Emerging Aboriginal Artist call out — Applications close 30th November at Middnight

ngayapi niyakara (born to dream) | artist call out




ngayapi      niyakara (born to dream) is a partnership between the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC) and CONSTANCE that provides a paid opportunity for an emerging Aboriginal artist based in lutruwita (Tasmania) to present a new temporary artwork or project in an outdoor public space of their choice in nipaluna (Hobart).

CONSTANCE and the TAC invite Aboriginal artists to submit an application for ngayapi    niyakara. Emerging artists or a collaborative group working in any artform are welcome to apply, such as sculpture, painting, printmaking, performance, video, media, writing and design - anything! Previous experience with the display of artwork in public spaces is not required. To apply, artists are required to describe the idea they want to explore through this project, provide examples of past work and a written biography.

ngayapi     niyakara will be presented in the first half of 2020. The selected artist or artists will receive an artist fee of $2018 to create the work. You will also be provided with additional funding for materials, production, installation, marketing and opening night expenses. Travel allowances and accommodation are available for applicants based outside of nipaluna. The selected artist(s) will be supported by members of the TAC (Sara Maynard) and CONSTANCE (Caitlin Fargher and Rebecca Holmes) in the development, installation and presentation of the artwork.  


Key dates
Deadline for submissions - 30 November 2019, Midnight
Successful applicants notified - Mid December 2019
Exhibition dates - Early 2020, negotiated with successful applicant

How to apply
- Fill in the application form online HERE
OR
- Pick up a form at a TAC office or ask us to send you one. You can email your form to constance.director@gmail.com or post to
    PO Box 186 North Hobart TAS 7002

For more information
Email TAC - Sara Maynard at Sara.M@tacinc.com.au or 6234 0700 (Sara)
Email CONSTANCE - Caitlin and Rebecca at constance.director@gmail.com  or 0417 702 198 (Caitlin)




ngayapi     niyakara; born to dream    

(ngye yah pee)           (nee yah kah rah)

In palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines







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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October 2019  |  Applications close 30 November  

CALL OUT: Board members 





Apply to be on the
CONSTANCE Board.


We are looking for new people to join the CONSTANCE ARI Board!

CONSTANCE are a project-based, Artist-Run Initiative, led by a board of volunteers. We create paid opportunities for early-career arts practitioners to develop and present innovative and experimental work in varied settings. CONSTANCE provide artists with critical support, resources, and audience engagement to realise quality projects.

CONSTANCE projects are situated in, and responsive to, a wide variety of sites. Our projects have occupied historic buildings, vacant real estate, underground spaces, city streets, arts festivals and partnered within conventional galleries.

CONSTANCE’s site-less model minimises ongoing administrative expenses, allowing us to position artist remuneration and production quality as the priority of all our projects. This model allows CONSTANCE to be flexible and adaptive, pushing the organisation into ambitious new territory with every show.

The varied sites and responsive structures of CONSTANCE projects allow us to connect artists with diverse audiences, and continually broaden our engagement with communities.

You can apply for an executive role on the CONSTANCE board or just to be a general board member.

Board Member role descriptions:
CHAIR
TREASURER
SECRETARY
PUBLIC OFFICER
INCLUSIVITY OFFICER (Position currently vacant)
GENERAL BOARD MEMBER (Position currently vacant)



If you are excited by this description and want to be part of what we do, apply online HERE.

Applications are due by midnight, 30 November. 


Your application will be reviewed by the current board of CONSTANCE and successful applicants will be notified in December. 








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 2018 program is assisted
through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts..



                                



                      

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HOBIENNALE (2.0) | 15—23  NOVEMBER 




Visit for hobiennale.com the 2019 Program and updates 

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative  Boxcopy  Bus Projects  c3 Contemporary Art Space  Cool Change Contemporary Constance  Desire Lines  Digi Youth Arts  FELTspace  Firstdraft  Frontyard  Good Grief  KINGS Artist-Run  MEANWHILE  Outer Space  play_station  recess  Sawtooth ARI  Visual Bulk  Vibrance  Watch This Space




Past HOBIENNALEs:












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.

See the dedicated Hobiennale website for more info.















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 2018 program is assisted
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Tuesday 15th October - Saturday 19th October 10am-3pm 

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 Panel Discussion from Constance ARI on Vimeo.

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.







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 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.

