Kudos Gallery 2010 Exhibition Archive

Unearthed | Amanda Ryan

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Amanda Ryan

2 February - 13 February

'Unearthed' is a solo graduate show of the research undertaken for the Master of Fine Art degree. This body of work responds to the notion of the artist as archaeologist.

The Thread Between | Marnie Ross, Mitchell Kelly, Mike Barnard

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The Threads Between

Marnie Ross, Mitchell Kelly, Mike Barnard

16 February - 27 February 2010

Departing from traditional depictions of the image In print, the threads between reveals three painting-based artists’ visceral engagement with sensory and psychological experience in a series of intimate etchings, collagraphs and carborundum prints.

Constructed Painting | Francesca Mataraga, Beata Geyer, Margaret Roberts, Rossana Martinez

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Constructed Painting

Francesca Mataraga, Beata Geyer, Margaret Roberts, Rossana Martinez

2 March - 13 March 2010

The artists in this exhibition use the language of painting and drawing to explore architectural space and three-dimensional space through the use of line and colour. Their work re-invents approaches to these traditional formats.

Moment: Minus Them & Meaning | Adrian Clement, Alex Clapham, Andrew Haining, Zoe Robertson

Moment: Minus Them & Meaning

Adrian Clement, Alex Clapham, Andrew Haining, Zoe Robertson

16 March - 27 March 2010

Let's play a situationist game, without them or their meanings, artists vs audience, creating disaster without loving it, from A-Z and nothing in between.

Women in Piracy | Kudos Gallery

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Women in Piracy

Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris, Penelope Benton, Tara Cook, Brown Council, Tina Fiveash, Chloe Hughes, The Kingpins, Vicki Papa & Elizabeth Reidy

30 March - 17 April 2010

An exhibition of works by women artists using found, adapted, and stolen media and ideas, as part of the 2010 Sheila Autonomista Festival.

Eye SPI | Group Show

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Florence Aramiego, Cigdem Aydemir, Eli Braga, Andrew Burford, Alan Chan, Bianca Couchman, Sarah Cunningham, Greta Edmondson, Isaac Gallagher, Eleanore Hanlon, Samantha Jones, Jemma Lee, Claudia Macleay, Bryanna Pearl, Pirapa Prathuangsukh, Shannon Purcell, Kai Lin Ran, Phoebe Rathmell, Thalia Sadumiano, Olivia Spargo, Jennifer Tran, Misha Turovskii, Kari Williams.

21 April – 1 May, 2010

An eye-popping selection of Sculpture, Performance and Installation major and elective studio outcomes so far..

Out of Space | Group Show

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Out of Space

Lydia Dowman, Claudia Gibson, Sean Valadao Duarte, Benjamin Holdstock, Gemma Messih, Andrew Bass, Sarah Cunningham 

4 May - 15 May, 2010

Out of Space showcases seven photomedia artists whose practice engages with the intangible and the unseen using the visual realism of photography as its basis.

The individual artists investigate and react to the shifting and transient nature of reality; exploring the perception of time, the metaphorical and the metaphysical experiences captured within the photographic visual realm.

IDAHO | Group Show

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SRC@COFA Queer officer Genesis Mansilongan 

18 - 29 May, 2010

A community exhibition to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia featuring works responding to homophobia and violence and promoting messages of acceptance.


After the Rainbow | Soda_Jerk

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After the Rainbow


1 June - 12 June, 2010

Presenting a new 2-channel video remix investigating the temporal dimensions of cinema through a reimagining of the initial sequence of The Wizard of Oz (1939). Instead of taking Dorothy to Oz, the twister transports a young, hopeful Judy Garland into the future where she encounters her disillusioned adult self.

Closer the Distance | Harriet Body, Claire Flannery, Imogen Heath and Che Ritz

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Closer the Distance

Harriet Body, Claire Flannery, Imogen Heath, Che Ritz

15 June - 19 June, 2010

‘A Closer Distance’ explores four female artists reflections on human correlation. The Artists have been brought together due to their contemplative explorations of the body, intimacy and the need for human kind to explore such themes. The exhibition speaks of both closeness and divide, through a discussion of public and private space and physical bodily connections. As well as personal reflections on such topics, connections to external personal histories are also explored.

Anti-bodies | Group show

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Melissa Beowulf, Julie Clarke, Hai Ying Gao, Megan Won

22 June - 26 June, 2010

The disparities of self and self-image, no physical body is so wretched as to be deemed unidentifiable. Traverse mind, body and spirit through the works in this group Masters exhibition.

Subjectivity & Authorship: Surface & Materiality in Painting & Drawing | Damian Moss

Subjectivity & Authorship: Surface & Materiality in Painting & Drawing

Damian Moss

29 June - 3 July, 2010

This exhibition examines how an artist affects the subjectivity and authorship of an image through their handling of surface and their interaction with materials.

The Shape of Language | Stuart Watters

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The Shape of Language

Stuart Watters

6 July - 10 July, 2010

In a recent essay, Dave Hickey explored the idea that ‘human beings do not express themselves telepathically, everything goes out into the physical world in discreet patterns. It all comes back in through our hardwired capacity to recognize patterns, whether they are meaningful or not.’ In other words, it appears we have the ability to recognize the complexity of an unknown pattern and if no translation exists, we nonetheless attempt to understand what it is before us.

