PROJECT SPACE / 11 February to 7 March 2008
Selected Gold and Silversmithing 1961-2007
PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM / 14 March - 4 April 2008
Digital Remembering is a multiple video installation experience, exploring the themes of memory, place and identity. The work of six video installation artists is featured, each taking the viewer on a separate yet integrated journey. The works are dynamic, interactive and reflective and feature such diverse images as the Melbourne urban landscape, Victoria in the fifties and the Berlin Wall.
PROJECT SPACE / 11 April to 2 May 2008
A house is a place with geographic coordinates. It is a material constellation of objects and artefacts and functions like a machine consuming energy. Home is a metaphor as well as a place infused with a sense of belonging, memories, tensions, fun and social meanings. It is filled with our everyday stories. Genetic algorithms, video and photography are used by three artists to present their interpretations of houses and homes.
PROJECT SPACE / 9 May to 30 May 2008
Simultaneously grandiose and myopic in vision, The Mars Project lays bare many of the foibles, vanities and aspirations of humankind. Tapping into primordial hopes and fears, the dream to make Mars a life-sustaining planet possibly connects us to our past more than it does to our future.
PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM / 6 June to 27 June 2008
Between renovation and negation, Redrawing is a practice-in-progress. Using contingency as both structure and technology, each artist working in Redrawing produces change in the meaning of the system in which their model originates, by the addition of their own dependency. Redrawing asks whether there can be any sustainable meaning for the artwork.
PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM / 4 July to 25 July 2008
A collaborative cross disciplinary research project involving staff from the School of Art RMIT and the School of Art & Design AUT, New Zealand. Event: The Attrium Project explores the themes of time and the event through video, painting, installation, photography, site specific works and artist book form.
PROJECT SPACE / 5 to 15 August 2008
A showcase of more then a decade of works from this young enfant terrible German goldsmith, also known as 'Lord of the Rings'. Fritsch's work is cutting edge, teasing old and new conventions in jewellery.
PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM / 22 August to 5 September 2008
Fiona Jack works investigates the conceptual, geographical and political definitions of shared space - a space that includes linguistic, physical, social and historical contexts and questions the terms and structures that shape our lives.
Fiona Jack is a guest of RMIT University through the School of Art International Artist in Residence Program - SITUATE - and The South Project inc.
PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM /12 September to 3 October 2008
Each artist having spent time in the Polar Regions draws on their phenomenological experiences and encounters to convey the essence of these special places through work that addresses climate change - temperature, disappearance and evanescence - and the ways that they have been moved psychologically by these environments.
PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM / 10 October to 31 October 2008
From The Series: Propositions For An Uncertain Future
An ongoing investigation though video and text of a pre-fabricated gold rush residence imported from Europe in 1850. The Swiss House reveals stories of immigration, of European glamour faded by the harshness and effects of climate, drought and globalization in rural Australia.
PROJECT SPACE / 7 November to 28 November 2008
The aesthetic issues of flatness and constructed space between perspective and ornament are explored through installation and other mediums.
Shannon Bool is a guest of RMIT University through the School of Art International Artist in Residence Program – SITUATE.
PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM / 5 December to 19 December 2008
The Print Imaging Practice Residency Exhibition
RMIT University School of Art's Project Space/Spare Room Gallery and Visual Arts TAFE invited six artists to participate in the 2007/8 Printmaking Summer Residency.
Visual Word is each artists response to the theme of text and/as image.
SITE EIGHT / 25 February to 7 March 2008
Zhang Lansheng [China]
The process of art in its making from initial concept to a final stage artwork has been my interest and concern through my recent years of art practice. The results emerging from different stages of the process of art making are reflective of an artist's thinking and emotion which are sometimes simple and sometimes rather complex messages.
