2009.11-2009.25 Kudos Exhibitions
11. Reaching Likeness through Unlikeness
10 March- 14 March
Opening: 5-7.30 PM 10 March
This body of work from Wenmin Li's current PhD study searches for a way of interpreting and applying a particular concept in Chinese traditional painting in contemporary drawing practice.
12. Greece Past and Present
19 May- 23 May
Opening: 5-7.30 PM 19 May
Gifted and inventive, Maria's love for paintings has seen her become one of Greece's finest artists, travelling the world exhibiting her works. In this rare exhibition, Maria brings a collection of her work offering the beauty of Greek landscape and architecture.
13. Not I/ A Play Chandeleir/ A Chandeleir
26 May- 6 June
Opening: 5-7.30pm 26 May
A two-part installation, a video re-imagination of Samuel Beckett's play 'Not I' and 'Chandelier' a meditation on value and content in art and luxury design.
14. on EST (we ARE)
9 June- 20 June
Opening: 5-7.30PM 9 June
This exhibition engages with society's increasing vulnerability to the consummation of imagery. Through sensitivity and diverse range in media, Melanie's 2D works depict a raw humanity that create a greater sensory experience and yearns for depth of meaning.
Abdullah M. I. Syed
23 June- 4 July
Opening 5.730 PM 23 June
"It's just a beehive theory. We should have just let the beehive sit there and hope the bees don't come out of the hive? ... And somehow, to suggest that bees would stay in the hive is naive." President George W. Bush - 2008
16. Solo and Pas de Deux
The Talesmiths Production
7 July- 18 July
Opening: 5-7.30 PM 7 July
Solo and Pas de Deux is a unique event to take place at Kudos Gallery. Featuring work of a leading contemporary dance figure - Tamara Gulic, the audience is invited to the preview of the upcoming documentary about this truly extraordinary artist.
Bernardo Bento, Margarita Echavarria, Andrew Moran, Wei Ning, Jason Phu, 'Pong, Ben Rak, Yadnyesh Shirwadkar, Tushar M Wahab, Michael Waite
Curated by The SRC@COFA International officer Lisa Lee.
21 July- 1 August
Opening: 5-7.30 PM 21 July
Local and International students at COFA come together in a culturally diverse exhibition exploring issues surrounding being away from home, long distance love, non comfort zones, financial troubles, and challenges faced in a foreign or unfamiliar situation, setting or place.
18. Urban Fragments & Narratives
Joel Burrows, Tara Cook, Alex Kiers, George Nagel, Amy Thornett, Lucy Thornett
4 August- 15 August
Opening: 5-7.30 PM 4 August
'Urban Fragments and Narratives' refers to narratives both of the individual that inhabits a city and the narratives held in the urban environment itself. The exhibition explores the notion of the city as a place of converging identities, ideas and environments; reflected in the diversity of disciplines and ideas within the exhibition itself. A micro city is created; a semi-chaotic environment in which different ideas, forms, aesthetics and mediums coexist.
Curated by the SRC@COFA Womens Officers Natasha and Rivka.
18 August- 29 August
Opening: 5-7.30 PM 18 August
An annual exhibition of works by womyn challenging, question and opening new dialogue around identity, experience and expression. Supported by Arc and SRC@COFA.
Alice Amsel, Amy Craig, Anna Chase, Daniel Green, Katherine Corcoran, Kate Brown, Katherine Saunders, Louise Dibbens, Marian Tubbs, Peter Newman, Samuel Bruce, Sian McIntyre, Torunn Higgins, T.R Carter, Zan Lockyer.
Curated by Anastasia Freeman.
1 September- 12 September
Opening: 5-7.30 PM 1 September
(thaw-muh-tur-jee meaning wonder making or magic)
An exhibition featuring fifteen artists considering the notion of enchantment. In times of turmoil and disenchantment, how can we become re-enchanted with the world around us?
21. Tim Olsen Drawing Prize 2009
15 September- 26 September
Opening: 5-7.30 PM 15 September
A collaborative initiative, now in its ninth year, between the Tim Olsen Gallery and the Department of Drawing and Painting at COFA, with the intention of encouraging excellence in drawing.
22. Caught In the Act
Lachlan Anthony, Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris with Marcel Cooper, Chloe Hughes, Andrew Moran, Ivan Muñiz Reed, Taylor and Kirkwood and Giselle Stanborough
Curated by Sandra Di Palma
29 September- 10 October
Opening: 5-7.30 PM 29 September
An exhibition featuring the latest work by a new generation of promising young Sydney-based artists. Together they demonstrate why it's better to be caught now rather than later.
23. Landscapes: A Journey Home in Textiles
Georgia Graham, Rodney Love, Brook Morgan, Belinda von Mengersen, Alison Muir, Paula do Prado, Joanna Redestowicz, Lucy Simpson, and Liz Williamson.
Curated by Sarah Evans
27 October- 7 November
Opening: 5-7.30 PM 27 October
In Poetics of Space Gaston Bachelard explored the significance of the spaces we identify as 'home'; "how we take root day after day in a corner of the world".
This exhibition explores how the landscape of home "shelters day-dreaming, . . . protects the dreamer, . . . allows one to dream in peace." A journey home in textiles.
10 November- 21 November
Opening: 5-7.30 PM 10 October
COFA 2nd Year Applied Object Design students explore alternative lighting sources in diverse contexts, whilst uniting in an effort to lighten the load on the earth's natural resources.
25. Porocity: e-scape
24 November- 5 December
Opening: 5-7.30 PM 24 November
An exhibition of student works from the Porosity Cardiff and Porosity Shanghai. Radical Transformations: Crossing Cultures, Bodies and Cities. As part of the COFA Annual 2009.