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Onespace Artists Feature in TRACE

Have you heard about the incredible works sprinkled throughout West End that make up TRACE 2019? Go for a wander through West End and discover them for yourself!

All works are currently being auctioned online, check them out and place a bid here: https://www.traceart.com.au

Proceeds go towards the inspiring community group that is Community Plus+

 

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Find Onespace Artists at:

Nicola Moss

‘Green Commons I’

Addwest Shoe & Luggage Repairs- 75 Vulture Street St

 

Brian Robinson

‘Feeding the family pets’

Southbank Locksmiths- 79 Vulture St

 

Samuel Tupou

‘Evermore 3.14’

Kim Tanh- 81 Vulture Sr

 

Zoe Porter

‘Goat Girls’

The Fat Carrot – 179 Boundary St

 

Amy Carkeek

‘You can’t learn by forgetting’

Hall’s Jewellers & Watchmakers – 116 Boundary St

 

Jackie Ryan 

‘Nerd Rage (Cause of Death: Classifieds- Episode 3 Part 2)’

Where the Wild Things Are – 191 Boundary St

Glen-Skien

Solo Exhibition- Glen Skien

Glen Skein is a Brisbane-based artist who trained as a printmaker in Townsville, and graduated with a Doctor of Visual Art from Queensland College of Art in 2015. He was the 2018 recipient of the State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship, which included a three-month residency and special access to the Library’s collections and staff expertise. Skein adopted a poetic gaze towards the Library’s archive of unnamed and unidentified photographic images.

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Describing the outcomes of this Fellowship, Skein says “I have produced a series of small hand-held bound books that feature the photographic etchings of unnamed figures from the photographic archive of the Library. Titled Foto-Metafisica, the intention of this work has always been to create a series of book-objects that withhold the same intrigue and unknown ‘aboutness’ as the images themselves.”

His poetic anthology of images of lost souls from the Library collection is captured in over 50 wall-based artist books at Onespace. These works are all ‘unique state pieces’ or variants on a particular print process and appear as a large field of objects on the wall. This immersive body of work presents as a mix of hybrid artist book forms that incorporate techniques such as etching, collage, and thin thread binding. Skien is also very interested in the future of the book as an object – through inciting curiosity, he challenges how these pieces are interpreted by the viewer.

 

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Onespace Director John Stafford notes, “Glen embraces French philosopher Gaston Bachelard’s dictum ‘to be moved by the vast archive of insignificant things’ in his execution. Glen doesn’t really want to know who these people specifically are—he is more interested in a poetic response and the ‘withheld narrative’, which adds to their intrigue and mystery and suits his process-driven approach.”

With over 35 years of experience in the visual arts sector, Skien has exhibited widely in Australia, and his work is held in both private and public collections across Australia and Japan.


Images:
Centre Glen Skien, Foto-metafisica, photogravure, collage & threat binding (framed), 10cm x 6.5cm x 1cm
Bottom: Glen Skien, Foto Metafisica: Box Assemblage I, Photogravure bound hand-made book and photographic transfer, 16cm x 21.5cm x 3.5cm
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CIAF 2019 – Sonja Carmichael, Elisa Jane Carmichael & Tamika Grant-Iramu

Onespace Gallery is very excited to return to the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair in 2019 for its 10th Anniversary (12-14 July).  This year we will proudly present new work by Sonja Carmichael, Elisa Jane Carmichael and Tamika Grant-Iramu.

A catalogue essay by Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Queensland, Sally Butler, has contextualised their respective bodies of work under the theme of Taking cultural heritage personally.

“The Australian art scene is experiencing a new generation of artists who remind us that art inspired by First Nations cultural heritage also involves a high degree of personal expression. In these artworks, we see evidence of stories, techniques, and imagery passed down from ancestors through a twenty-first-century lens of individual interpretation. The collaborative work between mother and daughter Sonja and Elisa Jane Carmichael and the wall installation by Tamika Grant-Iramu both exemplify this heritage-inspired expression of individuality. These artists apply ancient First Nations techniques of weaving and carving respectively to forge a complex image of what it means to be a contemporary artist guided by cultural heritage”.

Sonja, Elisa and Tamika will be present and giving scheduled artist talks during CIAF and their artworks will be available to view online from midday 11 July 2019.

