve years New Zealand born Melbourne based artist Jeremy Blincoe has held fifteen solo exhibitions including in Korea, Switzerland and New Zealand. He has won a number of prestigious prizes including the Brisbane Art Prize (2017), Fisher Ghost Arts Prize (2017) and the Kaipara Wallace Arts Trust Award (2016). Blincoe completed a degree in photography in Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand in 2006. He is included in the collection of the Gippsland Art Gallery.


Blue Moon, 2019, Ara Dolatian, .jpg

Heterotopia
ARA DOLATIAN

Ara Dolatian’s interdisciplinary practice explores the relationship between cultural landscapes and the natural ecosystem.   Through his work Dolatian conflates a number of ideas around the themes of the studio and laboratory and in turn social and environmental politics. A hybrid ecosystem simultaneously resembles a semi-functional apparatus, the model of a utopian city and a biological experiment.

The work in Heterotopia functions as visual interpretations of socio-cultural and technological developments, and aims to anticipate future topics while using the dichotomy of humanities and science. Art and science have been engaged in an exchange of ideas and narrative structures. The works in the exhibition are an abstract visualisation linking the human and the nonhuman and addressing the incipient intersection of nature, biology and technology.

Ara Dolatian received a Bachelor of Fine Art (sculpture) from RMIT University (2012) and a Master in Social Science Environment and Planning (2014). He has exhibited nationally and internationally and has been involved with a number of collaborations, public art projects, grants and residencies including with the Centro Negro AADK, Spain (2016); the Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo in Montevideo, Uruguay (2017); in addition to receiving funding to complete a project and a residency with Soil Science Australia in Brisbane (2017).  Next year, Dolatian will participate in a residency at the ZK/U Centre for Art and Urbanistics in Berlin, Germany.

In 2019, Dolatian received a Career Development Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts.  He has been a finalist in a number of awards, including the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Awards (2019), Darebin Art Prize (2015); and the Substation Contemporary Art Prize Finalist (2013).