Torque & Crease: art of the fold

3 May – 17 June 2017

Onespace Gallery is delighted to present new works by Kylie Bickle, Jennifer Marchant and Matthew Tobin. Well-known in public art and design circles, Bickle, Marchant and Tobin allow us a more intimate engagement with their private art practices. The form, texture, and pattern of their works, allow the viewer to find a genuine meditative moment – each torque and crease providing a ‘complexity that the eye seeks, engages with, and resolves’.

“… the artworks in ‘Torque & Crease’ represent a freedom from constraints, yet within each of their individual practices are self-imposed limits that may fold in on themselves, transformed in the process.”
Louise Martin-Chew

The exhibition will be available to the public in the gallery and online from Wednesday 3 May 2017 and continues to Saturday 10 June 2017. The official opening night will be held on Friday 5 May 2017, 6–8pm.

Guest speaker: Claire Sourgnes, CEO of artisan at 6:30pm.

Kylie Bickle completed a Bachelor of Built Environment, Interior Design at QUT, Brisbane. Over the last 20 years she has developed a distinctly interdisciplinary approach to her work and a penchant for collaborative projects where art and design intersect. Her primary interest is in furniture and public art, and she has worked extensively in the strategic planning, design, fabrication and delivery of these projects.

Kylie has four exterior streetscape ranges manufactured and distributed by Urban Art Projects and is currently working on a series of commercial lighting and screen elements with Luxxbox. Notable commissions include integrated furniture for the Hamilton Northshore Parkland, artwork for Soda Apartments in Brisbane and sculptural shelters located throughout the Pilbara region.

Jennifer Marchant has been working as an artist/designer for 30 years within the fields of graphic design and the built environment. She has qualifications in both visual communication and interior design from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University and QUT.

Much of Jennifer’s recent work is a result of being commissioned to create artwork integrated into buildings and the landscape. Research into each site’s location and history, a clear understanding of who uses the site and how it will be viewed are integral to the concept and development process. Notable projects include Fortitude Valley Railway Station, the Fortitude Vallery Brunswick Street Mall Redevelopment, 53 Albert Street and the National Police Memorial (Canberra). A number of Jennifer’s projects have won awards and have appeared in various publications here and overseas.

Matthew Tobin is a practising artist and one of the Founding Directors of UAP (founded in 1993), a global public art company with offices in Brisbane, Shanghai and New York. Matthew is known for both his monumental sculptures both in Australia and in China such as work created for the major entry and exit sites at the Shanghai World Expo in 2010. Matthew graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) in 1990 and has augmented this public artwork with regular exhibitions, for the past 20 years.

Matthew works across a variety of mediums and in recent years he has been exploring creating small scale sculptural forms by folding discarded business cards, collected playing cards, and paper (Indian and Chinese) currency. Tobin’s interest in paper currency is layered and includes the inherent beauty in their design and colour, the structural suitability of the paper to fold and hold form and the likelihood that most paper currency will become redundant in the not-too-distant future.