Artist Index


Final Day 'Spacious'

Spacious by Sue Callanan - a site specific installation at Balmain Glass House will be open for its final day, Saturday 31 March 2-8pm

Located between the Town Hall and Police Station on Darling Street Balmain



Michele Elliot Some Kind of Longing 2012
Elke Wohlfahrt Indeterminately Lined 2012

Elke Wohlfahrt (red); foreground & below:
Barbara Halnan The lines are drawn . . . 2012

Anne Mosey BIG DISCOUNTS 2012


The Line in Space - Barbara Halnan, Michele Elliot, Anne Mosey and Elke Wohlfahrt: opening drinks 3-6pm Saturday 17 March

Barbara Halnan, Michele Elliot, Anne Mosey and Elke Wohlfahrt create four separate installations in which line is a prominent element. Line, as the extension of a point may be elaborate or simple, free floating or defining, straight or curved. The modernist edict of “taking the line for a walk” has allowed line its own integrity, eventually drawing away from pencil on paper into space and location. These 4 installations use line as a means to respond three-dimensionally to the architecture of Articulate project space.
Barbara Halnan stimulates visual excitement through the interaction of sets of lines between a two-dimensional wall drawing and a three-dimensional drawing in space.
Michele Elliot creates a wall work, comprised of mapping pins and meters of thread. She traces the edge between both the landscape and memory and the past and present.
Anne Mosey’s site specific work uses the available daylight to create lines of light within the space that move across the space during the day.
Elke Wohlfahrt uses the line as an expressive vehicle.  Her brightly coloured  timber installations are linked to painting.
Notation 2011 - Barbara Halnan

bluff 2011  -  Michele Elliot

Indeterminately Lined -  Elke Wohlfahrt.

The exhibition is open from Saturday 17 March to 1 April, 11am-5pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Please join the artists for drinks 3-6pm Saturday 17 March .
For more information please contact
Articulate project space, 497 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt (b/w Norton&Elswick St, opp Cass Bros)


Eye of Horus: Lost and Found - open day Saturday 10 March 11am - 5pm

You are invited to the last day of Eye of Horus: Lost and Found, a project by Toni Warburton, in dialogue with John von Sturmer:

Saturday 10 March, 11 am - 5 pm
 at Articulate project space
497 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt 2040.

Eye of Horus: Lost and Found - documentation

Toni Warburton Template Panorama 2012 (day 8 of project) photo: William Seeto

Facebook comment:  William Seeto posted an image of my work  in process on Facebook  and this lead me to think  in the following way. I have edited this further from my face book post in response to some “likes”

Eye  of Horus: Lost and Found 
This is a changing wall situation so is not actually an installed exhibition.  Wiliam Seeto has made a remarkable photographic image of a very provisional moment within a process of happening ( Sunday 4th March light shadow material space). So an open-ended installing is happening but with no specific intention to arrive at a consolidated moment of installation. Articulate has invited me to work experimentally in the space for two weeks and to think about the implications and modes of documentation.

My focus orientates within the more than four cardinal points of 2D, 3D, thought, materiality, action, collaboration and participation, geometric shapes, embodied line and the contours of vases and remembered terrains. On the basis of my interest in his scans of found  objects and our  ideas for a collaborative artist book in progress, I have invited John von Sturmer to participate in this research. He has created a self-documenting work of text and scans titled Reality Check.  And  on Sunday  he installed a found tubular assemblage as a splayed tripod: a spirited threshold piece.

For the duration  of this situation at Articulate I have named my exploratory  process which retrieves and discards, convenes and disperses transmutes and distils : Eye of Horus: Lost and Found. Perhaps this documentation image of a template panorama, created by William Seeto has revealed a  work? What is a work? Is it a form of stasis of an artist’s intervention that ís called completion? A stoppage that nonetheless enters a new dynamic of being seen? The space may well be emptied by the last day.

Toni Warburton 6th March 2012


Eye of Horus: Lost and Found - John von Sturmer's Reality Check

Day 1
OK, so you can wake with a question: What is ‘real’? When have you or do
you feel most real? When do you feel reality is on your side – or against you
for that matter? Somehow we think that reality should be our ally – but is it?
What we might say is that any experience or encounter with the real –
whatever that is – defines our view of what the future will or should be.
Utopianism is never, as it were, off the planet, for it is based in experience.
Experience guides us, whether we like it or not or know it or not. Standing
against experience is the injunction. That too is an experience. To be told
what to do or how to think. We can conform or we can refuse or we can
hover in a sort of questioning state. In each case our relationship to our own
experiencing is modulated or shaped – to such a degree that if we think about
it we may think that refusal – of the command, as we shall call it – is the only
real emancipatory strategy. But freedom from what? Only the command
itself, of the freedom to experience experience as experience itself?
Today I’ve been asked to participate in an art show/event. Short notice. That
is probably good. It may even suit given my commitment to the immediacy of
the now.
Now, what is that? Something that in the next hair’s breadth/breath will be
then, involving a shift from experiencing – ‘We are experiencing this now’ – to
‘I experienced this’. Except we may already be in anticipatory mode so that
the experience is casually shelved or put back in the drawer like the knives
and forks we have just neatly dried. You hang up the tea towel. On it there’s a
view of a woman’s back. On one side there is a knife – the right side of
course. On the other side, the left side there is a fork. Please note carefully,
the symbolic order is nicely maintained. Scrupulously, we might even say,
except that what is characteristic of the symbolic order is that it is merely
enacted. So that what we experience as real may simply be the enactment of
the symbolic order. That is our ordering reality. To experience the symbolic
order as the symbolic order you have to recognise its symbolic function or
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Eye of Horus / Lost and found - Day 6

above 2: Pavagadh (Gujarat)
 Above: Toni Warburton; Below: John Von Sturmer (objects for scanning)

 below: Toni Warburton