Monday, 30 November 2015

IT'S A WRAP




IT'S CHRISTMAS (almost)


WINDOWSPACE BEEAC will be inviting a local individual or group to set up a Christmas window.

We'll post a pic when the set-up's complete.


WINDOWSPACE will take a rest after Christmas. 
We look forward to showing some more exciting work in 2016.

WINDOWSPACE will reopen in mid-February 2016.





Sunday, 8 November 2015

VIEW: the lake project 2 - NOW INSTALLED IN MAIN SPACE



WINDOWSPACE BEEAC

and

RMIT ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

the lake project 2#


NEW IMAGES BELOW


 VIEW NOW IN MAIN SPACE
by appointment - call 0419 305 001

EXHIBITION CURRENT > 29 Nov 2015


                                          Model - Jiawei Huang - Stone Heart, 2015



Models and two-dimensional renderings are available to view anytime by appointment.

This work has been inspired by the Beeac context and a chosen 'inhabitant' - inhabitants include Marcel Duchamp, artist (BEEAC BURNING); Marie Tharp, scientist ((STONE HEART); Ansel Adams, photographer of the natural world (CADRES ARCH), Haruki Murakami, contemporary Japanese writer (KEMURI TO KAGAMI [SMOKE AND MIRRORS]) and to all Oologists (students of the bird egg) (OOLAB). These human foci and their fascinations, talents and outpourings have led these architecture studio participants to create some startling responses to the environs of Beeac as they might be lived, recorded and examined by these inspirational scientists and artists.

Jarvis Wong writes of his choice of 'inhabitant' Marie Tharp: 
I'd like to consider myself a man of science. It is almost absurd that for a long time geologists refused to believe the continental drift theory. When Marie Tharp proposed the existence of the giant rift beneath the ocean, her superiors thought it "girl talk". Arrogance is what held humanity back.(Some might say it was misogyny. AS) However there are remarkable individuals who flow against the current and save us from going further in the wrong direction. It hurts me to see such a remarkable woman being forgotten, so this project is what I can do for her, to remind people around me that she existed. If one person remembers her, then I have carried her torch one step further. That is the least I can do.

What does this make of Huang's studio project: a flag for the forgotten? defiance of 'the wrong direction'? an accolade and space of solace for a dedicated scientist? As Huang described it in his presentation on 7 November his work is all this and more.

This is exciting 'stuff' - young people drawing inspiration from outside their chosen field and outside the urban comfort zone. Congratulations to them all! May their work and their enquiring minds prosper.  AS

THESE IMAGES BELOW and more WILL BE MORE EFFECTIVELY VIEWED AT:





Jose Lumanto - Project poster


Jose Lumanto - 'inhabitant' - Haruki Murakami

Jose Lumanto - Model






Tuesday, 3 November 2015

'the lake project' 2 - PRESENTATION @ 1 pm SAT 7 Nov



WINDOWSPACE BEEAC
and
RMIT ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

invite you to
79 Main Street BEEAC
SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2015 @ 1 pm
for the
presentation and launch of

the lake project 2#


Enquiries
Claire Scorpo cs@clairescorpo.com
or
Anna Sande acsande@gmail.com

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

'the lake project' 2 - WINDOWSPACE BEEAC 9#






WINDOWSPACE BEEAC
and
RMIT ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

79 Main Street BEEAC
SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2015
presentation and launch of

the lake project

Project presentations will commence at 1 pm


Installation current 31 October - 29 November 2025


Black soil, volcanic craters, salt lakes and grassy plains – that’s Kanawinka – the subtly beautiful land around the little town of Beeac – Gulidjan country.

Motivated by the sense that an open canvas and distinct culture are perhaps easier to find in the regions – in 2015 two cohorts of RMIT architecture studio students descended on the little town of Beeac, approximately 170 km south-west of Melbourne: 20 minutes to the Otways, 40 to Lorne and 45 to Ballarat.

The students’ brief on each occasion of their regional explorations was to investigate this context, cultural and physical, prior to responding to design of short stay residential artist retreat/research post on an area of nearly two hectares along Lake Beeac.

This theoretical exercise has produced some startling responses to the site.

A sample of these responses and plans will be presented by ‘the lakes project’ participants on Saturday 7 November at WINDOWSPACE-BEEAC, 79 Main Street, Beeac at 1 pm. An installation of elements engaged will be available to view in WINDOWSPACE-BEEAC from Saturday 31 October until Sunday 29 November 2015.




