FUTURE


GROUP SHOW : Femina Extravaganza

Exhibition between Wed 23 Jan - Sun 3 Feb , 2019 

Opening reception on Thursday 24th Jan 2019 at 6-8 pm.



GROUP SHOW : Femina Extravaganza

The contemporary society and culture still fail to differentiate femininity from womanhood, and female from woman. The sociocultural framework rather creates visual imagery and textual discourse to enforce ‘femininity and womanhood’ as well as ‘female and woman’ as embodied identities into certain bodies. 

This discourse further creates exclusivity to cast aside any other bodies that are willing to identify as ‘woman’ or live their lives through the ‘womanhood’. The victims who suffer from this power system often stand in these conflicted zones of woman as ‘embodied identity’ vs ‘gendered identity’. 

This exhibition explores the body as a site of struggle, consumption projected to media/society/culture, and further investigates ‘femina’ as an extraterritorial space that can embrace those bodies that identity as female but not woman, or as woman but not female; those bodies that have lived through femininity but not womanhood, or through womanhood but not femininity.


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Curated by : Ellen Yeong Gyeong Son
Cr image : Fabricated Forms #2 by Natalie Lawson

 
ARTISTS :

Avan Anwar
Amanda Wells
Ana Hanson
Ashlea Bechaz
Aneta Bozic
Autumn Tansey 
Bec Yule
Bom Cherdsak
Baaqiy Ghazali
Brooke Van Der Linden
Bambi Johnson
Briellen Feeney
Clyde CK
Claire Needham
Caterina Leone
Cathy Speed
Damaris Rey
Daisy Mak
Erin. P. Dickinson 
Grace Helena Pavey
Gail Harradine
Grace Ware
Jess Lovell
Julie Milton
Julia Novella
Jade Burstall
Katrina Ginis
Kirsten Dunkley
Lauren Johnston 
Leah Hume
Leah Mariani
Lucy Foster
Manda Jean
Natalie Lawson
Nani Puspasari
Paula Maggs
Pascale Garlinge
Rhiannon Henkel
Sue Llewelyn
Thao Nguyen
Tim Coleman 
Yara Nuria Ueltschi 

WHAT’S NEXT


EXHIBITION : Wed 20 - Sun 17 Feb, 2019

GALLERY 1: Limitless
Irene Matejka


An invitation to connect and delight in these inner reflections on display. These artworks are the documented realities of moments within where I was able to find myself limitless for a time. I hope that they will also capture you and may even help you discover some wonder and beauty about yourself because I came to realise that all that's exquisite around us be it nature or art serves as a reminder of how divinely beautiful we all are.
As a self-taught abstract artist who began painting at a mature age a few years ago, I started to taste the joy of these limitless possibilities of self-expression — a beautiful yet challenging process that helped me to become stronger and more daring not just in my art but as a person.

GALLERY 1-2 : Group show  Square - Circle    Exhibition includes painting , sculpture, print, illustration and photography as part of our group show  Cr image : Daniela Zimmermann  ARTISTS : Leah Mariani Mr Dimples Kathy Best Shelley Hall Bec Yule  Daniela Zimmermann Deborah Bowen Cultfucker Clyde CK LuLu LaLa Mana Aghajary Eddy Burger Paula McLoughlin Alberto Ledesma Equihua Megan Tan Georgia laurie  Amelia Kingston Peta Tranquille Caterina Leone Joseph Villanueva Carolina Arsenii Suesy Circosta Fiona Knight Alexia Novella Daniel Owen Julia Higgs Angelita Sofia Biscotti  Ellen Giannikos  Mac Hewitt Natalie Lawson

GALLERY 1-2 : Group show
Square - Circle


Exhibition includes painting , sculpture, print, illustration and photography as part of our group show
Cr image : Daniela Zimmermann

ARTISTS :
Leah Mariani
Mr Dimples
Kathy Best
Shelley Hall
Bec Yule
Daniela Zimmermann
Deborah Bowen
Cultfucker
Clyde CK
LuLu LaLa
Mana Aghajary
Eddy Burger
Paula McLoughlin
Alberto Ledesma Equihua
Megan Tan
Georgia laurie
Amelia Kingston
Peta Tranquille
Caterina Leone
Joseph Villanueva
Carolina Arsenii
Suesy Circosta
Fiona Knight
Alexia Novella
Daniel Owen
Julia Higgs
Angelita Sofia Biscotti
Ellen Giannikos
Mac Hewitt
Natalie Lawson

GALLERY 3: Redraw Aneta Bozic   We live our lives experiencing it, reflecting on it and learning from it. It impacts us, shapes us and leaves it mark. These experiences, moments and passages of time can be subtle, almost imperceptible in the way they shape us. They can also be bold, loud and leave obvious scars that can take years to come to terms with and heal. When we stop, reflect and engage, layers of complexity of emotion and meaning reveal themselves.   Just as the various experiences that we encounter elicit a variety of actions and reactions over the course of our lives, they inform and mould our personalities. As we develop our ability to be reflective, to learn from and understand our experiences, we can change the meaning and narrative of our past and the impact that it has upon us.   This body of work is about how we integrate this knowledge and experience into our sense of being, our sense of self, our world view. The work incorporates a number of previous works that have meaning to me, some were completed, others not. They reflect a period in my life, an attitude, an observation or an experience. These have been reworked in various ways so that the original works form the foundation of the new works, sometimes remaining visible under the new treatment, sometimes not.   As we evolve through this process, new growth, in our understanding, ability to engage, interact and create in the world becomes possible. Representations of the past have been reconceptualised, given new context and redrawn to reflect the present. These new works represent my current state of being, sense of self and world view, marking another moment in time.

GALLERY 3: Redraw
Aneta Bozic


We live our lives experiencing it, reflecting on it and learning from it. It impacts us, shapes us and leaves it mark. These experiences, moments and passages of time can be subtle, almost imperceptible in the way they shape us. They can also be bold, loud and leave obvious scars that can take years to come to terms with and heal. When we stop, reflect and engage, layers of complexity of emotion and meaning reveal themselves.

Just as the various experiences that we encounter elicit a variety of actions and reactions over the course of our lives, they inform and mould our personalities. As we develop our ability to be reflective, to learn from and understand our experiences, we can change the meaning and narrative of our past and the impact that it has upon us.

This body of work is about how we integrate this knowledge and experience into our sense of being, our sense of self, our world view. The work incorporates a number of previous works that have meaning to me, some were completed, others not. They reflect a period in my life, an attitude, an observation or an experience. These have been reworked in various ways so that the original works form the foundation of the new works, sometimes remaining visible under the new treatment, sometimes not.

As we evolve through this process, new growth, in our understanding, ability to engage, interact and create in the world becomes possible. Representations of the past have been reconceptualised, given new context and redrawn to reflect the present. These new works represent my current state of being, sense of self and world view, marking another moment in time.

 

 

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.

 

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