RECENT Exhibitions

Glen Clarke

- Into the Piguenit Redux, 2016

19 March to 14 April

'Into the Piguenit, Redux' revisits a work first exhibited in Hobart 1996. Through the exploitation of disparate materials, this site-specific installation challenges our senses and addresses contemporary issues of how we respond to landscape, time and space. This consideration is achieved through a hauntingly provocative yet contemplative comparison of the pristine Australian bush landscape with the demise of war torn landscapes and zones of conflict, such as Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan etc. and more explicitly the Temple of Baalshamin in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.

Though his artworks pull audiences in with their intricacy, beauty and attention to detail, the motivation behind Clarke's work is a concern for human welfare. More specifically, Clarke has been involved with and inspired by Project Renew for some 14 years, a not for profit, Vietnamese mine risk education and UXO removal and demolition organisation.

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Sue Healey, 'On View'

- Black Box Projects, 2016

19 March to 14 April

Concerned with the act of seeing and being seen, 'On View' presents video and live portraits of Australian dance artists. The work dissects the body with an analytical intimacy, as it explores the dimensions of portraiture and how we view each other. It exposes diverse ways of thinking through the body.

Special performances will occur at times throughout the exhibition period.

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Lorraine Guddemi

- Raspirical Things, 2016

20 February to 17 March

"Using the language of the magical and talismanic, Raspirical Things are a collection of sculptural forms that explore the ephemeral nature of female desirability. As beauty must inevitably succumb to age, society's perception of female worth becomes an ever diminishing currency that often renders women invisible. Harnessing the fragility and bone like quality of porcelain, these forms express this poignant loss of beauty and celebrate the ensuing liberation from the conformity of male desire."
- Lorraine Guddemi (photo by Simon Grimes)

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C.Moore Hardy

- Sydney, Sex & Subculture (historical, hysterical, & happy recollections of the queer community), 2016

20 February to 17 March

I have always wanted to leave a legacy that enhances another generation?s understanding of the Sydney Queer Community. Over the last thirty-five years, I have worked extensively as a freelance commercial photographer and voluntarily in cultural development positions for Lesbian and Gay community groups. I attempted to create images that engaged in an erotic dialogue reconstructing a visual narrative, and have followed the battles, rallies, sorrow, resilience and diversity of the queer community. This exhibition will explore my archival and documentary-style photography, endeavouring to celebrate all things queer.

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Todd Fuller, 'Insubstantial Love Stories'

- Black Box Projects, 2016

20 February to 17 March

Todd Fuller?s newest animation, ?Unite project?, is a participatory artwork surveying a range of responses to marriage equality. Fuller supplied members of the public with black + white stills from the film depicting two men engaged in a passionate kiss. The participants were encouraged to respond to the image by colouring in the figures with the resulting images complied into a hand drawn animation.

'This work extends my collaboration with Amy Hill (2008), which investigated the consequences of language on a young queer community, as well as more recent work that has subtly raised sexual-political issues.'

You can still contribute to the ?Unite Project? by dropping in to the Gallery for a colouring-in session for adults on Saturday 5 March from 12-2pm, as part of Art Month Sydney. Visitors are invited to sit and respond to the work through drawing, colouring, writing or collage. To date, over 300 people have completed their own frames which have been scanned and inserted into the ?Unite Project - 1st Generation'.

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Tanmaya Bingham at Gallery 263, Massachusetts

- 'On the Body', curated by Ruth Erickson

11 February to 12 March

Tanmaya Bingham's work is on display in Massachusetts at Gallery 263 for the exhibition 'On the Body'. This national juried show has been selected by Ruth Erickson, Associate Curator at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.