SITE EIGHT / 11 March to 20 March 2008
Since Turner brought the landscape genre to critical attention over 150 years ago, abstraction has provided a means to link perception, inner states and the physical environment. Tractbrings together video artists from Honours, Masters and Doctoral studies in Media Arts who share an interest in this profoundly significant relationship between abstraction and the landscape. The exhibition will configure their work in combinations that draw out synergies and contrasts in their approaches to the tension between inner and outer.
SITE EIGHT / 21 April to 2 May 2008
Rolled Up/Rolled Out is focussed on how the production of art in global cities is responding to, contributing to and influenced by the intensification and expansion of cultural flows in globalisation. The exhibition is a snapshot of the diverse art expressivities that emerge through the common experience of contemporary urban space. It is both an interface to a complex situation and a cultural lens through which to view social, political and economic forces. Art becomes a critical cultural conduit for exposing the transformation of meanings and experience in contemporary globalisation.
This exhibition will launch the Art and Urbanism research group in the Global Cities Institute.
SITE EIGHT / 12 May to 23 May 2008
An exhibition of experimental works by Postgraduate Research Candidates in the School of Art.
SITE EIGHT / 28 May to 6 June 2008
This exhibition explores the notion of Public Art as an engagement with public values and attitudes (the ideas that inform a public practice). From the 1920s to the 1970s this was viewed as an almost defining quality of Public Art conceptually uniting work as different as the photo montages of John Hartfield, the murals of Alfaro Siqueiros and the prints of Noel Coulihan.
SITE EIGHT / 25 June to 4 July 2008
An exhibition of works by the 2nd year students enrolled in the RMIT New Zealand MFA program
SITE EIGHT / 21 July to 1 August 2008
The act of containing: to hold or have content; to conceal or reveal, lies at the heart of all ceramic forms. This exhibition explores and interprets the idea of containment as a universal theme in ceramics and fine art practice.
SITE EIGHT / 4 August to 15 August 2008
It's Got Legs: RMIT Gold and Silversmithing postgraduate and alumni award exhibition 2008.
A survey of leading National artist jeweller/metalsmiths and early career postgraduate research candidates from RMIT School of Art- Gold and Silversmithing.
Each participant displays the diversity of artist practice and innovative boundary breaking research.
SITE EIGHT / 18 August to 29 August 2008
Often works of the imagination in the form of literature, i.e. novels, religious texts, film scripts or poetry, act an as inspiration and source material for visual artworks. Each artist responds to the individual works of fiction that have influenced their art practice, as distinct from theoretical and academic texts.
SITE EIGHT / 29 September to 10 October 2008
Initiated by RMIT School of Art the Link exhibition bring into focus the art works and careers of recently graduated Alumni.
SITE EIGHT / 20 October to 31 October 2008
Student work from New Genres course in Media Arts 2008
Under the Gun features installation, video installation and interactive-based work to showcase the diversity of approaches within Media Arts new genres course. This course looks at that which is not easily classifiable and operating outside of the traditional definitions of what constitutes contemporary art practice.
SITE EIGHT / 5 November to 14 November 2008
A celebration of student achievements and resulting works from a prolonged research into themes in contemporary abstraction and drawing. Actual space through installation, relationships between the ephemeral, the abject, mark making and spontaneity are some of the many themes explored.
SITE EIGHT / 17 November to 28 NOVEMBER
An exhibition of 1st and 2nd year Gold and Silversmithing students
This annual exhibition gives us insight into each students sensibilities through the making of jewellery and object. Medium Rare maps each students risk taking and innovative solutions, diversity, the intellectual exchange to produce original objects.
SITE EIGHT / 3 December to 13 December 2008
MFA Graduate Exhibition 2008
An exhibition of new work by New Zealand and Australian based graduating candidates of the RMIT Masters of Fine Arts Program.
SITE EIGHT / 15 December to 19 December 2008
Parruk is a Wemba Wemba dialect word for 'many' Parruk represents the diverse and varying forms of art and cultural practices of the students of the Indigenous Arts Unit of the School of Art.