FIFTY YEARS AFTER THE FIELD SYDNEY




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Catalogue essay: Lisa Sharp


FIFTY YEARS AFTER THE FIELD SYDNEY
Mainroom 29th August - 8th September 2018 
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 29th August
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6pm

The Field, 1968. An exhibition described by its curators as biased, directional and indicative of but a moment in time. Yet ever since it has had a profound effect on non-objective abstract practice - variously seen as a seminal, breakout and mythologised - it has been restaged and referenced many times; making it, paradoxically, a long and enduring 50-year moment of influence. For Fifty Years after The Field, Factory 49 has invited a number of Melbourne artists, and some Sydney artists, to consider the value and place of The Field in their contemporary non-objective practice. If, as one of its artists claimed, The Field was the only exhibition that ever opened a gallery and closed an art movement, what now?
Artists: Lila Afiouni, Adrian Corke, Tracey Coutts, Robin Kingston, Susie Leahy-Raleigh, Sara Lindsay, Suzanne Moss, Lindy Patterson, Jessica Pearless, Stephen Wickham, Elefteria Vlavianos

KATHRYN BLUMKE





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Water 3
Mainroom 16th August - 25th August 2018 
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 15th August
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6pm

Through the use of colour, shape and watercolours, Kathryn Blumke evokes sensations, memories and experience of the waterscape. 

OFFICE PROJECT SPACE + OUTDOOR WALL




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RO MURRAY 
#yallourn  #hazelwood
1st August - 2nd September 2018 

Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 1st August
Office Project Space 1st August - 2nd September 2018 
Outdoor Wall 1st August - 22nd September 2018
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6pm

Wall murals which explore the material intersections between colour and form, referencing the particular geometry of A-series rectilinear shapes. These compositions in red and black are an ongoing investigation into spatial relationships.




Announcement

Factory 49 is pleased to announce that we have a gallery/residency starting in Paris in September 2018. Called Factory49 Paris, it is a 3 year project.

If you are making NON-OBJECTIVE work and would like to be selected, please send an email with some images of your work to 


Factory 49 Paris Gallery and Residence
Address: 10 rue de Chaligny 75012

The gallery is at 10 rue de Chaligny 75012, a lovely tree lined street with a bar/ cafe next door, a supermarket across the street and an automatic laundry. At one end is a roundabout with a lovely fountain and seating. At the other end is the entrance to the metro (line 1, Reuilly-Diderot). It is a 10 minute walk to our friends gallery Abstract Project at Nation. Cafes and restaurants abound and the old and very good Aligree farmers markets are nearby open every day.

There are 3 rooms, the gallery in the front room (20m2 which will be repainted white), the residency in the back room (8m2, fitted with bed settee), and the toilet in the middle. The residency will have a shower and kitchenette. The artist can bring husband/wife, partner or friend.

As we will be renting the 40m2 space, there will be costs involved. Each exhibition/residency is for 4 weeks.

You have the choice of:

The cost for each artist for a solo exhibition and residency will be E1,500 
plus
1 catalogue production at E90 
Electricity at 0.25€/KWh 
Catalogue printing

There is also an alternative of a residency and sharing the exhibition space with a Euopean artist (if possible).
The cost for each artist for a shared exhibition and residency will be E1,000 
plus
1 catalogue production at E45 
Electricity at 0.25€/KWh 
Catalogue printing

The European artist will pay E 500
plus
1 catalogue production at E45 

There are also 2 periods for exhibition only E 500
plus
1 catalogue production at E90 

The artist is totally responsible for arranging and paying for
  • airfare and all travel costs
  • all travel insurances and any other insurances including those required for art
  • any required customs forms and any import charges for art works at customs

    The artist will pay
  • electricity at 0,25€/KWh. 
  • the cost of catalogue printing
  • The artist will be responsible for hanging the exhibition,
  • organizing the opening night on the Wednesday 6 - 8 pm
  • minding the exhibition from Thursday to Saturday 1 - 7 pm
  • demounting on the last Saturday
    Attached are some images of the gallery and the  Schedule for 2018 and 2019 with available spots.


