14th November - 1st December 2017
Opening 6pm Thursday 14th November 2017
Image: Joel Crosswell, BEYOND THE THUNDERDOME (installation, detail), 2017, Mixed media and drawing installation. Image courtesy of the artist.
Beyond The Thunderdome Joel Crosswell
Beyond The Thunderdome is a series of drawings using black ink on A3 white paper. The drawings are a continuation of ideas that stem from some earlier works based on the practice of automatic writing and drawing. Working from a subconscious level, the drawings speak to an inner feeling and personal reflection on existence and mythology. A mishmash of organic chaos that incorporate weird, silly, eerie and dark characters . There is no initial idea or image. Pen is put to paper and the image grows. It is an act of trance in the moment and a means to a beginning and end.
Joel Crosswell lives in Hobart, Tasmania where he currently works across a range of different disciplines including sculpture, installation and drawing. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at the Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania in December 2012.
He has exhibited locally and interstate in solo and group exhibitions which include The Little Show of Existence, Bett Gallery Hobart, Realm, Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay Sydney and Clean Living, Contemporary Art Services Tasmania Hobart. He was the recipient of Shotgun in 2016, a program awarded through CAST in partnership with Detached Cultural organisation. In 2015 he was awarded the MONA Prize for his work Godson in the Hobart City Art Prize.
MOP Projects is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
Image: Lucienne Rickard "Its just a shot away" (detail) 2017 graphite on drafting film 148cm x 150cm
No More Heroes Anymore
Rickard's drawing practice is obsessive, physically demanding and exacting. She feels a sense of obligation to each work, and spend hours every day making small, repetitive marks to form an image. This process allows her to express the partnership she see existing between brutality and beauty. She derives her imagery from bloodsports, from bullfighting and cockfighting. She is repulsed by the violence inherent in these activities, but captured and transfixed by elements of exquisite decoration and splendour. She makes marks to express stitching, embroidery and feathers until her joints ache.
Lucienne Rickard completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Queensland College of Art in 2001 and in the following year Honours (first class) in Fine Arts at the University of Tasmania. In 2010 she completed a PhD in Fine Arts at the same institution before being awarded the Rosamond McCulloch Studio Residency at the Cite des Arts Internationale in Paris. She was selected for the CAST Shotgun program in 2016, and has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Tasmania, Queensland and the ACT. She lives in Hobart and, in addition to practices as an artist, works as a sessional lecturer at the University of Tasmania (School of Arts, Hobart).