AD Space Exhibition Archive

2018

El Apartmento: Retratos (The Apartment: Portraits)

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El Apartamento:Retratos (The Apartment:Portraits)

Judith Martinez Exhibition Duration: 31 Oct - 10 Nov

Exhibition Closing: Friday 9 Nov 5-7pm

Like a seashell carrying within it the sound of the ocean, an object can act as a mnemonic trigger for the site from which it was removed. El Apartamento: Retratos (The Apartment: Portraits) is a study of place as a site of memory resulting in the visual documentation of '33, Menendez Pelayo, Madrid' - the residence of my paternal family. I have approached this project as an archaeologist and archivist - collecting, labelling and investigating the contents of this apartment and in turn retelling family histories and narratives. The work exhibited at AD Space explores the reconstruction of family portraits.

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AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

Return 

Exhibition Duration: Tuesday 16 - Saturday 27 October

Opening event: Tuesday 16 October 6-8pm

An understanding of space and place is gained over time spent in it through recurring exposures. The holidays, picnics, day trips, and backyard adventures experienced in places of Nature in our youths influence this knowledge of the natural, now and into the future. These events of celebration, retreat, and tradition reaffirm human-to-human relationships as well as that between humans and Nature. A sense of nostalgia ignites a return to a time, place, and space through memory. The idea of a ‘return to Nature’ is referenced here in a philosophical sense; reconnecting emotionally and spiritually with Nature, and a physical reality of frequenting a natural space. The artists in this group exhibition draw from multiple personal experiences and understandings of Nature spaces. These individual perspectives are gained via practices that revisit memory and specific physical places. To ‘return’ has connotations of an unattainable and yet strived for reality; a harking back to something lost. This exhibition argues that to come to a closer relationship with our now we should constantly revisit, reconsider, reminisce, dwell on, and return to those experiences and places of our past. Childhood memories, family recreation locations, beloved destinations, and ‘home’ are all anchors for some of our deepest and most meaningful engagements with Nature. Return aims to capture atmospheric, ethereal, nostalgic, intriguing, and intimate feelings; a sense of Nature that is held close to the heart.

This exhibition presents the work of artists in varying stages of their careers, across printmaking, installation, drawing, collage, and painting.

Michelle Cawthorn, Jacqueline Corcoran, Adam Oste, Douglas Schofield, Peter Sharp, Bradlee Wiseman. Curated by Douglas Schofield

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AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

Thinking Through Making

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Thinking through making: new strategies in design education and research 

Exhibition Duration: Tuesday 9 - Saturday 13 October 

Opening event: Wednesday 10 October 5 - 8pm (in conjunction with Craft Week up late)

Panel Talk: Wednesday 10 October 6.30 – 7.45pm

This exhibition reflects the current initiatives in design education and research at UNSW Art & Design, where iterative design processes in object making are informed by critical evaluation and reflection. 2019 will see a new design program at UNSW Art & Design including a symbiosis of the craft-led design areas, extending the possibilities of creativity and innovation by synthesising the common threads across areas of studio practice in an exciting new disciplinary area. 

Exhibitors include: Alia Parker, The 49 Studio (Ben Elbourne, Sarah Spackman, Harriet Watts, Carly Vickers, Lauren Austin), Blake Griffiths, Kyoko Hashimoto, Rachel Vosila, Yixuan Geng, Joseph Turrin, Emma Peters 

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AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

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26 Sept - 6 Oct

Opening night Tues 25 Sept 6-8pm

Collectively curated and created, < insert the thing here > brings together four Fine Arts Honours students — Joshua Bentley, Natalia Stojevski, Matthew Varnay and Zoe Gojnich — with intersecting practices across found objects, photography, sculpture and installation. Invoking a temporary hybrid practice, the show employs group work that muddies authorship and upsets gallery routine with the intent of disrupting material and object hierarchies. The ongoing project uses collaboration as a share-economy of skills and a documenting of discussions to hopefully lead each artist practice across, and potentially dissolve, each other’s territories.

