February 2009

MICHAEL CARVER

GALLERY 3 SILENT PAST MICHAEL CARVER Silent Past is a glimpse into the history of the unnoccupied buildings at the Abbottsford Convent. The images were all shot on a large… Continue reading

December 2008

MAKE BELIEVE

GALLERY 1 MAKE BELIEVE C3 PROJECTS Sapna Chandu – Jazmina Cininas – Adam Cruickshank – Laura Delaney – Racheal Feery – Rona Green – Lucas Grogan – Adrian Hogan –… Continue reading

CATHERINE CLOVER

GALLERY 2 蟎 MAN INSECT CATHERINE CLOVER 蟎 Man Insect continues a kind of interspecies conversation first explored in an installation ay Austral Avenue, Brunswick in July 2007. For that exhibition the… Continue reading

JON BUTT

GALLERY 3 DECADENT BEHAVIORAL PATTERNS JON BUTT CONVENT STUDIO PROGRAM Decadent Behavioral Patterns is an exhibition of extraordinarily detailed, large-scale drawings that focus on the decorative excesses of ornamentation within… Continue reading

November 2008

VIVIAN COOPER SMITH

GALLERY 1 SPACE A TAKING UP COUNTRY VIVIAN COOPER SMITH Hey, somebody out there, listen to my last prayer
Hi-ho silver-o, deliver me from nowhere – Bruce Springsteen ‘State Trooper’ This… Continue reading

ERNESTO RIOS

GALLERY 1 SPACE B EL GRAN LINDER ERNESTO RIOS (MEXICO) El Gran LIDER (The Great Leader) is the name of a hugely popular underground band in Mexico. Unknown in the… Continue reading

MARS DRUM

GALLERY 1 PROJECT ROOM MASK MARS DRUM The commonality discovered between Burka Woman and Ned Kelly extends far beyond simple dress code. Both have experienced extreme oppression, racism and injustice… Continue reading

2008 CONVENT STUDIOS SALON SHOW

GALLERY 2+3 THE 2008 CONVENT STUDIO SALON SHOW CONVENT STUDIO ARTISTS Serving as the mother-house of the Sister’s of the Good Shepherd in Australasia for 112 years, the Abbotsford Convent… Continue reading

October 2008

PROPOSITION 4 PROPOSITION

GALLERY 1 SPACE A + B PROPOSITION 4 PROPOSITION Masha Makarova, Laura Delaney, Angela Thirlwell, Debora Varjak, Kirst Hulm and Wanda Gillespie This group of artists come from diverse creative… Continue reading

JASON MALING

GALLERY 1 PROJECT ROOM NOTES FROM THE VORTICIST JASON MALING The Vorticist has been described as a quack, quark, bullshit artist, shit magician, and surveyor of parallel dimensions. Maling would… Continue reading