21.09.18

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Excited to be a finalist in the NSW Visual Arts Emerging Artist Fellowship this year with so many artists I admire. And to be working with the amazing team at Artspace, Sydney. Exhibition opens Thursday 15 Nov at Artspace.

Artspace and Create NSW are pleased to announce the ten finalists for the 2018 NSW Visual Arts Emerging FellowshipKieran ButlerEO Gill, Biljana JancicShivanjani LalJD ReformaMarikit SantiagoGeorgia SaxelbyShireen TaweelKai Wasikowski and Jodie Whalen.

 Valued at $30,000, this Fellowship is offered by the NSW Government through Create NSW to enable a visual artist at the beginning of their career to undertake a self-directed program of professional development. With a 100-year history, the Fellowship is a key exhibition for profiling the dynamism and breadth of emerging contemporary artistic practice in NSW. Now in its 22nd year at Artspace, it continues to define new generations of contemporary art practice for both artists and audiences.

Curators Alexie Glass-Kantor, Michelle Newton and Lola Pinder will work closely with each of the artists through the development of the exhibition. Of the ten finalists, one artist will be awarded the Fellowship at the opening night of the exhibition, Thursday 15 November, 2018. 

More info here

 Image, from left: 2018 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship finalists, (top) JD Reforma, Kieran Butler, Shireen Taweel, Marikit Santiago, Jodie Whalen, Biljana Jancic, Kai Wasikowski, (front) Georgia Saxelby, Shivanjani Lal, EO Gill. Photography: Maja Baska.

Image, from left: 2018 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship finalists, (top) JD Reforma, Kieran Butler, Shireen Taweel, Marikit Santiago, Jodie Whalen, Biljana Jancic, Kai Wasikowski, (front) Georgia Saxelby, Shivanjani Lal, EO Gill. Photography: Maja Baska.

21.09.18

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Excited to be a finalist in the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2018 with my work ‘Reltree #4’, alongside lots of great artists. The exhibition opens October 19th and runs until 25 Nov at HOTA Gallery, Gold Coast QLD.

The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award exhibition honours the philanthropy of Mrs Win Schubert AO (1937-2017). The Award is a touchstone of contemporary photographic practice in Australia, and an exciting platform for established and emerging photographers to showcase their work.

The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award (JUWSPA), introduced in 2002, is considered one of the most important awards for contemporary Australian photographic practice. The exhibition showcases a selection of finalists, in a stunning display where established photographers are presented alongside emerging talent. The resulting exhibition is a reflection of contemporary practice that examines diverse themes and approaches. JUWSPA captures the energetic evolution of the photographic medium as a means of creative expression with photography arguably being one of the most dynamic and embracing mediums in contemporary visual art.

  Realtree #4 , pure pigment on archival paper, 90 x 115 cm

Realtree #4, pure pigment on archival paper, 90 x 115 cm

14.09.18

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In the Australian Financial Review promoting Sydney Contemporary Art Fair. In great company with Abdul Abdullah, Clara Adolphs, Tomislav Nikolic, India Mark and Fair Director Barry Keldoulis. Link to online article here.

Artist and curator Isabel Rouch owned and ran a gallery in Sydney for a few years before realising that "the cost of maintaining a physical gallery meant I would have to go more commercial, which could compromises my curatorial aspirations and desire to remain independent". So she decided to go rogue, to exhibit on a project basis at fairs and occasionally via the Hong Kong-based online platform ocula.com.

In the tiny Booth C07 at Carriageworks, she's showing the latest iteration of Sydney artist Kai Wasikowski's photographic series Moments of Love and Apathy, this one a kaleidoscopic photomontage of the New Zealand Alps incised by red laser beams. "It's Kai's response to rapid environmental and technological change, imbued with a sense of impending doom," says Rouch.