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AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

Dual Existence: Exhibiting the Temporal

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Dual Existence: Exhibiting the Temporal 

Exhibition Duration: 18 - 22 Sept

‘Kudos Live: Volume 3: Dual Existence' existed as a one night performance program at Kudos Gallery. The program focused on the relationship between the live act and its documentation. It considers the way certain narratives are edited, framed or removed in the process of documentation and the affects on audience’s later engagement and understanding. 'Dual Existence' looks to the potential for creative experimentation to find alternative ways of viewing live art. What role does documentation play? Can it be an extension of the performance? Or will it morph into something new?

This exhibition further interrogates the documentation of 'Dual Existence' (be it visual, non-visual, re- enacted, collaborative, or ephemeral) with an aim to reflect on the scope of documentation’s possibilities and limitations. 

Dual Existence: Exhibiting the Temporal features: 

Ella Byrne 

Loc Nguyen 

Amy Claire Isabelle 

Curated by Kate Stodart

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AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

Textile Design Future Design

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Textile Design Future Design 

Opening: Tuesday 28 August 6-8pm 

Exhibition duration: 28 August - 1 September 

Textile Design Future Design is an exhibition of UNSW A&D student designs created in response to industry briefs from Designer Rugs and Karolina York.

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AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

Tim Olsen Drawing Prize

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Tim Olsen Drawing Prize 2018 

14 - 25 August Opening Night: Tues 14 August, 6 - 8pm 2018 Winner: Eva Nolan

The Tim Olsen Drawing Prize has been a collaborative initiative between the Olsen Gallery and UNSW Art & Design since 2001.

Now in its 18th year, the Tim Olsen Drawing Prize encourages excellence in drawing. This collaboration has been continuously supported by the Olsen Gallery and celebrates Postgraduate, Honours and Undergraduate students that use drawing as a significant part of their practice. Candidates are selected by a panel of lecturers for inclusion in the exhibition and for consideration for the Award. And the nominees are... (drum roll)

Clara Chung
Danny Giles
Amalina Latiff
Carol Hudson
Robbie Karmel
Michelle Cawthorn
Eva Nolan
Anna Nangle
Amelia Mitchell
Vishmi Helaratne
Jake Cruz
Emily Morgan
Ella Byrne
Tim Marvin
Stella Laurence
Billy Bain

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AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

12000 kms West

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1200kms West 

Fowlers Gap Fine Art Field Trip Opening: Tuesday 7 August 5-7pm Exhibition duration: 7 - 11 August For over 25 years, UNSW Art & Design students have been travelling 1200kms west out to Fowlers Gap. Immersed in this arid zone of NSW, artists from a diverse array of degree programs work alongside one another, responding to the environment around them. '1200kms West' presents the outcome of this trip. 

Eleanor Amiradaki
Kayla Amos
Jennifer Brady
Donna Brown
Ella Byrne
Cai Jiyuan
Louisa Cunningham
Claire de Carteret
Alison Duff
Susie George
Neelam Gopalani
Owen Hall
Vishmi Helarantne
Jessica Long
Greg MacIntosh
Kate Minnett
Janet Mitsuji
Soraya Nematollahi
James Prassopoulos
Kristen Radge
Liam Riley
Kate Stodart
Patrick Younis
Jared Ziegler

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AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates, and the Barkindji people of the Darling River area, the traditional custodians of the land in which the Fowlers Gap is located. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

Primary Peelings

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Primary Peelings 

Christophe Domergue

Opening: Tuesday 17 July 6-8pm

Exhibition duration: 17 - 28 July

Primary Peelings is the latest series of work by multidisciplinary artist Christophe Domergue and a continuation of his obsession with capturing the beauty he finds in the forms and shapes of the urban environment. For this series he focuses on the roads and footpaths we travel on, creating compositions from these surfaces. Eliciting beauty from the banal, Domergue has created large-scale urban artifacts. The work of Piet Mondrian was a source of inspiration for this particular series of peelings. With Primary Peelings Domergue moves away from excavating sites of personal memories to exposing what we tend not to direct our gaze to: the surfaces we tread daily on, whether by foot, bike or motorised transportation. The primary colours Domergue has used accentuates the lines, forms and shapes present in these surfaces heightening their uniqueness. These surfaces are transformed into abstract streetscape compositions.

