Current

Exhibition between Wed 10 Oct - Sun 21 Oct , 2018 

Opening reception on Friday 12 Oct 2018 at 6-8 pm.

 

    Gallery 1 : Multi-pull Personalities Jenny Hall   Continuing my investigation of the human condition I have produced portraits of fellow artists and self portraits. These portraits are informed by the notion of the ‘selfie’ being a construct of both the mask of personality/identity and ‘branding’ in a social media context.  The title of this exhibition is a play on words. ‘Multi-pull’ refers to the printmaking process I use which is a reductive relief method. This technique requires multiple pulls or printing from the same original hand carved plate. Some of the prints are printed as Editions while some are a series of U/S prints. (Unique State prints).  Along with the prints I will be exhibiting performance art videos. I like to refer to these performances as ‘self portraits’. These videos are confronting, visceral and emotive exploring notions of the feminine identity and the fragility of the self.

Gallery 1 : Multi-pull Personalities
Jenny Hall


Continuing my investigation of the human condition I have produced portraits of fellow artists and self portraits. These portraits are informed by the notion of the ‘selfie’ being a construct of both the mask of personality/identity and ‘branding’ in a social media context.

The title of this exhibition is a play on words. ‘Multi-pull’ refers to the printmaking process I use which is a reductive relief method. This technique requires multiple pulls or printing from the same original hand carved plate. Some of the prints are printed as Editions while some are a series of U/S prints. (Unique State prints).

Along with the prints I will be exhibiting performance art videos. I like to refer to these performances as ‘self portraits’. These videos are confronting, visceral and emotive exploring notions of the feminine identity and the fragility of the self.

    Gallery 2 : Kook out of water Brodie Colbourne   Brodie Colbourne is an illustrator born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. Somewhat of a surfer, he has grown up loving his days at the beach. Having kissed the sun, he often draws his inspiration from hairy adventures, gnarly surf days and the beauty of nature, including these as themes throughout his work. Brodie’s drawings, sometimes kooky are vibrant, energetic and fun.  Brodie enjoys painting and illustrating using various markers and pens. He has created a series of illustrations on surfboards, skateboard decks, and cotton rag to strongly reflect his personal experiences from surfing and his travels, as well as dedicating some work to his influences of cartoon and animation.

Gallery 2 : Kook out of water
Brodie Colbourne


Brodie Colbourne is an illustrator born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. Somewhat of a surfer, he has grown up loving his days at the beach. Having kissed the sun, he often draws his inspiration from hairy adventures, gnarly surf days and the beauty of nature, including these as themes throughout his work. Brodie’s drawings, sometimes kooky are vibrant, energetic and fun.

Brodie enjoys painting and illustrating using various markers and pens. He has created a series of illustrations on surfboards, skateboard decks, and cotton rag to strongly reflect his personal experiences from surfing and his travels, as well as dedicating some work to his influences of cartoon and animation.

    Gallery 3 : Dream Awake  Chantelle Ferri   Chantelle Ferri’s work can be described as ‘visionary’, by transcending the physical world and creating alternate realities. She is inspired by Psychedelic art, Fantasy and Surrealists; often dealing with mystical, ethereal and atmospheric qualities within her work.   She explores these themes through her work Dream Awake, a photographic inspired by Natural landscapes creating dreamlands through intensified and heightened saturated colours. These other worlds construct a link between the conscious and unconscious mind. Her work creates a world of contemplation, stillness of mind, and natural beauty also alluding to mother earth and the feminine.   This series was inspired by dramatic landscapes aound Australia and the world – some of which include Wilson’s Promontory in Victoria and Binalong Bay in Tasmania during the artists exploration of the state’s National Parks. Her connection to nature continues to be a celebration of life and embracing the beauty of our wild surroundings. Her works create a sense of escapism from our often busy and chaotic lives.

Gallery 3 : Dream Awake
Chantelle Ferri


Chantelle Ferri’s work can be described as ‘visionary’, by transcending the physical world and creating alternate realities. She is inspired by Psychedelic art, Fantasy and Surrealists; often dealing with mystical, ethereal and atmospheric qualities within her work.

She explores these themes through her work Dream Awake, a photographic inspired by Natural landscapes creating dreamlands through intensified and heightened saturated colours. These other worlds construct a link between the conscious and unconscious mind. Her work creates a world of contemplation, stillness of mind, and natural beauty also alluding to mother earth and the feminine.

This series was inspired by dramatic landscapes aound Australia and the world – some of which include Wilson’s Promontory in Victoria and Binalong Bay in Tasmania during the artists exploration of the state’s National Parks. Her connection to nature continues to be a celebration of life and embracing the beauty of our wild surroundings. Her works create a sense of escapism from our often busy and chaotic lives.

 


Future

Exhibition between Wed 24 Oct - Sun 4 Nov , 2018 

Opening reception on Friday 26 Oct 2018 at 6-8 pm.





Call out proposal for exhibition 2019

BlackCat Gallery is currently seeking proposals for our 2019 exhibition program. We invite artists, curators and collectives working in all mediums to apply. We are now taking Artists submissions for 2019. Please contact us for more details.

 

Internship - Volunteer

Volunteer at BlackCat Gallery, artist run initiative located at Collingwood. We invite volunteers, photographers and interns to be part of a small team. We would like to hear from you, if you have a few hours or able to engage in a 3 - 6 months internship assisting in gallery operations, install and deinstall, invigilating and documenting artworks. 

Email your resume to info@blackcatgallery.com.au

 

 

cr. artwork images by : Stacey Korfiatis, Keira Hudson, Laura Herman , David Lowe and Michael Hawkins