BARBARA HALNAN

COMING UP

Curtains

1 – 10 June 2017
Thursday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Opening - Thursday 1 June, 6-8pm
Artist in Gallery - Sunday 4 June, 2-6pm

Why “Curtains”? The title is double-edged.  On the one hand it refers to the form of the structure – the fall of the sets of cords, the concealing/revealing nature of the curtain. But on the other, it has a metaphoric meaning.  Taking its meaning from the theatre, “curtains” signifies the end of play, and on a personal level this work marks the probable last in a series of works involving cords, threads, strings, usually with other elements, constructed within particular environments.


Barbara was trained in drawing, painting and printmaking at ESTC, the Free Academy in The Hague and Middlesex Polytechnic, London.  Worked in screenprinting Belfast (1984/5) and London (1986/90).  Since 1990 living and working in Sydney, regularly exhibiting in Sydney (solo and group shows) as well as in Paris (Salon des Réalités Nouvelles from 2011).  Mixed media, neo-formalist, 2 and 3D works.

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ANNUAL GROUP SHOW 2017


Factory 49 Annual Group Show 2017

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18 – 27 May 2017
Thursday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Opening - Thursday 18 May, 6-8pm


Factory 49 invites you to join us on the evening of the 12th Annual Group Exhibition opening. This year we are showcasing the works of over 50 artists and would be delighted if you are able to join us in celebrating this milestone.


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JASON HAUFE

COMING UP

Jason Haufe

4 – 13 April 2017
Thursday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Opening - Thursday 4 May, 6-8pm

A road or path followed, regardless of its dips or climbs up steep hills, followed around winding corners without knowing what surprises awaits, is a fitting metaphor for the work of Melbourne artist Jason Haufe. For although Haufe employs the same process with the same medium, if you follow the path longer enough, whether walking or by means of transportation, always in a forward direction, you will pass through different terrain and arrive at different places. 

An example of this can be seen in Haufe’s first show of collages at Factory 49 in 2015. The works displayed a biomorphic linear quality, the density of the lines being open here or closed there, but always spreading across the picture plane in an all over formation. In this latest exhibition, Haufe without veering off his chosen course, has produced collages which see the lines having been shrunk to form iconic structures on a white ground in ever more eccentric and daring combinations.

The evolution from one point to the next is arrived at by continuing Haufe’s method of copying and scanning old work and using that information to feed into future work. By this very process, unforeseen possibilities emerge, that the artist simply chooses from. 

Automatism as a source for abstract art is enriched through the use of post-digital techniques. The process is followed not because of blind faith or an interest in process art, but because of the results that are produced.


And as long as the process allows for the discovery and challenge of new formal problems, like the road revealing new sights and experiences, it is a path the artist should continue to follow well beyond the horizon line.

JUDY-ANN MOULE

COMING UP

Noisy

20 – 29 April 2017
Thursday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Opening - Thursday 20 April, 6-8pm
Artist in Gallery - Sunday 23 April, 2-6pm


In the absence of voice, forms say the unsayable….noisily. 

Whilst the works Untitled/Bullet-proofs, Kaputt…then again and Speak up girl are mute, installed in the gallery, they create a narrative, assuming feeling postures to give shape to silence.They express in material form an inner bodily awareness and occupy a liminal space between feeling and articulation, with just a veneer of consciousness.

Judy-Ann has a BFA (Visual Arts) and practice-led Master of Arts (Research) from Queensland University of Technology. Her MA ‘the silence of objects: forming the unsayable’ explored phenomenological experience through transformed, symbolic objects.


JAMIE BASTOLI

COMING UP

Project 641: In Situ

6 – 15 April 2017
Thursday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Opening - Thursday 6 April, 6-8pm
Artist in Gallery - Sunday 9 April, 2-6pm

Project 641 is a foray into building systems which reflect a state of unconscious living. This ongoing exploration is an attempt to come to an understanding of the impact of new structures on a densely developing world using material, line, and object to experiment with the idea of cyclical building systems. 
641: In Situ is a suspension of the spatial quality and visual language impending building systems present to the individual in daily life. 

Jamie is a Sydney-based multidisciplinary artist working between the research areas of both art and architecture to inform a diverse installation practice. Completing a (BFA) Honours and (BIA) Interior Architecture, Jamie’s practice focuses on the systems within built environments impacting human perception and the natural environment.


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SUSAN BURET

COMING UP

Unsquare Dance

23 March – 1 April 2017
Thursday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Opening - Thursday 23 March, 6-8pm
Artist Talk - Saturday 25 March, 2pm
Susan Buret works with pattern in extended pictorial space to explore themes of globalization and the establishment of agency in domestic space. In this exhibition Buret extends her exploration beyond the quadrilateral grid to explore patterns using radial symmetry referencing and repersonalising the circle top of Ikea’s ubiquitous Frosta stool.

Susan lives in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. She is a multi-disciplinary artist working across painting, textiles and installation. Susan has BA (Psychology) from the University of Queensland and a MPhil (Visual Arts) from the ANU. She is currently a visiting fellow with the School of Applied Mathematics, ANU, where she is undertaking collaborative research into pattern and hyperbolic geometry.


