146 ArtSpace Hobart
4 February – 10 March, 2016
Somewhere, Away is an exhibition of works presented by CONSTANCE ARI. The show posits a want for belonging, and proposes that distance and desire can lead to a deeper individual understanding of place and persons.
The artists selected for Somewhere, Away belong to our island, but are currently gone, (New York, London, Portugal, Melbourne), and in their state of absence they create and send back an expression of yearning.
CONSTANCE ARI is currently ‘away’. Away from a physical space, on-going funding, and a traditional form. This doesn’t mean we don’t belong. We are always away, but always somewhere.
Currently lives and works in Lisbon
James’ work explores specific social and cultural relations, often embracing mutability and paradox. His videos and installations investigate the spaces between individual and collective identity, memory and history, fact and fiction through personal, observational and performative approaches.
James’ has exhibited extensively in group and solo exhibitions throughout Australia and Europe. He has been awarded international studio residencies in Los Angeles and Liverpool, UK through the Australia Council for the Arts. In 2012 he was awarded the prestigious Samstag Scholarship to participate in the Maumaus Independent Study Program in Lisbon. In 2010 he won the City of Hobart Art Prize and in 2009 he was awarded the Qantas Foundation, Encouragement of Contemporary Art Award.
James is an Associate Lecturer, at the Tasmanian College of the Arts and has been a guest lecturer at the City University of New York and the Liverpool School for Art and Design, John Moore University, Liverpool.
He lives in Lisbon, Portugal and Hobart, Tasmania.
Fernando do Campo (b. Mar del Plata, 1987) is an Argentinian and Australian artist, writer and curator. He is currently an MFA candidate at Parsons The New School for Design, New York. He has exhibited in group exhibitions throughout Australia and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include; Localized Contagion, Praxis International Art, New York (2015), Figure behind a lake, Australian Consulate, New York City (2015), Come away closer, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin (2014) and Two clouds passing behind stars, Mclemoi Gallery, Sydney (2013). Fernando has received awards from the Regional Arts Fund, Arts Tasmania, the Ian Potter Cultural Trust and the Australia Council for the Arts as well as undertaking residencies at the Cite International des Arts, Paris (2012) and Schloss Laudon, Austrian Ministry of Culture, Vienna (2013). Fernando is a 2014 General Sir John Monash Cultural Scholar. He is represented by Praxis International Art, New York.
Aiden Morse is an artist living in Melbourne, Australia.
Laura Hindmarsh, b 1987 lives and works between London and Hobart, Tasmania. Her work has been exhibited at Standard Practice New York, Apiary Studios London, CCP Melbourne, Ve.Sch Vienna, TMAG Hobart, DARK MOFO Hobart, QVMAG Launceston and PICA Perth. She has previously undertaken studio residencies through Contemporary Art Tasmania, Big Fag Press Sydney, Bm:ukk in Residencie Vienna and Cite Internationale des Arts Paris and Kyoto Arts Center.
In 2014 she undertook a mentorship in London with artist Sally Golding supported by Arts Tasmania, Ian Potter Cultural Trust and Copyright Agency, leading her to continue working in London.