in between spaces

Moving around

The chair was was originally on the nature strip when the stencil was applied. Then it disappeared for a short time only to reappear in the front garden.

“Glad to see you like my stencil” J said to the neighbour who had lived in the street for 9 years but had assiduously avoided all neighbourly overtures including eye contact.

“Oh,oh” she replied “Did you do that ? – I was trying to get rid of a chair and instead I get this….I was overjoyed…..I have to give you hug”, and proceeded to embrace a neighbour she had so successfully ignored for nearly a decade.

Another outing


A different version of Cusp will be exhibited at the Substation

Also exhibiting in the same season: Bonnie Lane, Brendan Lee, Dead Pan, Tully Moore, Julie Shiels, Kate Daw, Luke Pithe

30 July – 22 August
Opening night – 6.00pm to 8.00pm on Friday 30 July

1 Market Street
Victoria 3015

Gallery opening hours
Thursday – Friday | 12.00pm – 7.00pm
Saturday – Sunday | 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Cusp – unconscious narratives of the surgical intervention






Cusp:installation views
Photo credits: Images 1and 2 Christian Capurro
Image 3: Julie Shiels

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Project Space/Spare Room
23-27 Cardigan St, Carlton
Friday 4 – Friday 25 June

Launched by Jason Smith – CEO and Director, Heidi Museum of Modern Art
Thursday 3 June 5.30 – 7.30pm

When a person undergoes a surgical procedure the operation is booked, the risks are assessed and the date anticipated. On the day, the body is prepped and dressed in a special gown but as consciousness slips away, the actual event becomes a void. The only memories of the experience are the ones that sit either side of that empty space.

Cusp materialises this void in memory by casting the empty space in packaging that once held surgical implements and devices used in the operating theatre.

Some of the cast objects look like alien weapons or contraptions from sci-fi movies. Others resemble probes used to pierce and penetrate the body in a gothic chamber of horrors. Will future archaeologist or anthropologists sift through our ruins and exclaim at our barbarity? Or will they marvel at the extraordinary ingenuity and careful management of the suffering associated with illness and disease in our time. Click here for the PDF catalogue