Explorers catalogue now available online as pdf

The exhibition Explorers Narratives of Site in Contemporary Art Practice closed on Saturday with the launch of the catalogue documenting the works and contextualised by an essay by Dr Jacqueline Millner.

A low- res version of the catalogue is available online at this link

https://explorersnarrativesofsite.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/CATALOGUE-EXPLORERS-FULL-v3.pdf

 

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SCA New Materialism Research Cluster Symposium at Casula – Aug 23rd 11 a.m.

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The Space of the Biomedical Body Symposium // Wednesday 23 august
This symposium will investigate the intersections of contemporary art and medical science practice within and around the biomedical body. Bringing together artists, curators, researchers and scientists, this cross-disciplinary symposium will focus on the dynamic research, creative potentials, emotions and challenges inherent in working with live human materialities.

 

The Space of the Biomedical Body Symposium is presented by Sydney College of the Arts’ New Materialism in Contemporary Art research cluster and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in conjunction with SCA PhD candidate Fiona Davies’ installation Blood on Silk: Last Seen curated by Lizzy Marshall at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

 

Guest speakers include: Fiona Davies, Dr. Ryan Jefferies, John A Douglas, Lizzy Marshal, Helen Pynor and Danica Knezevic.

 

When: Wednesday 23 August, 11am-1pm Where: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre RSVP: reception@casulapowerhouse.com More information: sca.newmaterialism@sydney.edu.au

 

Image: Fiona Davies, Blood on Silk: Last Seen, installation, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

Blood on Silk: Last Seen – Exhibition Details

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Exhibition Launch: Friday 21 July, 6 – 9pm

EXHIBITIONS: BLOOD ON SILK: LAST SEEN

22 Jul 2017 – 17 Sep 2017 | 10.00am – 5.00pm

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre presents its inaugural Turbine Hall Commission, Blood on Silk: Last Seen by established Western Sydney artist, Fiona Davies.

For this new work Davies will transform the Turbine Hall by creating five suspended makeshift hospital rooms from handmade silk paper. Representing the merging of public and private spaces, Last Seen investigates the emotional landscape that carers and visitors have with the hospital environment experience.

Fiona Davies is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. Davies’ works are multimedia installations encompassing both the real and simulated. She holds a B.Sc (UNSW) and Bachelor of Visual Art (UWS). She was awarded a MFA from Monash University.

Her current theoretical practice examines ICU medicalised dying, intertwining emotional knowledge with contemporary medical practices – specifically, definitions of death, the materiality of blood and processes of surveillance.  Her ongoing project, Blood on Silk (2009 – ) included working in collaboration with the late physicist Dr Domachuk.

She exhibits in both formal institutions and non-traditional spaces nationally and internationally.

The Turbine Hall Commissions offer visitors new perceptions of our architecture and public spaces through site responsive artworks.

Curated by Lizzy Marshall

Exhibition Launch: Friday 21 July, 6 – 9pm

Details ex Casula Powerhouse website

Video of the installation Blood on Silk: Trade conflated with Blood on Silk: Campbelltown as installed at Campbelltown Arts Centre 2014

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Still Photo Credits Alex Gooding, Martin Lukersmith, Zan Wimberley, Alex Wisser

Video Credits Fiona Davies, Alex Gooding