LIGHTSCAPES / 7 December 2018 to 18 February 2019 at Rodda Lane, Lightwell and Knox Place
For this Lightscapes exhibition, Yuting (Tia) Shen, Zan Griffith, Jessie Stanley and Mengjie Ying present images celebrating and documenting their 2018 MAPS research projects. The graduating students engaged with a range of location based responses to city, urban and regional sites exploring performance in temporary autonomous zones; projection and installation works, geology and deep time; land and earthworks; and the tensions between public and liminal spaces. These projects connect to MAPS key concerns with site, location, performativity, materiality, urbanism, land, politics, democracy and ethics through the exploration of public and social practice, public and social spaces.
SITUATE / 4 April to 3 May
PROJECT SPACE SPARE ROOM / 2 to 25 May (Opening Thursday 2 May 5–7pm)
SITUATE / 22 April to 14 July 2019
Garry Moore is the recipient of a 2019 studio residency award at the RMIT SITUATE studios in Melbourne.
SITUATE / 1 March to 24 May 2019 at Leipzig International Artist Residency Program (LIA), Leipzig, Germany
Jordan Grant is the recipient of the 2019 studio residency award and will be travelling to the Leipzig International Art Programme (LIA), located in the historic and thriving Spinnerei art complex in Leipzig, Germany. Jordan’s residency will conclude with a solo exhibition at the Australian Embassy in Berlin.
LIGHTSCAPES / 29 April to 14 July 2019 at Knox Place and Rodda Lane
Quantum entanglement shows that there are non-supervenient relations among physical systems over and above the spatio-temporal relations. Curated by Chloe Dann, Quantum Entanglement pairs the work of artists Cecilia Baker and Eden Row to explore photography as a contraction of time and space.
Chloe Dann is a recipient of the 2019 INTERSECT Curatorial Internship. The Curatorial Internship is a six-month internship which concludes with an exhibition at the Lightscapes.
LIGHTSCAPES / 29 April to 14 July 2019 at the Lightwell
Inherently ambiguous in its manifestation, food’s interest lies within the domestication of nature and its sense of otherness, a source of disruption to the body’s equilibrium. This project is an exploration into the symbolic and sensuous nature of the consumed. The work employs tensions embedded within dichotomies that have underpinned culture throughout history, while referencing surrealism to subvert expectations for the photograph to be closely tied to the real.
SITUATE / 6 May to 7 July 2019
Kate McWilliam is the recipient of a 2019 studio residency award at the RMIT SITUATE studios in Melbourne.
SITUATE / 22 April to 17 June 2019 at Gurodong Studio, Seoul, South Korea
Josh Peters is the recipient of the 2018 studio residency award and will be travelling to the Gurodong Studio in Gurodong, Seoul, South Korea.
SITUATE / 22 April to 17 June
PROJECT SPACE / 6 June to 6 July (Opening Thursday 6 June 5–7pm)
Chiao-Yen Hsu was born in Chiayi, Taiwan, and graduated from the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts at the Tainan National University of the Arts. Yen’s mixed media installations are centered around ideas of the growth and decline of time, trace, and the manipulation of materials and space. Yen was a finalist in the 2016 Taipei Arts Award, and has held solo exhibitions at Project Fulfil Art Space and the Taipei Artist Village in Taipei.
SITUATE / 3 September to 2 December 2018
SPARE ROOM / 7 June to 6 July 2019
Madeleine Thornton-Smith is the recipient of the 2018 studio residency award at the RMIT SITUATE studios in Melbourne. Madeleine's residency will conclude with a solo exhibition at RMIT’s SPARE ROOM gallery in 2019.
PROJECT SPACE / 26 July to 17 August (Opening Thursday 25 July 5–7pm)
Both Australia and Taiwan have experienced polarising debates around the issue of same sex or equal marriage. Following a Constitutional Court ruling, Taiwan is set to join the list of countries with marriage equality by May 2019, and will become the first country in Asia to do so. This exhibition will explore how queer artists in both Australia and Taiwan have responded to these intense moments of debate, struggle and change. Each work in the exhibition will have been created during this climate of heightened contestation of queer rights and equality. Featuring collage, video, installation, textile, painting and photography, the exhibition is a diverse look at how artists have both overtly and covertly engaged with queer themes in response to their current social contexts.
SITUATE / 22 July to 15 September 2018
PROJECT SPACE / 30 August to 28 September 2018 (Opening Thursday 29 August 5-7pm)
After water, sand is the most extracted natural material by humans, our society is built on it (quite literally) and contrary to what is thought, it is also a limited material whose extraction from the bottom of rivers and oceans is causing irreparable damages in nature. The interdisciplinary project Vestiges investigates the insatiable demand of sand, as well as its socio-political and environmental consequences. More specifically, “Vestiges” will focus on Victoria’s landscape, and this region’s sand mining history. What can the use of sand tell us about the relationship between humankind and nature?
Enar de Dios Rodriguez is a guest of SITUATE as a part of the 2019 SITUATE Austrian Arts Residency Exchange.
SITUATE / 1 August to 24 October 2019 at Eastside International Los Angeles, United States of America
Keith Clancy is the recipient of the 2019 studio residency award at Eastside International Los Angeles (ESXLA). Keith will undertake a three-month studio residency at ESXLA, located in the Brewery art colony complex in Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles. This award has been generously supported by Eastside International Los Angeles.
SITUATE / 20 August to 28 October 2018
Katie Lee is the 2019 recipient of the Austrian Arts Residency Exchange.
SITUATE / 9 September to 1 December 2019
Isabel Buck is the recipient of a 2019 studio residency award at the RMIT SITUATE studios in Melbourne.
SITUATE / September to November 2019
Sara Retallick is one of the recipients of the 2019 Honours Travelling Scholarship, an award which is generously supported by RMIT University School of Art.
SITUATE / 30 October to 22 December 2019
Camila Quintero is the recipient of a 2019 studio residency award at the RMIT SITUATE studios in Melbourne.