Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Residency Award by Andrea Eckersley

Robert Rauschenberg, Pelican, 1963.

Robert Rauschenberg, Pelican, 1963.

I am really excited to be taking up a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Residency later next month, where I will be investigating the various materialities expressed in Rauschenberg's practice in relation to fashion. It will be so good to be in New York to explore the conceptual and material aspects of Rauschenberg's use of fabric and garments in addition to his costume designs to build an expanded definition of fashion!

The Utopian Object by Andrea Eckersley

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c3 Contemporary Art Space Annual Fundraiser

Exclusive Preview
When: Thursday 25 July 2019, 5-6pm
Where: c3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford Convent

Early bird sales begin at 5pm on the opening night in person or by calling the gallery on 03 9416 4300.

By joining us for the exclusive preview of the The Utopian Object, you'll have early access to purchase works ahead of the official opening at 6pm.

If you haven't already sent us your RSVP for the preview of the show, please let us know if you can make it: 

RSVP HERE by Monday 22 July 

The Utopian Object catalogue is now live!

We are delighted to release the sales catalogue for The Utopian Object, c3 Contemporary Art Space's Annual Fundraiser exhibition. View our online catalogueto browse the entire selection of works in this year's show.


SUPPORT LEADING LOCAL ARTISTS

With every work purchased, you’ll be supporting and buying original works by leading local artists. Proceeds from sales promote sustainable careers and help us lower c3 gallery fees for future exhibitions.

The Utopian Object runs until Sunday 11 August, forming a critical component of the sustainability of the Convent’s c3 gallery and our vital support of our artist community.

We hope to see you there!

Participating artists include:
Aaron Christopher Ree, Adam Stone, Alasdair McLuckie, Alexandra Nemaric, Ali McCann, Alicia King, Andrea Eckersley, Andrew Evans, Anita Foard, Ara Dolatian, Audrey Tan, Brigit Ryan, Bryan Spier, Camila Galaz, Chaco Kato, Ceri Hann, Cosima Scales, David Noonan, David Rosetzky, Dell Stewart, Diego Ramirez, Dylan Martorell, Eleanor Louise Butt, Emanuel Rodriguez-Chaves, Emily Ferretti, Grace Wood, Hayley Arjona, Hayley West, Henry Law, Holly MacDonald, James Little, Jacob Raupach, Jennifer Matthews, Jesse Hogan, Jo Scicluna, Jon Butt, Jonas Ropponen, Jordan Mitchell-Fletcher, Josephine Mead, Kate Ellis, Kathryne Honey, Katie Paine, Kenny Pittock, Kez Hughes, Lara Chamas, Lauren Bamford, Linsey Gosper, Lorilee Yang, Lucas Golding, Lucinda Florence, Lucie McIntosh, Marian Crawford, Marko Radosavljevic, Matt Fairbridge, Megan Cope, Noriko Nakamura, Rebecca Delange, Sarah crowEST, Sarah Walker, Sean Meilak, Simon MacEwan, Storm Gold, Tai Snaith, Tessy King, Tom Blake, Tracey Lamb, Troy Innocent, Tyson Campbell, Vittoria Di Stefano, Vivian Cooper Smith, Yoko Ozawa and Zoe Bastin with more to be announced.

AA side for Blindside B-Side by Andrea Eckersley

Featuring collaborative work between myself and Steven Rendall.

This work is an alternative take on the b-side concept where we are each others b-side and a-side

AA side , 2018, collaboration with Stephen Rendall. Fabric and acrylic paint on plastic.

AA side, 2018, collaboration with Stephen Rendall. Fabric and acrylic paint on plastic.

BLINDSIDE B-SIDE
 
B-SIDE is a crucial fundraising opportunity for one of Melbourne’s longest-running artist-run spaces to raise essential funds to support BLINDSIDE’s continued existence in our Nicholas Building home, and operational costs of the organisation. Your support will enable BLINDSIDE to develop pivotal exhibitions, facilitate critical and engaging public programs, and further support the artists, writers and curators in our program.

By making a donation through purchasing artwork, raffle tickets, beer and wine, all funds raised will go directly to supporting BLINDSIDE’s sustainability into the future.

CATALOGUE
Preview the catalogue HERE. Purchasing of works will be available in the gallery from 6pm Thursday 1 November.

EXHIBITION DATES | 1 - 10 NOV

BLINDSIDE gratefully acknowledges our generous supporters as well as a passionate group of participating artists. 

ARTISTS
Aaron Billings and Ruby Hoppen
Andrea Eckersley and Steven Rendall
Camilla Gough and Martina Copley
Charles O’Loughlin and Amy May Stuart
Claire Mooney and Cherry Montgomery
Clare Rae and Sean M Whelan
David Thomas and Andrew Tetzlaff
Diego Ramirez and Alexandra Nemaric
Eleanor Louise Butt and Antonia Sellbach
Gabriel Tongue Nilsen and Benjamin Sexton           
Jan Murray and Sean Lowry
Josephine Mead and Olga Bennett
Kate Rohde and Jacqui Stockdale
Kawita Vatanajyankur and Lucie McIntosh
Kiah Pullens and Ross Coulter
Kiron Robinson and Grace Wood
Lucie McIntosh and Sean Miles
Madeleine Thornton Smith and James Murnane
Raafat Ishak and Tom Ames
Tai Snaith and Evie Cahir
Timothy Herbert, Shelley Lasica and Bridie Lunney
Tori Lill and Kenneth L Suico
Xanthe Dobbie and Brigid Hansen

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.