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CACSA CONTEMPORARY 2015

ANNA HORNE
JULIA MCINERNEY
MARY-JEAN RICHARDSON

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Installation view of CACSA Contemporary 2015 at GAGPROJECTS. Photo by Grant Hancock
   
   
 

 

CACSA CONTEMPORARY 2015

Building upon the successful 2010 project CACSA CONTEMPORARY: THE NEW NEW, the CACSA has conceived the quinquennial project CACSA CONTEMPORARY 2015, another ambitious, multi-sited CBD Adelaide visual art project presenting recent artworks by more than 40 local contemporary visual artists of all professional backgrounds. Targeted to coincide with the very high profile SALA FESTIVAL, August 2015, through the combined curatorial experience of project curator Logan Macdonald, and project manager Sarita Chadwick, CACSA CONTEMPORARY 2015 will be a multiple partner enterprise with local visual art organisations.

Venues - CACSA Gallery and Project Space; Greenaway Art Gallery | GAGPROJECTS; FELTspace ARI; SASA Gallery, UniSA; Light Square Gallery; Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, UniSA; Adelaide Central School of Art Gallery; Art Pod, Adelaide City Council; and 172 Morphett Street Adelaide.

GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery presents the work of Anna Horne, Julia McInerney, and Mary-Jean Richardson

CACSA CONTEMPORARY 2015 is supported by Australia Council for the Arts

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ANNA HORNE

Anna Horne presents a series of sculptures focusing on the balance and opposition between materials in her art practice. Horne’s work emphasises process articulating states of tension and the transience of the material world.

Horne has utilised the looming elevated space between the gallery's floor and ceiling to present objects that visually employ the force of gravity.

In the making of each work principal materials, concrete, plaster and metal are cast in plastic moulds made from things such as beach balls, wine sacks and plastic table clothes. Horne selects commonplace objects for their inherent physical qualities playing with the gravitation created between materials. Each work discovers new limits where unexpected sculptural compositions are formed that attain beauty in the familiar and the functionless.

JULIA MCINERNEY (click for more info)

The role of a title and material descriptions are an important component in my work. Marcel Duchamp spoke of titles for artworks as being like an extra colour, “a colour which had not come out of the tube.” One could consider this “extra colour” as one that, in a sense, does not exist, reflecting the nature of words, which are like forms, or colours, sealed within the inky blackness of their support, and opened within the reader’s mind.

My practice centres around a combined application of the literary order of words and the sculptural order of physical materials, with the aim to manifest variations of a “third language” suspended between these two, that is distinct from those that allowed for its origination, yet continue to support its existence.

The reference for the work titled "the light, and the Light" is from the poem "Hut Window" by Paul Celan.

MARY-JEAN RICHARDSON

Borrowing from Medieval ideas and Baroque technique, these works engage with the ‘sensibility of insomnia’. Using traditional and non-traditional painting methods they play with a memento mori of tangled, disarticulated human bones and the traumatic blackened fog of confronting the horror vacui.

Insomnia embodies an intense sense of isolation. Detached from those sleeping nearby, it provides a platform upon which to encounter deep desires, fears and anxieties. For the insomniac, the time between dusk and dawn is not an adventurous dream-zone or a site for unconscious meandering. It is a phase that provokes a suspended state of solitude that brings acute awareness to the threshold between the bright distractions of everyday life and an incomprehensible and inevitable darkness or, as Elisabeth Bronfen refers to it ‘the abyss of non-existence’ . Provoked by silent, nocturnal conversations with one-self, it is a simple step to imagine a sense of no longer existing. The uninterrupted thinking of the insomniac gives occasion to contemplate the fragility of existence, to reflect upon the transition from living state to corpse. To possess a conscious awareness of our inevitable end is ‘inherently human’ - ‘death’ is ours alone.

1. Bronfen E., 2013, Night Passages: philosophy, literature, and film, Columbia University Press, New York, pg. 162.
2. Bataille, G., 1977, Death and Sensuality: A Study of Eroticism and the Taboo, Arno Press, New York


 
 
     
BIOGRAPHY  
 
Anna Horne CV
 
 
 
BIOGRAPHY
1986 Born Adelaide  
2008 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) Adelaide Central School of Art
Current Lives and works in Adelaide
   
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 Lightweight Heavy, Fontanelle, Adelaide
Peculiar Familiar, OdradekAEAF, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
2014 Grid Festival 2014 @ FELTspace, FELTspace, Adelaide
2013 Recall, Firstdraft, Sydney
2011 Uneasy Order, Kings ARI, Melbourne
Uneasy Order, Seedling Art Space, Adelaide
2010 Turning it inside out, CACSA Project Space, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide
2010 That's how the light gets in, FELTspace, Adelaide
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 CACSA Contemporary 2015, GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
Peculiar Familiar, OdradekAEAF, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
2014 Spectrum, Peter Walker Fine Art, SA
John Fries Award Finalists Exhibition, COFA Galleries, NSW
Bunkered, Branch3d, NSW
2013 Provisional States: Part One, CACSA Main Space, SA
2012

End of the World, Fontanelle Gallery, SA
No Place, Adelaide Central Gallery, SA
Sensation Seekers, Fontanelle Gallery, SA

2010

Wall Paper, Adelaide Central Gallery, SA
You Were (B) Right, Trigger, SA

2009

BIG, Queens Theatre, 2% Collective, SA
Hatched 09, PICA, WA
Between Us, Adelaide Central Gallery, SA

2008 Survey 13, Graduates of Adelaide Central School of Art, Central Gallery, SA
   
 
 
