28 March - 14 April 2013
Opening 6pm Thursday 28 March
Image: Deb Mansfield, 'The Armchair Traveller (two-seater)' 2013
Photographic-tapestry, reproduction Louis settee
Approx. (L) 150cm (H) 85cm (D) 70cm
Photographic document by: Deb Mansfield
The Armchair Traveller Deb Mansfield
Deb Mansfield has developed a new body of work that looks at the armchair traveller’s desire for remote coastlines. Mansfield brings together a domestic-littoral symbiosis by upholstering photographic-tapestries into a 19th century replica chaise-lounge, as well as using the backyard to stage constructs – presented as mural photographs. The Armchair Traveller is an accumulation of several years of research, supported by two artist residencies: Tasmania (Summer, 2009) and Newfoundland (Winter, 2012) and an APA scholarship for a Masters by Research at the College of Fine Arts (UNSW).
Deb Mansfield is a Sydney based, photomedia artist whose research has predominantly focused on littoral geographies: the place where land meets sea. As such, an important part of Mansfield’s research has been travelling to specific littoral regions i.e. Louisiana, Tasmania, Newfoundland and South Africa. She has completed several artist residencies both locally and abroad, been the recipient of several awards and public art commissions, alongside exhibiting consistently since 2000. Mansfield has been lecturing in photomedia since 2006 at the Queensland College of Art (Griffith University) and the College of Fine Arts (University of New South Wales) respectively.
MOP Projects is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
Image: Tully Simon Moore, Jungle Boogie’, oil on canvas, 167 x 108cm
Fools Gold Tully Simon Moore
The series of painting’s for Fools Gold use ‘fabric’ as a starting point to create an image. The emulation of found fabric, inane graffiti, patches and objects overlay one another to create a body of work that looks at how such material links to how we perceive ourselves through branding or patterning, whether that be through a form of camouflage or to use design to create motif’s that link oneself to a particular movement or status. The paintings use various systems of symbols consisting of labels, pictograms and colors as a means of explaining specific structures relating to either place or historical themes.
Tully Moore is a Melbourne-based artist whose practice is primarily based around an urban theme. In 2008 Moore completed his Honours in Fine Art at the VCA. He has exhibited at ARI's Westspace, Hell Gallery, FirstDraft and TCB. Moore was also the recipient of the John Vickery Scholarship and the Roger Kemp Memorial Prize in 2007 whilst studying at VCA and in 2011 was a recipient of the Australia Council Residency (Liverpool, UK). His work is in various private collections in Australia and the UK as well as the Artbank Collection. Tully Moore is represented by John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne