DATE ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
THURSDAY 28th APRIL ASH KEATING
FRIDAY 29th APRIL TORIE NIMMERVOLL AND JASON MALING
SATURDAY 30th APRIL SIMON MACEWAN
SUNDAY 1st MAY ANNA VARENDORFF
WEDNESDAY 4th MAY JOANNE MOTT
THURSDAY 5th MAY SISTERS HAYES
FRIDAY 6th MAY JON BUTT
SATURDAY 7th MAY OSCAR YANEZ
SUNDAY 8th MAY ISOBEL KNOWELS
WEDNESDAY 11th MAY DAVID PEARCE
THURSDAY 12th MAY ROWAN MCNAUGHT
FRIDAY 13th MAY CARMEL SEYMOUR
SATURDAY 14thMAY TAI SNAITH
SUNDAY 15Tth MAY EUGENIA LIM
Pushing the body into somewhat painful positions, though forming images pleasurable to the eye. Hard architectural edges place stress on flesh leaving behind bruising and aching muscles that remain hidden to most. These artworks are of the feminised self-suspended in uncomfortable situations, in order to create a desirable result.
I HOPE YOU CHOKE
I Hope You Choke is a photographic documentary of Tasmanian roadside produce stands and farm gate landscapes. It is a collection of photographs loaded with contradictions. A romanticised social commentary of a dying concept, despite the growing popularity and need for self-sustainable living.
These images are faithful and Australian. Even more so they are scenes unique to Tasmania, an offshore island to an offshore continent, regularly omitted from maps of Australia – a lonely a savagely beautiful place. Such isolation produces an ache of self-doubt, a suspicion of solipsism which has the tendancy to evoke an air of unease and underlying tension.
AT THIS TIME
At This Time explores ideas of familiarity, temporality and visual perception within the context of the everyday. Of particular interest are the peripheral and seemingly insignificant details of the environments we negotiate on a daily basis, yet become almost blind to due to close proximity. These ‘lesser landscapes’ are meticulously recorded in order to reveal something of the nature of visual perception and how we experience the visual world.
c3 PROJECTS PRESENT: STUDIO APARTMENT
ASH KEATING - ANNA VARENDORFF - CARMEL SEYMOUR - DAVID PEARCE - EUGENIA LIM
ISOBEL KNOWLES - JASON MALING - JOANNE MOTT - JON BUTT - OSCAR YANEZ
ROWAN McNAUGHT - SISTERS HAYES - SIMON MACEWAN - TORIE NIMMERVOLL - TAI SNAITH
KAPPAYA NO KAJI - CAMERON MILLER
A play on the idea of artist residencies and the increasing fetishisation of artist's studios and homes as exemplars of interior design.
Like the Tableaux Vivants of the Expositions of the 19th century, where the indigenous people of various colonies of European Nations were displayed in reconstructions of their native environments, and made to perform appropriately authentic activities, Studio Apartment constructs a living and working space within c3's Gallery 2, a stylised representation of an artist's home and studio where visitors can see the artist at work, making art, filling out forms, making cups of tea, reading books or having a bit of a lie-down.
In an accelerated version of a studio residency, each day a different person occupies role of the artist; trying to make themselves at home and to work in an unfamiliar environment, bringing quite different modes of thinking and working to what may be quite an unsuitable environment, encountering traces of those who have come before them, and each dealing with the same set of restrictions but approaching them in different ways.
With the conflation of the gallery and the formal artist residency and their attendant bureaucracies Studio Apartment looks at the institutional aspects of art practice and the degree to which artists voluntarily institutionalise themselves. The project engages ideas of community in what is often be quite a solitary practice and in its parody of an artist's space explores the physical and economic realities of working as an artist.
This exhibition is proudly supported by Kappaya Japanese Soul Food, St Heliers Store + Gallery and Sally Romanes from the Abbotsford Convent Foundation.