Palya Art has a long history of working with, and for, Indigenous peoples living in far reaching communities across NorthWest Australia.
“PALYA”, (a Pintupi greeting word) is an outstanding exhibition of fine, traditional and contemporary Aboriginal artworks, with impeccable provenance, from North West Australia.
Image: Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Syaw (Fishnet) (2012). Synthetic Polymer Paint on Belgian Linen. 990 x 980 mm ©Regina Wilson, Durrmu Arts and Palya Art 2012
Steph Bolt photo documents daily life. The subject matter is deliberately non heroic and celebrates our differences and similarities.
Central elements of Bolt’s art practice are photography, travel and colour. Through print and sculptural media she observes, records and explores the commonality of everyday life, often finding humour within this.
This new body of work focuses on the people around Melbourne.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Image: lollypop lady, 2015, acrylic sheet & plywood, 2400 x 1200mm.
With Colin Moody & Belinda McClory
A radical abstraction by Colin Moody.
Directed by Chris Mead.
MR & MRS MACBETH is a radical abstraction of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. It places literature’s most infamous couple in a holding pen of infinite justice. Here all their lost dreams and thwarted ambitions are thrown back at them as they torture themselves with only the lines of the play to give voice to. It is perhaps, if hell exists, a private cell in Dante’s Inferno. Permanently awaiting an execution that will never arrive.
Image: Rough Beast.
By Dan Walls. Directed by Wayne Pearn.
“I opened the door and there was red everywhere. On the desk, on the carpet. About half a metre away, was this hammer.
F***ing red as.”
One morning at a remote Western Australian school in Meekatharra, an Education Department auditor’s head is bashed in with a hammer. The night before, a pack of teachers have a blinder at a barbie, tensions building about all that school equipment they’ve borrowed. Two weeks before that, the school caught fire. Twice.
In the years before any of this, Headmaster and Aussie larrikin John McDonald became an upstanding pillar of the community, one good deed at a time.
At the end of the day, a small town will be hit hard by a shocking act of violence no one will forget.
Bad behaviour isn’t confined to the school yard in Meeka.
Based on a true story.
Cast: Kevin Summers, Brett Whittingham, Bridgette Burton, Christina Costigan, Heidi Valkenburg, Liam Gillespie
Ironwood with Anneke Scott, historic horns
“Sweet beauty to be stolen”
Don Giovanni – Mozart
Ironwood teams up with Anneke Scott, historic horn (UK) to launch their new ABC Classics recording – some rediscovered world premieres of Mozart – stolen by him and by others.
Playing detective in the British Library, Anneke discovered some great arrangements of some Mozart gems, by Covent Garden entrepreneur Barham Livius, as well as mysterious & cheeky horn players known by Mozart – Giovanni Punto, and Giovanni Puzzi.
Informed by 19th c performance practices, Ironwood brings a new sound to Mozart, the opera, and the historic horns of the early nineteenth centuries in this superb virtuoso concert for horn, strings & fortepiano.
PRE-BOOK YOUR TICKETS & RECEIVE A FREE DOWNLOAD LINK for Ironwood’s Mozart Horn Quintet 1st Movement. Please note: this offer is only available to patrons who provide us with their email address and it is not valid for door sales.
Image by Sophie Raymond.
fortyfivedownstairs Partnership with The Boite
Tomás Arroquero male dance, Jini Lim female dance, Manolo Jaen singer, Kieren Ray guitarist.
Dancer Tomás Arroquero sees contemporary Flamenco as an art that evolves from within the dancer, informed and shaped by intense study of the aesthetics and essence of the magnificent, ancient Andalucian tradition. Working with guitarist Kieren Ray, dancer, Jini Lim, and singer, Manolo Jaen, Tomás explores ways of shifting and realigning the contextual relevance away from ‘only a traditional cultural based art form’ into the immediate world of contemporary Melbourne.
Enjoy the rare opportunity of watching the ensemble perform in an intimate concert at fortyfivedownstairs.
By William Hannagan & Belinda Jenkin. Dramaturge & Mentor: Petra Kalive.
