Oct
19
to Nov 11

James Lieutenant + Kate Vassallo - Old Eagle

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OLD EAGLE                                                                                     

JAMES LIEUTENANT + KATE VASSALLO
19 October - 11 November 2017

EXHIBITION OPENING: 6pm Thursday 19 October 2017
ARTIST TALK: 2pm Saturday 11 November 2017

Vassallo + Lieutenant have worked collaboratively together since 2013 while sustaining their own individual art practices. At the heart of their collaboration, and this exhibition, is an interrogation of art making itself. Vassallo and Lieutenant highlight the act of making, labour, rules, hierarchies and the restrictions of the art world, including the act of collaboration. Over the last 7 years, James Lieutenant has been individually experimenting, constructing and perfecting a his unique screen-print process. Using layering to build up a foggy haze of colour, each screen-print is a heavily laboured object. The surface of his artworks becomes crucial to their reading. The materiality is often unclear, his paintings look like screen-prints and his screen-prints look like paintings.

Kate Vassallo’s individual artworks explore themes of optics, repetition, scientific/mathematical imagery and artistic process. Whether working with photography, drawing, video or installation, her practice always returns to process-orientated repetition. Old Eagle marks the first time Vassallo has exhibited screen-printed artworks.

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IN RESIDENCE '16
Aug
26
to Sep 16

IN RESIDENCE '16

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26 AUGUST - 16 SEPTEMBER
2016 ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

BRUNO VANDENBERGHE (BELGIUM)
ELLIS HUTCH + JESSICA ANDERSON (ACT + USA)
GEOFF FARQUAR-STILL (ACT)
S. A. ADAIR (ACT)
SURYA BAJRACHARYA (ACT REGION)
TRENT WALTER (VIC)

IN RESIDENCE 16'  is an exhibition showcasing work produced by the 2016 Megalo artists-in-residence. The exhibition includes works completed during the residency and works developed since that time.

Each year Megalo Print Studio + Gallery selects three local, one national
and one international artist to undertake a residency in our professional printmaking studios. Each artist is awarded four to six weeks studio access, a living and materials stipend and accommodation (national, international).

Megalo’s highly competitive artist-in-residence program allows artist’s the time, studio equipment and access to technical expertise to realise new projects and experiment with printmaking techniques.

 

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Aug
3
5:30 PM17:30

Jimmy Langer - Retrograde

JIMMY LANGER
RETROGRADE

THURSDAY 3 AUGUST 2017
5.30PM Artist Talk
6.30PM  Exhibition Opening  

EXHIBITION DATES: 
29 July -  19 August 2017  


RETROGRADE is an exhibition of new work by Melbourne based artist JImmy Langer. This dynamic exhibition has come about as a direct result of a four-week residency undertaken at Megalo in June this year, and in many ways represents the culmination of his recent practice that has delved tentatively into a digital method. Langer combines screen prints on paper and transparent acrylic sheets to form solid, tangible surfaces, manifesting the information he has generated in labourous digital reproduction and pixel manipulation. 

The term ‘retrograde’ implies not so much a reversal as a turning-back on itself. Though I have manifested this abstractly, I have used the idea of retrograde movement to show that things can appear to the eye to be turning and diverting, when in fact it is an illusion of the dual orbits of the observer, the orbiter, and the thing that both are orbiting. All things that are illusory but measurable. Observable hidden incidents creating a whole. Things move in a way that seems counter intuitive and and skewiff, but at some level there is a theoretic truth that captures the reasons for the illusion.

The digital origins of these prints is the product of a method that attempts to navigate and dismember the information that is embedded within an image. These are stimulated by environments, memory and iconography, and lend themselves to feelings of entropy and time.

