Un[contained] Arts Festival

The Uncontained Arts Festival is back for another three days of fun and excitement for our community.  Last year’s event attracted over 30,000 people to the heart of Kogarah and, in 2021, was nominated for Best Arts Festival in the Australian Street Art Awards.


From Friday, 23 June, to Sunday, 25 June, the Festival will feature an array of immersive art installations, live performances, and mouth-watering food trucks.
It has been an absolute pleasure to be invited to work with Georges River Council and Hurstville Art Gallery and Museum to reenvision my work, Dinner’s Past, into a multi-sensory installation artwork that will transform the large foyer of Kogarah Library that leads out into the Town Square.

Dinners Past, is an immersive installation that explores remembrance and placemaking through projection, sound, and scent. By evoking memories of lost and past moments, both abstract and lucid, fond memories of shared meals with friends and family; the noise, the discussions, the disagreements, the quaint and peaceful moments, the celebrations and milestones, the installation creates a sensory experience that invites viewers to connect with the work with a sense of familiarity and remember those who have passed and continue to make new memories with those they love, connect with new friends, and others who are yet to join us at our dinner table.

Special thanks to Jocelyn Fullerton of Cult of Scent for her incredible expertise and collaboration in creating the scent. I invite you to take a seat at the table during the festival. 

Exhibiting Artists:
Pulsing Heart // Amy Claire Mills // Aaron McGarry // Nathan Starchild // UNSW Illuminate // Rhiannon Hopley // Curious Legends // Ox King // Darren Charlwood // Tim Andrew 
 
Un[contained] Arts Festival 
Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street Kogarah
Friday 23 – Sunday 25th June 2023
4.30 pm – 10 pm each evening

 

 

 

 

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60th Fisher’s Ghost Art Award

I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected for the 60th Annual Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2022, at Campbelltown Arts Centre.

The prestigious Fisher’s Ghost Art Award coincides with Campbelltown’s annual  Festival of Fisher’s Ghost. Held over 4 days, the Festival dates back to 1956 and celebrates Australia’s most famous ghost – Frederick Fisher.
 
The 60th Annual Fisher’s Ghost Art Award Opening Night & Award Announcement will be held at Campbelltown Arts Centre on Friday 4 November, from 6.30pm.

Tickets to this event are extremely limited, if you would like to come along to opening night, you can book your tickets through the Campbelltown Arts Centre here: Opening Night Tickets
 
The exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday, 29 October until Friday 9 December.


More info:
https://c-a-c.com.au/
Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 
Opening Night –  4 November
Exhibition dates –  29 October  – 9 December

 

 

 

 

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SubTerrains Bankstown Biennale

Join me for the launch of  SubTerrains Bankstown Biennale 2022
at Bankstown Arts Centre on Saturday, October 8
Exhibition 8 October – 26 November


Sub-Terrains Bankstown Biennale 2022 is a First Nations and artists’ led response to local narratives of land, water and historical truths buried within Bankstown’s landscape, co-curated by Nicole Monks and Vandana Ram.

My work will be included as part of a special screening of Juxta, which showcases 45 original sound and video works that respond to the theme of FIRE and WATER.

Biennale Artists
Abdul Abdullah, Aroha Groves, Carmen Glynn-Braun, Cigdem Aydemir, Dean Kelly, Jamie Eastwood, Jason Wing, Juxta, Kerrie Kenton, Lucy Simpson, Maddison Gibbs, Nardi Simpson, Paula do Prado, Theatre Kantanka

Opening 8 October 

11am–12.30pm 

Join artist Jamie Eastwood to add your handprint to his 20-metre mural
Sub – Terrains / Sub – Terrastratius/ Sub – Continuances.

1pm
Smoking ceremony with Matthew Doyle
Welcome to Country by Darug Elder, Aunty Lyn Martin

2-3pm
Artists Walk and Talk.



Bankstown Arts Centre
SubTerrains Bankstown Biennale 
– 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown NSW 2200
8 October – 26 November
 


For more information: cb.city/biennale

 

 

 

 

 

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DASS Design Week Jakarta

DASS M Block Design Week October 2022 – Jakarta

4 – 16 October 2022

I am thrilled to announce that my video work, Resurgence, has been selected as one of 30 artworks from over 400 for a special DASS Design Week screening at M Block in Jakarta, Indonesia, supported by Connected Art Platform and Media Art Globale. 