Image: Christophe Domergue, Primary Peelings, 2018, detail

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AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

Performing Perfection

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Performing Perfection 

Laura Nash

Opening: Tuesday 17 July 6-8pm

Exhibition duration: 17 - 28 July

"On 6th February 2017 I had weight loss surgery, a gastric sleeve operation that removes 75% to 80% of the stomach. As a result, I have lost approximately 105 kilograms so far. The resulting bodily transformation is the focus of my research, particularly the manifestation of excess and the impacts of bodily change on the inner and outer self. Through installation, sculpture and video, I have explored my body's ongoing transformation and reconciled the traumas of excess resulting from my surgery. I have displayed my reality, one of gained and lost excess, to the viewer. I have created works of shared experience, giving the audience an opportunity to participate rather than leaving them as a passive observer. This project explores the true nature of my transformation: Not what I had hoped, not what others had expected, but what it actually is."

Image: Laura Nash, Accumulated Mass, 2018, Video still, 1 minute 20 seconds

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AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

The Renaissance Turning

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The Renaissance Turning 

Eva Nolan & Clare Nicholson

Opening: Tuesday 3 July 6-8pm

Exhibition duration: 3 - 14 July

Eva Nolan and Clare Nicholson’s practices rewrite historical scientific enquiries into two key areas of curiosity: the natural world and the internal human anatomy. Both artists explore intricacies of the environment using Renaissance-inspired methodologies as a mode of empirical enquiry and aesthetic expression. Nolan uproots hierarchical taxonomies by visualising speculative biodiverse ecosystems through graphite drawing and digital media. Nicholson brings a new understanding of epigenetic environmental influences imprinting upon maternal-foetal bodies through a series of detailed sculptures. Together, Nolan and Nicholson have transformed the gallery into a space of Curiosities, promoting critical contemplation and reflection on human-environmental interactions.

Image: Clare Nicholson, Silver Spoon (detail), 2017, Bronze, silver plate, wood, stainless steel, 152 x 40 x 40cm. Photographer: Jessica Meurer.

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AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

The Renaissance Turning

Exhibition Catalogue:
Clare Nicholson & Eva Nolan

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Live Televisualisations

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Live Televisualisations

Miguel Felipe Valenzuela

Opening: Tuesday 26 June 6-8pm

Exhibition duration: 26 - 30 June

Live Televisualisations interrogates the cathode ray tube in an age where there are more screens than people on the planet. The exhibition digitally reframes the obsolete form through speculative reconfigurations, exploring the complexities inherent in technologies that are deeply embedded in the social imagination, their propensity to evoke nostalgic responses and their place in a volatile ecological landscape.

The work in this exhibition contains elements that may trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Audience discretion is advised.

Image: Live Televisualisations: the static qualities of the cathode ray tube, 2017, installation view, dimensions variable, Kudos Gallery, video still

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AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

Discarded

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Discarded  

Jody Graham

Finissage: Friday 22 June 6-8pm

Exhibition duration: 19 - 23 June

Discarded protests against the desire for the new and disposable, thriving on seeking a new narrative for the spurned. Endeavouring to be resourceful and connect with a location Graham instinctively picks up cast off items from the ground. Pieces are amassed, composed and bound together to create mark making implements. Mostly made from items that would usually be considered waste, materials found in gutters, streams, laneways and the artist studio has been salvaged and reworked into something new. The pre-existing character of a item is seized and reworked, extending its life and adding to its history.