A windy night. A summer storm is brewing. A house. Old and rickety. Seemingly abandoned. This is Tom’s house. But the others don’t know that. They just think he found it on Gumtree. And who cares if the roof’s leaking when the rent’s this cheap. Tonight is their first night there: Tom’s first night back. And he’s determined to make it right: to make up with Kelly, to hook up with Mia, to overcome what he’s been running from all these years. And even though the walls are whispering, and even though Daisy’s convinced the place is haunted, he won’t runaway. Not again.
After an incredible development reading and workshop as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Will Hannagan and Belinda Jenkin are bringing HouseWarming, a new musical, back to Melbourne. Join them for an evening of selected songs and scenes from the show, with some of Melbourne’s hottest emerging singer-actors.
CAST: Adam Noviello, Rebecca Moore, Josie Lane, Jack O’Riley, Rhys Velasquez, Belinda Jenkin.
Logo design by Esther Parsons. Image by Siena Stone.
Gertrude Opera’s second Culture Project, connecting opera with stories of social justice and humanitarian issues of our time, takes a Benjamin Britten Church Parable loosely based on a medieval Japanese Noh play and moulds to tell a modern tale, of a hypocritical, selfish society. Confronting the ill-treatment, abduction and death of a child, and reactions to grief-induced madness, to an exquisitely beautiful, gripping score for small chamber ensemble, we call into question society’s methods of coping with profound loss – loss of family, of house, of mind – and how we as a group treat those who think, act, or react to tragedy, differently from us.
A Gertrude Opera Culture Project
Artistic Director Linda Thompson
Designer Peter Corrigan
Lighting Greg Carroll
Costumes Amelia Carroll
Music Direction: Evan Lawson, Dr David Kram, Pam Christie, Irina Cherkasski.
Performed with chamber ensemble.
Image: Gertrude Opera.
Flight from Silence
Flight from Silence honours lost memories and untold experiences. Artists Lisa Sewards and Anna Taylor deliver bodies of work that both complement and define the other.
Taylor’s Home Sweet Home – a Memorial for families of veterans is a collection of unique state artist books which contain the stories of women and children who have vicariously experienced the impact of war. Taylor’s multi layered paintings depict key war sites referred to by the families, seen from the air.
Seward’s work illuminates war heroes of the feathered kind; the carrier pigeons who contributed toward saving countless lives during WW2. In an installation of vintage drop parachutes the avian and wartime experience of flight, risk and valour subtly converge.
Lisa Sewards: Saturday 16 May, 2pm
Anna Taylor: Saturday 23 May, 2pm
Closing drinks with the artists:
Saturday 30 May, 2pm – 4pm
(including a performance by Cate Taylor)
Images: (TOP) White Vision, 2015, Lisa Sewards, mixed media on BFK Rives 300gsm, 500mm x 600 mm, unique state. Photo
Chrisvan der Spuy. (BOTTOM) Siberia (detail), 2015, Anna Taylor, acrylic paint and ink drawing, 760mm x 760 mm. Photo Michelle Ferriera.
fortyfivedownstairs Partnership with The Boite
Tamandua play Brazilian Choro (Portuguese word pronounced SHOH-roh), a genre that encapsulates the sonic complexities of jazz, the dance-able rhythms of tango and samba and the subtleties of classical chamber music.
The members of Tamandua have all performed regularly with choro legend Doug de Vries and studied music in Brazil. They bring a fresh, contemporary approach with a line-up of flute, 7 string guitar, cavaquinho (like a ukulele with steel strings), drum kit and percussion, playing music from the complete gamut of choro; 19th century to world premieres. Fast, energetic and addictive.
SPECIAL GUEST JUST ANNOUNCED! Renowned musician Tamil Rogeon (violin) will join Tamandua on some special tunes. Tamil has worked with an eclectic array of collaborators including Aloe Blacc, Krystle Warren, Orchestra Victoria, The Australian Youth, and Australian DJ/producer Ennio Styles. Expect daring and fiery improvisations!
Images: Tamandua by Ella Mack Photography; Tamil Rogeon courtesy of Tamandua.
By Lachlan Philpott. Inspired by actual events.
What if someone you love vanished without a trace?
A young boy is separated from his mother and goes missing in Disneyland. Adrift in the artificial world of giant mice and noisy parades, nobody can account for what happened in the seven frantic hours before he’s found.
Years later his life seems normal; stable; happy. But something about that day haunts him. Something about that day remains unresolved. And then, he disappears again …
Colder explores the infinite unknowns surrounding missing persons and the fog of purgatory that engulfs those left behind. How do you grieve someone’s loss when your only hope is their return?
