Ladies Lounge

Ladies Lounge

Ladies Lounge (2017) is an installation and ongoing project that explores women’s bodies as sites of trauma for the purpose of entertainment in genre films. The series is in commemoration of those women “slain in battle” and is presented as a series of tapestries with accompanying video installation. Each image is the aftermath of an act of violence, with each victim female. By distilling each act down into static stitched frames the images are confused and abstracted. While violence against women is often fetishised on screen, it is worth noting that genre films (particularly Horror) have often been responsible for placing women in unconventional roles, way ahead of mainstream film. The time consuming method reflects the sycophantic execution of these scenes while pulling into question the slippery dichotomy of “women’s work” and the roles we play as victims, perpetrators and heroes....
Transmute at 107 Projects

Transmute at 107 Projects

  Curated by Amy Gardner and Celine Roberts, Transmute at 107 Projects investigates the question of who we are in the context of our formative relationships. Featuring the multidisciplinary works of twelve artists, Transmute explores the connections which inform, sculpt or reshape us from the deeply personal to the fleeting. From textiles to photography to kinetic sculpture, 107 Projects presents an exhibition to delight the senses and entice the mind. Come touch, see and feel these works, immerse yourself in the weird and wonderful and allow these artists to explore, disrupt and interrogate the fabric of self. Featuring works by: Meng-yu Yan, Gillian Lavery, Kay Orchison, Sophie Clague, Hamish Ta-me, Lisa Tolcher, Hannah Toohey, Jane Bransgrove, Jarrah Flanagan, Katie Anderson, Asya Vaughan, Amy Gardner, Celine Roberts...
Art, No Apart 2015

Art, No Apart 2015

This year I had the joy of being part of ever growing the Art, Not Apart festival again.  This year was bigger than ever with the whole New Acton precinct getting involved. My work was exhibited in the Mental exhibition which took place in an unfinished penthouse at the top of NewActon South. It overlooks most of the ACT. The exposed cement walls and wide open space was the perfect setting for the works featured. The artists featured were:  Daniel Savage, Hanna Hoyne , Betty Musgrove and Ad Hoc , Janet Angus , Victoria Lees , Jacob England, Celine Roberts , Kirsten Farrell. Here are some shots of the exhibition plus some of the sites and happenings of the day.  ...
The art of breaking rules: Terms and Conditions at Nishi Gallery

The art of breaking rules: Terms and Conditions at Nishi Gallery

Canberra’s art scene is fast becoming a fishbowl of creativity, largely due to the Art, Not Apart festival that has become a yearly event featuring works form local and interstate creatives in the NewActon precinct. Last year I exhibited Play With Me at Nishi Gallery for the RED (Rise Exist Demise) exhibition curated by Chloe Mandryk, and I was thrilled to be invited to take part in the show again this year. The excellent thing about Art, Not Apart 2014 is that it’s developed from one single exhibition into an entire festival over the short period of just a year! On Saturday the 15th of March, I had the pleasure of taking part in the fun. Among the excellent creative talent that I got to exhibit along side at Nishi Gallery, there was a scaffold street party, live art, creative stalls, live music, food, terrarium building workshops (!!!!), live performance art and interactive art.  Massive props to David Caffery and Chloe Mandryk, and all others involved in set up and organisation! And special kudos to the creatives featured, it was a great weekend! If you’re local to the area or just passing through during this month, swing by Nishi Gallery and take a meander through Terms and Conditions, it’s open until the 31st of March. ——————————————————————- Terms and Conditions is a group exhibition of 11 contemporary emerging Australian artists. Featuring installation, video, performance, painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, and poster art the works explore the ways in which we play (or rebel from) the rules of the art world, sexual encounters, health and other social constructions. Terms and Conditions are set by ourselves, directed at each...
Platform 72 Presents: Dirty Little Secrets

Platform 72 Presents: Dirty Little Secrets

This month, in conjunction with Art & About’s Private Lives Pubic Places, I will be presenting the alternate identities that I’ve been working on the last couple of months. this cat watches you sleep… This month, in conjunction with Art & About’s Private Lives Pubic Places, I will be presenting the alternate identities that I’ve been working on the last couple of months.  Each Wednesday from 8pm PLATFORM 72 presents Dirty Little Secrets at the Oxford Art Factory Art Bar. Showcasing the collaborative work of over 30 creatives featuring artists, musicians, photographers, DJs, VJs, performance artists and film makers. My interactive work Outernet (which Qwux and I collaborated on) will feature as part of the show this Wednesday night the 16th of October from 8pm. Come along and be part of the...
RED – Rise Exist Demise

RED – Rise Exist Demise

My work Pay With Me (2011) will be featuring in a new show opening this Friday the 15th in Canberra’s Nishi Gallery! RED is a contemporary art exhibition focusing on physical, emotional and spatial binaries associated with the colour red. We connect this provocative colour to renewal and oppositional forces, for example birth, living with gusto, cycles and death. Opening 15 March, 8pm with performance art and an open bar. The featured artists are from Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne: Sabrina Baker, Hannah Beasley, Rowena Boyd, Alexander Boynes, Bill Brown & Caryn Griffin, Kieran Bryant, Shannon Cranko, EARS, Alexandra Frasersmith, Sacha Jeffrey, Elizabeth Kenway, Pamela Leung, Viola Nazario, Alexandra Orme, Adam Veikkanen and myself. 11 out of 17 artists exhibiting are creating new work which will be shown for the first time at RED! RED or ‘Rise Exist Demise’ will launch the day before Art, Not Apart – a major community arts festival throughout NewActon. Launch: 15 March, 8pm Open: 3 – 6pm daily until 29 March Nishi Gallery, NewActon Curated by Chloe Mandryk www.newacton.com.au Or for regular updates, join the Facebook event here....