c3 opens with a new show on Wednesday the 20th June at 6pm
Show runs from 20th June - 8th July
JESSIE WILLOW TUCKER
Jessie’s latest series of drawings are a meditation on beauty and an exploration of devotional art and decoration. In the Paisley Pantheon domestic animals are the deities, worshipped and adorned.
This suite of paintings further explores the notion of contemporary collage in seeking different approaches to process imagery. My practice revolves around the incongruous and utilising erasure by editing found images to examine the lived environment. These works are a continuation of my practice based on new collage and new representation in painting.
GRACE WOOD + NINA GILBERT
Transitions is about the transient nature of time and the body. The work explores the feminine condition through contemplation, ritual, and metamorphosis.
Grace Wood focuses on transformation, alteration and change through necessity or choice - the way things may change or be forced to change according to pressure felt from societal or internal expectation. The work highlights ideas of normality in the domestic sphere, relational to the body, the object and the role of a female. It is about letting go, collapsing and refashioning.
Nina Gilbert’s work uses the symbolic nature of found objects in relation to the body, in order to explore themes dealing with time, memory and history. The work engages ideas about mortality and the feminine through the ephemeral and material quality of these objects.
ROOFTOPS EN PLEIN AIR
My past use of watercolour techniques has been primarily for creating characters and sets for animation.
For this first exhibition of paintings I've moved from motion to stillness, focusing on rooftops and rooflines, the jumbled horizon that separates the city from the wide-open sky.
GALLERY 2 + 3
THE STUDY OF EVERYTHING
Presented by c3 projects
LINSEY GOSPER + MICHAEL MILLER + CAMERON CLARKE + GREG SPILLER
VIVIAN COOPER SMITH + DAVID-ASHLEY KERR
This exhibition presents an extraordinary set of photographic works.
Detailing personal inquiries into the nature of being, the exhibition suggests a number of ways to navigate the subjectivity of experience through the agency of photography.
Recognising the layering of conceptual filters and perceptions that accompany contemporary photographic practice, these artists offer distinctly individual views.
c3 is a non-profit contemporary art space located within the basement of the historic Abbotsford Convent building. Forming a key element to the Convent’s arts, cultural and education precinct, the gallery presents an innovative and engaging approach to the presentation of contemporary exhibitions, across all forms of artistic practice.
Situated in an iconic building with a ground level entrance facing heritage gardens and the Yarra River, c3 offers a unique platform for contemporary community culture.