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The Cosmic Centre


The Cosmic Centre

The Cosmic Centre

Opening 02.03.16 6-8pm
Artist Talks 24.03.16 6-7pm

The Cosmic Centre is a holistic space dedicated to the development of transcendental dialogue.

The Centre brings together artists, angels and masters from the past, present and future to explore cosmic consciousness through group paintings. This shared process is characterised by a poetic and playful investigation of new-age spiritualism, social media technologies and art history. Conscious Uncouplings is a series of new fabric designs, GIFS and furniture drawn from paintings made with online communities and technologies. By working across real and online spaces, The Centre explores the proliferation of new age cosmic ideologies and resulting tensions between commodification and empowerment and individual and collective modes of agency.

Biography

The Cosmic Centre is a collaborative project first envisioned by Danielle Clej and Michelle Eskola in 2009. The Centre connects with painters and collectives including De Fem, The Transcendental Painting Group, Helen Frankenthaler, The Artist’s Co-op and Geta Brătescu across real and online spaces. Past projects include creating a barge for Brisbane’s World Exposition, winning Runner Up for Best Fruit Display in the Inaugural Royal Queensland Show and creating paintings for the Voyager Golden Records mission.

Earlier Event: February 3
Automated Reasoning Paradigm
Later Event: March 12
Firstdraft Presents: Invocation