GALLERY 1  

19 Aug - 5 Sep 2015 | FORGETTING THE ORDINARY : THE LAST STRW | ROSS COULTER | ANDY HUTSON | MICHAEL GEORGETTI | PAUL WOTHERSPOON

First conceived in 2011, Forgetting the Ordinary is an unlikely yet likeable collective of Melbourne artists. After a brief spell at Grizedale Arts in the English lakes, Forgetting the Ordinary takes on some of the most complex questions facing contemporary art today – can art be useful? (And if so, what distinguishes it from everything else?) Where does the authenticity of experience lie? And what is it that transforms something from the banal to the beautiful?
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GALLERY 2

19 Aug - 5 Sep 2015 | SUB ROSA ENCLOSURE | MEG WILSON

sub rosa enclosure - loosely meaning a secret or private place, is an exploration into imposed perplexity and apprehension. A site-specific work and functionless object. A curtain that you cannot push aside and pass through, and a rug upon which you cannot walk. The work will only be viewable from the underside. While primarily material-led, Wilson’s work explores feelings of suspense, the out-of-the-ordinary, and confusion. It takes its cue from classic horror/thriller genre films and is centralised around the creation of drama through altered states and affected motions, and the emotive potential of 'the everyday'.
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BLINDSIDE PLAY

PLAY | WILLIAM MACKRELL

Deux Chevaux is the attempt of two horses to pull a two horsepower Citroen 2CV. The performance considers the delicate juncture between natural and mechanical languages of power, precariously joined together in an unpredictable experiment likened to a modern day Frankenstein. William Mackrell (GBR), Deux Chevaux 2011, (6.48 minutes)
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BLINDSIDE turns 10!

To the left and back some | Ten years of BLINDSIDE

BLINDSIDE's To the left and back some is available for purchase. Designed by Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison and edited by Verity Hayward & Raymonda Rajkowski, this 91pp full-colour publication encapsulates BLINDSIDE’s history and role within the Melbourne and wider ARI community.
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