SITE EIGHT / 19 April to 26 April 2013
A feature exhibition of the RMIT DRAWING OUT 2013 SYMPOSIUM
Creek is known for drawings that combine rendered illustration, informational notation, informal doodling and accidental spills and stains.
Originally commissioned by The Edinburgh International Festival for the 2009 Visual Arts project The Enlightenments, ChatterShapes will be presented for the first time in Australia.
SITE EIGHT / 8 August to 16 August 2013
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.
SITE EIGHT / 7 November to 15 November 2013
Gailer’s work develops around issues of identity, body and place. The representation of women is one of her core inspirations: the investigation of the female body as a symbol of sexuality, motherhood, beauty and ambiguity.
SITE EIGHT / 4 April to 12 April 2013
This annual exhibition marks the presentation of the RMIT Foundation, School of Art Honours Endowment Travelling Scholarships. Two awards will be presented to School of Art honours students who display excellence instudio 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 / 1 May to 3 May 2013
Cao explores traditional Chinese painting techniques in a contemporary way -- brushing and applying both raw and coloured lacquer onto canvas and panel. Though her works are quite gestural, they are deeply underpinned by an interest in reductive abstraction and by the materiality of the medium itself.
Liping Cao is the Chinese recipient of the East China Normal University – RMIT iAIR exchange residency.
SITE EIGHT / 12 September to 20 September 2013
The exhibition showcases a diverse body of work by RMIT alumni who act as a microcosm of the diversity of contemporary art practice in Korea. Juxtaposing the actual work will be artist’s responses to the issues they find of import in the Korean and global art worlds, as well as comments on how their work has changed since graduation and since their return to Korea.
SITE EIGHT / 22 May to 31 May 2013
ARKLAND documents and plays with the history and potential narratives of Como Park, a leisure spot and sports ground for the residents of Toorak, Australia. Como Park, once named ‘Australia Park’, is traversed and scrutinized in a three-channel audiovisual installation that borders on documentary, landscape and fiction.
SITE EIGHT / 21 November to 29 November 2013
Four graduating BA Fine Art Honours students from Sculpture, Sound & Spatial Practice explore entropy, dystopic futures, the abject body and organic relationships through sculptural processes and material investigation. Despite these thematic beginnings, each artist and each viewer constructs very different perspectives on the works that investigate ‘qualia’— an instance of an individual’s subjective and conscious experience—the way things seem to us.
SITE EIGHT / 22 August to 6 September 2013
With her cubes of silence, Raab explores both the nature of sound and our de-sensitisation to our local sonic environment. She uses the concept of silence not as a foil for sound, but rather as a different way of listening. In this exhibition, silence hangs from the ceiling, locked in boxes. These little islands float in space and form a kind of landscape around us which move in response to our presence: rotating slowly as the egg-crate surface of the acoustic foam catches the air.
SITE EIGHT / 14 March to 22 March 2013
The Hua Krathi Project presents contemporary Thai art that spans installation, sculpture, media art, drawing, painting and photography. The work represents a divergence from the traditional approaches to art making, offering Australian audiences a fresh and diverse showcase of Thai culture.
PROJECT SPACE / SPARE ROOM / 4 March to 28 March 2013
30 Portraits in 30 Days saw acclaimed Australian artist and newly appointed Adjunct Professor Vincent Fantauzzo, undertake an artistic marathon: painting the portraits of 30 inspirational Australians in 30 days. In addition to these works is the 2009 commissioned portrait of RMIT’s Vice Chancellor and President Prof Margaret Gardner AO.
Produced in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria, 30 Portraits in 30 Days was funded and acquired by Wonderment Walk Victoria Limited, who have graciously made this series available for the purpose of this exhibition.
PROJECT SPACE / 14 June to 11 July 2013
Scott Benesiinaabandan is an Anishinabe intermedia artist that works primarily in photography, printmaking and video. His work explores Indigeniety from a global perspective, centring on the impact of familial and communal relationships and nonconventional ways of knowing—dreaming, intuition and blood memory. Benesiinaabandan is the 2013 guest of the RMIT iAIR / University of Lethbridge Indigenous residency exchange.
SPARE ROOM /23 August to 19 September 2013
Borrowed Time considers the interconnections between time and silence as concepts that are comprehended through the body. In this work, artist Jeremy Bakker incorporates materials of the body and the gallery space to evoke a visceral sense of time as it is embedded within all things.
PROJECT SPACE / 27 September to 24 October 2013
Dark Rooms is a photographic project in which Nikos Pantazopoulos has documented private spaces in the public domain where self-reflection, desire, intimacy and hedonism take place.
PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM / 1 November to 5 December 2013
Since 2004 the RMIT School of Art Galleries and the RMIT School of Art Print Imaging Practice Studio have collaborated to invite artists to take part in an annual residency. Artists are provided with access to the printmaking and photography facilities and with materials to create an original edition of prints. These fundraising prints are available for purchase and proceeds go to support the areas and initiative.
PROJECT SPACE / 18 January to 7 February 2013
Gender Typ(0)es offer an autoethnographic exploration of embodied gender - juxtaposing personal, cultural, and individual images of gender. The work is intended to provoke audience examination of their own subjective experience of gender against contemporary representations of gender norms, with the view to creating space for gender-non-conforming performativity.
PROJECT SPACE / 24 May to 6 June 2013
'All that glitters is not gold’ but it sparkles and captures the imagination. The anonymous come out of hiding to bravely shine. Glitterers Anonymous is an international survey of how artists and designers apply glitter in their work
SPARE ROOM / 14 June to 11 July 2013
Dylan Hammond's video persona—Manifold Man—is a self-affirmed saviour and body building life coach. Through a series of videos, Hammond investigates identity construction, self worth and personal values.
PROJECT SPACE / 23 August to 19 September 2013
Through their fragmented form, the works, including Mark&Gerry, CRIB and HAFEN, pose questions of the visuality of diegetic space. Space here functions as it does in Leibniz’ “Resonanzraum“ theory, giving voice and tone a weight and thus imitating the conditions of real space. These methodologies confer a sculptural concept to the works. (Andreas Müller).
PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM / 5 April to 2 May 2013
Skypetrait: Transcontinental Faces investigates the nature of a portrait in today’s urbanised and digitalised society through pairing artists from Germany and Australia to draw each other within the public space of Skype. The screen interface mirrors opposites drawn together to form the whole or Die Gestalt. Portraiture becomes less of an interpretation of the individual as a mapping of contemporary collective consciousness.
PROJECT SPACE / 19 July to 15 August 2013
What do they say about us on the other side of the world? And what do you know about them?
This exhibition unites the North and the South through the work of jewellery and object artists from Estonia and Australia. The artists produce work in response to statements from the other side of the world about their own country.
LIGHTSCAPES / Season 3, from 16 April 2013
The works presented explore the diverse application of drawing in contemporary art practice. These explore how drawing is used as a way of thinking, designing and communicating.
This project is a part of the Drawing Out Symposium 2013 and is being held in conjunction with the opening of Drawing Data & Decoding Data at First Site Gallery.
LIGHTSCAPES / Season 4, from 17 September 2017
The works presented focus on the theme of Memory as encoding, storage, retrieval, and investigate the translation of subconscious and subjective memory into a visual record, a working collection of our being and existence.
Memory becomes a visual cue, a transportation device to an impression of a moment. Memory can evoke feelings; induces nostalgia and desire from our personal experiences, from this the processes of reflection and recollection are induced to create a tangible outcome our being and existence.