The GPG PROJECT SPACES CURATOR’S PROGRAM focuses on curatorial practice in alternative spaces. The program pushes for risk taking and experimentation. It prioritises projects that address the public space of Union House, and its context within the University of Melbourne. Each exhibition runs for one month across all three alternative spaces, with a closing celebration the final Wednesday of the exhibition.
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PROJECT SPACES DIMENSIONS – please click on links below:
GPG PROJECT SPACES
Union House, The University of Melbourne
VITRINE Chillout Café, Ground floor
EXPERIMENTAL ART SPACE Level 2
WEST GLASS CABINET Level 2
CLOSING EVENT: Wednesday 29 March 5 – 7 pm
Orientation celebrates the start of a new academic year for students at the University of Melbourne and uses their movement through Union House to visually activate this artwork as they pass by.
Displayed works in the GPG Project Spaces are layered, monochromatic prints on paper and transparency film which animate with moiré patterns as the viewer moves past.
Influenced by the Vitrine nature of the GPG Project Spaces, and indebted to help and advice from the University of Melbourne’s Brain Centre Imaging Unit, the works are inspired by scans of pre-motor activity within the brain, an area of study directly linked to the conscious control of our own movements… but also with connections to the deep philosophical question of free will.
David McBurney is a New Zealand born, UK educated, Irish-Vietnamese artist living in Melbourne. David holds a BA in Advertising from RMIT University and currently teaches into the graduate course of Visual Communication at Swinburne University.
McBurney’s current work looks at the moments of physical and intellectual transfer that occur within visual communication, and asks if these identified moments can be used to deliver new encounters between the maker, the materials and the audience.
2016 GPG PROJECT SPACES
2016 Project space 1 Man who never threw anything away
2016 Project space 2 Investigative Space
2016 Project space 3 Creative Arts
2016 Project space 4 Aya Hamamoto
2016 Project space 5 David Borg
2016 Project space 6 Ideas Show PLATFORM
2016 Project space 7 Sarah Werkmeister
2015 GPG PROJECT SPACES