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Featured article: CORE & IDENTIFY

Arcadia: ARC, UNSW Student Life @ ART & DESIGN. (Article written by Lucinda Davison)

Arcadia: ARC, UNSW Student Life @ ART & DESIGN. (Article written by Lucinda Davison)

This article assembled by Lucinda Davison, checks in on the ‘granted’ CORE exhibition event at Waiheke Community Art Gallery, July to August 2015. As I had an application in at the time of the interview for this piece, Davison mentioned the upcoming IDENTIFY exhibition to be held at Monster Mouse, Marrickville NSW as well. IDENTIFY has since received a contribution as well!

IDENTIFY official invitation

IDENTIFY official invitation

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CORE & Obscura Australian printmakers and Damien Orriss at Waiheke Community Art Gallery

CORE & Obscura Australian printmakers and Damien Orriss at Waiheke Community Art Gallery
CORE: Exhibition View

CORE: Exhibition View

CORE: Exhibition view

CORE: Exhibition view

CORE: Exhibition View

CORE: Exhibition View

CORE: Exhibition View

CORE: Exhibition View

Linda Swinfield, 'Belly Series'

Rafael Butron, ‘Our Lady of Hope’ and Linda Swinfield, ‘Belly Series’

Olivia Wilson, 'Pace'

Olivia Wilson, ‘Pace’

Olivia Wilson, 'Pace'

Olivia Wilson, ‘Pace’

model with Olivia Wilson's, 'Pace' in the background

model with Olivia Wilson’s, ‘Pace’ in the background

Lindsay, Graham, Katherine, Linda, Kym, Jeanine

Lindsay, Graham, Katherine, Linda, Kym, Jeanine

Jeanine Clarkin posing with Vernon Ah Kee's, 'Abhoriginal'

Jeanine Clarkin posing with Vernon Ah Kee’s, ‘Abhoriginal’

Journalist and artist Alex Stone and Katherine Kennedy

Journalist and artist Alex Stone and Katherine Kennedy

Annika Romeyn and friends posing with Annika's, 'Flux' and 'Spiral'.

Annika Romeyn and friends posing with Annika’s, ‘Flux’ and ‘Spiral’.

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Katherine Kennedy and Annika Romeyn

Katherine Kennedy and Annika Romeyn

Annika Romeyn with her lithographs, 'Flux' and 'Spiral'

Annika Romeyn with her lithographs, ‘Flux’ and ‘Spiral’

Damien Orriss, 'Obscura'

Damien Orriss, ‘Obscura’

Katherine Kennedy, 'Coaster Concertina'

Katherine Kennedy, ‘Coaster Concertina’

Ben Rak, Perceive Conceive Series, 'Hula Bobble B&W #2' & 'Hula Bobble B&W #1'

Ben Rak, Perceive Conceive Series, ‘Hula Bobble B&W #2’ & ‘Hula Bobble B&W #1’

Jet James, 'Deconstructing Self'

Jet James, ‘Deconstructing Self’

Rew Hanks, 'Peaches and Cream'

Rew Hanks, ‘Peaches and Cream’

 

Weekend Heralds: New Zealand (July 18, 2015)

Art Matters: ‘Tight – Knit band pushing limits’ by Nick Atkinson

This is an amazing write up for CORE, an exhibition of Australian printmakers now showing at Waiheke Community Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. CORE ends, 17th August 2015.

Rew Hanks, 'Rabbit Pie', lino-cut.

Rew Hanks, ‘Rabbit Pie’, lino-cut.

Please click on this link to open the pdf!

