PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM / 2 March to 29 March 2012
Borrowed Landscapes is a collaboration between artists and researchers at the Department of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Musashino Art University – Tokyo, and the School of Art at RMIT. The exhibition investigates ways in which weather events transform urban and natural environments, and the industrial infrastructure and technology used to control and harness their effects.
SITUATE / 26 February to 3 March 2012
Sound artist Christophe Charles is part of The Representation of Weather within a SynthesisedMaterial Space research project, a collaboration between artists and researchers at the Department of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Musashino Art University (Tokyo), and the School of Art at RMIT. The exhibition at Project Space Spare Room Gallery, entitled Borrowed Landscapes, investigates ways in which weather events transform urban and natural environments, and the industrial infrastructure and technology used to control and harness their effects.
PROJECT SPACE / 11 April to 3 May 2012
Fourtrack investigates work that proposes trajectories, connections and crossed wires between sound and visual art. Through minimalist sculpture, painting and installation this exhibition considers the transference and representation of sound and its potential to create a new way of listening.
SPARE ROOM / 11 April to 3 May 2012
Vallance looks at the poetics of space and how our perceptions of houses and other shelters can shape our thoughts, memories and dreams. By creating an installation that infers the artist’s studio, the exhibition itself becomes a playful space for our imagination.
PROJECT SPACE / 11 May to 7 June 2012
Eight artists from the RMIT Global Ecologies Research Group respond to German ethologist Jacob von Uexkull's theory of 'umwelt', which suggests that each and every animal, including humans, lives in its own perceptual world that is separate from any other, yet perfectly equal and linked together.
LIGHTSCAPES / Season 1, 17 May to 27 September 2012
For the first season of Lightscape Projects artists were invited to submit artwork that responded to the idea of ‘disrupture’ – artwork that breaks from the conventional white cube of the gallery. This is in relation to the aim of Lightscape Projects, to place art in an unexpected context that creates new responses for the passing audience.
PROJECT SPACE / 15 June to 12 July 2012
SITUATE / 14 May to 25 June 2012
As artistic practices continue to expand reflecting our innate desire for innovation, intermedia artist Jason Baerg engages a range of responses to cultural custom, community and space. Baerg is the Canadian recipient of the RMIT University iAIR / Gushul Studios Indigenous residency exchange. This exchange has been developed to explore and illuminate Indigenous culture as well as to consider Indigeneity from an international perspective.
SPARE ROOM / 20 July to 16 August 2012
Ophelia: Apophenia is a composition about the perception of meaning, featuring the slow wordless close ups and the intense gazes of the principles: Ophelia and Hamlet. As a means of drawing the perception of the meaningful into meaningless formalism, Verhagen uses sound design, score and silence to frame and reframe the audience experience.
SPARE ROOM / 24 August to 20 September 2012
SITUATE / 9 August to 6 September 2012
The RMIT SITUATE Program presents the first Australian solo exhibition of the Brazilian artist Frederico Câmara. In this exhibition the artist shows a selection of images from an ongoing and ambitious project entitled Views of Paradise, which aims to create an atlas of the world of the artificial environments of zoological gardens and aquariums.
SPARE ROOM / 15 June to 12 July 2012
With photography and sound Riethmuller explores both the construction and representation of masculinity. He disputes its singular interpretation by considering the multiple complexities of the masculine image through a lens of intimacy, isolation and concealment.
PROJECT SPACE / 20 July to 16 August 2012
SITUATE / 14 May to 6 August 2012
Ikeda’s work is based in an interest in environmental phenomena, energy and natural disaster and has recently been informed by Japan’s 2011 earthquakes and the resulting devastation. His ongoing research project ‘Toward the New Vision of Energy and Ecology after 3.11’ is a collaborative project with artists and engineers which utilises a wide variety of technologies—from micro-power generation to experiments in water circulation—to investigate the relationship between energy, nature and ourselves.
SITUATE / 7 July to 1 September 2012
Eva Maria Raab is the Austrian recipient of the SITUATE Austrian Arts Residency Exchange. Through multiple media ranging from photography, sculpture, performance and installation, Raab’s work focuses on the question of time, especially its digitalization through modern technologies. Raab seeks also to question stereotypes and standards relating particularly to photography and architecture through analysing their mediatising effects.
SITE EIGHT / 5 June to 15 June 2012
This exhibition, inspired by Elkhonon Goldberg’s book The Wisdom Paradox, considers how our everyday experiences are constantly accumulated and affect the formation of our ‘selfhood’.
SITE EIGHT / 4 July to 13 July 2012
a project of make+shift+projects collective
Awkward Sideways Glances maps the collaborative interaction of four individuals in three ways. This intersection is between the close collaboration of two artists in Melbourne, work sent from Queensland by another artist, and finally the mediation of these works in the space by the curator. Ideas of authorship, play and control surface as artists transform the space through abstract spatial constructions.
PROJECT SPACE / 28 September to 25 October 2012
SITUATE / 15 July to 28 July 2012
Presented as part of Experimenta Speak to Me, 5th International Biennial of media art
Seoul-based artists YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES will present a will present a series of work never seen before in Australia. Making use of their signature text based animation style, set to original soundtracks, the works will be presented together as a series in a format resembling a 60 minute concert.
