27.2.17

PLACE opens Friday 3 March 6-8pm, with live performance at 6.30pm


Open: 11am - 5pm Fri - Sun, 4-19 March 2017

P L A C E explores the connections between sound, place, time and identity through visual and sound worlds. 

P L A C E  is a collaborative installation and music series organised by Ros Dunlop, that explores the visual and sound worlds of landscape, identity, indigenous roots, and the world of space and time of acoustic and artificial sound, both prepared and improvised.

P L A C E  delves into a synesthetic fusion of sound and visual, and the possibilities of each enhancing the imaginative and emotional connection to the other. Soundscapes are translated into sculptural landscapes. Visceral feelings and thoughts are expressed through both visual and musical lines, shapes and layers. 

Developing over the course of the exhibition period, the first week will be dedicated to “open studio” installation and experimentation between collaborators, followed by live performances, within the installation, of music both written and improvised. As the musicians perform each composition, the audience will be physically led through the space and a new part of the installation, a new world or landscape, revealed.
(left) Ros Dunlop - clarinet/bass clarinet. photo: Geoffrey Ambler 2013
(right) Julia Ryder - cello. photo: Kirsty Beilharz 2016



Artists


Composers: Corrina Bonshek, Brigid Burke, Ursula Caporali, Stephen Ingham, Margery Smith, Hollis Taylor and Felicity Wilcox

Musicians: Ananias Carlos (Otopsy Klamar), Ros Dunlop - clarinet/bass clarinet, Julia Ryder - cello, Margery Smith - clarinet/saxophone and Hollis Taylor - violin

Visual/sound Artists: Brigid Burke, Nathalie Hartog-Gautier, Penelope Lee, Holly Ryder-Ingham, Alfeo Sanches-Pereira, Peter Smith, Alexandra Spence and Rachel Jones

The cities, they tremble - Alexandra Spence 2016 

 birds - Holly Ryder-Ingham 2017



INSTALLED ART/MUSIC WORKS  

PARADISE  artists: Penelope Lee & Nathalie Hartog-Gautier
with
HUMANITY WASHED ASHORE  composer, Margery Smith, Liz Smith, musician,
Bass clarinet : Ros Dunlop

CORHANWARRABUL composer, Stephen Ingham & artist: Holly Ingham 

HERE   sound artist, Alex Spence     

MISSING THREADS  artist, Alfeo Sanches-Pereira, musician,  Topsy Klamar

POPPY    artist, Peter Smith & composer, Margery Smith, musicians, cello, Julia Ryder  & clarinet, Ros Dunlop


LIVE  PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS

1. Opening 3rd March 2017  6pm

Sound Installation 
HERE     Alexandra Spence 
Sound Installation
CORHANWARRABUL Holly Ryder-Ingham, Stephen Ingham

Live Performance 6.30pm opening night

PARADISE  artists: Penelope Lee & Nathalie Hartog-Gautier
with
HUMANITY WASHED ASHORE  composer, Margery Smith, Liz Smith, musician,
Bass clarinet : Ros Dunlop
  
MISSING THREADS  artist, Alfeo Sanches-Pereira, musician, Otopsy Klamar

2. Live Performance Sunday 5th March   3pm
entry $20 adults, $15 students, concession

POPPY    artist, Peter Smith & composer, Margery Smith, musicians, cello, Julia Ryder  & clarinet, Ros Dunlop

PARADISE  artists: Penelope Lee & Nathalie Hartog-Gautier
with
HUMANITY WASHED ASHORE  composer, Margery Smith, Liz Smith, musician,
Bass clarinet : Ros Dunlop
       
LANDS COLLIDE composer/artist Brigid Burke,   cello, Julia Ryder, clarinet, Ros Dunlop

MISSING THREADS   artist, Alfeo Sanches-Pereira, 
musician,  Ananias Carlos (Otopsy Klamar)

technical requirements: speakers, amplification, microphone,  projection

3. Live Performance Saturday 11th March   3pm
4. Live Performance Sunday    12th March  3pm 
entry $20 adults, $15 students, concession 


YURRABIRONG   composer, Felicity Wilcox, dancer,   TBC , bass clarinet, Ros Dunlop
PARADISE  artists: Penelope Lee & Nathalie Hartog-Gautier
with
HUMANITY WASHED ASHORE  composer, Margery Smith, Liz Smith, musician,
Bass clarinet : Ros Dunlop

AS SMALL BIRDS PLAY  composer, Corinna Bonshek, 
film, Rachel Jones, bass clarinet, Ros Dunlop 

PAPUA MERDEKA    composer, Martin Wesley-Smith 

GREENS PARK, GEORGETOWN  composer, Hollis Taylor & bass clarinet, Ros Dunlop

technical requirements: speakers, amplification, microphone,  projection (from computer)

