PROJECT SPACE / SPARE ROOM / 25 August to 28 September 2017 (Opening 24 August 5—7PM)
David Bielander (Switzerland), Helen Britton (Australia) and Yutaka Minegishi (Japan) are jewellers and artists who have worked together since 2002 from a shared atelier in Munich. Each has developed a highly regarded international practice based on entirely distinct visual languages, rigorous personal research and a highly crafted, innovative approach to materials. These distinct practices are drawn together in this exhibition, in a presentation that recreates the convivial, collective atmosphere of the shared studio.
SPARE ROOM / 25 August to 28 September 2017 (Opening Thursday 24 August 5-7pm)
Precisely is a tribute to Sue Lorraine’s late father, architect and artist Hans Lorraine. Bringing together the artists’ interest in scientific research, representation and personal memories of her father, the works reflect on their qualities of ingenuity, resourcefulness and invention. By drawing on mathematical, engineering and architectural sources, the objects in the exhibition pay homage to Lorraine’s father’s modest and precise life. The works are both insightful and inventive, lovingly and precisely crafted as a celebration of a creative life.
SITE EIGHT / 24 August to 1 September 2017 (Opening Thursday 24 August 5-7pm, Opening hours Monday to Saturday 1-5pm)
The Grid Reimagined explores the constructed environment of the city in both the process of making jewellery and in the objects themselves. Combining techniques of digital technologies with observations of three international cities – New York, Melbourne and Shanghai, the work reveals the complex interactions between people and the urban landscape.
SPEAKER / 23 August 2017 12:30-1:30pm at RMIT Building 1, Lvl 2, Room 17.
Helen Britton completed a Master of Fine Arts by research at Curtin University, Western Australia and postgraduate study at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. Helen’s work is held in the National Gallery of Australia, in the Pinakothek der Modern, Munich, the Schmuck Museum Pforzheim, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Boston Museum of Fine Art and The Metropolitan Museum, New York, among others. Helen has received the Herbert Hofmann Prize, the state prize of Bavaria, the Förder Preis of the city of Munich, and in 2014 was artist in residence at Villa Bengel in Idar Öbersten. She was Artist in Residence in 2015 at the invitation of Janet Holmes á Court at Vasse Felix in Western Australia. In 2017 the Lawrence Wilson gallery at UWA in conjunction with the Festival of Perth will present an overview of Helen’s practice to date.
SITUATE / 1 August to 10 October 2017
PROJECT SPACE / 6 October to 16 November 2017 (Opening 5 October 5-7PM)
Rui MIzuki is a Kyoto-based artist who is the recipient of the 2017 SITUATE / Asialink / Tokyo Wondersite residency exchange. His project will explore Melbourne's urban environment through drawing and photography, with a particular focus on skate culture.
LIGHTSCAPES / 26 June to 29 October 2017
Weng Io Wong's Encroachment aims to look into the relationship between human consciousness and technology. Her work investigates the complex and interlacing relationship between self and virtual identity, specifically paying attention to the qualities of anonymity and repetition that manifest there.
LIGHTSCAPES / 26 June to 29 October 2017 at Knox Place
RMIT:ART:INTERSECT presents the work of three students from the Master of Fine Arts program delivered through the Hong Kong Art School in collaboration with RMIT University.
LIGHTSCAPES / 26 June to 29 October 2017
The 50s and 60s were the golden age of Hong Kong's movie industry. At that time, a unique approach was adopted to overlap images on the film to create a variety of visual experiences. This project, which was developed by Hong Kong artist Carol Lee Mei-Kuen, uses as its ground a series of historical movie posters from this period. Dialogue Across the Years considers the role and position of the public and of advertising in both this source material and its light box installation. Through "time drawing", Lee reproduces, remembers and reinvigorates some of the captivating and wonderful stories of Hong Kong's cultural history.
SPARE ROOM / 6 October to 16 November 2017
A Female is a moving sculptural installation, made of timber, paint and springs, which investigate the spectacle, the female breast and touch. Through explorative participatory touch, the “suspended painting” is visually transformed into a fascinating visual experience, hovering between the bodily and the object.
SITUATE / 7 August to 20 August 2017
Born in 1947, Michel Chion is a composer, filmmaker, historian and writer – and arguably the world’s foremost thinker on sound in cinema.
SITUATE / 17 August to 29 October 2017 at AIR Krems, Austria
Jeremy Bakker is the recipient of the 2017 SITUATE Austrian Arts Residency Exchange.
SITUATE / 20 September to 30 October 2017
SITE EIGHT / Friday 5 October to Thursday 26 October
Yin-Hua Chu is the recipient of the 2017 Taiwanese Arts Residency Exchange, supported by RMIT University and the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts. Deciphering Cities_Melbourne uses the city of Melbourne as a point of departure. By tracing and sketching fragmented references of Melbourne found on the internet, including vintage maps, old photographs and film stills, Yin-Hua visualises her imagination of Melbourne before her actual arrival. During the residency period Yin-Hua will use these source materials to construct the gallery space and invite ‘Greeters’ (local volunteers who guide tourists on free walking tours of the city) to present this ‘Imagined Melbourne’.
SPEAKER / 29 March 2017, 12.30-1.30PM at RMIT Building 24, level 1, room 1
SITUATE / 1 September to 14 October 2017 at TNUA and KdMoFA, Taiwan
James Geurts is the recipient of the SITUATE Taiwanese Arts Residency Exchange.