SITE EIGHT / 19 June to 29 June 2012
Penpals: Post-conversation is the culmination of an experimental collaboration between Melbourne and Hong Kong based artists from the RMIT Master of Fine Arts. As penpals, each pair of artists has collaborated to form the conceptual underpinning of a work through handwritten correspondence. Through cross-cultural dialogue, Penpals: Post-conversation explores systems of interpretation through language, location, individual and collaborative art practice.
SITE EIGHT / 25 October to 2 November 2012
he students and Elders of the Visual Art TAFE Indigenous Arts Unit present an exhibition of selected works from their final year of study. Mixed media works explore the main premise of this exhibition - to acknowledge Ancestors and Country.
PROJECT SPACE / 24 August to 20 September 2012
Eva-Maria Raab is the Austrian recipient of the RMIT SITUATE/ AIR Krems residency exchange. Raab will explore the different conditions and correlations of social and medial space and time constructions of Melbourne. With frozen puddles, 1m3 silence, or her space invasions Raab seeks to make time and moments visible by catching and dislocating them.
SITE EIGHT / 7 August to 17 August 2012
Each year the Gallery Coordinator selects what he finds to be the most exciting work by students from all studio areas to present in Crème. This year sees the inclusion of Printmaking, Sculpture, Painting, Ceramics and Photography.
SITE EIGHT / 3 April to 13 April 2012
This annual exhibition marks the presentation of the RMIT Foundation, School of Art Honours Endowment Traveling Scholarships. Two awards will be presented to School of Art honours students who display excellence in studio practice. Funds from the scholarship are designated for international travel, enriching the student’s experience and providing them with an RMIT global passport. Scholarships are made available through the generous support of the RMIT Foundation.
SITE EIGHT / 7 November to 16 November 2012
An exhibition of graduating students of the Print Imaging Practice studio.
The honours program promotes interdisciplinary studio specialisation, enabling students the flexibility to align courses with their interests. This graduate exhibition explores the work of students from Print Imaging Practice—a specialisation formed from the traditions, technologies and methodologies of fine art photography and printmaking.
SITE EIGHT / 29 August to 13 September 2012
RMIT Gold and Silversmithing
Postgraduate and Alumni Award Exhibition
A survey of leading national artist jeweller/metalsmiths and early career postgraduate research candidates from RMIT Object-based Practice studio. Each participant displays the diversity of artist practice and innovative boundary breaking research.
SITE EIGHT / 20 March to 30 March 2012
Squiggle 2.0 is an ambient multiuser video sculpture. Using game-like interaction on a touch device (iPad/ iPodTouch/ iPhone/ TouchPC) visitors help create a video and sound sculpture. The project explores the potential connectivity and virtual baggage we carry around daily with so-called ‘smart’ technology.
SITE EIGHT / 6 March to 16 March 2012
An internet actress, who usually provides the service of customized pornography, assumes the persona of the artist in a confessional script based on a personal diary entry. The Discipline of Loving You is a video installation that questions whether gender, ethnicity and the body are internal constructions or mere social ones.
SITE EIGHT / 24 July to 3 August 2012
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 artists to RMIT University and the broader Australian Arts Community.
SITUATE / 17 August to 26 October 2012
RMIT MFA program coordinator Sally Mannall is the Australian recipient of the RMIT SITUATE Austrian Arts residency exchange. Mannall will work with the local Krems community engaged with Schrebergarten (small-plot urban gardens), creating a series of works based on the role and identity of the garden. She will consider the practical capacity of the garden as a means of food production as well as its psychological location as a sanctuary or escape.
SITUATE / 1 November to 30 November 2012
RMIT painting lecturer Craig Easton is the Australian recipient of the RMIT SITUATE ECNU residency exchange. The residency at ECNU will provide him the opportunity to extend his existing research on establishing pathways between Western reductive abstraction and the ancient Chinese garden. Shanghai is an essential destination both physically and conceptually for Easton’s work.
SITUATE / September to October 2012
Tess Allas is the Australian recipient of the SITUATE Studios Indigenous residency exchange. She will travel to Blairmore, Canada and to pursue curatorial research and investigate the possibility of staging an exhibition in Australia and Canada.
SITE EIGHT / 22 November to 30 November 2012
GAPE is an exploration of the relationships between art and observational space by four graduating RMIT University honours students. Using a variety of methods and materials artists consider the abject body, intimate spaces, empirical processes and the construction of social space—all with a focus on observing and the observed.
PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM / 2 November to 6 December 2012
Artist as Curator focuses on practising artists in academia, reflecting on what it is to be an artist curator. The exhibitors are all previous curators of the RMIT School of Art Printmaking Residency and exhibition program and have an active art practice, largely in the print field.
LIGHTSCAPES / Season 2 - 27 September 2012 to 15 April 2013
RMIT School of Art presents an exhibition of selected student work around the theme of 'fashion and art'. Comprised of video stills, photographs and images that reflect the influence of fashion in art and art in fashion.