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 Exhibiting artists Abdul Abdullah and India Mark (front row) and Clara Adolphs, Kai Wasikowski and Tomislav Nikolic (back row) with Sydney Contemporary director Barry Keldoulis (back row, third right). Photography: Peter Braig

Exhibiting artists Abdul Abdullah and India Mark (front row) and Clara Adolphs, Kai Wasikowski and Tomislav Nikolic (back row) with Sydney Contemporary director Barry Keldoulis (back row, third right). Photography: Peter Braig

12.04.18

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Thrilled to be a part of Trompe-l’œil, an exhibition curated by Mikala Tai at Sullivan + Strumpf Singapore. My work will be shown alongside Georgina Cue, Arslan Farooqi, Adeela Suleman, Heo Subin and Yang Yongliang. The exhibition runs from 14 April - 13 May 2018.

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22.02.18

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Excited to be taking part in Echoes II, a group exhibition and exchange project between Sydney - Berlin, curated by Mirjam C. Wendt and Jake Blaschka. The show opens Friday 23rd Feb from 7 pm: Wriezener Straße 12, 13359 Berlin, Germany. The exhibition will travel to Sydney in April 2018.

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10.01.18

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My work on the cover of Art Monthly's November 2017 issue and featured in Ted Snell's article on the Schenberg Fellowship ~ Absolute zest.

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19.11.17

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My solo exhibition 'Moments of Love and Apathy: Part 2' opens at Artereal Gallery on Wed Nov 29 and runs until Dec 22. The show follows on from an exhibition at Nicholas Projects earlier this year and is the culmination of a year long mentorship with the Artereal team and a six month residency at Square One Studios.

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12.05.17

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So excited to share that I have been awarded the Schenberg Art Fellowship at 'Hatched: National Graduate Show' at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. And so thrilled to be working with Mikala Tai (Director, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art) as part of the award, in the year to come. A huge thank you to everyone at PICA and all the supporters of Hatched, and congratulations to all the talented artists in this amazing show.

More info here

 Standing beside my work  In-tension  (2016) at PICA alongside Fellowship judges: (L-R) Amy Barrett-Lennard, Mikala Tai and Professor Ted Snell. Photo courtesy of OK Media Group.

Standing beside my work In-tension (2016) at PICA alongside Fellowship judges: (L-R) Amy Barrett-Lennard, Mikala Tai and Professor Ted Snell. Photo courtesy of OK Media Group.

 Photo (above): Olivia Senior Photos (install): Alessandro Bianchetti

Photo (above): Olivia Senior
Photos (install): Alessandro Bianchetti

20.02.17

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Thrilled to have been selected as a finalist in Emerging 2017 at Gosford Regional Gallery. Emerging opens 8 April and continues until Sunday 21 May. 

Emerging 2017 gives young artists, aged between 18 and 30 years of age, from across New South Wales the opportunity to exhibit a series of works or a site-specific installation. Selected finalists will form the exhibition at Gosford Regional Gallery from 8 April until 21 May 2017. Artists aged 18 to 30 from across New South Wales are invited to submit a body of work or installation for consideration in any visual art medium.  With up to $9,000 in total prize money, eight finalists, representing excellence in their chosen areas will be selected for exhibition. 

http://www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/galleries/event-detail/2017/04/08/galleries-calendar/emerging-2017

View the exhibition catalogue here

05.02.17

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Excited to share that I have been selected as a finalist in Hatched: National Graduate Show 2017 at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Hatched opens 6 May and continues until 18 June.

The Hatched: National Graduate Show features work by recent arts graduates of the highest calibre from art schools all over the country. With work by 35 graduates carefully selected from 23 tertiary institutions in each of Australia’s states and territories, Hatched 2017 will once again test the pulse of the nation’s emerging arts practices while acting as an important platform for artistic careers.

The selection process for Hatched, now in its 26th year, is a rigorous one. Students are nominated by their art school with the final selection made by an industry panel. This year’s panel was made up of: Madeleine King (Senior Manager, IMA), Georgie Meagher (Artistic Director, Next Wave), Nadia Johnson (Exhibitions Manager, PICA), and Eugenio Viola (Senior Curator, PICA).

