Career Arcs SEVENTH Gallery Conversation Series: Art and Fashion by Andrea Eckersley

 Career Arcs SEVENTH Gallery Conversation Series Art and Fashion with Andrea Eckersley and Gian Manik Wednesday April 11, 6–7pm FREE  Building a career in the arts can take multiple trajectories, often beyond the studio and gallery. To support their practice, artists invest labour in alternative practices and commercial ventures. Reflecting on the reality of multi-vocational practice, the conversation series Career Arcs will engage art professionals in a demystification of their fields, careers and individual experiences, as their practice intersects with the broader arts ecology. Selected from the fields of curatorship, publishing, festivals and design, this series brings together arts workers in conversation, providing unique insights for artists and audiences to reflect on the challenges and joys of vocational practice in the arts.  Part Three in the series brings together Andrea Eckersley and Gian Manik in conversation, exploring the intersections of creative practice and fashion/garment making.  Andrea Eckersley is an artist who lectures in Fashion Design, at RMIT University. Primarily interested in the way the body interacts with abstract shapes, Andrea’s work investigates the material aspects of painting with a particular focus on its surface. She has recently contributed a chapter on her painting practice for the coauthored book Practising with Deleuze: design, dance, art, writing, philosophy. Andrea is the art editor at the Deleuze Studies Journal and has exhibited at Sarah Scout Presents, Anna Pappas Gallery, Platform Public Contemporary Art Spaces, Nellie Castan Gallery, Craft Victoria, c3 and West Space in Melbourne.  Gian Manik completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) at Curtin University of Technology (Perth) in 2007 and a Master of Fine Arts at Monash University (Melbourne) in 2012. He has worked as a lecturer in fashion, drawing, painting and textiles and has collaborated with the fashion labels D&K and VERNER. His work is held in the collections of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Artbank and Australian and international collections. He has completed residencies at the Perth Institute for Contemporary Art (2008) and Artspace, Sydney (2009). In 2016 his work was included in Painting, More Painting at ACCA, Victoria and as part of an exhibition titled Portraiture, 2017 at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.  This event is proudly supported by the City of Yarra, through the Small Project Grants program.

Career Arcs
SEVENTH Gallery Conversation Series
Art and Fashion with Andrea Eckersley and Gian Manik
Wednesday April 11, 6–7pm
FREE

Building a career in the arts can take multiple trajectories, often beyond the studio and gallery. To support their practice, artists invest labour in alternative practices and commercial ventures. Reflecting on the reality of multi-vocational practice, the conversation series Career Arcs will engage art professionals in a demystification of their fields, careers and individual experiences, as their practice intersects with the broader arts ecology. Selected from the fields of curatorship, publishing, festivals and design, this series brings together arts workers in conversation, providing unique insights for artists and audiences to reflect on the challenges and joys of vocational practice in the arts.

Part Three in the series brings together Andrea Eckersley and Gian Manik in conversation, exploring the intersections of creative practice and fashion/garment making.

Andrea Eckersley is an artist who lectures in Fashion Design, at RMIT University. Primarily interested in the way the body interacts with abstract shapes, Andrea’s work investigates the material aspects of painting with a particular focus on its surface. She has recently contributed a chapter on her painting practice for the coauthored book Practising with Deleuze: design, dance, art, writing, philosophy. Andrea is the art editor at the Deleuze Studies Journal and has exhibited at Sarah Scout Presents, Anna Pappas Gallery, Platform Public Contemporary Art Spaces, Nellie Castan Gallery, Craft Victoria, c3 and West Space in Melbourne.

Gian Manik completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) at Curtin University of Technology (Perth) in 2007 and a Master of Fine Arts at Monash University (Melbourne) in 2012. He has worked as a lecturer in fashion, drawing, painting and textiles and has collaborated with the fashion labels D&K and VERNER. His work is held in the collections of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Artbank and Australian and international collections. He has completed residencies at the Perth Institute for Contemporary Art (2008) and Artspace, Sydney (2009). In 2016 his work was included in Painting, More Painting at ACCA, Victoria and as part of an exhibition titled Portraiture, 2017 at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

This event is proudly supported by the City of Yarra, through the Small Project Grants program.

Shed by the sun in eclipse by Andrea Eckersley


PRIVATE VIEW

ANDREA ECKERSLEY
SHED BY THE SUN IN ECLIPSE

FRIDAY 1 APRIL 2016
5.30
 – 7.30pm

Exhibition dates: 1 April
–  7 May
Gallery hours: Wed to Sat: 12 – 5pm
 

Sarah Scout Presents is delighted to announce Andrea Eckersley's solo exhibition Shed by the sun in eclipse.

Shed by the sun in eclipse comprises bronze sculptures, wall work and new paintings on linen and continues Eckersley’s ongoing investigation into the material aspects of painting with a particular focus on its surfaces.

Painting is customarily understood as a form of mark making that renders materials and arrangements of lines, or areas of colour, into compositions on surfaces. While a painting can be conceived of as more than a marked surface, it is primarily these surface features and their particular qualities and arrangements that are said to comprise the material aspects of a painting. For Shed by the sun in eclipse Eckersley works with a range of surfaces including painting and sculpture and surface effects such as those achieved with light and shadow. The exhibition approaches painting by way of the activation of surfaces in an event felt as a difference in intensity. 

Andrea Eckersley is a Melbourne-based artist and writer with a background in fashion. She recently completed her PhD in FIne Arts at Monash University and currently lectures at RMIT University. Eckersley's recent solo and group exhibitions include Surface Activation, MADA Galleries, Monash University (2015); Exit/Entry Points (curated by Matthew Perkins), Glen Eira City Council Gallery (2014); Depthless Flatness (curated by Bryan Spier and Steven Rendall), Incidents Above a Bar (2014); Surface Event, Platform Contemporary Art Spaces (2014); Colour Relations, Nellie Castan Gallery (2012), all Melbourne and Spatial Planes, Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane (2011). In 2015 Eckersley was the recipient of the Royal Como Art Commission.

Image: Andrea Eckersley
Antumbra 2015/16
Oil on linen
45 cm x 35 cm
Image courtesy the artist

Royal Como Art Prize Winner Announced - Andrea Eckersley by Andrea Eckersley

The Royal Como Art Commission

C&L International Holdings is very pleased to further support Australian Art and Design with the Royal Como Art Commission.

TheRoyal Como Art Commission is a generous donation of $10,000 to purchase a significant work of an emerging Australian Artist.

The selected artist, Andrea Eckersley is a graduate with a PhD from MADA (Monash Art Design and Architecture).

The Commission was judged by MADA Head of Fine Art, Professor Callum Morton together with Sonia Simpfendorfer, Creative Director of Nexus Designs.

Andrea Eckersley’s winning work, 2015. Untitled (moveable wall). Acrylic, gesso, enamel, wax on wall. Dimensions variable.

Andrea Eckersley’s commission will be a installed in the Royal Como foyer upon completion of the building in 2017.