Colder won the R.E. Ross Trust Award in 2006 and was short-listed for the Griffin Award.
Director: Alyson Campbell Sound Design: Chris Wenn Assistant Director: Cathy Hunt
Cast: William McBride, Lyall Brooks, Katie Jean Harding, Anthony Johnson, Sapidah Kian, Caroline Lee.
fortyfivedownstairs Partnership with The Boite
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French gypsy swing virtuosos La Mauvaise Réputation are Australia’s most authentic interpreters of the wild rhythms and passion of 1930s Parisian hot jazz and the beautiful melodies of classic French chanson – sung en français, bien sûr.
A four piece ensemble of vocals/guitar (Paul Gillett), accordion (Salvatore Greco), double-bass (Enzo Ruberto) and the extraordinary talents of internationally-acclaimed manouche guitarist Jon Delaney, the group’s repertoire specialises in the timeless songs of Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet and Serge Gainsbourg and Jean Sablon and the unique sounds of Django Reinhardt.
La Mauvaise Réputation has performed at festivals, jazz clubs, private functions and high-profile events across Australia. In 2011 they released their début album Tours Eiffel en Plastique. Their second album Bad Reputation was released in 2014.
By Noëlle Janaczewska. Dramaturg & director: Kathryn Millard.
A playwright’s more or less unrequited correspondence with the Minister/s for Immigration & Border Protection.
I’d signed petitions and marched on demonstrations. For all the anger I felt about Australia’s treatment of asylum-seekers, what had I, Noëlle Janaczewska, actually done?
Words would be my weapon of choice.
So on Christmas Day 2013 I wrote a letter to Scott Morrison, the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. A paper, snail-mail missive, not an email
And every Wednesday for the next 6 months, I wrote to the Minister.
This is our correspondence …
Featuring Maude Davey, Anni Davey, Gabi Barton, Anna Lumb
Maude Davey, Anni Davey, Anna Lumb and Gabi Barton present RetroFuturismus, a new future-focussed vaudeville with a retro twist: Post-burlesque, anti internet, completely live!
RetroFuturismus will present a fabricated and tightly managed world overseen by the Davey twins channeling the visionary cultural prophets who led us into the 21st century – Fritz Lang, David Bowie, Stanley Kubrick, Bjork and more – and featuring explosive interruptions from guest artists.
RetroFuturismus is an immersive performance extravaganza presenting an alternative nostalgic vision of the present – NOW never looked more like the future!
Final week 24-28 June ! Guest performers include: Simone Page Jones, Gabi Barton, Teresa Blake, James Andrews and Ben Hancock
Images: RetroFuturismus – Anni Davey & Maude Davey, Anna Lumb, Gabi Barton. Photos by Jo Duck.
METASYSTEMS is a contemporary dance performance that analyses our human interactions with the environment from the individual to the universal.
Through the documentation and translation of the processes taking place at the construction site, METASYSTEMS is an observation of the rapidly evolving landscape we inhabit. This physically demanding and rhythmically hypnotic work creates the awareness of a world in flux, a space that is simultaneously being constructed and deconstructed.
An exhibition featuring film, explanations of the process and a series of drawings designed by architect Anna Tweeddale documenting the work.
Choreographer: James Batchelor
Visual Artist: Madeline Beckett
Performers: James, Batchelor, Emma Batchelor, Madeline Beckett, Amber McCartney
3D Printed Design: XYZ Workshop
Consulting Architect: Studio Apparatus (Anna Tweeddale)
This project has been assisted by the City of Melbourne.
Image: METASYSTEMS – image by James Batchelor.
The Printed Painting
Gavin Brown’s exhibition The Printed Painting demonstrates a vibrancy of colour and collage.
This exhibition revisits the process of printmaking that was a hallmark of Brown’s early textile designs of the 1980s.
As an exploration of changing technological printing methods, Brown’s utilisation of a ‘low-tech’ method is reimagined in the spirit of current digital printing aesthetics. The resulting images are manipulated, split and reflected back upon themselves in Brown’s idiosyncratic style.
Image: Gavin Brown, Wings of Desire, 2015, ink and oil on canvas, 1220mm x 1530 mm
Bone Idol is the result of Chris Orr’s fascination with the manipulation of digital images as art forms.