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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Opening Thursday 6 June, 5–9pm |  Old Hobart Blood Bank & Merchant Store

¢ompo$t | DARK MOFO 2019

Install documentation: Remi Chauvin 

Hayden Fowler
Georgia Lucy
Red Slyme Incubator
Loren Kronemyer
Caitlin Franzmann
Lecture performances by Lucas Ilheim and Grace Gammage

Curated by Lucy Bleach and Nadège Philippe-Janon

“I am a compost-ist, not a posthuman-ist: we are all compost, not posthuman”
Donna Haraway, Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene, Chthulucene: Making Kin

In response to the 2019 Dark Mofo premise of a forest, we sought to engage with the elemental and dynamic proposition of compost; as a process of intermingling, incessant transformation and its potential for extractive currency. We invited artists, presenters and writers who in some manner engage with a notion and physicality of grit and exchange, stemming from a desire for mess and agitation - of bodies, thinking, materials, and economy.

¢ompo$t is sited in the fecund, subterranean spaces of an empty, heritagelisted colonial building of trade and commerce in central Hobart, and whilst built as a site of profit and exchange, the building was appropriated as a blood bank for a wounded population during both world wars. The implications of the disparate forms of currency housed within the building’s architecture have become enmeshed in the matter of the building, its episodic visions of profit and care, as well as the associated rituals enacted within it.

¢ompo$t explores a notion of currency as composting - a process of comingling and circulation, of growth and decomposition, vitality, opportunism, proliferation, and transformation. ¢ompo$t becomes a metaphor for breaking down invented divisions and dichotomies to reveal the inextricably interlinked nature of energies, psychologies, ecologies and economies. Dig into the mud.

Re-distribute priorities. Microcosms are connected to macrocosms. Our economical paradigm is connected to ecological wellbeing.

In bringing this exhibition into being, we would like to thank the artists, Hayden Fowler, Caitlin Franzmann, Georgia Lucy Ingall, Loren Kronemyer and Red Slyme Incubator (Hannah Hallam-Eames and Samuel Jackson); presenters/writers Isabella Foster, Grace Gamage and Lucas Ihlein; Constance A.R.I, MONA, Dark Mofo and The Behrakis Group for the generous use of the site.

X Lucy & Nadège 


Opening Night 
6.15pm Welcome to country with Sinsa Mansell
6.30pm Georgia beach. A story pulled from a bin. One that spins like a ballot. Storytelling performance by Georgia Lucy

Saturday 15th of June | ¢ompo$t aeration |  Lecture performances 2 - 4pm

Lucas Ilhein - Baking Earth - Soil and the Carbon Economy
Grace Gamage - On forgetting her ambient body temperature
Second iteration of storytelling by Georgia Lucy


Presented by Constance ARI and Dark Mofo

Catalogue: 









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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.

We create paid opportunities for early career arts practitioners to develop and present innovative and experimental work in varied settings. CONSTANCE provide artists with critical support, resources, and audience engagement to realise quality projects.

CONSTANCE projects are situated in, and responsive to, a wide variety of sites. Our projects have occupied historic buildings, vacant real estate, underground spaces, city streets, arts festivals and partnered within conventional galleries.

CONSTANCE’s site-less model minimises ongoing administrative expenses, allowing us to position artist remuneration and production quality as the priority of all our projects. Furthermore, this model allows CONSTANCE to be flexible and adaptive, pushing the organisation into ambitious, new territory with every show.








THE BOARD OF CONSTANCE 2019

Priscilla Beck
Chair

Priscilla Beck is an artist and writer living in nipaluna/Hobart. Priscilla completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Queensland College of Art, Brisbane in 2011, and received Honours (first class) from the University of Tasmania, Tasmanian College of the Arts in 2016. Priscilla was a founding director of Addition ARI, and is currently Chair of the Board of Constance ARI. Priscilla was an Artist In Residence at UTas in 2017 and a studio resident at Contemporary Art Tasmania in 2018/19. Her work has been shown both locally and interstate. Priscilla’s art practice is open-ended and speculative, she often works within set frameworks to create subtle, material-based installations. Each work is deeply connected to process and place, and uses art practice and systems as the ‘site’ within which to respond. Her practice is complemented by a portfolio of critical and creative writing and facilitating projects in the community.


Tess Cambpell
Secretary

Tess Campbell is a media artist and freelance videographer based in nipaluna/Hobart, Tasmania. She regularly collaborates with other artists and film makers and has worked in areas of dance, theatre and performance. Her own practice is preoccupied with speculative fiction in film.


