PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS - 2014

OPENING 3RD DEC 2014 6-8PM

EXHIBITION 3-9 DEC 2014

 

GDC POP UP EXHIBITION

“GDC POP UP IN MELBOURNE” SHOWCASES MAJOR WINNING WORKS FROM 2003 TO 2013, COVERING A WIDE RANGE OF CATEGORIES, WHICH INCLUDE GRAPHIC, INTERACTIVE, HYBRID, SPACE AND PRODUCTION DESIGN, AS WELL AS DESIGN IN ADVERTISING.

THERE ARE 74 CHINESE ACTIVE GRAPHIC DESIGNERS’ WORKS ATTENDED  “GDC POP UP IN MELBOURNE”, THE EXHIBITION NOT ONLY REFLECTS THE TREND OF THE CHINESE GRAPHIC DESIGN INDUSTRY OVER THE PAST DECADE, BUT IT ALSO DRAWS ATTENTION TO THE DIVERSITY AND RICHNESS OF CONCEPTS UNDERLYING CONTEMPORARY CHINESE DESIGN.

THE “GDC TOURING EXHIBITION” HAS ALREADY SUCCESSFULLY HELD IN KOREA, AND LONDON (AS PART OF THE LODON DESIGN FESTIVAL), PROVIDING A BILATERAL COMMUNICATION PLATFORM TO FURTHER DISCUSSE THE CURRENT WAY AND FUTURE OF GRAPHIC DESIGN ON AN INTERNATIONAL SCALE.

OPENING 28TH NOV 2014 6PM

EXHIBITION 28TH AND 29TH NOV 2014

BLENDER XMAS EXHIBITION

ARTISTS INCLUDE: ADI (ADRIAN BRIERLEY), ADRIAN DOYLE, HEESCO, GEORGE MANIOUDAKIS, TIM STERLING, NICK IVES, JO HARRISON, FELICITY HAYWARD, SEBASTIAN FRANZ, D'ARCY SAVAGE, SHANE STERRRY, PAUL ROUND, CAM SCALE, SCOTT SELKIRK, AND RUSKIDD.

 


THE BLENDER STUDIOS CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE THE ART AND PARTY WITH THE ARTISTS OF BLENDER STUDIOS. THE HARD WORK AND DEDICATION OF THE ARTISTS IS EVIDENT IN THIS ANNUAL EVENT WITH 18 ARTISTS SHOWCASING THEIR WORK.


THE EXHIBITION WILL BE HOSTED BY DARK HORSE EXPERIMENT AND THE STUDIOS WILL HOLD A SERIES OF PERFORMERS AND INSTALLATIONS. THE OPENING NIGHT IS SURE TO BE A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF CURRENT PRACTICE IN MELBOURNE RIGHT NOW. THE OPENING NIGHT WILL INCLUDE DJS, CUTTING EDGE PERFORMANCE ARTISTS, TRADTIONAL WORKS ON CANVAS, LIVE GRAFFITI EVENTS, STRANGE OBJECTS AND DISLOCATED RENDERINGS OF SUBURBIA.

AFTER TEN YEARS THE BLENDER STUDIOS STILL HOLD TRUE TO THE VALUES OF RESEARCH, ENERGY, INDEPENDANCE AND THE SOLIDARITY.


WITH STRONG LINKS TO MELBOURNE STREET ART AND SOME OF THE MOST RECOGNISED AND PROLIFIC ARTISTS CALLING THE BLENDER HOME, THE OPENING EXHIBITION WILL ATTRACT A WIDE AUDIENCE.

THE BLENDER STUDIOS CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION, ACCOMPANIED WITH A PARTY, WILL OPEN AT DARK HORSE EXPERIMENT ON FRIDAY 28 NOVEMBER, 2014 FROM 6 TILL LATE.

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE EVERYONE AT THE EXHIBITION.

OPENING FRIDAY 17 OCT FROM 6PM

EXHIBITION 17TH OCT - 8TH NOV 2014

"PYRAMIDS AND LABYRINTHS"

TIM STERLING

 

PYRAMIDS AND LABYRINTHS IS TIM STERLING'S FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION IN MELBOURNE SINCE RETURNING FROM A THREE MONTH AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS STUDIO RESIDENCY IN PARIS. DURING HIS STAY HE RESEARCHED BARRICADE CONSTRUCTION THROUGHOUT PARIS' VARIOUS REVOLUTIONS. THESE CONSTRUCTIONS OFTEN RE-OCCURRED IN SIMILAR AREAS USING SIMILAR TECHNIQUES DESPITE GAPS IN TIME OF UP TO 100 YEARS OR MORE.

 

CHARLES TILLY DESCRIBES THESE DEMONSTRATIONS AS PART OF A 'REPERTOIRE OF COLLECTIVE ACTION' – 'THE ARRAY OF ALL PROTEST TECHNIQUES AVAILABLE AT A GIVEN PLACE AND TIME' – IMPROVISED AT EACH OCCURRENCE.

