IAN THOMAS














circle sequence

Main room 9th - 19th October 2019
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 9th October 2019
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 pm

Ian Thomas has an obsession  with circles. Incessantly drawing them in rows of three becomes an unthinking act after a while, semi-mechanised even, given that the circles are traces of vinyl records - 12", 10" and 7" - drawn at different speeds, naturally; the artist's body the arm across a (turn)table, his hand its stylus. Thomas practices art in a way that allows us to see an unbroken continuity between the natural and designed worlds, between thinking and actions: from the natural gestures of the hand, to thinking around a problem, to the spinning of the globe. 
Prof Stephen Loo
UNSW Art & Design

SALIENT CIRCUMSTANCES


SALIENT CIRCUMSTANCES

Main room 25th September - 5th October 2019
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 25th September 2019
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 pm

Marisa Pasicznik Ross, Tala Kaalim, and Rachel AV Sherwood come together in a group show to consider humanities treacherous relationship with nature though the lens of material experimentation. 

INTERSTICE GROUP SHOW



INTERSTICE

Main room 11th - 21st September 2019
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 11th September 2019
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 pm

Interstice presents ceramics, drawing, painting and fibre, as multiple forms and media that unite at the exhibition stage by Alison Smith, Ahn Wells and Caelli Jo Brooker. 

GROUP TEXTILE SHOW



GROUP TEXTILE SHOW

Main room 28th August - 7th September 2019
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 28th August 2019
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 pm

Five artists Lisa Andrew, Elizabeth Day, Lesley Gionanelli, Lisa Tolcher, Judy-Ann Moule explore textile, in colour pattern and form. 


ELIZABETH RANKIN & SARAH EDDOWES


DOMESTIC PATTERNS

Main room 14th - 24th August 2019
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 14th August 2019
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 pm

Rankin and Eddowes explore a variety of patterns in the domestic space. They address Pattern as an organisation of the visual as well as a behavioural practice in the domestic space. Their diverse work recognises the pleasures of private life but also the darkness (or danger?) that can exist therein. 

ANNUAL GROUP SHOW



ANNUAL GROUP SHOW

Main room 31st July - 10th August 2019
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 31st July 2019
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 pm

This year our Annual Group Show coincides with Inner West Council Midjuburi Precinct (Marrickville Ward) Creative Trails weekend 10-5pm Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August. The show includes works by Lana Ryles, Alan Rose, Beata Geyer, Barbara Halnan, Julien Bowman, Harry Aizenberg, Cornelis Timmer, Sepideh Farzam, Christine Boiry, Louise Blyton, Karmyn Gibson, Sarah Fitzgerald, Kathryn Blumke, Kate Mackay, Peter de Lorenzo, Elisabeth Bodey, Tania Alexander, Lila Afiourni, Elizabeth Johns, Gail Kenning, Jacky Ferrand & Catherine Gaillard-Remontet, Michelle le Dain, Anya Pesce, Beata Geyer, Pia Larsen, Ro Murray, Ebony Secombe, Stephen Wickam, Karen Benton, Reena Naidu, Lisa Sharp, Sharon Williams, Pam Aitken and Judy-Ann Moule. 

WENDY COHEN & IOULIA OUROVSKAIA


WENDY COHEN AND IOULIA OUROVSKAIA

Main room 17th - 27th July 2019
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 17th July 2019
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 pm

Wendy Cohen and Ioulia Ourovskaia are emerging Sydney based artists, and recent graduates from the National Art School. In this joint show they focus their separate painting practices on geometric abstraction with asymmetrical shapes.

OUTDOOR WALL

YURIA OKAMURA



Outdoor Wall 3rd July - 13th July 2019
Opening 6-8 pm Wednesday 3rd July
Thursday - Saturday, 1-6 pm 

Photo Courtesy of Artist Yuria Okamura at 
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzWwN10guMl/ 

TRACEY COUTTS



DISPOSITION
Solo Exhibition

Main room 3rd - 13th July 2019
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 pm

There are any number of ways to divide a space. And any number of ways to rearrange and act within it. As the matter settles unto a new being, revealed too is a motion of what could be. 

