PROJECT SPACE / Friday 6 April to Thursday 10 May 2018 (Book Launch Thursday 5 April 5-7pm, with opening remarks by Prof. Daniel Palmer)
RMIT:ART:INTERSECT presents the Australian launch of ISLAND, a new publication project created by Ian Strange. This is a companion to his body of photographic work of the same name created in the USA between 2015 and 2018. This limited edition publication will be exclusively available at the launch and will be exhibited alongside photographic works, artefacts and drawings from the ISLAND series.
ISLAND is published by PAMPAM Press with the support of Ian Strange Studio, Australia Council for the Arts and the Australian Cultural Fund.
LIGHTSCAPES / 4 April to 22 July 2018 at Knox Place, Rodda Lane and the Building 2 Lightwell
Each year INTERSECT showcases a selection of exceptional work from the School of Art's most recent graduating students in the LIGHTSCAPES. Located across all three LIGHTSCAPES Sites, Highlights provides these artists a pathway to exhibit in public space immediately after graduation.
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.
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.
SITUATE / 7 April to 1 June 2018
PROJECT SPACE / 18 May to 21 June 2018 (Opening Thursday 17 May 5-7pm)
Chien-Ju Chia is the recipient of the 2018 Taiwanese Arts Residency Exchange, supported by RMIT University and the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts. During her residency in Melbourne, Chien-Ju will explore particular everyday objects to find a link between the city and its people in order to capture a single colour that represents Melbourne. Through a period of observation and exploration, she aims to find the particular visual impact of a city which in turn stimulates a specific sense of place.
SPEAKER / Tuesday 24 April 2018, 12.30pm at RMIT Building 12, Level 7, Room 2
Artist, DJ and musician Betty Apple will present an artist talk on her practice and philosophy as a contemporary Taiwanese performer.
SITUATE / 1 May to 12 May 2018
SITE EIGHT / 9 May to 24 May 2018 (Opening Thursday 10 May 5 - 7pm)
SPEAKER/ 9 May 2018 7:30 - 8:30pm at RMIT Building 80, Level 2, Room 7
The first one-person exhibition in Australia of work by the London-based artist David Batchelor. For the past twenty five years, Batchelor has been exploring the strange complexities of colour in works that encompass sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, photography and animation. He has also published a number of books and essays on colour, including Chromophobia (2000). In this exhibition Batchelor will show over one hundred drawings, together with photographs, some new animations, and a group of sculptures made during his visit to Melbourne.
SPARE ROOM / 18 May to 21 June 2018 (Opening Thursday 17 May 5-7pm, with opening remarks by Peter Westwood)
Lucie McIntosh's exhibition and research based practice explores the politics surrounding notions of the image and the materialities of the photographic ‘image object’. McIntosh engages with themes of knowledge, perception and representation, reflecting upon the nature of seeing by building relationships between viewers, objects and space.
SITE EIGHT / 13 to 28 June 2018 (Opening Thursday 14 June 2018)
Julian Cobb 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.
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.
SPARE ROOM / 17 August to 27 September 2018 (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.
SITUATE / 10 July to 3 September 2018
Siegmund Skalar is a guest of SITUATE as a part of the SITUATE Austrian Arts Residency Exchange.
Skalar's photographic works often focus on assembling different pictorial objects to create a small typography. Documenting everyday things and putting them into a new perspective. Finding society’s underlying structures.
Helen Grogan is the 2018 recipient of the Austrian Arts Residency Exchange.
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.
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.