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




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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



















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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



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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.

SEPIDEH FARZAM






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sensitivity 
A Solo Exhibition
Main room 14th - 24th November 2018 
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 14th November
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6pm

Sepideh Farzam’s artwork focusses on memory and identity, and also, what it means to be female is at the heart of her creative practice. She uses clothing, thread, fabric, collected objects to convey the assertion of gender identity, emotion, vulnerability and the body. 

SANDRA CURRY



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Unmasked 
A Solo Exhibition
Main room 24th October - 10th November 2018 
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 24th October
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6pm

Sandra Curry's works expose the wooden ground beneath the painted 
surface, thus dignifying the ordinary status of the wood, making it equally 
truthful and commensurate with the fine art status of the paint. An 
alchemical transformation occurs which opens up greater cause and 
interpretation beyond the inherent beauty and/or banality of the natural 
wood. The integrity and visual impact of these works rely heavily on the 
hard crisp edge between paint and ground, to which end the application 
and removal of masking tape is fundamental.

NICOLA MCCLELLAND




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Summits and Temporal Ruins
Mailroom 11th - 20th October 2018 
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 10th October
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6pm

Nicola McClelland’s latest solo exhibition, Summits and Temporal Ruins,
amalgamates refined monochrome coordinates-mementoes, removed from the architectural site that was once the artist’s home, with the raw detritus of urbanscapes - concrete, cardboard, plastic and asphalt. McClelland’s process-driven practice embodies a language that resonates literally and metaphorically in uncertain cultural and geographical contexts.

Photographs by Ben Guthrie

OUTDOOR WALL






DIANE SCOTT
26th September - 8 Dec 2018 
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 26th September
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6pm

MAX LAWRENCE WHITE



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A Solo Exhibition 
A body of new, large scale works
Mainroom 26th September- 6th October 2018 
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 26th September
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6pm

These works continue the artist's interest in the relationships between colour and form, which manifests in a dedicated exploration of geometry and specific colour combinations. 

PAM LEUNG




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A THOUSAND KNOTS IN JINGDEZHEN
Mainroom 12th- 22nd September 2018 
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 12th September
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6pm

Spanning video, sound, installation and in-situ work, ‘A Thousand Knots in Jingdezhen’ encapsulates and restages Pamela’s experiences during an artist’s residency in Jingdezhen in April this year. The never-before opened suitcase she brought back from the ceramic town contains not only the ceramic knots she made but also the connections forged between people and places there. In showcasing this new body of work, the artist would like to share with you the multi-sensory memories of this experience.

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.