We are excited to announce the artists and curators selected as part of our 2008 Program.
ADRIAN CAON // BERNADETTE TRENCH // BRAD HAYLOCK // BRIAN McKINNON // CATHERINE SEWELL // CECILIA FOGLEBERG // CEZARY STULGIS // DANIEL DORALL // DANIEL GREEN // DAVID MAHLER // DOMINIQUE MITCHELSON // EBON BOWTELL // ELOISE PEACE // ERICA TARQUINIO // GRACE McQUILTEN // GREG DICKSON // HIROMI TANGO // JEN ADDISON // JESSIE BORRELLE // JODY CLEAVER // JOSEFINE KRISTENSEN // KATE SMITH // KATY BOWMAN // KUBOTA FUMIKAZU // LIA TABRAH // LORI KIRK // LUKE HUTCHINSON // LUKE SINCLAIR // MADELINE FARRUGIA // OBJECTS IN SPACE // PAUL MOSIG // PAUL SPENCE // PIP STAFFORD // QUEER STREET ARTISTS // RACHEL PEACHEY // ROSIE KAVANAVOCH // SHARON WEST // SIMON PERICICH // STEPHANIE NEOH // TANIA SMITH // TAPE PROJECTS // TREVOR FLINN.
Opening Nights for the 2008 Program will be held on the first Friday 6-8pm each month!
C.I.A. (aka Caitlin Muscat, Irene Finkelde and Adrianna Fullerton) have installed their new collaborative photographic installation in the main subway space in Platform's final show for 2007. The C.I.A. crew have created a vast body of underwater photography featuring themselves and models submerged in full dress. Each of the cabinets feature a number of intensely colourful and glossy photographs backed with a composite strips of waves. This exhibition is supported by the City of Melbourne's Arts Grants and is a perfect show to end the year on – keeping the idea of water in people's minds as we face another potentially dry summer.
Kate McNeill is our final Vitrine artist for the year, installing an exposé on the thoughts of visitors in a women's bathroom. Having documented the private thoughts of people in this semi-private/public space, Kate assembled a small selection of quotes which she reproduced by stitching mirrored cotton text into sheets of newspaper. These statements have been mounted on metal boards and hung facing opposite the Vitrine mirrors to allow viewers to read the reflections the right way around. Blue lights and the austere style of Kate's installation both provide that public amenity feeling that somehow inspires people to inscribe their deepest fears and desires for strangers to read.
Selina Halim and Janita Ryan have collaborated to produce the final Sample show at Platform for the year. Ain't No Thing as a Sanity Clause is a tongue-in-cheek Christmas installation and appears at first to be a colourful and festive window display, replete with flashing lights, santas and reindeers. On closer inspection, however, the installation contains powerful imagery referencing Australia's position on post-colonialism, indigenous rights and the destructive forces at play in the world that often lie hidden within the commodification of belief.