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Occupy nothing / Perth 1 / On Fate and Love

Thursday, 28 June 2012

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ECU’s Spectrum Project Space will come alive this winter with three new exhibitions which explore the themes of work, culture and love in vastly different ways.  

Occupy Nothing by Melbourne-based artist Kieran Stewart; Perth 1 by WA artist Igor Mihajlovic; and On Fate and Love by Queensland artist Catherine Gomersall are all showing at Spectrum Project Space this month.

Occupy Nothing takes the form of a large scale inflatable sculpture occupying the main Spectrum gallery. The labour-intensive sculptures focus on repetitive labour, effort and the process of making and creating.

Perth 1 is the newest exhibition from Bosnian-born artist Mihajlovic. Drawing from his own experiences as a migrant, he uses collaging to share the cultural confusion often experienced by migrants. The artwork reflects on his own memories and experiences as a new migrant in Australia.

Catherine Gomersall’s newest exhibition, On Fate and Love, is about love and the absurdity of falling in and out of it. A series of projected DVD’s, Gomersall focuses on different subjects, their journey to find love and how they seek it with the most absurd partners.

The combination of inflatable artwork, wall projections and collaged artwork are set to bring the Spectrum Project Space alive with colour and interactive mediums.

“Individually the exhibitions explore vastly different themes,” Spectrum Project Space Coordinator Yvonne Doherty said.

“But combined they paint a portrait of three unique artists who share their own stories and opinions, painting a distinct picture of life and the challenges we face as we travel through it.”

The exhibition is running from Friday, 6 July to Friday, 20 July.

Spectrum Project Space, at ECU’S Mount Lawley Campus, is open from 10:00am to 6:00pm Tuesday to Friday, and 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday.

High-resolution images are available on request.

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