GU13: Drunken Lustre
Sydney Fringe Festival: 07-22 September 2013

 

Jaime Tsai (independent writer/curator/academic) and Anthony Springford (artist/writer/academic), have curated Artists that they anticipate will seduce both local and international audiences, and be snapped up by public and private collections in the near future.

This exhibition is of exceptional quality and includes stand-out, innovative graduates of SCA, CoFA, NAS and UTS, working across a diverse range of media and approaches, including photography, painting, installation, ceramics and textiles.

Fourteen emerging Sydney artists, whose work is interesting, ambitious and representative of current developments in contemporary art, have been selected.

Hamish Campbell | Benjamin Chadbond | Theresa Darmody | Jenni Eleutheriades | Anne-Marie Jackson | Eloise Kirk | Gillian Lavery | Lucy Le Masurier | Joanne Makas | Gabrielle Mason | Ramesh Nithiyendran | Nadia Odlum | June Sartracom | Stephanie Tsai

´Drunken lustre´ suggests an altered state of perceptual experience, akin to the magpie’s swoon before shards of coloured glass, or the kaleidoscopic vertigo encountered in a vast gothic cathedral.

This exhibition is luminous, playful, tactile and sensuous; it represents the most perceptive and sophisticated of Sydney’s emerging artists.


An Official Event of the Sydney Fringe Festival 2013.

An Official Venue of the 2013 Sydney Fringe Festival

Hamish Campbell - Drunken Lustre: The Great Unknown Exhibition 2013: Contemporary trends and emerging Sydney Artists. Artsite Gallery Sydney, 07-22 September 2013

Hamish Campbell is a local Sydney Photographer currently based in Japan. He completed a Master of Arts (Cross Cultural Communications) at The University of Sydney in 2008. Since graduating, Hamish has been accredited by the Rookwood Necropolis Trust (the largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere) to document cemetery workers and the physical environment to contribute to the Trust’s photographic records. His current work uses a mixture of film, digital, and panoramic stitching techniques to explore the isolation and abandonment which are found hidden amongst Japan’s beautiful landscapes, both rural and urban.


Drunken Lustre: The Great Unknown Exhibition 2013: Contemporary trends and emerging Sydney Artists. Artsite Gallery Sydney, 07-22 September 2013.

Benjamin Chadbond is a Sydney based photo-media artist whose practice operates at the boundaries of the documentary genre. His work seeks to question both our understanding of images and our selves and was most recently exhibited at the Kaldor Public Art Project's 13 Rooms Parlor event, curated by Super Kaleidoscope.
He is the founder and co-editor of an online photography magazine called, Try Hard Magazine, which aims to further discourse on contemporary Australian photography. Currently he is completing a Bachelor of Design in Photography and Situated Media at The University of Technology, Sydney.


Drunken Lustre: The Great Unknown Exhibition 2013: Contemporary trends and emerging Sydney Artists. Artsite Gallery Sydney, 07-22 September 2013.

Theresa Darmody is a Sydney-based artist whose current practice focuses on the craft of knitting which she recontexualises into paintings, drawings, monoprints and soft sculptures. The materials and scale of her works challenge the historical marginalisation of female artists and craftswomen. She is currently completing a Masters of Fine Art at the College of Fine Arts, and is the recipient of several prizes including the Winsor Newton Start your studio Scholarship (2012) and the Mosman Commendation Prize (2010). She has exhibited broadly, at galleries including Salerno (2013), Kudos (2012) and the National Art School Gallery as part of the Westpac Redland Art Prize (2012).


Drunken Lustre: The Great Unknown Exhibition 2013: Contemporary trends and emerging Sydney Artists. Artsite Gallery Sydney, 07-22 September 2013.

Jenni Eleutheriades is a Sydney based artist working predominantly in the field of ceramics. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours in 2012 at the National Art School in Darlinghurst whilst under the guidance of Merran Esson. Eleutheriades has had work displayed in several exhibitions including the Graduating Students Exhibition at the Inner City Clayworkers Gallery (2013), the National Art School Gallery Emporio Armani Postgraduate Show (2012), and the A Fresh Perspective exhibition at the Kerrie Lowe Gallery in Newtown (2012).


Drunken Lustre: The Great Unknown Exhibition 2013: Contemporary trends and emerging Sydney Artists. Artsite Gallery Sydney, 07-22 September 2013.

Anne-Marie Jacksonis a Ceramic artist currently based in Sydney. In 2012 she completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the National Art School, for which she received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award and the Ceramics, Art and Perception Prize. In 2013 she was awarded the Trudie Alfred Bequest Scholarship to study Honours. She recently exhibited in A Fresh Perspective at Kerrie Lowe Gallery.
Joanne Makas is a Sydney based artist. Her practice is an exploration of the painting tradition. Working within an expanded context, she challenges cognitive and emotional responses by blurring categories and creating paintings without boundaries. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at the National Art School in 2012 and is currently studying Honours in Painting at the National Art School.


Drunken Lustre: The Great Unknown Exhibition 2013: Contemporary trends and emerging Sydney Artists. Artsite Gallery Sydney, 07-22 September 2013.