5. Live Performance Saturday    18th March   3pm 

6. Live Performance Sunday      19th March   3pm 
entry $20 adults, $15 students, concession

PETALS composer, Ursula Caporali & cello Julia Ryder

IMPROVISATION musicians Margery Smith, Alexandra Spence, Ros Dunlop, Julia Ryder, Otopsy Klamar, Hollis Taylor

POPPY    artist, Peter Smith, composer, Margery Smith  & cello, Julia Ryder  & clarinet, Ros Dunlop

(MORE DETAIL ON THIS PROGRAM AS THE PROJECT PROGRESSES)

4.2.17

PROXIMITY opens Friday 24 February at 6-8pm

Open 11am - 5pm, Saturday 25- Sunday 26 February

PROXIMITY will show the work of artists who are currently students of the National Art School who have selected this workshop as part of their participation in the 2017 Margaret Olley National Art School Drawing Week, which is the school's warm-up to start of semester.

These artists are Robert Campbell, Lily Cummins, Elyse Howe, Daniel McClellan, Jasper Powrie, Seema Stamou, Jayanto Tan, Paula Vallentine, Sharon Williams and Michael George Wren.

ROOMSHEET

Robert Campbell

Elyse Howe

Paula Vallentine

 
Jayanto Tan


Lily Cummins

Seema Stamou
Sharon Williams
Sarah Williams



 
Daniel McClellan

Robert Campbell




 Jasper Powrie

Sharon Williams and Daniel McClellan (detail) 2017

Elyse Howe, 'AVOIDANCE BEHAVIOUR' (2015), a film with live and prerecorded music from Alexander Hunter and Charles Martin,  premiered at the Ainslie Arts Centre, Canberra, Australia (July 2015) www.elysehowe.com
Elyse Howe,  ANU EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC STUDIO - FACULTY ENSEMBLE SET AT THE 2015 YOU ARE HERE FESTIVAL: Howe projected still images of the night onto musicians in a collaboration with the ANU School of music lecturers Johannes Luebbers and Alexander Hunter, and PhD student Charles Martin performing a set of improvised music at the Canberra Museum and Gallery as part of the You Are Here Festival (21 March 2015) www.elysehowe.com
Seema Stamou Collection of Primitive Objects 2016 seemastamou.com
This workshop encourages students to develop a sensitivity to their immediate environment, and to engage with the building and general location in which they work. They will be supported by Articulate directors, Margaret Roberts and Emma Wise to use the space as a project space, as it was always intended. PROXIMITY participants will work in the space for 4 days, and open it to the public for the weekend.

Project space work is one of the processes we invite artists to engage in when participating in the Articulate program generally. While many artists show  exhibitions of artwork made elsewhere, the project space project program has been devised for artists who want to experiment spatially by devising and/or developing the work in the space in which it is to be shown.   

The Waiting Room opened last night









3.2.17

The Waiting Room opens tonight


Open till Sunday 19 February

Artists: Deborah Burdett, Renuka Fernando, Ro Murray and Mandy Burgess, Susannah Williams and Warren Armstrong
 

In this group show, the artists respond to the emotional states we find ourselves in when we wait. In a lift, at the doctors, at hospital, at Centrelink, at the Motor Registry, at bus stations and airport lounges - places where we are temporarily suspended in a state of attentive dependence; unable to make independent decisions; unable to get on with our lives. Interactions with others in the waiting room are strange and artificial. Attempts at occupation are distracted.

But spare a thought for the massive waiting rooms in other people’s lives: refugee camps, nursing homes, cancer clinics. Or in other people’s heads: court cases, mental illness. Or for a culture awaiting recognition of value. Life is literally on hold.

With ‘Bridging’, Ro Murray and Mandy Burgess continue their exploration of homelessness started with ‘Dorothy’s House’ and ‘We are all Strangers’ at Chrissie Cotter Gallery in 2016. Using simple ply shapes they convey the turmoil and the suspension of life in detention camps.


Deborah Burdetts work ‘thinly veiled lie' addresses the whims of chance in life and death, and the tension between the fact of mortality and the necessity of living a meaningful life.

  Renuka Fernando’s work ‘in memoriam’ reflects on ‘the waiting room’ as the passing of time throughout one's life. This work is a meditation on personal loss after the death of her father.
  Susannah Williams and Warren Armstrong’s virtual drawing and sound piece ‘Baiame’s Ngunna’ is a rendering of one of the oldest technologies in Australia - one that is still waiting to receive the recognition it deserves - in one of the newest and most hyped technologies. The piece gives visitors an opportunity to explore an artistic rendering of the Brewarrina fish traps; stone formations in outback NSW that are reputed to be the oldest man-made structures in the world.