24 November - 11 December 2010: RESIST

24 November - 11 December 2010: RESIST

RESIST: 2010 RMIT PRINTMAKING GRADUATE EXHIBITION The 2010 RMIT Printmaking Graduate Exhibition RESIST plays with the notions of process, materiality and politics. This selection of 2010 graduate work displays a wide range of concepts and media that participate in current debates of gender, globalisation, identity and sustainability.   Mari Adams   Participating artists: Alanna Clarkson Anna Topalidou Brooke…

3 November - 20 November 2010: Taryn Lee-Steere - It Is Bad Luck To Die

3 November - 20 November 2010: Taryn Lee-Steere - It Is Bad Luck To Die

Gallery 2 Taryn Lee-Steere’s exhibition features small-scale sculptures and relief work  that engage on an intimate level with the aftermath of loss. Produced during a  period of reflection on the processes of grief, these hand-carved, polished and fused sculptures are the physical materialisation of complex emotional terrain. As Lee-Steere notes, ‘While the underlying concepts of…

13 October - 30 October 2010: Robyn Base - Accidents Near My House

13 October - 30 October 2010: Robyn Base - Accidents Near My House

Gallery 3 Robyn Base’s new sculptural installations of glass, plastics, silicon, wood and sand are compiled of fragments of wrecked cars and vehicles collected from the sites of minor traffic accidents around her home. Illuminated from behind, the shrine-like light-boxes encourage detailed examination for clues and evidence. Every fragment is visible but the narrative remains elusive. The…

13 October - 30 October 2010: Caroline Kennedy-McCracken + Fleur Summers - Shapeshifting

13 October - 30 October 2010: Caroline Kennedy-McCracken + Fleur Summers - Shapeshifting

Gallery 1 Shapeshifting brings together a selection of sparsely utopian imaginings by Caroline Kennedy-McCracken and Fleur Summers. Summers’ elegant, tonal work often uses recycled cardboard to model real and imagined natural constructs. Her new works on paper, ingeniously made from packing tape and little else, moves between formal exercises in space, distance and expression, and narratives…

22 September - 9 October 2010: Judith Cobb - Flight Path

22 September - 9 October 2010: Judith Cobb - Flight Path

Gallery 3 In Judith Cobb’s new exhibition of small-scale oil paintings, everyday objects  take on new psychological and emotional dimensions  through the use of altered colour and perspective. As Cobb has noted, ‘Flight Pathimplements the perspective viewpoint of aerial reconnaissance; an approach, a descent or a view from above earth. The viewer’s aerial suspension gives a…

22 September - 9 October 2010: Phil Roubin - Left Behind

22 September - 9 October 2010: Phil Roubin - Left Behind

Gallery 2 This exhibition of new photographs by Phil Roubin details the traces of life left behind in abandoned homes. Worn carpet, broken blinds and fragmented windows testify to years of occupation, while scattered possessions tell something of the nature of inhabitants once present. Awash with natural light, Roubin’s images seek to energise spaces that otherwise…

22 September - 9 October 2010: Kirsty Fletcher - Cat and Mouse

22 September - 9 October 2010: Kirsty Fletcher - Cat and Mouse

Gallery 1 Kirsty Fletcher makes small-scale cardboard sculptures and collage relief works, often using reclaimed packaging and ephemera including met-cards, beer cartons, cardboard boxes and salvaged objects. Despite the inert and flimsy nature of her materials, Kirsty’s works often feature kinetic, moving parts. In this exhibition, cardboard mice run wild in a hall of waving ‘Lucky’…