20.8.17

Lesley Giovanelli - Coming Going - opening Fri 25 August 6-8pm

Open 11am - 5pm Friday - Sunday,  26 Aug- 10 Sept

A new sculptural installation by Lesley Giovanelli

Lesley Giovanelli Coming Going 2017   clothing, fabric, dowels

In the installation at Articulate project space 14 patchwork pieces will hang through the space. In each, coloured panels of fabric divide horizontally to form a backdrop for a single item of clothing.

Partially folded, the shirts and pants hang to form vertical figure-columns  like Caryatids parading through the space. Join the Passeggiata and walk to one end and back again. Some of the clothes were mine, others donated by friends, whilst a few items are new. We like to travel - a blue Kameez from Gujarat, shockingly cut but at least large enough to fit. Linen shirts from Chico’s Arizona. Thai fisherman's pants evoking men with brown torsos and brilliant colours against the turquoise sea but actually made for tourists in Bali.

Metres of Indian shot cotton available only in a limited but luscious range of colours. Partnered with plain flat Chinese cotton every possible colour available. Lastly one piece of indigo dyed Japanese washing bag - what a pity to cut it up! All hanging like sheets and washing to form a field of fabulous colour. 

Images of previous installations below:

Lesley Giovanelli Continental Drift 2015 Photo Silversalt


Lesley Giovanelli Cottage Industry 2014 Photo Sue Blackburn
Lesley Giovanelli Monochrome 2011 photo Sue Blackburn

14.8.17

INK OF LIGHT - Final weekend and artists talk 2pm Sat 19 August

artist's talks 19 August: L-R: Kath Podger, Negin Chahoud, Monir Rowshan.
‘Ink of Light’ artists’ talk: 19 August, 2pm
The anguish of love: In conversation with Negin Chahoud, Kath Podger and Monir Rowshan.
Open Hours: 11am - 5pm, Friday-Sunday, 5-20 August.


Monir Rowshan introducing musicians Reza Karami, Ardalan Esfaniary, Pedram Ramin Pour & Sahand Merkhavari Sat 12 Aug

7.8.17

Last weekend's Ink of Light events

Next weekend: Saturday 12 August 2-3 pm

              Perfume of the poetry

Poetry performance by James Evans read from the book “Prison Poems”
Poems from Prison Book written by Mahvash Sabet whilst in prison (one of the seven prisoners). Prison Poems is adapted from the original Persian language (by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani)

Musical Calligraphy by Persian classical musicians

Reza Karami - Ney (an ancient wind instrument similar closest to the sound of a human being)
Ardalan Esfaniary - Santour (An ancient string instrument)
Pedram Ramin Pour - Daf (A powerful hand held drum used in Persian and Kurdish music)
Sahand Merkhavari - Tombak   (A small hand held drum used in Persian music)





above images of 6 August events by Shadi Eshragi 

4.8.17

Ink of Light opened tonight

Ink of Light Launch tomorrow (Saturday 5 August) at 2pm






Photos above: Margaret Roberts




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video + photos above: Shadi Eshragi 

31.7.17

Ink of Light opens Friday 4 August 6-8pm

Open Fri - Sun 11am - 5pm, 5 - 20 August 2017

Ink of Light Launch Saturday 5 August 2 pm 

Ink of Light will be launched by:
Ms Nazanin Marashian, Founder of Iranian Women Visual Artists Collective Australia (IWVAC)
Please rsvp to inkoflightcollective@gmail.com by 2 August 

Public program - details below
MEDIA RELEASE


Ink of Light is a collective of artists including Negin Chahoud, Shadi Eshragi Mehrzad Mumtahan, Kath Podger and Monir Rowshan, who are staging an exhibition as a personal response to experience of persecution. The collective aims to use their art to highlight human rights abuses in Iran against a group of seven ordinary individuals (The Yaran), arrested simply because of their role as members of the adhoc leadership group for the Baha'i community and their beliefs as Baha'is—beliefs which the artists share.

To honour the lives, and draw attention to the imprisonment of these law-abiding citizens, the collective proposes to create art works that engage with the project space as well as with the viewers/audience. This will be done through creating spaces in which the works of each artist would tell a unique story where the viewers could stand or sit silently and engage or converse with the works. The project also includes the interactive, collaborative and onsite creation of art, performance art, storytelling and musical performances. 





Public Program for Ink of Light exhibition:

Sunday 6 August  from 2-3.30 PM        
In conversation with artists Shadi Eshragi and Mehrzad Mumtahan

Response to timelessness

Shadi Eshragi
Shadi Eshragi’s work is based around the themes of physical confinement, inner strength and spiritual freedom.  Her work explores the dignity and nobility of the prisoners and their peaceful response to their prolonged incarceration. This is a child friendly programme with a some drawing activities for children and parents based on some of Shadi’s works in the exhibition.
Performance art by a child- Ava Eshragi

    Tea with Mehrzad

Mehrzad Mumtahan
Mehrzad  Mumtahan’s  work aims to put a human face on otherwise forgotten family members of the prisoners, their separation and longing to be with their loved ones, the lost years and deprivation of being in each other's company, missing the simple joys of life, like having tea with a sibling. He invites the viewer to have a deeper understanding and a more personal experience by seeing the hidden faces of other victims of this injustice who are the prisoners on the outside, by looking into their eyes and feeling their pain, imagining their sorrow for a moment.
The subject matter of his works "Tea with Behrouz” and "Look at me"  is the brother of one of the prisoners Amin Tavakoli. On this day Mehrzad will talk about his work over a cup of tea and answers questions.

Saturday 12 August from 2-3 pm

           Perfume of the poetry

Poetry performance by James Evans read from the book “Prison Poems”
Poems from Prison Book written by Mahvash Sabet whilst in prison (one of the seven prisoners). Prison Poems is adapted from the original Persian language (by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani)

Musical Calligraphy by Persian classical musicians

Reza Karami - Ney (an ancient wind instrument similar closest to the sound of a human being)
Ardalan Esfaniary - Santour (An ancient string instrument)
Pedram Ramin Pour - Daf (A powerful hand held drum used in Persian and Kurdish music)
Sahand Merkhavari - Tombak   (A small hand held drum used in Persian music)

Saturday 19 August from 2-3 pm

The anguish of love
In conversation with Negin Chahoud, Kath Podger and Monir Rowshan


Artists Negin Chahoud, Kath Podger and Monir Rowshan will speak about the making of their works and their personal connection to the concepts used in the exhibition.


Kath Podger Concentric Circles


Kath Podger Pilgrimage

Negin Chahoud 

Negin Chahoud yellow brick road 

Shadi Eshraghi Bird in Captivity

Shadi Eshragi Butterflies in Captivity 2017

Shadi Eshragi Fish in Captivity 2017 

22.7.17

SPLINTSTALLATION OPEN REHEARSAL TODAY

Open 11am - 5pm Friday - Sunday till 30 July
Finissage concert - Sunday 30 July 6-8pm - FREE
come along for a unique deep-listening sound art experience

Splinters involved in this project include Prue Fuller, Laura Altman, Mel Herbert, Bonnie Stewart, Andrew Fedorovitch, Jim Denley, Cor Fuhler, Peter Farrar, Solly Frank, Mimi KindShota Matsumura, Axel Powrie, Tony Osborne, Sonya Holowell, Rhys Mottley,  Luiz Gabriel Gubeissi, Adam Gottlieb, Alexandra Spence, Weizen Ho, Jack Stoneham, Charlie Sunborn, Marco Cheng, Hannah Kim and Ruby Everett. 





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This project is supported by funding by the Inner West Council