Opening 10th, 11th of December 2020 6—8pm | Kelly’s Garden Salamanca Arts Centre 

Gestures of Care  



Sofie Burgoyne
in collaboration with Tess Campbell
& generous participation of Alison Jales, Geraldine Beaubien & Rosemarie Campbell

Gestures of Care peers into the choreographic structures and bodily gestures that emerge from, contain, and imprint women’s bodies while they perform their everyday work in the industries of care. It is an ongoing research project of dance artist Sofie Burgoyne. For the purpose of this event at Salamanca Arts Centre, Sofie would like to work from these questions: In a time when it would seem that care for the self, care for another and / or care for the environment is clouded with complexity, can we learn how to care from these female care-giving bodies? Are there temporal, spatial and corporeal tools that we can practice in order to manifest care giving into our daily lives? The event will include three short films, each of a Tasmanian woman whose daily work is in care-giving, participatory performative practices and live dance performance. Contained in the films, practices and performance are gestures of care decontextualised, re arranged and expanded upon, inviting the receiver to share a proximity to embodied care giving. 








CONSTANCE acknowledges and respects the palawa people as the traditional and ongoing owners and custodians of lutruwita. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

CONSTANCE ARI 2019 program is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts..

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HOBIENNALE 


Images by Lucy Parakhina









ABOUT HOBIENNALE

HOBIENNALE is a free biennial festival of art, music, performance and public programs presented in and around Hobart by a collective of independent artist-led organisations and cooperatives from around Australia and New Zealand.

In 2019, the festival brought together 21 artist-led organisations and cooperatives, showcasing the work of around 100 artists and musicians in 21 exhibitions across 15 venues.












HOBIENNALE (or HB17 for short) was an arts festival which took place around the greater Hobart region from the 3rd – 12th November 2017. Bringing together a large group of independent initiatives from across Australia and New Zealand, with each curating an exhibition as part of the program, HB17 featured 83 artists in 18 exhibitions across 12 venues.

The festival used a range of existing galleries and unusual spaces across the city. There were exhibition openings, performances, artist talks, workshops, music and many parties.


HOBIENNALE acknowledges and respects the Palawa people as the traditional and ongoing custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania). We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.













CONSTANCE is an off-site, project based A.R.I based in nipaluna / Hobart. CONSTANCE is focused on creating critical dialogues and engagement within, and  beyond, the local Tasmanian arts community through supporting experimental and critical praxis.


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CONSTANCE acknowledges and respects the palawa people as the traditional and ongoing owners and custodians of lutruwita. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

Constance ARI program is assiste through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts..




                                 



                      

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Tuesday 15th October - Saturday 19th October 10am-3pm  | Kelly’s Garden, Salamanca Arts Centre

Shadows on the Hill |  Dan McCabe




As housing prices in our major cities continue to climb, the Australian Dream of owning a suburban home becomes an even bigger mountain to conquer. But is it worth the hike?

Constance have taken up residence in Kelly’s Garden. We have invited Perth artist Dan McCabe to present his performative-installation 'Shadows on the Hill' within the walled colonial garden.

Dan McCabe will pitch a tent he has designed and made to look like a 1980s Mitsubishi Magna wagon. Inhabiting the tent for a few hours each day, McCabe will host conversations with the public about their experience of housing instability in Australian cities.

The work is a tongue-in-cheek, though critical comment on housing instability in Australia. The artist inhabits sought-after waterfront real estate for free in a city where the stressors of tourism, rental instability and the rise of air bnb have left many homeless or insecure. Many young people are increasingly finding themselves locked out of the housing market, and are forced to seek alternative modes of living in the world.

Situating this work in Hobart is particularly resonant at this point in time.

Alongside the installation we have invited Hobart comedian Brittany Szlezak and writer James Dryburgh to reflect on the themes of the work in a critical discussion on Saturday 19th October, as part of the closing event. 
Shadows on the Hill: Conversations with the Artist
Tuesday 15th October — Saturday 19th October 10am-3pm


Shadows on the Hill: Panel Discussion and Closing event
Saturday 19th October 4pm - 8pm

The panel discussion will be chaired by Alexandra Grieve-Johnson, with a Welcome to Country and introduction from Kartanya Maynard.




Shadows on the Hill Panel Discussion from Constance ARI on Vimeo.





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Opening Sunday 29 September From 5.30pm at the Waterside Pavillion, Argyle Street Performance lecture begins at 6 pm

Between artifice and a non movement, there floats a faith | Grace Gamage 




Between artifice and a non movement, there floats a faith by Grace Gamage follows a series of relayed impressions and observations diffused across the periphery of a proposed illegal action: The Spiking of the Hobart City Water Supply.

For Between artifice and a non movement, there floats a faith, Gamagepresents a performance lecture and publication that follows her attempt to spike the Hobart City water supply with an active agent. Between January and July 2019 this action was proposed, reviewed by an appropriate government entity, passed on and reviewed again by a separate government entity before being authorised briefly and later vetoed. In Hobart the buildings are porous and absorbent like gauze, soaking walls weep with all others. There's water gathering and pressure rising. Regardless of the veto Hobart, please know the water is changed.

If you would like a copy of Grace’s work and catalogue, please contact us and we can send one out to you! 

This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.

Image: Photo by Ken Bruland, sourced from https://www.adn.com/science/article/mythbusting-place-where-two-oceans-meet-gulf-alaska/2013/02/05/#_



Sunday 29 September
From 5.30pm at the Waterside Pavillion, Argyle Street
Performance lecture begins at 6pm







CONSTANCE acknowledges and respects the palawa people as the traditional and ongoing owners and custodians of lutruwita. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

CONSTANCE ARI 2019 program is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts..

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Opening Event: 5.30pm, Friday 2 August Exhibition runs: 10-5pm 2nd-3rd August, 2019  |  Fern Tree Community Centre

False Feeling



Lauren Burrow
Erin Crouch
Renee Cosgrave
Neika Lehman
Ben Richardson
Katie West

Curated by Olivia Koh 

False Feeling responds to the term “pathetic fallacy” coined in art and literature by English cultural critic John Ruskin (b.1819). The term defines a writer’s overly sentimenta attribution of human feeling to the surrounding environment, inanimate objects and animals, translating from Latin to English as ‘false emotions’. Moving away from these critical origins, False Feeling considers works that instead, measure a separation between an artist’s sensibilities and their relationship to the external. Artists in nipaluna | Hobart and Naarm | Melbourne respond to perceived pressures in relation to nature, landscape, language systems, religious figures and narratives. False Feeling reconsiders contemporary and traditional functions of natural and found objects and the malleability of language analogous to the shaping of materials in painting, sculpture, video and ceramics.


Olivia Koh is an artist living and working on unceded lands of the Kulin nation (oliviakoh.net). She co-organises recess, an online platform for moving-image works with Kate Meakin and Nina Gilbert (recess.net.au).



Opening Event: 5.30pm, Friday 2 August
Exhibition runs: 10-5pm 2nd-3rd August, 2019 
Fern Tree Community Centre
Getting there: www.metrotas.com.au/timetables/hobart/fern_tree/ 








CONSTANCE acknowledges and respects the palawa people as the traditional and ongoing owners and custodians of lutruwita. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

CONSTANCE ARI 2019 program is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts..

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