ONE: ONE WHOLE, ONE SINGLE
8 DECEMBER 2019 - 11 FEBRUARY 2020
SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER 3-5 PM
Join us for the opening of the exhibition by Clara Chan 'ONE: One Whole, One Single' Sunday 8th December 3-5 pm with music by Samantha Chan. Everyone is welcome. Drinks will be available for sale from our friends at The Rose St Pantry.
Clara Chan’s inventive lace artworks engage with ecological and environmental issues facing current times.
Using her distinctive technique of free-motion embroidery on water-soluble fabric which is dissolved post embroidering, the artist develops porous weblike free-floating works.
Visualising a fragile interconnection, the artist explores the ambiguous relationship between humans and nature. In the context of the Anthropocene, she expresses the ever pressing need for individual connection to nature by way of forming a harmonious unity.
Currently enrolled in a Master of Public Art at RMIT, Clara completed a Graduate Certificate in Visual Art at VCA, University of Melbourne in 2018.
MEDITATIONS ON PAPER
26 SEPTEMBER - 28 NOVEMBER 2019
THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 6-8 PM
Join us for the opening of the exhibition by Alison Russell 'MEDITATIONS ON PAPER' Thursday 26th September 6-8 pm. Everyone is welcome. Drinks will be available for sale from our friends at The Rose St Pantry.
Alison Russell’s abstract imaginary landscapes merge the internal and external worlds and explore the subconscious.
Coming from a printmaking background, the artist has relinquished planned methods of art-making to embrace a new-found passion for drawing and creating subconsciously. Echoing surrealist automatism techniques, her works emerge from chance and go through an intuitive journey of addition, subtraction and rotation without a premeditated route.
Her intricate drawings of ambiguous otherworldly themes reference nature’s patterns and textures suggesting underwater worlds, forests and biomorphic forms while evoking curiosity and wonder.
27 JUNE - 30 AUGUST 2019
THURSDAY 27 JUNE 6-8 PM
‘ELEVATE’ is a series of photographs of Melbourne taken by drone from the skies, offering a new outlook on the city.
Always seeking that different angle, Melbourne-based photographer Dan Green presents a range of imagery sharing his new-found perspective. Covering varying angles of the vast metropolis, the images demonstrate the large array of architecture, landmarks and features of the Melbourne skyline, many of which are often unseen or fully appreciated from on the ground.
In his first solo exhibition, Dan presents a novel portrait of the city and takes the viewers on a journey of the interplay between the familiar and unfamiliar.
26 APRIL - 15 JUNE 2019
FRIDAY 26 APRIL 6-8 PM
‘BOXED IN’ is a series of paintings exploring the impact of limitations on our personal freedom. Different for everyone, these limitations are imposed either by ourselves, circumstance or society.
While painting, Nikki Frankel asked people to imagine what they themselves felt limited by. Once the models had that in mind, they proceeded to curl up into a cardboard box naked and let the walls represent the limitations that they were thinking about.
The works question how people react when their personal freedom is compromised. Do they try to push against the walls in frustration or curl up in a foetal position? Is there an odd comfort in those limitations?
Exhibit at ACU FITZ
ACU FITZ offers an independent contemporary art space for visual artists to exhibit their work.
Dedicated to supporting local artists and their practices, ACU FITZ provides a rent-free exhibition space in the heart of Fitzroy, Melbourne.
We accept proposals from emerging and established artists and curators throughout the year. Proposals for solo and group exhibitions or cross-disciplinary projects and collaborations are welcome.
To find out more and apply to exhibit at ACU FITZ, please email [email protected].