Solo shows by Chloe Vallance, Regina Längle and group show, Old Shed
Opening 4th April 6 to 9pm
Running 5th to 19th April
Open by appointment, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9383 2263
Gallery 1 & 2
Leon Van De Graaff . Alister Karl . Ive Surrocuk . Josephine Waite
What's he building in there? What the hell is he building in there? He has subscriptions to those magazines... He never waves when he goes by he's hiding something from the rest of us... He's all to himself... I think I know why... He took down the tyre swing from the Peppertree... He has no children of his own you see... He has no dog... And he has no friends and
his lawn is dying...
Now what's that sound from under the door? He's pounding nails into a Hardwood floor... and I swear to god I heard someone moaning low... and I keep seeing the blue light of a T.V. show...
He has a router and a table saw...
He has no friends...but he gets a lot of mail...I'll bet he spent a little time in jail... I heard he was up on the roof last night signalling with a flashlight...
And what's that tune he's always whistling...
(Tom Waits, 'What's He Building')
Documents of a Daily Practice
The central focus of my work is studio based painting and drawing. My work
has been formed through the exploration of portraiture; people engaging in a
creative and playful activity and how they relate to people, objects and space.
I paint with water colours, gouache and ink and draw with colour pencils on
paper and plywood and recycled objects. I see my portraiture work as an
archive of intimate engagements; documents of a daily practice.
I am currently completing my Masters by Research in Fine Art at RMIT
University. I recently received a scholarship to study painting and drawing in
Rome during the European summer of this year. I intend to continue to travel
to expand my research based art practice into new realms.
To give everyone the opportunity to decide by themselves, to show oneself in your own way – in the way you see yourself. To create a space in which one defines oneself, alternate to the public face. But to what extent are we influenced by our environment? Are we free to choose ourselves or are we just the result of our environment?
People with disabilities have special skills. They often can show their feelings straighter.
A series of self-portraits in collaboration with ‘ArtLife’ at the Footscray Community Art Centre has enabled the continuation of this project.
Regina Längle, lives and works in Austria, Vienna, found inspiration on this project in her sister Armina with Down syndrome. In October 2013, she already held an exhibition about ‘I Myself’ with photographs of 40 people with special needs, which was very well appealed to the visitors.
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