Artist Index


Ciaran Begley's Writhe opens Friday 2 August at 6-8pm


Opening Friday 2 August 6-8pm

Open Fri-Sat 11am-5pm  3 - 18 August

Artist's talk: Saturday 3 August 3pm

Ciaran Begley Writhe 2019 (diagram)

Writhe involves a series of structures that confront the public with contortions of space itself.  Four hanging sculptures arranged throughout Articulate’s long project space hang from the exposed wooden struts of the building.  These heavy works Installed along the middle of the space set up the architectural space as a stage for spatial contortion.  These room dividers delineate new internal spaces and when moving expanding in a rectangular form containing a complex contorting form enveloping the gallery space with danger and intrigue.

The work is a complex reinterpretation of previous work engaging those who know my work with an impossible reconfiguration of known forms with new movements and a departure from the safety of the wall.  For new viewers this work is  a step into the zone.  A landscape of new possibilities and new dangers where the laws of physics and assumptions about gravity give way to a world where space is governed by action, movement and form.  A space where the choices we make become environments for others and comprehension an elusive concept.

In this work I have challenged the limits of my own capacities of engineering and installation to present a work that challenges my own capacities of expectation and experience.  Please join me in this new world.

Ciaran Begley

This project is supported by funding from the Inner West Council

There Can Be Only Chaos opens Friday 2 August 6-8pm

Open 11am - 5pm Fri-Sat 3-18 August

There Can Be Only Chaos shows the work of Liam Garstang, Matthew James, Simon Lawrence, James Nguyen and Hannah Riley

Let's face it; art making is messy process.  Be it a blurred image from a moved camera, a wet shoe or a solid puddle on a shelf when opening a kiln. Working with materials is complicated. This show melds the work of practitioners marinated in the materials they use.  Mathew James’s open shutter film rolls; Hannah Riley’s cobweb drawings, James Nguyen’s humidified river, Liam Garstang’s shotgunned ceramics and Simon Lawrence’s kiln activated objects. Each of these artists has delved down the material rabbit hole and come up with works that infuse the gallery with physical objects that challenge the very fabric of reality. 
Simon Lawrence  'In-kiln kinetic study' 2019 ceramic and glass

Archeological Surveys opened last night


Opening 6-8pm Friday 26 July - Bonita Ely

Archeological Survey: Inner West Sector 

Project space project #19

Open 11am - 5pm Sat 27-Sun 28 July

A survey of a headland on the Australian continent's central East Coast has revealed a sector designated, ‘Inner West Sydney’. Remnants of concrete pathways and structures buried by sediments, evidence of high levels of social activity in a densely populated settlement, categorise the site as ‘worthy of study’. The excavation reveals artifacts comprised of randomly dispersed, thin sheets of printed wood pulp. Analysis of this synchronic detritus discloses mundane communal, economic, intra and inter-personal human activities underling a matrix of esoteric hierarchies.

Two diagnostic artifacts that contextualise this multiplicity are culturally encoded garments - a ‘hoody’ and ‘bridal gown’. They define the persistence of and conversely, erosion of, historic, binary-gendered epistemologies. In summary, archeologists have isolated the provenance of an undisturbed, early twenty-first century stratigraphy that details a typology of indoctrination alongside resistence to conformity, typical of this critical tipping point in the Anthropocene Era.

Hoodie, dated 2018AD. Printed wood pulp.  Infrastructure – textiles.
Bridal Gown, dated 2019AD. Printed wood pulp. Infrastructure – textiles.
Epistemology at the Apogee, dated 2016 – 2019AD. Printed wood pulp.  Infrastructure – textiles.

Bonita Ely Archeological Survey: Inner West Sector, artefact detail1: Hoodie, dated 2018AD. Printed wood pulp.  Infrastructure – textiles.)

Bonita Ely Archeological Survey: Inner West Sector,  artefact detail 2:: Hoodie, dated 2018AD. Printed wood pulp.  Infrastructure – textiles.)


