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Category Archives: EXHIBITIONS 2011




Nada Polsjki
The Lonely Hearts Column
6 December 2011 – 10 January 2012
The Lonely Hearts Column is a vivid and eccentric portrayal of finding a companion or lover.
The mailbox serves as a vessel storing classified ads from the reclusive gigolo.
Finding love is no longer a private crusade but a public flaunt of ones personal quest to unearth sexual [...]


Owen Hammond
The Wonderful House
1 November – 2 December 2011

I am fascinated with the places in which people live, the shelter they have made for themselves and where they have made it.
I am curious about the circumstances that have dictated their choices, whether it is political, environmental, traditional or accidental.
The construction of the place can be [...]


 Symon McVilly
Judgement Day? Or Just Bad Weather
10 May – 10 June
Over the past year Symon McVilly’s practice has been principally concerned with the subject of society and its perceived decline, exploring the idea of social entropy as a natural process of civilisation. He questions whether decline is unique to our generation [...]


Scott Lyon
27 September – 28 October 2011

f l e u r o n s.
this project is a tribute to robyn tudor, a fellow teaching colleague {up in sydney}.
fleurons is a on-going research of type, ornamentals and legibility.
working on both large and small scale, scott uses hand-cast {ludlow}
slugs {hot~metal} and a variety of unorthodox letterpress techniques.
more [...]


Ian MacTilstra
23 August – 23 September 2011
Somewhere between conceptual text-based art, structural poetry, and
inspired by linguistic studies of globalized commodity-based trading
languages in antiquity, exists this experimental project: an attempt
to convey a sense of narrative within such language. That it fails to
do this in any conventional sense of “narrative” is a feature of its
deconstruction of consumerist [...]


Melissa Reidy
Birds of Prey
19 July – 19 August 2011
Birds of Prey is a collection of hybrid birds presented in 19 different handmade antique books. Each hybrid creature has been born out of a bird and it’s prey, exploring what happens when two enemies become the same creature. Each creature is displayed on the page of [...]


 A note to the stallholder
14 June – 15 July 2011
Like postcards home, these drawings capture odd and enchanting encounters from the artist’s travels.
Fleeting impressions of city streets and the familiar gestures of travelling companions are documented in pencil and thread. Strung together they tell stories of people and places.

NOW Sally Tape & Candice Cranmer

I steal from work and I steal from You Tube
NOW Sally Tape & Candice Cranmer
5 APRIL – 6 MAY 2011
OPENING Tuesday 5 April 5.30pm
NOW is the collaborative practice of Sally Tape and Candice Cranmer.
In the unique Mailbox space, they present a collection of collage and photographs. The artists perceive the space as an apparatus by [...]

lend me your ears

PART B Contemporary Jewellery
1 March – 1 April 2011
CURATOR Dianne Beevers
lend me your ears addresses the small site of the ear, in a showcase exhibition of jewellery for the ear supported on ironic postcard works, found, or artist generated. The exhibition installation adopts the suite of 19 original mailboxes converted to deliver engaging artworks at [...]


25 January – 25 February 2011
A light-hearted take of situations we find ourselves in, played out by hybrid animals, warring islands and small barnacle like colonies – Birds, Bison + Big Houses draws its inspiration firstly from a night of chasing a white egret fishing for its dinner in Geelong, secondly [...]