ALCOA MANDURAH ART GALLERY

Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah, WA 6210

Gallery hours vary, please see website below

T 9550 3900

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SPACED 2

UNTIL 25 NOV

 

SPACED is a recurring international event of socially engaged art. Conceived and coordinated by International Art Space (formerly IASKA) spaced brings together international and Australian artists with communities throughout Western Australia to explore the relationship between globalisation and local identity.

 

Crossing the boundaries of art, history and community, spaced 2: future recall invites you to rediscover regional Western Australia from the viewpoint of 14 acclaimed international and Australian contemporary artists.

spaced 2: future recall is an international group exhibition that showcases the artistic, cultural and social outcomes of the second edition of spaced, a recurring international event of socially engaged art. The exhibition draws together works made by Australian and overseas artists who lived and worked for extended periods in Western Australian rural and remote communities throughout 2013- 14, developing new works based on a engagement with local residents, histories and landscapes.

Tea Mäkipää, Battle of Australia, 2014-15, (detail)

Tony Albert, Brother (Our present), 2013, pigment print on paper. Image courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf

DEAD CENTRE

30 NOV - 14 JAN

OFFICIAL OPENING 2PM SUNDAY 3 DEC FOYER GALLERY

 

The tour of this exhibition Dead Centre is managed by ART ON THE MOVE. ART ON THE MOVE is supported by the State Government through Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

 

“I’m not on the outside looking in, I’m not on the inside looking out, I’m in the dead fucking centre, looking around.”

Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul’s Outro, Section.80, 2011

 

Artists: Tony Albert (NSW), Abdul Abdullah (NSW), Olga Cironis (WA), Barbara Cleveland (NSW), Nathan Beard (WA), Megan Cope (VIC), Liam Colgan (WA), Thea Costantino (WA), Léuli Eshraghi (VIC), Angela Tiatia (NSW)

Curated by Anna Louise Richardson and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah this group exhibition aims to contextualise a group of artistic voices from around the country that explore and celebrate marginalised identities in the broader spectrum of a multicultural society. Drawing on the experiences of artist connected to different communities including Aboriginal, Polynesian, Persian, Thai, Greek, Italian, Malay, LGBTIQ and Muslin, the exhibition offers a point of access to individual outlooks that contribute and enrich the Australian social landscape.

 

Mr Abdullah said, “The project was inspired by the current political climate that normalises divisive and misleading rhetoric about cultural diversity in Australia. It also explores photography and the moving image as a visual format that gives a documentary nature to the ideas being expressed.”

 

Dead Centre discusses the problematic expectations of the individual in finding their place in a social landscape characterised by simplistic and divisive assumptions.

 

Ms Richardson continues, “We hope that audiences will be exposed to the practices of a group of Australian artists who work re ects on the diversity of Australian identity. Allowing a platform that voices, different outlooks is important in understanding the impact of politicised issues on individual human beings.”

 

 

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