Good as Gold
RMIT Object Based Practice
Graduating Student Exhibition 2013
Ruby Aitchison, Natasha Avila, Meghan Ayton, Sue Buchanan, Pamela Chan, Katie Collins, Natt Diamond, Rachel Fares, Eli Giannini, Annie Gobel, Fatima Grant, Cecielia Ezra Gregory, Marcos Guzman, Zahrah Habibullah, Sarah Jones (Stubbs), Kim Jonsson, Varuni Kanagasundaram, Inari Kiuru, Wendy Korol, Jasmina Krupic, Steven Leslie, Bethwyn Mell, Roslyn Ann Peric, Stephen Robb, Jana Roman, Elise Sheehan, Kate Wischusen, Michael Wong, Xuelin Wong.
Guest speaker at opening: Susan Cohn, Contemporary Jeweller, Designer and Curator.
- To call forth or up;
- To re-create imaginatively.
Sarah Coghlan, Talisha Ohanessian, Lucy Wang and Jennifer Mills are four Melbourne-based musicians who want to bring and exchange ideas in sharing the music that they know with the people who come to hear it. Igor Stravinsky, Arvo Pärt, Béla Bartók and Olivier Messiaen are four composers separated by style and time but connected by their common search for meaning and voice in their art. These four young performers and these four iconic composers come together in a concert of imagination, re-creation and evocation.
Works include: Stravinsky L’Histoire du soldat, Pärt Spiegel im Spiegel, Bartók Contrasts, Messiaen Quatuor pour le fin du temps
Performers: Violin Sarah Coghlan, Clarinet Talisha Ohanessian, Cello Jennifer Mills, Piano Lucy Wang
EVOKE has been made possible with the generous support of the EC Wellisch Bequest and the Faculty of the MCM-VCA of the University of Melbourne.Images courtesy of Karen Files.
CATHEXIS is a new project initiated by four of Melbourne’s most innovative performers. They come together to explore new possibilities in collaboration and interpretation of the music of our time. All core members of CATHEXIS are widely respected in the field of classical music and improvisation, each having gained a profile nationally and internationally as well as being renowned for risk-taking in their art form. Come experience and be immersed in the world that CATHEXIS will create- with special guest artist Renae Shadler.
Australian compositions: Liza Lim’s Ehwaz, James Rushford’s Glorious Union
Australian premieres: Cecilia Arditto’s Musica Invisible, Improvisations, Stephen Feigenbaum’s Angel
Artists: Lina Andonovska (flute), Callum G’Froerer (trumpet), Matthias Schack-Arnott (percussion), Peter De Jager (keyboard), Renae Shadler (movement)
Image credit, Asher Floyd.
Cabaret Double Bill: In association with Midsumma Festival
Featuring Michael Griffiths, Written & directed by Dean Bryant
|SWEET DREAMS: SONGS BY ANNIE LENNOX
‘Griffiths and his alter ego Lennox are the stars of the show and shine brilliantly; a must see’ – AUSTRALIAN STAGE
The one-man pop cabaret masterpiece that will play with your heart
Michael Griffiths IS Annie Lennox. No accent, costume or wig. Lyrics have been plumbed for new meaning, melodies reinterpreted, all peppered with candid musings and remembrances from the moody songstress herself. From the gender-bending early days as one half of 80s new wave sensation Eurythmics through to her stunning solo career, her bittersweet lyrics share her triumphs and her heartbreak.
IN VOGUE: SONGS BY MADONNA
Michael Griffiths IS Madonna as you’ve never seen or heard her before. No accent, costume or wig. Just ‘Madge’ accompanying herself at the piano leading you on a journey through her tough life and tender songs. Strike a pose, get into the groove and express yourself as Madonna opens her heart!
Direct from sell-out seasons in New York, Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart, Auckland, Perth, Brisbane and a 5-star smash hit at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013.
embodied features diverse work by four contemporary jewellers from Australia, New Zealand and America. Tassia Joannides, Suse Scholem, Rachel Timmins and Selina Woulfe break conventions of wearability, each incorporating performance; photography; ephemeral and interactive work as well as object making in their practices.
embodied brings these artists together for the first time to engage audiences in unique dialogues on the body.
Supported by the City of Melbourne
Curated by Suse Scholem
Opening night guest speaker
Image: Experiential Jewellery (single strand) by Selina Woufle, 2008, print.
“I own this space. Creating art is a way for me to belong to myself.
Using photography as a foundation I exploit the perception of truth and value. Through constructing false realities or by attacking the photograph directly, do these tainted images retain their facade? Do they still represent a believable truth? Is this valuable? In questioning human worth, my concern is to own space or property, whether that is intellectual,conceptual or physical (gallery) space. The artworks present the manipulated body that transgresses both fragility and empowerment. It exists to be both frightened and frightening.
