exhibitions

WRONG SOLO PRESENTS, I AM A BRANCH FLOATING ON A SWOLLEN RIVER AFTER THE RAIN
24.03.2017 – 22.04.2017

Exhibition Opening: Friday 24 March, 6–8pm
Exhibition Dates: 24 March–22 April 2017 
Location: Front Gallery, 200 Gertrude Street 

Artists: Brian Fuata, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Dominic Kirkwood, Sarah Rodigari, Michael Snape, Brooke Stamp, Ella Sutherland with performances by Tim Derbyshire, Stephanie Kabanyana, Mark Shorter, Spencer Lai, Adelle Mills, Nic Tammens, Lauren Burrow, Luke George and D.A.M.P.

 

AN INTERIOR MOTIVATION

1.    I AM DIGGING AROUND ON THE BANKS OF A RIVER

       I AM PUSHING SLOPPY SAND INTO SLABS AND ACCUMULATING PILES

 

2.    I AM CAST BY THE MOONLIGHT

       I AM CASTING A BEACH IN THE MOONLIGHT

       I AM CASTING MY EYES FORWARDS AS YOU PASS ALONG THE
       STREET

 

3.    AUTHORSHIP

 

       WRESTLING

 

                                 /

 

                                      RESTING

 

4.    YOU ARE RUSHING BY 

 

5.    WE KNOW TO NOT KNOW HOW TO DO IT

 

6.    FREE SPEAKING

 

7.    AROUND AND AROUND

 

8.    PUT SOMETHING IN THE RING. PICK IT UP

 

9.    AWAIT THE APPARITIONAL SURGE

 

10.  OUR WILL TO ACTION COMES AS A SURPRISE, MOSTLY TO US

 

I am a Branch Floating on a Swollen River After the Rain is a new site-specific work in the street-facing front gallery of Gertrude Contemporary by Sydney-based collaboration Wrong Solo (Brian Fuata and Agatha Gothe-Snape) involving a number of artists.

The work is a series of ten-minute improvisations that are performed, witnessed and transcribed into a score. The score will be displayed in the gallery and then re-performed by a selection of people throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Performance dates and times:
Friday 24 March, 6:30–6:40pm
with Brian Fuata

Saturday 25 March, 3–4pm
with Tim Derbyshire, Stephanie Kabanyana and Mark Shorter

Saturday 1 April, 3–4pm
with Spencer Lai, Adelle Mills and Nic Tammens

Saturday 8 April, 3–4pm
with Lauren Burrow, Luke George and D.A.M.P

Witnesses: Georgina Criddle and Giles Fielke

Please note that the performances will run for a ten-minute duration only within the hour.

Click to read more about Brian Fuata and Agatha Gothe-Snape.

Click here to download the media release.

 

ZOE CROGGON, IN THE BACK OF MY MIND
24.03.2017 – 22.04.2017

Exhibition Opening: Friday 24 March, 6–8pm
Exhibition Dates: 24 March–22 April 2017 
Location: Main Gallery, 200 Gertrude Street 

In the Back of My Mind is a solo project by Zoë Croggon that presents a selection of photo collages and site-specific video works that look at the physical response to space and the corporeality of memory. 

The work presents the human body both at odds with and in step with its environment, immediately restricted by and in symbiotic harmony with architecture. The works extend Henri Lefebvre’s conception of space as a product of the social human body to the context of the gallery. 

In the Back of My Mind focuses especially on the notion of space as incomplete and malleable, subject to human interference. 

 

Zoë Croggon is a Melbourne-based artist primarily working with collage, as well as sculpture, video and drawing. Her practice considers the relationship between the kinetic body and its surroundings, contemplating the role we play in our environment and how deeply our surroundings inform the cadence of our lives.

Zoë Croggon has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts with First Class Honours. She has held solo exhibitions at Daine Singer, Melbourne and the Melbourne Art Fair. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at various institutions including the National Gallery of Victoria and NGV Studio, Melbourne; Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne; Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide; Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne; and the VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne.

In March 2017, Croggon will present Tenebrae, a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne for the NGV Festival of Photography. Zoë Croggon is represented by Daine Singer, Melbourne.

Click here to read more about the artist.

Click here to download the media release.


Image: Zoë Croggon, Untitled #2, 2015, collage of giclee print, 65 x 46 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Daine Singer, Melbourne