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VERONICA KENT WITH SEAN PEOPLES, ELIZA DYBALL, ASH KILMARTIN, SCOTT MILES,SEAN BAILEY, CHRISTOPHER L.G. HILL WITH JOSHUA PETHERICK, FERGUS BINNS, BRIDIE LUNNEY, ALASDAIR MCLUCKIE, AGATHA GOTHE-SNAPE, JESS JOHNSON, TAREE MCKENZIE, GEORGE EGERTON-WARBURTON, REKO RENNIE, CHARLIE SOFO AND HANNA TAI.
GERTRUDE STUDIOS 2013
15.11.13 – 13.12.13
16 NOVEMBER – 14 DECEMBER 2013
EXHIBITION OPENING: 15 NOVEMBER, 6 – 8PM
STUDIO ARTISTS OPEN DAY: SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER 1 – 4PM
Gertrude Contemporary’s 2013 Studio Artists’ exhibition presents a dynamic selection of new work by sixteen of Australia’s most innovative contemporary artists. As one of the longest-running and most respected studio complexes in Australia - now in its thirtieth year – the Gertrude Contemporary studio programme offers a select group of artists in the first fifteen years of their career the opportunity to develop their practice for two years in our exhibition and studio complex in Fitzroy. As well as a large subsidised studio, the Studio Artists also receive crucial creative and professional support and advocacy as part of the Gertrude community of artists, curators, writers and thinkers.
As an organization positioned at the nexus between the production of contemporary art through our studio programs, and its presentation through our exhibitions and publications, the Gertrude Studios exhibition is a unique confluence of our dual ethos. It offers audiences a rare opportunity to view works by 16 of Australia’s most innovative and acclaimed contemporary artists.
This year’s studio artists are working across a diverse range of media – including sculpture, neon, painting, casting, installation and even dreaming. Veronica Kent in collaboration with Sean Peoples has set about to record the dreams they have whilst sleeping in each Gertrude Studio. Documenting their dreams on the corresponding studio doors as a story, they are also creating a large painting that collages all of their dreams into one composition that is akin to a biography of the studio complex’s dream states.
Meanwhile Eliza Dyball will be bringing a horse into the gallery to create a cast from its resting form in clay in the Front Gallery. This imprint of the horse’s pressure acts as evidence of a moment, and also manages to articulate both the immense weight of the horse, whilst also directing our attention to its profound absence. Ash Kilmartin’s work also speaks of absence as she displays moulds of the space where keys were embedded and then stolen during her Studio 12 exhibition at Gertrude Contemporary in 2012.
Scott Miles’ new series of paintings explore the limits of sight and perception, skirting around the edges of visibility, whilst Sean Bailey’s oil and collage works are explorations in what is revealed through processes of obscuring.
Christopher L.G. Hill has collaborated with past Gertrude Studio Artist Joshua Petherick to create Perspex stack-like sculptures that operate as archives of the fall-out between their collaborations and exchanges. With fragments of artworks and research material embedded between Perspex the sculpture archives the dynamic flow of ideas and objects that runs between the two artists.This exhibition also features spectacular and thoughtful new works by Fergus Binns, Bridie Lunney, Alasdair McLuckie, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Jess Johnson, Taree McKenzie, George Egerton-Warburton, Reko Rennie, Charlie Sofo and Hanna Tai.
As part of the annual exhibition, Gertrude Studio Artists will be opening their studios to the public for one afternoon only on Saturday 23 November 1 - 4pm. This is an exclusive opportunity to meet the artists and gain an invaluable insight into their practices.
The Gertrude Studios exhibition is generously supported by: Suzi Carp, Gertrude’s Table, Head of the Table, Exhibitions
The Danielle and Daniel Besen Foundation, Gertrude’s Table, Head of the Table
STUDIO 12: FERGUS BINNS
14.11.13 – 10.12.13
EXHIBITION DATES: 16 NOVEMBER – 11 DECEMBER 2013
EXHIBITION OPENING: 15 NOVEMBER, 6 – 8PM
Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of Fergus Binns’ exhibition TITLE?. Binn’s new large-scale cave painting work Life size Special (FX) Cave (painting) of Forgotten Reality... Elephant (and flowers) in the Room (cave) obviously, 2013, will dominate the Studio 12 Project Space.
Fegus Binns was born in Lismore, NSW in 1980. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) from the Victorian College of the Arts, Solo exhibitions include Ali Baba Squinting and The Watership Windband, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2012; Toy Paintings, Uplands Gallery, 2011; Toy Paintings, Chalkhorse Gallery, Sydney, 2010; In a Heart Beat (Minnie Expressions of a Distant Airshow), Inflight, Hobart, 2009; Missing Bushwalkers on Found Landscapes, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, 2008; Work From Garage, Chalkhorse, Sydney, 2008; The Wilderness, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, 2007; Fergus Binns, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, 2005; Paintings, TCB art inc, Melbourne, 2004; and Galerie Vege, TCB art inc, Melbourne, 2003. Recent group exhibitions include Sub12, The Substation, Newport, 2013; DECLINE, curated by Harriet Morgan, Top Shelf Gallery, Melbourne, 2013; Like Mike, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, St Kilda, 2013; Guirguis New Art Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat, 2013; On the Y Axis: Considering Vertical Perspective, curated by Venita Poblocki, First Draft, Sydney, 2012; Thank you for the days: my teenage years, curated by Djon Mundine, Lismore Regional Gallery, 2011; Impossible Objects 1, organised by Melissa Loughnan and Helen Hughes, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2011; Home, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore, 2008; MAN: Depicting Contemporary Masculinity, Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith, 2008; Primavera 2006, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2006; Big In Japan, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan, 2006. Binns was winner of the Metro 5 Award in 2008 and the TCB VCA Graduate Award 2003.
Fergus Binns is represented by Utopian Slumps, Melbourne.
Image: Fergus Binns, Pigeon in Electrical Fruit Tree, 2013. Image courtesy of the artist and Utopian Slumps.