BLINDSIDE APPLICATIONS FOR EXHIBITION IN 2017 ARE NOW OPEN!

EXTENDED DEADLINE 30 MAY 2016

BLINDSIDE is calling for proposals from emerging and established artists, curators, collectives and organisations to exhibit in 2017. BLINDSIDE accepts applications from local, interstate and international practitioners, and can be for solo or curated group exhibitions.  We accept proposals from any field of creative endeavour including (but not limited to) visual arts, new media, sound art, performance, craft and participatory work – art practice is different for everyone and we support it all!Applications are welcomed for individual spaces or for projects that span both gallery spaces.
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GALLERY 1  

25 May - 11 June 2016 | THE COSMIC CENTRE | (EVERY) NOW AND THEN/ AGAIN

The Cosmic Centre is a holistic space dedicated to the development of transcendental dialogue. The Centre channels artists, angels and masters from the past, present and future to create paintings that explore cosmic and mystic ideologies and collective modes of authorship and technologies. (Every) Now and Then/ Again is a new installation of fabric designs, GIFS and paintings developed by working with online communities and technologies.
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GALLERY 2  

25 May - 11 June 2016 | CARLY FISCHER | CREATING FALSE MEMORIES FOR A PLACE THAT NEVER WAS (PART 2)

Creating False Memories for a Place That Never Was (Part 2) is a sculptural and audio installation that explores the relationship between fact, fiction and fantasy in Australian cultural representations. Referencing some of the strange souvenirs perpetuating such representations, the installation investigates how national and transnational, specific and generic narratives of place in Australia are often confusingly intertwined.
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BLINDSIDE PLAY

PLAY | TRAVIS H. HEINRICH

Prosthetic Sky | 2013

Prosthetic Sky is a portrait of failures. Initially developed as a satirical response to Canberra’s centenary celebrations in 2013, the work was inspired by the artificial Lake Burley Griffin which, now polluted, has become a distorted mutation of the ‘natural’ beauty that it mimics. Similarly, for Prosthetic Sky, Heinrich has developed his own synthetic nature: an artificial ‘blue’ sky designed to offer a tantalising reprieve from Canberra’s perpetual grey. However, like Lake Burley Griffin, the blue sky becomes a shambolic reminder of attempts to ‘improve’ and domesticate nature, and the ambiguous legacy of the Garden City movement. Part of BLINDSIDE Screen Series 2016, curated by Simone Hine + Kyle Weiss

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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