Image: Courtesy of the artist

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AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

Discharge

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Discharge

Anastasia Vorgias, Lucas Christian, Erin Schloeffel, Sarah-Josie, AShleigh Moy, Celine Cheung, Tash Abram, Sanya Khera, Harry Copas, Claudia Platzer, Arlia Patterson, Shadia Zeynoun, Sol Lee, Daniel Cavenagh, Victor Lau, Ondine Manfrin, Sophie Bligh, Tash Graham, Billies POsters, Miroslava, Jack Parker

5 June - 16 June

Opening Night: Tuesday 5 June 6-8pm

'Discharge' explores the fabrication of human existence in a manner that resonates with nails scratching across a chalkboard. Through it, disruptive audio will ooze into the untouched mind and create migraines, sculptured anxiety will become an accessible vicarious experience and environmental waste will leave a mark on your soul nearly as big as your ecological footprint. The mind will drown in a plethora of blunt, uncomfortable truth. Aka, that feeling when you see the skin of milk wrinkle and hover on top of your hot drink of perfection. Amongst this, the disgusting will become pleasant, the rejected will become accepted, and the material of abjection will regain the dignity its very definition rejects.

Curated by Sarah Millman (Gallery space), Erin Schloffel (Corridor and courtyard space), Ondine Manfrin (Performances) Words by Tash Abram

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AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

From the Ground Up

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From the Ground Up

22 May - 1 June

Opening Night: Tuesday 22 May 6-8pm

Ceramic making is a transformative process. Unearthing materials from the ground to be manipulated, combined and fired into something new. Explore works from over 40 artists in 3rd Year Ceramics at UNSW Art & Design in the group show, From The Ground Up. 

Image: Courtesy of Third Year Ceramics.

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AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

Jenny Birt Award 2018

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Jenny Birt Award 2018

2018 Finalists: Sabrina Basuki, Jennifer Brady, Carmen Glynn-Braun, Dennis Golding, Ainslie Hunt, Emily Morgan, Nolan Murphy, Ruby Paroissien, Bethany Smith, Linda SOk, Lisa-Jayne Van Dyke, Bradlee Wiseman, Harrison Witsey

8 May - 19 May

Opening Night: Tuesday, 8 May 6-8pm

For over 20 years, the Jenny Birt Award has supported young artists to pursue and build their careers as professional practitioners. This year the award features 13 of UNSW Art & Design's most exciting student artists, join us to celebrate their work and witness the announcement of the award winner on the Opening Night!

Initiated in 1995 by the former U Committee, and named in recognition of Jenny Birt's ongoing contribution to the university, the Jenny Birt Award is the longest running and most prestigious award for painting at UNSW Art & Design. The Award culminates in an exhibition at AD Space profiling the work of all participating students. The $3000 award recipient for 2018 will be announced on the Opening Night. Participating students are nominated by Art & Design lecturers, with the award recipient selected by a panel of judges, which includes practicing artists and alumni.

Image: Courtesy of Harrison Witsey

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AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

It Matters What Moves

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It Matters What Moves

Ally Bishop

02 May - 05 May

Finissage Party Friday 04 May 2018, 6 - 8pm.

This exhibition explores art’s potential to reinfect matter with memory, and to create openings to the ‘more-than-human’ movements active within an ecology of experience.

It engages process philosopher Henri Bergson’s ideas about duration, matter, perception, intuition and fabulation as propositions for an artistic experimentation with matter’s movements.

Ally Bisshop's research and practice seeks to activate the porous thresholds between matter, movement and temporality, where a certain kind of material sensitivity might be articulated. Working across the fields of expanded sculpture and experimental writing, her interest is less in crafting finished art forms than in staging encounters with open processes, threshold events, and zones of material indeterminacy. Born in Australia, Ally has lived and worked across Sydney and in Berlin since 2010. She studied at the Institut für Räumexperimente, UDK Berlin under Olafur Eliasson from 2010-2011, and will finalise her PhD in visual arts at UNSW Art & Design in 2018.

Image: Ally Bisshop, {~}, 2017, inkjet print on fibre rag, tete Berlin.

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AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

The Drawn Absence

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The Drawn Absence

Sue Field

24 April - 28 April

Opening Night Tuesday 24 April 2018, 6 - 8pm.

