FELTPUBLIC

Following the success of FELT's previous public art projects we bring you FELTpublic: an ephemeral exhibition occupying spaces in and surrounding Whitmore Square featuring the work of 14 South Australian artists.

FELTpublic focuses on presenting contemporary art in the public realm and to facilitate an opportunity for artists to be involved in public art. For this project FELTspace is teaming an emerging artist with an established/mid career artist to create an informal mentorship and collaboration. 

The exhibition will run from 21st – 29th November, with an Opening night celebration in the central location of Whitmore Square on Friday 20th November from 6pm. Lunch time artist talks will feature during the week along with a family friendly closing day picnic on Sunday 29th.

What: FELTpublic: Ephemeral Public Art Project

Where: Whitmore Square

When: November 21st – 29th

Opening night event: Friday 20th November 6pm - 8pm

Artists: 
Anton Hart + Matea Gluscevic
Julie Henderson + Jess Nolan
Sam Howie + Edwina Cooper
Alice Potter + James Geraghty
Julia Robinson + Olivia Kathigitis
Sera Waters + Jessamy Pollock
Laura Wills + Zoe Brooks

Project Curators: Lauren Abineri, Carly Snoswell, Serena Wong

Download Catalogue here!
 

FELTpublic is proudly supported by Arts SA’s Public Art & Design program and Splash Adelaide

Anton Hart + Matea Gluscevic

Anton Hart - Words and Places

I have had a long-standing curiosity in how words, text & language exist & operate in our built environment. Our world is full of directives, signage, warnings, advertising, instructions & other advice. Art is a verb. My component involved the placement of 30 + verbs made with temporary white vinyl adhesive letters. Verbs are doing words, such as ‘twist’ or ‘fold’, and when they are set randomly into the world on humble rubbish bins, seats and light poles, they also suddenly have a new poetic dimension. The authority of the word is loosened.

Matea Gluscevic - Feel Good Here Now / Manipulate the Waves

Matea Gluscevic (aka Cakey Sportsman) has had an unconventional training (from fine art to fashion, shoe making, dental mouldmaking and competitive bodybuilding), this has led to the development of a hypercontemporary aesthetic (largely informed by digital image manipulation and online subculture). 

The diverse, heterogeneous aesthetic parallels the bizarre, infinitely diverse nature of associative symbols in relation to the construction and representation of identity. As such, Matea’s work manifests as computergenerated imagery and sculptures informed by a conceptual approach to materiality.

Julie Henderson + Jess Nolan

Julie Henderson - The Edge of Where You Are: 

Jess Nolan  - The Edge of Where You Are: 

Sam Howie + Edwina Cooper

Sam Howie + Edwina Cooper - A Painting

Alice Potter + James Geraghty

 Alice Potter

Alice Potter

  James Geraghty

James Geraghty

 Alice Potter

Alice Potter

  James Geraghty

James Geraghty

Alice Potter + James Geraghty - Geraghty vs Potter

Julia Robinson + Olivia Kathigitis

Julia Robinson - Window Beast

Peering through the old Radio Italy bay window into the vacant space within, I was reminded of Duchamp’s final work Étant Donnés; a glimpse of something both unsettling and serene. In response to the space and this passing thought, my work for FELT Public nestles behind the faceted windows offering three viewpoints to passersby. Loosely anthropomorphic and architectural, the work wears its influences on its sleeve but also draws on my burgeoning obsession with folk horror films.

Olivia Kathigitis - Internals

Fear and its apprehension are powerful and destructive. Olivia Kathigitis focusses upon the eroding quality of the mind, and behaviours as consequence to the anxiety.  Through multiple medias, she explores the human behaviours towards death, dying and bereavement. Kathigitis has completed an Honours degree in sculpture at the South Australian School of Art, Architecture & Design and is currently the director of the Format Systems Gallery.

Sera Waters + Jessamy Pollock

Sera Waters - Doormat Collective

The Doormat Collective is a doormat series proclaiming ‘We came’, and arises in response to the ongoing barrage of unwelcome and unwelcoming political rhetoric towards refugees. These mats act as counterpoint by recognising that the majority of Australians share an immigrant past; most of us have been boat people and plane people, either recently or going back generations. Collectively and repeatedly, as a reiterated message on our doorsteps, these mats recognise that we have benefitted from making new and safe homes. I would like to think by remembering this we recognise the need to say ‘welcome’. I hope, with this message in mind, we can spread them to as many doorsteps as possible.

This iteration of the ‘We Came’ mat series has been distributed to many doorsteps along Sturt Street, Adelaide (and a few others nearby), for the FELTpublic exhibition, running from November 20-29 2015. (Note: In the past one was shown in the Ghostscapes exhibition at Fontanelle Gallery, Brompton, 2014).

Jessamy Pollock - Triangle Fold

I am a contemporary jewellery and object designer/maker with a broad practice which includes community art and small public art projects. 

Exploring the design concepts of architects Daniel Libeskind, Peter Davidson and Donald Bates, I have been interpreting their philosophies through my own practice as a contemporary jeweller, whilst taking visual inspiration from patterns and repetition found in both the natural and the build world. My aim is to incorporate all functional elements within my designs to ensure each forms independence as a sculptural object from its function as jewellery. Inspired by architecture, my miniature sculptures will provoke you to shrink with in your imagination and explore the forms internal spaces at an architectural scale.

Laura Wills + Zoe Brooks

 Street Sticker

Street Sticker

Laura Wills + Zoe Brooks - Catch

Catch - a series of site-specific light and colour installations.

Catch is a conversation between light and urban architectural spaces found in a city environment. Perception of space can be directly connected to the way light integrates with it. Here, Laura Wills and Zoe Brooks experiment with catching various sources of artificial and natural light to activate low-fi projection and re-activate space provoking a different atmospheric experience.  

The Tectvs buildings is a site where multiple sources of light can be found. The exterior and interior of the inner city-building inhabits sunlight, artificial and reflected light. By using found and introduced light sources, Wills and Brooks create a site-specific installation that draws attention to the overlooked space of an architectural environment–furthermore transforming it into a performative space of light interaction, wanderlust, colour and ephemerality.