    Successful artists will be required to pay 50% of costs immediately on signing the Letter of Agreement with the balance one month later (no refunds). 
    Postage, insurances etc are the responsibility of the artist.

    We are looking forward to receiving your interest for this fabulous opportunity.

    Pam Aitken 
    Co-ordinator of International Affairs


For more information, images and schedules please contact Factory 49 at factory49@optusnet.com.au




LISA TOLCHER





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LIMINAL SPACES
1st August - 11th August 2018 

Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 1st August
Main showroom, 1st August - 11th August 2018 
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6pm

Lisa Tolcher’s work demonstrates a strength and vulnerability that is driven by process and an empathy for the inherent rhythms found in her repurposed materials. Liminal Spaces explores the formal qualities of light, space and line, all the while revealing the artists’ mark through time based and playful investigation.

Curated by Steven Cavanagh

SYDNEY PARIS SUNRISE

Galerie
ABSTRACT PROJECT
Lieu de création, de réflexion et de diffusion

















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Sydney Paris Sunrise
25th July- 11 August 2018

Works by Arvid Boecker and Dominique Romeyer are presented by Factory 49 at Galerie Abstract Project. 

Abstract Project 
5, rue des immeubles industriels
75011 Paris
contact@abstract-project.com




ELKE WOHLFAHRT

Galerie
ABSTRACT PROJECT
Lieu de création, de réflexion et de diffusion




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Indeterminately Scrunched
5th July- 21st July 2018 

Elke Wohlfahrt's work is presented by Factory 49 at Galerie ABSTRACT PROJECT. Elke Wohlfahrt is an Australian artist with a German background. She studied painting, sculpture, performance and installation at University of Sydney College of the Arts.
Indeterminately Scrunched 1 to 8 is a series of ‘performative sculptural paintings’ on rice paper. 

Abstract Project
5, rue des immeubles industriels 
75011 Paris 
contact@abstract-project.com

FIONA HALSE



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FIONA HALSE: Solo Exhibition
18th July - 28th July 2018 

Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 18th July
Main showroom, 18 - 28th July
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6pm

Fiona Halse’s four large abstract paintings unravel within Factory 49’s industrial space and reconfigure it in a sequence from illusionist space to flat suspension. The changes across the four works are traced through haptic passages and kinesthetic energy within the surfaces of the works. 



LOVE/ NOLAN/ HOCK




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LOVE/ NOLAN/ HOCK
5th July - 14th July 2018 

Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 4th July
Main showroom, 5-14th July
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6pm


Madeleine Love, Jo Nolan and Brontë Hock explore the intersection of classical painting technique and experimental practice. The artists practice a contemporary form of non-objective painting, emphasizing materiality, gesture and form. Their abstractions are physical experiences, clarifying the relationship between natural elements and the constituents of paint and canvas, and offering sensual respite from our increasingly disembodied lives. 

ANNUAL GROUP SHOW





ANNUAL GROUP SHOW
Opening Wednesday 20 June 2018, 6 - 8 pm
Thursday 21 June to Sat 30 June 1 - 6 pm

Featuring works by artists Lila Afiouni, Jac Font, Cornelis Timmer, Tania Alexander, Pia Larsen, Judy Marsh, Nicole Ellis, Lisa Sharp, Shelly Anfield, Sharon Williams, Stephen Wickham, Beth Kirkland, Lynne Castaway, Karen Benton, Fiona Halse, Barbara Halnan, Kendal Heyes, Harry Aizenberg, Ro Murray, Susan Andrews, Jan Handel, Elisabeth Bodey, Peter De Lorenzo, Spider Farzam and Chris Packer. 

