31.5.16

Opening FRIDAY 3 JUNE - I’M OK, YOU’RE OK #2: Merryn Hull

Saturday 4 June to Sunday 19 June
Opening on Friday 3 June, 6-8pm

I’M OK, YOU’RE OK #2: Merryn Hull and
EXTRAORDINARY VIEWS (curated by Merryn Hull)
Ciaran Begley, Georgia Brown, Camilla Cassidy, Kirsten Drewes,
ek.1 (Katie Louise Williams + Emma Hicks), Stephen Little, James Nguyen



Image: Merryn Hull, 2016.


I’M OK, YOU’RE OK#2 and EXTRAORDINARY VIEWS present two groups of work showing concurrently at Articulate project space. I’M OK, YOU’RE OK#2 is a solo show of Merryn Hull’s work and EXTRAORDINARY VIEWS offers a collection of colleagues’ work curated by Merryn. Both exhibitions are positioned as exploratory research relating to Merryn’s PhD candidature.

Merryn Hull’s interdisciplinary practice reflects on the way we connect to the everyday. It does this by exploring objects and ideas configured in constructed environments so that they can be understood in ways discovered by the viewer. The idea behind both exhibitions is that the everyday becomes special if viewed in particular ways. Recognisable objects, both in substance as well as subject are transformed through context into art objects. The objects and materials used in this way give the works a twenty-first century focus acknowledging a culture that celebrates things that are no less brilliant despite their ready availability.

The exhibitions also investigate our capacity to look inwards at our lives. They do this by presenting a series of framed views which provide a kind of evidence relating to our current world while at the same time offering the opportunity to step into another world. They also comment on the nature of contemporary painting by referencing ideas which expand the notion of ‘painting’ as painting in terms of its traditional medium definition; ‘painting’ as installation which alludes to painting; ‘painting’ as photograph which functions as painting and ‘painting’ as video/projection which uses the moving image to evoke painting.

www.merrynhull.com

28.5.16

On Parramatta Road - last weekend


On Parramatta Road is open Saturday and Sunday.
11am-5pm until May 29.


Gallery drinks all weekend at Articulate project space, 497 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt.

The solo exhibition by photographer Lyndal Irons preserves Australia’s first highway, a stretch perpetually threatened by change. It is a field study of life on a road considered dead, across car yards, brothels, bed shops and around 20 suburbs of greater Sydney. Part documentary photography and part road trip, On Parramatta Road restores a sense of journey to a road better known for daily transit.

Supported by the 2015 Pool Grant and The POOL COLLECTIVE. Part of the 2016 Head On Photo Festival. Sponsored by SUNSTUDIOS.

Media

On Parramatta Road exhibition a tribute to the life of a Sydney thoroughfare, Sydney Morning Herald: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/sydney-arts/on-parramatta-road-exhibition-a-tribute-to-the-life-of-a-sydney-thoroughfare-20160524-gp26b7.html
Photography exhibition reveals the secrets of Parramatta Road: http://www.smh.com.au/national/clique/photography-exhibition-reveals-the-secrets-of-parramatta-road-20160419-goa51m.html
The Thousands: http://thethousands.com.au/sydney/look/lyndal-irons-on-parramatta-road
Sydney Outsider: http://www.sydneyoutsider.com.au/SydneyOutsider/on-the-road/
PAN Magazine: http://www.sydneyoutsider.com.au/SydneyOutsider/on-the-road/
South Sydney Herald: http://www.southsydneyherald.com.au/roadside-reportage/#.V0OMSKR97IW
Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3574248/Pictures-weird-wacky-sights-Parramatta-Road.html

9.5.16

On Parramatta Road opens Friday 13 May, 6-8pm

Opening Friday 13 May 6-8pm

Open Wed - Sun 11am - 5pm 13 -29 May



In The 2015 Pool Grant: On Parramatta Road Lyndal Irons documents and preserves Australia’s first highway, a stretch perpetually threatened by change. It is a field study of life on a road considered dead, across car yards, brothels, bed shops and around 20 suburbs of greater Sydney.

“I aim to restore a sense of journey to a road better known for daily transit. Part documentary photography and part road trip, my series preserves today's road for future reference and encourages a deepened experience of everyday life.” - Lyndal Irons. 


  
On Parramatta Road is a long term project, consisting of work previously recognised as a finalist in numerous photographic prizes, including the Australian Life Photographic Prize (2011,2012) and the Bowness Prize (2015). As recipient of the 2015 Pool Grant, Lyndal has been supported and mentored by The POOL COLLECTIVE. The Pool Grant provides emerging artists with support and mentoring to complete a photographic project - the new recipient of the 2016 grant will be announced on the opening night of On Parramatta Road.

see more in Sydney Morning Herald
On Parramatta Road is part of the 2016 Head On Photo Festival and supported by The POOL COLLECTIVE.

Contact Lyndal Irons http://lyndalirons.com.au/