c3 October Exhibition
A study in shearing and stretching
'A study in shearing and stretching' is a new series of works examining the way our bodies move and engage with forms that are designed to perform a physical interaction with the land. Growing-up on a remote property in central Victoria, Neate's work draws on agricultural equipment, farming systems and endless conversations about droughts, floods, weather, history, animals and food production. The exhibition developed from an on-going enquiry, which looks at the physical and the emotional resonances of material, body and landscape.
This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria program.
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Kirsten Perry investigates the relationship between elements of error, chance, anthropomorphism and humour. Traditionally, errors are discarded or covered up. Perry challenges this aesthetic by highlighting and exaggerating errors, especially through humour. Mould-making is central to her practice, focusing on the technical challenge of casting objects or textures not usually associated with ceramics, such as paper, foam and cardboard. This process has the ability to transform the object's original purpose and value – disposable materials become worthy of consideration. The forms play with negative space, geometry, balance and the relationships materials play when they are taken out of their usual context. The technical restraints lead to unusual solutions for wall hanging sculptures.
What do we do with the remnants of someone’s life that have been left behind? Once the owners have died and objects are distributed amongst family members and friends, new custodians are appointed. Objects can become significant keepsakes, at times being revered like a reliquary of histories past. The ordinary can become exquisite, ensued with respect and benevolence on a mantelpiece, or hidden to be forgotten, safely tucked away in the shed never to be seen again. And what about discarded objects of the dead – the unloved and abandoned remnants of a life? 'Dear Darkness' is a culmination of parts once living, found vessels from the hand of a maker unknown, now reimagined as a receptacle to hold the cremains of other unknowns. 'Dear Darkness' assigns new custodians to awakened vessels, breathing replacement memories into new entities.
Isabel Mallet, Aodhan Madden & Lauren Burrow
A three-person exhibition with new works by Isabel Mallet, Aodhan Madden, and Lauren Burrow. The works will remain in-process for the duration of the show.
Gallery 5 and 6
'MILF' examines the relationship between a mother, an artist and her child. In this new body of work, O'Leary investigates her transgressive and enchanting experience of motherhood.
Gallery 5 and 6
Janet Burchill and Jennifer McCamley
Works exhibited in galleries 5 and 6 are part of the three-month mentorship program 'Material Exchange', facilitated by Meredith Turnbull and c3 Projects.
'Material Exchange' explores an expanded notion of mentorship, examining how influences and ideas flow in a reciprocal manner between artists. These relations flow up and across, rather than simply via the conventional path of mentor to mentee. Facilitated by Meredith Turnbull with c3 Projects, presented as three discrete exhibitions between August and November, the project draws out and further expands on the points of convergence and departure evident in the practices of the participating artists, including: political and material approaches to making; conceptual and thematic research as both the material of and impetus for the creation of artworks; an engagement with concepts such as environment through matter, place and ecologies; and a critique and examination of systems from within social relations, art history and politics.
'Material Exchange' is a part of c3 Contemporary Art Space's larger 2017 Professional Development and Mentorship program. This program includes more than 12 projects and 25 artists.
'Material Exchange' is funded by Creative Victoria and City of Yarra.
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