ANGUS CALLANDER


COLD COMPRESS
Opening Wednesday 6 June 2018, 6 - 8 pm
Thursday 7 June to Sat 16 June 1 - 6 pm

Cold Compress is an exhibition of new paintings by Angus Callander. Tethered to traditions of early 20th century abstraction and colour theory, the work sets up oppositions between negative and positive space, visual depth and flatness and illusory depiction and benign fields of colour.

FILL IN THE BLANK


Current exhibition features work by F49 committee members: Ro Murray, Jac Font, Tara Lyubicic and Molly Wagner.

Opening Wednesday 23 May 2018, 6 - 8 pm
Thursday 24 May to Sat 2 June 1 - 6 pm

At Factory 49, 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville 2204

GROUP COMMITTEE SHOW



Group Committee Show
15 March - 19 May 2018
Thursday - Saturday, 1-6pm
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 14 March

Current exhibition features work by F49 committee members: Pamela Leung, Molly Wagner, Pam Aitken, Jamie Bastoli. 

MOLLY WAGNER

'Constellations Made by Walking...' 
(Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit)

10 - 19 May 2018
Thursday - Saturday, 1-6pm
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 9 May 

‘Constellations Made by Walking’is a collection of artistic responses to Wagner’s pedestrian experiences in urban, suburban and regional areas. Her walks and artworks seek to evoke the complex cultural and political relationships between the body, imagination and the world. 

RO MURRAY

A-four to A-zero (2018) 
27 April - 5 May 2018
Thursday - Saturday, 1-6pm
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 25 April

A-four to A-zero is an exploration through lino printing of the material intersections between colour, form and paper, referencing the particular geometry of A-series rectilinear shapes. The elusive translucency of architectural negatives forms the ground for overprinting in geometric shapes derived from an A4 lino block. These compositions in red and black form an ongoing investigation into spatial relationships.

THE ABSTRACT PROJECT

THE ABSTRACT PROJECT
12 - 21 April 2018 

Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 11 April
Main showroom, 12 - 21 April 
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6pm


The Abstract Project’ a collaboration between artists Elisabeth Bodey, Jan Handel and Alexandra Kennedy. Works made in response to or as an outcome of their 2017 residencies at Abstract Project Galerie, Paris. This residency program, now in its third year is a joint initiative of Factory 49 & Abstract Project.

GROUP DRAWING SHOW

GROUP DRAWING SHOW
28 March -  7 April 2018 

Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 28 March
Main showroom, 28 March - 7 April 
Thursday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Recent works from local artists responding to Contemporary drawing. Featuring works by artists Mark Brown, Pia Larsen, Gail Kenning, Lisa Sharp, Sepideh Farzam, Elizabeth Day and Michelle le Dain. 

GRAZIELA GUARDINO


Coexistence (2018) 
14 - 24 March 2018
Thursday - Saturday, 1-6pm
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 14 March


Coexistence (2018) explores the relationship between material, colour and the construction of unity between opposing elements. 
Through a continuous process of experimentation, organic lines, geometric shapes and materials - such as fabric, canvas, polyester and wood - are used to juxtapose ideas of reality and illusion; fragility and strength; as well as absence and presence. 
The pouring of translucent acrylic glazes on different materials - and allowing gravity rather than a paintbrush to dictate ending forms - result in overlapping layers to form different compositions on the surfaces, adding levels of nuances to the work. 
As a result, the artist's emphasis is on the sensory perception of the viewer and the materiality used in the pieces. The ambiguous components found in the works are meticulously created to offer the viewer a sense of coexistence and interactions of opposites. 
By examining and deconstructing the meanings within the layers and materials, it became a thought - provoking process to demonstrate how opposing elements can rely on each other to exist.

