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Emily Dober, Li and Lin, 2011, work on paper, 28 x 38 cm.

Emily Dober, Li and Lin, 2011, work on paper, 28 x 38 cm.

December 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - February 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Where We’re Showing: Summer 2017-18

The artists who practice from the Arts Project Australia studio are continuously exhibiting their work at galleries throughout Melbourne, Australia and internationally. See where you can catch Arts Project artists during the 2017-18 summer break. The Museum of Everything Australia | Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Hobart 10 June 2017 – 8 July 2018 MONA is currently playing host to an astonishing exhibition of art objects selected and curated by The Museum of Everything—the world’s first wandering institution for the…

Adrian Lazzaro, Girl Standing Next to Car at Night, 2017, work on paper, 28 x 38 cm.

Adrian Lazzaro, Girl Standing Next to Car at Night, 2017, work on paper, 28 x 38 cm.

February 3 @ 3:00 pm - March 10 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Project Australia, 24 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070 Australia

Exhibition | Sometimes drawing can be dark and disturbed

Wrestlers, vampires, erotica, clowns and imaginary figures; these are the images that infiltrate Adrian Lazzaro’s thoughts and practice. Oscillating between chimera, desire and reality, Lazzaro works across drawing, painting, digital art and soft sculpture. By persistently pursuing darkness and disturbance in his work – both psychologically and physically – Lazzaro’s imagery carries sinister interpretations with a quirky humour and wry outlook. Sometimes drawing can be dark and disturbed is Lazzaro’s first solo show at Arts Project Australia. Lazzaro has exhibited…

Fiona Taylor, Fiona and Nicole Livingstone, 2017
print on paper, 20.5 x 30 cm. Edition of 3.

Fiona Taylor, Fiona and Nicole Livingstone, 2017 print on paper, 20.5 x 30 cm. Edition of 3.

February 3 @ 3:00 pm - March 10 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Project Australia, 24 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070 Australia

Exhibition | Under Pressure

Under Pressure explores how the intentions and skills of the artist are transformed through the literal and metaphorical ‘pressure’ of the printmaking process. Showcasing unique prints and editions by 33 Arts Project printmakers, Under Pressure is curated by Yoshe Gillespie and will celebrate and explore the diverse approaches to the medium, providing a rare opportunity to view recent works. Coinciding with this exhibition is Adrian Lazzaro's solo show Sometimes drawing can be dark and disturbed. Exhibition: Under Pressure Opening: Saturday 3…

Lisa Reid, My Story, 2013-2017, HD video, 1min 38sec (unfinished).

Lisa Reid, My Story, 2013-2017, HD video, 1min 38sec (unfinished).

March 17 @ 3:00 pm - April 21 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Project Australia, 24 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070 Australia

Exhibition | Tethered to the Site: The Archive of Memory

Memories, at the core of our conscious experience, shape who we are. They are a fundamentally defining feature of individuality. Artists often form complex relationships with the notion of memory, using objects and images that represent the site of the experience as visual language. While imagination allows the memory to flourish and develop, at its essence it remains a constant; tethered to the site. From autobiographical explorations to isolated moments in popular culture, the variations are linked by the meditative…

Chris O'Brien, 328 Clarke Street, Northcote, Marysville, 2017, foam; material and wool, 25 x 28 x 43 cm.

Chris O'Brien, 328 Clarke Street, Northcote, Marysville, 2017, foam; material and wool, 25 x 28 x 43 cm.

March 17 @ 3:00 pm - April 21 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Project Australia, 24 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070 Australia

Exhibition | New Work: Chris O’Brien

Chris O’Brien is a multi-disciplinary Melbourne-based artist who works in painting, printmaking, drawing, and sculpture. He is primarily concerned with representing domestic dwellings in various states of decrepitude that have imagined narratives and stories attached about the inhabitants, which often includes himself as a central character. His latest solo exhibition will explore his recent series of soft sculpture houses, exploring how O’Brien gains influence by places he has visited and worked in. This show coincides with group exhibition Tethered to the Site: The…

Patrick Francis, Not titled (Nicki Minaj), 2014, acrylic on paper, 57 x 54 cm.

Patrick Francis, Not titled (Nicki Minaj), 2014, acrylic on paper, 57 x 54 cm.

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - June 9 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Project Australia, 24 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070 Australia

Exhibition | Pop!

Popular culture motifs are often embraced and celebrated by artists worldwide. Artists have a long history of looking to pop culture for inspiration as they draw on attitudes, ideas, images, and other phenomena presented in mainstream mass media. From Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein to Claus Oldenburg and Jean Dubuffet—popular culture themes, aesthetics and sensibilities inform what artists create and subsequently shape the way we reflect on our culture, mirroring our values and culture back to us. Similarly, pop culture…

Amani Tia, David Bowie, 2013, gouache on paper, 38 x 28 cm (detail).

Amani Tia, David Bowie, 2013, gouache on paper, 38 x 28 cm (detail).

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - June 9 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Project Australia, 24 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070 Australia

Exhibition | We could be heroes

The late David Bowie has had a broad influence over many years, which continues beyond his death. Arts Project artists will present work inspired by Bowie that will highlight the respect and admiration held for his work as an artist and performer. Coinciding with this exhibition is group show Pop! Exhibition: We could be heroes Opening: Saturday 28 April | 3 – 5pm Dates: 28 April – 9 June 2018 Curator: Paul Hodges Image | Amani Tia, David Bowie, 2013, gouache on paper, 38 x 28 cm (detail).