Organised by the WA-based International Art Space, spaced 3: north by southeast brings together 11 artists from Australia and the Nordic region.
Artistic explorers of a different kind are celebrated in spaced 3: north by southeast. Six Australian artists completed artistic residencies in the Nordic heartlands of Finland, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden and five Nordic artists find their place in Western Australia’s rural and remote communities. Using sculpture, video, photography and installation, this show is an enlightening series of windows onto the world we know, and the world we have yet to understand.
The decision to place artists in regional and remote locations is motivated by the fact that even small and seemingly isolated towns are affected by global economic, environmental and social forces. The interplay between the strong sense of local identity, which is typical of these communities, and the effects of globalisation provides a fertile ground for artists to explore.
Robyn Backen (NSW), Michelle Eistrup (Denmark), Gustav Hellberg (Sweden), Deborah Kelly (NSW), Danius Kesminas (VIC), Tor Lindstrand (Sweden), Heidi Lunabba (Finland), Dan McCabe (WA), Linda Persson (Sweden), Keg de Souza (NSW), Sam Smith (NSW).
There are a number of special events planned, including a lecture series, guided tours and a panel discussion followed by artist talks for the opening day of spaced 3.
Saturday 18 August | FREE
In conversation with spaced 3 – Panel Discussion
11am, Saturday 18 August
Hear from some of the key people involved in this innovative project that brings together works developed by artists from Nordic countries and Australia during their ventures into new landscapes and unfamiliar terrain.
spaced 3 – Meet the Artists
1-3pm, Saturday 18 August
Hear from spaced 3 artists in mini talks in the exhibition space as they detail their experience travelling to an unfamiliar environment, and the process that led to the development of their work for the exhibition. One artist will present in front of their work every 15 minutes.
Visit the website for details.
image credit - Tor Lindstrand
Larry Gundora and Helicopter Tjungurrayi at Old Man’s Rock 2017