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exhibitions

GERTRUDE STUDIOS PART ONE 2014
17.10.2014 – 15.11.2014

SEAN BAILEY, ROSS COULTER, SARAH CROWEST, JESS JOHNSON, CLAIRE LAMBE, SCOTT MILES, TULLY MOORE and SEAN PEOPLES. 

EXHIBITION DATES: 17 OCTOBER - 15 NOVEMBER
EXHIBITION OPENING: FRIDAY 17 OCTOBER 2014, 6–8PM

Gertrude Contemporary’s 2014 Studio Artists’ exhibition presents new work from the sixteen studio artists at Gertrude Contemporary. This year Gertrude Contemporary is excited to announce the first major change to the program in more than a decade - where previously all 16 studio artists exhibited across one month, the exhibition will now take place across two months, with the studio artists split in to two exhibiting groups. Curated by Shae Nagorcka, this extended exhibition context sets the stage for an expanded survey of contemporary practice at Gertrude Contemporary.

For three decades Gertrude Contemporary’s studio program has been supporting early to mid career contemporary artists. Offering artists a large subsidized studio in our exhibition and studio complex in Fitzroy, the program also provides creative and professional support and advocacy as part of the Gertrude community of artists, curators, writers and audiences.

Gertrude Studios Part One features work across a variety of media including video, sculpture, 3D printing, textiles and photography. Jess Johnson continues to chart points within a shifting reality, with a large wall drawing extending the space into a physical portal to speculative worlds.

Meanwhile, Tully Moore expands his painting practice into the experiential. Combining painting and video, the resulting work is a decayed street level monument, dedicated to the contemporary culture of protest and financial and social disempowerment.

Sarah CrowEST's new series of both textile and painted work expands and manipulates implied meanings and systems. Half heard phrases coalesce to form a structure of meaning-making that tracks form in transition.

Gertrude Studios Part One also features new work from Sean Peoples, Claire Lambe, Sean Bailey, Ross Coulter and Scott Miles. Gertrude Contemporary is also excited to present a series of expanded events for Gertrude Studios Part One and Gertrude Studios Part Two – running across the two month period, artist initiated performances, workshops and even a garage sale will occur throughout Gertrude Contemporary. Details will be announced soon.

The Studio Artists' exhibition remains a lynchpin of Gertrude Contemporary's exhibition program. Held annually since 1988, the Studio Artists' exhibition offers a cross section of contemporary practise in Melbourne, providing a platform for a multiplicity of practices and voices.

Gertrude Contemporary’s Studio Program is generously supported by the Danielle and Daniel Besen Foundation.  


 

 

 

STUDIO 12: AGATHA GOTHE-SNAPE
17.10.2014 – 15.11.2014

FREE SPEAKING

EXHIBITION DATES: 17 OCTOBER - 15 NOVEMBER
EXHIBITION OPENING: FRIDAY 17 OCTOBER 2014, 6–8PM

Material defect, casting fixed pedestal, still the wrong side Angela, closed book, chez lounge, electronic money transfer, opening book, illegal graffiti, ha ha funny exit.

Agatha Gothe-Snape's conceptual practice stems from improvisational performance. Taking on many forms such as prosaic performances (including dance), perfunctory drawings, looped PowerPoint slide shows, workshops, texts (including correspondence, found texts as well as texts of a poetic character), visual scores and collaboratively produced art objects, her work draws upon and records interpersonal and spatio-emotional exchanges around art and art contexts. The material manifestation of Gothe-Snape’s practise often involves paper. Marked by a minimalist idealisation of colour and language and a frontal visual tactility, her work results from agency being given to impulsive responses. Gothe-Snape’s process is without fixed limits and fosters transparency and her work inhabits spaces that are both physical and non-physical. It occupies thresholds that are negotiable, flirting with several things at once. 

Gothe-Snape has exhibited in major institutional exhibitions in Australia. In 2014 she will exhibit in Art as a Verb curated by Charlotte Day at Monash University Museum of Art, FRAMED MOVEMENTS curated by Hannah Mathews at Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, NSW Visual Arts Fellowship for Emerging Artists, at Artspace, NSW, Trace: Performance and its Documents, curated by Bree Richards, at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane and Octopus 14  Nothing Beside Remains curated by Tara McDowell. Previously, she has exhibited in Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Reinventing the Wheel: The Readymade Century, curated by Max Delany with Charlotte Day, Francis E. Parker and Patrice Sharkey at Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; Octopus 13 On This Day Alone, curated by Glenn Barkley, at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (all 2013); Contemporary Australia: Women, curated by Julie Ewington et al at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; MCA Collection Volume 1, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (both 2012); Power to the People, Contemporary Conceptualism and the Object in Art, curated by Hannah Matthews at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2011); Primavera, curated by Katie Dyer at the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney and New 010, curated by Juliana Engberg at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (both 2010).

Gothe-Snape's work is held in a number of public collections in Australia, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney; the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art at the University of Western Australia, Perth; Griffith University Art Collection, Brisbane; Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne; Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

She was the founder of The Cosmic Battle for your Heart (2010-2011) with Mitch Cairns and Kelly Doley and has a long-time collaboration and functional relationship with performer and poet Brian Fuata as WrongSolo (2002 – ongoing). Together with George Egerton-Warburton she is currently programing A4PDF in the doorway to Gertrude Contemporary.