Monday, September 16, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Artist Talk: BRIGHT LIGHTS, SMALL CITY

ANNA DUNNILL
Flowers, Guns, Water (2011)
graphite & collage on found paper
29 x 21cm

As a part of BRIGHT LIGHTS, SMALL CITY, Buratti Fine Art will be hosting two Saturday afternoon artist talks. 

The first will be an informal panel discussion about the artist-run culture in Perth, taking place at 12pm on the 21st September.

Panel Discussion: What's the deal with ARIs?

Loads of artist-run initiatives have popped up in Perth in the last year or so. What exactly are they and what do they bring to the local arts industry? What is it like to work with/for one? Advice for young artists just starting out. The pros and cons of ARIs vs traditional art galleries. How do you get involved or find representation as an artist? What does it means to be an emerging artist in WA and what part do galleries or studios play within this as a whole?

We will be encouraging participation from the audience, and will accept questions and thoughts from anyone attending the talk. The panel itself will feature local creatives and ARI directors - including several BRIGHT LIGHTS, SMALL CITY exhibiting artists.

Speakers:

Anna Dunnill (Paper Mountain)
Sarah Rowbottam
Shannon Williamson
Claire Bushby
Alina + Danni (Shiritori Press)
Jessie Mitchell
Dan Bourke
Dale Buckley (Moana Project Space)


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Thursday, September 5, 2013

BRIGHT LIGHTS, SMALL CITY

OPENING THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 6PM



A showcase of contemporary art from early-career creatives in Western Australia, Bright Lights, Small City celebrates emerging talent from our isolated state. All hailing from the sunny west coast, these artists debunk the myth that you need to move east to make a name for yourself in the Australian art world.

The exhibition will unveil new works by painters, photographers, filmmakers, sculptors and mixed media artists. This eclectic collection includes a large marble installation from Lauren Ravi, new work from local street artist Amok Island and skyscapes from Perth photographer Lisa Kyle. The experience on show is mixed, but of a consistently high quality. First time exhibitors like Mimi Cho and Kyle Prentice will be displayed among Perth’s best creative exports such as Jackson Eaton and Thea Costantino.

Brought together by young curator Karys McEwen, the exhibition fills a midway gap between traditional art galleries and younger artist-run initiatives. “By giving emerging artists the opportunity to exhibit their work in an established gallery setting, this showcase allows young creatives to connect with each other and potential buyers,” she says. “The more support artists receive in Perth, the more the art industry is likely grow in this small city. In its own humble way, Bright Lights, Small City aims to achieve just that.”


EXHIBITING ARTISTS
AMOK ISLAND, HANNAH JONES, CLAIRE BUSHBY, COURTNEY ILLFIELD, CLARE DAVIES, CHERISH MARRINGTON, W J FERRIER, MIMI CHO, CLAIRE MARTIN, LISA KYLE, KIMBERLEY PACE, CHLOE TINE, KATE JARMAN, NINA JUNIPER, ANYA BROCK, JACKSON EATON, ZOE BARRY, ANNA DUNNILL, KYLE PRENTICE, LAUREN RAVI
, CLAIRE CANHAM, BEN RODIN, LUISA HANSAL, ELIZABETH MARPOLE, EMMA MCPIKE, JUSTIN GRIFFITHS, JOANNA SULKOWSKI, TOM BLAKE, 
DALE BUCKLEY, THEA COSTANTINO, RACHELLE DUSTING
, SARAH ROWBOTTAM, LIAM DEE
, ALEX, RENAE COLES, SHANNON WILLIAMSON


EXHIBITION 20 September - 12 October

Wednesday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Sat 11am - 4pm

ARTIST TALKS Saturday 21 September 12pm and Saturday 5 October 3pm


Curator and artists available for interview.
For more information, high res image requests or a full list of works, please contact:

Karys McEwen

kmcewen@buratti.com.au

08 9433 6369 / 0404 445 463

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Peek-a-Boo Gallery: Frig it's Cold


FRIG IT'S COLD
Peek-a-Boo Gallery, Gotham Studios
Thursday 1 August - Saturday 31 August

Curated by Kate Koivisto Wheeler

Ends this Saturday, last day of winter 2013 

Exhibiting:
Gotham Studios artists: Mel Dare, Luisa Hansal, Kate Koivisto Wheeler, Kate Leslie, Clare McFarlane, Richard Munsie, Emily ten Raa, Vyonne Walker. Invited artists: Zoe Barry, Claire Bushby, Claire Canham, Neil O'Connor.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Camelia tells us stories and sometimes we listen



Camelia tells us stories and sometimes we listen
Improvational performance by Clare Nina Norelli in response to film by Claire Bushby
Length: 8 mins

25 August 2013
For the Picture Book #3 dotdotdash Fundraiser
Photographer: Emiko Watanabe


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Fripple Cluster


FRIG IT'S COLD
Peek-a-Boo Gallery, Gotham Studios
Thursday 1 August - Saturday 31 August 2013

Fripple Cluster, Claire Bushby, 2013, cotton, 9 x 16.5 x 4cm, $20.



Thursday, November 29, 2012

If you think it is better to try stealing the painting now, turn to page 16.




Temporary installation by Claire² outside The Ward Studios.
590 Newcastle Street, Leederville, WA.

Claire² were asked by Artsource to create temporary artwork to attract attention from the Newcastle/Loftus Street frontage of The Ward Studios for an open day held on the 25th of November. This work is to be on display for as long as it stays in place (depending on the durability of materials, weather and possible theft!)

This work includes large hand coloured grids, alphabetised movable location points, QR and Morse Code and a six metre vinyl digital print.



As in their previous “Txt Msg” project, for this work Claire² continues to explore coded language and utilise the digital aesthetic of pixilation and gridded networks while drawing comparisons to the patterns used in textile production. Hand coloured grid panels blend traditional embroidery sampler text/iconography with text based emoticons and the abbreviated language of internet slang.

The six metre vinyl digital print is layered with a map of the local area sourced from Google maps, a historical hand drawn map (courtesy of the City of Vincent Local History Centre) and a computer generated cross stitch pattern, based on the Leederville Google maps image.



A location pointer alphabet populates the garden, referencing the “pins” on Google maps. These location points are movable and we encourage people to change the arrangement of these points. So next time you are driving by feel free to stop and play with the red alphabet points.

Words by Claire² = Bushby + Canham

Claire² would like to acknowledge the generous support of Fitzgerald Photo Imaging, North Perth.


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