Caitlin Fargher
Public Officer

Caitlin Fargher is a multi-disciplinary artist working in sculptural installation and curating. Graduating with a Bachelor of Media Arts and Honours in Fine Arts at UNSW Art and Design in 2017 in Sydney, she has now returned home to be based in nipaluna/Hobart. Her work is created through an embodied practice that explores the space between romantic and colonial/destructive understandings of landscape. Her curatorial practice aims to bring artists together to create a necessary conversation concerning both personal and entangled histories, materials and sites. Alongside her arts and curatorial practice, Caitlin is an arts administrator at Rosny Farm Arts Centre (Clarence City Council), Public Officer at CONSTANCE ARI and Treasurer at Good Grief Studios.


Pirrin Francis

Pirrin Francis is an artist based in Hobart, Tasmania. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the Queensland University of Technology in 2011 and has exhibited interstate and internationally. Prior to moving to Tasmania, Pirrin worked at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern art in Brisbane as a public program’s officer where she had the opportunity to work on programming for the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial and the GOMA turns 10 Summer festival in 2017. Pirrin uses installation, video, sound and sculpture to present personal narratives using material derived from ephemeral experiences like dreams and recollections to explore ideas of belonging, place and identity.


Grace Herbert

Grace Herbert is an artist and facilitator based in Hobart, Tasmania. She studied a Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture) at RMIT University and Honours in Sculpture at the University of Tasmania. Her work uses a mix of installation, sculpture, video, photography and digital media to examine practices of material production, architecture, construction and ownership of property. Her research driven and often site-responsive practice focuses on how the effects of capitalism are materially realised in our built environments. Grace has exhibited her work in solo and group shows and festivals locally and internationally. Grace’s individual arts practice is co-constituted by curatorial and arts writing activities. Alongside her arts practice, Grace is the Co-Founder and Facilitator of Visual Bulk and Co-Founder and Facilitator of HOBIENNALE.


Rebecca Holmes
Treasurer 

Rebecca is an artist, art educator and administrator. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the University of Newcastle in 2010 and a Master of Art Curatorship at the University of Sydney in 2013. Rebecca moved to Hobart to work as an Art Educator at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery,  where she started the TMAG Children’s Festival. She now works as the Visual Arts Program Officer at the Moonah Arts Centre.


Liam James

Tasmanian born artist Liam James completed his Bachelor of Contemporary Art at the University of Tasmania in 2010 with Honours from the Australian National University in Canberra in 2012. Now based in Hobart, he has shown work in various galleries across Tasmania, and has exhibited nationally and internationally.

He has an accompanying curatorial practice that has seen him involved with artist run initiatives, and project based exhibitions that inform and compliment his practice. James works primarily with photography, creating evocative scenes and portraits rich with references to Australian art history, his personal identity and the wider canon of art. Each image cleverly critiques its place in this dialogue, and provokes questions from the viewer about the discomfort of belonging, and our understanding of art and local history as it is presented to us and by whom.


Amy Parker

Amy Jane Parker (b.1990, Narrm/ Melbourne) is an artist currently living and working between the unceded lands of the Boon Wurrung, Wurrundjeri and palawa people. Through a fragmented language, hinged upon both material and allegory, her work highlights the ways in which bodies are imbricated in both material and immaterial ways. Her practice draws attention to the repercussions of fictive self-containment, that sustains a denial of inter-dependency and supports extractive economies.

Recent solo exhibitions include Phrasal Breaches, Firstdraft, Sydney (2018); elslelslelslelslelslelslelslelslelslelslelslelslelslelse (running else), Punk Café (2017) and Blank Verse at TCB Art inc. (2017). Amy is currently working with filmmakers Sam Mountford and Tess Campbell as one iteration of her research project on Antarctic krill. Amy has attended residency programs at the University of Tasmania (2017), Frontyard Projects (2017), and at Textílsetur Íslands, Blönduós, Iceland (2013).


Nadia Refaei

Marketing Officer

Nadia Refaei is an artist based in nipaluna/Hobart. She received a Bachelor of Arts in 2014 and Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in 2015 from the University of Tasmania and has exhibited locally and interstate. Drawing on both personal and broader histories, Nadia uses photography, installation and video to explore cultural tropes and intersectional identity from a de-colonial perspective and as an Arab-Australian. Alongside her arts practice, Nadia is a freelance creator and has worked in migrant support, event management, and communications, including most recently at Contemporary Art Tasmania.


Nadege Philippe-Janon

Nadege Philippe-Janon is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Hobart, Tasmania. Her practice explores the inextricably interlinked nature of systems, beings and materials, and spans across 2D/3D, installation, animation and video.





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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 2018 program is assisted
through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts..



                       



                      

Mark