Orr obsessively scans and photographs a chosen object to achieve optimum light and shade, revealing previously unrecognised terrains through the ensuing layers of digitised form.
The object is rinsed, saturated and drowned in colour before being blanketed in a collage of decorative stencils and architectural motifs. The result is a carnivalised catacomb of cranial confections; Bone Idol.
Image: Chris Orr, Sun Shone, 2015, digital manipulation on rag, 1000mm x 800 mm
Program Three: Forgotten Heroes of World War 1 - CANCELLED
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has regrettably been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Images: SHORTS@45 graphic design by Miranda Costa.
Emerging Artist Award 2015
fortyfivedownstairs and Future Leaders present the inaugural Emerging Artist Award 2015.
The Emerging Artist Award 2015 brings together the best emerging artists from universities across Victoria for a two-week exhibition. With $3000 of prize money on offer, esteemed judge Ron Ramsey will select two submissions that best demonstrate originality and innovation.
Emerging Art Australia are partnering with fortyfivedownstairs to offer the Emerging Art Australia People’s Choice Award. The crowd favourite will win a $500 prize package that includes the option of joining Emerging Art Australia as a VIP artist.
To vote, simply use the hashtag
#EAA2015 + the artist’s surname
on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
First Prize: Prue Stevenson
Second Prize: Glen Clancey
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Image: fortyfivedownstairs gallery, image by Alix Bromley and Talya Chalef (2009). Design by Elle Bentley.
Solstice - of darkness and light
A solstice marks the two brief moments during an astronomical year when day and night meet as equals.
This elusive balance between dreaming and wakefulness, the conscious and the unconscious, and the natural cycles around and within us, are the focus of Solstice – of darkness and light.
An exhibition of contemporary jewellery, objects and image by Aurelia Yeomans, Inari Kiuru and Naoko Inuzuka.
Image: Inari Kiuru, Solstice, 2015, digital media
by Jane Miller, directed by Alice Bishop
“You know who I am, don’t you?”
When a young man turns up on Mel and Leo’s doorstep asking for peanut butter on toast and a band aid, they want to believe he might be their missing son…but is he really who he appears to be?
And how does he know so much about hypnotizing swans?
Following the success of True Love Travels on a Gravel Road, 15 Minutes from Anywhere presents the premiere production of a dark comedy about a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a big box of Lego.
Cast: Natalie Carr, David Kambouris,
Matthew Molony, Samuel Russo
Set design: Kelsey Henderson
Lighting design: Bronwyn Pringle
Stage Manager: Hayley Fox
Image by Alice Bishop/Karen Slade – Brief Eater Design.
“It’s beautiful writing…. (that establishes) Miller as one of Melbourne’s most exciting independent writers” – Aussie Theatre
“Miller’s script is something quite unique” – Theatre Press
“Cuckoo had me rapt from start to finish… 4 out of 5 stars” – Arts Hub
Epiphany is an exhibition that came about through commonalities in the creative process of artists Theo Papathomas and Helen Andrade.
“At the end of the creative process we hold a mirror to ourselves and see a reflection of who we are, how we feel, the way we perceive the world and how we fit into the world.”
The theme of landscape and nature is used throughout Epiphany as a metaphor for the instinct and nature of the human condition. The expressionist and intuitive manner of painting results in a realisation; an epiphany of life experience.
Images: Theo Papathomas, Sinner, oil and enamel, 1800 x 1500mm; Helen Andrade, Figure in the Forest, acrylic, 770 x 620mm.
Michael Pearce has developed a series of luminous, lyrical and evocative pastel and charcoal works on paper.
Lacuna explores the contrast and balance between the vertical and horizontal; and positive and negative space.
This exhibition is the result of Pearce’s interest in the intrinsic qualities of pastel markings and texture, with the use of spontaneous lines against the spatially challenging long horizontal paper format.
Michael Pearce, Lacuna, pastel on BFK Rives 300gsm paper, 350 x 900mm
“This year Craft turns 45 years old, and to celebrate this milestone we are pleased to launch the inaugural Victorian Craft Award. The Award is a biennial event facilitated by Craft Victoria in the pursuit of presenting and celebrating excellence in the crafts. The award presents emerging, mid-career and established craftspeople across the state of Victoria from individuals utilising craft skills, processes and materials.” – Craft Victoria
Finalists will be on show in the award exhibition across four venues – Craft Victoria, fortyfivedownstairs, Sofitel Melbourne and 1 Spring St foyer.