THE COMMITTEE SHOW



THE COMMITTEE SHOW

Main room 19 - 29th June 2019
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 19th June 2019
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 pm
This show is a partial retrospective by twelve committee members at Factory49 since founded. Artists include Kate MacKay, Chris Packer, Michelle Le Dain, Tania Alexander, Tara Lyubicic, Ro Murray, Harry Aizenberg, Pam Aitken, Mandy Burgess and Amarie Bergman.



GROUP PRINT SHOW


GROUP PRINT SHOW

Main room 5th - 15th June 2019
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 5th June 2019
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 pm
This show highlights experimental printmaking in various forms by  Anna Russel, Rhonda Nelson, Pia Larsen, Tanya Richards, Lana Ryles, Karmyn Gibson, Kendal Heyes, Brenda Livermore, Jan Fieldsen, Anie Nhue and Pam Aitken. 
Work with Factory 49 in 2019: ever considered joining or working with our management 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

CHRISTINE BOIRY



Kinetic Trail

Office Project Space 22nd May- 15th June 2019
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 pm

NUANCE














NUANCE

Main room 22nd May- 1st June 2019
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 pm

Five artists responding to the theme "Nuance" : Bogumila Strojna and Christine Boiry (Paris); Lynne Eastaway, Chantal Grech and Peter De Lorenzo (Sydney). 


PIA LARSEN

up in the air

Main room 8th May- 18th May 2019
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 8th May 2019
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 pm

A mass of metal hangs suspended above a concrete floor, the form comprised of thin horizontal stainless rod interwoven with others bent into circles, ovals and hooks. Shadows cast by the lines and shapes have been recorded on the surrounding walls in charcoal.



LARGE SCALE SCULPTURE SHOW


LARGE SCALE SCULPTURE SHOW

Main room 24th April- 4th May 2019
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 24th April 2019
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 pm

Works by Anya Pesce, Elke Wohlfahrt, Karen Benton, Paul Hattaway, Dell Walker and Billy Gruner. 

CAROLINE COLLOM



The Commute

Main room 10th - 20th April 2019
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 10th April 2019
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 pm

The Commute. Headphones on. Podcast, Radio 2 or Spotify? Play... Walk. 
Surrounded by unorganised shapes, forms and colour as we go from one place to another. Different angles, different light, different scenes. We are constantly interplaying with the geometric environment we live in. 

PATRIZIA BONDI





This Way Up

Main room 27th March- 6th April 2019
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 27th March 2019
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 pm

Patrizia Bondi's intricate, quasi-architectural constructions built out of salvaged cardboard arise from her interest in contemporary socio-political issues. Her work focuses on the relationship between the rapidly changing nature of social relations and the total entrenchment of global finance in daily life. 

THE OTHER ART FAIR



THE OTHER ART FAIR

Factory 49 is delighted to be part of the Other Art Fair, showing 12 artists of different practices from sculpture, drawing, installation, painting and print making. 

KARMYN GIBSON & CATE NORTON




A joint exhibition by Karmyn Gibson and Cate Norton  

Main room 13th March- 23rd March 2019
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 13th March 2019
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 pm

Cate Norton and Karmyn Gibson's reductive objects and
paintings revolve around ideas retrieved through play,
chance and experimentation. These current works follow
an interest in the industrial, and its attending materiality
and precesses to sit between a 'real' and made up world.

JACKY FERRAND & CATHERINE GAILLARD-REMONTET




Catalogue
Duetto

Main room 27th February- 9th March 2019
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 27th February 2019
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 pm

LOUISE ALLERTON & LISA PATRONI



















Catalogue

FLEXURE
Main room 13th February - 23rd February 2019  
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 13th February
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6pm

This joint exhibition brings together the artistic practices of Louise Allerton and Lisa Patroni. The two artists come together to explore the commonalities in their retrospective practices and experiment with divergences. Their commonality lies in the questioning of structures that frame and influence thinking and perception, while their individual practices of painting and photo media express these themes contrastingly.

RO MURRAY & MANDY BURGESS



Catalogue

SORT IT OUT
Main room 30th January - 9th February 2019  
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 30th January
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6pm

"SORT IT OUT" is a collaborative installation by Ro Murray and Mandy Burgess, 
which extends the act of making into a challenge to document the content of their yellow bins. 
They playfully approach sculpture using discarded rural metal fragments to make symbolic open vessels. 
Their process-oriented constructions are drawings in space.