21.5.17

SOLIDARITY is open from Saturday 27 May

(Image credit – Cal Power, ‘Art school protest’)


SOLIDARITY

EXHIBITION DATES: Saturday 27th May - Sunday 18th June
OPENING HOURS: Fri/Sat/Sun – 11am-5pm
 PLEASE NOTE: There will not be an opening on the first Friday as normal.
See program of events instead.

EXHIBITION DATES: Saturday 27th May – Sunday 18th June

EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS: Fri/Sat/Sun 11-5pm

ABOUT:

Curated by Akil Ahamat, Sarah Fitzgerald, Delilah Lyses-sApo and Alexandra Mitchell, Solidarity will show the work of sixteen current and recent students of Sydney College of the Arts, National Art School, UNSW Art & Design and UTS. The exhibition will demonstrate the need to secure the diversity of art education in Sydney. Throughout the duration of the exhibition sixteen artists will use the project space as their studio space, w
orking in sixteen mini studio spaces. The studios will be open to the public who are invited in to see the process of art making, to talk with the artists and to see the final work at the Closing Party on Saturday 17th June from 6-8pm. 

PROGRAM OF EVENTS:

FRIDAY - SUNDAY 11-5pm, OPEN STUDIOS
The audience is invited to come and visit throughout the duration of the exhibition to see the process of each artist and how their work transforms over the four week period. There will also be an opportunity for the audience to make statements regarding the importance of the diversity of art education in Sydney, sharing their thoughts in a live blog. 

SATURDAY 10th JUNE
1 – 2pm: Panel Discussion – Solidarity = Stability: This panel discussion will meditate on the need to maintain the diversity of art school’s in Sydney as well as the notion that with solidarity between the art schools there may be stability.
2-3:30pm: Performance: Mending the Memory Gap #3 - Stella Chen 
2.30 - 3.30pm: Matter and Organic Resonance: Marta Ferracin with Trevor Brown:
Trevor Brown will perform live on saxophones, flutes and clarinets. The sounds will be digitally frozen and positioned in time and space. Natural harmonics, overtones and microtones will be played to create sympathetic vibrations that interact with Marta Ferracin's slime mould. 
3:30-4:30pm: Solidarity Artist Talks: artists will discuss their work, artistic process, what it has been like working in the project space and own thoughts on the current uncertainty surrounding Sydney’s art schools.

SATURDAY 17th JUNE
3-6pm: Performance: Mending the Memory Gap #3 - Stella Chen 
5:30-5:45pm: Performance: Matter and Musical Motion (plate bells, piano and voce) - Marta Ferracin with Kim Cunio and Heather Lee:
Kim Cunio and Heather Lee will play with plate bells and intervals of piano and voce to generate a cosmic musical motion inspired by the concept of growing found in nature. The cyclic nature of the music is designed to mirror the organic motion happening in the installation itself. 
6-8pm: CLOSING PARTY

THE ARTISTS PARTICIPATING:
SCA - Kalanjay DhirMarta Ferracin, Delilah Lyses-sApo, Sophie Suttonberg
NAS  -  Dominic Byrne, Sarah Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Hogan, Elizabeth Rankin
UNSW A&D  -  Stella Chen, Alexandra Mitchell, Caoife Power, Douglas Schofield
UTS  -  Akil Ahamat, Ayesha Wasique, Kristina Savic, Rathai Manivannan

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