PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS - 2015

BLENDER STUDIOS

XMAS GROUP SHOW

 

4TH DECEMBER - 18TH DECEMBER 2015

HEESCO - INCESSANT


OPENING: 20TH NOVEMBER 2015 6PM-9PM
EXHIBITION: 21ST - 24TH NOVEMBER 2015

THIS EXHIBITION IS ABOUT PAINTING. 

'I DON’T REALLY KNOW WHY I PAINT. I JUST WANT TO PAINT EVERYTHING, ALL THE TIME. IT’S BECOME AN OBSESSION, MY LIFE, MY PROFESSION, IT DEFINES ME AS A PERSON TO AN EXTENT. SOMETHING HAPPENS WHEN YOU PAINT THIS MUCH, THE FOCUS SHIFTS FROM CONTENT TO DETAIL, THE PROCESS ITSELF BECOMES MORE INTERESTING AND IMPORTANT THAN THE FINISHED RESULT. YOU BECOME INTRIGUED BY THE CREATIVE SIDE OF PAINTING MORE SO THAN TECHNIQUE, AND NATURALLY, ABSTRACTION TAKES OVER, AS IT EMBODIES THE TRUE ESSENCE OF THAT CREATIVE PROCESS. EACHPAINTING IS BORN OUT OF CHAOS, A SMUDGE, A STROKE, THEN GRADUALLY IT GROWS, CHANGES, AND SHIFTS, FORMS CREATED AND DESTROYED, UNTIL IT BECOMES SOMETHING. THIS SOMETHING IS ACHIEVED THROUGH FINDING A BALANCE, A BALANCE BETWEEN THE ABSTRACT AND THE FIGURATIVE, THROUGH VARIOUS TECHNIQUES, THE PLANNED AND THE SPONTANEOUS, THE EMOTIONAL AND THE CONCEPTUAL, THROUGH COMPOSITION, COLOURS ETC. A MYRIAD OF INFLUENCES GETS THROWN IN, FROM EVERYTHING THAT I’VE BEEN TAUGHT IN ART SCHOOL TO PAINTING ON THE STREETS, SOME ON PURPOSE, BUT MOSTLY SUBCONSCIOUSLY. 

THIS CREATIVE PROCESS IS THE CONCEPTUAL CORE OF THIS BODY OF WORKS. I WANT MY PAINTINGS TO BE BOLD, BRAVE AND LOUD, OR SOFT AND GENTLE, WHATEVER, WITHOUT DICTATING TO THE VIEWER WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT IS NOT. THAT PRIVILEGE SHOULD ALWAYS BE RESTED WITH THE VIEWER. ART SHOULD BE A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, FREE FROM RULES AND CATEGORIES, ALWAYS OPEN FOR INTERPRETATIONS. IT SHOULD TRIGGER EMOTIONS, AND DRAW REACTIONS, AND MAKE YOU CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITIES.'

HEESCO.

GIORDANO BIONDI & YENA JUNG

 

30TH OCT - 14TH NOV. 2015

THE FOLDS
GIORDANO BIONDI

 

T H E FOLDS IS THE LATEST SCULPTURAL INSTALLATION FROM MELBOURNE-BASED ITALIAN ARTIST GIORDANO BIONDI, A HOMAGE TO THE BLANKETS, SHEETS AND COVERS THAT CONTAIN, HIDE AND PROTECT US AND OUR MATERIAL POSSESSIONS. A COLLECTION OF SPECTRAL FORMS THAT HINT AT THE ABSENCE AND ULTIMATE IRRELEVANCE OF THE HUMAN FORM AS THE NECESSARY SHAPING AGENT FOR THE ARMY OF BLANKETS AND SHEETS WE ALL POSSESS THESE ARE EMPTY HUSKS, WHICH HOLD THE UNCANNY POWER TO SUGGEST WHAT IS HIDDEN BETWEEN THE FOLDS.

'STELLAR EXPOSURE'
BY YENA JUNG

 

COVERING THE GALLERY CEILING WITH A STAR CHART, JUNG’S EXHIBITION OFFERS A CONTEMPLATIVE SPACE WHERE THE SERENE ENERGY OF STARS AND NIGHTLY ATMOSPHERE INDUCT A SORT OF RITUAL FOR THE DARK SIDE OF OUR PSYCHE.

'A LANDSCAPE OF DREAMS'
BY MARCUS ENCEL

 

OPENING 18TH SEPTEMBER 6PM-9PM

EXHIBITION RUNS 19TH SEP - 28TH SEP 2015

 

'A LANDSCAPE OF DREAMS' IS AN INSTALLATION BASED EXHIBITION AT THE DARK HORSE EXPERIMENT BY ARTIST MARCUS ENCEL. THE SHOW WILL TRANSPORT THE VIEWER ON A DREAM JOURNEY THROUGH THE ALTERNATE LIFE OF DREAM.