Tuesday, 20 October 2015

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST GRANTS - APPLY UNTIL 14 NOV 2015



AUSTRALIAN ARTIST GRANTS

$500 - $1000 IN EXHIBITION ASSISTANCE

GO HERE FOR MORE INFO:
http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=07eb2f076bf52ebd5c45966b3&id=ef62bc24dd&e=f49a0b724c

The Australian Artists' Grant provides assistance to professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners who are Australian citizens or permanent residents. Individual applicants are eligible to apply for funding of up to $500 to assist with the public presentation of their work. Groups are eligible to apply for funding of up to $1,000. Apply now or share this information with an artist who will benefit from this excellent opportunity.

Funds from this round can be used for projects or exhibitions taking place in February, March and April 2016 only.

CAROLYN CARDINET at MANNINGHAM and YERING STATION






CAROLYN CARDINET IS SHOWING 
AT 
YERING STATION PRIZE
25 OCT - 6 DEC  2015

Friday, 9 October 2015

ANNA SANDE - WINDOWSPACE-BEEAC 8



ANNA SANDE


CHAIRS  2015




Chairs, along with films, buildings, cars, and undoubtedly much else in our list-led consumption-driven world, have their ‘1001 best examples of’ book.

A good chair is indeed a fine object – aesthetically pleasing, functional and light.

Over the years I have gathered around me some chairs that it is almost fair to say ‘I love’ – they please me so much. I enjoy just looking at them. I know I can sit on them in comfort. I know I can move them with ease. These three attributes are the essentials of a fine chair, to my mind.

Now, using my favourite chairs, I want to tease the passersby with a chair-based installation and a simple question that has been bothering me:
How many people in the world own a chair?




The answer is impossible to establish – just as Schrodinger’s cat couldn’t be both alive and dead, and Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle suggests that the position and momentum of an object cannot be measured with absolute accuracy (because the time taken to measure allows change to occur in one or the other phenomenon). Just as two variables cannot be known simultaneously, it is clearly impossible to precisely ascertain bums on seats. But does physics make the question not worth asking, or a possible answer not worth pondering?

Sadly I am no physicist and my interest here is in culture as much as in science and philosophy, but I will hazard a guess in answer to my question:
in the west we take chairs for granted but in more populous other parts of the world, where the floor, a carpet or bolster will do, the use of a chair is not a given, indeed use of a chair might well signal discomfort, interrogation, scrutiny and elevation of an unwelcome kind … 
so cultural preference plus some kind of head count, and consideration also for the 60 million odd refugees not carrying chairs may suggest that those with chairs are not in the ascendent ...

A search for chairs on google (from my location, a swivel chair at a table made from a door) produces: for sale, ikea, kmart, online, for backs, ebay, bunnings ... and stools, then there’s the electric chair and the Eames chair, along with the Barcelona …
when is a chair just a chair? Somehow a chair always has more meaning than ‘just a chair’ so perhaps there is no such thing …

Ionesco wrote to the first director of his play The Chairs (1952) regarding ‘the last decisive moment of the play’ which ‘involved’ the absence of the two actors (who had jumped out the window): "At this moment the audience would have in front of them ... empty chairs on an empty stage decorated with streamers, littered with useless confetti, which would give an impression of sadness, emptiness and disenchantment such as one finds in a ballroom after a dance; and it would be after this that the chairs, the scenery, the void, would inexplicably come to life (that is the effect, an effect beyond reason, true in its improbability, that we are looking for and that we must obtain), upsetting logic and raising fresh doubts."

So too I wish to raise ‘doubts’ about some of the objects I dare to say ‘I love’.

AS



Artist introduction to favourite chairs
Sat 31.10.15  @ 11 am – 79 Main Street BEEAC

Monday, 5 October 2015

AS IF - the WOMEN'S ART REGISTER IS EVERYWHERE




CELEBRATING 40 YEARS

WOMEN ARTISTS 
SUPPORTING WOMEN ARTISTS

13 MELBOURNE Venues - showing October into Nov 2015


A CELEBRATION OF THE WOMEN'S ART REGISTER
an archive of Australian Women Artists' work
physically housed at Carringbush Library Richmond, Victoria, Australia


Check out the multi platform, multi format, month +  calendar of eventS here:
www.womensartregister40years.info