The Concrete Post Publications series have just been released, thanks to the fabulous design efforts of Andrew Tetzlaff. Each catalogue documents the three individual exhibitions that took place in different contexts, between 2014-2015.
CONCRETE POST is a collaborative who explores the known and felt experience through a sensitive engagement with Concrete Art, light, colour, time and materiality. Sculptures, paintings, photographs and digital video are arranged into a composite artwork that unfolds over time and reveals itself through curiosity and observation.
The Interweaving Archives project will be on display at l'Arxiu Comarcal de l'Urgell (ACUR) until 20 July.
The project explores how my own personal photographic archive intersected with the photographic collections at ACUR over the residency period. One of the outcomes of this project was a limited edition postcard series that features an image from each archive on either side of the card. The lack of descriptive information attributed to the ACUR collections was used as stimulus to explore and construct meaning, through subjective, intuitive responses.
This project was made possible through the Residència de creació Program, Departament de Cultura. Generalitat de Catalunya / Ministry of Culture. Government of Catalonia.
Art will be keeping Melbourne awake on the night of 27 July, where a number of galleries, museums, artist run initiatives and undiscovered spaces will be open after dark.
Click for more details on the Nite Art Program
The archive as a site of creative regeneration:
I am delighted to announce that, as part of the ACUR Residency Program, I have the opportunity to spend 3 weeks exploring the photographs held in The Arxiu Comarcal de l'Urgell- a public archive based in Tàrrega, in the Urgell region of Catalunya.
I will be focusing on how the regions’ architecture and topography have been represented in the past, and how the material has been described, catalogued and made accessible to the public. This research will intersect into my own subjective experience of being based in Tàrrega and its regional surrounds and will impact upon my visual enquiry.
Further details of the public program soon to come! Follow my instagram for further updates
Click on the image to download the 'All The Gardens I Could Find' catalogue text, featuring an interview with Philip Goldswain.
I’m very pleased that my work, 'A Way With it All [By Dusk]', will be included in Performing Cinema; a screening of video works by Australian artists that explore cinema as a means to interpret performance, curated by Simone Hine & Kyle Weise.
This interview has featured on the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art website, in the lead up to the Open Studio Night.
Please join us on Tuesday 18th, 6pm.
Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
Perth Cultural Centre
51 James Street
Perth, WA, 6003
All the Gardens I Could Find
During my residency at PICA I will concentrate on developing a comprehensive cataloguing system for all the material in my personal photographic archive related to gardens. The work created will be exhibited at Blindside in November.
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
20 September – 30 October 2016
Open studio night: Tuesday 18 October 2016
I will spend the last month of the Melbourne winter, working in the loft studio at Box Hill Community Arts centre. My desk faces the window, which looks out over the Box Hill Community Gardens – such an inspiring space.
Here, I will be developing the photographic portrait series, Gardener Archive, which depicts gardeners standing within their gardens. The photographs aim to capture that very intimate relationship between gardener and garden, which is physical and psychological. This series was initiated while I was on a residency at La Maison Verte in Marnay-Sur-Seine, in France and over time it will become an inventory of different garden spaces and styles specific to various locations around the world.
If you would like to be the subject of a garden portrait, please get in touch with me.
An Empty Greenhouse
Artist-in-Residence at La Maison Verte
I spent 1 month working in the Jardin botanique de Marnay-sur-Seine in France, hosted by the La Maison Verte Residency Program. I brought works together in the Empty Greenhouse. I utilised the tables (normally used to organise botanical species) to explore subtle and playful connections between the imagery, the light and architecture of the Greenhouse and with elements of the surrounding garden. Ordering of knowledge, archiving of image and systems of display were at the core of this project.
My project Variations: Re-orientation has been published through Scopio Networks - an independent platform that focuses on art and documentary photographic practice and research in relation to architecture.
I contributed these 6 works to the El Paper de l'Art - a festival denoted to art on paper, involving 20 galleries in Barcelona.
I am delighted to be part of an (lt) project, together with Samuel Stewart, as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival.
STREAM: A Room For The Conscious Mind - is presented and curated by Laura Thompson and runs up until September 29th.
International networks at the borderline of the concrete, curated by: Andrew Tetzlaff (US/AUS), David Thomas (AUS) and Christoph Dahlhausen (GER).
CONCRETE POST is a collective who explores the known and felt experience through a sensitive engagement with Concrete Art, light, colour, installation and materiality. Artists will work together to produce not a group show, but rather a composite artwork that unfolds over time and reveals itself through curiosity.
JOHN BEECH [UK/USA], SHIAU-PENG CHEN [TWN], CHRISTOPH DAHLHAUSEN [GER], MATTHEW DELEGET [USA], HANNA TAI [AUS], MELANIE JAYNE TAYLOR [AUS], ANDREW TETZLAFF [AUS], DAVID THOMAS [AUS] AND JANA WELLENDORF [GER].
Exhibition Dates: 8 APRIL - 14 MAY 2015