Email
grazielaguardino@hotmail.com




GROUP SMALL SCULPTURE



GROUP SMALL SCULPTURE SHOW 2018
28 February -  10 March 2018 

Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 28 February
Main showroom, 28 Feb - 10 March 
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6pm

Recent works from local artists working in forms of contemporary sculpture. Featuring works by Artists Kate Mackay, Piergiorgio Zangara, Diablo Mode, Molly Wagner, Yeliz Yorulmaz, Christine Wiltshier, Pia Larson, Basilios Papaioannou, Judy Marsh, Nadia Odlum, Alan Rose, Annelies Jahn, Sharon Williams and Tanya Richards. 

BASILIOS PAPAIOANNOU





Octopussy Cornered 

14 - 24 February 2018

Thursday - Saturday, 1-6pm

Opening Night: Wednesday 14 February, 6-8 pm


A reclusive creature, Octopussy (Octopus gallus) was first discovered in its larval stage (diameter of .5m), in Los Angeles during the month of June 2015, with many reported sightings throughout the city but after a week it disappeared.


There was another sighting, in its juvenile stage (diameter of 2m), in Sydney on the 24th of July 2016 that lasted for only 5 hours but we are privileged to have a mature specimen (diameter of 8m) in the gallery for the next 2 weeks.

No one knows how big it will eventually get, as scientific analysis has revealed that the body is made up of 8,000 free range egg shells, as each one was individually cracked, cooked, washed, soaked, dried, stored over a period of 8 years and as you can see it is slowly making its way up the wall, as it does not like to be cornered!


basiliosp@hotmail.com
http://www.coroflot.com/basilios 





GROUP PRINT SHOW













GROUP PRINT SHOW
31 January -  10 Feb 2018 

Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 30 January
Main showroom, 31 January - 10 February 
Thursday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Recent works from local artists responding to the contemporary print medium. Featuring works by artists Stephen Wickham, Lana Ryles, Julia Kennedy-Bell, Karmyn Gibson, Jan Handel, Jamie Bastoli, Michelle Le Dain, Tanya Richards, Pia Larsen, Geraldine Walsh and Rebecca Stapleton. 
Factory 49 is looking for new members to join the gallery's committee!

This is a great opportunity to get involved with the gallery and participate in the world of non-objective art, this is a two year commitment with a free showing at the gallery each year. Let us know if you're interested at Factory49@optusnet.com.au

SYDNEY ART EXCHANGE

















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DO NOT TOUCH DO NOT LITTER
30 November - 9 December 2017
Finissage 6 - 8 pm Saturday 9 December
Sydney Art Exchange explores the processes of collaborative art production and paper making at Factory 49 in Marrickville. Given its manufacturing past, and its more recent history as a gallery space, Factory 49 is an apt location for this exploration of the humble medium of paper, with its limitless transformative possibilities.

Website
http://www.sydneyartexchange.com.au

FABIAN FREESE





















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Fast Forward
16 - 25 November 2017
Thursday - Saturday, 2-6pm

Opening 6 - 8 pm Thursday 16 November
Fabian Freese‘s solo exhibition, Fast Forward is his second show in Australia since he shows in very different parts of the world including New York City, Berlin, London, Tokyo etc. His main topic is color, space, time and how they react to each other. Freese’s works reflect memories and experiences collected on his travels to exhibition venues in different continents alongside the resulting engagement and communication with people he met while travelling. This all lead to the current exhibition Fast Forward which is effectively a visual presentation of his recent international journey as an exhibiting artist. The show at Factory 49 is a temporary site specific installation and minimal paintings based on his studio in Germany.

Website
www.fabian-freese.com
Facebook: fabian.freese.artist
Instagram: fabian_freese

PETTER KREUGER

















Implicit Masonry
10 November - 25 November 2017
Thursday - Saturday, 2-6pm

Opening 6 - 8 pm Friday 10 November

Factory 49 is delighted to introduce Petter Kreuger, a Swedish artist with his first exhibition in Australia. These small dioramas use scale, colour and confined presentation to playfully investigate architecture and abstract concretism.

Website: http://www.petterkreuger.com/

Instagram: pkreuger