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Waiheke Weekender: Cover Article 16 July 2015

Waiheke Weekender scan

Core Creativity by Alex Stone

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Summer Internship: Cultural Engagement

Summer Internship: Cultural Engagement

Internship: Abstract

During my residency in New Zealand I visited a number of galleries and cultural centres including but not limited to my host gallery on Waiheke Island, Devonport’s; Flagstaff Gallery, The Depot and Library, Auckland City’s; Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Gow Langsford Galleries (Lorne and Kitchener Streets), Parnell’s own; Parnell Gallery, Artis Gallery, International Art Centre and Pierre Peeters Gallery. Of these galleries, both Parnell Gallery and Flagstaff had a fantastic print collection, which introduced me to New Zealand’s top printmakers reminding me of my first arts passion. Thoughts regarding the situation of (my own predominantly print and sculptural) works were triggered and inevitable with an overabundance of bronze pieces experienced during my stay. This culminated in my strongest mixed media work, Coaster Concertina, a book-form for exhibition in CORE, New Zealand (July, 2015). Although the scales and formats of exhibition were incredibly diverse during my residency, my passions for metal casting and printmaking were ignited. I viewed works within institutions, public and commercial spaces, outdoor event showings and street art all of which, however large or small, inspired me. This residency has contributed to my own practice the fruits of which will be ongoing.

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Katherine Kennedy, Coaster Concertina: Book form (2015)

Internship: Waiheke Community Art Gallery

During summer 2015, I undertook an eight week intensive Internship placement (Monday 5th January to Saturday 28th February) at Waiheke Community Art Gallery (WCAG), New Zealand. WCAG is situated on a 9,324 hectare picturesque Island (36 square miles), via a 45 minute ferry ride from Auckland Metro. WCAG enjoys a high level of patronage as its large visitor numbers reflect its status as a popular and picturesque holiday destination. Further to this, Headland Sculpture on the Gulf, a biennial event (installed on the Matiatia walkway), as hosted by WCAG, was scheduled at the time of my internship and thus formed a large portion of my program. I project managed the preparation and installation of the ‘Pavilion Gallery’ sculptural art works (open 7 days a week) for Headland (2015) and produced countless high-res photographs of public program events, artworks, artists, locals and scenery. These images were used in various media publications both online and printed and formed a blog visual mapping of my New Zealand experience (K. Kennedy 2015).

Internship: Exhibitions

Working closely with gallery Director Linda Chalmers, I also assisted in the facilitation of exhibitions (5 weekly show rotation) in the main gallery, review and design of upcoming exhibitions and public programs, assisted in writing exhibition ‘stories’ in preparation for press releases for a number of exhibitions. As a gesture of good faith and our ongoing professional relationship, the gallery awarded me two spaces in the gallery for two exhibitions to curate later this year. One, a printmaking exhibition is themed; ‘CORE’ and a smaller annex space will feature Australian digital artist, Damien Orriss and his video installation, Obscura.

Obscura 1-up Core 1-up

The upcoming themed exhibition of prints will introduce Australian established and emerging artists of my selection to Waiheke. ‘CORE’ will take place in 17 July – 17 August 2015 at WCAG. Artists, in supplying or producing the work for this project, are asked to interpret the theme in any way they want – relative to scale, medium, preferences and the exhibition selection and submission criteria. I approached Arc for a grant for this event on the basis of actively promoting one selected postgraduate student Olivia Wilson. A detail of Olivia’s print ‘Pace’ will advertise the exhibition in the upcoming Imprint Magazine, Winter edition. I was awarded a partial payment by Arc to assist in the costs of flights for the upcoming show. This grant application will help in my ongoing arts practice.

Intership: Outcomes

Aptitudes as both an industry professional and artist were simultaneously increased. New proficiencies enhanced my skills base with profits to studies and professional practice upon return home. Exposure to a ‘cluster of cultural production’ provided crucial learning outcomes and introduced a diverse array of art and arts practitioners (SART 3800 PDF, 2015). An increase in administrative, marketing and publicity abilities ensued alongside furthering photographic and multi-tasking skills. These transferable outcomes are required to conduct oneself competently as an artist. Also significant was the inevitable stimulation gained from viewing, installing and otherwise handling artworks and daily liaisons with professional artists. This residency enhanced my appreciation for sculptural forms and promoted reflection upon my own (predominantly print) practice, its situation now and where I could take it henceforth.

Upon arrival to WCAG, take-in for the imminent exhibition Close to the Heart was underway. Artworks were photographed, catalogued and promoted and exhibition labels and wall texts deployed. This was a crash course in the gallery administrative systems. These exchangeable skills are also required to conduct a creative business in art-object documentation, exhibition and curation of my own arts practice.