Short artist biographies are provided below and we look forward to welcoming you at Stand 20.

SONJA CARMICHAEL is a Quandamooka woman from Moreton Island/Moorgumpin and North Stradbroke Island/Minjerribah, Queensland. She is a descendant of the Ngugi people, one of three clans who are the traditional custodians of Quandamooka, also known as Yoolooburrabee – people of the sand and sea. Sonja works mainly in fibre basketry and woven sculptures, reflecting her family’s cultural connections with the land and seas of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island). Weaving is central to Sonja’s deep-rooted connectedness to Country. She draws inspiration from the Quandamooka traditional woven bags. Sonja also explores contemporary materials and techniques, incorporating discarded items that wash up on Minjerribah – particularly ‘ghostnets’ and fishing lines – which she integrates into new forms. Sonja’s work is represented in the QAGOMA collection and she is undertaking a Master of Philosophy in Art History at the University of Queensland.

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ELISA JANE CARMICHAEL is a Ngugi woman from Quandamooka Country (Moreton Island/Moorgumpin and North Stradbroke Island/Minjerribah, Queensland). Her practice honours her cultural heritage by incorporating materials collected from Country, utilising traditional techniques and expressing contemporary adaptations through the mediums of painting, weaving and textiles. Elisa is very passionate about preserving her strong connection to the sand and sea. Her practice explores the beauty of nature and the environment, drawing inspiration from her cultural identity and heritage. Elisa holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, QCA (Griffith University); and a Master of Fine Arts, QUT. Elisa’s creative works and collaborations have been exhibited nationally and internationally in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and India. Her work is collected by: QAGOMA, UQ Art Museum, QUT Art Museum, Queensland Museum, National Gallery of Victoria, Redland Art Gallery, Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation, and the University of the Sunshine Coast.

TAMIKA GRANT-IRAMU graduated from the QCA (Griffith University), with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2017, majoring in Interdisciplinary Print Media. Her work focuses on Torres Strait Islander printmaking techniques and storytelling aesthetics. She was a finalist in the 2018 (35th) Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Works on Paper Award and was recently awarded an Australia Council for the Arts grant (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Panel). Inspired by the immediate environment of Brisbane, her striking large-scale print installations focus on minute areas of native flora within urban ecosystems creating a diverse range of organic patterns and forms. In 2019 Tamika has been curated by Blaklash Projects into Brisbane City Council’s Indigenous Art Program and selected for the Haugensund International Festival (Artistic Relief Print), Haugensund Art Gallery, Norway.

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Images:

Top left: Elisa Jane Carmichael, Alive, ungaire, lomandra, pandanus, fish scales, shells, discarded sea rope, raffia, synthetic fibres, fishing net and metal, 140cm x 58cm x 8cm.

Centre: Sonja Carmichael, Juno, 2019, ungaire, 67cm x 40cm x 5.5cm depth.

Bottom: Tamika Grant-Iramu, Carving Memories: propagation by roots (detail), 2019, Linocut on hahnemuhle paper, 2AP + Edition of 3, Approx. 200cm x 275cm in total,

All photos: Louis Lim. Courtesy of Onespace Gallery.

Onespace Gallery and exhibiting artists acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which this gallery stands. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and future.

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ONExchange | Glen Henderson In Conversation

Robert Biscoe and Marion Wilson hosted a ONExchange conversation with exhibiting artist Glen Henderson on Friday May 3. They discussed Glen’s latest body of work, the variety of mediums in the show and discussed Glen’s processes when creating new works. Listen to the full discussion below:

 

 

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Photos: Funky Munky

On Saturday 25 May, Glen sat down with Jan Baker-Finch and Maurice McCallum to a second, more informal conversation as part of Brisbane Art Design (BAD) Festival 2019. Listen to this conversation below:

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Photo: courtesy of Onespace Gallery
Copyrighted image must credit Mick Richards on all uses.

Onespace Gallery Internship

Are you a recent graduate seeking industry experience in the visual arts?

We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic and reliable creative to join our team and assist with our exhibition program, operations and events held at Onespace Gallery.

