Project / Forward : 2047

I have been invited to be a creative lead, host and artist for Project / Forward : 2047.

December 11 – 13

Project / Forward: 2047. A weekend-long global projection art festival featured in Kenya, Nepal, Colombia, Indonesia, Peru and Jordan, and echoed in Hong Kong, Austria, Italy, Spain and Australia. Over 45 artworks from across the world will be beamed onto unexpected spaces in places we need to be in the spotlight, proving that not only will COVID not stop us from creating, it’s giving us the fuel to create the world we want.

CONCEPT: The leaders have messed it all up, and our artists have been offered the unique opportunity to create what the year 2047 will look like. Our artists have been informed they are the new global leaders, creating the blueprint for 2047. They are sketching what values people will have, how will they spend their time, what does the cultural landscape look like, what do we all do all day, what is our environment, how do we live?

Building on the past, on the data we have, on those who went before us to be brave enough to envision a different, better world – what will they create?
They are Imagineers who can build a better tomorrow, forging possibility and alternatives, where no one believes there is any.

 

“The future is up for grabs. It belongs to any and all who will take the risk and accept the responsibility of consciously creating the future they want.”
Robert Anton Wilson

 

The Australian edition of Project / Forward : 2047 will be held across two venues:
107, Joynton Avenue Creative Centre on the 11th
and behind Tortuga Studios on the 12th.

Screening from Sundown to 10 pm each night. 

 

 

 

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Virtual Exhibition : palimpsest: palɪm(p)sɛst – a landscape of memory

 

After exhibiting the photographic works from palimpsest: palɪm(p)sɛst – a landscape of memory with Toby Penny at Penny Contemporary, Hobart Tasmaina, in 2019. 
I had been looking forward to exhibiting these works along with the video installation piece, Ante-mortem that I had always intended on showing together in 2020. 
With the current changes due to restrictions caused by the global pandemic, I have created a virtual exhibition, that can be viewed from the comfort and safety of your own home, until I am able to do this exhibition in person. 

Follow the link to experience the virtual exhibition palimpsest: palɪm(p)sɛst – a landscape of memory

 

https://www.artsteps.com/view/5ec5b3750297350b17d994d9

 

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Art Cards for Health Carers – Covid Response

It is a pleasure to announce and share the outcomes of Art Cards For Health Carers.

I was the creative lead, for this was a huge month-long project. Together with Micro Galleries, we called out to artists around the world to create an original artwork to send to someone on the front line of COVID-19 care. It’s a small gift from our industry to theirs, to say we see you, and thank you for protecting and helping us all.

Here is the video exhibition I created that shares all the handmade cards, stories of thanks and some of the responses from Healthcare workers around the world.

 

 

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Words In Windows

 

Words in Windows is a global initiative by Micro Galleries.
Creatives from across the globe placed our ideas, poetry, positive protest, message of love, hope, resilience, questions, imaginings for a post-COVID society in windows for friends, family, neighbours – anyone!

The idea is that no matter how small our audience, how tiny the window, how small the impact, we litter our windows with words that make our buildings artworks, inject something wonderful into the lives of passers-by, and build a new literary narrative for the future. We had creatives from Nairobi to Jakarta to Hong Kong to Sydney who wrote their messages out for the world to respond to.

People greater than Money,
Through isolation and lockdown across the world, I’ve seen extraordinary acts of kindness and strength in communities grow.
I wanted to make a statement with this work about our PM here in Australia, and many other countries. Who are not focusing on its people during this time, instead, demonstrating that they are more concerned about the money in their pockets and the economy than the health and well-being of the people they should be leading.

PEOPLE > MONEY. 

18 – 25 May, 2020 

Installed in the front window at Tortuga Studios 
31 Princes Hwy, St Peters

 

 

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Featured in Art Guide Australia’s Top 5 Exhibitions to see this week!

Art Guide Australia featured my exhibition palimpsest: palɪm(p)sɛst – a landscape of memory with Toby Penny at Penny Contemporary, Hobart Tasmaina, in their Top Five Exhibitions to see this week!

ART GUIDE AUSTRALIA
Our top five exhibitions to see this week:

Kaylene Whiskey’s ‘Wonder Woman’ at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney. @roslynoxley9 
Image: Kaylene Whiskey, ‘Tina’, 2019, acrylic on linen, 67 × 91cm. Image courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.



‘Place Makers’ at The Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne. @austapestry @sepiasiren
Image: Paula do Prado, ‘El Grito’, 2018, cotton, wool, hemp, linen, raffia, Bobbiny cotton rope, twine, paper covered wire, wire, glass seed beads, wooden beads, açai seed beads. 110 x 60 x 5cm. Photo by Document Photography.



Andy Butler’s ‘All-in-One Solution for Glowing Fairness’ at Bus Projects, Melbourne. @busprojects @andyray87
Image: All-in-One Solution for Glowing Fairness, Andy Butler. Image courtesy of Bus Projects and the artist.



Rhiannon Hopley and Toby Penney’s ‘palimpsest: palim (p) sest—a landscape of memory’ at Penny Contemporary, Hobart. @pennycontemporary @rhiannonhopley
Image: Rhiannon Hopley, Antithesis, 2017
Courtesy of Penny Contemporary.

Antithesis, 2017 Pigment Print on Fine Art Cotton Rag Edition 1 of 3 + 2 AP 80 x 53 cm

 


‘Open House: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial’ at JamFactory Seppeltsfield. @jamfactoryau @ema.shin
Image: Ema Shin, ‘Devoted Body’, detail, 2017. Photo courtesy of Oleksandr Pogorilyi.

 

 

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