Worm Mountain - perspectives on natural history
Curated by Nicola Page
Amber Wallis, Andy Hutson, Dane Lovett, Jordan Wood, Linda Tegg, Lucy Griggs and Nicola Page.
Moving across a range of art forms featuring, video, photography, wall drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media, artists have approached the topic of natural history with unique perspectives and inventive approaches to both subject and media.
All artists list interaction with nature and the sublime as concerns in their work, manifesting in various forms as, decorative, historical, scientific, sociological and spiritual. The exhibition aims to represent the full spectrum of these concerns as a reflection of contemporary art and natural History in 2010.
NZ Contemporary Art
Tjalling Devries, Naomi Clements, Victoria Munro, Matthew Crooks, Julian Holcroft, Anna Rees,
Julia Holden, Matt Dowman, Pippa Sanderson, Ashlin Raymond, Lydia Chai, Albert Chan,
Stacey Turner, Andrew Grenfell, Anya Whitlock, Ceallaigh Norman, Elsa Thorp, Andre Hemer,
Lesley Knight, Pippa Makgill, Kristen Dryburgh.
New Zealand was once described as 'a country with no momentous present, but with a future'. Its geographical remoteness from the rest of the world continues to be a thought at the back of the minds of its countrymen, but enough time has passed for it to be less of a hang up now: remoteness is its own virtue, as its artists and writers have pointed out. In this new exhibition, twenty New Zealand artists have been invited to exhibit in an exhibition called "Choice!" The exhibition's title is a play on the exclaimative slang word synonymous with "Awesome!" Its tone is celebratory and affirmative. The art has journeyed from many places and has come in varying shapes and sizes. Many pieces have been mailed to Melbourne and resemble bulky postcards from home
Objects, mainly furniture, from my childhood home have been used to create aide-mémoires or triggers to evoke the retrieval of memory through relief prints.
Familiar objects are used as vehicles to represent different aspects of the home to maintain connections to a personal history, while also creating a visual means to maintain a connection with the past.
Exploring ideas that have developed through first hand experience of migration and currently the process of settling I have been prompted to examine emotion attached to the home environment brought out by the experience of being “in transition” between two locations/countries
UNHOMELY FRAGMENTS AND DOMESTIC SLIPPAGES
Catherine’s work examines the idea that an unrelenting list of repetitive domestic tasks and the organising habits of a housekeeper can signal underlying anxieties.
Through semi-abstract images of interiors, the use of domestic objects and repetitive processes of mark-making, her images create an orderly structure to be unraveled, broken and distorted.
Tiny Movements explores the presence of disorder within ordered structures.
The visual disorder and destruction volcanic eruptions impose is ordered through a system of drawing on a small scale and attempts to contain these monstrous explosions of immense destruction, force and ferocity.
Ideas of entropy, death, replication and fame somehow work themselves into the whole equation too....
It’s funny that one of the most recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland (Eyjafjallajökull volcano) has caused no deaths but has still managed to throw the world into chaos.
Death is always looming with a volcano, but sometimes even with a massive eruption, it is never realised.
This exhibition will present a series of pen drawings of these amazing forces of nature.
IN THE SHADOW OF TRELLICK TOWER
Trellick Tower is a 31-storey block of flats in North Kensington, London.
It was designed in the brutalist style by the architect Erno Goldfinger and completed in 1972.
Using maps as the canvas that were found and purchased in the tower’s shadow, Richard Denny painted, drew, and threw lines, shapes and textures onto and over the original cartographic lines of contour, river, and border. In his temporary studio and home in 2009, with the tower in view, these cartographic cross-hatchings became characters representing people, daily experiences, settings and stories that happened in the tower’s shadows.
Kent Wilson, Lucy James, Ha Ha, Emma Hewitt, Jonas Ropponen, Johan Overgaard,
Darren Henderson, Michael Fikaris, Kaori Kato, Rachael Hooper, Ralf Kempken,
Jason Maling, Di Ellis, Jo Mott, Marike Dench, Kenjo Shimizu, Eli Smith,
Jelena Telecki-Starcevic, Nina Knezevic
Paper is a medium that everyone uses along the way.
Pristine artisan stock or a grubby discarded napkin. You can draw, paint or scribble on it, fold it, stack it, or scrunch it up when you are frustrated with progress made. Then you can set it alight! Paperwork 1 is the first in a series of material-based exhibitions to be held in the gallery. A show of random ideas and meticulous epiphanies, c3 welcomes you to marvel at 20 artists’ practices to see how concepts are transformed through this venerated material.