About my work, Resurgence,
Technology and advancement cannot erase the deeply embedded purpose of nature: to survive at all costs. All of our futile attempts to destroy something so stunningly complex and beautiful will instead only destroy us. As we look for answers in all the wrong places, nature is learning how to reinvent itself, to revive and reform into its beautiful, delicate and resilient purpose.

It was originally created for Project/Forward: 2048 and recently exhibited at Sydney Fringe Festival in the Rocks, Sydney and the original month-long DASS exhibition back in April-May.

4 – 16 October 2022
Mbloc  – Jl Panglima Polim Raya No.37, Melawai, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12160

For more information: mediaartglobale.com

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Glitch – EDGE Sydenham

Dinners Past

I was invited to exhibit and had so much fun creating a new artwork for Glitch: a playground for the apocalypse. 
Dinners Past, 2022, a video projection installation piece that occupied a shipping container in the middle of the festival at Sydenham Green, creating a fun and engaging installation that invited guests to sit at the table and watch the video as it projected down onto the all-white setting.

Dinners Past explored the concept of remembrance of lost and past moments, both abstract and lucid of fond memories
of enjoying a meal with friends and family, the noise, the discussions, the arguments, the quaint and peaceful moments, the celebrations and milestones and ones that will remain as only memories and eventually be forgotten.

Another shipping container projected my video work, Resurgence.

Exhibiting Artists:
Dillon MacEwan, Alien Proof Construction, Jasmine Poole, Paul Irving, Rhiannon Hopley, H Morgan-Harris, Justin Harvey, Rod Nash, Rudy Grak, Finton Mahony, Casnard + Maybolt, Pete Strong, CULT OF EVERYTHING, Lu Campbell-Smith, BUNKWAA, LukeSnarl, Tassio Guichard, Ika Vantiani, Brian Luque Marcos.

Performers:
Christa Hughes, TOYDEATH, Grumblemorph featuring John Jacobs, Subway Monk, Marlena Dali, Empress Stah, Outrageous Entertainment, Marble Circus Band, Rod Nash
 

GLITCH – EDGE Sydenham | Inner West Sydney 
Sydenham Green NSW 2044

20 August 2022 
Events from 10 am, with Glitch beginning from 4 pm – 8 pm.

 

Top image: Resurgence, 2021, Single-channel video with sound,
Bottom image:  Dinners Past, 2022, Single-channel video with sound projected onto a dining
table and chairs, dinner wear, cutlery, glassware, painted fruit, and suspend mannequin hands 

 

 

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DASS Jakarta

DASS 2022 – Jakarta

9 April – 9 May 2022

I am excited to announce that my video work Resurgence has been selected for DASS 2022, a month-long exhibition in the incredible Mbloc Space in Jakarta, supported by Connected Art Platform and Media Art Globale. 

About my work, Resurgence,
Technology and advancement cannot erase the deeply embedded purpose of nature: to survive at all costs. All of our futile attempts to destroy something so stunningly complex and beautiful, will instead only destroy us. As we look for answers in all the wrong places, nature is learning how to reinvent itself; to revive and reform into its beautiful, delicate and resilient purpose.

It was originally created for Project/Forward: 2048, and recently exhibited at Sydney Fringe Festival in the Rocks, Sydney.

9 April – 9 May 2022
Mbloc  – Jl Panglima Polim Raya No.37, Melawai, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12160

For more information: mediaartglobale.com

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NEXUS – Juxta Jam, Bankstown Art Centre

NEXUS – Juxta Jam
 Saturday 9 April 2022 // 3 – 9 pm

Join me for the premiere of Juxta Jam on Saturday, 9 April, as part of NEXUS: Youth Arts Festival at Bankstown Arts Centre.

NEXUS is an eclectic mix of installations, exhibitions, music, and workshops. NEXUS runs from 3 pm to 8 pm, with Juxta Jam featuring in the theatre from 5 pm to 8 pm. You can find out more about NEXUS here: cb.city/nexus

Juxta Jam is a club-style installation where V/Djs mix sound and images to create new narratives and emotional states. Juxta Jam features 45 video and sound works created by 44 artists. These works will be mixed live by our special guest V/DJs – Marlene Cummins and Isaiah Kennedy.

Juxta Jam showcases 45 original sound and video works that respond to the theme of FIRE and WATER.