The Drawn Absence is a hypothetical proposal for a much larger work - an expanded drawing constructed in conjunction with video projection, accompanying soundscape, the scenographic set model, and the image of the ‘empty stage’. Within this different drawn space, the scenographic set and its representations become the ‘play’, and the spectator becomes the performer. By contrast, Sue Field, the artist, scenographer, director, and playwright, along with the original panoramic drawing, becomes an absent presence; that is, a spectral presence or ‘other’. The spectator’s encounter with this absent presence within the meta-theatrical space becomes a form of post-dramatic theatre.

Image: Sue Field, The Chairs, 2015, black and red pen, collage on watercolour paper (2 x 594 x 941m).

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AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

Working Title

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Working Title

Alia Parker and Skye Wganer

20 March - 29 March

Opening Night Tuesday 20 March 2018, 5 - 7pm.

‘Working Title’ takes a self-reflexive approach to the production of an ‘exhibition.’ Postgraduate students Alia Parker and Skye Wagner will set up a working studio within AD Space which will be occupied for the duration of the show in the form of a performative laboratory, extending the practitioners interest in camouflage, visibility and open-form. In the gallery, a thin rectangular veil structure will contain the two practitioners, it will be lit internally, illuminating the subjects, creating at once an obstruction and a hyper-visibility as the viewer is able to circulate the space and observe but not be clearly seen. This exhibition format will potentially highlight problems of: social surveillance, capitalist labour, systems of inclusion and exclusion as well as politics of occupation. However, the work is specifically interested in establishing a slippery relationality between: subject, process, object and viewer as a means to speculate on porous states of being and becoming.  

The work is framed as a speculative, open-ended inquiry into the processual and iterative nature of perception, ideation and making; an image in motion. It proposes that there isn’t as end point but rather merges process into the form, thereby demystifying the labour, doubt and inherent failures present in art/design production and critique. Throughout the two weeks material sketches, maquette and visual speculations will end up on the gallery walls - works in process that at any point could enter back into the studio. To stay up to date with Alia and Skye's work visit: https://www.facebook.com/SWAP-... 


Alia Parker’s work explores the centrality of textiles as they relate to the body through personal, social and structural frameworks. Bringing the animate body and inanimate dress into a closer relationality, Alia’s practice positions the body and its affective forces as central to clothing design as opposed to the other way around. Alia works as a designer-artist and creative director on initiated projects and commissions, as well as in collaboration with other designers, artists, organisations, brands and individuals. She has worked in the fashion industry domestically and in New York and is a sessional academic in experimental design and textiles at UNSW Art & Design.

Skye Wagner is an emerging artist who works with a range of media including: photography, video, performance and installation. Her interest is in the nature of our perception in a post-digital, image-abundant world and the potential of photography to be a space for critical inquiry. She has working history in film and theatre in Australia and the UK and as an artist has exhibited at spaces including: MOP, Firstdraft, Carriageworks, Cockatoo island, Articulate Project Space and Slade Research Centre London. Her work is held in private and public collections in both Australia and the UK. Since 2012 she has been a lecturer in Photomedia at National Art School. 

Image: Skye Wagner & Alia Parker, ‘Working Title’, 2018, digital photograph. 

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AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

I Don't Unravel My Mistakes

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I Don't Unravel My Mistakes

Christine Wiltshier

20 March - 29 March

Opening Night Tuesday 20 March 2018, 5 - 7pm.

The exhibition I don’t unravel my mistakes considers the generative possibilities within the unintentional and the purposefully made mistake. Working with the traditional conventions of a weft hand knitting process artist Christine Wiltshier uses the mistakes made, whilst following a simple knitting pattern, as a catalyst, to introduce alternative materials, such as wire, paper, nylon and tools into a conventional knitting process.

These randomly occurring interventions subvert the knitting instructions, thereby altering the expected outcome and therefore the (useful) function of the original form. The resulting collection of knitted samples becomes instead a visible documentation of a process of mistake making.

