Eight Western Australian artists respond to the picturesque surrounds of Subiaco's Theatre Gardens using augmented reality (AR) technology.
The works display a variety of approaches to AR, utilising text, sound, stop motion, digital animation and 3D modelling. Each aims to present the familiar in a new and surprising light, asking us to look closely and carefully at the world.
Moon Calendar II
Abdul-Rahman Abdullah is an emerging West Australian artist working primarily in sculpture, installation and drawing. Abdullah’s practice explores definitions and experiences of cultural identity, focusing on memory, narrative and the domestic environment used to access esoteric social histories within an urban Australian environment. Abdullah is a well-respected and highly decorated artist, receiving significant attention for a recent solo exhibition at Venn Gallery, Perth, for his presentation with Valerie Sparks at the 2014 Melbourne Art Fair for Diane Tanzer gallery, and for his participation in the exhibition The List at Campbelltown Arts Centre in New South Wales, among a variety of other high calibre projects. Abdul-Rahman Abdullah is commercially represented by dianne tanzer gallery + projects (VIC).
Dan Bourke works across a number of media and contexts. He produces sculpture and installations as an artist, curates a variety of tumblr blogs, runs the risograph printing press and graphic design business Benchpress and from 2011–2013 was a director of Galleria, an Artist Run Initiative based in East Perth. His various endeavours tend to explore the nature, ethics and business of creative labour or representations of nature in art, craft, photography and advertising. Bourke completed a studio residency at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2013 and was awarded the inaugural commission for the City of Perth Foodchain program’s Northbridge Light Locker project. He graduated from Curtin University with Honours is Art in 2008.
Joshua Cobb-Diamond's architecturally inspired sculptures and drawings explore tensions that underpin our understanding and perception of our lived environment. Cobb-Diamond graduated from The University of Western Australia (UWA) in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and will compete a Bachelor of Design and Architecture, also at UWA, in 2015. His first solo exhibition, 2014 Pillars | Truss at Free Range Gallery, Perth, was runner up in the 2014 Fringe World Little Creatures visual art award. He is currently a Sessional Academic with the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Art (ALVA) at UWA and is an assistant to acclaimed Western Australian artist John Tarry.
We are all of us always moving
Simone Johnston’s multidisciplinary practice focuses on the relationships between place, ownership and memory within urban and domestic settings. Johnston has held two solo exhibitions, Society of Strangers, at Free Range Gallery, Perth in 2011 and It feels as though we’ve always been here at Paper Mountain, 2014 as well as contributing work to a number of group exhibitions. Johnston was recently awarded the 2013 Artsource Artspace Sydney Residency, supported by The Department of Culture and the Arts in association with Lotterywest. She currently has a studio at the Artsource Old Customs House building in Fremantle.
Loren Kronemyer is an internationally exhibiting artist from Los Angeles, California. After graduating with a BFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute, she moved to Perth to work with the SymbioticA lab to obtain a Masters of Biological Arts degree at The University of Western Australia. By approaching living material with the tools of artistic research, Loren works to create poetic, yet absurd interactions between the individual and the environment, focusing on how creative impulse marks and alters the living world. Major exhibitions include Life Drawing, Art | Sci Gallery, Los Angeles, USA; Body Lobby, B4b3L4b, Oakland, SA; Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep: Shannon Williamson and Loren Kronemyer, Paper Mountain, Perth, Australia; MYRIAD: Exploring Insect Communication, Free Range Gallery, Perth, Australia; JAMarra: Curated by Chicks on Speed, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia and Proximity Festival 2013, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, Australia.
Minaxi May is an established and prolific Western Australian artist with a substantial exhibition history. May’s multi-disciplinary practice translates colourful consumer objects into surprising, beautiful and playful arrangements. Colour is both a formal and poetic device in her works, used to provoke emotion, sensation and thought. Alongside her individual practice as an artist, May is a long-time contributor to community arts and education, and had run numerous workshops and programs in collaboration with major institutions, including Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and Community Arts Network Western Australia. She is a PhD candidate at Murdoch University, WA.
The Martin Kippenberger Appreciation Society (MKAS) represented by Joanne Richardson and Kieron Broadhurst
21cm underground: Virtually not Actually
The Martin Kippenberger Appreciation Society is a non-secret society of artists who are involved in the appreciation of art, particularly the art of German ‘enfant terrible‘ Martin Kippenberger. The society exists with an online presence of 129 members and an offline presence of two to six members. Since the society’s first meeting it has produced several newsletters, held a successful exhibition – the Submergence Festival at Margaret River in 2013 – and made a presentation for Curtin Art Club at Curtin University. For Subiaco pARk, MKAS will be represented by Kieron Broadhurst and Joanne Richardson.