RECENT Exhibitions

Fallen Fruit presents 'Fruit Machine'

- Black Box Projects, 2014

28 June to 12 July

An ongoing project in which teenagers (age 12 to 17) are recorded on video eating a variety of fruit. A study in how we actually eat, the portraits range from graceful to awkward and comical, as the teenagers navigate what they quickly come to realize is a not-so-simple task.

Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Since 2013, David and Austin have continued the collaborative work. Fallen Fruit began by mapping fruit trees growing on or over public property in Los Angeles. The collaboration has expanded to include serialized public projects and site-specific installations and happenings in various cities around the world.

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Collectors

- An excerpt from the private collection of Gordon Elliott, 2014

17 June to 12 July

"I like collecting both established and emerging artists and feel that my connection with the art is the important issue... Art works find their own place in our home."

- Gordon Elliott, 2013

Artwork by Rick Amor, Peter Booth, John Coburn, Stephen Glassborow, James Gleeson, John Kelly, Alex Kosmas, Euan MacLeod, Noel McKenna, Anne Ross, Terry Stringer and Ross Watson.

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Collectors

- An excerpt from the private collection of Jeff Hinch, 2014

17 June to 12 July

"I could not imagine living in a house with blank walls... my collection is how I can express myself, it is a representation of who I am."

- Jeff Hinch, 2013

Artwork by Joel Bliss, Robert Boynes, Will Coles, Fiona Fenech, Sarah Field, Todd Fuller, James Guppy, Carol Murphy, Anne Ross, Amanda Schulz, Marc Standing, Kylie Stillman and Lezlie Tilley.

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Leslie Oliver

- Walking Sticks - Crooks, Staves and Scepters, 2014

20 May to 14 June

As a person ultimately drawn to making sculpture, I have always enjoyed a direct connection to simple physical objects. As a boy I had pet stones and took delight in feeling their weight and smooth cool surface in my hand. I also went on many walks and hiking camps and would find myself a special stick to carry and befriend. Around a campfire I would decorate it with burn marks made with hot wire. I was also brought up on the stories of Moses and had images of his staff parting the waters or turning into a serpent. All these things play a part in the my personal pleasure of making ‘walking sticks’.

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Helen Mueller

- ships in the night, 2014

20 May to 14 June

Humble pods pass us by unnoticed, to deliver their cargo of life. They are like ships in the night. Once spent, they vanish, their beauty and importance unacknowledged. In making this work, I wanted to halt their disappearance, pay them close attention, and celebrate their wonder.

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Head On Photo Festival presents Prizes for Multimedia

- Black Box Projects, 2014

13 May to 7 June

The Head On Prize for Fine Art and Documentary Multimedia is the newest prize that forms part of the acclaimed Head On Awards which are the centrepiece of Head On Photo Festival.

Head On is Australia’s largest photography festival celebrating excellence in all genres from photo-artists from across the globe and provides a major platform for discovering new talent, re-discovering established artists and exploring new technologies and ideas.

The Festival is presented by Head On Foundation, a not-for- profit organisation that aims to promote photo-art, encourage excellence and innovation and raise awareness of important issues through the art of photography.

www.headon.com.au

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