Internship: Installations

During installation of Close to the heart, I personally assisted ceramic artist E.M. Mertens with her three installations of delicate wall pinned (slip cast) porcelain and ceramics. I learned invaluable hands on complex fine art installation skills and the possibilities of wall based designs for my own practice spring boarding my recent interest in ‘print-as-installation’. I also watched L. Chalmers closely and asked questions to learn decision processes and curatorial rationale for the placement of works for the broader Close to the Heart exhibition arrangement. These observations were immediately beneficial upon return to third year university for the course ‘Curating Art and Exhibitions’. Also significant is the germinating notions of interrelatedness between my own practice potentials regarding print-as-installation, curatorial activities generally and print-as-object (as Close to the Heart was largely object based).

Self Portrait in front of E.M Mertens, GUST (2015)

Self Portrait in front of E.M Mertens, GUST (2015)

On the topic of installation; artist Gaye Jurisich built a suspended installation in the annex (small square space – Where Obscura will be featured in July), They all Fall Down (2015). This work also left a visual imprint for potentials within my own print-as-installation goals.

Gaye Jurisich, They all fall down (2015)

Gaye Jurisich, They all fall down (2015)

Internship: Headland Sculpture on the Gulf

The summer of 2015 was especially ubiquitous with the highest numbers of viewer participants attracted to the island for the seventh Headland event (in excess of 40,000 and highest sales to date), established through WCAG and managed by Headland board members and subsidiaries. The Pavilion Gallery exhibited maquettes of the Matiatia walkway works and a selection of invited works by predominantly New Zealand high profile artists.

Sculptural works were universally experienced not only at the Headland walkway and Pavilion Gallery but WCAG exhibitions, Oneroa village, Waiheke (had several galleries and outdoor sculptures) and Auckland was also host to street installations of bronze works. This prompted enrolement into (SART2842) Metal Casting, the forming of a relationship with a local foundry here in Sydney and the production of a print-as-object work which consists of a print on paper book-form with bronze book jackets (Coaster Concertina). I look forward to producing more bronze works and working with Crawford’s Casting in Sydney.

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Paul Radford, 3 sculptures made from Waiheke sourced driftwood

This residency has been crucial for situating my work within spaces like WCAG and indeed begins with Coaster Concertina’s inclusion in the upcoming CORE exhibition for July this year.

Bibliography
K. Kennedy (2015), About me, date accessed 25 May 2015,
https://katkennedy.wordpress.com/about/
K. Kennedy (2015), Category Archives: New Zealand Internship Experience, date accessed 27
May 2015, https://katkennedy.wordpress.com/category/new-zealand-internship-experience/
K. Kennedy (2015), Community: Exhibitions: Revewis, Sculpture at Scenic World, date
accessed 24 May 2015, https://katkennedy.wordpress.com/2015/04/11/sculpture-at-scenic-world-15-april-10-may-2015/

 

CORE & OBSCURA INVITATIONS: Waiheke Community Art Gallery

Core 1-up

Obscura 1-up

 

CORE

CORE: Advertisement featuring Olivia Wilson's, 'Pace' (2015) Imprint Magazine Print Council of Australia Winter edition

CORE: Advertisement featuring Olivia Wilson’s, ‘Pace’ (2015)
Imprint Magazine
Print Council of Australia
Winter edition

Exhibition Opening: Friday 17th July, 2015 at 6pm
Exhibition Uninstalled: Monday 17th August, 2015

Introducing selected Australian printmakers to Waiheke Island

‘CORE’ is an upcoming exhibition featuring fine art prints by established and emerging Australian artists taking place in July 2015 at Waiheke Community Art Gallery (WCAG), Waiheke, New Zealand. WCAG is situated on a 9,324 hectare picturesque Island (36 square miles), via a 45 minute ferry ride from Auckland Metro. WCAG enjoys a high level of patronage as its large visitor numbers reflect its status as a popular and picturesque holiday destination. Take a virtual tour of the gallery by viewing this youtube clip; WCAG is an Incorporated Society and receives support from Auckland Council and other major funders in the Auckland area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BG0YGLENTek

Exhibition CORE development and theme
Invitations to submit printmaking works responding to the theme ‘CORE’ were offered with some artists sourced from within the University of New South Wales Arts and Design (UNSW) faculty, student body and the Cicada Press print collections (https://www.artdesign.unsw.edu.au/research/collaborations-research-groups/cicada-press). However the complete selection of artists was not limited to this and instead diverged into the broader Australian print community. In all cases, artists where chosen for their skill, diversity and apparent visual language specific to their own practices.

