Coming - the final FERAL



FERAL 5 artists include Lisa Andrew, Dominic Byrne, Maryanne Coutts, Richard Dunn, Sarah Fitzgerald, Juliet Fowler Smith, Aude Fondard, Jane Gavan, Pollyxenia Joannou, Fiona Kemp, Delilah Lysses-sApo, Kate Mackay, Diane McCarthy, Alycia Moffat, Louise Morgan, James Needham Walker, Melissa Jane Palmer, Elizabeth Rankin,  Kathryn Ryan, Alexandra Sideris, Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Yoshi Takahashi, Vicky Versa and Joe Wilson.

All FERAL artists showing between 9 January and 8 February are Tania Alexander, Lisa Andrew, Michelle Beevors, Linden Braye, Bianca Burns, Dominic Byrne, Sue Callanan, Andrew Christie, Liz Coats, Tim Corne, Maryanne Coutts, Kathy Devine, Richard Dunn, Nicole Ellis, Marta Ferracin, Sarah Fitzgerald, Juliet Fowler Smith, Aude Fondard, Jane Gavan, Veronica Habib, Barbara Halnan, Pollyxenia Joannou, Fiona Kemp, Blaide Lallemand, Martin Langthorne, Delilah Lysses-sApo, Kate Mackay, Joanne Makas, Rachel McCallum, Diane McCarthy, Alycia Moffat, Louise Morgan, Christine Myerscough, James Needham Walker, Melissa Jane Palmer, Kimberley Peel, Renay Pepita, Anya Pesce, Katya Petetskaya, Alicia Poppett, Jannah Quill, Elizabeth Rankin, Ambrose Reisch, Margaret Roberts, Alan Rose, Kathryn Ryan, Kate Scott, Alexandra Sideris, Helen L Sturgess, Helen M Sturgess, Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Yoshi Takahashi, Elena Tory-Henderson, Judith Torzillo, Vicky Versa, Allen Alain Viguier, Joe Wilson, Emma Wise and India Zegan.

FERAL is progressive, overlapping exhibition that will be open Friday - Sunday 11-5pm between 9 January - 8 February 2015. Opening events for its five iterations are Fridays 9, 16, 23 + 30 January and 6 February at 6-8pm, each of which will show the work of a different combination of twenty artists.


The FERAL program is designed for artists to experiment with installation or placement of artwork in an architectural space that is already altered by the earlier installation of other artists' work, and which will be altered again when another group replaces that earlier installation. It is called FERAL because its progressive overlapping nature is a slightly feral form of exhibition practice, and because FERAL sounds like FAIR ISLE, the 2014 version of the same sort of project. The FERAL/FAIR-ISLE  project is part of the broader Articulate interest in the relationships artworks form with their locations. It does this by focusing in particular on the contribution that the changing installation of artworks make in the constitution of a site.

Kathryn Ryan Object Theatre 2014
Melissa Jane Palmer from Veduta 2014 

Jane Gavan 2013
Juliet FowlerSmith 2013 Ph ChrisWard
Joe Wilson 2014
Dominic Byrne 2014

Lisa Andrew 2014 Ph Peter Murphy

Pollyxenia Joannou 2014
Fiona Kemp Starting Over Again 2014
 50 x 50 x 75 cm Photographs: Ian Hobbs

Artist Statement 2014
Over two decades ago I started to photograph public pools I swam laps in. 
Twenty-four transparencies of pool start blocks from that archive have 
been applied to acrylic to construct a life-size replica of a start block.
 This solar powered sculpture Starting Over Again is internally illuminated 
thereby creating the effect of a light box. Under the weight of safety 
regulatory bodies, start blocks have been diminishing from many public
 swimming pools. However, with each “bright idea” that has surfaced 
about how to enhance the performance of elite swimmers, start blocks 
have also been evolving. Creative energy has sustained the life span of 
the start block. The way we source energy, both internally and externally, 
determines whether it is a force that sustains or depletes.
Positioned to overlook the ocean Starting Over Again invites the viewer 
to contemplate diving into water that has no clear direction.
Delilah Lysses-sApo Leaky Dialogues and Flying Fish 2014 (detail) 
Jeff Wood Painting Machine 2014
As a painter my practice explores the bond
between art and technology through experimentation.
Using  ready-made objects I build machines
that paint and draw and work as an extension of self.

Photo: Peter Morgan
Alycia Moffat
Maryanne Coutts It's time 2015
Each day for the whole of 2014, I made a small watercolour
of the clothes of one person who was in a news story of the day.
 In the work for this show, the image I made on the day
 that Gough Whitlam died, will be worn by people during FERAL. 

They will be available for sale: $40 white, $50 black.
 
https://mcdrawingprojects.wordpress.com/breaking-news-2014/

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