TAKING THE FORM OF A MULTIMEDIA ENVIRONMENT, THE SHOW WILL UTILISE MULTIPLE VIDEO PROJECTION, SCULPTURE, BUILT SPACES AND WORDS AND WILL INCLUDE THE MELBOURNE PROJECTION SPACE WINDOWS. USING SUBJECT LIGHTING, WIRE, SCULPTURE, TABLEAU AND PROJECTION THE ARTIST CREATES AN ALTERNATE DREAM REALITY WHERE THE VIEWER IS INVITED TO EXPLORE THE SHADOW SELF; THE ID AND THE EGO. 'A LANDSCAPE OF DREAMS' WILL QUESTION WHY DO WE DO THINGS WE DO, AND WHY ARE SO MANY OF OUR ACTIONS INCOMPREHENSIBLE TO OURSELVES?

ENCEL EXPLORES DIVERGENT VOICES AND VISIONS THAT SEPARATE THE SELF INTO DIFFERENT IDENTITIES; WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE EGO SELF (CONSCIOUS SELF) WITH THE ID SHADOW SELF (UNCONSCIOUS SELF) AND OUR WAKING LIFE?

THE INSTALLATIONS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO ZONES OF THE SURREAL, AS IN A DREAM, HOW ONE MIGHT EXPERIENCE A CERTAIN REALITY FROM ONE ANGLE AND HAVE IT SEAMLESSLY MORPH INTO ANOTHER AS ONE TURNS ONES HEAD.

• LOCATION: DARK HORSE EXPERIMENT, 110 FRANKLIN STREET MELBOURNE.
• OPENING NIGHT: 18 SEP 2015
• EXHIBITION DATES: 19 SEP - 27 SEP 2015
• OPENING HOURS: WED-SAT 12PM-5PM

"NEVER FORGET TO REMEMBER"

BY ADRIAN DOYLE

EXHIBITION 23 JULY - 13 AUGUST 2015

OPENING NIGHT 31ST JULY 2015

 

ITS BEEN THREE YEARS SINCE CONTROVERSIAL ARTIST, ADRIAN DOYLE’S LAST EXHIBITION.

THIS IS A LONG TIME FOR AN ARTIST THAT HAS HAD OVER 20 SOLO SHOWS. 
BUT THE MELBOURNE BASED URBAN ARTIST HAS BEEN BUSY DOING ALMOST EVERYTHING. 
IN THE LAST THREE YEARS DOYLE HAS CREATED HIS OWN REALITY SHOW, CREATED LARGE SCALE PUBLIC MURALS, HE OFFENDED MUCH OF THE URBAN ART WORLD BY PAINTING RUTLEDGE LANE BABY BLUE, AND HAD ONE OF HIS PUBLIC ART WORKS CHANGED AFTER DOYLE PAINTED A PORTRAIT OF HIS DAD ON THE CROSS. MORE RECENTLY HE CREATED AN ART PROJECT FOR DISNEY’S TOMORROW LAND. 

THE AWARD-WINNING ARTIST WILL BE PUSHING HIS WELL-KNOWN CRITIQUE ON THE AUSTRALIAN SUBURBAN LIFESTYLE. IN HIS NEW SHOW. ”NEVER FORGET TO REMEMBER”
IN THIS SHOW, DOYLE’S PERSONAL SUBURBAN EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN EXPLORED THROUGH INSTALLATION, PAINTING AND SCULPTURE.

IN ONE OF HIS ARTWORKS, DOYLE HAS CONTROVERSIALLY BUILT A GOLD BULLION HOUSE OUT OF DOLLAR COINS. ‘THE COINS HAVE BECOME MORE VALUABLE IN THEIR NEW CONTEXT, THE COINS HAVE CHANGED, THEY HAVE BECOME AN ICON OF THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM.’ CLAIMS DOYLE.

HIS PLAYFUL AND ICONIC PAINTINGS HAVE UNDERLING DARK AND HONEST PORTRAYAL OF DOYLE’S SUBURBAN EXPERIENCE. DOYLE STATES, “MOST AUSTRALIAN’S ARE GUILTY OF SUBURBIA, TOO UNDERSTAND SUBURBIA IS TO UNDERSTAND AUSTRALIA.”

DOYLE’S CRAFTSMANSHIP AND CONCEPTS WILL BE SURE TO CREATE TALK. HE IS ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S HARDEST HITTING ARTISTS. 

LOVE OR HATE THIS CONTROVERSIAL ARTIST, HIS SHOW IS SURE TO BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SHOWS OF THE YEAR.

 

• LOCATION: DARK HORSE EXPERIMENT, 110 FRANKLIN STREET MELBOURNE.
• OPENING NIGHT: 31ST JULY 2015
• EXHIBITION DATES: 23 JULY - 15 AUGUST 2015 
• OPENING HOURS: WED-SAT 12PM-5PM

BODY OF WORK

CASEY JENKINS

 

20 MAR - 10 APRIL 2015

OPENING NIGHT 20 MARCH 2015 6PM-9PM

 

A DURATIONAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PERFORMANCE PIECE EXPLORING WAGE EQUITY, HOW BODIES ARE VALUED, & DISQUIETING TALES OF HUMAN LIFE & ENDEAVOUR TOLD THROUGH THE CLUMSY LANGUAGE OF MONEY.

