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Ornamental Hallucination

Ornamental Hallucination Ornamental Hallucination is a glimpse into the cave where the Sibyl Sphinx presides. This is an enchanted kingdom, with sphinxes, hybrid animal/human forms, revelling in the connection to…

If You Are Struggling, You Must Be Happy :)

If You Are Struggling, You Must Be Happy This installation investigates the spectacle associated with US cults from the 1960’s and 70’s and aims to reflect the paradoxical search for…

DEEP/SLOW

DEEP/SLOW The exhibition investigates the potential for queer subjectivity and atypical modes of desire to be explored as virtual centres of power. Munoz describes a queer aesthetic as having the…

I am Crying

I am Crying Jimmy Nuttall and Nick Smith have a shared interest in identity, sexuality and memory. Their two-person exhibition brings various material experiments into focus through stoneware, video and…

untold stories

untold stories As humans try to grasp the underlying systems determining our environment, we are faced with the limitations of our perceptual apparatus. Jessica Ekomane, Jasmine Guffond and Silje Nes’s…

on setting yourself on fire

on setting yourself on fire A code driven installation invoking the spectral presences of self-immolated figures from recent incidents of extreme political protest. Through invisible signals and transmissions, we offer…

for want of a nail

For Want of a Nail FOR WANT OF A NAIL For want of a nail, the shoe was lost For want of a shoe, the horse was lost For want…

Cinders and Sympathies

Step into a typical proud Aussi household, only this one is reclaimed, deconstructed and decolonised. This exhibition takes the viewer to the bottom of the vegemite jar…….to the things that…

the secret handshake

This exhibition is part of an on going interest in mimetic theory. Aristotle, adapted the term to his idea that artistic pursuits, particularly tragic drama, mimic the people, places, and…

relating to deep inward thought rather than intellect; or, this is what i’m talking about

Taking the word visceral as the starting point, Relating to Deep Inward Thought Rather Than Intellect; or, This Is What I’m Talking About is an immersive installation in which sound…

colour is the devil

Colour is the devil is an exhibition that brings together two practices that focus on colour as a tactic and strategy to investigate ideas on marginalisation, social hierarchies and the…

feelings

Feelings chronicles a spectrum of emotion from wonderment, flagrant nihilism, and maybe a little crush… But Feelings aren’t just emotions: they are sensations, perceptions, hunches, and auras. “Feelings” is also…

the modern interior

Corkery and McDougal’s ‘Modern Interior’ generates a space that is both exhibition and domestic interior. Reproduced imagery from Victorian architectural catalogs are enlarged to appear “life-size” and hang loosely as…

muscle memory

with: Flatline, Alexander Boynes, Caroline Garcia and Jess Olivieri ‘Muscle Memory’ is an exhibition that brings together four video and performance works by artists who are each fascinated by the…

a temporary wriggle

with: Seth Birchall, Criena Court, Will French, KK+JLD, Clare Milledge, Sam Wickham, Public Movement and others. This, until recently, was the radiant future. It was always unstable, contradictory and fictive….

feeling sentimental

In Feeling Sentimental, Nick Garner, artist and co-founder of Das Platforms, presents a video work and a new series of paperback artists books. The exhibition is part of an ongoing…

speculative everything

With: Andrew Hazewinkel, Stella Rosa McDonald, nova Milne and SLUSH   Speculative Everything is concerned with the disruption of history, the collapse of chronology, the restaging of the past and…

woolloomooloo

In 1852, the traveller Col. G.C. Mundy wrote that the name came from Wala-mala, meaning an Aboriginal burial ground. It has also been suggested that the name means field of…

takadanobaba findings

Takadanobaba Findings is a personal response to having lived in Tokyo for three months.  Continuing my developments from Lessons For Living: Know Your Resource No#1 (Wood), whereby I first became…

piano

PIANO is a new project in a lineage of work exploring alternate temporal and spatial possibilities for traditional musical instruments. PIANO reconfigures a 1940s upright piano to become a self-regenerating,…

pretender

Pretender is about objects that are nebulous and vague. It examines objects that have acquired value and are associated with grandeur and wonder. But it’s also more about the way…

stand and deliver

Stand and Deliver is an installation that incorporates elements of video, painting and drawing within the format of the lecture performance to pursue a subjective engagement with feminist histories. Haynes’…

flex

Drag, drop, compress. Flex is a response to the absurd, vulnerable and uncanny aspects of living with ‘smart’ technology and the internet today. The perception of the physical and digital…

thought cues

Thought Cues is an immersive installation that uses microprocessors to control audio-visual, found and constructed objects that are related to the dissociation of urban life. Ernest Hilgards’ hidden observer theory…

pull

Pull is a site-specific installation created in response to the unique architectural properties of Firstdraft’s Gallery Three. The aesthetic qualities of this exhibition have emerged through experimentation over the course of…

comfort zone

Comfort Zone encapsulates a futuristic vision of waiting room interiors. The artists have created a utopian space for meditative waiting, highlighting the potentially fraudulent nature of those capitalising on Eastern religions and new-age spiritual practice….

