On 10 October from 6pm, join us for the opening of two exhibitions: GLITCH: PRACTICING IMPROPER PRODUCTION IN ARCHITECTURE by Nicholas Flatman and DEAD MATTER, a group show by Michael Chapman, Beth George, Nicholas Flatman and Nicholas Foulcher.
Exhibition dates: 10 October – 20 October
Practicing Improper Production in Architecture
This exhibition presents an innovative and integrated body of creative research through a combination of theoretical research, built projects and speculative design. Nicholas Flatman’s research is an inquiry into glitches – a process that disrupts the conventional production of information that are usually accidental variations of digital processes, creating unexpected and often destructive outcomes. His creative practice explores the way glitches can be deliberately and methodically integrated into a design process, in order to produce unexpected and unconventional outcomes, and to question the centrality of form and program in contemporary architecture.
Flatman explores the use of glitches across a range of scales and complexities, from the personal, to the residential, to the urban, to the communal and the hypothetical. While the use of glitches has been an important creative process in adjacent fields like art and music, its systematic use in architecture is relatively new and Flatman’s work reframes the role of glitches as a deliberate and reproducible architectural design process, with an endless array of possibilities that question the prevalent modes of architectural production and regulation.
Michael Chapman, Beth George, Nicholas Flatman, Nicholas Foulcher
“We fight the battle with the drawings on the wall” – Alvin Boyarsky
Make sure you get into Watt Space to see the last show if the year!
The 2013 Fine Art Graduate Exhibition at Watt Space will display works that represent the culmination of years of study by graduating art students, displaying finely tuned skills across a wide range of media.
Exhibiting artists are Sascha Bravery, Kate Burton, Brooke Hazelgrove, Maggie Hensel-Brown, Emma Jackson, Tanya Matas, Heather Morris-Pryor, Amanda Mullaney, Begona Pretorius, Gabriella Sharp and Melanie Smith.
With works spanning from painting and sculpture to digital media, installation and beyond, this is set to be an exciting show. After years of intense study, this year’s Bachelor of Fine Art graduates are ready to go out with a bang!
Join us during TINA for a program of artists in residence from Fine Art, performances by CAPA students and presentations for TINA.
There will be nine artists in the Gallery who have transferred their studios from the University, and will be producing works under the watchful eyes of the public.
The artists are: Kate Burton will be working on drawings depicting Australian birds. Elissa Jane will create an interactive space where the public is encouraged to explore their sense of play. Brooke Hazelgrove is creating works relating to her continuing interest in costume and Cosplay culture. Drew Holland will create an installation of 12 portraits. He invitesviewers to bring along photographs of friends and relatives to paint. Shelagh Lummis will produce a series of small to medium sized paintings with a focus on compositions that suggest elements of landscape, colour mixing and technique. She will encourage gallery visitors to try their hand at colour mixing. Jessica McLeod-Yu will be drawing and working on her novel called The Wish Bringer. Aislin MacDonald is a Canadian student on placement at UoN. Her drawings are a reflection on comparisons between Australia and Canada. Emma Stronach will explore anatomy, creating sculpture from MDF. Wing Shan Lai is interested in the relationship between footwear and women’s beauty. She will be felting an alternative to uncomfortable footwear proscribed by fashion.
● There will also be a series of performances and an installation by CAPA students over the TINA weekend– the program of events can be found on the Gallery Facebook page
● TINA presents NYWF Angela Vanessa Berry Ninety9 Launch and installation/exhibition. Zine queen Vanessa Berry launches her book on being a music fan in the 1990s with a special one-off installation of her adolescent bedroom. Visit, interact, smell the teen spirit. Then join her for readings from her book at the close of the installation.