8 May – 19 June, 2021
Curated by fine print–Rayleen Forester & Joanna Kitto
Sauerbier House, Noarlunga, SA
Elyas Alavi (SA), Léuli Eshrāghi (Tas), Raqs Media Collective (Ind) and Grace Marlow (SA)
Online arts magazine fine print presents FIELD NOTES—an exhibition of new works reflecting on, and reanimating, the fine print archive and the heritage site of Sauerbier House in Port Noarlunga.
fine print cultivates critical and experimental discussion around contemporary art. Since 2015, it has been presenting thematic issues both online and live—each centered around a key concept in the art world. FIELD NOTES activates this archive with local, national and international artists taking inspiration from unfamiliar material to manifest responsive works that speak to current art practice and ideas. FIELD NOTES opened with a symposium focussed on archival practices, community engagement and the exploration of public sites. Examining the relationship between exhibition-making and community engagement this experimental forum sought to connect artistic practice with the greater concerns of people and public space whilst challenging models of presentation.
Image: Léuli Eshrāghi, Expanses, 2021, inkjet print on canvas, variable dimensions.
IF THE FUTURE IS TO BE WORTH ANYTHING: 2020 ARTIST SURVEY
12 September – 12 December 2020
Co-curated by Rayleen Forester & Patrice Sharkey
ACE Gallery, Adelaide, SA
Aida Azin, Kate Bohunnis, Sundari Carmody, Carly Tarkari Dodd, fine print, Yusuf Hayat, Matt Huppatz, Tutti Arts, Sandra Saunders, Emmaline Zanelli
If the future is to be worth anything: 2020 South Australian Artist Survey celebrates the breadth of art practice and critical perspectives emerging from South Australia’s artistic communities. Presented in partnership with SALA – South Australian Living Artists Festival, this major exhibition outcome for ACE Open supported ten artists/collectives based in South Australia to present ambitious new work commissions. The Survey has been developed through state-wide research and studio visits led by ACE Open’s Artistic Director, Patrice Sharkey, and Curator-in-Residence, Rayleen Forester.
Image: Emmaline Zanelli, Dynamic Drills, 2019-2020, video still.
THE SCENE IS THE SEEN
27 August – 21 September 2019
Co curated with Ray Harris
Holy Rollers Studio, Prospect, SA
Virginia Barratt, Emma Beech, Valerie Berry, Nicole Clift, Bridget Currie, Honor Freeman, Ray Harris, Heidi Kenyon, Sue Kneebone, Monte Masi, Jess Miley, Nathan Peacock, Derek Sargent, Kaspar Schmidt Mumm, Cynthia Schwertsik, Inneke Taalman, Ben-Hur Winter.
The Scene is the seen is an exhibition, performance and critical writing event of emerging and mid-career South Australian practitioners exploring the potent relationship between text and art. Responding to a curated selection of writing from notable artists and theorists, each artist will conceive an ambitious work that transforms meaning and translation whilst echoing the principles of the original text. Each piece of writing touches on themes of ongoing critical and artistic concern—melancholia, displacement, identity, culture and language. For this exhibition artists will be challenged to experiment with the very process of art making whilst considering the creative potential of language.
Image: Derek Sargent & Jess Miley, Queer Expats of Paris, 2019, film still.
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.
Image: Peta Kruger, Treasure Maps, 2015, brooches, brass, variable dimensions.
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 ongoing 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 indepth 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’.
Image: FX Harsono, Writing in the rain, 2012, film still.
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.
Image: Maria Parmenter, Kameruka Road, 2015, wheel thrown and altered porcelain, variable dimensions.
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.
Image: Noriko Yamaguchi, TSUCHITARASHI, 2011, film still.
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.
Image: Alwin Reamillo, documentation of artist and artwork–Kakaibang ilaw, video still.
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 and contemplates the methodical action of making and remaking. Each artist creates work that pays special attention to aesthetics and labour intensive processes. Needlework, cutting, stitching and the reprocessing of 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)