“This year’s show represents not only the top tier of artists leaving universities, but also a fascinating diversity of approaches, ideas and practices in contemporary art today.” Madeleine King, Senior Manager at IMA.

For the eighth consecutive year the Schenberg Art Fellowship of $40,000, will be awarded to one exceptional artist as a major investment in their burgeoning career. PICA is pleased to be working with the University of Western Australia and the trustees of the Dr Harold Schenberg bequest on this significant award for emerging artists. The winner will be announced at the opening night celebration.

- http://pica.org.au/2017/02/hatched-2017-artists-announced/

22.09.16

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Another chance to check out Ideally ~ yes at the closing event this Saturday 24 September 11 - 5 pm at Interlude Gallery, Glebe. We will be providing some food and drinks from 3pm onwards.

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12.09.16

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Part of a group exhibition at Interlude Gallery, Sydney next week along with 5 other local artists. We are all making new individual and group work for the exhibition. The show opens Thursday 15th Sep 6 - 8pm and runs until the 24th Sep, invite is attached. Here is some additional info-

Ideally ~ yes is a collaborative exhibition that takes its starting point from the notion of the island. An island is a body surrounded by symbolic connotations – from heterotopias to holiday getaways – as much as it is by sea. The new work presented in Ideally ~ yes explores these shifting implications. 

Sydney based emerging artists Angus Callander, Kalanjay, Matthew Gorgula, Honey Long, Aurora Scott and Kai Wasikowski, have worked together synthesising their individual takes on the expansive concept of island. The result is a dynamic installation based exhibition, where the audience is forced to navigate the gallery space encountering works that employ various mediums from sculpture and photography, to performance. The works overlap both conceptually and physically to highlight the dichotomy of ideas surrounding the island, Ideally ~ yes.

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17.07.16

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Thrilled to be the recipient of the The Galeries Emerging Artist Award presented by Art Month Sydney and judged by Michelle Newton, Deputy Director Artspace Sydney. My Foliage series will be on display at the Galeries Victoria building in the city alongside three fantastic artist's work until 9 August.

25.05.16

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Excited to be participating in Exploration 16, an annual exhibition of emerging artists at Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne. The exhibition opens Tuesday 31 May 5:30 - 7:30 pm and runs until 18 June. More details here.

08.03.16

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Excited to be a part of 'Transpire' at ES74 Gallery opening 10 March.

08.01.16

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Some installation photographs of Foliage II and Foliage III, exhibited in the 2015 Sydney College of the Arts Undergraduate Degree Show.

  Nervous system , pure pigment on archival paper, acrylic lenticular lens, 165 x 110 cm

Nervous system, pure pigment on archival paper, acrylic lenticular lens, 165 x 110 cm

 Installation photograph, Sydney College of the Arts 2015 Graduate Exhibition

Installation photograph, Sydney College of the Arts 2015 Graduate Exhibition

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Below the mist, detail photograph

  Below the mist , pure pigment on archival paper, acrylic lenticular lens, 165 x 110 cm

Below the mist, pure pigment on archival paper, acrylic lenticular lens, 165 x 110 cm

  Nervous system , detail photograph

Nervous system, detail photograph

  Nervous system , pure pigment on archival paper, acrylic lenticular lens, 165 x 110 cm

Nervous system, pure pigment on archival paper, acrylic lenticular lens, 165 x 110 cm

02.11.15

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Some installation photos of my work 'Foliage II' in Objectifying Elsewhere, a group show at Seventh Gallery, 155 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Melbourne. Curated by Luke Letourneau, featuring artists Kate Beckingham, Brett Breedon, Rachel Schenberg and Lisa Sammut. 

‘Objectifying Elsewhere’ makes visible our relationship to the intangible. Through sculpture, motorized objects, photography, lenticular imagery and sound the artists present objects in dialogue with perception, their surrounding space and their own materiality. By playing with these material and perceptual boundaries the exhibition call attention to the spectacle of spectatorship.

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