Juxta FIRE artists are (in no particular order): Lucy Simpson, Arun Neelakandan, Chrysoulla Markoulli, Emma Harlock, Feras Shaheen, Isabella Rahme, Gabriela Green Olea, Nick Atkins, Joseph Tabua, Tala Issaoui, Kim Pham, Rhiannon Hopley, Mohammad Awad, Satiu Studios, Tamara Lee Bailey, Bruce Koussaba, Vincent Tay, and Liliana Occhiuto.

Juxta WATER artists are (in no particular order): Mohammad Awad, Joseph Brown, Grace Chow, Frank Dwyer, Fadle El-Harris, Bernadette Fam, Scarlett Gibson-Williams, Gabriela Green, Hal Goulding, Me-Lee Hay, Kittu Hoyne, Peter Kennard, Bedelia Lowrencev, Chrysoulla Markoulli, Laura McInnes, Pru Montin, Arun Neelakandan, Sheila Ngoc Pham, Sean O’Keeffe, Naomi Oliver, Audrey Ormella, Peggy Polias, Kailesh Reitmans, Jayden Selvakumaraswamy, My Le Thi and Kevin Tran.


Juxta is co-produced by Felix Cross and Katrina Douglas. Our Tech Guru is Fadle El-Harris, and WSU
Intern is Nrupa Sangdhore is documenting the event.

Juxta Jam is proudly supported by Bankstown Arts Centre, Create NSW, The House That Dan Built
and Canterbury Bankstown Council.


Bankstown Arts Centre
NEXUS – Juxta Jam  
– 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown NSW 2200
9 April 2022
 


For more information: cb.city/nexus

 

 

 

 

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Sydney Fringe Festival – The Rocks


SYDNEY FRINGE FESTIVAL – The Rocks 
HUE + CRY / LIMINAL – February 25th – March 6th 2022

This exhibition was a wonderful whirlwind, I was commissioned by Tortuga Studios and Sydney Fringe Festival to create a work that resonated with the space of The Old Coroners Court in The Rocks Sydney. 

With just over a month’s lead time, I worked with a perfume artist to create a scent for the space, Q station Manly to research and film within their morgue, laboratory and hospital, to create a new video installation, Death Rituals, that explored rituals surrounding death. 
As well as building upon four existing works to create an immersive experience within the waiting rooms of the coroners’ court, the gallery space and the garden space for the festival. 

‘Just as when weaving
One reaches the end
With fine threads woven throughout,
So is the life of humans.’

–       Buddha

 
Death Rituals is a meditative piece exploring the connection of personal items and rituals surrounding death. death practice, and celebration and remembrance of life. Within western society, we are often removed and sheltered from the death of loved ones. It becomes a distanced and clinical process. We turn to personal items for a sense of connection. 

The commercialised funeral industry changed the way we care for our dead and, therefore, how we process our associated grief. Bodies are rushed away within an hour of dying, removing the opportunity for care and consideration for our loved ones, which is associated with many rituals surrounding death in cultures worldwide, often resulting in a removed and strange celebration of life. Phrases like ‘they have passed’ or ‘they are in a better place’ echo with a sense of not knowing what to say, how to comfort.
 
Death Rituals, looks at the different religious and cultural traditions of death and dying, overlapping these with the medical associations. To find connection, and understanding with the hope of creating a discussion on how we can begin talking about death openly.
 
With thanks to Jocelyn of Cult of Scent, for her incredible expertise and collaboration in creating the scent, and Q Station, Manly, for providing site access to their Morgue, Laboratory and Hospital.  


SYDNEY FRINGE FESTIVAL – HUE + CRY and LIMINAL 
The Old Coroners Court, The Gallery and Terraces, The Rocks, Sydney. 

 

 

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Ballarat International Foto Biennale ’21

It’s an honour to be selected for Ballarat International Foto Biennale’s exhibition Number One – Gudinski.

The exhibition is an ode to Michael Gudinski, widely recognised as the most powerful and influential figure in the Australian music industry.
The exhibition celebrates his advocacy for the arts and lasting impact, showcasing the remarkable talent of top music photographers around Australia and the talented musicians who worked alongside Gudinski under the Mushroom Group and Frontier Touring banners.

The Biennale has new dates just announced, to open this week Sept 15th and has been extended until January 

More info:
https://ballaratfoto.org/

BIFB Sept 15th – Jan 9th

 

 

 

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