 

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Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

Clare Jackson - This is not a Place

CLARE JACKSON
THIS IS NOT A PLACE

THURSDAY 6 JULY 2017
6PM  Exhibition Opening  

An exhibition of etchings exploring personal experience through depictions of reminscent yet constructed spaces

EXHIBITION DATES: 
1 -  22 July 2017  

Clare Jackson is a Canberra based visual artist working across mediums including printmaking, drawing and ceramics. ‘This is not a place’ is a collection of works inspired by culmination of recent artist residencies in Tartu, Estonia and Woy Woy Bay, NSW. 

Jackson’s practice is intrinsically linked to her interest in time, memory and the traces they leave on our surroundings. Each unfolding moment in time is a unique experience that imparts itself on us, while simultaneously resisting any attempt to grasp it. While there is continuity to these elements, they are also ever changing.

In 'This is not a place' Jackson explores these traces through intaglio printmaking techniques such as aquatint. She creates sophisticated pictorial landscapes of personal symbolic spaces such as architectural details, coastal suburbia at night and even space capsules landing on earth. Each image incorporates some element of her surroundings into a lexicon of mark making which acts as a narrative that is both fleeting and tangible. Her prints become the record of her attempts to communicate a personal history and the ways in which we experience place.

Read Jackson's IMPRINT interview here.

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May
11
5:30 PM17:30

Arone Meeks - Beyond the Blue: Unbroken

ARONE MEEKS
BEYOND THE BLUE: UNBROKEN

THURSDAY 11 MAY 2017
5.30PM Artist Talk
6.30PM  Exhibition Opening  

EXHIBITION DATES: 
6 -  27 May 2017  

Arone Meeks 'Beyond the Blue: Unbroken' is the culmination of a six week artist residency at Megalo Print Studio + Gallery generously supported by artsACT through their arts residency funding. During this residency Meeks has worked closely with the Megalo staff to produce a new suite of etchings and lithographs. The exhibition also includes a selection of monoprints, relief prints, lithographs and etchings produced throughout his career.

Arone Meeks is a kuku Midigi man currently based in Cairns. He creates works that speak to us of cross cultural connection, relationships, gender, traditional and modern spirituality and his environment. His extensive accomplishments achieved through study, residencies, commissions, community arts and public art certainly contribute to an outstanding career to date, which will only continue to grow given his passion and determination. His works are a testament not only to his skills and talents as a painter, sculptor and printmaker, but also to his wonderful sense for colour and design that allows his work to shine. Arone has also worked extensively in indigenous Sexual Health and in remote communities.

Read The Canberra Times review here.

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Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Pareidolia: Cloud Gazing

PAREIDOLIA: 
CLOUD GAZING

THURSDAY 16 MARCH 2017
6PM  Exhibition Opening  

Surya Bajracharya, Georgia Black, Waratah Lahy, Barbara McConchie, Peter McLean, Al Munro, Sandra Pitkin, Erica Seccombe, Ulrike Sturm, Jason Wing.

EXHIBITION DATES: 
11 March -  1 April 2017


Pareidolia (parr-i-doh-lee-a) is the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist. This exhibition explores the concept of pareidolia through cloud gazing from the unique perspective of these 10 accomplished print based artists.

Read The Canberra Times review here.

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Feb
25
2:00 PM14:00

Engage: Community Posters

ENGAGE: 
COMMUNITY POSTERS

SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2017
2PM  Exhibition Opening  

EXHIBITION DATES: 
11 March -  1 April 2017


In 2015 Megalo sought financial support to run three targeted community workshops in Screen Printed Posters and Design to coincide with Youth Homelessness, Reconciliation and Mental Health Weeks in 2016. We were overwhelmed with how quickly the funds were raised but not surprised at the enthusiasm of our generous donors.

This exhibition is the outcome of Megalo’s partnership with Youth Care Canberra, HandsOn Studio and Thunderstone Aboriginal and Land Management Services. The aim of the workshops was for the staff of Megalo to share their expertise and teach basic screen printing skills to individuals with no printmaking experience. 

We are extremely grateful that this project and exhibition was made possible by the Australian Cultural Fund and the generous donations to our fundraising campaign.

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