Sunday, 25 November 2012

Event | In Conversation


In addition to the solo exhibition "Viewing Platforms" opening this Thursday, at Edmund Pearce there will also be an informal "In Conversation" between Kristian Haggblom and Louis Porter on Saturday, December 1 from 2pm. 

This is a good chance for people to further understand the work in the exhibition and other projects through Haggblom and Porter's dialogue and there will be opportunity for questions from the audience. For more information on the exhibition visit:

In Conversation Haggblom & Porter
Viewing Platforms
December 1, 2pm
Exhibition runs Nov 28 - Dec 15

Edmund Pearce Gallery
Level 2, Nicholas Building
37 Swanston St.

The gallery would appreciate if people RSVP through their Facebook event.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Intervals | Kerry Sylvia

Kerryn Sylvia, Untitled 2012, Polardroid Duratran in lightbox with coloured mount board, 29cm x 21cm

‘On the one hand shadow is opposite to light, and on the other, the very image of fleeting,mutable things...’

“The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols” (Jean Chevalier, Alain Gheerbrant & John Buchanan-Brown (translator))

This month at Wallflower we have the pleasure of presenting Intervals from Mildura based artist and educator, Kerryn Sylvia. Her work is informed by an interest in family, memory and the found object and her practice involves combining a range of materials and methods. It is well worth dropping by the gallery to see the pieces but for those with geographical constraints we will be releasing a series of the images from the show via the blog.

"Many of the images for Intervals started their journey as an artist’s book titled Memories from Under the Kitchen Table. These images were collected from the houses my parents built; one that was up for sale early last year (which afforded me the chance to return to the place after thirty years), and the other which I lived in during my adolescence (and impulsively collected a 36 exposure roll of 35mm film from as a last parting gesture as we were moving out in the 1990’s). These photographs have then been further manipulated to resemble images from another era using Poladroid, a free downloadable Internet program. This sets up an interesting dialogue between past and present image-making technologies..." - Kerryn Sylvia

Kerryn Sylvia completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours in 2011 and was the recipient of the prestigious Rod Fyffe Award for the most outstanding La Trobe University Visual Arts Honours student. She works across several mediums that include sculpture, photography and installation/painting. Sylvia has exhibited locally and nationally including the Mildura Palimpsest Biennale and CLIP Award at the Perth Centre for Photography.

Kerryn's artist book: Memories from Under the Kitchen Table are $45.00 each through the gallery and also available as a free iPad download.

Kerryn Sylvia, Untitled 2012, Polardroid Duratran in lightbox with coloured mount board, 29cm x 21cm

Intervals by Kerryn Sylvia and the accompanying exhibition Hold from Kirbi Kenniwell will be at Wallflower until December 14. 

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Invitation | Viewing Platforms

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to Viewing Platforms, a solo exhibition from Wallflowers' curator, Kristian Haggblom at Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne. The show opens November 29 from 6-8pm with an 'artist in conversation' with Louis Porter on December 1st at 2pm

Viewing Platforms is a photographic investigation of the relationships that are played out in the Australian landscape between people, places and the environment and the subsequent interaction of society, space and nature. In order to do this, photographic documentation is produced at remote touristscapes and the in-between places that are connected to the uniquely Australian long distances to “journey” to these locations. The photographs in this exhibition include some of the encounters Haggblom has experienced on these journeys; a note seeking a lost dog on the back of a Carlton Draught box at a Northern Territory rest stop, a Crewdson-like mysterious circle at the foot of a slag pile in Broken Hill and a peeling wall vinyl on the window of a Mildura camping store of Scandinavian-looking backpackers pointing at a car park. Visually and conceptually, within these spaces of transience and awe the tourist infrastructure that is physically imposed over particular landscapes is considered a “stage” for, not only visitors, but also guides and other tourist industry workers. The imagery depicts how the landscape is contained for consumption and is captured from within the performance of tourism. 

Here is a preview from Art Guide Australia's November/December issue by Dan Rule:

Art Guide Australia Nov/Dec 2012 by Dan Rule.

Viewing Platforms will run from November 28 - December 15
Edmund Pearce Gallery is located on Level 2, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 11-5