fleeting flash of fervour

Fleeting Flash of Fervour is an act of queering popular culture and creating an all encompassing adolescent experience through the medium of film and television. It explores the lack of…

musa paradisiaca

When Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus had to choose a scientific name for the banana plant, he recalled the old notion that a banana had been the forbidden fruit of Paradise,…

sculptures: 4

Sculptures: 4 continues a series of artistic explorations that are concerned with the vitality of sound, its physical presence, the power it has to affect other objects and our expectations…

patterns of thought

Patterns of Thought is a body of work using the imagery of flocks and swarms as visual metaphors for human behaviour and thought processes. There are three key behavioural elements…

ni chicha ni limonada (neither beer nor lemonade)

Ni Chicha Ni Limonada (Neither beer nor lemonade) takes its cue from the Alzate ceramics of Colombia. In 1912 the Alzate family were exposed for having produced fake pre-Columbian ceramic…

awkward voltas

Awkward Voltas presents a series of sculptural and site responsive propositions by Alexandra Clapham and Kate Scardifield. Both artists have distinct and at times opposing practices, yet their concerns around inhabiting…

the house oneiric

THE HOUSE ONEIRIC is an experiment in collaborative curation-creation. Materially constrained to the domestic, each artist has developed an historio-fiction for the common site of the house across time. In…

the end

It was so exciting in the beginning. We loved together, lived together, dreamed together. It felt like it would never end. But as the analogue signal is switched off forever,…

imagining alternatives

Kylie Banyard works across a range of media, incorporating painting, sculpture and optical devices such as kaleidoscopes and stereoscopes. For IMAGINING ALTERNATIVES she peers into the past and investigates whether…

unidentified flying data

Unidentified Flying Data is the next stage of Jacquelene Drinkall’s ongoing Weatherman UFOlogy project. The UFO will be performed and illuminated by data projected from an EEG neuroheadset in the…

trompe l’ol

Paris. I’m on the last leg of a funded ‘inspirational’ tour of Europe to attend the Venice Biennale. I’m going through my iPhone photos of the trip: a view from…

fanservice

In Japanese popular culture, fanservice refers to material or events that serve no purpose other than audience gratification. Here, this concept is applied to create a body of work about…

passing parades

Passing Parades explores the contradictory nature of time within the installation environment. Presenting several pieces that simultaneously critique time’s ephemeral, moving and static character. The exhibition period of three weeks…

phenomenology (full spectrum healing)

Phenomenology (Full Spectrum Healing) is an experiential installation of 700 RGB LEDs, emitting electromagnetic radiation at specific wavelengths within the visible spectrum. It engages with ideas of chromatherapy and the…

of remnants

Engaging liberated urban and industrial fragments and site specific spatial formulations, Of Remnants exists as a shrine to the detritus of industry, filled with symbolism and a specific aesthetic that…

rooted (zoe m. robertson’s australia)

To begin, I have no inclination to either write this in the third person or have someone else speak for me. The artist bio belongs to the bureaucratic dissemination of…

slight lull

The introduction of Television came with much possibility for art making but as a broadcast platform it has rarely delivered remaining closed off aside from some occasional incursions. However the…

revisit

REVISIT explores otherworldly scenarios linked to notions relating to nostalgia, the uncanny and mortality; often representing a journey within the dualisms of life and death, reality and fantasy, past and…

blobsociety

Human identity is a fluid amalgamation of various different layers and dimensions of self reflection. Every social construct in which we find ourselves contributes to this abstract idea of self….

landlubber

Landlubber is an associative remembrance of distance travelled and storms weathered. From China to America to Australia and Indonesia- in movement there is rhythm, and these works are an attempt…

dollars and sense

Dollars and Sense takes a humorous yet sinister look at the current political, social and economic discourse in Australia. Institutional language and forms are parodied, discourse is enacted and arts…

the colours of shadows

In The Colours of Shadows, ambiguity is foregrounded, and is left open to speculation and contemplation. The matter, gestures, or objects that are entangled in this show can be seen…

too many heroes

Speculating upon various ways in which painting might transcend and articulate space, Too Many Heroes attempts to simulate the experience of venturing into a cosmological wonderland. Functioning as a nomad…

purgatoria

Purgatoria is an exploration of 21st century digital consumerism and the impact on human behaviour realised in a series of video installations and sculptural pieces. From video games to social…