Opening Saturday 14th March 5pm | Princes Park Magazine

Elemental Systems: India Kenning  

Image credit: Elemental Systems, India Kenning


Elemental Systems, a solo exhibition by emerging artist India Kenning, explores the agency and vulnerability of the nonhuman. Working sensitively with natural elements from significant sites in Tasmania, the artist forms symbiotic relationships with her work through performative gestures of care and protection. Housed beneath Battery Point in the subterranean corridors of the historical site Princes Park Magazine, Elemental Systems presents ‘assembled landscapes’ of stone, ice and living matter. These fragments or micro-ecologies of Tasmania are a response to the artist’s connection to place and also prompt us to consider the fragility and ephemerality of the nonhuman.

Opening Event: Saturday 14th of March from 5.00pm, with activation of the artworks throughout the night
Exhibition continues: Saturday 14th - Wednesday 17th of March 11-3
Artist in conversation: Tuesday 16th of March 11.30am
Location: Princes Park Magazine, Battery Point.






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 10th, 11th of December 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

Exhibition opening times 18:00 - 20:00 in Kelly's Garden on December 10 and 11


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


ABOUT HOBIENALLE

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.













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 

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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December 7th, 2017 — February 10th 2018 IMAS Mawson exhibition space | IMAS Reception and IMAS Wet Laboratories, 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point

Welcome to the Anthropocene



 Pony Express 




Curated by Kira Askoroff

Pony Express collaborating with Professor Beth Fulton
Ken + Julia Yonetani collaborating with Assoc. Professor Julia Blanchard
Selena de Carvalho with Dr. Alistair Hobday

Welcome to the Anthropocene is an art/science collaboration between Constance ARI, The Centre for Marine Socioecology (CMS), The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Hobart, Tasmania.


        




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



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Thursday 29th March - Sunday 8th April | Loading Dock space at the School of Creative Arts on Hunter Street

Quiet Breathing | Pirrin Francis



“A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing”

from Endymion by John Keats

“When I started making work for this show, I was getting over a bout of homesickness. I sought familiarity through everyday rituals; getting into bed every night and sleeping became this safe, welcome experience that I would look forward to. I became interested in dreams as alternate timelines or narratives and how the process of retelling these events often felt so similar to recalling memories. I found myself romanticizing memories of home, until they almost felt like fiction; like a personal mythology. In an attempt to maintain some kind of connection and intimacy with home I kept a dream diary and collected transcripts of my family’s dreams over several months with an aim of finding links between us despite our physical distance. In ‘Quiet Breathing’ I have created a new narrative using this collection of transcripts, recorded conversations, messages and my own memories of home as a way to understand where I belong now.”

Pirrin Francis

                     

Pirrin Francis is a Hobart-based artist who works with installation, text, photography, sound, moving image and sculpture. Her practice is concerned with compiling and re-constructing personal narratives to create spaces where reality and imagination intersect. These stories arise out of lived experiences as well as an interest in mythologies and the natural environment.

Francis graduated from QUT with first class honours in 2011, and has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo, group and collaborative exhibitions in Brisbane, Melbourne and Lille (France).










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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Sunday 10 June—Sunday 24 June, 5–9pm | Old Good Year Warehouse, corner of Argyle and Bathurst Street

The Pink Palace





Dexter Rosengrave & Patrick
Maria Blackwell & Karen
Samuel Mountford & Kristy
Tess Campbell & Michael



In 1963, the colour of the Risdon Prison walls led the Mercury newspaper to dub it ‘The Pink Palace’. Despite its slow fade into beige, the nickname stuck.

Over the past six months, four Tasmanian artists have been working in collaboration with four Risdon Prison inmates to create a series of new video works examining time on the inside, as part of a project facilitated by Constance ARI in association with Dark Mofo 2018. The results include a potato currency, virtual inmates, endurance performance by proxy and a horse named Salvadore.











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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Saturday 12th May | Victoria Gunpowder Magazine, 20 Carriage Dr, Queens Domain TAS 7000

Raw Form



Chloe Alison Escott (Hobart)
BABY (fka Callan) (Melbourne)
Carolee Schneemann (New York)
Damien Jalet/Gilles Delmas (Paris)


An exhibition and performance space of raw states, as achingly personal as it is dissonant and uncertain. (Eco)sexuality, identity, spiritual force, a lyrical and narrative reflection on nature, society, its slippages, its resistances. Exploring subconscious and connective forces through the reflective offering of art and the creative mind.




Carolee Schneemann, Fuses, 16mm film. 18 min, still. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York








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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Friday 5th October—Sunday 14th October | Kelly’s Garden and Sidespace, Salamanca Arts Centre

they tell you which rock they were and how they travelled so far   

Images: Josh Quigley


Alana Collins
Gabbee Stolp
Jessica Quinnell

Curated by Caitlin Fargher

they tell you which rock they were and how they travelled so far
brings together four women: Alana Collins, Jessica Quinnell, Gabbee Stolp and Caitlin Fargher (curator). These artists look to the past to untangle intricate narratives in poetic and sensitive ways within the confines of Kelly’s Garden, delving deep into the emotional and the elemental. A conversation emerges between the materials and personal histories, highlighting the importance of the personal within historical narratives of settlement, trauma and impact on landscapes.



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

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