The beauty of a print-on-paper exhibition is synonymous with being nice and close to the printed surface, to see how the ink sits upon or is infused with the fibres of the paper, the embossing which occurs with a raised matrix (plate) and of course the artists hand. To allow such an interactive viewing of works submitted for CORE, two dimensional prints were requested unframed so as to limit barriers (emerging curator, K. Kennedy).

CORE can, as a theme, be read in a myriad of ways. This is part of its charm and indeed artistic responses have ranged from childhood references, to child birth, core industry, the natural environment, social commentary through consumer culture and identity, the human condition, racism or cultural identity and history, politics, the landscape and national pride. CORE ideas can be translated in any printmaking discipline as best suits the conceptual and aesthetic approach of the responding artists. Silkscreen, woodblock, drypoint, etching, aquatint, mono print, collograph, lino cut and lithographic processes were undertaken in the production of various works in response to the CORE theme.

Curatorial Rationale

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Olivia Wilson Process photograph 'Pace' (2015)

Olivia Wilson
Process photograph
‘Pace’ (2015)

CORE Artists
Anne Starling
Annika Romeyn
Ben Rak
Jet James
Katherine Kennedy
Kyoko Imazu
Linda Swinfield
Michael Kempson
Olivia Wilson
Raphael Butron
Rew Hanks
Tanya Crothers

CORE Artists: Courtesy of Cicada Press
Chris O’Doherty
Dale Harding
Elisabeth Cummings
Vernan Ah Kee

Image Gallery

(the participating artists hold all copyright ownership of the below images. The online gallery is limited to one work per artist which is not so for the physical exhibition of works on location at Waiheke Community Art Gallery)

Anne Starling 'Modern Ruin' (2015) Drypoint, etching and collograph h. 100 cm x w. 64 cm (edition of 4) 'CORE': Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Anne Starling
‘Modern Ruin’ (2015)
Drypoint, etching and collograph
h. 100 cm x w. 64 cm
(edition of 4)
‘CORE’: Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Annika Romeyn 'Spiral' (2015) Lithograph h. 56 cm x w. 76 cm (edition of 10) 'CORE': Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Annika Romeyn
‘Spiral’ (2015)
Lithograph
h. 56 cm x w. 76 cm
(edition of 10)
‘CORE’: Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Ben Rak 'Hula Bobble (B&W) #2: Perceive Conceive Series' (2013) Acrylic silkscreen on paper h. 76 cm x w. 56 cm (edition of 11) 'CORE': Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Ben Rak
‘Hula Bobble (B&W) #2: Perceive Conceive Series’ (2013)
Acrylic silkscreen on paper
h. 76 cm x w. 56 cm
(edition of 11)
‘CORE’: Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Chris O'Doherty aka Reg Mombassa 'Bones Poles and Wires' (2014) Etching and aquatint image size: h. 50 cm x w. 73 cm (edition of 30) Courtesy of Cicada Press 'CORE': Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Chris O’Doherty aka Reg Mombassa
‘Bones Poles and Wires’ (2014)
Etching and aquatint
image size: h. 50 cm x w. 73 cm
(edition of 30)
Courtesy of Cicada Press
‘CORE’: Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Dale Harding 'Big Lace' (2014) Photo etching and open bite h. 54 cm x w. 40.5 cm (edition of 15) Courtesy of Cicada Press 'CORE': Exhibition @ WCAH, New Zealand, 2015

Dale Harding
‘Big Lace’ (2014)
Photo etching and open bite
h. 54 cm x w. 40.5 cm
(edition of 15)
Courtesy of Cicada Press
‘CORE’: Exhibition @ WCAH, New Zealand, 2015

