5th - 21st February 2021 Gallery One: Geoff Hogg, Alasdair MacKinnon, Paul Candy and Nick Blackmore – Two Lines and Three Blocks
This project began in Cuba researching the question: “How can the character of the rail line, its surrounding communities and the experience of the journey help us understand and contribute to expanded sites of social engagement, dialogue and creativity?”
Originally built around two rail lines - the famous Hershey line linking Havana to the sugar town of Matanzas explored in the video created by Paul Candy and Geoff Hogg - the exhibition focuses on the Upfield line connecting central Melbourne to its northern suburbs.
Emphasizing movement, portability and change, it includes cartographic works made by Geoff Hogg from materials found along the line, three travelling cases to contain them crafted by Nick Blackmore from a discarded Japanese instrument box, and an intricate carrying bag, enabling them to be easily moved created by Alisdair McKinnon. All four artists are connected to the site through workplace, home and the experience of everyday life.
The Canning Room: Hope Lumsden-Barry - LOOM
LOOM is an ongoing series of 'weavings' created using python and photoshop. Presented as prints, LOOM explores the demateralisation of making; the historical relationship between programmable looms and computer science; and the design approaches of the Bauhaus weaving workshop. Drawing upon these lineages, LOOM positions the computer not only as a tool but as a site for making: as a communal workshop or personal studio, in and of itself.
Accompanying catalogues are available for LOOM. Please see the link below.
26th February - 14th March 2021 Gallery One: Charlotte Watson – Confluence
Confluence follows Watson’s merging sense of home. Through drawing and storytelling this exhibition explores various meetings; history and the ocean, trees and the self, and how waterways carry that which we cannot always see.
The Canning Room: Luke King - Reinterpretation Portraits
Staring at the window, lockdown tells you to do this or that, isolation confuses and twists your stomach. During this time to contemplate, King searches our portraits and moments, relating and reinterpreting the feelings in the confined space.
19th March – 4 April 2021 Gallery One: A Droplet of Dew on her Glittering Web Romey Porcu, Seth Searle, Lucinda Florence, Gemma Flack, Cat Rabbit, Caitlin Shearer, Eleanor James, Chloe Rose Thomas, Stephanie Watt, April Phillips, Aoife Billings, Sophie Morrow, Georgia Sacre, Lizzi Morris, Eve Wickson, Leili Tehrani Walker, Kanya Oldaker, Lilah Benetti, Frances Cannon, Hilary Green
Please note that due to Covid restrictions there are no public openings for this exhibition. Exhibition is open to view from 11am Friday 19th March. Covid-safe requirements for indoor venues will apply.
A Droplet of Dew on Her Glittering Web features the work of multiple artists personally responding to Louise Bourgeois’ recurring motif of the Spider. The show features multi disciplined work including soft sculpture, film, quilts, embroidery, painting, ceramics and poetry which are all delicately woven together by the themes of connection, transparency, community and home. Curated by Frances Cannon and Hilary Green, this show aims to celebrate the work of local women and gender non-conforming artists and invites you to enter an intricate web of creative talent.
Please note that due to Covid restrictions there are no public openings for this exhibition. Exhibition is open to view from 11am Friday 19th March. Covid-safe requirements for indoor venues will apply. Trace and Reflect is a series of works on paper that explores how an abstract composition is constructed. Each work traces the relationship between chance and control that exists within non-representational drawing and painting processes.