Image: Darumatto, 2011, acrylic paint & paste up on board, 1414 x 1000mm; Sarah5, 2013, acrylic paint on cartridge print, 841 x 594mm.
Zoe Knighton presents the six suites for violoncello solo by J.S Bach, in the accumulation of three concerts in one day in the intimate space of fortyfivedownstairs.
As a founding member of Flinders Quartet (our quartet in residence), Zoe has toured internationally and appears with the Quartet regularly at Australian festivals, as well as their own celebrated subscription series. The group has commissioned many works and continues to be a champion of Australian Chamber music.
“Flinders Quartet…whose players give such care and unanimity of musical thought to Australian Chamber Music” Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald
Book for the concert of your choice, or make a day of it and book a Feast of Bach Pack, which gains you entry to all three concerts as well as a delicious lunch-box fit for Bach himself!
Suite No. 1 in G BWV 1007
Suite No. 2 in D minor BWV 1008
Suite No. 3 in C BWV 1009
Suite No. 4 in E flat BWV 1010
Suite No. 5 in C minor BWV 1011
Suite No. 6 in D BWV 1012
Watch this space for more exciting announcements to come!
image 1 by Monty Cole; image 2 by Sarah Walker.
Written & performed by Zulya Kamalova, directed by Maude Davey
When everything is in a state of upheaval and the stakes are high, can a woman shape a new destiny or is she bound forever to tradition and history?
In this musical tragicomedy, revolutionary Inessa Armand seeks to introduce the concept of “free love” to the new proletarian ideology of Bolshevik Russia, but her famous lover Vladimir Lenin dismisses it as a bourgeois concept. Inessa’s alter egos, the modern and feminine Eva and the ancient Maya, the shaman, are constantly present while she attempts to establish what is more important – personal happiness or the great cause.
Driven by a startling mix of traditional and contemporary musical styles, Evolution, Revolution and the Mail Order Bride tells the intertwining stories of three women, all performed by Zulya Kamalova, and accompanied by musicians Erkki Veltheim (violin, electric mandolin), Charlotte Jacke (cello), Justin Marshall (piano, percussion) and Donald Stewart (trombone, trumpet).
The development of this project was supported by the Australian Council for the Arts, City of Melbourne and Arts Victoria.
Image credit: photography by Sarah Walker..
Ill-fitted presents a body of work that reflects upon the history of the assimilation of Australian Aboriginal women and their subjection to a western imposition of identity. This imposition involves a process where the subject’s sense of self is manipulated by a dominant cultural ‘gaze’.
In the exhibition, a connection is drawn between human flesh and the bark of the Melaleuca tree. More commonly known as paper bark, this natural substrate could be perceived as a bodily manifestation of an individual; however it also references a cultural connection to country. Within the work, paper ‘flesh’ is rearticulated into forms that have been used to restrict female Indigenous identity: for example, the construct of the dress.
Georgia MacGuire is the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards 2013 winner for three dimensional works.
Supported by the City of Melbourne
Image: Ill-fitted Young, 2013, paperbark and plaster bandage, 1100 x 600 x 250mm.
Finucane & Smith's GLORY BOX
EARLYBIRD SALE! $14 off all tickets until February 14th Valentine’s Day!
Seductive Spectacle, Wild Child Circus, Live Art Exotica, Jaw-dropping cabaret!
The legendary, genre-busting, globally acclaimed seductive and subversive cult-hit Salon storms into Melbourne direct from Paris, London and Buenos Aires for a very wild tenth birthday party!
Led by Queen Provocateur MOIRA FINUCANE – hailed as a “National Treasure” (Australia), “La Gloriosa!”(Latin America), “Sumptuously Demented!” (France) & “OMG!” (NT), we bring you the original, the best and the wildest new work to ever grace the Glory Box stage!
Witness the return of Pearl of the Pacific Azaria Universe; goddess of dark butoh dementia Yumi Umiumare; snake-skin shedding showgirl Lily Paskas; uber-exotique dance siren Holly Durant; wild-child Hawaiian circus star Lilikoi Kaos; & some of our beloved guest artistes from a decade of decadence!
Six Incendiary Divas that strut the world with suitcases bursting with awards, five star reviews, sequined gowns & straightjackets, six inch heels and two-foot nails, strings of pearls (and not much else), cutaway wetsuits, mirrorballs and a single trapeze are set go off like a box of banned firecrackers!
Balloon-popping, show-stopping, jaw-dropping, disco fever!
Image: Finucane & Smith’s Glory Box – The Tenth Anniversary Edition; Moira Finucane Queen Provocateur, images by Jodie Hutchinson. Azaria Universe in The Burlesque Hour, image by Heidrun Lohr.