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Testing Grounds

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An Act of Showing

Anabelle Lacroix and Maria Miranda

Exhibition

17.05.17 - 27.05.17

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Anabelle Lacroix and Maria Miranda
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17.05.17 - 27.05.17

All ages

Opening event
Wednesday 17 May, 6-9pm
with performances by LISTEN,
6-7.30pm

Roundtable (discussion)
Saturday 20 May, 3-6pm

Set as a material conversation between Artist Run Initiatives (ARIs) and Aboriginal Art Centres in Australia and the Asia-Pacific, this project embodies and provokes conversations about place: How does place matter for artists? Why do ARIs exist in specific places? What is the place of practice? 

Writer Chris Kraus’s ‘radical localism’ points to the importance of the local places of art-making compared to global-centrism noting that ARIs create “an opportunity to remain in one’s own community and assert an alternative ethos.” This ethos is crucial to the survival of art because ARIs create a sustainable and rich culture built from the ground up. 

This exhibition includes creative responses from AirSpace Projects, Articulate Project Space, BUS Projects, BLINDSIDE, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative, c3 Contemporary Art Space, Cementa, FELTspace, One Place After Another, Open-Contemporary Art Center (Taipei), Raygun Projects, Ruang MES 56 (Yogyakarta), Trocadero Art Space, The Laundry Art Space, The Walls, Waringarri Arts, Watch This Space, West Space and more…

Curated by Anabelle Lacroix. A research project directed by Maria Miranda.

This project is supported by the City of Melbourne, the Australia Council for the Arts and the Australian Research Council

Image by Elwyn Murray

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All ages

Opening event
Wednesday 17 May, 6-9pm
with performances by LISTEN,
6-7.30pm

Roundtable (discussion)
Saturday 20 May, 3-6pm

0038

Wrought & Hewn

Liss Fenwick & Atticus Bastow

Exhibition

17.05.17 - 27.05.17

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Liss Fenwick & Atticus Bastow
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17.05.17 - 27.05.17

All ages

Open during site hours

A multi-site response to the industrialised landscape, creating a link between constructed environment and the disrupted natural environment from which it arises.

Wrought is a photographic exhibition by Liss Fenwick, exploring an obscure mining town in rural Queensland with a globally connected history. Spanning five years, this project presents the fruits of a prosperous enterprise alongside studies of the devastated river nearby.

Hewn is a sound installation by Atticus Bastow, tracing the narrative of resource transfer from unearthing of raw materials through to their eventual manufactured ends. The sonic and sculptural components of the work comprise a documentational response to three separate instances of industrialised landscape; a vehicle manufacturing plant, a defunct quarry, and an oil refinery.

Image: Mount Morgan ore, from the series Wrought, 2017. Pigment print on platine fibre paper. Liss Fenwick.

All ages

Open during site hours

0083

Forms of Resistance

Beaziyt Worcou

Flags Project

17.05.17 - 17.09.17

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Beaziyt Worcou
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17.05.17 - 17.09.17

All ages
All hours

In 2016 Worcou created a printed publication that documented and archived political flags of the past century, examining the significance of the flag as a symbolic form of resistance and focusing on the act of a political gesture (gestures that are encapsulated through the relationship between the symbol of the flag and the actions of the flag bearer).

In 2017, four typographic banners, expanding on the print publication, were produced specifically for the Testing Grounds site. The flags were screen printed in collaboration with Melbourne based designer, Andrew Clapham.

“The flag embodies the motives and aspirations of its people and in turn, the people, rooted in notions of patriotism, protect the flag as if it has an innate connection to their identity. It’s difficult to imagine the events that characterise human history without the presence of symbols and flags. These instruments of political resistance, national pride, of occupation, act as mirrors, preserving and reflecting the beliefs, motives, and aspirations of its people” says Worcou.

They are now raised around the site, viewable form inside the grounds and from City Road.

 

Image by Beaziyt Worcou.

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0031

Ports of Call

Morgan Jones

Residency

01.06.17 - 21.06.17

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Morgan Jones
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01.06.17 - 21.06.17

All ages

During open hours or email artist to arrange an appointment

IN PREPARATION – AN INVITATION – A NAUTICAL JOURNEY – ON LABOUR AND PLAY – TALES OF THE SEA – OTHER EXPERIMENTS IN TIME

This residency is being undertaken as preparation for a journey aboard a cargo ship from Genoa, Italy to Sydney, Australia in late 2017.

It is an open studio taking experiments in time, labour, the sea and imagination as its starting point. You are invited to work, play, rest and experiment in Ports of Call. Undertake your own adventures or join me in my explorations.

Image by Morgan Jones

All ages

During open hours or email artist to arrange an appointment

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Another Space

Centre For Projection Art

Projection

02.06.17 - 30.06.17

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Centre For Projection Art
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02.06.17 - 30.06.17

All ages

5- 10pm each Friday

A group exhibition bringing together seven contemporary artists from the United States and Melbourne. The project aims to highlight artists working with digital media investigating digital culture.
Because of our increasing dependence on the virtual world of the Internet, we inhabit a space where the physical and virtual are increasingly overlapping. The artists in this project attempt to access this ‘in between’ space embracing contemporary culture through their use of technology as a tool for creating.

Artists include Sean Capone (USA), Xanthe Dobbie (Melbourne), Lauren Dunn (Melbourne), Carla Gannis (USA), Brett Phares (USA), Keaton Fox (USA) and Aaron Christopher Rees (Melbourne).

The exhibition is curated by Yandell Walton.

Supported by Experimenta Media Arts and City of Melbourne.

Image by: Carla Gannis, Nude Descending

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All ages

5- 10pm each Friday

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