Ccurated by Winsome Jobling and Mats Undén
Launch: Friday 4 March 6-8pm with performative print by Mats Undén
As the Print Council of Australia (PCA) celebrates its 50th year, NCCA is giving over galleries 1 and 2 and the Boxset to priNT: a representative exhibition of printmaking from across the Northern Territory over the last 10 years.
Jobling explains, “This exhibition will show the diversity and depth of the work of over 20 artists mostly working from home studios… We have tried to choose works that fulfil the PCA advocacy of promoting prints and printmakers, works on paper, artists’ books and zines and collecting art on paper… I have especially chosen works that are experimental and challenge the conventional view of the print.”
priNT focuses on large-scale, 3D and highly experimental works from both indigenous and non-indigenous artists including:
Rob Brown, Franck Gohier, Jacqueline Gribben, Gadaman Gurruwiwi, Mikey Gurruwiwi, Colin Holt, Winsome Jobling, Glynnis Lee, Chips Mackinolty, Barrata Marika, Munuy’ngu Marika, Tara McDonald, Anne McMaster, Jemma Petch, Mamburra Raymond, Therese Ritchie, Merran Sierakowski, Neridah Stockley, Kerrie Taylor, Mats Undén, Gurmarrwuy Yunupingu, Nena Zanos.
Winsome Jobling has exhibited both nationally and internationally since 1990. Solo shows include: Earthworks, Nomad Gallery, Darwin; Winsome Paper, Kawing project exhibitions at the National University in Manila and Baguio, Philippines; Journal, IAPMA Congress Flinders University, Adelaide. Selected Group exhibitions include: Sofia International Paper Art Biennial, Bulgaria; Watermarks, IAPMA Conference Exhibition, Fabriano, Italy; Botanica 1, Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre, Katherine; Fibre Face 3, Jogjakarta, Indonesia. In 2008 Jobling received a Churchill Fellowship researching Handmade Paper for Printmaking.
Mats Undén has over 20 years’ experience working as a professional printmaker, collaborating with artists both nationally and internationally. Undén is also a practicing sound artist, researching the relation between sound, moves and mark-making.
Launch: Friday 4 March 6-8pm
Melbourne-based artist Cate Consandine interrogates the Australian postcolonial in her film-based work Cut Colony (2012). Consandine explores in this work the relationship between subjects and unforgiving landscapes as physical expressions of psychological states. Both the clay pans and desert lakes of outback New South Wales set the stage for both awkward and assertive interactions between the subject and the environment; tense performances that both invoke and consider binaries of wet/dry, masculine/feminine, stillness/movement, open/contained, composed and uneasy.
Consandine explains, “The relationship that I have as a white Australian in this country to something that’s unnerving, unsettling about these expansive interior landscapes which for someone who’s living in Melbourne and kind of existing on the fringes of this continent… still finds it hard to reconcile herself with, as I think many Australians find it hard to reconcile themselves with their relationship to the Australian landscape and these central desert areas.”
Cut Colony will show in the Screen Room at NCCA from 27 February to 26 March.
Cate Consandine works across a wide range of formal and discursive mediums, including sculpture and spatial practice, video and performance. Her research interrogates the body in the Australian landscape, and its condition in relation to the physiological and psychoanalytic elaborations of space and its emotion.
Consandine has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1999. Solo exhibitions include Candy Cane at Gertrude Contemporary 2006, Cold Cut, Eye-Stalk at Heide Museum of Modern Art 2006, Colony at Sarah Scout Presents 2010, and Cut Colony, at the Contemporary Projects Gallery, Art Gallery of NSW 2012. Consandine has presented major collaborative projects including Wayfinder at Conical with Sound Designer Nick Murray 2003, The Missing at Conical with Stephen Garrett 2011, and the set design for In-Finite, a choreographic work by Joshua Consandine presented as part of the Australian Ballet’s Bodytorque Season, Sydney Theatre Warf 2013. Curated exhibitions include Without Words: Photography and Emotion at the (CCP) Centre for Contemporary Photography 2011. International exhibitions include LOOP 08 at the International Festival & Fair for Video Art in Barcelona 2008, Contemporary Australian Video at the (ICA) Institute of Contemporary Arts in London 2008, Bibibibodibiboo Exposition international d’art actuel, Biennale of Art in Reunion Island 2009 and in 2014, Vertigo, an Asialink Arts and BLINDSIDE touring exhibition staged at Galeri Soemardja in Indonesia, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Taiwan, and the POSCO Art Gallery in South Korea. In 2002-2004 Consandine was the recipient of a Gertrude Studio Residency.
Cate Consandine is a Lecturer in Sculpture and Spatial Practice in the School of Art. She received a PhD from Monash University in 2015, and is currently represented by Sarah Scout in Melbourne.
Launch: Friday 4 March, 6-8pm
The party is over, the glitter has shaken off. The Bathroom Series is emerging artist Tara McDonald’s post-party 3am self-capture from her bathtub.
“The images represent the side of me that very few people see, a side of isolation, introspection and at times melancholy.”
The Bathroom Series, a photographic-based installation including images screenprinted onto fabric, will show in the NCCA Boxset from 27 February to 26 March.
Tara McDonald is an emerging artist working in photography and print. McDonald presents her work in the Boxset as part of her Highly Commended Award in the 2015 Art of Pride exhibition, Mayfair Gallery, Darwin, in association with the 2015 Darwin Pride Festival.