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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:

VITRINE SPACE (Ground floor, North Court entrance)
WEST GLASS CABINET (Second Floor, opposite the Rowden White Library)
EXPERIMENTAL ART SPACE (Second Floor, outside the GPG)

GPG PROJECT SPACES
Union House, The University of Melbourne
VITRINE   Chillout Café, Ground floor
EXPERIMENTAL ART SPACE   Level 2
WEST GLASS CABINET   Level 2


MARCH 2017
CLOSING EVENT: Wednesday 29 March 5 – 7 pm

Orientation
David McBurney

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.

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David McBurney ‘Orientation’ Vitrine Project Space, March 2017

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David McBurney, ‘Orientation’ Experimental Art Space, March 2017

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David McBurney, ‘Orientation’ West Glass Cabinet, March 2017

 

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

2015 Project space 1 Rachel Joy
2015 Project space 2 Louis Mason
2015 Project spaces 3 Jake Treacy
2015 Project Spaces 4 Nick Kleindeinst
2015 Project Spaces 5 Mudfest Sascha