Art & Design

Current and Upcoming Shows

Peter Hide: A Sculptor’s Life

Exhibition: August 22–September 16, 2017
Reception: Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 7 to 10pm

This exhibition is a “snapshot” of four decades of work by Peter Hide.

Michael Woolley: Performative Documents and the Labouring Body

Exhibition: August 22–September 16, 2017
Performative Lecture: Thursday, August 24 at 7:30 to 8:30pm in the FAB Gallery
Reception: Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 7 to 10pm

This exhibition is a showcase of the research-creation component of my MA thesis project, which examines the artistic practice of the contemporary performance artist Cassils. As an exploration of Cassils’ innovative use of performance art documentation, I have developed a research-creation methodology which deploys documentation techniques self-reflexively through a daily practice. Each day over the course of thirty days, I created and performed a simple instruction piece prompting me to document myself and my body in the context of the labour necessary for producing a master’s thesis. “Document the effect your first cup of coffee has on your body.” “Document your fingers as you type a paragraph of text.” “Document yourself trying to sleep after a long day of writing.” These photos, videos, audio recordings, and other residues represent one month of my writing practice during which I both wrote about and inhabited performance art documentation.

This exhibition has been produced as the research-creation component of a degree (MA) in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Master of Design Graduate Group Show

Exhibition: September 26–October 14, 2017
Reception: Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 7 to 10pm

A selection of work highlighting the research of students graduating with a Master of Design degree, including Bahaa Harmouche (VCD), Mischa Patel (VCD), Siyi Xie (ID) and Derek Jagodzinsky (ID).

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