New exhibition opens 16th May 2018 - 6-8pm | Runs until 10th June
Knock Off presents faux/fabricated objects of Australiana whilst referencing the term “knocking off” from the work site. The exhibition invites patrons to take part in a sausage sizzle and consider what fuels the fire that is the ocker male stereotype in Australian society.
Trudy Moore uses paper and charcoal to make three-dimensional impressions and two-dimensional studies of objects and architecture. Through this work she explores a space between drawing and sculpture and considers notions of transformation, abstraction and memory in relation to human experience.
The Rock Hunters is a photographic series inspired by the shared hobby of artist Lauren Bamford’s grandparents, Bonnie and Roy in the 1960’s and 70’s, and the town of Lightning Ridge. The work is a result of Bamford’s experience of ‘fossicking’ through their home and discovering these treasures in unsuspecting places - gold nuggets wrapped up in tissues, amethysts in old cigarette tins.
Memory is inadequate but by making it physical it becomes more inadequate.
A discrepancy between the order of events in a story and the order in which they are presented in the plot. Flashback or flashforward.
The state or condition of being chronologically out of place.
A Midsummer Day’s Dream was made primarily on location in the landscape. Nelson began work on one sheet of paper, using ink, and then the work expanded, sheet by sheet, over months, then introduced collage, and studio-based reconfigurations. A Midsummer Day’s Dream is both an observed response to nature as well as imagined.
Watch This Space – James Voller
Launch to coincide with c3’s May exhibition opening. Wednesday 16th May from 6-8pm. Works in situ 16 May – 10 June 2018
Watch This Space is a four part photographic installation that examines the effect of population increases and gentrification in and around Abbotsford and the inner city. The work places imagery of ubiquitous apartment blocks around the exterior of c3 and the main Convent building. Watch This Space generates’ the illusion of apartment blocks emerging from the building’s facade, echoing the historic failed bid to convert the entire Abbotsford Convent site into apartments and private residential zones. This work aims to create a conversation about how Melbourne will change during the rapid population increases expected over the next thirty years. As the city’s communities grow and change, so too will the buildings in which Melbournians live. Will other heritage and community spaces like the Convent have to shift and adapt as a result?
This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and by the Abbotsford Convent Foundation’s c3 Contemporary Art Space.