Forecast | Carmel Byrne

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Carmel Byrne

13 July - 17 July, 2010

Landscape and maps are a rich source for metaphor yet the perception of maps as Cartesian representations of the grid include all the implications associated with power, ownership and colonisation. For this series of paintings the perspective is raised to the space above land where climate and weather shape it

410 KG/Second | Kathy Yeh

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410 KG/Second

Kathy Yeh

20 July - 30 July, 2010

An exhibition of light installations exploring the aesthetics of wonder and ocean conservation.

Show Us Your Politics | Camilla Tully

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Show Us Your Politics

Camilla Tully

3 August - 14 August, 2010

Art Revolt! Dare to make a work that's a response to the oppressive world you live in! A call out for dangerous and insightful work! Comment on sexism, racism, homophobia, patriarchy, institutions, capitalism, corporations and environmental destruction! Art to inspire, annoy, educate, and empower! "To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing".

Dislocation | Group Show

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International COFA student exhibition

17 August- 28 August, 2010

Dislocation is the Arc’s annual exhibition aimed at welcoming, exploring and promoting cultural diversity at COFA. This group exhibition offers International and Exchange students as well as local students, an opportunity to creatively express and respond to feelings of exclusion or inclusion inspired by being in a new or foreign place. Dislocation is supported by the SRC@COFA and curated by our International rep Stephen Chikazaza. The opening of the exhibition will feature live performances and a delicious international feast.

Simpatico | Brook Morgan

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Brook Morgan

31 August - 11 September, 2010

Pleasure and wonder are at the core of Brook Morgans work and process. This work resonates the beauty found within tactile and somatic inquiry of natural and found materials that are collected, sorted and arranged into gradated colour and archetypal shapes and often meticulously woven configurations. Casurina needles become line drawings and grasses are sorted and woven into quiet landscapes of subdued browns, yellows and greens. This work is made in the vein of an intuitive methodology and inquires into the ways we define and look within the nature of creative research. Intuition admits a type of ‘knowing’ that is fostered through sensorial and visceral connectivity. These works through their treatment, care and consideration permit a sense of sacred or embodied meaning within the objects.

Tim Olsen Drawing Prize 2010

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Tim Olsen Drawing Prize 2010

14 September - 25 September, 2010

A collaborative initiative, now in its tenth year, between the Tim Olsen Gallery and the Department of Drawing and Painting at COFA, with the intention of encouraging excellence in drawing.

The Sophia Exchange | Group Show

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The Sophia Exchange

Exhibition Management & Curatorial Studies students in the Master of Art Administration program

28 September - 9 October, 2010

The Sophia Exchange project aims to create enduring relationships between the people who live in the neighbourhood surrounding the College of Fine Arts (COFA) and Kudos Gallery, and the students and teachers at the campus and gallery.

It was praxis – and still is in villages and rural communities – that neighbours exchange items and products on a daily basis, which allows them to build relationships based on care for each other. COFA and Kudos Gallery are integral parts of the neighbourhood in Paddington and we hope that by asking our neighbours to actively participate in the project we will forge lasting relationships with them.

The project will ask that members of the surrounding neighbourhood donate a household item such as a piece of furniture, print, textile or other object which they are willing to let an artist from COFA transform. The creatively refurbished item will be exhibited at Kudos Gallery before being returned to its original owner to enjoy a new lease of life.

Kudos Emerging Artist and Designer Award 2010

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Kudos Emerging Artist and Designer Award 2010

12 October - 23 October 2010

THE KUDOS AWARD now in its ninth year seeks to recognise, nurture and support innovation and excellence across a multidisciplinary field of makers, helping sow the seeds that guide students to evolve into fruitful professional practitioners.

This year our esteemed judging panel reflects a shift in environmental consciousness; 2010 Sydney Biennale artist Janet Laurence beautifully interweaves concerns of nature and architecture with a vivid imagination, David Gravina is the Director of Digital Eskimo, a Sydney based design agency focusing on social and environmental change.

As the artists and designers emerge from the wild undergrowth of COFA into an art world in full flourish, the Kudos Award offers an opportunity for professional development, praise and of course prizes!

Adding to the salute from our judges, the major prize for the award is $1,500 donated by Arc your student organisation. Runner up prizes include a fully subsidised exhibition in 2011 at Kudos Gallery, a massive Ariel bookshop voucher and a healthy package of paint supplies from Matisse. We also have a year long subscription from the amazing Artist Profile magazine, a Sherman Foundation donation and membership pack, and some hot tickets from the Sydney Opera House!

Branch out and let your creative career bloom.

Winner: Eva Mueller, 'Landscapes on hold 1/2'

A Lesson in Applied Physiognomy | Nick Brown

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A Lesson in Applied Physiognomy 

Nick Brown

26 October - 6 November 2010

Tom Boyd, Working Man Both Ordinary and Peculiar: A Lesson in Applied Physiognomy.

​Enlightenment Achieving an Illuminated State | Group Show

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Enlightenment Achieving an Illuminated State

9 - 20 November, 2010

COFA 2nd Year Object Design students showcase inspired ideas to lighten our load on the environment.

Evil Paradises | Marilyn Schneider

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Evil Paradises

Marilyn Schneider

23 November - 4 December, 2010

Through sculptural installation Marilyn Schneider critiques the relationship between cinema experience and themed environments in commercial spaces such as casinos, resorts and gated communities.

Bunyip Gothic Panto | Graham Cheney

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Bunyip Gothic Panto

Graham Cheney

7 December - 18 December, 2010

A series of paintings, created by Graham Cheney that explore how Australia’s developing psyche was influenced by distance, isolation, and fear of the unfamiliar. It was surrounded by a vast unexplored, dark and sinister landscape that conjured stories, telling of the triumphs of the haunted gothic landscape over mortals.



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