image: Ivy-Lee Nguyen

About

FELTspace is an artist run organisation supporting, developing and presenting emerging, experimental, and diverse exhibitions and public programs. Our gallery is located at 12 Compton Street, AdelaideOpenings occur on the first Wednesday of every month.

Established in 2008 with an exhibition space at the heart of Adelaide's Central Market district, FELTspace has quickly become a centre for the emerging contemporary visual arts community. Remaining an important site for the development, exhibition and discussion of new work by emerging and recognised visual artists in South Australia. FELTspace has a focus on promoting emerging and early career artists, with opportunities for more established artists to show in a non-commercial and non-institutional space.

Current EXHIBITIONS

FRONT GALLERY: Min Wong (SA) - Tammy and jim

Opening - 5:30 PM - Wednesday, 5th July

Artist Talks - 6:00pm

Running - 5th - 22nd July 2017

This installation investigates U.S. spiritual movements of the 70’s through to the 90’s and aims to reflect the paradoxical search for spiritual collectivism as an ironic yet sincere testimonial of human failure. Via the context of contemporary sculpture, I investigate the visual culture associated with these movements looking at the continuing role of the guru and the devotee. The work acts as a playful platform to examine how American West Coast counterculture and its utopian aspirations relate to the contemporary life. Appropriating yoga equipment, through my Bikram Yoga practice, I adopt tropes from contemporary self care movements as a basis for my sculpture.


BACK GALLERY: Stephen Armitstead (wA) - Descendant and False Door

Opening - 5:30 PM - Wednesday, 5th July

Artist Talks - 6:00pm

Running - 5th - 22nd July 2017

Continuing an art practice for over 20 years, I work with experimental installation, video, photo-media, architecture, objects, interactive elements, and sound. My work concentrates on playful interrogation of process and unconventional use of materials. Aesthetically post minimalist, my work is conceptually tied to a metaphysical resonance of object, space and action. In my practice, inspiration comes from lived experiences, observations of society, and recollections of domestic life.


feltdark: David Greenhalgh (NSW) - Essai

Screening from 8:00pm - Wednesday, 5th July

Running - 5th - 22th July 2017

FELTdark is viewable: Wed - Thur: 6pm - 12am, Fri: 7pm - 12am, Sat: 6pm - 12am

David Greenhalgh’s practice uses public domain archival footage, sounds and music to construct short essay films. By taking fragments of media from dozens of different sources, and arranging them into a narrative, these video works are made to speculate on different social and political futures. In these stories, new sciences and technologies attempt to reshape the human condition (and usually fail). The aim of David’s practice is to extend a hand to the future, through acting as a bricoleur of the past.


FELTspace is generously supported by the South Australian Government through Arts South Australia.

 
 

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FELTspace acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work in Tarntanyangga Adelaide.