20 JUNE - 12 JULY 2019 - SEVENTH Gallery 155 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
OPENING ⇨WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE, 6-8PM
Beth Caird, Brahmony McCrossin, Jemi Gale, Katie Foster, Michael Kennedy, Robyn Doherty, Rosie O’Brien, Sarah Brasier
Curated by Sarah Brasier
“and on the eyes, black sleep of night” brings together artists who have experienced the death of a parent. Each of the artists explore their shared incidents of loss in a variety of ways. Themes of childhood are common amongst Brahmony McCrossin, Michael Kennedy, Jemi Gale and Sarah Brasier. They utilise imagery that appeals to a childlike sensibility; toing and froing between melancholy and playfulness, their works explore the complexity of life and death. For Beth Caird, her work has a focus on grief processes and life-after-death experiences, self-made myths and the truth buried under fabrications. Katie Foster’s text work and drawings capture the feeling of fear that you might never recover from such grief. In Robyn Doherty’s zine “The wonderful colours reminds me of the memories I had of Dad” she memorialises her father in a sincere and sanguine nature. Rosie O’Brien’s records the still and simple beauty of flowers before they wither and die, reminding us that life is ephemeral. Artworks presented in the exhibition intermingle new work with historic and personal artefacts, across the disciplines of painting, video and installation. Together the artists present a series of thoughtful offerings that pay homage to their departed loved ones
SEVENTH and the artists acknowledge the traditional owners of the country where we work, the Wurundjeri and neighbours Boonwurrung people, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.
Rosie O’Brien (wall) and Jemi gale (floor)
yellow was my mums favourite colour, Jemi Gale, 2019, acrylic paint, ink, spray paint, silk + wood, 60 x 50 x 50 CM
Jemi gale detail
untitled, Sue Gale, pre-2017, unfinished knitted garment, dimensions variable
Not titled x 9, Rosie O’Brien, 2017-2019, gouache, greylead pencil and ink on paper, dimensions variable. Courtesy of Arts Projects Australia
Not titled, Katie Foster, 2017, gouache and ink on paper, 18.5 x 14 cm. Courtesy of Arts Projects Australia
Not titled, Katie Foster, 2014, ink and pencil on paper, 24 x 28 cm. Courtesy of Arts Projects Australia
Not titled, Katie Foster, 2018, gouache and pastel on paper, 38 x 28 cm. Courtesy of Arts Projects Australia
Anthony John Foster, Katie Foster, 2018, grey lead pencil on paper, 38 x 28 cm. Courtesy of Arts Projects Australia
,,,,55555,,,,I want you to tell me it’s alright <3, Michael Kennedy, 2017-2019, Acrylic paint on 2 CD covers, 14 x 12.5cm each
Taken in Tassie, Brahmony McCrossin, 2019, found photo, found frame, 15 x 20 cm
you are my only treasure, must you leave me, so lonely and forsaken? as the roses will miss the sun at dawning, every moment my heart for you is yearning, Michael Kennedy, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 60 cm
//////and love said no...////✝ ✝ ✝//, Michael Kennedy, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 60 cm
now return to the sky, as time goes by, meet again by destiny, Michael Kennedy, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 60 cm
Untitled, Paul Thomas Kennedy, 1988, medium unknown, 50 x 60 cm
TEARS/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////, Michael Kennedy, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 60 cm
Assistens, Brahmony McCrossin, 2019, Inkjet print on archival paper, 100 x 75 cm
Ten days alone in Denmark, Brahmony McCrossin, 2019, Inkjet print on archival paper, 85 x 123 cm
Left: Wow, well done! (still pretty raw), Brahmony McCrossin, 2019, Inkjet print on archival paper, 85 x 65 cm Right: Tuesday June 21 2011, Brahmony McCrossin, 2019, Inkjet print on archival paper, 85 x 65 cm
Into my arms, thanks Nick, Brahmony McCrossin, 2019, Inkjet print on archival paper, 85 x 123 cm
It’s been a long mourning II, Brahmony McCrossin, 2019, Inkjet print on archival paper, 85 x 65 cm
Beth Caird (video) and Sarah Brasier
Still frames from: What should I do now, with my hands?, Beth Caird, 2018, HD Video (02:28).
Apple Pie Seppaku, Sarah Brasier, 2019, Acrylic on board, 46 x 61 cm
The night is black, And the stars are bright, And the sea is dark and deep And someone I know is safe And snug, and the're drifting Off to sleep Round and round, a little boat no bigger Than you're hand, out on the ocean, far away from land. Take the little sail down, Light the little light. This is the way to the Garden of the night
Sarah Brasier, 2019, Acrylic on board, 46 x 61 cm
yay!... to the mesosphere… finally we can die, Sarah Brasier, 2019, Acrylic on board, 46 x 61 cm
Not titled, Robyn Doherty, 2018, fine liner and paint pen on paper, 26 x 18 cm
Excerpt from Robyn Doherty’s zine The wonderful colours reminds me of the memories I had of Dad
WINTER1706 - a curatorial project by Sarah Brasier. Held in a suite of abandoned apartment buildings in Melbourne, WINTER1706 is a young and exciting art show that draws on the traditions of the Gramercy Park Fair, New York to present the best of contemporary art practice from Melbourne and beyond.
WINTER1706 was established in 2016 by Fair Director Sarah Brasier and an artist collective including Casey Jeffery, Benjamin Baker, Harry Zed Hughes, Tia Ansell, Jesse Surridge, Lauren Brown, Georgie North, Karen Franssen and Jack Coventry.
Through its intervention into a vacated building context, WINTER1706 sees the traditional art fair model replaced with a spontaneous abandoned residence as a site for dialogue and interaction between artists, collectors and friends. Conceived by artists for artists, participation in WINTER1706 is through personal invitation or by registering your interest, allowing the project to evolve out of shared conceptual engagements.
WNTR Echo Location
Winter Echo Location was the second iteration in the Winter exhibition series that was held in a public Car Park in the Melbourne CBD. Utilising this space that is commonly occupied by skaters and other groups of people looking for a place to congregate free of charge, this space straddles the line between public and private. This exhibition draws attention to the physical space of our urban environment and how it is becoming harder to find a place to exist in the city unless you are a customer or a consumer.
WNTR - Echo Location
The Mini Boho
Curatorial project by Sarah Brasier and collaboration with artist Jacqui Stockdale.
The Mini Boho - a limited edition book created by Sarah Brasier exclusively for the Melbourne Art Book Fair 2016, held at the National Gallery of Victoria. The book celebrates “The Mini Boho” a traveling show on the inside of a trench coat at the 2016 Melbourne Art Book Fair.
“The Boho” is a stunning series of 9 photographs by Jacqui Stockdale. It is her most recent body of work shown as a part of the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magical Object.