Art & Situation opened last night

Open 11am-5pm till Sunday 14 July


William Seeto. 3 Pairs Gray. 2019

William Seeto. 3 Oblique Squares – Fixed Point Perspective. 2019

William Seeto. 3 Oblique Squares – Fixed Point Perspective. 2019

William Seeto. 1 Oblique – Fixed Point Perspective 2019

Photos: Margaret Roberts

The current project space projects are funded by an anonymous tax-deductable donation


William Seeto – Art & Situation - Work in Process

Opening event Friday July 12, 6-8pm

Open 11am-5pm 13-14 July

project space project #16

Art & Situation - Work in Process is a process-based project that develops over twelve days and
culminates with a closing event to mark the end of the project at Articulate project space, Sydney.

As a part of Articulate’s project space project series, it continues the use of the exhibition space at
Articulate to experiment with practice in order to develop artwork in relation to its location. Due to the short lead-up time for
participation, the project is entered into from an experimental viewpoint with unfinished ideas, few materials and
limitations in time. Although there are no set open hours for viewing, a link is available to view the progress of
work in process.

Art & Situation - Work in Process examines the space ‘in between’ sculpture and painting, site and artwork.
It is based on the use of everyday materials and seeks to extend the dialogue between sculpture and painting by
blurring the line between site and artwork in order to expand contextual meaning. In so doing it continues
connections and ideas sparked by deconstruction and reconstruction that is influenced by Arte Povera.

In a way Art & Situation - Work in Process looks at spatiality in a literal sense and as visual metaphor, which
explores and confronts space and environment. It offers a personal codex, a formalised dialogue where ‘site’ and
‘art’ is queried as to whether one or the other is more important and poses the question as to whether spatiality
interacts, informs or interferes with the work and location.

William Seeto,' Untitled (3 pairs gray+, work in process)'_2019

William Seeto, 'Untitled (3 pairs gray, work in process)'_2019

William Seeto is an installation artist and independent curator with a practice of 38 years. His site-specific
constructed installations examine perceptual qualities in built environments by reconstructing architectural space,
which incorporates immersive light, sensory perception and luminal effects of uniform light (Ganzfelds).
His ephemeral artworks are based on everyday materials that seek to extend dialogue and expand contextual
meaning. His work is a blend of minimalism, process art and kinaesthetic experience.

William Seeto, 'No Lines (work in process)'_2019.


Dominique Madeleine Devadason - Studio Investigation

Opening event Friday July 12, 6-8pm

Open 11am-5pm 13-14 July

Studio residency in the Articulate Backroom 

Studio Investigation continues the artist's previous explorations of Rosalind Krauss’ concept of the ‘expanded field’, looking particularly at the relationship between painting and installation. Making use of dispersed hanging elements across a grid to suggest the cosmos and  provide a glimpse of one view of the contemporary zeitgeist. This Studio Investigation looks at how sculptural paintings interact with spatial elements, providing a space for visual metaphors that open up dialogues and critiques of contemporary practices and beliefs.

As Studio Investigation addresses unconsolidated experiments and techniques most of the works will be investigations into the materiality and functionality of the mediums, looking at their ability to communicate these ideas and aims.

Dominique Madeleine Devadason, Studio investigation (detail) 2019

Dominique Madeleine Devadason, Hanging Experimentation 2019, steel, plastic, bio-degradable plastic, rope, lead, nylon thread, 250x50x50cm


PLATFORM 2019 Images by Vsevolod Vlaskine

De Quincey Co's mid-afternoon collection of short performances, installations, artworks and extraordinary music
Saturday & Sunday 29 & 30 JUNE 3.30-5.30pm

ARTISTS:  Cordelia Beresford, Kristina Chan, Tess de Quincey, Martin del Amo, Jim Denley, Michael Dixon, Sue Healey, Mayu Kanamori, Nick Keys, Adelina Larsson, Linda Luke, Rhiannon Newton, Marnie & Melanie Palomares, Matte Rochford, Gaele Sobott, Amanda Stewart, Vsevolod Vlaskine, Adam Warburton, Toni Warburton, Eugene Ward, Gary Warner, Digby Webster, Marcus Whale, Gareth Yuen, Arisa Yura.

Curated by Martin del Amo, Eugene Ward, Marcus Whale, Tess de Quincey
Photo:  Heidrun Lohr


                     This program is supported by funding from the Inner west Council