opening 6pm, Thursday 05/05/2011 Please note that there will be Artist talks on Saturday 21st at 3.30 pm
Image is: Emily Portmann, Hurry from the series Play Terrain
2007-2009, Lambda print, 100cm x 120cm
Edition of 6, Courtesy of the Artist
PLAY TERRAIN Emily Portmann
Emily Portmann’s photographic series Play Terrain, photographed out on Cockatoo Island in Sydney, explores notions of role play, environment and self portraiture. As a self portrait artist Portmann’s interests lie in the body, exploring how we convey our emotional and psychological states of being through our subconscious body language.
Photographing herself as multiples within various scenarios and settings, the figures enact out situations and scenarios, responding to and against each other within the abandoned and uncertain terrain around them. The work explores our subconscious movements, heightened responses to flight or fight anxieties and the constantly shifting relationship we hold with the self.
Emily Portmann is a Sydney based artist working with self portaiture and multiple figures as an external projection of our internal being and mental, emotional landscapes. Portmann graduated from the National Art School with Honours in 2005 and has exhibited around Australia in both solo and group shows. Winner of the 2008 Olive Cotton Photographic Portrait Prize, Portmann has also been published in Hijacked Australia and America.
This show is part of Head On Photo Festival 2011
Image: Bababa International, Problem World Publicity Image 2011
Pencil, Pen, Grid Paper Notebook, 25.5 x 18 cm
Courtesy of the Artist's Notebook
New Movement Bababa International
This is a show about movement, trying to look at the world from a different point of view, and progress.
As a part of the show there will be a number of workshops in which we try to do something that we have no idea how to do: make shoes. You are invited to participate in this process.
The details of the workshop are as follows:
7/5/2011: 12pm - 6pm
8/5/2011: Meet at MOP at 12pm
15/5/2011: 12pm - 6pm
Meet at MOP at 12pm
22/5/2011: 12pm - 6pm
Meet at MOP at 12pm
We will provide materials, tools and light refreshments but please feel free to bring along anything that you think is relevant or that could be used to make shoes.
You can RSVP by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to just turn up on the day also
MOP Projects is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
Image: Wayde Owen, The Shape I'm in, 2011
Ink and oil on paper with found frame and handmade wooden structure,
70cm x 60cm, Courtesy of the artist and Flinders Street Gallery Sydney.
GALLERY 2 The Shape I'm In Wayde Owen
Wayde Owen is an Australian artist who works in painting, drawing and sculpture. Owen studied Visual Art (Fine Art) from the Southbank Institute of Technology Brisbane from 2005-08 and completed a Master painting class from the National Art School Sydney in 2009. He also studied a Bachelor of Arts from Curtin University of Technology Perth 2009-10. In 2005 Owen was awarded the prestigious Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Commended by The Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Prize and Highly Commended by The National Churchie Emerging Art Award 2006. He has exhibited regularly in Australia since 2005 including 10 solo exhibitions. He has twice been the recipient of grants from Arts Queensland and has completed residencies in Paris and Madrid. He is currently represented by Flinders Street Gallery in Sydney.