PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM / 5 to 25 February 2010
What hides behind those doors and dark spaces of the Working Men's College?
Established in 1881 and opened in 1887 this college was the precursor to RMIT University, holding classes in technical, business and arts areas. Secret Files from the Working Men's College highlights some of the talent that over time has been fostered and released from the School at Art of RMIT University. Gallagher brings together artists who reflect on gay lifestyle through the subtle inclusion of queer content into their art practice.
This exhibition is part of the Midsumma Festival's Queer City.
SITE EIGHT / 10 February to 21 February 2010
An audio visual experience in which three and a half minutes of media tracks and footage are mixed in real-time. The work draws material from high definition video of German State Orchestra Halle instrumentalists, hand clapping, as well as footage from singer René Kuschmann. By structuring the playback through a 'suspense curve' algorithm, Break Up generates a constantly new, never repeated, abstract environment.
SITE EIGHT / 23 February to 5 March 2010
Over the duration of the exhibition this collaborative pair will work and experiment in the space to develop an audiovisual site-specific work. Experience a space caught in waves of time motion with multiple projections, surround sound, feedback systems, light play, and kinetic sculptures.
PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM / 9 to 25 March 2010
This collaborative project documents 400 days and 400 hours of being together. It is both a love story and a life story, captured through a drawing capsule and in written diary. The work creates an immersive space where one can experience the ambiguity between drawing and text, between image and story, between perception and memory.
SITE EIGHT / 23 to 26 March 2010
This exhibition marks the presentation of the inaugural RMIT Foundation School of Art Travelling Scholarships. Two awards will be given to School of Art Honours students who display an excellence in studio practice. Funds from the scholarships are to be designated to travel, to enable the student's RMIT Global Passport.
PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM / 9 to 29 April 2010
This exhibition highlights drawings and works on paper from staff of two of the universities originally involved Drawing of the World, World of Drawing exhibition in South Korea, November 2009.
This exhibition is an event of the Drawing Out conference, presented by RMIT University and University of the Arts London.
SITE EIGHT / 7 to 16 April 2010
A project involving the work of contemporary Australian, Chinese and Swedish artists working in the field of drawing.
This exhibition is an event of the Drawing Outconference, presented by RMIT University and University of the Arts London.
SITE EIGHT / 4 to 14 May 2010
The word 'arcana' (pl) refers to mysteries or secret remedies. Used in connection with the art of alchemists, the word has connotations of ancient, unknowable rites or of mysterious treasure uncovered from unexpected base sources. Each artist in this exhibition - a painter, a printmaker and two sculptors - has used the notion of arcana to explore the nostalgia of personal mythology.
SITE EIGHT / 25 May to 4 June 2010
Seven artists from diverse backgrounds explore the liminality of hybridity, the threshold between cultures. Inspired by the slippage between native and foreigner that is inherent in immigration, these artists work individually and collaboratively across the disciplines of drawing, painting, sculpture and media installation and sound.
PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM / 10 to 27 May 2010
Hoang Duong Cam is a guest of RMIT University through the School of Art International Artist in Residence Program - SITUATE.
PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM / 4 to 26 June 2010
When a person undergoes a surgical procedure the operation is booked and the risks are assessed. On the day, the body is fasted and prepped but as consciousness slips away, the actual event becomes a void. Cusp materialises this absence by casting the empty spaces in the packaging that held the surgical implements and explores the connections between technology, memory and the body.
SITE EIGHT / 8 to 18 June 2010
Inanimate brings together the work two alumni of the School of Art's Media Arts studio. Though both artists have departed from formal animation practice, their work still shares the foundation of this discipline- the bringing to life and anthropomorphising of that which is not alive and not human. Through the combination of sculptural and screen elements, Inanimatewill investigate the relationship between screen and physical space, the human and the non-human, the 'cute' and the unsettling.
PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM / 2 July to 22 July 2010
The artists work with 2 and 3 dimensional forms, printmaking processes and found materials to interface between science, art and culture. Regeneration explores contemporary and historical engagements with ecology and the natural world.
