Tuesday 12 November, 6PM -8PM
- When 12 Nov - 16 Nov 2019
EG01, CNR OXFORD ST & GREENS RD, PADDINGTON NSW 2021
WED TO FRI 11AM-6PM, SAT 11AM-4PM
+61 2 8936 0798
Opening: Tuesday 12 November 2019, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Exhibition: 13 - 16 November 2019
Undisciplined combines the physical research which has informed the projects of five members of UNSW Art and Design's 2019 honours cohort. Upon approaching the honours year, we were invited to shrug off the constricting safety net afforded by our area of discipline. Although this turn away from medium has been invaluable in allowing us to explore possible avenues for our projects, a return to discipline has manifested in all our practices and has proven essential to developing a robust research methodology. This exhibition places recent iterations of our research projects alongside some of the making strategies which continue to inform our final bodies of work. Through this positioning, we offer an extension of the discursive environment inherent to the honours studio spaces.
About the artists:
Cal Agnew is a Sydney based artist and designer who works across object, installation and print. Agnew's practice centers around an autoethnographic approach, drawing on the artists lived experience as a queer person to engage with a wider, and often political, discourse. Within a western neoliberal context, Agnew's recent installations attempt to offer up a queer spatiality for the re-thinking of urban environments and their politics. The contents of these spatial works are largely influenced by Sydney public transit spaces and the objects within them which are used to control bodies.
Lisa Dwyer is a Sydney based artist who works with the collection and reconfiguration of dormant memories related to materials and sites of construction. Through the recording of social exchanges of conversation, she focuses on the trigger of material construction objects and sites of occurrence as entry points into the investigation of, and response to, memory, through a multidisciplinary installation art practice.
I like things that spark my joy and I make things that spark my joy. My name is Rumpa Paweenpongpat and I am a hoarder.
Patrick McDavitt is a Sydney based artist working on Gadigal land who works in ceramics and mixed media in an experimental, practice driven approach. His work investigates sexuality, cruising, identity politics, awkwardness, shame and pleasure. His work has been exhibited in OPENING at Flow studios and Heirlooms for Mutant Children at Kudos Gallery. He is currently completing his Honours in Fine Arts at UNSW Art and Design.
Joshua Reeves is an interdisciplinary Sydney based artist working across object collection, photography, writings, drawing, ceramics and sculpture. He uses an expanded sculpture practise to address the materiality of trauma, humour and everyday life within a western lower middle class context. Making work with direct reference to his own lived experience he unpacks moments of traumatic affect and re-formulates them into objects and installations.
AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.