Quota Supernova – Zero Gravity Galleries @ Mothership Studios
As part of the upcoming Sydney Fringe Festival, we invite you to the opening of “Quota Supernova” – An exhibition of new works by Zoë Walford and Shannon Johnson.
This show is comprised of mixed media pieces exploring Ideas of what it is to be female in all its pain and glory. A personal reflection comprising furious ponies, pole dancers and a Kings Cross witch/icon are a few allies. Using acrylic, spray paint, collage and drawing, the work moves through pop art, street art, neo expressionism and dada to create punk and whimsical works too bring joy, reflection and escapism.
Exhibition Opens: Wednesday 11th September 6pm-10pm Fabulous guest performance by Dweeb City at 9pm
Exhibition runs from 11th – 22nd of September 2019 Gallery hours: 10 – 5 Saturdays & Sundays. Weekdays by appointment. Zoë 0431377658. Shannon 0417456073
Zoë Walford is a mixed media artist combining collage, drawing and paint. She satirically celebrates themes such as sexuality, mythological creatures, as well as human characters in internal self-portraits. She takes influence from urban environments, films, Punk, 80’s cartoons, artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Hannah Höch, Kurt Schwitters and Gareth Sansom just to name a few.
Shannon Johnson‘s work is informed by the visual information of the city streets, from graffiti, advertisements, to deco tiles on shop fronts, and peeling paint. She explores high and low art, with influences like Warhol, Basquiat and the French Nouveaux Realiste Jacques de la Villagre. Her work incorporates collage, spray paint, drawing and tends to be quite texture heavy. Dada’s readymades and Rauschenburgs also informs her mixed media paintings. Inspiration comes in found objects, ripped posters on the streets, abandoned buildings, old books and stories, second hand toys, child hood memories, giant trees, mysterious deep-sea creatures, thunder storms, and graffiti.
“GIRL BAND FROM SPACE, WE CAME TO EARTH TO MAKE EARS BLEED AND KNEES WEAK. ”
This weekend, artists Heathcliff Sheridan, Kay Orchison and Tommie Kelly each bring their own distinctive interpretations to the ancient art of Tarot.
On the evening of this Sunday 1st of September, please join us between 6pm and 8pm at Mothership Studios for the launch of The Jigsaw Tarot, The Kitchen Sink Oracle and a celebration of the Forty Servants Deck.
Heathcliff Sheridanis a visual artist and practicing Wiccan.
The Jigsaw Tarot is based in his long-standing collage practice. It focuses on the use of found images to describe the nature of the Major and Minor Arcana in a minimalist modality.
His oblique symbolism demands a clarity of purpose in the reader and his textural use of photocopying and tearing distances the deck from traditional overly-prescriptive detailed illustration.
Kay Orchisonis a multidisciplinary artist and accidental psychogeographer.
The Kitchen Sink Oracle is a cardification of the divinatory practice his friends insist on describing as Trashomancy: he collects things from the gutter and thinks it means stuff.
Using pareidolia and free association to read random objects as symbols and making “sentences” out of them as metaphors for possibilities distracts the mind from overthinking and allows you to surf the waves of emergent probabilities.
Art, dreams, magic and childhood all share a neurological origin aft of the frontal lobes and these cards are a portable method of tapping into that without having to walk 10km a day and collect icky things with your actual fingers.
Tommie Kelly (Ireland) is an artist and writer.
His popular magick blog Adventures in Woo Woo also features his painting and photographic work. The Forty Servants is a 40 card Oracle Deck that can be used as a Divination system and a Magical system.
Like other Oracle Card Decks, it can be easily used for Divination to gain insight on problems at hand, discover insights from the past, or look somewhat into the future.
However, unlike most other Oracle Decks it has a second purpose -a Magical purpose. The 40 Characters of the Deck can also be used as Servitors (Or Servants/ Powers/ Energies/ Archetypes) to get you more of what you want and less of what you don’t want.
Exhibition continues until Saturday 7th September, by appointment only. Please call Kay on 0487 440 886 for more info.
–We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land, the Cadigal and Wangal People of the Eora nation. We would like to pay respect to Elders past, present and future, and all indigenous people dispossessed by European colonisation.–
Artist Made is excited to present a new collection of artworks by Sydney-based visual artist Sage Fury at Zero Gravity Gallery.
The exhibition features a fantastic series of paintings in many delicious palettes. There is a special collection of other pieces by Sage and guest collaborators Johanna Glassborow and Rob Maxwell in a variety of mediums.
– Exhibition duration – Wed 6 Feb to Sun 17 Feb We welcome you to come and hang out! Mon – Fri 6pm – 8pm Sat & Sun 10am – 4pm
Opening Night Performances: F.A.B. presents: Pinkwashing [Marlena Dali & Matthew Grant] Skye Gellmann
Exhibiting artists: Paul Matereke Jason Wing Cecily Lomax Thomas Thorby-Lister Thomas C. Chung Jessica Pickford Tessa Rex Tamara Hall Onnie O’Leary Christie Torrington Jordan Charles Stokes Monika Viktoria Diak Herbert Peppard Rowena Grace Angel Gill Pewka Zilla Susannah Boothroyd Misty Lee Talbot James Mudd Liron Gilmore Jen Campbell-Smith Louise Campbell-Smith Monica Fahey & Joel Cohen Cayn Rosmarin & Leigh Perrett
The methods and systems in which plant-life communicate, grow, feed, mobilise and reproduce is fascinatingly sophisticated. Surprisingly, many of these processes and systems are mirrored in our contemporary, technologically activated lives. Botanical Mechanics brings together a diverse selection of artists, scientists and creative practitioners to explore these intersections and to muse on how we might better work with and learn from the natural environment.