(knowing what it is to be human)
Arts Project Australia returns to Spring1883 for the latest Sydney iteration at the Establishment Hotel. Running from 11-14 September, we’ll be presenting new and thought-provoking artworks by 18 Melbourne-based emerging, mid-career and established artists. Numerous artists are represented in prominent private and public collections in Australia and overseas, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; National Gallery of Australia; and The Museum of Everything, London.
Room 24 (knowing what it is to be human) speaks to personal themes—very personal in some cases, focusing on aspects of the body in various stages of dress and undress, which are at times are confident and empowering, while other times are profoundly revealing. While thinking about the small, intimate Hotel Room at the Establishment, number 24 on level two, we wanted to create a space that challenges common perceptions about the body: how it’s viewed, how we think about it, who has access to it.
Room 24 presents rousing work by emerging, mid-career and established artists, providing an insight into their diversity of practice. The studio and gallery philosophy underpins our approach: to enable and promote individual artists in the development and expression of their ideas, process and style.
Featuring works by: Steven Ajzenberg, Samraing Chea, Valerio Ciccone, Boris Cipusev, Alan Constable, Leo Cussen, Jordan Dymke, Bronwyn Hack, Brigid Hanrahan, Paul Hodges, Adrian Lazzaro, Julian Martin, Chris Mason, Lisa Reid, Anthony Romagnano, Mark Smith, Cathy Staughton, and Lachlan Turk.
Showcasing 26 of the best contemporary galleries and spaces from the region and beyond, Spring1883 occupies the boutique rooms of The Establishment hotel in Sydney, creating a unique hotel-based art fair. Through its intervention into a hotel’s context, Spring1883 sees the traditional art fair model replaced with a boutique site for dialogue and interaction between galleries, artists and collectors.
Opening: Wednesday 11 September – Media & VIP by Invitation Only
Dates: Thursday 12 September: 12pm – 7pm
Friday 13 September: 12pm – 8pm
Saturday 14 September: 12pm – 7pm
Venue: The Establishment Hotel | 5 Bridge Lane, Sydney
More info: Spring1883
Image | Chris Mason, Back view of big fat nude girls, 2016, pastel on paper, 38 x 56 cm.