Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Upcoming group shows, December 2014- January 2015

 1. 'Articulate turns Four: Colour, Form, Line' (2014)
Curated by Dr. William Seeto
Venue: Articulate Project Space: 470 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt
Public transport: Articulate Project Space is a 8 minute walk from Petersham train station, approximately a 15 minute train trip from Central station.
Opens: Friday, 19th December, 6-8pm
Opening hours:  11-5pm each day 20-28 December, except for 25 and 26 December

Press release:
Colour, Form, Line is a theme-based group show with 57 artists curated by William Seeto for the end-of-year annual exhibition titled Articulate Turns Four. The exhibition theme of colour, form and line sets the context by providing a framework that enables discourse, and offers a means of connecting diverse art practices.

In formulating the exhibition, the curator was briefed to invite artists and coordinate installation on the ground and first floors of Articulate. In order to facilitate curation, a theme was set that reverse-curated the show by allowing artists to choose whether they took part or not. In making work, artists were encouraged to reference the thematic elements individually or in combination, directly or indirectly, as metaphor or reality. The theme offered structure by addressing different ways of working with the view to presenting an alternate outcome. It was a guide that allowed variation of practice and enabled discourse between different artists’ work. In setting parameters it brought together diverse practices, dealt with individual viewpoints, and drew work together. During installation, the artworks were assembled and curatorial positioned so they worked-off each other in order to create a cohesive exhibition.

 The curator, Dr. William Seeto is an established artist and independent curator. He completed a Doctorate in Philosophy at the University of Sydney, and has curated exhibitions at the Tin Sheds Gallery - University of Sydney and Articulate Project Space. His practice of 33 years revisits abstraction by examining perception, and different ways artworks heighten or displace experience.

2. Stone Villa Annual Fundraiser, 2014
Opens: Friday, 19th December 2014, 6-8pm
Venue: Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock Street, Camperdown.
Notes: All funds raised go towards funding the annual Stone Villa Wearable Art Prize (2015). 

 3. 'Feral' (2015), Articulate Project Space  
Opens: Friday 9 January 2015, 6-8pm

Press release:  
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. 

FERAL artists include Tania Alexander, Lisa Andrew, Michelle Beevors, Dominic Byrne, Sue Callanan, Andrew Christie, Liz Coats, Richard Dunn, Nicole Ellis, Juliet Fowler Smith, Jane Gavan, Beata Geyer, Barbara Halnan, Pollyxenia Joannou, Fiona Kemp, Rachel McCallum, Diane McCarthy, Sian McIntyre, Louise Morgan, James Needham Walker, Melissa Jane Palmer, Kimberley Peel, Jannah Quill, Elizabeth Rankin, Renay Ringma, Margaret Roberts, Alan Rose, Kathryn Ryan, Alexandra Sideris, Helen L Sturgess, Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Yoshi Takahashi, Ioulia Terizis, Alicia Terry, Emma Wise and India Zegan with more to come.

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