Creative Places : Curating Opportunity in Communities
Tim Jones and Jason Roberts are two people who have walked the walk in place-making. Tim coined the term ‘creative place-making’ and is in demand all over the world for his experience with using the arts to transform cities and communities. Jason is the founder of the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, Dallas, and the original Better Block Project, an organisation which takes blighted blocks with vacant properties and transforms them with temporary pop-up businesses, bike lanes, seating and landscaping.
Painting Power | Ritual, Art & Land
The relationship between the power of nature and the energy of ritual traditions is explored in these potent artworks by Aboriginal artists living in remote Australia. Their vivid canvases evoke rain making rituals, ancestral narratives, the connection to stars and moon and how they feature in traditional land management practices. Exhibition opening Friday, 5th May, 6-8pm at The Goods Shed.
Builded Remnants | Berndnaut Smilde
Builded Remnants is an exhibition by Berndnaut Smilde capturing moments of revelation throughout Western Australia. Premiering at The Goods Shed on Thursday 6th July, 2017, Builded Remnants presents the outcomes of a residency throughout the State’s Pilbara, South West and metropolitan regions by the internationally celebrated Dutch artist in 2016.
Consuelo Cavaniglia & Penny Coss – Regional Residency Program.
Though engaged with two different mediums, mid-career artists Consuelo Cavaniglia and Penny Coss share an interest in evoking ephemeral states and transitory environmental phenomena in their works. FORM has invited both artists to undertake a residency in the Pilbara and immerse themselves in landscape that is almost hallucinatory in its harsh beauty and extremes of climate and light. Outcomes of their research will show at The Goods Shed in 2017.
Pilar Mata Dupont (Netherlands/Aus) – Regional Residency Program
Multidisciplinary artist Pilar Mata Dupont established her practices in Western Australia before leaving to forge a formidable international career.
Mischer’Traxler (Austria) & Berndnaut Smilde (Netherlands) – Regional Residency Program.
Mischer’Traxler create evocative interactive installations that highlight the fragility of nature and question humankind’s relationship to it, while Smilde looks to evoke transitory natural phenomena in the tradition of European Romanticism.