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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.