 

STERLING’S INSTALLATION FOLLOWS THIS INTEREST OF NARRATIVE IN ARCHITECTURE AS BOTH A CONCEPTUAL AND PHYSICAL SPACE. RE-IMAGINED AS A THREE-DIMENSIONAL PAGE, VARIOUS OBJECTS ARE DOTTED THROUGHOUT THE GALLERY. WALKING THROUGH THE MAZE-LIKE SPACE THE OBJECTS ENCOUNTERED APPEAR PHYSICALLY UNSTABLE, REFLECTING AND DISTORTING THEIR SURROUNDINGS.

RYAN FOOTE

 

 

OPENING NIGHT: FRIDAY, 5TH SEPT 6PM

EXHIBITION DATE: 5TH - 20TH SEPT 2014

BOXED DESIRES & GUILT IS ARTIST RYAN FOOTE’S LATEST BODY OF ARTWORK AND ALSO ONE HIS LONGEST IN THE MAKING WITH ONE OF THE PIECES TAKING OVER 8 YEARS TO MAKE.

 

THE MATERIALS AND MATERIALITY OF THE BOXED DESIRES & GUILT WAS A CRUCIAL STARTING POINT TO THIS PROJECT VIEWERS TO THE EXHIBITION CAN EXPECT TO SEE A RANGE OF SCULPTURE INSTALLATION PIECES TO A SERIES OF WALL MOUNTED ARTWORKS THAT SIT SOMEWHERE BETWEEN SCULPTURE, PRINT AND PAINTING WITH LIGHT.

 

THE HERO WORK AND STARTING POINT FOR THIS EXHIBITION IS AN ARTWORK STARTED IN 2006 TITLED ‘2006 TO 2014 BOXED GUILT & DESIRES’.

GROWING FROM WASTE PRODUCTS PRODUCED IN FOOTE’S STUDIO THIS ARTWORK FORMED AN INFLUENTIAL STARTING POINT THAT COMPLETELY RESHAPED FIRSTLY HOW HE PRACTICED AS AN ARTIST AND SECONDLY THE IDEAS AND CONCEPT THAT FORM HIS ARTWORKS.

“AS MY ART PRACTICE GREW IN 2006 I BECAME VERY AWARE OF HOW MUCH IT CONSUMED, PRODUCED AND ALSO HOW MUCH WASTE I CREATED, THIS REFLECTION LEAD TO CASTING A CRITICAL EYE ON MY OWN ART PRACTICE AND HOW I MADE ARTWORKS!”

IT ALSO LEAD TO SOME HARDER QUESTIONS, LIKE WHAT WAS THE ROLE OF CONTEMPORARY ART TODAY IN A WORLD FACING FINITE RESOURCES, GLOBAL WARMING, INCREASING POPULATION GROWTH AND INSTABILITY?

 

THIS EXHIBITION SEES FOOTE CREATE A BODY OF EXTREMELY LAYERED AND SUBTLY SUBVERSIVE ARTWORKS THAT GAZES NOT ONLY WIDER SOCIETY AND THE TRENDS AROUND US THAT HE IS KNOWN FOR, BUT ALSO GAZES AT HIS OWN ART PRACTICE AS AN ARTIST, ITS WASTE, THE ROLE OF ART IN SUSTAINABILITY AND ISSUES OF AESTHETICS AND BEAUTY IN THE WORLD AROUND US BY REFRAMING/ BOXING THINGS.

NITE ART WED 23 JULY 2014 FROM 6PM

23 JULY 2014 6PM ONWARD

"IDLE"

SEBASTIAN FRANSZ

 

SO ANYWAY.

 


LOOK AT THE WALL. THE WALL HAS BEEN BUILT. SOON, IT WILL BE UN-BUILT. THERE IS SOMEONE’S DRIED SPIT SITTING PARTIALLY OVER THE LAST LOOP ON A TAG SOMEONE ELSE DID TWO YEARS AGO. THE TAG IS BLACK. THE BLACK SPRAY PAINT FITS OVER THE TEXTURE OF THE BRICK. THERE IS MORTAR BETWEEN THE BRICKS, WHICH IS MADE FROM SAND, CEMENT AND WATER. THE WALL IS MADE FROM SPIT, SPRAY PAINT, BRICKS AND MORTAR.
STEPS OUT ONTO THE STREET. FULL OF INTENTION. TODAY IS THIS DAY, AND ANOTHER ONE IS COMING AFTER THAT.


WOOD IS TREES. CUT WOOD IS DEAD TREES. PAPER IS PULVERISED TREES. CHARCOAL IS TREE-DERIVED CARBON, WHICH IS BOUND WITH GUM. ART IS WHEN VARIOUS ADULTERATED AND MUTILATED ELEMENTS ARE FORCED TO HANG AROUND WITH ONE ANOTHER.


