12.05.17

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So incredibly 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

Below the mist, detail photograph

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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01.09.15

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Showing some recent work at The Other Art Fair next week. Come say hi :)

TOAF

07.03.15

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My second solo show LUX opens Thursday 19th March at The Corner Cooperative as part of the Chippendale / Redfern Art at Night program for Art Month Sydney.

01.03.15

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Install shots of my solo show 'Taking Liberties' on exhibit at PhotoAccess in Canberra. Exhibition runs from the 26 - 22 March 2015.