Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Object Narratives

First Site Gallery
RMIT University, Melbourne


29 August - 7 September 2018


Featuring students from RMIT Ceramics who are investigating how the ceramic object can tell a story, reveal an event, portray a character or reflect on a piece of text. 





Rory Young, Glare, porcelain 
Annabelle Stonehouse, Organism, stoneware, organic material
Emma Clark, Untitled, stoneware

Adrian Nelson, Rebirth Through Fire, stoneware

Anni Hapberg, Connections, porcelain, sisal

Leanne Marshall, After the Fire, porcelain

Kelly Greenhalgh, Embrace, stoneware
Kristin Burgham, Colour Play, porcelain



Nikolina Brown, Precious, stoneware, textile
Nicole Cocsis, Circle of Fifths, stoneware 

Charles Buckner, The Winners,  stoneware

 








Saturday, 25 August 2018

Niamh Minogue & Holly Macdonald

GRADATION

Niamh Minogue & Holly Macdonald


15 August - 9 September 2018


c3 Contemporary Art Space


A truly dynamic installation of materials that are both authentic & pure, deceptive & mannered. Holly and Niamh use a fixed grid, which mimics the Cartesian verticals and horizontals of the gallery rectangle. 'Things' are placed within these two frames that are fixed and fluid, float and spill. The installation is active and deliberately bossy, one needs to move in and around the space at all time.

The artists say:

GRADATION speaks to the act of making one material look like another material. The exhibition installation was a gradual process of constructing layers and interacting with the particulars of the site to render some materials visible and others invisible. Each spatial intervention and object offers a surface layer that interrogates its own authenticity and the hierarchy of materials it betrays within the context of personal curated environments, like one’s home, office or studio. In these intimate environments idleness, aspiration and personal preference combine to produce a constellation of things that hint at but ultimately conceal our inner lives.



materials: 

Steel, vinyl, marble, Victorian Ash, pine, timber filler, rubber, plastic, plaster, oxide, felt, aluminium, dye, tissue paper, masking tape, PVA glue, polymer paint, enamel paint, stoneware, earthenware, terracotta, porcelain, glaze, underglaze, ceramic stain, air dry clay, contact, Araldite, styrofoam, polyurethane foam, quartz pebbles
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Saturday, 4 August 2018

Melbourne Art Fair

2-5 August 2018
Southbank Arts Precinct


My favourite objects from the Art Fair, in no particular order, but fielding ideas of object, material and making that merge the history of art, the personal and the universal.


SANNÉ MESSTROM
@ sullivan+strumpf


VIRGINA LEONARD
@ paul nache


Pain Chart
I don't call it a Spoiled Foot even though its a good summary. I call it a rotten foot. Picked up and then discarded, flying like Aphrodite and then based into the brick wall. I come limping home relishing in my attention. I am pain intolerant.
But I am not her, I am the blacksmith potter, waging war in the back waters. Trying my hand at this and that. Turning turning, hiding my limp behind the iron and the fire.
I am only Vulcan, only Vulcan.
My works are self-portraits that address my bodily scarring and the chronic pain. Chronic pain has no biological value, modern medicine cannot reliably treat chronic pain, it lacks both language and voice. The language of my clay making is my attempt to rid my bod of trauma and rescued my level of chronic pain. Catalogue essay by Virgina Leonard.


RICHARD LEWER
@ can't remember


TEELAH GEORGE
@neon park




Spring 1883

The Hotel Windsor 
1-5 August 2018

A soft eye on the works across four floors of hotel suites to find the best and worst of ceramics and favourite objects. (I've only uploaded the best ;-)



RENEE SO 
@roslyn oxley9 gallery

Bellarmine XV, 2016 
stoneware 
45 x 38 x 38 cm 


HONOR FREEMAN
@jan murphy gallery




RYAN HANCOCK
@alaska projects


CHRIS MASON
@arts project


HEATHER B SWAN
@michel bugelli gallery



ALAN CONSTABLE
@project space

 

BETTINA WILMER-BROWN
@Dutton/fort delta

 

KEVIN MCNAMEE-TWEED

JUZ KITSON
@jan murphy gallery

 


GEORGIA SZMERLING
@arts project



SIMONE SLEE
@sarah scout projects





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