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CHRISTINE WILTSHIER

COMING UP

RemakingUnmaking

23 March – 1 April 2017
Thursday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Opening Thursday 23 March, 6-8pm
Artist Talk 4pm Saturday 25 March
Artist Opening 12-4pm Sunday 26 March
RemakingUnmaking continues an investigation into the notion that unmaking is a form of making. This iteration focuses on the remaking of a series of written and spoken word texts that document the unravelling of a knitted garment and the circling of memory. Converting linear text into fragments and three dimensional forms.

Christine Wiltshier’s conceptual art explores interactions between hand, eye and thought whilst working with the textile processes of making, unmaking and remaking. She works with a range of materials including text, textiles and digital media. Christine has a BFAHons from UNSW Art & Design and is currently undertaking an MFA by Research.

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SUPERMARKET STOCKHOLM

COMING UP

FACTORY 49 IN STOCKHOLM

23-26 March 2017

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Factory 49 proudly announces its first participation in Supermarket International Art Fair, to be held in Stockholm, Sweden, 23-26 March 2017.
Supermarket is a showcase for non-profit and artist-run galleries and other initiatives. The goal is as much to provide professional networking experiences and opportunities for public interaction as it is to present the work of its artists. Supermarket aims to offer visitors “an exhibition with unexpected meetings and experiences rather than focusing on sales.”
The ten Factory 49 artists exhibiting at Supermarket have volunteered from a wider group of artists who have been involved and aligned with the management and operation of Factory 49 over the past year. 
They are: Pam Aitken, Amarie Bergman, Annelies Jahn, Ivana Jovanovic, Michelle Le Dain, Pamela Leung, Kate MacKay, Chris Packer, Anya Pesce and Lisa Sharp.
Current Management Committee members Anya Pesce and Lisa Sharp will be representing Factory 49 at Supermarket

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KAREN BENTON

NOW SHOWING

EXPOSED

Karen Benton

9-18 March 2017
Thursday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Opening Thursday 9 March, 6-8pm

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Karen Benton extracts and distils from the urban environment, manipulating materials to create dialogue between surface and space. Karen aims to provoke an aura of suggestion through her exploration and abstraction of the conceal/reveal dichotomy.
Karen is a Sydney based, multi-disciplinary artist working across painting, digital and print media, photography, soft sculpture and installation. Her background is in both science and digital design, with a BSc(Hons) in Science from UNSW and a Diploma in Visual Arts from the International School of Colour & Design. She is currently majoring in painting at SCA.
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@abstractkaren

MAGDA CEBOKLI

SUITE FOR A CURVED SPACE


23 Feb - 18 Mar 2017
Thursday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Opening Thursday 23 Feb, 6-8pm

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Themes of luminosity, the role of edge, the movement between light and dark and the structure of space have long been the subject matter of Magda Cebokli's explorations as a painter. In this analysis she works with small differences, simplified form, repetition and a restricted palette. 
Reduction to the essential is an aim. 

CASALI, CONSTANDELIA, DUNCOMBE


ALTERNATE STATES


23 Feb - 5 Mar 2017
Thursday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Opening Thursday 23 Feb, 6-8pm

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Alternate States explores experimentations of chance where working organically towards a common ground is a basis for the dynamic in the materiality of artistic practice.
The three participating artists exploit the unique ability of abstraction to cut across what is ordinary and act as a conduit to alternative ways of being and seeing.
As a result, the interchanging works have evolved from spontaneity, free play and intuitive choice of colour and materials.. They reveal a truth, rawness and authenticity of expression from each artist, devoid of constraints and conditions. The commonality of this truth forms the symbiotic relationship between the compositions of these artists’ works.


ARNOLD, CONWAY, HALPIN, KAHN, SIBINOVSKI, SIMMS, YOUSSEF

NEW GRADS 2

9 - 18 Feb 2017
Thursday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Opening Thursday 9 Feb, 6-8pm

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Our second group show featuring selected recent Bachelor of Fine Art graduates from National Art School. The work represents a diversity of artistic disciplines: painting, sculpture, printmaking and performance.

The artists in the second show are: 
Olivia Arnold, Tango Conway, Phoebe Halpin, Simon Kahn, Jade Sibinovski, Anerleigh Simms and Justine Youssef

AIZENBERG, BUCHOLTZ, ELIAS, HOLLAND, KAIN, SINCLAIR, YORK

NEW GRADS 1

26 Jan - 4 Feb 2017
Thursday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Opening Thursday 26 Jan, 6-8pm

Factory 49 is proud to announce two group shows to start the year, featuring selected recent Bachelor of Fine Art graduates from National Art School, Darlinghurst. The work represents a diversity of artistic disciplines: painting, sculpture, printmaking and performance.

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Artists in the first show include: 
Harry AizenbergAshlee Bucholtz, Elena Elias, Drew Connor HollandKirtika Kain, Scott Sinclair and Richard York.

SCA+NAS PROTEST POP-UP


SOS: The Art of Protest


Front Showroom & Office Space 
8-10 December 2016


The Art of Protest brought together students from Sydney College of the Arts and National Art School to present an archive of 2016 - the year of protest: objects and action.



PAM AITKEN & JACEK PRZYBYSZEWSKI

 


FACTORY 49
PARIS POP UP

the sky is ajar

18 August - 3 September
Thursday - Saturday
1 - 7 pm

Vernissage:
Wednesday 17 August
6 - 8 pm

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