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Mundane Matters in focus for FRINGE WORLD

Tuesday, 24 January 2017


Sophie La Maitre, Bachelor of Arts Honours (Visual Arts) student and recipient of the 2017 Spectrum Project Space Artist Residency, will bring the often overlooked and mundane matters of our everyday environments into focus for FRINGE WORLD 2017. For Mundane Matters: 6050 Sophie will be primarily working with and in response to found objects. Her work involves museological ideas and questions the role of framing in contemporary arts practice.

Through found objects and sounds Ms La Maitre employs an almost archival approach to our daily environments by cataloguing re-occurring events, sounds, and objects. Using commonplace everyday materials and archiving information gathered to respond to the site, Sophie says she hopes that the work will increase awareness of overlooked aspects of the surrounding area for visitors to the exhibition.

Utilising the four-week residency program offered by Spectrum Project Space, the work Sophie intends to produce will be in direct response to the ECU Mount Lawley Campus and the immediate surrounding suburbs. The Spectrum Project Space Artist in Residency program, which is awarded annually, allows an artist one month’s access to the collaborative space as a working studio, with the aim of exhibiting their new works in the gallery at the end of the residency. This program is now in its fourth year.

At the conclusion of her residency Sophie will open Mundane Matters: 6050 at Spectrum Project Space as part of FRINGE WORLD Festival 2017. With over 700 events at more than 150 venues, the FRINGE WORLD Festival is the largest annual event in Western Australia and recognised as the third largest in the world.

Sophie will undertake her artist residency at Spectrum Project Space at ECU’s Mount Lawley Campus from Monday, 9 January to Thursday, 2 February 2017. She will open the doors to the public to visit her work and experience her process on Saturday, 28 January 2017, 12.00pm – 5.00pm.

Event details

Mundane Matters: 6050 exhibition runs from Friday, 4 February until Friday, 17 February 2017 at Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley Campus, Edith Cowan University.

Opening event

Date: Friday, 3 February 2017
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Spectrum Project Space, ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 3, Room 3.191

Artists talk

Date: Saturday, 11 February 2017

Time: 2.00pm

Venue: Spectrum Project Space, ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 3, Room 3.191

Open hours

Tuesday to Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Saturdays 12.00pm - 5.00pm


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