Eloise Kirk is aSydney based artist. Her work is interdisciplinary and primarily includes small scale sculpture, distorted found objects, collage and taxidermy. She has exhibited in various Sydney Artist Run and commercial galleries such as MOP, Papermill, Roslyn Oxley and Mori. She completed her Masters of Fine Art at Sydney College of the Arts in 2013 and is a current recipient of the re-imagined Frazer Studio residency in Surry Hills.


Drunken Lustre: The Great Unknown Exhibition 2013: Contemporary trends and emerging Sydney Artists. Artsite Gallery Sydney, 07-22 September 2013.

Gillian Lavery is a Sydney based artist. Her process-based practice pushes the boundaries of contemporary textile art, branching into drawing, installation and performance. She recently attained a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons I) and the University Medal from the College of Fine Arts (2012). She was the recipient of the highly commended award at the Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Exhibition (2013) and has been selected to contribute to the 2014 Tamworth Textile Triennial.


Drunken Lustre: The Great Unknown Exhibition 2013: Contemporary trends and emerging Sydney Artists. Artsite Gallery Sydney, 07-22 September 2013.

Lucy Le Masurier is a Sydney based photographer currently studying a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Sydney College of the Arts. She has been in several exhibitions including a joint show with Scott Cotterell at Basic Space Gallery (2010) and with Paloma Brierley Newton at Kaleidoscope Gallery (2011).


Drunken Lustre: The Great Unknown Exhibition 2013: Contemporary trends and emerging Sydney Artists. Artsite Gallery Sydney, 07-22 September 2013.

Joanne Makas is a Sydney based artist. Her practice is an exploration of the painting tradition. Working within an expanded context, she challenges cognitive and emotional responses by blurring categories and creating paintings without boundaries. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at the National Art School in 2012 and is currently studying Honours in Painting at the National Art School.


Drunken Lustre: The Great Unknown Exhibition 2013: Contemporary trends and emerging Sydney Artists. Artsite Gallery Sydney, 07-22 September 2013.

Gabrielle Mason is an Indonesian Australian mixed media artist who is currently completing her final year of a B.F.A. (Hons) at the National Art School. Her passion is assemblage, which allows her to work with a range of materials, including ceramics and found objects. At the moment she is finishing a large painting assemblage commissioned by Gadens Law Firm to be displayed in their CBD foyer.


Drunken Lustre: The Great Unknown Exhibition 2013: Contemporary trends and emerging Sydney Artists. Artsite Gallery Sydney, 07-22 September 2013.

Ramesh Nithiyendran was born Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1988. In 2011 he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the College of Fine Arts, Sydney. He is the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award and is currently a Masters by Research candidate at the College of Fine Arts. His present research is focused upon the construction of a celebratory, phallocentric discourse. Particularly, through a multi-disciplinary practice that spans sculpture, painting, drawing and installation. He has received various prizes including: the Freedman Foundation Travelling Art Scholarship, The Tim Olsen Drawing Prize, The Gallery Barry Keldoulis Award and The Lloyd Rees Youth Memorial Award(Commended). He has exhibited in galleries such as the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Firstdraft and Robin Gibson Gallery.


Drunken Lustre: The Great Unknown Exhibition 2013: Contemporary trends and emerging Sydney Artists. Artsite Gallery Sydney, 07-22 September 2013.

Nadia Odlum is a Sydney based artist. Drawing upon a background in painting, her practice incorporates a variety of mediums, including drawing, projection, film, textiles, painting and kinetic sculpture. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) at the National Art School in 2012, graduating with First Class Honours and received the 'academic achievement award' for the highest finishing mark in the year. She recently completed a residency with Sydney Non Objective, exhibiting the results as part of SNO95. She was also a participant in the OYEA mentorship program in 2012 and 2013, funded by the Australia council.


Drunken Lustre: The Great Unknown Exhibition 2013: Contemporary trends and emerging Sydney Artists. Artsite Gallery Sydney, 07-22 September 2013.

June Sartracom is a Sydney based artist. She recently completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) at the National Art School, Sydney (2012). She recently had a solo show In Flux, Office Project Space, Factory 49 (2013) and has participated in several group shows including Origins II at the William Wright Artists Projects (2012) and the Armani Postgraduate Exhibition, National Art School Gallery (2012). In 2011 she was the recipient of the Parkers Fine Art Supplies Prize for Painting and the William Fletcher Foundation Grant.


Drunken Lustre: The Great Unknown Exhibition 2013: Contemporary trends and emerging Sydney Artists. Artsite Gallery Sydney, 07-22 September 2013.

Stephanie Tsai is a Sydney based illustrator and artist who works in watercolour, collage and drawing. She recently completed her honours year at the Sydney College of the Arts. Her works are contemporary reflections of her fascination with medieval history and Slavic folklore. She has participated in several group shows at galleries such as Papermill (2011) and PSH (2011), and is the recipient of several prizes including the William Fletcher Trust Grant (2010) and the University of Sydney Academic Merit Prize (2010).


 

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