28.10.17

somnauralisms : sonic sketchbooks opened last night

somnauralisms : sonic sketchbooks is a sound installation by Virginia Hilyard and Gary Warner that is experienced in situations that de-emphasise the visual by mainly using natural light. The only artificial lighting seems to be reflected onto the ground by the sound equipment and draws attention to the listening seats and benches located throughout the project space. Visitors sit or lie to listen to new compositions by the artists that they describe as abstract experimental immaterial sculptures of time, sound and conjured space. read more

somnauralisms : sonic sketchbooks is open Friday-Sunday, 28 October–12 November 2017.

somnauralisms - virginia hilyard

sonic sketchbooks - gary warner

photos above: gary warner




ArticulateUpstairs: Hidden by Elizabeth Rankin and Kirsten Drewes

photos: w.seeto

22.10.17

Virginia Hilyard & Gary Warner - opening Friday 27 Oct 6-8pm

somnauralisms 

sonic sketchbooks

Open 28 October– 12 November 2017


Virginia Hilyard and Gary Warner each has a long history of engagement with audio, in filmmaking, field recording and sound art. For this outing at Articulate project space, they comingle evidence and invention in new sound works for headphone listening.

 sound collecting - left, Virginia Hilyard (Bingleburra), right, Gary Warner (Higashiyama)
somnauralisms explores the affect of intimate chthonic sounds made by sleeping bodies entwined with sonic happenstance, unheard by the unconscious sleeper, though perhaps sensed into a distorted dream soundtrack.  The vigilant recording device listens in the sleeper’s stead, hearing and capturing what they do not in their vulnerable repose.

sonic sketchbooks explores some experiential correlates of aurality and drawing. The space of attentive presence is shared by the performative activities of listening through field recording and drawing, both of which are subjective, internalised, reductive, requiring a commitment of time and an openness to process. 

Constructed from the artists’ field recordings in Australia, Europe and Japan, and sounds made in studio, forest or street recorded with binaural, shotgun, contact and vintage microphones and hydrophones, these new compositions are abstract experimental immaterial sculptures of time, sound and conjured space.

18.10.17

Closing drinks 3-5pm Sunday 23 October - TRAFFIC & Notebooks 1969-2016

TRAFFIC is organised by Lisa Andrew and Rachel Buckeridge, and shows the work of artists Poklong Anading, Lisa Andrew, Nicole Barakat, Rachel Buckeridge, Maria Cruz, Gaston Damag, Stephen Eastaugh, Kat Medina, Elizabeth Pulie, Tobias Richardson and Jeona Zoleta.

Open 11am - 5pm Friday - Sunday till 23 October

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 This project is supported by funding from Inner West Council

7.10.17

TRAFFIC Opened last night

TRAFFIC is now open 11am - 5pm Friday -Sunday till 23 October

TRAFFIC artists' talks Sunday 15 October 3pm

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 This project is supported by funding from Inner West Council

1.10.17

TRAFFIC OPENS FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER 6-8pm


Open 11am – 5pm Fri-Sun 7 -22 October

TRAFFIC artists' talks: Sunday 15 October  3pm


TRAFFIC is organised by Lisa Andrew and Rachel Buckeridge, and will show the work of artists Poklong Anading, Lisa Andrew, Nicole Barakat, Rachel Buckeridge, Maria Cruz, Gaston Damag, Stephen Eastaugh, Kat Medina, Elizabeth Pulie, Tobias Richardson and Jeona Zoleta.

Tobias Richardson Once I thought I saw you Saint Louis, Senegal 2014/15 Inverted soccer balls Various dimension Image credit: Fiona Morrison














Clothes destined for Vinnies in Sydney often end up travelling a quite remarkable other journey, split along several different trajectories, as their destinations are dependent on how they are sorted and organized, and may even embark on an International course which can lead them to places such as the night markets in Baguio City, in The Philippines.


This exhibition situates this type of traffic in culture (with an emphasis on expanded ideas about textiles, but not limited to textiles) in Articulate project space, which is located on one of the biggest routes into the city of Sydney. Marked by its destination and arrivals - and all the phases in between- Cloth (objects) is one such example of material that does not remain static, rather, it is reshaped “en route” and its value and meaning changed based on its social life along the way.
Some ideas and words: traffic (of all kinds), road traffic- Paramatta vs EDSA in the Philippines (two main arteries into cities) routes, social life of things, travel -movement, alien, exile, displacement, from elsewhere, un-fixed, parallel identity, second-hand night markets (picture: Baguio, the Philippines). Periphery, walking with the devil-appropriation, we are all Caribbean now in our urban archipelago, hoarding mending and up-cycling.

Lisa Andrew





The project is supported by funding from the Inner West Council