March is really ramping up at AD Space as we celebrate the opening of not one, but TWO new exhibitions - ‘Working Title’ by Skye Wagner & Alia Parker + ‘I Don’t Unravel My Mistakes’ by Christine Wilshier. Join us for a bev and a browse of some incredible works by UNSW AD’s finest.
20 MARCH - 29 MARCH
OPENING NIGHT Tuesday 20 March, 5-7pm
Special event: Art Month 2018 Finissage Party – 24 March 6pm
WORKING TITLE | Skye Wagner & Alia Parker
‘Working Title’ takes a self-reflexive approach to the production of an ‘exhibition.’ Alia Parker and Skye Wagner will set up a working studio within AD Space which will be occupied for the duration of the show in the form of a performative laboratory, extending the practitioners interest in camouflage, visibility and open-form. The viewer is able to circulate the space and observe but not be clearly seen, establishing a slippery relationality between: subject, process, object and viewer as a means to speculate on porous states of being and becoming.
About the artists:
Skye Wagner is an emerging artist who works with a range of media including: photography, video, performance and installation. Her interest is in the nature of our perception in a post-digital, image-abundant world and the potential of photography to be a space for critical inquiry.
Alia Parker’s work explores the centrality of textiles as they relate to the body through personal, social and structural frameworks. Bringing the animate body and inanimate dress into a closer relationality, Alia’s practice positions the body and its affective forces as central to clothing design as opposed to the other way around.
Stay up to date with their work here: https://www.facebook.com/SWAP-Working-Title-1862136707194298/
I DON'T UNRAVEL MY MISTAKES | Christine Wiltshier
The exhibition I don’t unravel my mistakes considers the generative possibilities within the unintentional and the purposefully made mistake. Working with the traditional conventions of hand knitting artist Christine Wiltshier uses the mistakes made, whilst following a simple knitting pattern, as a catalyst, to introduce alternative materials and tools into the knitting process. Accompanying wall mounted knitted samples, is the opportunity to engage with the artist during an interactive knitting performance, Making (purposeful) mistakes.
About the artist:
The processes of traditional hand made textiles influence Christine Wiltshier’s art practice. Her conceptual based work explores interactions and connections between hand, eye and thought, whilst working with a variety of textile processes including making, unmaking and remaking. Her two and three-dimensional works include text, textiles, photography, sound and video.
Art Month 2018 Finissage Party - 24 March 6pm
Join us at AD Space for a special performance by Christine Wiltshier to coincide with the Art Month Finissage Party at UNSW AD. But the fun doesn’t stop there! In the main courtyard there will be DJ sets by Rainbow Chan and The Sex Havers, live projections by James Nguyen with Aunty Nguyen Thi Kim Nhung and Dileepa Dayananda (Ponnaya Divi), and live performances by Amrita Hepi, Marcus Whale and Athena Thebus. Curated by Campbelltown Arts Centre’s Contemporary Performance Curator Jessica Olivieri.
Enrty free to the public.
Gallery opening hours: Wed - Fri 11:00am - 6:00pm;
Sat 11:00am - 4:00pm
EG04, UNSW Art & Design, Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd Paddington, NSW 2021
AD Space is run by Arc at UNSW Art & Design in partnership with UNSW Art & Design