28.1.12

'Cloud Catchers' opens Friday 3 February at 6-8pm





Cloud Collectors opens at Articulate project space on Friday 3 February 2012, with work by artists Juliet Fowler Smith, Jason O'Brien, Nola Farman, Noelene Lucas and Peter Charuk.  The exhibition is open 11am - 5pm each Friday to Sunday until 25 February.



















image: Noelene Lucas, video still from
 Circumnavigation 2004
The artists have each had a long fascination for the diffuse, changeable and ephemeral nature of clouds. Despite being water, clouds are not called water because they are so unlike it. They manifest in their own vastly different forms that change according  to circumstances and conditions. Because of the mystery of being both changeable in form and constant in material, they are readily available as a metaphor for the nature of existence and the perceived relativity of time. Yet they are also very commonplace, the unseen background to everyday life, but one that has recently taken on a new significance with the heightened awareness of climate change and environmental conditions.

The artists use a variety of media to explore their interests in this diverse subject: Peter Charuk's photo and video installation, Jason O'Brien's scattered circular photographs and related floor elements and Noelene Lucas' multiple LED screens for video works will be anchored in the space with sculptural works by Juliet Fowler Smith and Nola Farman. 




19.1.12

Points of Departure: drinks with the artist 6-8pm Friday 27 january

Articulate project space invites you to 
Points of Departure, 
a project by 
Chantal Grech 

Open 11-8pm Friday  27th and 11-5pm Saturday 28th January. 

Please join us for drinks 6-8pm Friday 27th January

16.1.12

Chantal Grech 'Points of departure' 16 ‐ 29 January

I have, up to date, been interested in mapping the relationship between the image
and text in the form of fragments where the images are read and the words form
pathways in relation to an ongoing theme, which is the search for ‘home’. At this
point ‘home’ for me resides not in a physical location but in the voice of others and
in their texts which offer an ongoing conversation. Using the myth of Ariadne’s
thread I plan to extend this investigation by exploring ways in which the physical
space of Articulate can intersect with words or objects and further suggest
possibilities for the nature of home.






















              Chantal Grech Constellations 2010 (paper vinyl gouache pins digital print mixed media)
in Articulate opening show 2010. Photo: Sue Blackburn

Points of Departure is the seventh of Articulate's project space projects  

4.1.12

'Ideal Homes' by Joan Grounds: 2 - 15 January

Articulate project space invites you to the closing of Ideal Homes  by Joan Grounds on Sunday 15 January, 3-5 pm 
at Articulate project space 
497 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt 2040.
You are also invited to participate in her project as explained below:
I have asked artists and friends to describe for me their “ideal” place or dwelling as if there were no constraints that would prevent realization of that ideal in reality.  I have asked for a description in any form of this “ideal”.  I then take that description and make a three-dimensional sketch model, one that is not precisely dimensioned and is measured by my ‘eye’ and my interpretation of intent in the description.
My selection of people to invite has been circumstantial to a certain extent, but I have primarily asked other artists if they want to participate because the project is quite provisional.  I want to use this rare opportunity and time in the project space for the kind of processes that usually occur in the studio.  Often these processes are conceptually and physically messy and unformed for quite some time, even perhaps for the duration of a project such as this one.
Thus far, I have been fascinated by just how many of the people contributing have their “ideal” in their heads and can describe it to me at once with ease.  I am hoping that some people might want to work over a model I make, their own or another’s, by adjustment, addition or subtraction.  Still further translations and interpretations might then be possible.
As I understand it, one of the areas under investigation in the overall umbrella of this project for this group of invited artists is also to interrogate documentation in some way. (If we wish to take it on at all, and I do, even though it is always the most stressful part of making any sort of real time process based temporal work for me.  I see it, more or less, as a necessary but disturbing compromise.   It seems to me that documentation is always some sort of strange disembodied translation with a fair share of interpretation and sometimes misinterpretation by the documenter, myself included. 
The processes involved in moving from ideation of one person to realization by another and from one form to another is very close to both the difficulties and the possible rewards of the more common forms of documentation, and I am hoping I might come to a happier relationship to the usual forms of documentation through this investigation.  Basically, I am trying to turn the notion of documentation on its side in order to find a new way in. 
I understand the various professional necessities of a ‘good image’ or a ‘good description’ of any work and others might find something in this project that fulfils those needs. Meanwhile, I want to explore some possibilities that certain processes themselves might have as documentation and what use value those processes might have.
I will be in the space at the following times: 
 11am to 5 pm on Friday 13 January and Saturday 14 January 
 11am -3 pm on Sunday 15 January.
For the hours and dates above everyone is most warmly welcome to come in and either work on a model or describe in some way their “ideal” or make a model from scratch or just to have a look at the process and what people have contributed.  
 At 3 pm on Sunday all project making and processes will stop.
 The Opening with juice and drinks and some finger food will be on Sunday 15 January from 3-5 pm. You are most cordially invited to come any or all of the times above.
 Joan Grounds
4 January 2012
Ideal Homes is the sixth of Articulate's project space projects  

