Basement 325 Flinders Street Melbourne
UNTIL 21 DECEMBER 2013
12 - 5PM WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY
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Pool employs the aesthetics of architecture and the kinetic body to discuss our physical and psychological relationship to our environment. Combining found and made imagery, Pool reduces image to form and expands content to its association.
GROUP SHOW WEST SPACE
UNTIL 10 AUGUST 2013
Artist talks Thursday 8 August 2013, 5.30 - 6PM
Level 1, 225 Bourke Street
OPENING SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER 3-5PM
UNTIL 24 NOVEMBER
Basement 325 Flinders Street Melbourne
12 - 5PM WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY
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Platform Contemporary Art Spaces
OPENING FRIDAY 6PM 5 OCTOBER
Deagraves Street Subway Melbourne
A book, Dodecatalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition, features work from all exhibitors and addittional contributions from Terri Bird, Nic Dowse, Nathan Gray, Christopher LG Hill, Spiros Panigirakis, Tom Plol, Dell Stewart, Masato Takasaka, Nat Thomas, Anna Verendorf.
Damiano, Bertoli, Zoe Croggan, Adam Cruickshank, Tony Garifalakis, Stuart Geddes, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Brad Haylock, Joshua Pethrick, John Warwicker, Dexter Sinister, Oliver van der Lugt, Annie Wu
19 July - 22 September 2012
Monash University Museum of Art
19 July - 22 September 2012
Ground floor, Blg F
Monash University Caulifield Campus
900 Dandenong Road Caulifield East
Tues - Fri 10AM - 5PM
Graduating from a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts with first class honours 2011 - emerging artist Zoe Croggon had already established herself within a broad spectrum of exhibition spaces, including the NGV Studio, Seventh gallery, Blindside Gallery and The Mill (Tasmania) in 2011, and notably Geidai university Gallery (Tokyo) in 2008. In 2010 she was shortlisted for the Wallara Traveling Scholarship, and received the ACACIA Art Award.
In 2012 Zoe Croggon's exhibition program includes Tenancy 3: presented by blackartprojects in April and forthcoming group shows EXPLORATION 12 Flinders Lane Gallery and FUTURE NOW The Substation.
29 May - 16 June 2012
OPENING WEDNESDAY 30 MAY, 5.30 - 7.30PM
FLINDERS LANE GALLERY
137 Flinders Lane
An annual award exhibition of VCA honours graduates
31 May - 24 June 2012
OPENING THURSDAY 31 MAY 6-8PM
1 Market Street
Zoe Croggon / Littlewhitehead / Andre Piguet / Sean Whelan / Oscar Yanez
19 - 29 April 2012
OPENING Wednesday 18 April 2012, 7- 9pm
6 Palmer Parade, Richmond
Zoe Croggan is represented by Daine Singer
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Hoda Afshar is a visual artist and currently a PhD candidate at the department of Art at Curtin University. She finished a Bachelor degree in Fine Art - Photography at Azad University of Art and Architecture in Tehran and started her career as a documentary photographer. In 2006 she was selected by 'World Press Photo' as one of the top ten young documentary photographers in Iran to attend their Educational training program. Hoda moved to Australia in 2007 and pursued her passion for art making by exploring various aspects of photography as well as other mediums such as sculpture and video. In 2010 she started a Masters in Fine Art at Curtin University and expanded her research into a PhD programme in early 2011. Hoda's art practice and research both focus on contemporary social and political issues surrounding identity politics, mass-migration and global displacement, cosmopolitanism and exoticism as well as investigating the strategies of representation in the contemporary social context.
'Under Western Eyes' is a series of digitally manipulated photographs in which I try to criticise the continual representation of Islamic women in contemporary art world as veiled, subjugated and suppressed. The veil-seen as a sort of forced enclosure-has become the dominant mode of representing Islamic women in the West. And veiled women are often portrayed as a homogeneous group; powerless subjects whose veil serves either as a symbol and tool of oppression, or is celebrated as an exotic commodity. As such, the images of Muslim women have been reduced to easily decodable stereotypes; mass-produced and parcelled for Western audiences as a consumer item. Through creating these images, I intend to emphasise the reductive interpretation of the identity of Muslim women in the West and praising of such imagery as an attitude bound up with aspects of exoticism.
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Photographer + Artist
Bridget Mac has recently been shortlisted for the Iris Awards 2013 at the Perth Centre for Photography.
In 2012 Mac published her first book 'Ost Artists' . She has shown at Edmund Pearce, Trocadero Artspace, National Portrait Gallery, Australian Centre for Photography as well as exhibiting in Sydney, Berlin and Washington DC.
