Wednesday, October 6, 2010

ROOM CUBED - Factory 49, 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville - 6-17 October 2010

'Room Cubed' was my solo exhibition at Factory 49 in 2010.  It was a large cube construction that you could walk into.  The 'walls' and 'roof' were held up by a central pillar and the whole structure was tied off to points around the room.

Room Cubed - Press ReleaseIt looks like a room within a room, like architecture. It has walls and doorways and a roof. You can walk within and throughout it.

But it has no real structural integrity. It is only cardboard, paint and yarn. The colourful flimsy boxes are only tied together with brightly coloured scraps of wool. The cubes balance on top of each other and are tied off to the gallery walls to ensure that the entire structure does not collapse – it is only art after all.

‘ROOM CUBED’ is a continuation of Kate Mackay’s ‘CUBE’ constructions, where recycled cardboard boxes are painted and tied together in random colour combinations. The nature of the materials allows for the creation of large sculptural pieces from small, easily managed components.

CLICK HERE for a link to the catalogue for the show and CLICK HERE for a video.

'Room Cubed', acrylic on cardboard with yarn, 203cm x 247cm x 247cm, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

2010 FISHER'S GHOST ART AWARD - Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown - October-November 2010

I had a work accepted into the 2010 Fisher's Ghost Award - 'Small Round Cube'.  It was a prototype for a large round cube that I later constructed - stay tuned for that!...

It has a diameter of about 65cm and is constructed from small cardboard cubes, painted in acrylics and tied together with wool.  I originally made it for the Woollahra Small Sculpture prize - but they didn't like it...

'Small Round Cube' in Studio
'Small Round Cube' in Campebelltown
'Small Round Cube' in 'storage'.....

INDEX. # 01 - Index, 60 Hutchin­son Street St. Peters - October 2010

Index is/was a project space and studios in St.Peters run by Georgina Pollard and Alex Wisser.  Index.#01 was - 'The inau­gural project show­ing at INDEX. an unthemed group show­case of the wealth of art and artists that make INDEX. possible.'  (from Index website). 
CLICK HERE to see the photos of the show on the Index website.

My work was a tall cube - 3 cubes wide and 9 cubes tall - about the dimension of (a rather large and chunky) person. Each side consisted of cubes of a particular colour - a red side, blue side, yellow side, green side...  The materials are acrylic paint on cardboard with yarn, dimensions 166cm x 55cm x 55cm.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

STRIPES - Office Project Space, Factory 49, 49 Shepherd St Marrickville - September 2010

I exhibited a reconfigured version of the crocheted stripes that I had shown in the 'Decorating Loos' exhibition, in the 'Office Project Space' of Factory 49 in September.

Friday, September 3, 2010

MARRICKVILLE CONTEMPORARY ART PRIZE 2010 - Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock St Camperdown - 3-19 September 2010

I had a work - 'Flat Cube' - accepted into the 2010 Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize.  CLICK HERE for a link to a blurb about the exhibition by 'the art life'

'Flat Cube', acrylic on cardboard with yarn, 54cm x 63cm x 9cm, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

DECORATING LOOS - At The Vanishing Point, 565 King St Newtown - 3-20 June 2010

'Decorating Loos' was an exhibition curated by Georgie Pollard and the Marrickville Art Lab under the ATVP Emerging Curators Mentorship Program.  Fifteen toilet cubicles were built in the gallery with each artist creating their work within their own cubicle.

The title refered to both the architect Adolf Loos (most widely known for his essay 'Ornament and Crime') and to the everyday practice of drawing on toilet walls...

CLICK HERE for a great little article by Alex Wisser about the exhibition.

I lined the space with an assortment of crocheted stripes, completed with a small stool (no pun intended....really...) from which to contemplate the arrangement.  

And CLICK HERE for a jigsaw of the work for your amusement...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

EMERGENCY DISPLAY - At The Vanishing Point, 565 King St Newtown - 20-30 May 2010

I was included in an exhibition at ATVP in 2010 called 'Emergency Display'.  I put in 'Square Painting Red' and here it is in the background of a publicity shot in the 'Inner West Courier'.

'Square Painting Red', oil on canvas, 101cm x 101cm, 2009

Friday, April 9, 2010

2010 LIBRIS AWARDS: The Australian Artists's Book Prize, McAleese Gallery, Artspace Mackay - 9 April-23 May 2010

I was accepted into the 2010 Artist's Book Prize with a crocheted work called 'The Story So Far' - basically just a story about excess - and the gallery acquired the work!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

CARRIAGEARTWORKS - CarriageWorks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh - 25 March-24 April 2010

The second CarriageArtWorks exhibition involved Pam Aitken, Francesca Mataraga, Marlene Sarroff, Liz Shreeve and myself from Factory 49, as well as artists from Alpha House, Black & Blue Gallery, Hardware Gallery, Lennox St Studios, Marnling Press, May Street Studios, NG Art Gallery, Oh Really Gallery, Sheffer Gallery and Wilson St Gallery.

I created the 'Cube Wall' to span the space between two sets of steel columns within the Carriageworks space.  The cubes were tied to each other with wool and tied off to the side columns and top beam.

Installation view with works by Francesca Mataraga to the left and Liz Shreeve, Marlene Sarroff and Pam Aitken in the background
Installation view at night with shadows
Constructing the 'Cube Wall'

I was asked to hire out the 'Wall' to be used in a Canon camera advertisement.  The above 2 shots are from the filming of the advert and here is a link to the finished product - CLICK HERE to view the advertisement - the Wall appears in the background from about 24 seconds to 26 seconds!

Packed up ready to go back into storage...