LIGHTSCAPES / 7 December 2018 to 18 February 2019 at Rodda Lane, Lightwell and Knox Place
For this Lightscapes exhibition, Yuting (Tia) Shen, Zan Griffith, Jessie Stanley and Mengjie Ying present images celebrating and documenting their 2018 MAPS research projects. The graduating students engaged with a range of location based responses to city, urban and regional sites exploring performance in temporary autonomous zones; projection and installation works, geology and deep time; land and earthworks; and the tensions between public and liminal spaces. These projects connect to MAPS key concerns with site, location, performativity, materiality, urbanism, land, politics, democracy and ethics through the exploration of public and social practice, public and social spaces.
SITUATE / 21 January to 4 April 2019
Rosie Gunzberg is the recipient of a 2019 studio residency award at the RMIT SITUATE studios in Melbourne.
PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM / 31 January to 2 March (Opening Thursday 31 January 5-7pm)
This exhibition, curated by Dr Ray Cook and Dr Alison Bennett, considers camp to be an unstable suite of strategies available to the non-mainstream. Working models of camp become tools for artists, individuals and communities alike to negotiate assertive pathways through marginalisation.
SITUATE / 18 February to 7 April
PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM / 22 March to 13 April (Opening Thursday 21 March 5-7pm)
Thomas Rentmeister is a leading German artist who lives and works in Berlin. He is Professor at the Braunschweig Hochschule fur Bildende Kunst and studied at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf. He has exhibited in solo shows at the Kunstmuseum, Bonn; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; the Centraal Museum, Utrecht; and the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne. Rentmeister's works are in the collections of numerous museums, including the Kunstwegen, Nordhorn; MARTa, Herford; the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; the Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach; and the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam.
SITUATE / 1 March to 24 May 2019 at Leipzig International Artist Residency Program (LIA), Leipzig, Germany
Jordan Grant is the recipient of the 2019 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. Jordan’s residency will conclude with a solo exhibition at the Australian Embassy in Berlin.
SPEAKER / Thursday 21 March 12.30- 1.30pm at RMIT Building 80, Level 3, Room 15
| 'sindikit | is a project space created to support experimental work, to promote practice-based research, and to foster art-centered conversations.
The | ‘sindikit | project is a creative, self-funded endeavor that emphasizes and extends our collaborative practices as artists and educators. Our interest in the intersections of art, community and education makes it crucial for us to work both in and outside of the University system. The pursuit of ‘sindikit is to foster community conversations among cultural producers, local and national visual artists, and arts allies that have a stake in discussing socio-political and cultural issues.
SPEAKER / TMonday 1 April 12.30-1.30pm at RMIT Building 94, Level 1, Room 11
Hoda Afshar explores the nature and possibilities of documentary image-making. Working across photography and moving-image, the Melbourne-based artist considers the representation of gender, marginality and displacement. In her artworks, Afshar employs processes that disrupt traditional image-making practices, play with the presentation of imagery, or merge aspects of conceptual, staged and documentary photography.
SPEAKER / Thursday 11 April 6.00-7.00pm at RMIT Building 94, Level 1, Room 6
Jozef Cseres (b. 1961) lectures on aesthetics and the philosophy of music, visual arts and intermedia at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.
SITUATE / 22 April to 17 June 2019 at Gurodong Studio, Seoul, South Korea
Josh Peters is the recipient of the 2018 studio residency award and will be travelling to the Gurodong Studio in Gurodong, Seoul, South Korea.
SITUATE / 22 April to 14 July 2019
Garry Moore is the recipient of a 2019 studio residency award at the RMIT SITUATE studios in Melbourne.
SITUATE / 6 May to 7 July 2019
Kate McWilliam is the recipient of a 2019 studio residency award at the RMIT SITUATE studios in Melbourne.
SITUATE / 3 September to 2 December 2018
SPARE ROOM / 7 June to 6 July 2019
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.
SITUATE / 22 July to 15 September 2018
PROJECT SPACE / 30 August to 28 September 2018 (Opening Thursday 29 August 5-7pm)
After water, sand is the most extracted natural material by humans, our society is built on it (quite literally) and contrary to what is thought, it is also a limited material whose extraction from the bottom of rivers and oceans is causing irreparable damages in nature. The interdisciplinary project Vestiges investigates the insatiable demand of sand, as well as its socio-political and environmental consequences. More specifically, “Vestiges” will focus on Victoria’s landscape, and this region’s sand mining history. What can the use of sand tell us about the relationship between humankind and nature?
Enar de Dios Rodriguez is a guest of SITUATE as a part of the 2019 SITUATE Austrian Arts Residency Exchange.
SITUATE / 1 August to 24 October 2019 at Eastside International Los Angeles, United States of America
Keith Clancy is the recipient of the 2019 studio residency award at Eastside International Los Angeles (ESXLA). Keith will undertake a three-month studio residency at ESXLA, located in the Brewery art colony complex in Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles. This award has been generously supported by Eastside International Los Angeles.
SITUATE / 20 August to 28 October 2018
Katie Lee is the 2019 recipient of the Austrian Arts Residency Exchange.
SITUATE / 9 September to 1 December 2019
Isabel Buck is the recipient of a 2019 studio residency award at the RMIT SITUATE studios in Melbourne.
SITUATE / September to November 2019
Sara Retallick is one of the recipients of the 2019 Honours Travelling Scholarship, an award which is generously supported by RMIT University School of Art.
SITUATE / 30 October to 22 December 2019
Camila Quintero is the recipient of a 2019 studio residency award at the RMIT SITUATE studios in Melbourne.