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

HEATHER B. SWANN
Words I should not have said . 2015
champagne corks, modelling clay, ink, wire, glue & marble dust
9 elements, each approximately 10 x 16 x 8 cm

Gallery onImagine 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. 


Tides
JASON WATERHOUSE

JASON WATERHOUSE Exodus . 2016 Mixed media Dimensions variable

JASON WATERHOUSE
Exodus . 2016
Mixed media
Dimensions variable


Resonate
LAURA WOODWARD

LAURA WOODWARD Circum . 2016 water, acetal, fasteners, nylon hose, santoprene hose, elastic, plastic bottles, motor 100 x 100 x 100cm

LAURA WOODWARD
Circum . 2016
water, acetal, fasteners, nylon hose, santoprene hose, elastic, plastic bottles, motor
100 x 100 x 100cm


The Crystal World
BRODIE ELLIS

BRODIE ELLIS The Crystal World . 2016 Single Channel Video with Stereo Sound edition of 5

BRODIE ELLIS
The Crystal World . 2016
Single Channel Video with Stereo Sound
edition of 5


Artefacts IRL
TOM BORGAS

TOM BORGAS
Artefacts IRL . 2016
intallation view

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

RHETT D'COSTA
A Golden Circle and Graphite Orb (limited vision) . 2016
acrylic polymer
160 x 340cm

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.


September

Found
KIM BARTER

KIM BARTER
Red Volcanic Soil . 2016
etching monoprint and paper on board
47 x 47 cm

"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

moment,

to value it and trust it.

It is a most exciting experience to get out of my own way."


September

Paradise Lost
JULIE COLLINS & DEREK JOHN

JULIE COLLINS & DEREK JOHN
Paradise Lost . 2016
installation detail

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. 


July

Gardening at Night
DARREN MUNCE

DARREN MUNCE
Gardening at Night
2016
oil on canvas
81 x 64 cm

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.


July

Unsettled Bodies
curated by JESSICA BRIDGFOOT

REBECCA AGNEW . CAMERON GILL . SIRI HAYES . GRANT NIMMO

SIRI HAYES
Composer
2010
chromogenic print

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


June

MUM
curated by CLARE NEEDHAM

CATHERINE BELL . ERIKA GOFTON . KATE JUST . ILONA NELSON CLARE RAE . NINA ROSS . HANNA TAI . MEREDITH TURNBULL & ROMA TURNBULL-COULTER

ILONA NELSON In-sanitarium 2015 type C print . courtesy of the artist

ILONA NELSON
In-sanitarium
2015
type C print . courtesy of the artist

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

May

Untitled
2016
solvent transfer, pencil and pen on paper
970 x 131cm

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.


May

The Sound of One Foot Tapping (courtesy of ARC1 Gallery)
ANNE SCOTT WILSON

The sound of one foot tapping
2015
video still
courtesy of ARC1 Gallery

The exhibition is exploring the intersection between dance and movement and consists of photography, video, sound and sculpture.


April 

Microclimate
STEFAN GEVERS

Looking West
2016
watercolour
81 x 111 cm framed


April 

Slow Release
GREG WOOD

Stagg
2015
oil on matt board
33 x 43 cm framed


February - March 

The Widening Gyre
PIA JOHNSON

The Widening Gyre 1
2015
archival pigment inkjet print . limited edition of 5
81 x 54 cm


February - March 

Trace
LARRYPARKINSON

Crossed
2015
oil on board
27 x 31 cm