Arts Project Australia is excited to bring a multi-dimensional experience to its Collingwood Yards gallery space from Saturday 10 July to Sunday 22 August titled Material World.
Referencing personal worlds created in response to physical surrounding, the exhibition features APA artists Mark Smith, Adrian Lazzaro, Bronwyn Hack, Rosie O’Brien, Chris O’Brien, Fulli Andrinopoulos, Anne Lynch, Dorothy Berry, Matthew Gove and Terry Williams.
The featured artistic practices and works testify to the movement between – and stark transition from – idea and concept to visceral threads and textiles.
Co-curated by Peter Douglas and Jodie Kipps, audiences can expect a tactile multi-dimensional display that represents corporal curiosity, sexual politics, the home, possessions, consumerism and the imaginary world.
Douglas and Kipps consider the mood of the works to represent two distinct personalities: one of a grandma and one of a punk, with hopes that audiences vividly experience a duplexity between the pieces.
“From controversial 'hot' topics to the everyday - Material World is a tangible textile conversation that invites others to experience and be a part of the artists very own world. We want to show the marker and the artist, to unravel for the viewer; part of the mystery behind these artist's work and their distinct processes,” explains co- curators Douglas and Kipps.
Material World is the third exhibition to be presented within Arts Project Australia’s inaugural program at Collingwood Yards, and the only exhibition in 2021 curated by APA’s staff artists, who work closely with each represented artist in the Northcote studio. As part of APA’s commitment to accessibility, the exhibition will also be presented as a virtual show during the same dates.
A creative social enterprise providing support for individuals with intellectual disabilities, Arts Project Australia is a not-for-profit organisation promoting artists work and advocating for inclusion within contemporary art practice. Since its inception, Arts Project Australia has continued to strive for excellence, both in the quality of the exhibitions presented at the Collingwood Yards space, and the quality of the innovative studio program attended by 150+ artists at their Northcote location and online (Satellite Arts).
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