LIGHTSCAPES / 23 July to 18 November 2018 at Bld 2 Lightwell
This project interrogates the complexities of translating the ‘self’ through the materials of photographic practice. How does the ‘self’ behave as it is transformed into light and travels through the lens, as it is broken and re-made to become a photographic self-portrait? What does it mean to become a photograph, and how do we collaborate with the materials of the world–space, time, light–in doing so? This project aims to reconsider the boundaries between human/nonhuman, self/other, memory/imagination when becoming photographic self-portraits.
LIGHTSCAPES / 23 July to 18 November 2018 at Rodda Lane
These photographs are taken from a larger collection of urban observational landscape studies from Australia and abroad. These moments aim to capture the ever-evolving relationships between people and their surroundings, retracing the way in which culture becomes embedded in place through modern life and tradition.
SITUATE / 1 September to 26 November 2018 at Eastside International Los Angeles, United States of America
Phebe Schmidt is the recipient of the 2018 studio residency award at Eastside International Los Angeles (ESXLA). Phebe 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 / 3 September to 2 December 2018
SPARE ROOM / 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.
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.