November ExhibitIons

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FRONT GALLERY: Olivia Kathigitis (SA) - Restless Sieidi

Opening - 5:30 PM - Wednesday, 1st November

Artist Talks - 6:00pm

Running - 2nd - 18th November 2017

Fear and its apprehension are powerful and destructive – People are rarely capable of understanding ideas, but  they can easily understand stories. Relatability offers weight and stability to build a foundation and following.

Restless Sieidi is a new project that references traditional Sami shaman rituals, ties to the land, biophilia and a helpless need for answers. This project has grown from recent participation in the La Wayaka Current Arctic residency in 2017 on Sørøya Island, Norway. 

Imitating the arctic landscape Restless Sieidi is the rebirth of shaman tradition. Pulling at the strings of biophilia, this exhibition looks back at the landscape for answers of peace.

Kathigitis is a sculpture and installation artist based in Adelaide, South Australia. Focussed on themes of false realities and the abstract span of consciousness, she presents the fragility of the mind and the anxiety of consequence.

*A sieidi is a spiritual focal point within traditional Sami shamanistic culture. Thought to be a gateway to the spiritual world, these rock formations scattered throughout the land played as sites of worship and sacrifice. Set in high prominent places, a sieidi is thought to hold power over all animals, people, and objects. These found or made formations give hope, power and anxiety – a job to upkeep; a constant reminder of the fragility of our foothold in this world.


BACK GALLERY: Cassie Thring (SA) -Here Be Dragons

Opening - 5:30 PM - Wednesday, 1st November

Artist Talks - 6:00pm

Running - 2nd - 18th November 2017

Cassie Thring’s practice works across disciplines with a genuine determination to play with ideas and ways of making. Exploring new printmaking techniques during a recent international residency, Here Be Dragons borrows from the language of medieval cartographers to reference the unknown outer edges of life that, albeit treacherous, are worthy of enquiry.

This installation reflects upon the overwhelming sorrows and riches of a life as it finds itself pushed into these uncharted spaces. The artist, as maker and explorer, exploits the repetitive qualities of image and process to grow small collections as a strategy for resolution. An earnest search for meaning is activated through the accumulation and sorting of the puzzle pieces.

Clay, moulded by pressure of palms and fingers accepts into its own body the microscopic and emotional debris passed from the hands of its maker. Paired with an oceanic body of water, weight and depth collide to speak of the uncertainty of lifes’ adventures.

This project is proudly sponsored by the Adelaide Central School of Art Graduate Support Program. 

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FELTDARK: Kate Power (SA) & Catherine Parsonage (Italy) - a condition for doing things together

Screening from 8:00pm - Wednesday, 1st November

Running - 2nd - 18th November 2017

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

‘a condition for doing things together’ is a collaboration between Catherine Parsonage and Kate Power that uses friendship as a methodology for making.  The performance creates a concentrated awareness of the individual body while the elastic space between the artists vacillates between struggle & support.