 

"I AM OFFERING MY UNTRAINED LABOUR FOR HIRE TO ANYONE, TO EVERYONE, TO YOU.
I WILL PERFORM ANY WORK REQUESTED SO LONG AS I AM PAID THE SET DAILY PAY-RATE.
EACH DAY THE RATE THAT I AM AVAILABLE FOR HIRE AT WILL CHANGE TO CORRESPOND WITH THAT RECEIVED BY ANOTHER WORKER SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD. THEREFORE, DEPENDING ON WHICH WORKER'S WAGE RATE YOU CHOOSE TO EMPLOY ME AT, I CAN BE HIRED FOR AS LITTLE AS $0 & AS MUCH AS $380,000 PER HOUR." - CASEY JENKINS
 

TO ENGAGE WITH THE PERFORMANCE AND HIRE CASEY, CONTACT THE ARTIST VIA:
HTTP://CASEY-JENKINS.COM 
OR

EMAIL:
CASEY4HIRE@CASEY-JENKINS.COM

 

OPENING HOUR FOR THIS EXHIBITION: EVERYDAY 9AM-5PM

OPENING 23 JAN 2015

EXHIBITION 23 JAN - 7 FEB 15

 

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN WALKING AND SLEEPING

 

ARTIST: CARAGH BROOKS, EDDIE BOTHA CREATIONS, LUCIA MOCNAY AND MARCOMATIC

AN EXHIBITION OF ART AND STUFF

AN EXHIBITION OF ART AND STUFF


EVER WONDERED WHAT WORLD ARTISTS LIVE IN? WHERE THEIR HEADS ARE AT? WELL, WONDER NO MORE!

‘SOMEWHERE BETWEEN WALKING AND SLEEPING’ ALLOWS YOU TO WANDER THROUGH THIS TRULY UNIQUE PARALLEL UNIVERSE. STEP INTO THE UNSURE, UNREAL AND AT TIMES UNCOMFORTABLE. LET THE ART GUIDE YOU THROUGH THIS STRANGE LAND.

CARAGH BROOKS
CARAGH BROOKS IS AN EMERGING VISUAL ARTIST FROM MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA. HER WORK USES IRONY, PARODY AND AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL STORYTELLING TO DEMONSTRATE HER JUDGMENTAL NATURE AND BEGRUDGING COMPLICITY IN CONTEMPORARY WESTERN CULTURE. HER ARTWORK ADDRESSES ISSUES SUCH AS ENTITLEMENT, IMPATIENCE, SELF-INVOLVEMENT, JUDGMENT, “OVERSHARING” AND RELATIONSHIPS WITH AND DEPENDENCE ON TECHNOLOGY.

EDDIE BOTHA CREATIONS
EDDIE’S WORK DEALS WITH INTERACTIONS, BETWEEN HUMANS, HUMANS AND NATURE, HUMANS AND TECHNOLOGY AND LARGELY BASED ON THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT. SERIOUS ISSUES ARE PORTRAYED IN A HUMORISTIC WAY, AIMING TO MAKE PEOPLE SMILE BUT YET PONDER ABOUT ISSUES SUCH AS TERRORISM, LOVE, SEXISM, NATURE AND RELIGION.

EDDIE’S WORK SHOWS COMPARTMENTS OF GROUPS, AND LAYERS OF SOCIETY IS VISIBLE. OFTEN THERE IS A MINORITY GROUP GOING AGAINST THE MAJORITY.

LUCIA MOCNAY
MOCNAY’S HUMANESQUE TAXIDERMIED ANIMALS ARE INSPIRED BY CHILDREN’S FABLES AND URBAN MYTHS, HISTORICAL ERAS AND CULTURAL LEGENDS.

DURING MOCNAY’S CHILDHOOD, IN SLOVAKIA, HER PARENTS WOULD RECITE FAIRY TALES OF HUMANISTIC ANIMALS AT BEDTIME. THESE CREATURES WOULD THEN VISIT IN HER DREAMS, LEAVING HER IN STATES OF WONDER MIXED WITH FEAR AND EVER PRESENT CURIOSITY. THEY SERVED AS FUTURE INSPIRATION.

MARCOMATIC
MARCOMATIC, IS AN EMERGING CREATIVE TALENT ORIGINALLY FROM GIPPSLAND. HE IS KNOWN FOR HIS INTRICATELY DETAILED INK ILLUSTRATIONS, ANIMATIONS AND LEGO BUILDING...
MARCOMATIC HAS ENCOMPASSED THE THEME OF THE EXHIBITION WITHIN A SERIES OF ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE VIEW POINT OF HIS YOUNGER SELF. THESE RECONSTRUCTIONS OF VARIOUS HUMAN SENSES BRIDGE THE WAKING WORLD AND THAT OF DREAMS, RESULTING IN THE ARTISTS OWN WORLD-LIKE VISIONS.

EXHIBITION ARCHIVE

33-35 Dudley St.
West Melbourne VIC 3003

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