c3 September 2019 Exhibition
Momentary obliterations, meditations and creations of a body. These practices play an important part in Ohni’s life and function as a survival strategy as a chronically ill and disabled non-binary person. These works explore ritual practices that create a collapsing of stable categories into a production of new truths.
'Machines don’t have eyes but birds do'
Alexandra Nemaric, Zoe Whitson, Jemi Gale, Alice McIntosh and Lei Lei Kung
'Machines don’t have eyes but birds do' is an exhibition of multi-disciplinary works by artists Alexandra Nemaric, Zoe Whitson, Jemi Gale, Alice Mcintosh and Lei Lei Kung. Machines don’t have eyes but birds do uses birds, buses and bread-sticks to explore senses of disorientation, isolation and disappointment to depict individual truths and autonomy through magic and imagination.
Gallery 3 & 5
Shirin Towfiq, Elham Eshraghian, Elyas Alavi, Katya Abedian, Mahdi Graphist, Mona Forghan, Mei Swan Lim, Manisha Anjali, Black Birds. Curated by Angelique Hiscock
'Potluck' is a group exhibition that incorporates emerging and established Australian and international artists. Potluck facilitates discussion on the need to listen, understand, empathise and most importantly, collaborate with voices that respond to the ever-growing demand to build a cohesive society. It adopts the perspective of mixed-cultural identities, contemporary religious voices, those with cultural beliefs and others who identify as migrants or refugees. The exhibition believes that such peripheral perspectives only enrich conversations and draw us closer to finding solutions in Australian society as a whole.
FREE PUBLIC PROGRAM: Potluck - Panel & Feast
Saturday 19 October, 1pm
Join Potluck curator Angie Hiscock along with additional speakers to take part in a dialogue about social cohesion and contributing to local communities. Partake of a 'potluck' feast provided by the artists afterward as the culmination of the program.
'Collapse: Please, I just want to lie down'
'Collapse: Please, I just want to lie down' explores the tedium of spending prolonged stretches of time in galleries and institutions and the artist’s developed habits for bearing the banality. As enthusiasm dwindles and time drags on, the body longs to lounge wherever it can. Boland’s practice attempts to utilise an affinity for idleness by developing an assortment of furnishings for supplementing the body’s desire for rest, in an effort to achieve a comfortably languorous experience.
'The Anomalous Image'
Like many things, anomalous images have found new life over the internet. These images have proliferated alongside developments in camera technology, which has unleashed individuals with the ability to render once ethereal visions into concrete form. In the late 1950s, psychiatrist Carl Jung categorised UFOs and other such mass visions as the by-products of a global psychic distress: humanity’s cry for benevolent liberation from the earthly dilemmas that had resided itself in society’s unconscious.