By Brett C. Leonard
The Age, August 2015
I wish every American play we staged here was performed with this level of assurance and flair – Cameron Woodhead, The Age
The play gets under your skin - Variety
A POWERFULLY redemptive celebration of forgiveness and unconventional beauty…startling, moving and at times, difficult to bear in its stark authenticity - Chicago Theater
A devastating new play exploring the impact of addiction and the aftermath of those affected. Set in the heart of America, “The Long Red Road” – a Native American term for the journey towards redemption and inner peace – is the story of Sam and Bob, two brothers struggling to move beyond years of anger and resentment. The women in their lives also seeking resolution and Sam’s young daughter desperate to reunite with her father, leaving Sam to decide if he will face his demons and those he left in their wake.
Brett C. Leonard offers a story of the wandering journey through the desert of self destruction and the six tormented souls that charter the territories known as The Long Red Road.
Produced through special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc. New York.
Image: The Long Red Road. Photograph by Tracii Caroline, graphic design by Dark Miaco.
Written & performed by James McCaughey
Five conversations take place across two programs, performed on consecutive dates;
Program One: August 12, 14, 16: The Gods assist in an Investigation and A Toast to the Gods.
Program Two: August 13, 15, 16: Seminar with the Gods about Progress, The Gods attend a Counselling Session about Loss of Identity and To the God at the Door
James McCaughey conjures up gods, Greek, Christian, Hindu, Indigenous and others. He challenges them about their mortality, offers them a toast, invites them to a seminar about progress and counsels them to get over fears that they may be losing their identity.
Over five conversations an intimacy builds. The gods, present and invisible, dangerous and entertaining, enter the performance space for a few minutes and leave traces of their existence. The show is part comedy, part enquiry, part epic story-telling, part-pilgrimage, part-pisstake. Gods who have never spoken to each other enter as embodiments of the world’s comedy and tragedy. The Hero, the Diva, the Has-Been, the Saviour – argue for their lives in their one last chance.
Book a Conversations with the Gods Package and see both programs for a special price (Full $50, Senior $40, and Concession $30).
Images by Adis Hondo.
“Like a Michael Leunig cartoon, mysterious and pregnant with meaning…” - Chris Boyd, The Australian, 21 August 2015
Celebrating a return to the solo stage after the highly successful production THE COLLAPSIBLE MAN, Gerard Van Dyck presents a new, intimate dance theatre work.
Part nightmare, part time capsule, part gift. A surreal physical poem.
PICNIC explores notions of innocence, naivety, creativity and chaos as Gerard’s character challenges the artist’s philosophical role in society by cleverly leaping between childlike regression and adult responsibility.
PICNIC combines nuanced and athletic choreography, machine gun monologues, illusion and intelligent humour to present an absurd meditation on the importance of creativity.
Conceived, choreographed and performed by Gerard Van Dyck. Writer: Marieke Hardy. Composer: Alisdair Macindoe.
The performances on Sunday 23 August (including Q&A) and Thursday 27 August will be Auslan interpreted. Companion cardholders receive one free ticket (phone & door bookings only).
To download a copy of the PICNIC program please visit http://www.kage.com.au/project/picnic/description
Image by Jeff Busby.
Rodney Schaffer’s photographic series Luna is an exploration of the perception and interaction with one’s surroundings.
The series utilises urban and rural elements of the Australian landscape as a specific vehicle for how we interpret what is around us.
The European in Australia. A young community in an ancient place. A collision of cultures.
Image: Rod Schaffer, Crocodylus Porosus, 2015, archival pigment on cotton rag print, 600mm x 800 mm
Is This How You Feel?
Australia’s leading climate researchers respond to the question, “How does climate change make you feel?” in an exhibition showcasing their hand-written letters collected by Science Communicator Joe Duggan.
These researchers have dedicated their lives to understanding climate change, but this is the first time they have been asked to describe their feelings. They write with passion, stepping away from the clinical and sterile prose common in research. The letters show raw, heartfelt emotion. Fear, anxiety, despair, hope.
This exhibition has been made possible by National Science Week 2015 and Inspiring Australia.
