OPENING NIGHT: Friday 30 August 6-9pm | DATES: 30 Aug - 13 Sept 2013


Paul Dew

Trish LeoneBasak Savcigil
Polly Hollyoak

Comfort Zone Perceptions
Front Gallery

In the comfort zone everything is familiar, it's known and expected. There you are productive and time consuming. Your perception is how you see, interpret yourself, others your situation. Structural supports are set against overscaled plains of cut-out silhouette which combine to resist unbalance, confinement, restraint, and imply a movement or a desired direction. Drawing on my own manufacturing experiences coming under economic and competitive pressures, the sculptures reflect on priorities skewed through the tensions and overloads of fractured time. Assembled with industrial components, the works speak of production whilst utilising figurative or animal analogies of personal roles, scripted within a work-life balance framework. The resulting artworks consider those overbearing production pressures of a job, counterbalanced with domestic joys and aims and are a negotiation of the time spent and lost through the numerous obligations dividing contemporary life.



Tales From The Fringe
Back Gallery

“…There must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do… I would imagine her and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well I hope that if you are out there and read this know that yes it is true I’m here and just as strange as you.” - Frida Kahlo

Tales From The Fringe celebrates the beauty of being strange, the wonderment of weirdness and the freedom to simply be.


Form on Form: Simulacrum at Play 2
Upstairs Gallery

Hollyoak’s large scale paintings borrow freely from the image bank of everyday modern life be it advertising, glossy magazines, visual merchandise or food. Furthering a body of work produced for Trocadero, Hollyoak continues a dialogue between pop and abstraction. Resonating with Baudrillard's theory of simulacrum, Hollyoak transforms images through cropping, colour and juxtaposition. As form and content evolve, the distinction between the real and the representation dissolves away.

'An RMIT Link Arts & Culture Supported Project'

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