2016-2017 group shows

Just a quick update about some group shows I've been involved in over the last year. In Late 2016 I had the chance to exhibit my work in the Philippines as a part of two group exhibitions. One was at the space 98B COLLABoratory, where I showed the series "I AM BORN AGAIN HARD", and the other was an exhibition called "Inside Outside Inside On" at J-studio.

"Inside Outside Inside On presents work by a group of emerging artists from Australia and the Philippines who seek to investigate and manifest internal aspects of human experience. The artists in this exhibition look underneath clothes, behind eyelids, beneath the skin, and inside the mind, extracting and exploring what they find to reveal that which is usually hidden from view. From flesh and entrails to violent fantasies and visual hallucinations, inner worlds and workings are externalised and exposed for all to see. Any sense of violation is negated by the artists’ active participation in this act. It is both confronting and comforting to be in this way
exposed to the universal strangeness of ourselves."

Both of these exhibitions were organised by Boxplot, and I was awarded a Graduate Support Grant from Adelaide Central School of Art to assist with the cost of exhibiting the work. Below are some install shots and an image of my new series of gold prints, "This Is Mercy", that was exhibited at J-Studio. 

I was also delighted to be invited to be a part of an exhibition called "Hidden Agenda" at Trocadero Artspace in Melbourne. Curated by Casey Jenkins of Craft Cartel, "Hidden Agenda" was an exploration of hidden and suppressed gender worlds by 30+ female & gender-queer visual artists, activists & performers from 4 continents performing both live & by proxy. I was invited to show my work "All Due Restraint", and thoroughly enjoyed the process of installing it all over again. With so many figurines and a different support to install them on, each install offers the oppurtunity for different relationships between the figures to be created. 

The exhibition was also photographed by Matto Lucas (+Melbourne Art Review). Below are some of those images and you can see the whole lot here: http://mattolucas.com/melbourne-art-review/hidden-agenda

MORE 2015!

Just a short blog post. Aside from exhibiting my work in Melbourne with Brunswick Street Gallery, I also contributed a work to the annual FELTspace auction. The work in question (shown below) was a one off edition of 'I Am The Hydra' painted gold. It was the result of studio experimentation with painting or coating my own figurines, and it was great to have someone like it enough to want to take it home!

ope to see Now I am busy making works for my solo show at Floating Goose Studios in February of 2016, as well as working on two installation pieces for 'Otherworld'. This exhibition is in November, it's hosted in Glenside's beautiful and somewhat creepy Z Ward, and is the perfect site for what I have planned. I'm very excited, and  I'll be exhibiting with some awesome artists, so it's sure to be a blast. 

That's all for now!

-Jess

2015 so far

After a small break after my two shows at the end of 2014, 2015 has been about me getting back into the studio, and trying to fit that around my other commitments. While I'm working towards a new body of work, I've been fortunate enough to be involved in some groups shows. The first of which was A Spring In My Step at Aelaide Central gallery. In addition to my gold steel works from View Master, I also exhibited some new sculptures.

I Am The Hydra, 3D printed Plastic, 2015

I Am The Hydra, 3D printed Plastic, 2015

You'e No Fun Any More (2), 3D printed plastic, varnished walnut plywood, 2015

You'e No Fun Any More (2), 3D printed plastic, varnished walnut plywood, 2015

You'e No Fun Any More (1), 3D printed plastic, varnished walnut plywood, 2015

You'e No Fun Any More (1), 3D printed plastic, varnished walnut plywood, 2015

You'e No Fun Any More (3), 3D printed plastic, varnished walnut plywood, 2015

You'e No Fun Any More (3), 3D printed plastic, varnished walnut plywood, 2015

After that, I presented one of my video works in 4x4 at Mint studios. The exhibition went of four weekends, with a different artist or group of artists presenting each weekend. I was one of three artists presenting video works in week one. The video is below.

And that's it for now!

Welcome to my website!

So here's my first blog post, where I'll try to start and remain in the habit of updating the site with any news regarding exhibitions and the like. The first piece of news for 2014 is that I have had some of my graduate work chosen to be a part of the 2014 Helpmann Academy Graduate exhibition.  

"The Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition 2014 is the showcase exhibition of South Australia's freshest emerging artists. Thirty-three have been selected from graduates from the Helpmann Academy's visual arts partners. 

6:00pm, Thursday February 13th
Drill Hall, Torrens Parade Ground 
Victoria Drive, Adelaide 

Featuring the work of Lily Ahlefeldt, Richard Austin, Alex Bishop-Thorpe, John Blines,Tom Borgas, Cassie Broad, Emily Clinton, Carolyn Corletto, David Court, Lucas Croall, Angela Giuliani, Jessica Hansen, Angelica Harris-Faull, Amy Herrmann, Cheryl Hutchens, Zoe Kirkwood, Bekki Klix, Kylie Macey, Alice Mahoney, Monika Morgenstern, Maggie Moy, Roger Myles, Sophia Nuske, Paul David Perry, Amy Pfitzner, Courtney Rodgers, Hayley Rowlands, Derek Derek, Julie Strawinski. JessTaylor, Clancy Warner, Ruth Wilson, Rosemary White"

Lots of names, should be an exciting show if you can make it!

Also, from February 7 for around a month, I'll be displaying some of my models in the vitrines in the St Peter's Library. The library is at 101 Payneham Rd, St Peters, and the vitrines (there are 6) are upstairs. If you're in the area, check it out - I've been excited to been given the opportunity to make some stuff after taking a short break after the grad show.  It's all in progress at the moment, and I'll keep you updated, but basically the models explore the way replicas can be used to commemorate events, play out desires, or make physical an intent. Lots of models of me, interacting with each other in bizarre, impossible and occasionally murderous ways. Again, work in progress.

I think that's it for now, I'll leave you with a progress shot of the library works.

-Jess

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