By Louris van de Geer. Directed by Mark Pritchard.
Inspired by a constellation of strange real life situations – group suicide in Japan, a woman who famously faked her survival of the 9/11 attacks and Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome, a disorder in which parents make their children sick in order to attract attention; TRIUMPH brings humour, insight and imagination to the culture of celebrity victimhood and performative grieving that has engulfed the post-9/11 world.
“This story is mine. It is not actually reality, but MY reality, my way of surviving” Misha Defonseca, author of fake Holocaust memoir.
Cast includes: Aljin Abela, Bridie Noonan, Leone White
Left Bauer Productions
The Herald Sun (review from 2015 season)
Inspired by Maria Callas’ 1971 visit to New York’s Juilliard School of Music, Terrence McNally’s Master Class is a searing, funny and touching depiction of opera’s most beloved diva.
At the time, Callas’ own career singing on the world’s great stages had drawn to a close, her voice a shadow of its former glory. Six years later, Callas’ death at the age of fifty three sealed her legend as a real life tragic heroine.
Featuring stage and screen star Maria Mercedes as Callas and three of Australia’s most exciting young operatic talents, Master Class shares the wisdom, humour and torment of a woman who knows what it takes to live the dream.
Image: Masterclass. Photographer: Sarah Walker .
★★★★ “It’s hard to imagine anyone giving a better performance as Maria Callas in the hit Broadway play Master Class than Maria Mercedes does here; in fact, it’s a role she seems born to play.” Jo Litson, Sunday Telegraph
“Mercedes is magnetic when expertly masking the emptiness beneath the contained surface.” Deborah Jones, The Australian
“Master Class is truly a master class in performance and presentation, a lesson in excellence. Brava!” Richard Cotter, Australian Stage
Curated by Claire McArdle and Chloë Powell
The carousel turns and with each revolution comes an evolution, as familiar views are given fresh insight. And so it is in contemporary jewellery and object, as new generations of artists climb aboard. From old ideas spring new revelations, familiar forms become strange under new hands and well-loved materials produce striking innovations.
Carousel is a snapshot of this particular moment in contemporary jewellery and object. The exhibition frames eleven early career artists from Australia, Austria, Finland, Germany, New Zealand and Thailand at a crucial point on their trajectory, between graduation and life as an established artist.
In association with Radiant Pavilion.
Image: Sian Edwards, Laced Monitor (stole), 2014, brass mesh, gold plated sterling silver, onyx beads, approx 115 x 20 x 1cm (laying flat)
Shaun Tan, Courtney Jackson, Marcos Guzman & Inari Kiuru
“Go, said the bird, for the leaves were full of children,
Hidden excitedly, containing laughter.
Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind
Cannot bear very much reality.
Time past and time future
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present.”
T. S. Eliot, 1935
An extract from Burnt Norton (Quartet One), Four Quartets
Go, said the bird borrows its title from a poem by T.S. Eliot. The exhibition presents the work of four artists who examine the ambiguous nature of time through images, objects and jewellery.
In association with Radiant Pavilion.
Image: Shaun Tan, The crossing, 2015, oil on canvas.
Mr Modi's Inheritance
Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister of India on 26 May 2014. As a child, he helped his father sell tea at the Vadnagar railway station. He is now the democratically elected leader of 1.21 billion people.
This exhibition was created in and around New Delhi in the month prior to Modi’s election victory. The social problems he has inherited seem almost insurmountable. However, they are addressed each day by a people with boundless optimism, a dogged will to survive, and an ability to create things of beauty out of the most desperate circumstances.
The layers of societal and cultural complexity are echoed in the layering of the large giclee prints. By digitally manipulating the photographs and ensuing imagery, complex webs of untold stories begin to emerge.
Image: Mark Chew, Books, 2014, 140 x 105cm, giclee print
The Drawing Room
The Drawing Room is an exhibition of prints, drawings and bas reliefs created by James Yuncken at intervals over a period between 1990 and 2009.
At each interval a different creative impulse prevailed. The Drawing Room is set up to display not only the art created at each interval, but also the impulses that fed the creative processes at each distinct phase.
Not only an exhibition, The Drawing Room is an interior space furnished and replete with materials and writings. Visitors can sit and contemplate, if they wish, not only the artworks, but the materials and thoughts that formed the influences and motivations underlying them.