Place and Image opens Friday 26 April 6-8pm

Open 11-5pm 27 April - 12 May

Artists' talks tba

Place and Image shows the work of Linden Braye, Curtis Ceapa, Damian Dillon, Merilyn Fairskye, John Gillies, Yvette Hamilton, Loftus St Projects (Carolyn Craig, Lyn Heazlewood, Therese Keogh and Kat Sawyer), Margaret Seymour and Sarah Woodward.  

Place and Image reflects on relationships between the virtual space of the photographic image and the live space in which the image is located. Participating artists are from a range of generations, with art practices that use photography in some way, whether from the position of a photographer or that of an installation or cross-disciplinary artist.  

The exhibition is curated by Articulate to show the interdisciplinary potential being explored within artpractices that are sometimes also seen as more discipline-specific. It is also designed to explore ways in which the spatial concerns of Articulate can engage with the photographic concerns being emphasised by many exhibitions around Sydney during Head On. 

It also follows on from an earlier exhibition, Expanded Photography, that brought together artists whose work is also in part concerned with these ideas, and also coincide///s with Vsevolod Vlaskine's photo-related exhibition in ArticulateUpstairsrivers of tomorrow.

Margaret Seymour 2018

Merilyn Fairskye  
#44484d (cyberspace) 2019  (detail)

Place and Image and rivers of tomorrow  are supported by an anonymous tax-deductible donation.


Lesley Giovanelli - project space project #15

Lesley Giovanelli plans to work in Articulate project space during 2-22 April as the 15th project space project.  See her earlier work at Articulate here. 

There will be no opening on Friday as there are currently no plans for Lesley's project space project to be open to visitors at all. This is because the project space project is an experiment with exhibition practice in which artists develop artwork in Articulate project space over a 2-3 week period, leaving any decision about if or when to open it to visitors to later in that period. The purpose is to support the development of artwork that acknowledges the place in which it is located by being conceived and constructed there. It is also intended to protect artists from committing to exhibit artwork before they consider it sufficiently resolved, by planning no opening events or open hours. See earlier project space projects here.  

Lesley Giovanelli Walking past a Madonna on Wei Bao Shan Mountain 2018 photo: Peter Murphy



Performature: Performateur

Conceived and led by WeiZen Ho

26-31 March 2019

A collective of installation, sound and performing artists will explore ways of extending their visual and performance boundaries, spatially and conceptually.

In this process they will consider reformulating the language/vocabulary that has been built up around their practices over time. The provocation is to identify and play with the concept of “performature and performateur”, investigating how those terms could shift their approach towards performance-devising.

The collective consists of: Concept: WeiZen Ho; installation artists: Sue Callanan, Margaret Roberts, Kirtika Kain; performing artists: Stella Chen, Ryuichi Fujimura, Nicola Heywood, WeiZen Ho, Phillip Mills, Alan Schacher; Musicians: Laura Altman, Romy Caen, Melanie Eden, Melanie Herbert, Peter Farrar, Luiz Gabriel Gubeissi, Rhys Mottley; film artist: Hina Mir; product design student: Oliver Damian.

The collective mix changes, expanding and contracting over the course of the whole week. Articulate will be open for:

Research days : Tuesday-Thursday 26-28/3 11am-5pm
Actions & Performances #1 Friday 29/3 6-8pm
Actions & Performances #2 Saturday 30/3 3-5pm
Actions & Performances #3 Sunday 31/3 12-2pm

More details to come as the project evolves:

See earlier WeiZen Ho projects at Articulate here

WeiZen Ho t h e s u b t l e b e i n g s 2018. Photo Vsevolod Vlaskine

Performature: Performateur is supported by an anonymous tax-deductible donation.

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Democratic Engagement collage workshop Saturday 23 March 1pm

Chloe Granato-Sing and Evan Pank

Open 11am - 5pm Fri - Sun 9 - 24 March

Use election day to express your political views working with Chloe Granato-Sing and Evan Pank, emerging collaborating artists addicted to pairing word and image, and to print, collage and poster-making generally. All materials provided. Just bring yourself. Workshop wheelchair-accessible.

Chloe Granato-Sing (detail)

Chloe Granato-Sing

Evan Pank (detail)

Matthew Newkirk (detail)
Clancy Gibson


Democratic Engagement opened tonight, Artists' talks tomorrow 3pm

Evan Pank & Chloe Granato-sing

Open 11am - 5pm Fri - Sun 9 - 24 March

Artists' Talks: 
Saturday 9 March 3-5pm: Evan Pank and Matthew Newkirk
Sunday 17 March 3-5pm:  Chloe Granato-Sing and Clancy Gibson 

Other events: 
Saturday 23 March from 1pm: collage workshop with Chloe Granato-Sing and Evan Pank.


Democratic Engagement opens 6-8pm Friday 8 March

Evan Pank & Chloe Granato-sing

Open 11am - 5pm Fri - Sun 9 - 24 March

Artists' Talks: 
Saturday 9 March 3-5pm: Evan Pank and Matthew Newkirk
Sunday 17 March 3-5pm:  Chloe Granato-sing  and Clancy Gibson and activist group speaker

Other events:
Saturday 23 March from 1pm:  poster workshop with Chloe Granato-sing and Evan Pank, with a protest/activist group speaker

Saturday 16 and Sunday 24 March: look here again for details

Democratic Engagement is a collaborative exhibition by print artists Evan Pank & Chloe Granato-sing.  Utilising their skill in screen printing, spray paint and collage, they will  create work that explores the Liberal party’s time in office leading up to the state election.  Covering issues such as public infrastructure, lockout laws and environmental issues the artists will seek to create a dialogue with the audience about the city and state around them while presenting their own perspectives with the looming election.

