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Kingston Arts presents 'Contents', a group exhibition of emerging artists, curated by Michelle James, which considers the enduring ‘reign of the image’ in everyday cultural production, examining its social and aesthetic relationship to contemporary abstraction. The exhibition will span both galleries at Kingston Arts Centre, with works including painting, sculpture, video, textiles and performance.

The Opening Night will feature a durational performance of Between Hysteria And Narcissism, I Am Me, Through Screen I Am (2016) by exhibiting artist Caspar Connolly in collaboration with performance artist Tace Kelly. She will engage with a sculptural object woven from discarded earphones; moving through the audience and responding to the period architecture of Kingston Arts Centre.

Following 'Disparate', a group exhibition of emerging artists curated by Mira Oosterweghel in 2015, Kingston Arts returns with the second iteration in the emerging artist series, combining both recent graduates and current students of MADA and VCA's fine arts programs.

RSVP to this free event through Facebook. Bar service and light refreshments provided - all welcome!

 

Featured artists

Tia Ansell

Tia Ansell has previously been awarded the National Gallery of Victoria Prize (2015) and exhibited in PL/v2 at Abbotsford Mycelium and Ladies of Leisure x P4p at Seventh Gallery. Upcoming projects include an exhibition at Hugo Mitchell Gallery curated by Australian artist Richard Lewer. She is currently completing her third year at VCA with a major in Painting.

Tim Bučković

Tim Bučković has previously been awarded The National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association Award (2014) and exhibited as a Finalist in the John Leslie Art Prize (2016). He previously studied a Bachelor of Fine Art at MADA and completed his Honours degree at the VCA in Painting. He is currently exhibiting in Project 17: Radical Immanence at Anna Pappas Gallery.

Caspar Connolly

Caspar Connolly holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Auckland University of Technology (2015) and completed his Honours Degree at MADA in 2016. He has previously exhibited in Windows Xii at Platform Art Spaces/The Dirty Dozen and Total S at MADA student galleries.

Katrina Dobbs

Katrina Dobbs completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at VCA in 2016. She holds additional qualifications in Graphic Design from Queensland College of Art at Griffith University (1996). She has previously exhibited at 69 Smith Street Gallery, Gallery Wren in Sydney and the Stanthorpe Art Prize. She will commence her Honours year at VCA in 2017.

Amalia Gray Lindo

Amalia Gray Lindo is the current recipient of the c3 Artspace Award and Mentorship Prize (2017), where she will exhibit in the group show De/synchronization in 2018. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) in 2016 at MADA. She has previously exhibited in Window Xii, at Platform Art Spaces/The Dirty Dozen and MADA student galleries.

Georgie North

Georgie North is the current recipient of the Agnes Robertson Painting Scholarship for Excellence (2015-17) and was recently awarded the Lionell Gell Foundation Scholarship for Excellence in Painting (2017). She has previously exhibited in Proud at Margaret Lawrence Gallery and Limbo at Wangaratta Art Gallery. She is currently completing her third year at the VCA with a major in Painting.

Tace Kelly

Tace Kelly is a contemporary artist and performer. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) at MADA in 2014 and has since exhibited at Seventh Gallery, Kings ARI and Dark MOFO (2016) in collaboration with artist Kit Wise.

 

Image credit: Katrina Dobbs, Untitled (yellow frame), oil on linen, 16" x 20", 2016.

Date

Opening: Friday 10 March, 6 - 8pm
Exhibition: Saturday 11 March - Saturday 8 April* **EXTENDED**

Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm
Saturday - 12pm to 5pm

Venue

G1 + G2, Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin

Cost

Admission free

Performance time:

Friday 10 March only - 6pm to 8pm (with breaks)

rsvp:

Contents Exhibition Opening event