ARTLABPROJECT 2 UNFORM is the second in a series of annual exhibitions which present the work of 5 contemporary artists. ARTLABPROJECT provides a forum for new curatorial and artistic practise and promotes opportunities for emerging artists to present new work within a critical and supportive context.
The multi media works in UNFORM explore the energetic character of 21st century travel with its mingling of transitory impressions, mental maps and streams of consciousness leading to feelings of freedom. All the artists in UNFORM derive their images from wide ranging travels in and out of the urban space and landscape. The works reflect the sensory response to the notion of the journey. Each artist reproduces the spaces they visit in the form of topographical recollections in response to an abstract experience.
The open question of how one makes ones art in relation to a set of experiences, sensations and responses is at the core of each artists practise in UNFORM. The diversity of outcomes range from video works and drawing through to painting and text.
Robert Mangion is the curator of the ARTLABPROJECT and is a committee member and coordinator of Kings Artist Run Initiative. He has been exhibiting in solo and group shows in Australia and overseas since graduating with honours from RMIT in 1988. Robert developed and is currently running the Artways project at the Footscray Community Arts Centre and is lecturing in cultural theory and cross art practise at Victoria University.