SITE EIGHT / 23 June to 2 July 2010
An exploration of social and mental relations to landscape and place to address issues of identity, the environment and belonging. The exhibition showcases the works of MFA students from the New Zealand and Melbourne based programs.
PROJECT SPACE / 30 July to 19 August 2010
Two photo based practitioners subtlety record the residual and sometimes startling traces of historically and dramatically charged events and locations. Double Take / Time Frame explores aspects of temporality, remembrance, and monumentality.
SITE EIGHT / 3 to 13 August 2010
Sound's Like Clay: a series of collaborative performances by students in the sound and ceramic studios.
Featuring the works of artists from the painting, ceramic, sculpture, gold and silversmithing, sound and drawing studios, Créme showcases the diversity of talent possessed by students in the School of Art's undergraduate programs.
PROJECT SPACE / 27 August to 16 September 2010
Barbara Kapusta [Austria]
Barbara Kapusta is a guest of RMIT University through the School of Art International Artist in Residence Program - SITUATE - and AIR Artist in Residence Krems.
SPARE ROOM / 27 August to 16 September 2010
Through painting, sculpture,installation and film, Georgetti explores the duality of behaviour and technology; the way thoughts and feelings manifest within the mechanical and constructed environments.
PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM / 24 September to 14 October 2010
non negotiable is both a tribute and a challenge to notions of interactivity and process within sculptural exhibition practice. An accompanying performance will act as an instructional guide to navigate the installation, revealing the works potential and leaving traces in the mind as well as the space.
SITE EIGHT / 5 October to 15 October 2010
2010 marks twenty years of exchange portfolios commissioned through RMIT University School of Art Printmaking. Exchange draws on the Printmaking archive to explore the role of international exchange portfolios: as a forum for ideas, collaboration and communication between artists and art schools, and as a broader medium for the exchange of ideas, thoughts and expressions between countries, cultures, communities and individuals.
This exhibition is generously sponsored by Open Bite.
SITE EIGHT / 21 September to 1 October 2010
The Link series of exhibitions brings together work from alumni of the School of Art. This exhibition acknowledges the long standing contribution of these important and innovative abstract painters to RMIT University and the broader Australian Arts Community.
PROJECT SPACE / 22 October to 11 November 2010
Michael Jäger [Germany]
Michael Jäger is a guest of RMIT University through the School of Art International Artist In Residence Program - SITUATE.
SPARE ROOM / 22 October to 11 November 2010
Destiny Deacon [Australia]
Destiny Deacon is a guest of RMIT University through the School of Art International Artist In Residence Program - SITUATE.
SITE EIGHT / 9 November to 19 November 2010
Transition 010 marks a moment of contemplation for these artists to investigate gender, consumerism, politics and environment. Shifting from the familiar surroundings of the educational institution they chart their hope, fear and energy - their collective vision of a new world.
PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM / 19 November to 16 December 2010
In 2009/2010 seven invited artists participated in this annual residency program. Within the set premise of Delineated they explore the identity of line as both a spatial trajectory and a conceptual abstract.
SITE EIGHT / 23 November to 3 December 2010
Drawing, as the cornerstone of these four graduating honours students, is used not to make definitive statements but as a way of generating questions and reconsidering relationships. Proposition explores the diversity of their art practice: expansive, located in the present moment, open and receptive to change.
SITE EIGHT / Tuesday 7 December to Friday 17 December
Honours graduates from the Media Arts and Sound Art studios present the diversity of their practice through performance, installation, drawing and narrative.
SITUATE / August to October 2010
James Voller's practice incorporates photography and installation to examine place and time. He is interested in how these artistic fields can generate works that explore the social and architectural identity of towns and cities. His works exist predominantly in public space, but he also undertake works and installations in gallery spaces. Voller takes photographs of architecture and then places them back into communities via a range of methods; he most frequently works with digital prints and projections. His investigations look at the similarities and differences in domestic dwellings across countries of the Pacific Rim and is interested to see how geography and social context influences and informs local architecture. James holds postgraduate degrees from RMIT and Monash University and has experience working internationally including artist residencies in the United States and Austria and works at the Museum of London and the Christchurch Centre for Contemporary Art.