Galdr of Freyja
60cm x 70cm
Resin, glitter and acrylic on board
135cm x 140cm
Oil, Acrylic,Packing tape and resin on canvas
The Glitter Stick Jonny Niesche
Once upon a time the glitter stick was passed from Niesche to Niesche and on and on and back and forth in time beyond the place in which my ancient Nordic ancestors were still shamans and wild horsemen. As it is commonly said that whomever won the war must paint its history and the stick must and will paint on and around it goes again. Rejoice! For each painting is a battle and the studio the battlefield my friend. Here, the only winner is painting my long dead friend to pass the glitter stick on and on and round again from shaman to shaman, from generation to generation...and on to Sydney town again.
Jonny Niesche is a Sydney based painter. Returning to Sydney after 10 years in New York playing experimental music, Niesche completed his BVA (Hons 1) at Sydney College of the Arts in 2008. Selected for Hatched (2007) at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, a finalist in the Blake (2006), Sulman (2007), and Stanthorpe (2009) prizes, and included in numerous events and group exhibitions, Niesche has already had three successful solo exhibitions in Sydney.
MOP Projects is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
Vicky Browne's practice is concerned with domestic sound technology and music culture. The sculptures and installations she makes comment on changes in technology, music trends and consumer culture via explorations into personal identity. She often combine's found objects with domestic materials such as wool, string and fire wood. The found objects are often manipulated to expose the cultural significance and role within society. Her work frequently includes sound as part of the work. The sound used is lo-fi and domestic, such as a transistor radio or a mobile phone. As a society we are quick to discard working technology for faster, smaller and more powerful tools with little regard for the debris left behind, Browne's practice gives this debris a sense of history, a context and comments on consumer culture as a way of life.
Vicky Browne has been making installation and sound art for the past eight years. Recently she has exhibited at Performance space Sydney for the Liquid Architecture festival and had a sole exhibition at I.C.A.N. in Newtown; She has also exhibited at Artspace Sydney and Art Space New Zealand. In 2009 her work was selected and acquired for the Duke award Gold Coast Art Gallery and in June this year she will be performing at Artspace as part of the Biennale of Sydney.