PROJECT SPACE / 31 January to 23 March 2018 (Opening Thursday 22 February 5-7pm)
SPEAKER / Tuesday 13 March 12.30pm-1.30pm
For this newly commissioned exhibition at RMIT Project Space, Just will present an installation of a new series of neon works inspired by the use of feminist hashtags in social media spaces to generate dialogue and attention about the current issue of sexual harassment and violence against women. Focussing on the placement of four key neon phrases, including How I Will Change, upon pastel painted walls, Just’s installation highlights the undercurrent of optimism and inclusion in texts which centre on sharing, solidarity and social transformation.
SPARE ROOM / 31 January to 22 March 2018 (Opening Thursday 22 February 5-7pm)
LIGHTSCAPES / 31 January to 1 April 2018 at the Building 2 Lightwell
Take the leap into the queer digital realm with this extraordinary project that gathers together digital artworks by queer identifying artists from across the globe, presented by QueerTech.io and Midsumma Festival in association with Testing Grounds, ACMI and RMIT:ART:INTERSECT.
Themes emerging from the 2018 selection include digitally-born queer utopias, queer re-imaginings of computer game platforms, and interactive works that extend the digital as a queer prosthesis. The project will feature over twenty artists engaged in making neural networks, augmented reality, computer games, interactive websites and video art.
LIGHTSCAPES / 30 October 2017 to 1 April 2018
Hive is a series of photographic works shot throughout RMIT’s New Academic Street, a large area of the University that is currently undergoing a major reconstruction and transformation.
LIGHTSCAPES / 30 October 2017 to 1 April 2018 at Knox Place
Forming a part of the 2017 Graduate Exhibition for the Master of Arts – Art in Public Space this series of images represents works undertaken in the public realm by five of our recent Graduates: Luping Chen, Grace Leone, Jasmine Pilcher, Julie Stevens and Lyndall Watson.
Candidates explore the public realm in keeping with their arts practice and research interests. These images present a curated mapping of the research journey undertaken in a range of public contexts that engage in conversations around borders, cities and construction, affect and immersion, infrastructure and memory.
Born in Bandung, West Java, on 28 January 1958
Tisna Sanjaya graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB, Bandung Institute of Technology) in 1986, and finished his post graduate studies at DAAD Stipendium in Germany in 1998. Actively exhibiting, his work has been in Solo and group exhibitions, locally and abroad at Sahmat Memorial Trust Exhibition in New Delhi, India in 1997, ‘Against Impunity’ in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1999, Venice Biennale in Italy in 2003, and Gwangju Biennale, Korea in 2004. His painting was among the ten best in the Phillip Morris Indonesia Art Awards 1995 and 1997, he also won awards from Sapporo International Print, Japan in 1998.
Bakhtyar Kaftan is the recipient of the 2018 studio residency award and will be travelling to the Gurodong Studio in Gurodong, Seoul, South Korea. Bakhtyar’s residency will conclude with a solo exhibition at the Sangmyung University Gallery, Space Zero Gallery.
Isabel Nuño de Buen (Mexico City, 1985*) is an artist working in the fields of sculpture and drawing. Her sprawling, fragmentary, large-scale sculptural installations are built with inexpensive materials such as cardboard, papier maché, plaster and steel to create what resemble outsized maquettes of a decidedly lyrical nature.
Jarryd Cooper is the recipient of the 2018 studio residency award and will be travelling to the Leipzig International Art Programme (LIA), located in the historic and thriving Spinnerei art complex in Leipzig, Germany. Jarryd's residency will conclude with a solo exhibition at the Australian Embassy in Berlin.
Aoife Coleman is one of the recipients of the 2018 Honours Travelling Scholarship, an award which is generously supported by RMIT University School of Art. Aoife will be travelling to Iceland to attend a remote art school for three months and will be undertaking a series of workshops specialising in conceptual performance, spatial and sound art practice.
Penelope Moye is one of the recipients of the 2018 Honours Travelling Scholarship, an award which is generously supported by RMIT University School of Art. Penelope plans to travel to the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Italy to undertake research focused on the initiation of a project at the intersection of art and psychoanalysis. The intended travel will allow Penelope to develop and deepen her research into the confluence of psychoanalytic theory and processes and her art practice. As she intends to continue studying and practicing in both areas, the trip will allow Penelope to visit and investigate the prominent institutions of art and psychoanalysis in Europe where it may be possible to continue her studies at a post-graduate level.
Helen Grogan is the 2018 recipient of the Austrian Arts Residency Exchange.
Madeleine Thornton-Smith is the recipient of the 2018 studio residency award at the RMIT SITUATE studios in Melbourne. Madeleine's residency will conclude with a solo exhibition at RMIT’s SPARE ROOM gallery in 2019.
SPARE ROOM / 17 August to 27 September (Opening Thursday 16 August 2018)
Felicity Griffin is a recipient of the 2018 RMIT:ART:INTERSECT Curatorial Internship. The Curatorial Internship is a six-month internship which concludes with an exhibition of current RMIT School of Art Honours and Masters of Fine Art students, curated by the intern.
Drew Pettifer is the recipient of the 2018 Taiwanese Arts Residency Exchange. Drew's residency project aims to reveal some of the hidden histories around the ongoing marriage equality and queer rights debates in Taiwan through archival research, collaborations and interviews. In 2017 the Constitutional Court in Taiwan ruled current marriage laws unconstitutional and gave parliament two years to amend them. Australia’s recent marriage equality debate shares some similarities with that in Taiwan, offering a unique opportunity for discourse, exchange and reflection. The outcome of the residency will take the form of photographs, video interviews, documents and, where available, objects that inform this history. A secondary strand of the project will focus on taking photographs in the landscape of the Kuandu region, including the hot spring culture of the Beitou area.