30 April – 16 May 2021
Gallery One: Marlaina Read – Fish Wife (Marrying the Baltic Sea)
I made a wedding dress and married the Baltic Sea. Now I make a marriage house. The bones of my house are iron bars, shrouded by textiles decorated with oceanic stitching, tapestry and etching. This ceremonial ecosystem reflects my ancestry and ecological self - from sea to spit to island.
The Canning Room: Adam Boyd – How Many Bones in the World
An exhibition of recent paintings, set in a world glinting between blues and reds. Populated with fiends and foes, they take their resolve from a story about the power of numbers and the dream of describing the world with patterns. An endless succession of figures and forms.
21 May – 6 June 2021
Gallery One: Chris Evans – Action & Mismatch
“The most efficient search of any unmapped territory takes the form of a random walk”
George Dyson, Turing’s Cathedral.
Emergent forms and branching patterns. A mash up of disjointed, pseudo random, replicated symbols and gestures in a constant state of disorder and error correction. These paintings become approximations of an urban ontology.
The Canning Room: Caterina Leone – Luminä
My exhibition features a series of self-portraits inspired by a residency in Finland. Working in silverpoint, I place myself naked in the snowy landscape, slowly dissolving as the works progress. The solid figures interact least with the scenery, initiating questions of our place in nature; the reality as well as the possibly futile desire for change.
10 June – 27 June 2021
Gallery One: Beverley Southcott & Matthew Schiavello – Southcott x Schiavello
This is an exhibition that resonates as a whole where Southcott x Schiavello consider their own photographic practices, as they collaboratively re-imagine, each other’s work.
Matthew re-cuts and re-assembles the images, forming harmonious and balanced compositions. Beverley uses a detailed layering process to add an ethereal beauty to the works.
Image: Fold, 2021. Digital print
Artists: Matthew Schiavello
The Canning Room: Jess McCaughey – Urban Brood
Urban Brood is celebration of all things feathered, fluffy and flying that grace our Melbourne landscape. 27 of our commonly found bird species in felt, wool, embroidery and needle felting take center stage and highlight that they are anything but ordinary.