During this internship you will be involved in assisting the Directors and Gallery Officer of Onespace Gallery with day to day operations of the gallery program:

  • You will experience and further your knowledge of the procedures and protocols involved in overseeing the gallery space
  • You will advance your knowledge about artists, exhibits and methods involved in coordinating an exhibition each month
  • You will be encouraged to interact with artists and visitors, answer questions and field sales inquiries
  • You will gain more experience in preparing invoices, purchase orders and the coordination of events

Attributes & Skills:         

The following creative and management skills would be preferable when applying for this internship:

  • Can demonstrate a minimum level of experience working in a visual art environment such as an Art Administration, Gallery or related.
  • Be enthusiastic, reliable and effective, self-motivated, punctual and enjoy working in a team environment
  • Possess and demonstrate a positive attitude and an ability to deal with a wide range of people

Please note, this position is casual and days/hours are very flexible around existing work schedules.

To apply for this internship, please send a cover letter and a current curriculum vitae to alicia@onespacegallery.com.au

Applications close April 19.

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ONExchange | Nicola Moss and Diana Warnes In Conversation

Greenspace is the inaugural exhibition for Onespace by artist Nicola Moss. Moss brings her City and Nature project to the gallery, examining a changing ecology – a place where town planning, heritage and personal aesthetic, mixes with maintenance regimes and sense of well-being. Greenspace explores the inner-city Brisbane suburbs of postcode 4101 – South Brisbane, West End and Highgate Hill.

Moss’ art practice explores the value of a healthy environment to communities and individuals, with a particular focus on the sense of well-being contact with plants can provide in our everyday lives.


“I take paper with me when I go – it’s an opportunity to actually get impressions of the place… It looked like there was quite a lot of greenspace in 4101 – a lot of it is private gardens combined with street trees, it’s this collective greenspace. It requires participation and I think we all add to that greenspace.” – Nicola Moss, ONExchange Conversation

Diana Warnes hosted a ONExchange conversation with Nicola Moss on Saturday February 2 where they discussed her exhibition, processes and observations travelling through 4101 during the making of this spectacular body of work. Listen to the full discussion below:

 

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Photos: Funky Munky
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SpatialCo introduces themselves to Brisbane

SpatialCo is a creative practice operating in two parts – as service provider and as researcher – exploring the application of emerging technologies. Their team is made up of architects, designers, visualisers and technicians who work collaboratively on all projects.


The process of laser scanning captures measurable spatial data to create a three-dimensional point cloud, while also recording colour panoramic images. In this exhibition they interrogate the collected data to produce a series of 2D images that explore the qualitative aspects of the skate arena at a point of transition. Their spatial investigations, using 3D laser scanning technology, documents concrete structural elements as well as the seemingly banal dust, peeling paint and discarded objects. The images created for this exhibition demonstrate the capacity of the technology to move beyond the measurable to reveal intangible aspects embedded within the fabric of this iconic Brisbane building.


Listen to Leonie Matthews introduce SpatialCo and how they came to be.
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Photos: Funky Munky

 

 

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ONExchange | Elisa Jane Carmichael and Sally Butler In Conversation

“Words, images and sculptures overlap as lines of verse become titles of artworks and share a ‘time travel’ conversation between artist, ancestors, and country. We, the viewers, are embraced by the exchange. Art that is so deeply invested in sharing and connecting is infectiously inclusive.”
– Sally Butler (University of Queensland), catalogue essay, 2018


On Friday, November 9 Onespace Gallery launched Elisa Jane Carmichael’s second solo exhibition, Will we swim together tomorrow through the Saltwater waves?

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coincides with her inclusion in APT9 at QAGOMA and honours the natural elements of Quandamooka country which have formed the environment for thousands of years. Through paintings and woven mediums, Elisa Jane Carmichael reflects on visual ancestral experiences of Quandamooka Bujong Djara (Mother Earth) to share the beauty, power, and importance of Minjerribah yesterday, today and tomorrow, ngayigany, ngayiganya, ngayigawa (seen, seeing, will see).

Catalogue essay author, Sally Butler (University of Queensland) assisted in hosting a ONExchange conversation with Elisa Jane Carmichael to discuss her exhibition, new body of work and the beautiful poem that tied it all together. If you missed the conversation, listen to the audio here:

 

To read view the works, read the poem and find out more about her work click here.

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Photos: Funky Munky