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A Space Between: Confess Collective
July 31 @ 6:00 PM - August 28 @ 5:00 PM
UPSTAIRS GALLERY EXHIBITION
Opening Wednesday 31st July 6PM – 8PM
Running until the 28th August 2019
Confess Collective features artists: Rhianna Chillingworth, Teagan Crouch, Katie Gray, Caitlin Horrocks and Rachel Holland.
Confess Collective presents to you ‘A Space Between’, hosted by Courthouse Youth Centre. Embarking on independent endeavours post graduation, the band of five emerging female artists unite again to exhibit collectively. The Melbourne artists’, although separate in their art practices, express a common thread within each of their works; spaces between. Conceptually each artist toggles with the idea of grey areas in life, thought and places. All seek to express a space between one state and another, express the human condition and existential turmoil that comes when walking the line between one reality and another.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Rhianna Chillingworth is a multi-disciplinary artist whose deep interrogation of copper weaving has led to a committed and enduring process-based practice. Chillingworth unpacks hidden repetition, line and rhythmic tension through the exploration of contemporary weaving, painting and printmaking. Her work explores themes of intensities and flows and material process which often spark conversations surrounding time and the value of making. Chillingworth has exhibited in Melbourne and regionally at Lindberg Gallery, Louis Joel Gallery Altona, CourtHouse Youth Arts at Portarlington Mill and the Yarra Sculpture Gallery. In addition, Chillingworth has collaborated with Brigit Heller and
Rachel Holland in From Nature held at Gasworks Art Park. She is also a founding member of the emerging female collective CONFESS and is a committee board member for the Contemporary Sculptures Association Victoria.
Teagan Crouch is a painter who works in portraiture. Her work explores themes of hauntology and faciality in order to inspire a sense of empathy towards her subjects. Describing her medium as ‘kind’ she believes paint has a unique, tangible language that can
convey a deeper understanding of her subjects. Teagan studied a BA of Design (Visual Arts Major) at LCI Melbourne and is a founding member of Confess Collective. She’s in numerous group shows such as Lindberg Gallery, Portarlington Mill, Umberto’s and LCI
Katie Gray’s practice acts as an uncanny expression of curiosities and queries, through an obsessive observation and wonder of the surrounding world. Enraptured by creating, Gray’s work is compulsively focused, often aiming to convey a narrative or concept through a magnitude of carefully considered elements within each of her works. Her creative process often emerges in the form of writings, miniature constructs, illustrative diagrams and surreal stop-motion animations. Gray is constantly pushing her boundaries of vulnerability and finding strength in examining the fragility of existence. The internal private-self and the external public-self are often collided in strange and whimsical explorations, as both an introspective and espied form of story telling to navigate, share and reconnect to society.
Caitlin Horrocks is an emerging, multi-disciplinary artist based in Geelong, Victoria. Her practice shows the clinical and governmental self-monitoring nature of modernity. She often challenges her audience to think more deeply about how they are perceiving themselves and the world around them. Caitlin is a founding member of the CONFESS collective and has exhibited in local and regional galleries such as Lindberg Gallery, Powerhouse Geelong, LCI Gallery and the Portarlington Mill.
Rachel Holland is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in installation, film and performance. Her work examines the undeniable connection created and held by contact between body and space. This is further explored through how it might influence the individual experience. Her work discusses the potential and agency these varied experiences might generate via the enveloped proximity of garments. Via the use of multidisciplinary arrangements her work produces accessibility, allowing for multifaceted interpretation.
CHYA is an inclusive, diverse space and all are welcome to come along. Light nibbles will be provided on the night.