The GPG Project Spaces provide opportunities for curatorial projects in alternative spaces. The program pushes for risk taking and experimentation and 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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GPG PROJECT SPACES
Union House, The University of Melbourne
VITRINE | Ground floor, North Court entrance
EXPERIMENTAL ART SPACE | Level 2, outside the GPG
WEST GLASS CABINET | Level 2, opposite the Rowden White Library
Victorian College of the Arts MCA Students and Staff
Ingmar Apinis, Jeremy Blincoe, Ka Chun Lay, Melanie Cobham, Jodie Di Natale, Kim Donaldson, Jaye Early, Ember Fairbairn, Leila Gerges, Irene Hanenbergh, Spencer Harrison, Kate Just, Karleng Lim, Sean Lowry, Nicholas Mellefont, Steven Rhall, Melody Spangaro, Gail Smith, Mimmalisa Trifilo, Julie Vinci.
Curated by Masato Takasaka and David Attwood
PHOTOSTATS Redux is a response to an exhibition titled PHOTOSTATS held at the George Paton Gallery in 1985. Curated by Christopher van der Craats the exhibition included nine artists that each submitted an image for the curator to photocopy, the photocopy then being the exhibited artwork. In a publication accompanying the exhibition van der Craats explained, “There is no need to master any of the technical skills traditionally associated with the artist … ‘just push the button’ …The value of this work lies in its potential to expose the myth of originality and a refusal to acknowledge the ascendency of craft.”
PHOTOSTATS Redux reappraises van der Craats exhibition and revisits ideas around originality, skill and the production of images in the digital age.
Perspektif is a biannual print and online magazine dedicated to showcasing talents and disseminating ideas. Perspektif is Indonesian for perspective, a name that signifies our aims: to promote the acceptance of varying perspectives, whilst representing Indonesian culture in a global context.
Everything ends with end except cowgirl
April Chandler, Alice Watson, Nina Prendergast, Ruby Sinclair, Milly Haig
With a loose focus on Australian outback colours the artists discuss and collaborate. The artists layer their work on top of one another, using colours and photographs to create a ‘scene’. The work is playful and observational, the artists work on instinct when curating the show together.
Experimental Art Space
West Glass Cabinet
Bec Martin, Chas Manning, Edward Dean, Gabriella D’Costa, Matthew Ware
“‘Surf’s Up’ itself was to be the piece de resistance to Smile, the album that never was, Brian’s collaboration with Van Dyke Parks. The song itself emerges out of the legend that withholding it so long created. (It had been performed once by Brian at a piano, in 1967 on a Leonard Bernstein-bestows-his-blessing-on-rock television show, never to be heard again.) Is it as good as was breathlessly rumored by those who had heard the partial track? Well, yes.”
– Arthur Schmidt, Rolling Stone Magazine, October 1971
Experimental Art Space, video work
Experimental Art Space
West Glass Cabinet
West Glass Cabinet, detail
Second Life: Conserving Experience
Catherine Gill (painting conservation), Sholeh Magzub (ceramic conservation),
Joshua Cassidy (photographic conservation), Chris Redman (digital conservation),
and Katrina Watson (time-lapse photography): Experimental Art Space (level 2)
Christine Mizzi (paper conservation): West Glass Cabinet (level 2)
Lisa Mansfield (textile conservation): Vitrine Project Space (ground floor)
Curation + installation design by Lisa Mansfield
Second Life: Conserving Experience examines the importance of everyday things and the memories attached to them. Photographs, toys, teacups, and games provide material evidence of culture, community and family – linking our contemporary life to the past, and to formative experiences with people we love.
Big thanks to The Break
Room for their sustainably-sourced shattered ceramics; Charity Bramwell and Nick Dorrer for installation support; and Katrina Watson for her technological know-how.
‘Second Life: Conserving Experience’, Experimental Art Space, September 2018
‘Second Life: Conserving Experience’, Vitrine, September 2018
‘Second Life: Conserving Experience’, West Glass Cabinet, September 2018
GPG PROJECT SPACES ARCHIVES
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2017 GPG PROJECT SPACES
2017 GPG Project Spaces 1 David McBurney
2017 GPG Project Spaces 2 Nishka Pinto
2017 GPG Project Spaces 3 New Botanical Drawing
2017 GPG Project Spaces 4 Feminist Colour-in
2017 GPG Project Spaces 5 Mudfest
2017 GPG Project Spaces 6 38% cucumber
2017 GPG Project Spaces 7 Tahney Fosdike
2017 GPG Project Spaces 8 Justin Davies
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