HOW DID IT BEGIN? WITH AN EXPLOSION. HOW WILL IT END?
THE WALL HAS BEEN KNOCKED DOWN. THE CHIPS ARE SPRAYING.
SOMETHING ELSE WILL HAPPEN LATER, AND IT WILL PROBABLY BE VIOLENT.

 

'WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM BLENDER STUDIOS AND ASSOCIATED ARTISTS'

"CHAOS"

 

06.06.14 - 28.06.14

OPENING 6TH JUNE 2014

YESTERDAY

AND TODAY EXHIBITION

 

ARTIST

 

APICHAT YIM YONG

NUTTAPON SAWASDEE

KATA SANGKHAE

RUSHDI ANWAR

MELANIE JAYNE TAYLOR

SANSERN RIANTHONG

ELMEDIN ZUNIC

JUNGWOO HONG

YESTERDAY, THE THAI ARMY DECLARED MARTIAL LAW.
TODAY, A TRAM WAS DELAYED IN MELBOURNE CBD.
YESTERDAY, THERE WAS AN EARTHQUAKE SOMEWHERE.
TODAY, THERE IS A COUP IN THAILAND.
YESTERDAY, THERE WAS A BIG SALE AT A LOCAL SHOPPING MALL.
TODAY, THERE IS A DEMONSTRATION IN FRONT OF THE LIBRARY.

 

THE EXHIBITION “CHAOS: YESTERDAY AND TODAY” PRESENTS THE WORKS OF 7 INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS FROM THAILAND, AUSTRALIA, KURDISTAN AND NORWAY. THIS EXHIBITION RESPONDS TO THE MOMENT OF CONTEMPORANEOUS THAT A GLOBAL SOCIETY CONFRONTS WITH A CONTEMPORARY INSTABILITY IN TERM OF CULTURE, ENVIRONMENT, POLITICS AND EVERYDAY LIFE. THEIR WORKS PRESENTS BOTH CONCEPTUAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PRACTICES, WHICH RELATE TO AN INDIVIDUAL AND OR A SOCIAL CRITIQUE.

UNTITLED 016, 2014 CONCRETE, MESH AND PAPER 7 X 23 X 30 CM

"WASTED"

DANIEL LYNCH

(AKA-JUNKY PROJECTS)

21.03.14 - 12.04.14

OPENING FRIDAY 21 MARCH 2014


IN A WORLD WHERE ALL THAT REMAINS IS WASTED, NEW FORMS AND MANIFESTATIONS OF LIFE AFTER WASTE CONTINUE TO EVOLVE AND DEVELOP FROM THE VERY DETRITUS WHICH DOOMED A CIVILIZATION.THESE ARE THE JUNKYPROJECTS.

MY RECENT WORK "WASTED" IS A PERSONAL EXPLORATION INTO THE CREATIVE PROCESS, THE SYMBOLOGY AND INVENTED MYTHOLOGY AROUND WHICH MY ART MAKING TAKES PLACE. BY USING BASICALLY ONLY MATERIALS WHICH HAVE HAD A PREVIOUS LIFE OF SOME KIND (FOUND OBJECTS AND WASTE POLYSTYRENE) I AM CREATING A NEW TYPE OF HISTORY FOR THESE OBJECTS, WHILST RESONATING ECHOES OF THEIR PAST LIVES WITHIN THESE NEW COMPOSITIONS. 

 

'WASTED' PRESENTS THE BEARERS OF BAD NEWS, AND THE ONLY NEWS WORTH BEARING. DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER.

SHIFTING GROUND

 

OPENING NIGHT: 24TH JAN 14 6-9PM

EXHIBITION DATE:15 JAN TO 2 FEB 2014

IN ORDER TO FIND OURSELVES AND TO FIND MEANING WE AS A COMMUNITY AND AS INDIVIDUALS TRAVEL FAR. THIS DISTANCE TRAVELED IS ONLY LIMITED TO THE PHYSICAL CONSTRAINTS OF THIS WORLD, OR HOW DEEP WE WISH TO VENTURE WITHIN OURSELVES. THIS EXHIBITION SHOWS HOW THE JOURNEY CHANGES US MORE THAN OUR DESTINATION, WHICH WE MAY NEVER REACH. THE PROJECTION SPACE WILL BE OPERATED ON THREE SCREENS EVERY NIGHT DURING THE EXHIBITION PERIOD, BETWEEN 8:30PM AND MIDNIGHT.

ARTISTS: ALEXANDER EDWARDS, GILLIAN FLETCHER, MATTO LUCAS, KHUE NGUYEN, KN RODRIGUEZ AND RAT SIMPSON.

A PART OF QUEER CITY 2014, SUPPORTED BY CITY OF MELBOURNE.

EXHIBITION ARCHIVE

33-35 Dudley St.
West Melbourne VIC 3003

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