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2012.01-2012-10 Kudos Exhibitions



01. Nostalgia


Alan Chan

25 January - 4 February  

Nostalgia is Alan Chan's first solo exhibition. As a graduating COFA sculpture student this exhibition will feature some of his recent most impressive sculptural and installation work. His work plays with space which is exciting and experimental. Chan's sculptures give a sense of melancholy and narrative. 
Nostalgia describes a yearning for the past, an interest or remembrance of something from one's childhood. His installations of inflated and deflated balloons will project an essence of nostalgia and memory.

02. Brave New World


Amr Alfaleh, Kirsten Cunningham, Sophie Clague, Jessica Edwards, Julia Featherstone, Josh Harle, Laura Hill, Anne-Marie Hurtgen, James McDonald, Gail Reingold, Intan Tenacious, Miren Zarate and Freya Zinovieff 

curated by Anne-Marie Hurtgen and Kirsten Cunningham 

8 - 18 February  

The exhibition Brave New Worlds investigates the impact of human intervention in the world, examining how it has shaped the present and imagining how it might shape the future. 
With startling imagination, Brave New Worlds brings to life some of the terrifying and exhilarating possibilities long embraced by science fiction, reminding us, unflinchingly, that we are hurtling toward an uncertain future. In a collection of intertwining narratives, the works in Brave New Worlds offer a vision of our world to come that is politically charged without being pessimistic; it is a vision that ultimately celebrates the resilience and ingenuity of earth's inhabitants.



03. I Exist, I Insist


Alexander Poulet 

22 February-3 March  

As we pass through space and time, traces of our existence are left behind. What happens to emotions and passions, previously lived? Are they forgotten? Do we become a trace of the past? Or are these forgotten feelings rediscovered with each new generation? Just as I feel, somebody before me has felt. 
I Exist, I Insist is an exhibition of reoccurring emotions and passions as inscribed in space and time upon the walls of the abandoned Queen Mary building of Sydney.

04. Site


Sophie Clague 

6 March- 17 March 

Exploring the schisms that open up when an idealised and finished notion of landscape imposed upon the (sur)reality of the eternally transient environment of urban development, of natural trauma, and of decay. As scale collapses and is rendered ambiguous, a third place existing at the point of friction between the ideal finished and the temporal unfinished is exposed, recorded and validated.


05. Because We Can


Tully Arnot, Alexandra Clapham, Lydia Dowman, Benjamin Holdstock, Bridie Moran, Stella Rosa McDonald, Zoe Robertson 

20 March -24 March 

(KGMC 2011) 
My uncle once received an award from the City of Melbourne for the person who has most contributed to making Melbourne "a living city". He told an interviewer on radio that his father had gone down to Eastern Beach in Geelong every Sunday morning, regardless of the cold, to volunteer to teach the local kids to swim. When my uncle asked him why, he said: "because I can". My uncle said that since his father's passing a year ago, he had come to realise the importance of service to the community. My grandfather had actually died three years previous to the interview… When my mother asked my uncle why he had lied to the interviewer, he said: "because it made for a better story".

06. Mad Object


Claudia Bagnall, Rosanna Davies, Beth Dillon, Zachariah Fenn, Nick Fox, Sophie Harvey, Madeleine Lesjak-Atton, Joy Long, James McDonald, Kyle Morgan, Tamara Muzikants, Alex Ossington, Patrick Power, Spider Redgold, Harriet Robey, Samara Shehata, Jessica Stewart, Jacqueline Terrett, Lizzie Thomson, Olivia Tucker, and Miren Zarate 

27 March - 31 March 

Is the object and art obsolete? Contemporary sculpture has morphed and extended, expanded, expended so far into interdisciplinary zones that the object could be said to be obsolete at worst, and an ironic quotation of empirical convention at best. This exhibition explores the object. Is all Art, deep down, and object?



07. Biographic Landscape


Annie Cohen

3 April- 14 April 

Biographic Landscape explores the historical potential of objects and places to contain physical memory.

08. Environment & Spirituality: A Pilgrimage to the Kii Mountains of Japan


Aimee Sharpe, Cara Lopez, Edward Horne, Elizabeth Gervay, Gail Jackson, Jane Harris, Justin Ng, Nicola Wilson, Patrick Makey, Rachel Vosila, Samara Shehata, Tarek George

17 April- 21 April 

A group exhibition featuring works created as a response to a Special Elective taught and organised by Louise Fowler-Smith. 

Generously supported by the Australian Government through a Short Term Mobility Grant. Also supported by Choya and Wakayama University




09. SS (2009-2011)


Tom Polo  

24 April- 28 April 

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10. An Island in Time: : Castellorizo in Photographs 1890 - 1948


Greek Festival of Sydney 2012

1 May- 12 May

Largely drawn from the recent publication An Island in Time by Nicholas Pappas and Nicholas Bogiatzis (Halstead Press, 2010), this exhibition documents a lost community through its people, its places and its politics.







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