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0291

Local Avians

Alex Last

Residency

03.10.18 - 20.10.18

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Alex Last
0291
03.10.18 - 20.10.18

All ages

Open Studio
Friday 19 October, 6pm
Saturday 20 October, 10am - 6pm

In the heart of the city, a vast host of introduced and native birds form assemblies of resistance to the abrasive encroachment of petro-capitalist urban development. The adaptive intelligence of these birds in the midst of such devastation is something that the artist-in-residence (Alex Last) aims to track and explore.

Entangling with the local avian population through a combination of diverse experimental, scientific and ecologically-grounded methodologies, Alex will try and synchronise with avian temporal rhythms while exploring their intricate and evolutionarily-unique modes of communication and coordination. Through a daily practise of listening, scavenging, nutrient cycling, habitat building, feeding, recording and notational observation, Alex hopes to learn from local avians and perhaps build a collaborative response to the imminently perilous and ever-thickening urban landscape.

All ages

Open Studio
Friday 19 October, 6pm
Saturday 20 October, 10am - 6pm

0281

Human Rooms

Efterpi Soropos

Residency

10.10.18 - 27.10.18

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Efterpi Soropos
0281
10.10.18 - 27.10.18

Over 18

Open Studio
Friday 19 October - 6pm

This residency reflects on 10 years of practice as a researcher and developer of spaces for vulnerable people, exploring the challenges and rewards of community-based interior design as an arts practice. Artist/designer Efterpi Soropos works with memory practice, sound, light and video technology, to consider the experience of spaces for the sick and dying. How can artistic intervention make space for relaxation and relief from conditions such as anxiety and stress?

The residency will end with an open studio — or Human Room — on Friday 19 October, where visitors are invited to imagine their own space of dying.

Image by: Efterpi Soropos

design ][ interactive ][ residency ][ white box ]

Over 18

Open Studio
Friday 19 October - 6pm

0300

Sleep Sound

Oliver Moir

Installation

10.10.18 - 20.10.18

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Oliver Moir
0300
10.10.18 - 20.10.18

All ages

You’re in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Melbourne’s CBD. You’re looking for an escape. A place to relax, reset and appreciate the importance of taking time away from the day to day 9 to 5.

Sleep Sound (or, Shuttlo: The Bandit Shuttle That Can’t Say Launch) is a sculptural installation-in-development that simulates the beauty of drifting off, staring towards the stars. The wonder of imagining taking off to space. A tunnel of light to the sky in the heart of the CBD.

grounds ][ installation ][ sculpture ][ sound art ]

0251

Response VII (Partition III)

Meagan Streader

Exhibition

31.10.18 - 17.11.18

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Meagan Streader
0251
31.10.18 - 17.11.18

All ages

This work responds to the geometry of a shipping container, tracing its structure in light and dividing the space into skewed segments. It presents a contrast between the established construction of the container by redefining the steel tunnel into a seemingly stretched and continuous linear corridor.

Response VII (Partition III) aims to destabilise and challenge visual perspectives through an immersive experience within a reconstructed light tunnel. Viewers are encouraged to discard preconceived ideas of the physical space in order to imagine new pathways and examine one’s physical presence within the space.

Image by: Sam Whiteside

0227

Site Unseen

Atticus Bastow

Exhibition

02.11.18 - 16.11.18

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Atticus Bastow
0227
02.11.18 - 16.11.18

All ages

Opening Event
Friday, 2 November, 6pm

At the heart of the exhibition resides a simple, yet compelling question: where are we when we listen? At the cinema, at the theatre, or while watching TV, sound expands what we see to make the presented world feel real. But what happens when that ritual of frame disappears?

Site Unseen is a series of sound installations which question our perception of different spaces and places. Across the exhibition, sound is used to explore the space outside of what we see, and to try and understand where it is in our minds that the sound of place resides.

Image by: Kristoffer Paulsen

black box ][ exhibition ][ sound art ][ white box ]

All ages

Opening Event
Friday, 2 November, 6pm

0301

123 Exhibition

s.IDA

Exhibition

02.11.18

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s.IDA
0301
02.11.18

All ages

Friday 2 November, 6pm

A display of projects generated by 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students in the Bachelor Interior Design (Honours) program at RMIT University. The studio stream is the main focus of the Interior Design program and provides students with a range of methods for exploring Interior Design practice. Twelve distinct design studio projects were offered to students in semester 2 2018, with each design studio based on a project that explores a range of ideas, sites, questions, contexts, and explorations to the practice of Interior Design.

This exhibition was designed by s.IDA (Student Interior Design Organisation) and is recognised as a significant occasion for the celebration of project outcomes generated. The exhibition offered insight into the various ways interior design is practiced and allows students to share their outcomes with the public and their design community.

The exhibition launch includes a raffle to raise money for s.IDA, with tickets available on the night.

1st Prize : $100 Kuura Tea Voucher
2nd Prize : A bottle of Ink Gin
3rd Prize : $50 Metropolis Bookshop voucher
4th Prize : 10x free Schooners + 5x free drinks at Workshop Bar
5th Prize : Happy Socks gift pack

Image by: Shona Heytman

design ][ exhibition ][ grounds ][ student ]

All ages

Friday 2 November, 6pm

0251

Subliming

Meagan Streader, Lichen Kelp, and David Mutch

Residency

02.11.18 - 17.11.18

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Meagan Streader, Lichen Kelp, and David Mutch
0251
02.11.18 - 17.11.18

All ages

Opening Event
Friday 2 November, 6pm

Melbourne based contemporary artists Meagan Streader, Lichen Kelp and David Mutch will come together for three weeks in November to test concepts of site-specificity, sculpture and performance through experiments with light, chemistry and sound.

Otherworldly landscapes and sublime experiences will arise out of responses to the Testing Grounds urban environment.

Meagan Streader, Keelan O'Hehir, David Mutch

clear box ][ installation ][ residency ][ sound art ]

All ages

Opening Event
Friday 2 November, 6pm

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