WED 29.10.14 ‘HINDSIGHT IN LOW LIGHT’ Tom Ferson

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A mind bending foray into experimental portraiture. Tom Ferson offers a new body of work alongside photographic and video documentation revealing his unique approach to art-making.
“The exhibition is as much an investigation of identity as it is a declaration of his individuality as an art maker.” Ben Frost

The exhibition includes portraits of a selection of artists:

- Tom Ferson
– Mark Alsweiler
– Michael Bennett
– Beastman
– Max Berry
– Numskull
– Dan O’Toole
– Phibs
– Neil Tomkins
– Dave Mason (of Australian band The Reels)

WED 22.10.14 ‘SUN + WATER’ Noni Cragg

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This is the new Generation of First Nations People.

Sun and Water is a body of portraiture work portraying a contemporary connection to the artist herself and her subject’s relationship to their culture.

Noni is exploring blood, heritage and family; what it means to be indigenous.

Noni is exploring what it is to have a dual heritage/identity within today’s society and all the little things in between. Celebrating difference and a crossing over of cultures, expressing Aboriginality being defined by a Culture not a colour.

These subjects are her family, her brothers, her partner and close dear friends – all actively creative, in touch and proud of who they are – they have each played significant roles in shaping Noni into the artist and person she is, a small but profound collective of young Indigenous Australians with a vision to inspire the following Generation of First Nations People.

Noni’s subjects are form Bundjalung, Gambayniggirr, Darug, Kamilaroi, Gamilaraay and Manjilang.
Including – Amrita Hepi, Lauren Eiko Bravo, Otis Carey, Shenay Carey, Jake Gordon, Benn Pigot, Dave Cragg, Trent Rowsell, Georgia Borthwick

15.10.14 ‘Art Wank 2: The Second Cumming’ Curated by Cupco

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ART WANK 2!
The Second Cumming
ARTIST’S REPRESENTATIONS OF MASTURBATION!!
AN EXHIBITION BY CUPCO’S FAVOURITE ARTISTS BRINGING YOU THEIR FANTASIES,
FUCKFESTS, FLAGELLATIONS AND FLAGRANT
FURTIVE DESIRES!

WED 8.10.14 ‘LIMINAL’ Heesco

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Liminal – adjective

1. relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process.

2. occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.

With Liminal, there is a hyperfocus at the central point of Heesco’s many and varied influences from graffiti, comics, fantasy and sci-fi illustration to gestural and hard-edge abstraction, surrealism, and age-old figurative painting. It’s an epic clash of opposing ideals and dynamics resulting in works that burst with energy, vibrancy and undeniable artistic skill.

The paintings are visceral and hypnotic, which exude elements and ideas from his Mongolian upbringing clashing with contemporary urban culture. The result is a unique new category that only Heesco can own. These works are a must see in person.

Heesco is an internationally recognised graffiti and street artist based in Melbourne.

for catalogue enquiries contact heesco@heesco.com

WED 1.10.14 ‘SMUT’ Kim Manning

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In an attempt to create work that challenges perspectives and elicits an array of responses from viewers, I incessantly reference pornographic material within my practice. Engaging with this theme requires access to a variety of media, thus the process of my practice is firmly grounded in a contemporary context and simultaneously highlights our current culture’s heavy reliance on and obsession with technology. As I believe art should be a reflection of the times, my work is an exploration of the accessibility of explicit imagery and the extent to which contemporary culture is mediated by images, blurring the line between the real and the represented.

I reference material from pornographic magazines, internet databases and DVDs. I disaggregate the salacious scenarios and reassemble the image by use of a meticulous colour-block technique and an uncalculated, spontaneously vibrant palette. I choose to depict semi-representational erotic scenarios as I believe the subtle veil of abstraction injects the work with an element of seduction, which tends to be absent in explicit pornographic material and replaced instead with hyperreality. Hyperreality is where porn fails us.

I grew up in Tamworth and always favoured visual arts throughout school. I moved to Sydney in 2007 for the opportunity to study a BVA at Sydney College of the Arts. I completed my BVA in 2012 and recently graduated from my BVA (hons) with first class results in 2013. My work has been shown at SCA Galleries, NG Gallery, the Tate, M2 Gallery and most recently my work was selected to show in FECK:ART (an erotic art exhibition as part of Melbourne’s Fringe Festival) in East Brunswick, Melbourne.

24.9.14 ‘FATALE’ Stellar Leuna

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“The middle of a story is the most interesting part for me, I like to depict the moment just before something is about to happen. Characters are either fighting for survival, discovering something strange and amazing, or just hanging out. My idealistic world where fashion-conscious witches and demons blend in with mortals, and teenage girls are allies, not enemies, are created using brush and ink and not much else”

‘FATALE’ will be Sydney illustrator Stellar Leuna’s first solo exhibition showcasing over 20 new artworks.

Show starts at 6pm for ONE NIGHT ONLY

Blog: stellarleuna.tumblr.com
Instagram: stellarleuna

WED 17.9.14 ‘DEIFIK’ Apeseven

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Taking heavily from recontextualizing natures patterns , DEIFIK uncovers the divine organic design in skeletal structural systems. Complex biofeedback driven landscapes take form and flight with redevelopment of old structures to provide the frame work for new life.

WED 10.9.14 ‘ACROSS THE TOP’ Marcus Dixon

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The untold story of the true characters and creatures of Australia.

WED 3.9.15 ‘PHIBOLOGY’ Phibs

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Upcycled cans, t-shirts and new works by Phibs

Opening 6pm – 9pm Wednesday 3rd September.

WED 27.8.14 ‘GOON ISLANDS OLE VACAY’ An exhibition of new works from Brent Smith and Lee Mcconnell

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‘OLE VACAY’ takes you on another holiday into the minds of Goon Island’s Olympic medal winning tandem bike team, Brent Smith & Lee McConnell.
A collection of new original artworks showcasing what the tropical mystical paradise of Goon Island has to offer from a day to night to day point of view. A surreal tourist escape getaway location destination…

Enjoy you stay, Ole Vacay!

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