Accompanying the wall mounted knitted samples, in I don’t unravel my mistakes is the opportunity to engage with the artist during an interactive knitting performance, Making (purposeful) mistakes. At selected times over the course of the exhibition Christine will be exploring the notion of purposeful mistake makingand inviting gallery visitors to contribute to the creation of this knitted performance art work.


Christine Wiltshier's practice is influenced by the processes of traditional hand made textiles. Her conceptual based work explores interactions and connections between hand, eye and thought, whilst working with a variety of textile processes including making, unmaking and remaking. Her two and three-dimensional works include text, textiles, photography, sound and video.

Image: Christine Wiltshier, detail, ‘don’t undo’, 2017, mixed media, h25 x w28 x d1cm, artists image

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AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

More Than Reproduction

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More Than Reproduction

Gemma Anderson, Lucy Bell, Jennifer Brady, Judith Harvey, Vishmi Helaratne, Hannah James, Millie Mitchel, Isabella Mowczko and Sarah Rose.

Curated by Sarah Rose and Millie Mitchel

07 March - 17 March 2018.

Opening Night Tuesday 06 March 2018, 5 - 7pm.

More than Reproduction embodies the diversity of contemporary printmaking practice, presenting an all-female collective of emerging printmakers from the UNSW Art and Design community. Material evolution and tradition is consolidated through an omnipresent and multifarious collection of etching, linocut, lithography, and serigraphy. A mosaic of the varied approaches by each female; corroborating the versatility of print-related media and its function in both focused, and cross-disciplinary practices. Through pictorial subtlety and loudness, femininity becomes active and present. Conceptually sustained by the exploration of self, place, history, life, music, persona, and consciousness. Juxtaposed imageries, conversations, and substrates emulate a diverse sensibility towards printmaking methodologies, a complex unification of the ritual and the experimental.


Gemma Anderson is a Sydney based artist studying a double degree of Fine Arts/ Arts at UNSW. She has a Fine Arts major in printmaking, and an Arts major in history. Consequently, she seeks to combine her studies of both printmaking and history through her art practice. She achieves this by producing detailed prints of historical buildings in Sydney, working predominately with the medium of etching, accompanied by heavily researched concepts. Instagram: @gemmaanderson

Lucy Bell is a Sydney based artist and student at UNSW, currently studying fine arts and secondary education majoring in painting and printmaking. Lucy is most interested in representing people, observing how people interact within this world and their relationships with one another. Predominantly focusing on how age, appearance and ability construct how we perceive identity.

Instagram: @lucy_bell1 & @_elbie_

Jennifer Brady is a Sydney based emerging artist, entering her honours year in a Bachelor of Fine Arts at UNSW Art & Design. Since mid 2016, she has been involved in a variety of group shows and exhibited with Sydney based collective, Bedrock as well as international arts organisation, RAW. Brady also works under the pseudonym ‘Shaz’, and has exhibited at TAP Gallery, Surry Hills; Orion Function Centre, Campsie; and in September 2017 exhibited collaboratively with Sydney Jazz trio Brady//Donkin//Phipps at Lentil As Anything, Newtown. Brady was a finalist for the Lethbridge 10,000: Small Scale Art Award (2017) in Brisbane. Instagram: @jenowlempire

JAH, a.k.a Judith Harvey is an emerging Sydney-based artist. JAH is presently completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) at UNSW Art and Design, majoring in drawing and printmaking. She grew up along the North Shore of Sydney, and is known for her post mediumistic conceptually driven practice. In addition to Harvey’s devotion to art making, a substantial interest is held within music, fashion and beauty spheres Instagram: @thejahcreations

Vishmi Helaratne is a New Zealand born visual artist currently residing in Sydney, Australia. She’s completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales of Art & Design (Honors 2018) majoring in printmaking and drawing. Vishmi was the recipient of the Mercedes Benz Art Award in 2013 in her final year of high school in Wellington, inspiring her to relocate to Sydney - where she’s regularly exhibited in group exhibitions (St. O’Donnell Select Gallery #2 and #3 (2016/2017), Art in the Park by the Creature Development Project (2014), and has been commissioned for murals by Eckersleys and Macquarie University that remain active today. In 2016 she started a performance piece - the #HaveAChatProject. The project gained media attention - being adapted into a media students final project on social innovation and engagement, and the result of the project - an A1 collage of journal entries exhibited in a group exhibition at the Paddington Uniting Church. Web: https://www.vishmihelaratne.co... Instagram: @vishious______