26 year old photographer Bridget Mac rose to prominence in 2010 winning the $10,000 Australian National Portrait Gallery's Youth Self Portrait prize (NYSSP) with her image 'Masculine Feminine', having been a finalist for this competition also in 2009. In November 2010 she received the inaugural 'Pool' grant of $10,000 to pursue her present project of creating a series of portraits of artists, musicians and writers who worked in the former communist East Germany. Previously living and working in Berlin, Bridget has also travelled to Iceland and Sicily, taking photographs and further building her work. Bridget work also encompasses photocollages, an area of special interest, based on built up cities of Sicily, as well as her abstract landscape photographs of Iceland entitled 'Glas'.
Bridget has exhibited in numerous group shows, as well as her own Sydney solo shows 'Collage', and 'Vacant', a haunting series of photographs of deserted and decaying shops and businesses in Victoria and NSW all photographed on film. She was a finalist in the 'Head On' photographic portrait competition which opened in Sydney on the 5 May, and will tour regional Australia and other capital cities in the coming year. In 2011 Bridget exhibited at the Heiner Contemporary in Washington DC USA - "Women By Women" a group exhibition of work by women portraying women. As well as exhibiting a projection installation in Berlin, in a group show, Vertical Littoris.
Bridget Mac's installation titled Dual has been specifically created for Nite Art.
This dual projection onto an interactive perspex box puts the viewer inside an uneasy dialogue with actor Emily Barclay (Suburban Mayhem, Prime Mover)".
Bridget Mac's installation titled Dual has been specifically created for Nite Art 2013. This dual projection onto an interactive perspex box puts the viewer inside an uneasy dialogue with actor Emily Barclay (Suburban Mayhem, Prime Mover). This artwork looks at the bizarre and creative synonyms for the male and female genitalia. These words spoken by Barclay can now been seen clear and perhaps literal, and the original sexual meaning becomes blurred.
OPENING 26 SEPTEMBER 6-8PM 2012
Edmund Pearce Gallery
Level 2 Nicholas Building
37 Swanston Street, Melbourne
"Bridget Mac looks at the idea of masculanity within a culture, representing it in the ageless forms of stone and architecture. Mac's collages provide us with a vivid example of the complex notions of masculinity"
Bridget Mac has been a finalist in the Head On Photographic Portrait Prize and awarded the prestigious Pool Grant for 2011.
The Washington Post, The National Portrait Gallery magazine and the Australian have all reviewed Mac's work with outstanding merit. ELEVATE follows up from Bridget's successful "Ost Artists" and solo exhibitions - "Collage (2009), "VACANT" (2010) and "Glas" (2012)
BRIDGET MAC LAUNCHES "OST ARTISTS" BOOK & EXHIBITION
With the debut of 'Ost Artists', Bridget Mac creates an emotional narrative of the lives of German artists living and practicing in the GDR (German Democratic Public). This exhibiton showcases the compelling portraits of seven creatives as well as telling their story through piercing audio interviews. Bridget creates the dialogue with subjects ranging from a punk rock singer in the group "Die Art" to an abstract painter and an electronic musician. Each come from widely different backgrounds and trainings although share one thing in common-East Germany's tumultous history.
Bridget Mac worked on "Ost Artists" whilst living in Berlin with the assistance of the POOL grant. Artists were carefully selected and curated to tell a piece of their own accounts that are both unique and thought provoking. The medium of interviews and portraits are carefully intertwined to effectively create different dimensions.
Along with the exhibition Bridget will also be launching her 70 page book titled "Ost Artists".
The book includes all images and full interviews with the artists and musicians in English and German translations. The Washington Post, The National Portrait Gallery magazine and the Australian have all reviewed Mac's work with outstanding merit. "Ost Artists" follows up from Bridget's successful solo exhibitions - "Collage (2009), "VACANT" (2010) and "Glas" (2012).
"I always thought I got arrested because I was so dangerous for them (Stasi), I was in certain ways, but they were much more interested in getting information and it was clear to me that during every interrogation I had to watch out I wasn't saying anything anti-government.".
- Pankow aka Michael Boehlke
"As we entered Axel's studio in an old Soviet factory he told us the dusty smell, which was exuding from every surface, was the smell of the east".
- Excerpts from 'Ost Artists
OPENING: 24th May 2012 6pm
24 - 26 MAY
74-76 OXFORD ST
On the 3rd of March, Australian based, award winning artist Bridget Mac will be launching her solo exhibition "Glas" at Trocedero Art Space, Melbourne. As winner of the National Youth Portrait Prize this is Bridget's first exhibition since working abroad in Berlin for the past 12 months.
