7th of August, 5:30 - 8pm
OPENING REMARKS from 6pm by:
∘ FELTspace Co-Directors
∘ Emma Fey, CEO of Guildhouse + Heidi Kenyon, Program Officer of Guildhouse
∘ Andrew Purvis, Curator of Adelaide Central School of Art Gallery
with artist talks to follow
FELTdark screening from 7pm
8th - 24th august 2019
Featuring the work of the 2018 FELTspace Graduate Award recipients, in association with Guildhouse and presented as part of the 2019 South Australian Living Artists’ Festival.
FRONT GALLERY: CRAIG GLASSON (SA) - An assessment of space and time
Engaging a research-led studio practice which investigates materials and processes, my work explores notions of space and time. Outcomes are expressed using the disciplines of drawing and sculpture in consideration of four key themes: the handmade artefact; the investment of my time; employing repetitive actions in the making process; and seeking out variants in the placement of multiple artefacts to form patterns. These themes provide the impetus for my work to develop in an evolutionary manner, towards deliberately open-ended outcomes. The resultant artefacts are informed by architectural and mathematical systems and elements using one-dimensional lines, two-dimensional planes and three-dimensional forms. Their aesthetic characteristics have much in common with the precision and detail associated with the architectural plan and scale model. Conceptually my work is often deliberately ambiguous and materially provisional. My primary intention is for works to engage the viewer by rousing their curiosity, and stimulate subjective perceptions as to their meaning and function.
This activity is proudly supported by the Adelaide Central School of Art Graduate Support Program
back GALLERY: nancye turnbull (SA) - same page
The forms in this exhibition are decorated with native animals that live on Ngarrindjeri land that rely on the Murray River to keep flowing. I choose to make vessels to hold water, as ceramics and water have a long association. Ceramic water filters have been used for nearly 200 years and are still in use in many developing countries. Everyone needs water like the Murray River. I hope with my pieces that people understand how much we need the River to survive and that we can help save it from drying up for good. I would love for people to buy one of my ceramic pots so they can take it home, fill it with water and place flowers in. When they look at the pot I hope they remember about the Murray River crisis we have and what they can do to save it. In making this work, I was inspired by the Greens party's views on the Murray River basin. Tobias DeMaine and Tamara Sladojevic also inspired me as they make ceramic coffee keep cups, which they sell at their café, helping to reduce waste. I hope every one gets on the same page and we do something about the Murray River crisis that is happening in our very own back yard right now and save it before it is too late.
Feltdark: angelique joy (SA) - The Presentation of Self - Display. Time. Moments. Observe.
Through glass windows and time, we observe. Brassed edged clock covers, mirrors and magnification create viewing eyes, through them we view a life and a death.
Identity created. Identity extinguished.
This work has been created in response to sociologist Erving Goffman’s theory of identity formation through the dramaturgical approach- His theory notes that identity is created through display, time, observation, expectation & impression management.
Observation and expectation internalised. Identity bound.
Audio track created by sound producer Joy & Sparkes from a music box recording provided by the artist.