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to Jun 23


Jessie Adams | Penn (The Kiss)

Jessie Adams | Penn (The Kiss)

Opening: Friday 14th June 6.00-9.00pm Including a performance by NQW at 7.30 pm

Exhibition: 14th June - 23rd June

Pink: a colour once used to enforce gender conformity, now reclaimed as soft power. Moving away from simplistic, capitalist stereotypes such as princesses and Barbie dolls, the colour pink is being utilised as a method of resistance.

The subjects of this photoseries use pink as a tool to express themselves and, for some, a tactic to display their queerness. Pink is becoming a way for everyone on the gender spectrum to push back against oppressive expectations.

 Cee, one of the exhibition's subjects, is a queer non-binary writer, researcher and performance artist. They use pink to interrogate gender “I don’t remember consciously seeing somebody dressed head to toe in pink and thinking, ‘that’s how I want to present,’" they said, "but when I dyed my hair pink for the first time something clicked into place. It felt like a bit of a ‘fuck you’ to all of the preconceived notions people have of my gender. The pink colour blocking came pretty soon after that. The more thought I put into curating my outfits around the colour, the more powerful I felt.”

Pink is pretty, pink is punk.

Pink is visibility - it is a means to take power, tell our stories and represent our community. Pink is a banner.

Soft Power is a print-based exhibition of digital inkjet portraits and a corresponding risograph zine by emerging Melbourne artist Jessie Adams. The prints and the zine explore the psychological, political and personal interpretations of the colour pink, as used by a diverse group of individuals.

Come to the show, wear pink,

and get your pink portrait taken.

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FORAGE | Tenfold Textile Collective
to Apr 28

FORAGE | Tenfold Textile Collective

Opening: 12th April 6-9pm

Exhibition: 12th-28th April

Tenfold Textile Collective has created a series of works that explore the possibilities of materials that can be foraged from the urban environment. In contemporary society our instincts to forage are redirected, leaving us disconnected from our local environment. Here, the artists have searched their own surroundings and utilised naturally grown, locally produced or found discarded objects, from which to create their art.

Forage prompts the artists to interrogate what survives, transforms, thrives or perishes in our local urban ecosystem, redirecting and re-sharpening our sensitivities to our world. The pieces demonstrate how a textile-based practice evokes an acute alertness to the frailties of modern life – over-production, over-consumption and a throwaway culture.

Forage invites the viewer to take a closer look at their own environment – to see what is being grown locally or made on a small scale, what materials can be used in a new way – to mourn what is lost and stand in awe at what endures.

Tenfold Textile Collective is a group of ten emerging artists who draw inspiration from encouraging, challenging and supporting each other’s practices.

Some, or all, of the group exhibits together on a regular basis amplifying their voices and inviting others into their stories.

Each artist brings different aesthetics, techniques and life experiences to their shared love of textiles and commitment to social justice and sustainability – themes that recur in their groups shows. The group’s work is process driven – where the acts of making and exploring, and the experience of creating are outcomes in themselves.

Tenfold Textile Collective’s aim is to continue to learn and develop together, alongside their individual practices, and to be part of the movement bringing contemporary textile art to a wider audience.

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to Apr 7



Opening: Friday March 22nd 6.30 - 9 pm

Exhibition: 22nd March - 7th April

Noah Spivak’s Fixed Not Forgotten  offers no personal  autobiography. His current processes isolate, break and reconstitute the materials that compose photographs, producing versions of the photographic that present audiences with the distance that can exist between a physical object and a study of visual re-presentation. The artist’s fascination with the human senses, the ambiguity of the everyday and the space in which the art experience occurs culminate in a body of work that explore how we experience the small phenomena of the reality we inhabit.

Rather than presenting pictures, Spivak presents “objects” that revel in chemical photography’s elusive nuances. Despite the popularity of the camera today and the influx of photographs being taken on a daily basis, there seems to be an almost ignorance to the medium’s history. It is this unfamiliarity that Spivak aims to explore and highlight.

Spivak is a Melbourne based artist who has exhibited locally and internationally. Spivak studied at the Cooper Union School of Art, New York and receive a Bachelor of Fine Art from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver in 2015.

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to Mar 17


Opening: 8th March 6-9pm

Exhibition: 8-17th March

My paintings explore ideas of representation and our altered visual culture in an age of digital technology and imagery. Modern life is continuously bombarded by visual information relayed by screens, digital media and technology.

This information is reflected back at us, usually in small glimpses, revealing a shattered and splintered view of reality. We consume this reality through our eyes as we survey the limitless geometry of the screen and the flattened image 

 We are unaware of the effect that the myriad of images has on our ability to perceive and discern our way through the accumulated, visual detritus. Instead we are caught in the midst of this wave and blinded by our insatiable desire for visual stimulation. 

This visual detritus is akin to the notion of jouissance as a political factor. Whereby, the imposed ideology does not operate as a mere system of representation, but as visceral gratification - an ideology enjoyed despite what the subject morally claims. 

 My paintings respond to this state in a fragmented, almost schizophrenic way, while subverting the notions of representation and perception. These graphic images thus portray how jouissance returns to the subject not as discourse or as system of representation but rather by associating itself with the locus of the Other. 

The intensity of my response is heightened by painting’s ability to reject the recognizable tropes of digital media while still appropriating its visual language.

Glitches, split-screen images and saturated colour are liberated from the screen and relocated into paintings, which provide a somewhat disjointed interpretation of our current visual engagement and preoccupation.  

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re:CREATE | graduate show from the NCAT CREATE course 2018
to Mar 4

re:CREATE | graduate show from the NCAT CREATE course 2018

Deb Ladd

Opening: Friday 15 February 6-8pm

Exhibition: 15 February - 3rd March


The graduate show from the NCAT Create (2018) Certificate III in Visual Arts.

The show features 29 artists ranging in age and experience who employ a variety of genres and mediums. The work represents the personal creative journey of each artist over the duration of the course.

re: CREATE attempts to bring these individual creative journeys together into a cohesive show around personal experience and the similarities and differences that lie within each artistic journey, and how are personal experiences shape our art.



Andrea McLoughlin

Ange Kelly

Ange Stock

Ann-Maree Gentile

Bec Yule

Briar Jasper-Batson

Celia Roberts

Daniela Zimmermann

Deb Ladd

Deb Parfitt

Donna Broadbent

Emma Fulgenzi

Gina Grant

Janece Callaway

Jo Shanahan

Kirsten Dunkley

Lynne Patatsos

Marcia Rolfs

Mary-Lou Pittard

Meg Fennessy

Megan Tsen

Nicky Cross

Natalie Soo

Sarah Anthony

Sarah Doyle

Susan Davies

Tash Bailey

Vair Buchanan

Yumi McKey

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