Join us on May 18, 7:00pm for Boxcopy’s Artist Relay series. Artists Chantal Fraser, Hannah Gartside and Parallel Park will discuss their art practices in dialogue with our current exhibition by Caroline Phillips.
The artists will come together for a thrilling relay discussion – questions will be thrown to each competitor for a critical race to the finish. Get your active wear on and prepare to cheer as we shoot the starting pistol for the first in a series of Artist Relays.
Chantal Fraser is a Samoan/Australian multi-media artist who is interested in the binary and ternary connotations of adornment and silhouette when presented in varying artistic contexts. Her work questions reader relevance by subverting the perpetual cultural and anthropological interpretations of the objects made. Fraser has exhibited nationally at various institutions such as QAGOMA, Artbank Sydney, QUT Art Museum, Casula Powerhouse, Artereal Gallery and Alcaston Gallery. Fraser has also been included in exhibitions internationally at renowned institutions in Los Angeles, Paris, Wellington and the Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Nouméa
Hannah Gartside is a visual artist based in Naarm/Melbourne who works across sculpture, installation and photography. Her work is characterised by its energy of unashamed tenderness, joy and vulnerability. Gartside collects textile detritus from past and present material culture. She transforms these materials using methods such as sewing, wet-felting, patchwork quilting and costume-making. Her practice is concerned with feminism, material culture, consumerism, and personal experiences of sex and intimacy, longing and bereavement. Through her work, Gartside seeks to provide comforting space for the viewer’s embarrassments, confusions and hopes.
Parallel Park is the collaborative art practice between Brisbane-based artists Holly Bates and Tayla Jay Haggarty. The focus of the collaboration is concentrated on playfully exploring the external influences that impact lesbian sexuality and the intricacies of the artist’s romantic relationship. The collaboration heavily employs play as process, which takes form through found objects, performance, video and installation. The engagement with play and spontaneity allows for both practices to weave into the making process, resulting in erotically and humorously charged works that contain a strong sense of duality. The duo has worked collaboratively for three years, exhibiting works at various spaces nationally.
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