The Traitor is a powerful sculptural installation presented in the foyer space of the gallery involving the transformation of an iconic object through a casting process done in-situ.
'The concrete process of making the cast sets up a reductive incongruity with it’s conceptual rendering'.
PERSISTENCE OF VISION - PART 1
Persistence of vision is a term that describes the ability of human perception to interpret movement when watching a series of rapidly
flashing still images, as in film. This phenomena allows the functioning of animation. This project will present a series of mixed media works, depicting human movement on paper and canvas with techniques inspired by traditional cel animation.
DRAWING NO 1
(A Craft Cubed satellite event)
Curated by Jemila MacEwan
Julia Atkinson, Rebecca Hayes, MONA FRANK and S.P. Jamestowne, Finn Robertson, Jemila MacEwan
A long distance call from a letter you wrote to your hero, your sleeping bag transformed into a horrific giant squid, the dream you had about owning your own pirate ship, the song you wrote and hid under your pillow, shadows of your imaginary friends.
In Drawing No.1, six artists of different practices come together for the first time to re-enter the beginning of time, in search of essential truths that lay in that mysterious realm: The exile of childhood.
This series of ink drawings is based upon a critical reflection of human animality and inter-species dynamics. By sourcing and appropriating the curiously anthropomorphic illustrations of John Tenniel (from such classic texts as Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), my intention is to question the extent of inherent human animality in light of evolutionary theory.
Living in these times of extreme rationalism, where science and technology define our existence, I wonder about things that can’t easily be explained or controlled by rational logic. Like the deep unruly impulses that drive us. Things we are barely aware of, yet find expression in our behaviour, decisions and interactions. Although we project an image of control, in reality we are messy unpredictable beings with little control over anything. Eventually we die.
Remote drawing explores the rational/non-rational aspects of life, in particular the paradoxical nature of order and chaos. A remote control drawing pen is used to make a large continuous drawing on a 20-metre roll of paper. The remote drawing pen is difficult to control and produces chaotic marks. It relies entirely on the logic of its mechanics and electronics to function.
The drawing will be produced during the exhibition period.
Thursday 22 July 1-4pm
Saturday 24 July 1pm-4pm
Sunday 25 July 1pm-4pm
Saturday 31 July 1pm-4pm
Sunday 1 Aug 10am-12noon
Saturday 7 Aug 1pm-4pm
Sunday 8 Aug 1pm-4pm
Sculpture, sound and installation artist Natalie McQuade will be typewriting during the show.
Oscar Ferreiro is interested in what can’t be measured, known or quantified. His work probes the messy and irrational disposition of the ‘body/mind’ and the rational construct of electronic systems. He is currently doing a Master of Fine Art at RMIT.
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ABANDONED CUBBY HUTS
The Cubby Hut is a powerful symbolic structure, an archetypal structure, and a
place of imagination, dreams, refuge and adventure. The Cubby is ephemeral and passes from our childhood exploration of the world and into the dreams and memories of adulthood. These cubby huts are primarily built from and located in the landscape and are intrinsically linked to this context; they are landscape as architecture and architecture as landscape and in construction they articulate a connection between the imagination and landscape and decay as they return to the land and the psyche.