'Ideal Homes' by Joan Grounds - open Sunday 15 January 3-5 pm

Articulate project space invites you to 
Ideal Homes  by Joan Grounds.  

Open Sunday 15 January, 3-5 pm 
at Articulate project space 
497 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt 2040.
You are also invited to participate in her project as explained below:
I have asked artists and friends to describe for me their “ideal” place or dwelling as if there were no constraints that would prevent realization of that ideal in reality.  I have asked for a description in any form of this “ideal”.  I then take that description and make a three-dimensional sketch model, one that is not precisely dimensioned and is measured by my ‘eye’ and my interpretation of intent in the description.
My selection of people to invite has been circumstantial to a certain extent, but I have primarily asked other artists if they want to participate because the project is quite provisional.  I want to use this rare opportunity and time in the project space for the kind of processes that usually occur in the studio.  Often these processes are conceptually and physically messy and unformed for quite some time, even perhaps for the duration of a project such as this one.
Thus far, I have been fascinated by just how many of the people contributing have their “ideal” in their heads and can describe it to me at once with ease.  I am hoping that some people might want to work over a model I make, their own or another’s, by adjustment, addition or subtraction.  Still further translations and interpretations might then be possible.
As I understand it, one of the areas under investigation in the overall umbrella of this project for this group of invited artists is also to interrogate documentation in some way. (If we wish to take it on at all, and I do, even though it is always the most stressful part of making any sort of real time process based temporal work for me.  I see it, more or less, as a necessary but disturbing compromise.   It seems to me that documentation is always some sort of strange disembodied translation with a fair share of interpretation and sometimes misinterpretation by the documenter, myself included. 
The processes involved in moving from ideation of one person to realization by another and from one form to another is very close to both the difficulties and the possible rewards of the more common forms of documentation, and I am hoping I might come to a happier relationship to the usual forms of documentation through this investigation.  Basically, I am trying to turn the notion of documentation on its side in order to find a new way in. 
I understand the various professional necessities of a ‘good image’ or a ‘good description’ of any work and others might find something in this project that fulfils those needs. Meanwhile, I want to explore some possibilities that certain processes themselves might have as documentation and what use value those processes might have.
I will be in the space at the following times: 
 11am to 5 pm on Friday 13 January and Saturday 14 January 
 11am -3 pm on Sunday 15 January.
 For the hours and dates above everyone is most warmly welcome to come in and either work on a model or describe in some way their “ideal” or make a model from scratch or just to have a look at the process and what people have contributed.  
 At 3 pm on Sunday all project making and processes will stop.
 The Opening with juice and drinks and some finger food will be on Sunday 15 January from 3-5 pm. You are most cordially invited to come any or all of the times above.
 Joan Grounds
4 January 2012


Ideal Homes is the sixth of Articulate's project space projects