'Articulate Turns Three' | Exhibition at Articulate project space

I have a small work in a group show at Articulate project space

Opening Friday 6 December 6-9pm
Open Friday - Sunday 11am - 5pm, 7 - 22 December 2013

Come and help celebrate the Third Birthday of this fantastic space, with works by:

Adrian Hall Alicia Poppett Alison Clouston and Boyd Anke St├Ącker Annette Minchin Barbara Halnan Bettina Hill Billy Gruner and Sarah Keighery Chantal Grech Charlie Aarons Christine Olsen Elke Wohlfahrt Emma Hicks Emma Wise Fiona Kemp Gillian Lavery Helen Sturgess India Zegan Jane Burton Taylor Jane Gavan Jacek Przybyszewski Joan Grounds Kath Fries Kathryn Ryan Katie Williams Kelley Stapleton Kevin Sheehan Laine Hogarty Lesley Giovanelli Linden Braye Ling Yuen Lynne Barwick Mandy Burgess Margaret Roberts Marlene Sarroff Michele Beevors Michele Elliot Nola Farman Nuha Saad Paul Sutton Richard Kean Rose Anne McGreevy Shirley Cho Steven Fasan Tracey Clement Virginia Hilyard Vivienne Dadour Wendy Howard William Seeto

Instagram photos from 'Then Things Begin to Change' | Archive Space

Come on down to Archive Space and partake in this ephemeral exhibition #ephemeral2013 #archivespace

'Then Things Begin to Change' | Exhibition at Archive Space

Curator of 'Then Things Begin to Change', Katy Preston, writes:

'That we live in an era in which we are inundated with imagery through social media is not a new observation. The drive to capture the everyday through applications such as Instagram has become second nature. THEN THINGS BEGIN TO CHANGE… #ephemeral2013 explores this strengthening form of interaction with the world around us by creating an evolving exhibition of ephemeral art and asking observers to document its physical transitions in a cumulative virtual exhibition.

Working on varying temporal cycles and continuums the artworks of Kath Fries, Julia Gove, and collaborative artists Kathryn Ryan and Alexandra Spence mark the passing of time through the use of light, sound and material shifts. Changing according to the time of day, the day of the exhibition, and the movements of the observer THEN THINGS BEGIN TO CHANGE… #ephemeral2013 will constitute a different experience for every viewer. All visitors are strongly encouraged to actively engage with the artworks by photographing them (as details or in full, in isolation or in relation to one another) and posting the images on Instagram with the hashtag #ephemeral2013, forming a virtual record that will exist long after the physical exhibition ceases to, and providing an insight into how different viewers respond to the space.'

Link to Archive Space, Two Thousand.

'Six' | Exhibition at Gallery Red

  Feather Field, Floating Window, Shoal of Fish | Photo: Michael Myers (c) 2013

'Gallery Red presents Six – 2013 Retrospective a mixed media, group exhibition featuring a collection of Artists from our 2013 exhibition programme.
Six is a hand-picked, mixed media exhibition showcasing the works by both our favourite professional and emerging artists from our past calendar year.
Featuring works by: Anna Moraova, Chidzey, Edwina Brennan, Enrique De Val, Johnny Merkouris, Julie Bookless, Kathryn Ryan, Matthew Syres, Pamela Horsnell, Rachael Ireland and Tim Fitzpatrick' (Gallery Red)
Opens Friday 29th November 6 – 8pm
Until 14 January 2014 

Profile: Kathryn Ryan

'Little Rooms, Large Lands' | Exhibition at Gallery Red

Paper Sand, Shell Horizon, Fin Print

Exhibition of Little Rooms, Large Lands, part of Gallery Red's 31 Days | Blur the Lines

Friday 6th September 2013, 6-8pm
Gallery Red
Shop 11 131-145 Glebe Point Rd
Glebe NSW 2037

An exhibition of works made over the month of July, see 31 Days of Practice for more info.

31 Days of Practice | End of Week Two.


See more at 31 Days of Practice

'Multi-Grip' | Articulate project space

I'm currently in a group show at Articulate project space.

Open 11am - 5pm, Fri - Sun, July 12 to July 28 at Articulate project space 
497 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt. NSW 2040. Australia.

MULTI_GRIP is an exhibition of work by artists Connie Anthes, Sue Callanan, Lynne Eastaway, Jane Gavan, Beata Geyer, Lesley Giovanelli, Adrian Hall, Georgina Pollard, Alicia Poppett, Margaret Roberts, Tania Rollond, Kathryn Ryan, Kelley Stapleton, Skye Wagner, Emma Wise and Ling Yuen.

'While the works come from whatever is currently happening in each artist's practice, the exhibition also reflects Articulate's focus on relationships artworks construct with their location. The spatial and physical nature of artworks mean they attach to their physical location in one way or another, and it is this physical relationship, as well as the expected multiplicity of those 'gripping' methods, that is acknowledged in the title.' (Articulate project space) 

See more here

 Finger Grips for Stairs

 Finger Grips for Wall

Finger Grips for Floor

31 Days of Practice

For the month of July I'll be partaking in Gallery Red's 31 Days | Blur the Lines project. The concept and exhibition 'is about the artistic process, the ebb and flow of ideas and the resultant daily outcomes. This year’s theme, Blur the Lines reflects the interlude between the process and the final artwork. Blur the Lines refers to the loss of sight and the overlap of days as the ideas of one day bleed into the next, influencing and evolving the work until it becomes clear and reaches a resolution.' (Gallery Red).

Each day I'll be posting what I've made at 31 Days of Practice. While it may seem strange to deviate from Pieces of Practice, the intensive nature of the project and its enclosed time frame made another space seem more fitting.

New Website

When I started Pieces of Practice I saw it as a means to emulate what occurred in the studio; To capture the haphazard, accidental, and constructed arrangements that took place there. With the absence of a studio at the present, I find myself drawn to outside exhibition spaces in order to develop work. While I don't mind those developments sitting here, I felt that they too needed their own different, formalised, space. This goes by way of saying I've made a new website to complement Pieces of Practice.


Pieces of Practice | Articulate Project Space Project | Lodz Art and Documentation Festival

Booklet of drawings from my time working in the Articulate Project Space. As part of Articulate's Project Space Project documentation was sent to the Lodz Art and Documentation Festival in Poland in April 2012. The book has since returned.


Cardboard, Paper, Pen, Cotton, Label

See previous post on Articulate's Project Space Project here

Paper. Sound. Fable | Sound Object Collaboration

Alex and I have been working on a new set of objects and sound pieces during our time at 107 Projects. We've co-authored a blog to document our process/progress.

Visit Paper. Sound. Fable.

'Melting Ice, Hanging Net' (details) | 107 Projects, Redfern

From Top: 'Domesticity', 'Melting Ice, Hanging Net' (details) File Boxes, Speakers, Wires, Masking Tape, Labels.


Domesticity is a fragment work that hangs somewhere between the exhibition and studio space. Inspired by the left over objects of Melting Ice, Hanging Net, and conversations with other artists on domestic chores, Alexandra's sounds of washing dishes, overhead aeroplanes, ukulele and washing machine evoke a space that is personal, commonplace and meditative, and links it to the sensibility of art works that are invariably 'left over'.

Domesticity audio by Alexandra Spence
Aeroplane, A washing machine cycle, Ukulele, Washing and stacking the dishes.