PROJECT SPACE / SPARE ROOM / 10 February to 23 March 2017
Polar Patterns is a group exhibition curated by Dr Philip Samartzis designed to articulate the eco-acoustic characteristics and atmospheric effects that dynamically pervade Antarctica. The exhibition includes sound recordings of extreme weather events, images of ice cores, and photographs and text works describing the ephemeral qualities of the polar region.
SPEAKER / 15 March 2017, 12.30-1.30PM at RMIT Building 1, level 2, room 17
Megan Cope is an exciting young artist with a quickly growing profile, attracting attention for her paintings, video work, sculptural installations and site-specific commissions. A Quandamooka woman from North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, her work explores the intricate relationship between environment, geography and identity. Maps feature prominently in Cope’s work; she draws on toponymy (the study of place names) to probe myths and methodologies around colonisation.
SPEAKER / 22 March 2017, 12.30-1.30PM at RMIT Building 1, level 2, room 17
Anne Noble is recognised as a major figure in New Zealand photography, and is known for creating work that demonstrates both formal beauty and critical investigation. She has addressed a range of issues from landscape to religion, the personal to the political, including an extensive body of work on Antartica that challenges its representation as picturesque and sublime.
SPEAKER / 5 April 2017, 12.30-1.30PM at RMIT Building 1, level 2, room 17
Eugenia Lim is an Australian artist who works across video, performance and installation. Interested in how nationalism and stereotypes are formed, Lim invents personas to explore the tensions of an individual within society – the alienation and belonging in a globalised world.
SITE EIGHT / 20 April to 4 May 2017
Intercambio: 24 Stops is an artistic journey along two train lines - the Upfield line of Melbourne and the Hershey line of Havana, Cuba. Developed on an investigative residency, Intercambio is a series of reflective drawings collaged with detritus gleaned from the urban transport environment.
This project is being presented by Prof. Julian Goddard, Head of the RMIT School of Art.
PROJECT SPACE / SPARE ROOM / 31 March to 11 May 2017 (Opening 30 March 5—7PM)
An exhibition celebrating two decades of the Australian Print Workshop Collie Print Trust Scholarship for Emerging Victorian Printmakers, curated by Dr Richard Harding and Anne Virgo OAM, with essay by Dr Ruth Johnstone.