ZOE CROGGON

 

 

ZoeCrogganBow

Dive #4 (Splash), 2013C-type print edition of three 80 x 72 cm

Courtesy of artist and Daine Singer

 

 

 

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Bow, 2013C-type print edition of three 80 x 69 cm

Courtesy of artist and Daine Singer

 

 

 

DAINE SINGER

Basement 325 Flinders Street Melbourne

DEUCE

UNTIL 21 DECEMBER 2013

12 - 5PM WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY

 

 

READ MORE+ http://www.dainesinger.com/

 

 

 

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Court, colour collage

Courtesy of artist and Daine Singer

 

 

 

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Pool, 2013

Courtesy of artist and Daine Singer

 

 

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

 

WEST SPACE

Level 1, 225 Bourke Street

Melbourne 3000

 

http://westspace.org.au/

 

 

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OPENING  SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER 3-5PM

UNTIL 24 NOVEMBER

Daine Singer

Basement 325 Flinders Street Melbourne

12 - 5PM WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY

 

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Read more + http://www.dainesinger.com/

 

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Zoe Croggon

Fonteyn (2012)

photocollage, aluminium mounted, edition of 3

59 x 58cm

 

DODECAHEDRON.

Platform Contemporary Art Spaces

OPENING FRIDAY 6PM 5 OCTOBER

Deagraves Street Subway Melbourne

7AM-7PM MON-FRI,

9AM-5PM SAT

 

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

 

 

LIQUID ARCHIVE

19 July - 22 September 2012

MUMA

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

Sat 12-5PM


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.

 

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Zoe Croggon

Challenger (2012)

photocollage, edition of 3

49cm x 56cm

 

EXPLORATION 12

29 May - 16 June 2012

OPENING WEDNESDAY 30 MAY, 5.30 - 7.30PM

FLINDERS LANE GALLERY

137 Flinders Lane

MELBOURNE

 

FUTURE NOW

An annual award exhibition of VCA honours graduates

31 May - 24 June 2012

OPENING THURSDAY 31 MAY 6-8PM

The SUBSTATION

1 Market Street

NEWPORT

 

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Zoe Croggan

Black + White # 10

Photocollage, aluminium mount, edition of 5

35 x 35cm

courtesy of artist and blackartprojects

 

TENANCY 3

blackartprojects presents

Zoe Croggon / Littlewhitehead / Andre Piguet / Sean Whelan / Oscar Yanez

19 - 29 April 2012

OPENING Wednesday 18 April 2012,  7- 9pm

6 Palmer Parade, Richmond

Melbourne, Australia

 

Zoe Croggan is represented by Daine Singer

READ MORE+ http://zoecroggon.blogspot.com.au/

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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The Westoxicated#1, 2013

Courtesy of artist

 

 

 

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The Westoxicated#2, 2013

Courtesy of artist

 

 

HODA AFSHAR

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.

Artist Statement:

'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.

 

Read more + http://www.hodaafsharart.com/

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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'Lucien in the sky', 2013

 

 

BRIDGET MAC

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.

 

 

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Dual (a still) 2013, Two channel video, 4:07sec.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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inkjet print

 

 

ELEVATE

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"

Download exhibition essay '(Dis)Mantle Pieces' by Michael Chapman (PDF)

 

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

 

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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).

 

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"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

 

OST ARTISTS

OPENING: 24th May 2012 6pm

24 - 26 MAY

DISTRICT 01

74-76 OXFORD ST

DARLINGHURST, NSW

 

Bridget Mac Glas

Installation detail 2012

 

GLAS

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
Level one,
119 Hopkins Street,
Footscray

OPENING 3 March 4 - 6PM

 

Bridget Mac Masculine - Feminine

Masculine/ Feminine' winner of the NYSSP 2010

 

 

Untitled #1 from Glas

'Untitled #1' from Glas

 

Castiglione Siciliana Collage 2011

'Castiglione Siciliana' Collage 2011

 

Read more + bridgetmac.net

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

BRITT SALT

 

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Pluriform, 2013, hand cut vinyl, powder coated aluminium and enamel, 10 x 5 x 5 m.

 

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.

 

Pluriform, 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.

 

PATTERN

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

 

http://www.brittsalt.com/

 

 

 


 

 

 

KATE STEWART

 

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Kate Stewart

Woven Sounds of Streams and Breezes, 2012

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.

 

Kate Stewart

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.

 

 


 

 

 

JORDAN WOOD

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.

 

 

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Installation detail, 2011

courtesy of artist

 

ATROPHIA

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

Melbourne

Read more + http://jordanlwood.carbonmade.com/

 

 

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Installation detail, 2011

 

AMENSALISM BUNKER

BUS Projects 2011