Elisabeth Cummings 'Flinders Mound' (2010) Etching and aquatint h. 20.5 cm x w. 25 cm (edition of 25) Courtesy of Cicada Press 'CORE': Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Elisabeth Cummings
‘Flinders Mound’ (2010)
Etching and aquatint
h. 20.5 cm x w. 25 cm
(edition of 25)
Courtesy of Cicada Press
‘CORE’: Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Jet James 'Inner Light' (2015) Collograph h. 48 cm x w. 35 cm (Edition of 5) 'CORE': Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Jet James
‘Inner Light’ (2015)
Collograph
h. 48 cm x w. 35 cm
(Edition of 5)
‘CORE’: Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Katherine Kennedy 'CORE' (2015) Collograph, hand made papers, wine, coffee, facial tissues, box board, fabric, string (dimensions variable. Unique state work) 'CORE': Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Katherine Kennedy
‘CORE’ (2015)
Collograph, hand made papers, wine, coffee, facial tissues, box board, fabric, string
(dimensions variable. Unique state work)
‘CORE’: Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Kyoko Imazu 'Reading with Noah' (2015) Etching and aquatint h. 33.5 cm x w. 23 cm (Edition of 20) 'CORE': Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Kyoko Imazu
‘Reading with Noah’ (2015)
Etching and aquatint
h. 33.5 cm x w. 23 cm
(Edition of 20)
‘CORE’: Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Linda Swinfield 'Belly Series Large' (2012) Etching, woodblock and etched lino on various paper adhered to laser cut forms. (dimensions variable. Unique state works) h. 30cm x w. 30 cm x d. 2.5 cm  'CORE': Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015 (1-6 unique state works)

Linda Swinfield
‘Belly Series Large’ (2012)
Etching, woodblock and etched lino on various paper adhered to laser cut forms.
(dimensions variable. Unique state works)
h. 30cm x w. 30 cm x d. 2.5 cm
‘CORE’: Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015
(1-6 unique state works)

Michael Kempson 'The Side Show' (2014) Etching and aquatint h. 33.5 cm x w. 45 cm (Edition of 20) 'CORE': Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Michael Kempson
‘The Side Show’ (2014)
Etching and aquatint
h. 33.5 cm x w. 45 cm
(Edition of 20)
‘CORE’: Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Olivia Wilson 'Pace' (2015-detail) Etching and aquatint h. 48 cm x w. 98 cm (Edition of 5) 'CORE': Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Olivia Wilson
‘Pace’ (2015-detail)
Etching and aquatint
h. 48 cm x w. 98 cm
(Edition of 5)
‘CORE’: Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Rafael Butron 'Our Lady of Hope' (2015) Etching h. 29 cm x w. 24 cm (Edition of 5) 'CORE': Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Rafael Butron
‘Our Lady of Hope’ (2015)
Etching
h. 29 cm x w. 24 cm
(Edition of 5)
‘CORE’: Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Rew Hanks 'Rabbit Pie' (2013) Lino cut h. 42 cm x w. 64 cm (Edition of 30) 'CORE': Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Rew Hanks
‘Rabbit Pie’ (2013)
Lino cut
h. 42 cm x w. 64 cm
(Edition of 30)
‘CORE’: Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Tanya Crothers 'The Drying Heart' (2015) Hand coloured collograph h. 50.5 cm x w. 75.5 cm (Edition of 5) 'CORE': Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Tanya Crothers
‘The Drying Heart’ (2015)
Hand coloured collograph
h. 50.5 cm x w. 75.5 cm
(Edition of 5)
‘CORE’: Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Vernon Ah Kee 'Intervention Intervention' (2012) Etching and aquatint h. 24.5 cm x w. 32.5 cm (Edition of 20) Courtesy of Cicada Press 'CORE': Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

Vernon Ah Kee
‘Intervention Intervention’ (2012)
Etching and aquatint
h. 24.5 cm x w. 32.5 cm
(Edition of 20)
Courtesy of Cicada Press
‘CORE’: Exhibition @ WCAG, New Zealand, 2015

This project has benefited from an Arts & Design Grant courtesy of Arc @ UNSW Limited

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