13 May – 3 July 2016
JamFactory, Adelaide, SA
Ebony Bizys (JPN/AUS), Evie Group (NSW), Peta Kruger (SA), Jessie Lumb (SA),
Billie Justice Thomson (SA) and Amy Joy Watson (SA)
Playground is an exhibition of seven multi-disciplinary artists who consider themes of innocence, fantasy, and nostalgia whilst referencing the imagination, notions of utopia, the real and unreal. Through a collection of works that explore the nature of playfulness, Playground reveals our shared experiences with childhood sentimentality through the lens of visual art and contemporary craft and design. Illustration, jewellery, sculpture, craft and design make up this eclectic exhibition highlighting the talents of local, national and international visual and craft based artists.
FX HARSONO: BEYOND IDENTITY
10 September – 2 October 2016
Nexus Arts, Adelaide, SA
Beyond Identity unites a number of pivotal works from the oeuvre of this important Indonesian artist. Displacement and identity within the social and cultural principles of the artist’s two heritages – Chinese and Indonesian – perform a significant role in speaking to an expansive discourse on individuality, ritual, historical and cultural connectivity both past and present.
As part of his on-going research into the erasure of Chinese deaths in mass graves throughout Java and his own personal struggles with his family’s heritage in two different countries, FX Harsono’s in-depth research, documentation, performance and sculpture span both generations and territories. His work is interconnected by a recognisable emotive urge to recognise one’s self by their ‘home’.
18 June – 12 July 2015
M16 Gallery, Canberra, ACT
EBONY HEIDENREICH, WAYNE MCARA, SOPHIA NUSKE, MARIA PARMENTER,
SOPHIA PHILLIPS, ALISON SMILES, ULRICA TRULSSON, GEORGE ZACHAROYANNIS
Shifting senses is an exhibition which investigates experimental processes in contemporary ceramic art. By engaging with three curatorial concerns – a mark, a vessel, a scene – this exhibition focusses on the formation of new narratives addressing identity, the environment, process and possibility. Shifting senses is a collection of works which critically engage with a number of historical and modern art theories connected to a broader dialogue regarding ceramics role in contemporary art today.
TO THE THINGS THEMSELVES
3 – 19 OCTOBER 2013
FELTspace, Adelaide, SA
CLAIRE ANNA WATSON (VIC), BRIDGET CURRIE (SA), TAMARA HENDERSON (CAN),
HEIDI KENYON (SA), RYOKO TAKAHASHI (JPN), NORIKO YAMAGUCHI (JPN)
to the things themselves takes it curatorial cue from philosopher Edmund Husserl and his research concerning the slippage between materialism and idealism. Believing in a consciousness that is fascinated by the object, this exhibition will explore when the artist and object sometimes work as one. Exploring notions of obsession, nostalgia, horror, the known and unknown, each artist seeks to illustrate a form of consciousness materialised through the ordinary and mundane.
FESTIVAL OF UNPOPULAR CULTURE
7 – 16 October 2011
Facilitated by Monte Masi and Rayleen Forester
DIEGO BONNETTO (NSW), LAURA WILLS (SA), WILL CHEESEMAN (SA), MATT HUPPATZ (SA), KATRINA SIMMONS (SA), JESSIE LUMB (SA),MAARTEN DAUDEIJ (SA), RORY O’CONNOR (SA)
A series of works made in response to the proposed ideas, panels and presentations that formed the 2011 Festival of Unpopular Culture.
22 May – 27 June 2008
Nexus Gallery, Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide, SA
ALWIN REAMILLO (WA), YOKO KAJIO (SA), QI ZHANG (SA), RIZA MINALO (VIC)
Different Lights explores the cross cultural exchange of ideas from artists of Asian descent, now based in Australia. The varying issues communicated through the work of these artists form part of a broader response to being an Asian Australian artist in this country. The relationships these artists explore range from concerns with the perilous state of our environment, to broader social and political agendas within both Asia and Australia.
13 September – 1 October 2007
Gaff Studio, Port Adelaide
HANS KREINER (SA), GINA LEONELLO (VIC), LARA TORR (SA), SERA WATERS (SA),
MEG WILSON (SA)
Quiet Hands is an exhibition that focuses on the methodical action of ‘making’. Each artist creates work that pays special attention to aesthetics and labour intensive processes. Needlework, cutting, stitching and reprocessing ordinary materials make up this eclectic exhibition.
Co curated by Brigid Noone and Rayleen Forester
MARY-JEAN RICHARDSON (SA), TOMZ TALAJ (SA), BRIGID NOONE (SA), MARIA PARMENTER (SA), GINA LEONELLO (SA), LEIGH CORRIGAN (SA), ANNIKA EVANS (QLD), KARL HOPPER & ZOE MARR (SA)