Aquittal 2021

Becoming Scores    (2021)

Images: Gabrielle Eve

Becoming Scores explores this relational unfolding: the between and betweenness of body and beyond. Through performance, game play and installation, three emerging artists engage with time, memory and knowledge as it is formed and felt within our material thresholds.

Ink into skin to document the present, build upon and erase marks of the past; soft, sculptural forms to touch and be touched, exchange at the point of body-beyond; a role-playing game to explore possible future bodies through propositional world-(re)building.

Together, these works consider whether, in the embodied beyond of our beings, we are each (always) becoming scores.

Artists: Gene Montgomery, Abbie Calvert, Kate Marshall

Curator: Hannah Foley

Site: Visual Bulk


The Pink Palace: From Isolation    (2021)

Ridson Prison x CONSTANCE ARI

Documentation of The Pink Palace: From Isolation; a selection of works by nipaluna/Hobart-based artists in collaboration with Risdon Prison inmates. The process paired five artists, Laura Gillam, Cassie Sullivan, Anna Eden, Wesley Millstone and Sofie Burgoyne with inmates resulting in a successful show and a valuable community partnership. CONSTANCE and Risdon Prison aim to continue this creative exchange, culminating in a biennial exhibition.

Curated by Constance ARI board members, Tess Campbell & Maria Blackwell.


Making Ground     (2021)

(Images: Remi Chauvin)

Making Ground was an exhibition presented by CONSTANCE ARI for Mona Foma 2021 curated by Nadia Rafeai. First Nations and artists from the diaspora will staged an exhibition on sites of colonial ruin: a city park, a suburban hillside, and the shores of the river.  The exhibition considered displacement, connection and memory in the digital age.

Artists: Marian Abboud, Elyas Alavi, Hannah Bronte, Shiraz Bayjoo & Shivanjani Lal, Dean Cross, Sancintya Mohini Simpson, Shireen Tawell

Sites: Princes Park, Alexandra Battery, Blinking Billy Point 


House Show 2.0     (2020-21) 


House Show 2.0 was a virtual exhibition created by Rebecca Holmes, Tess Campbell and Jason James, that brought together 6 real-world exhibitions, presented within rooms in artists’ houses across lutruwita/Tasmania made during lockdown. 

Artists: Alethea Coombe & Eden Meure (Hobart), Josh Foley (Launceston), Jessie Pangas (Gawler), Reece Romagnoli-Townsend (Nubeena), Twin Sticks (Launceston), Luke Viney (Ulverstone). 

House Show 2.0 was presented in partnership between Constance ARI and Sawtooth ARI and supported by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund.


The Chain     (2021)

Second Echo Ensemble x CONSTANCE

Second Echo Ensemble and Constance ARI presented Luke John Campbell in The Chain. A site-specific installation at the GASP Wilkinsons Point Pavilion.  The site was activated for opening and closing performance events, with an installation in between.


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/Pakana 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’s program is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts..

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