Beyond the Veil, curated by Jake Treacy
30 May - 16 June 2018
OPENING: 6 - 8pm, 31 May 2018
Featuring: Anastasia Booth, Daniel Gawronski, Josh Hook, Paulina Hupe, Skye Kelly, Tessy King, Hernan Lopera, Diego Ramirez, Britt Salt, Jake Treacy.
Beyond the Veil is a group exhibition that seeks to expand and transform the perceptions, traditions and experiences of the white cube as an exhibition model. Through architectural interventions, site specifics responses, newly commissioned works as well as renewed curatorial vision upon existing works, 10 contemporary artists altogether conjure liminality (from the Latin word meaning ‘threshold’) as experience within BLINDSIDE. Calling upon all that is unseen, peripheral and veiled in our collective blind spots, Beyond the Veil constructs and chances liminal moments that are often encountered within ritual - both ceremonial and daily - demonstrating the numinous quality of art. When in a liminal status one is considered betwixt and between, neither her nor there, and so the constructed gallery space becomes a place ripe for transformation.
From January 2018 I will be Artist in Residence at the Australian Tapestry Workshop for 3 months. ATW is the only workshop of its kind in Australia and is one of a few in the world dedicated to the production of hand-woven tapestries, collaborating with contemporary artists, architects and designers to create highly innovative public artworks.
During my residency I will engage tapestry techniques to develop material and practice-based research around the concept of 'Impermanent Place'. Here I will create a series of new works that navigate architectural scale, transient materiality, repetition and movement.
I've been working with Ramus Illumination over the past year to develop feature lighting for 2 Riverside Quay, Southbank. This Summer, the Northern facade will finally come alive, activating the newly renovated laneways and surrounding buildings at Riverside. A series of linear LED fixtures will subtly trace the interior seams of the North facade, allowing moving sequences of bold geometric graphics to undulate and ripple across the facade surface throughout the night.
If you're on Southbank in early 2018 go and check it out!