PAST EXHIBITIONS . 2016
Belonging to the Night
BONNIE HANLON . BONNIE LANE . MICHAEL NEEDHAM . RENUKA RAJIV . BRAD RUSBRIDGE . HEATHER B SWANN . ROSS TAYLOR
curated by JESSICA BRIDGFOOT
Imagine that you have woken in the middle of the night to find yourself in an eerie landscape populated by disembodied figures and other-worldy creatures; In Belonging to the Night artists investigate the dystopian beauty of a nocturnal world across themes of landscape, myth, sex and death.
The Crystal World
during the opening Tom Borgas' exhibition featured the live performance Striped Pole Dance (after Schlemmer)
Tom Borgas presents a new suite of sculpture-based work that explores the relationship between analogue process and the architecture of digital media.
The Pleasures and Dilemmas of Inheritance
RHETT D' COSTA
D’Costa’s site specific installation employs wall murals, sculpture and photographic images to explore the role of resilience and optimism in the areas of migration, culture, identity and nationalism.
"I believe that in our soul everything works together and we don’t
necessarily need to be conscious of the details. It’s about just being able to be in the moment. To accept that
to value it and trust it.
It is a most exciting experience to get out of my own way."
JULIE COLLINS & DEREK JOHN
Monuments, dioramas and captured nature will soon be our only reminder of paradise once great and now lost. If life was a disaster film, who would be our hero, who would save the planet at the last moment? Will we cheer them on? The end of the world probably won’t be a dramatic countdown with a hero making a stand. The end of the world will be a slow gradually decline, one of adaptation, sacrifice, food storages, poverty, extreme weather conditions and extinction.
If we continue on the current path we will have failed. However if everyone makes a small change and those in positions of power make decisions to enact big changes then we might just save the world. Not one hero, but billions of hero’s.
These sculptures are mementoes to remind us of what we are fighting for.
Gardening at Night
The Gardener: the assiduous worker - observing and responding to his environment, applying skills, knowledge and technologies in pursuit of creation. The Garden: a place of industry, productivity, growth and decay; a source of jubilant victory and inevitable loss.
Drawing an analogous connection between his two great labors; Gardening at Night is a series of abstract works by Darren Munce.
The series evidences a profound attachment to process. The works demonstrate the commitment to propagating new directions; appearance and disappearance exist beyond the depicted, responses are triggered then refined and surfaces are fastidiously worked to exalt the minutiae.
The resulting works are a culmination of judicious observations and reactions by the artist in pursuit of a finished state that strikes a balance between harmony and dissonance.
Gardening At Night is an expression of potential and all that is possible in creating, cultivating and connecting to our environments.
curated by JESSICA BRIDGFOOT
REBECCA AGNEW . CAMERON GILL . SIRI HAYES . GRANT NIMMO
Unsettled Bodies features artists that investigate the relationship between the figure and the landscape.
The resulting works reveal ideas of displacement, colonialism, power and conversely the bodies' primal connection to the natural environment
curated by CLARE NEEDHAM
CATHERINE BELL . ERIKA GOFTON . KATE JUST . ILONA NELSON CLARE RAE . NINA ROSS . HANNA TAI . MEREDITH TURNBULL & ROMA TURNBULL-COULTER
MUM draws together a group of contemporary women artists ruminating on notions of motherhood. Sidestepping and in some cases entirely subverting common tropes, their responses are raw, playful, often absurd and at times confronting. Featuring artists working across a variety of media including Catherine Bell, Erika Gofton, Kate Just, Ilona Nelson, Clare Rae, Nina Ross, Hanna Tai and Meredith Turnbull & Roma Turnbull-Coulter. Curated by Clare Needham.
Cat Cracker ( or catalytic cracker)
DARCEY BELLA ARNOLD
A series of drawings which depict the Geelong Vitol (originally Shell) Oil refinery in Arnold's home state Victoria. A refinery which has been producing Australia’s oil products since 1954.
The Sound of One Foot Tapping (courtesy of ARC1 Gallery)
ANNE SCOTT WILSON
The exhibition is exploring the intersection between dance and movement and consists of photography, video, sound and sculpture.
February - March
The Widening Gyre
February - March