Democratic Engagement runs concurrently with Social Conscience in ArticulateUpstairs, in which Clancy Gibson and Matthew Newkirk explore related ideas and languages.
Granato-sing_Chloe_Neutral Intimacy_2017_screen print

Pank_Evan_The Twelfth Man_2017_screen print, spray paint_220x600cm


PROXIMITY opened tonight

Open 11am - 5pm till Sunday 3 March, showing work by Fergus Berney-Gibson, Emily Ebbs, Jessamine Elsarky, Chelsea Fuentes, Emma Hornby, Lucy King, Bella La Spina, Tao Liu, Marita Port, Wendy Miller, Carina Capone, Lilliana Rixon, Babette Robertson, Anoushka J. Solomon, Katie Stewart, Anna Tierney and Nina Walton.


Emma Hornby

 Jessamine Elsarky

LIlly Rixon

Anoushka J. Solomon 

Marita Port

L-R: Nina Walton, Jessamine Elsarky, Carina Capone

L-R: Emma Hornby, Lucy King

Katie Stewart, Emma Hornby

Jessamine Elsarky


PROXIMITY opens Friday 1 March 6-8pm

Open 11am - 5pm 2-3 March 2019


PROXIMITY 2019 will show the work of artists who are currently students of the National Art School who have selected this workshop as part of their participation in the 2019 Margaret Olley National Art School Drawing Week, which is the school's warm-up to start of semester.

These artists are Fergus Berney-Gibson, Emily Ebbs, Jessamine Elsarky, Chelsea Fuentes, Emma Hornby, Lucy King, Bella La Spina, Tao Liu, Marita Port, Wendy Miller, Carina Capone, Lilliana Rixon, Babette Robertson, Anoushka J. Solomon, Katie Stewart, Anna Tierney amd Nina Walton. Images of their work will be added as work progresses. 

This workshop encourages students to develop a sensitivity to their immediate environment, and to engage with the building and general location in which they work. They will be supported by Articulate directors, Margaret Roberts and Emma Wise to use the space as a project space, in which artwork is developed in the space in which it will be shown. PROXIMITY 2019 workshop participants plan work in the space for 4 days, and then open it to the public for the weekend.

Project space work is one of the processes we invite artists to engage in when participating in the Articulate program generally. While many artists show  exhibitions of artwork made elsewhere, the project space project program has been devised for artists who want to experiment spatially by devising and/or developing the work in the space in which it is to be shown.   

See work made in earlier PROXIMITY workshops here



CAN'T LOOK BACK opened last night

Artist's Q & A talk Saturday 23 February 3-4pm

CAN'T LOOK BACK is also open 6-8pm Friday 22 February when In Situ is opening in ArticulateUpstairs

Open 3-6pm Tues-Thurs, and 11-5pm Fri - Sun, until 24 February


Steven Fasan's CAN'T LOOK BACK opens Friday 8 February 6-8pm

Open 9-24 February with special opening hours:
    3-6pm Tuesday - Thursday, and 11am - 5pm Friday - Sunday

CAN'T LOOK BACK  shows a body of work that has been developed over the last couple of years, focusing on the inevitability of change. 

One could say that the mechanism of metamorphosis is the only element of life that never changes. The journey of very individual, every country, every historical epoch, of the entire universe and all it contains, is nothing but a series of changes, at times subtle, at times deep, without which we would stand still. The moments of transition, in which something changes, constitute the backbone of us all. Whether they are a salvation or a loss, they are moments that we tend to remember. They give a structure to our existence. Almost all the rest is oblivion.
Jhumpa Lahiri. 'In Other Words'.



Open 11am-5pm till Sunday 3 February

FERMENT 5 is the final FERMENT exhibition and shows the work of  Lisa Andrew & Rachel Buckeridge, Susan Andrews, Corinne Brittain, Lucinda Clutterbuck and Lewis Argall, Claire GibbonNola Farman, Allan Giddy,  Adrian Hall, Laine Hogarty, Annelies Jahn, Michelle Le Dain, Joyce Lubotzky, Wendy Miller, Louise Morgan, Nadia Odlum,  Anya Pesce, Renay Pepita, Nina Price, Tamsin Salehian, Eva Simmons, Helen M Sturgess, Mark Titmarsh and Elke Wohlfahrt.

See all FERMENT here.


front - back: : Renay Pepita, Eva Simmons, Corinne Britainn, Laine Hogarty

Tamsin Salehian

Laine Hogarty, Wendy Millar, Lisa Andrew & Rachel Buckeridge, Nina Price

Laine Hogarty, Helen Sturgess

Wendy Miller

Allan Giddy

Allan Giddy

Joyce Lobotzky
Nola Farnam

Nola Farnam

Nadia Odlum

Annalies Jahn

Nadia Odlum, Annalies Jahn

L-R: Lucinda Clutterbuck and Lewis Argall, Helen M Sturgess, Nadia Odlum