Looking for an injection of art inspiration for 2023? Want idea’s on getting your arts practice humming in this new year? Want to meet likeminded artists and see how you can take your arts practice into the digital realm?
Next Saturday 21st join us for a day of workshops, demonstrations and artist talks by 3 artists/groups. Byway Collective from the Gold Coast, Danish Quapoor Art from Townsville and The Ironing Maidens from Cairns will present and discuss and dissect their work selected for the 2022 SUPERCUT program by Outer Space.
This will be a small group experience where you can hear about the artists practice and process. The artists will also go through basic explanations of the technology, software and hardware utilised for the mediums including – digital photography, animation, projection mapping, instrument design and sound art.
Ask questions, glean ideas, start the year with an injection of art inspiration. Get in quick to book into this day as spaces are limited. Saturday 21st January, 10am – 4pm.
About the Artists:
BYWAY is an artist collective based on Kombumerri Country / Gold Coast. BYWAY was established upon the shared histories and experiences of three emerging artists living in regional Queensland. Our mission as culturally and linguistically diverse artists, is to shift the perspective of Australia as one constructed culture and identity. Working collaboratively within a lens-based and digital practice, our goal is to engage communities and create a platform for highlighting marginalised and under-represented voices.
Buzz Gardiner of the Byway Collective, is an Australian-Solomon Island Photographer with a focus on the Arts. Born and raised in Vanuatu – Buzz moved to the Gold Coast 16yrs ago, where he has lived on and off ever since. Buzzs’ images centre the Melanesian Diaspora.
Danish Quapoor is a multidisciplinary visual artist based on Gurambilbarra (Townsville). He works across drawings, illustrative paintings, ceramics, textiles, murals and animations. The artist predominantly employs flat colours and sparse compositions which unify these ostensibly disparate mediums. Balancing personal and familial dichotomies has been a consistent thread in the artist’s life and work. Quapoor has completed numerous solo, collaborative and group exhibitions and studio residencies throughout eastern Australia. He holds a Master of Arts & Cultural Management (University of Melbourne), a Bachelor of Creative Arts, Honours and a Bachelor of Visual Arts (with Distinction) (both University of Southern Queensland). He has works held in the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery collection and private collections in Australia, the USA and Germany. The artist is also a curator with interests in recontextualising collections and forging collaborations.
Patty Preece is a musician, electronic music producer and sound artist who works with hacked domestic objects to critically explore aesthetic and relational hierarchies at the intersection of sound, gender and technology. Preece’s practice spans performance, instrument design, production and most recently installation. This Cairns based artist creates performance ecosystems using discarded domestic steam irons, ironing boards, DIY sensors and electronics. Their live performances engage with augmented domestic objects, noise and the relationship of performer, instrument and context. Preece’s creative practice research explores themes of labour, instrument design, sonic cyberfeminisms and sound art.
Melania Jack is a queer, multiplatform artist working within digital art, projection, electronic music and performance platforms.Part of the multi-platform artist duo; The Ironing Maidens, a project which turns irons and ironing boards into electronic, musical instruments to explore themes of gender, domestic labour, supply chains and technology. Melania uses collaged projection sourced from archival footage to explore gender bias within exploitative labour practices, particularly within the domestic and technology areas. With a sense of irony and using familiar household items, the practice aims to deconstruct and question the gender binary and class norms.
What is SUPERCUT?
SUPERCUT is an Outer Space project supported by the Federal Government’s RISE (Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand) COVID recovery fund and is presented in partnership with Artspace Mackay and NorthSite Contemporary Arts, Cairns.
SUPERCUT is focused on creating more opportunities and connecting with regional artists, arts workers and communities throughout Queensland. The project showcases new works of more than forty Queensland practitioners on billboards across regional Queensland, in the Outer Space Window Gallery and in a series of curated online exhibitions.
Outer Space will also deliver a suite of workshop programs with our regional partners that will further support our arts communities in regional and rural centres throughout Queensland.
For information about the SUPERCUT billboards, window gallery exhibitions and workshops, please visit the Outer Space website. supercutouterspace.org/about