GRANTS, AWARDS, and SCHOLARSHIPS
2014

Sculpture Hire Program, Arts SA, SA
Australian Artists' Grant, NAVA, National
John Fries Award, Finalist, NSW
Sydney ArtMonth, 20/20 Event, Emerging Artist Award, Finalist, NSW

2013

Sanskriti Kendra Residency, Helpmann Academy, SA
Last Minute Presentation, Arts SA, SA

2012

Artspace Residency (Sydney), Helpmann Academy, SA

2010

New Work: Emerging, Australia Council, National

2009

Independent Makers and Presenters Program, Arts SA, SA

2008

Independent Makers and Presenters Program, Arts SA, SA
SAYAB project grant, Carclew, SA

 
 
 
Julia McInerney CV
BIOGRAPHY
1989 Born Adelaide  
2011 Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours), Adelaide Central School of Art
Current Lives and works in Adelaide
   
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015

Eden Eden Eden, with Tom Squires, MOP Projects, Sydney (forthcoming)
Nightlung, Constance ARI, Hobart

2013

The Animal, Bus Projects, Melbourne
The Meadow, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia Project Space
White Air Anatomy, FELTspace

2012 Pome, in collaboration with Tom Squires, Odradek, The Australian Experimental Art Foundation
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 Daughters of Chaos, Deleuze Studies International Conference, Konstfack, University College of Arts and Crafts, Stockholm, Sweden (forthcoming)
CACSA Contemporary 2015, GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
2014

Grid Festival: Public Art Project, curated by Grid Projects
On the Steps, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide

2012 Weathers (more than one at the same point and the same time), SIM Gallery, Iceland
Northern Projects, SIM gallery, Iceland
Disappearance, Paper, String, Plastic, Adelaide
2011 Emergence, Adelaide Central School of Art Graduate Exhibition
 
 
GRANTS, AWARDS and SCHOLARSHIPS
2014

Helpmann Academy Artspace Residency
Helpmann Academy Project Grant round I and II
Art Start, Australian Council of the Arts
NAVA Sainsbury Sculpture Grant

2013

Helpmann Academy Project Grant
Creative Young Stars Grant
Carclew Project and Development Grant
Helpmann Academy Artist in Residence at Fontanelle Studios

2012 Carclew Project and Development Grant
 
 
Mary-Jean Richardson CV
BIOGRAPHY
1964 Born Adelaide  
1999 New York Studio School Drawing Marathon
2000 Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours), Adelaide Central School of Art
2007-09 Lecturer, SA School of Art, University of South Australia
2008-10 Masters by Research, SA School of Art, University of South Australia
Current Lecturer, Adelaide Central School of Art
   
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 Deadpan, Fontanelle Gallery, Adelaide
2011 Feeling the way, Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide
2010

Underground, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

2008

Parkland, Johnston Gallery, Perth
New Paintings, SoMA Gallery, Adelaide

2006 Frontier drifters, Johnston Gallery, Perth
2005 Crush Me, Central Gallery, Adelaide
2002 Familiar, Studio 91b, Adelaide
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 CACSA Contemporary 2015, GAGPROJECTS, Adelaide
Political Emotions, Fontanelle gallery
2014 Dead or Alive, Adelaide Central School of Art
Through the Mirror Ball, BMG Gallery
2013 New Work: Bruce Reynolds & Mary-Jean Richardson, British School at Rome, Rome, Italy
Beyonce is a Feminist, Fontanelle Gallery
2012 The End of the World, Fontanelle Gallery
The Kick-Ass Painting Show, Fontanelle Gallery
CACSA@70 No.1, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
Sensation Seekers, Fontanelle Gallery
2011 Imagining Interiors, curated by Wendy Walker, Jam Factory, Adelaide
Crazy Fingers, SASA Gallery, University of South Australia
DOUBLE VISION, Adelaide Central Gallery
2010

Let me in, Format Festival, Adelaide
Heartlines, Fenn Place: 24 hr installation, South Australian School of Art
Hedgemaze, Prospect Gallery, Adelaide Fringe Festival

2009 Critical Generosity, Feltspace, Adelaide
2008 Strange Attractors, Liverpool St Gallery, University of South Australia
2007

Arts SA Curatorial program 2007-8
Shades of the Real, Central Gallery, Adelaide
True Portraits, Central Gallery, Adelaide
Hedgemaze, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide Intent, Queens Theatre Adelaide, Adelaide

2006

Kerdumba Drawing Award, Wentworth Falls, NSW
Ideal Worlds, Gaf Gallery, Port Adelaide

2005

Luminous 2, Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne
Represented Artists, Johnston Gallery, Perth

2004

Drawing Today, SALA/Country Arts SA Touring Exhibition
Pucker, The Institute, Port Adelaide, Adelaide Fringe Festival

2003

Eleven, SALA Festival, Cube Contemporary Art, Adelaide
Hatched, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth
HEAT, Noosa Regional Gallery, QLD
Adelaide Contemporary, Eva Breuer Gallery, Sydney

2002

The Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Melbourne Art Fair, Cube Contemporary Art, Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Pure, SALA Festival, Cube Contemporary Art, Adelaide
If love fits wear it.. twinBEE Studios, Adelaide Fringe Festival

2001

WHA, Level 52, M.L.C. Building, Sydney
Real Art!, Art Images Gallery, Adelaide
Figures and Flesh, Art Images Gallery, Adelaide

2000 Comfort Pie, 220 Hindley St., Adelaide presents duckylip, FAD Gallery, Adelaide Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, Adelaide Post, Graduate Exhibition, Adelaide Central Gallery
 
 
COLLECTIONS

Artbank, Sydney
St Peters College, Adelaide
Wilderness School, Adelaide
Private collections national and international

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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