29 FEBRUARY - 17 MARCH 2012
WED - SAT 11AM - 5PM
Trocodero Art Space
119 Hopkins Street,
OPENING 3 March 4 - 6PM
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Britt Salt's practice has been acknowledged through significant achievements such as selection for the ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award, finalist in the Substation Contemporary Art Prize and winner of the People's Choice Award at the Bank West Contemporary Art Prize. In 2010, she received the Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists, supporting residencies at ACME studios (London), Draw International (France) and Red Gate Gallery (Beijing). On returning to Australia, Salt was awarded the prestigious Art & Australia/ Credit Suisse Private Banking Emerging Artist Award 2013.
As a part of Pattern, Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Pluriform is an installation with a multitude of shapes and appearances. As the viewer interacts with the work, these facets are revealed and dispersed. Using repetition and materials that have an inherent ability to create movement, this work is an ongoing spatial experiment where fundamental elements such as line, form and space intertwine.
Pluriform stems from an interest in the viewers relationship to the spatial world they experience. As Architect Jun Aoki says, "When most people encounter architecture from within, they feel it rather than seeing it." I am interested in this idea and how it seems to suggest a gap between what is experienced and what is perceived when encountering a physical space. Pluriform aims to occupy this gap. It may be true to say that this installation is not purely sculptural form, nor a series of fluctuating lines, not solid, nor ephemeral.Pluriform is a string of transitions in space.
Presented by the Glen Eira City Council
Jeremey Baker, Marcel Cousins, Helga Groves, Gregor Kregor, Brittt Salt
UNTIL 14 JULY 2013
Glen Eira Town hall, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulifield
Artist Statement 2012
Deconstructing the relationship between idealised landscape, technology and the human psyche, I create paintings and assemblages drawing on and reflecting a sense of dissatisfaction, alienation, loss and yearning. I am interested in how the conditions of modern capitalism and a techno-visual culture mediate our ability to perceive and connect with the natural world.
To create my work, I combine found images in art and popular culture with my own photography of idealised or romanticised natural landscapes. Employing the mechanical processes of scanning, computer manipulation and photocopying, as well as traditional image making techniques such as screen-printing and painting, I distort and fragment these images, reconfiguring them in densely layered 'screens'. Through these strange, unsettling hybrids, I aim to critique the increasing distance technology imposes on our access to these spaces and ideals.
For the VCA Graduate Show I have developed a series of layered light-box works, using reflected images, mirrors and moire effects to distort and destabilise familiar landscape imagery. Here half-tone dots and lines create dematerialised landscape forms suggestive of disintegration, destabilisation, illegibility and disconnection.
A recent graduate from a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, Kate Stewart was the recipient of the Fiona Myer Award for painting 2012. Prior to this Kate completed a Bachelor of Economics,The University of Sydney (1998), a Graduate Diploma in Communications, UTS Sydney (1993) and Graduate Certificate in Visual Arts, VCA, Melbourne.
Kate Stewarts exhibition program includes a solo exhibition Great Expectations, Bower Gallery, Ripponlea 2012 and an invitation to participate in a Group Exhibition of emerging artists at Hawthorn Galleries in February 2013.
A specialist writer, editor and visual artist, Kate was recipient of the Adrian Ashton Award for Architectural Journalism for the Editorship of Architectural Review Australia, 1995 - 1999.
The space between construction and de-construction, growth and decay and their interdependence on one another is a point at which Wood begins her material investigations. Waste as a means for creation, and in the process creating more waste; building upon itself. Stalactites, fungus, totems and vines are formed from discarded petrochemicals. The concept of "nature" is dissected and reinterpreted as the environments we inhabit continually change through human interactions. As opposed to the museum display capturing a memory of an environment past, Wood seek to utilise the language of the diorama to present a landscape in flux, with scale and subject situated between the imaginary and the immediate.
Jordan Wood is an installation based artist currently living and working in Melbourne. Wood has taken part in several group and solo exhibitions such as Evoludicrous at Seventh Gallery, Swampland at the Library Art Space, Worm Mountain at C3, Not So Summer Series at Rear View and Sepuku at Lindberg Gallery. Wood completed her BFA (Hons) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2007 and is currently undertaking her MFA (research) at Monash University.
24 FEBRUARY - 17 MARCH 2012
OPENING: 6 - 8PM 23 FEBRUARY
ARTIST TALK: 5.30 - 6.30PM 15 MARCH
West Space Gallery
Level 1, 225 Bourke Street
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BUS Projects 2011