Hannah James works with a variety of drawing and printmaking techniques, with a strong focus on environmental art and the relationship between the natural world and us. Her work is strongly engaged with cross cultural beliefs and traditions with particular attention to those that explore maternal power and feminine strength. Primarily the incredible women in her family and the rural landscape where she grew up influence Hannah’s practice. As her work develops, it is strongly driven by experiencing other cultures and landscapes and finding beauty in the differences and warmth in the innate human similarities at the core. Instagram: @__hannahjames

Millie Mitchell is an emerging Sydney-based artist. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) at UNSW Art and Design, majoring in drawing and printmaking. She grew up in the Inner West of Sydney, influencing her interest in urban landscapes, suburbia and popular culture. In addition to art making, Millie also has an interest in curation, art education and history. Isabella Mowczko is a Sydney based emerging artist and designer, currently studying at UNSW art and design, majoring in printing and spatial design. Starting out in photography, she specialises in an eclectic range of media, her most prominent being ink, watercolour and print. Bella grew up in Australia and has a Polish and Australian background and in a search to connect with her Polish heritage explores folk traditions, nature and patterns, having a strong influence on her exploration of self. Medicine, anatomy and botanics also have a strong influence over her work as her fascination with the changes in scientific knowledge and the traditional use of art in the recording of medical knowledge. Web: http://milliemitchellart.wixsi... Instagram: @milliemitchell.art

Sarah Rose is a Sydney-based artist, currently a Masters of Curating and Cultural Leadership student, attending UNSW Art & Design. Rose’s conceptually based works reflect her interests into the facets of personal and public identity, particularly the sense of self, human duality, and human perception within our contemporary contexts. Through a cross- disciplinary practice she questions who we are and what is integral to our sense of being, using predominately self-portraiture within experimental sculptural printmaking, whilst also cultivating digital photography and video elements. Rose has an inherent fascination in the gallery space and art curation, arising from her curiosity into how audiences interact within contemporary viewing spaces, and specifically how these experiences can be controlled, manipulated, and speculative in milieu. Instagram: @rosesarered15 & @campbellsoupcans

Image: Jennifer Brady, Thought Process 1, 2017, Zinc plate etching on BFK Rives, 25 x 25 cm.

AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

Haptic Tactility

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Haptic Tactility: How Design Processes can Remediate Identities Past and Present.

Marcia Swaby  

21 February - 03 March 2018.

Opening Night: Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 5 - 7pm.

There is more to Jamaica than reggae, Rastafarians and sport. Have you ever heard of the Taino people, the original inhabitants of Jamaica? Many descendants carry their genes in their DNA. Through practice-led research, Haptic Tactility examines themes of remediating obscured and fragmented identities of the past. Framed by theorists as Marks, Tilley and Bolt, the artworks document the process of ‘encountering’ through the means of being in the presence of and responding to these three rare, Taino idols. 

The focus of the exhibition is an approach on connection through the haptic experience, rather than concentrating on Jamaica’s history of slavery and indentured labour. Without enclosed vitrines the work seeks to create an ephemeral bridge from idols symbolised through a collection of hand-made objects. The works interpret unknown ancestors and a historical community of which the artist was unaware growing up in East London as a child of Jamaican parents.

Pivotal to the exhibition are wooden beads — a jewellery analysis of the haptic connection between touching the original Taino idols and recreating that experience in the studio. Supported by substituting jewellery, textured metal with tactile clay, these series of repetitions explore the embodiment of the physical and real experience through the artist’s hands.

Image: Marcia Swaby. Metal faces, (2016-2017). Copper, bronze, pewter, silver. 40x32 mm. Photographer: J. Marcelino

AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.

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