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.