MetroArts

current exhibitions

BY ALEXANDRA SPENCE
Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 to Saturday, 5 October, 2019

Image credit: Listening with the river by Alexandra Spence, 2016, Audain Gallery Vancouver. Photo by Lukas Engelhardt.

Alexandra Spence's The cities, they tremble is a three-part audio-visual installation that traces the connections between place, identity and sound. The exhibition presents three works that consider the dynamic nature of the world, using sound as a way to reveal vibrancy within 'inanimate' domestic objects.

OPENING / 6pm, 18th September 2019

EXHIBITION / 18th September – 5th October 2019

METRO ARTS GALLERY, level 2

The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.

 

Wednesday, 26 June, 2019 to Saturday, 13 July, 2019

Image Credit: The Boy Diver by Alex Pyren, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.

The Boy Diver draws on a euphoric and emotional moment from the artist’s childhood to represent moments of self-determination, hope and futurity, awakening queer potentialities and energies that seem unclear in the present in order to revisualise the future.

OPENING / 6pm, 26th June 2019

EXHIBITION / 26th June – 13th July 2019

METRO ARTS GALLERY 2, level 2

The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.

Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 to Saturday, 5 October, 2019

Image Credit: The Longing by Sophie Bottomley, 2018. Image by Simon Hardy.

Sophie Bottomley's Shy Love is a new body of work featuring sculptural objects that capture moments of physical tension between two bodies. The exhibition will explore the bodily sensations we experience when we desire someone, highlighting the encounter between the masculine and feminine.

OPENING / 6pm, 18th September 2019

EXHIBITION / 18th September – 5th October 2019

METRO ARTS GALLERY 2, level 2

The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.

Wednesday, 24 July, 2019 to Saturday, 10 August, 2019

Flash Lights in Low Visibility investigates the detachment of incarcerated members of our community, who are never returned to full citizenship. The exhibition is concerned with the way that the legal framework and isolation of prison reproduces specific individualizing and moralizing systems. Heightened rates of Indigenous and Transgender incarceration undermine the validity of these systems. In considering these imbalances, the work also draws attention to the organization of space as a force for policing binaries, and for determining both the hyper-visibility and the invisibility of non-binary individuals.

OPENING / 6pm, 24th July 2019

EXHIBITION / 24th July – 10th August 2019

METRO ARTS GALLERY, level 2

The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.

Wednesday, 27 March, 2019 to Saturday, 13 April, 2019

Christine Morrow will exhibit new work that aims to complicate the traditional relationship between painting and architecture. The artist uses a new technique of creating structures out of paintings which zip together, constructing walls and partitions to occupy a space between painting, sculpture, installation and architecture.

OPENING / 6pm, 27th March 2019

EXHIBITION / 27th March – 13th April 2019

METRO ARTS GALLERY 2, level 2

The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.

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Wednesday, 24 July, 2019 to Saturday, 10 August, 2019

Image Credit: Cuts by Grace Blake, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.

Grace Blake's exhibition will be comprised of predominantly new work that considers a future dominated by non-human and hybridised beings. Blake will model formative anatomies and ecologies through the use of digital modelling software and 3D printing combined with 2D elements.

OPENING / 6pm, 24th July 2019

EXHIBITION / 24th July – 10th April 2019

METRO ARTS GALLERY 2, level 2

The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.
 

Wednesday, 27 March, 2019 to Saturday, 13 April, 2019

Shivanjani Lal's exhibition Yaad Karo looks at the history of migration that links her personal history to the indentured labour communities of India and the Pacific. It consists of 140 hand stitched maps and images from the artists' grandmother's archive. The exhibition creates a visible link between Lal and those communities by stitching together both personal and collective history.

OPENING / 6pm, 27th March 2019

EXHIBITION / 27th March – 13th April 2019

METRO ARTS GALLERY, level 2

The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.

Wednesday, 21 August, 2019 to Saturday, 7 September, 2019

Span by Torin Francis, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.

Gyre comprises site responsive installation, sculpture and moving image works that repurpose and re-contextualise objects that gauge and harness weather-related phenomena.
Francis reconstitutes the relations of these objects through their spatial and temporal positioning within the gallery space to explore the way in which the passing of time is perceived.

OPENING / 6pm, 21st August month 2019

EXHIBITION / 21st August – 7th September 2019

METRO ARTS GALLERY, level 2

The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.
 

Wednesday, 8 May, 2019 to Saturday, 25 May, 2019

Image credit: Trophy for potato by Hailey Atkins, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.

Hailey Atkins’ This is Pep Too! presents a body of new sculptural works and large-scale drawings that revise the meaning of ‘pep’ to incorporate the reality of failure and anxiety. Using playful form and colour, Atkins draws on the personal to articulate ‘in-between’ experiences and the uncomfortable yet potentially productive and funny spaces between doubt, failure and defiant enthusiasm.

OPENING / 6pm, 8th May 2019

EXHIBITION / 8th – 25th May 2019

METRO ARTS GALLERY, level 2

The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.

Wednesday, 21 August, 2019 to Saturday, 7 September, 2019

Image Credit: Unnamed by Priscilla Beck, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.

Priscilla Beck's exhibition Unnamed questions the meaning of art-making and experience within a gallery space. The installation is created by repairing the gallery with porcelain clay, which, over time, shrinks, cracks and falls away. The work contemplates and critiques medium, material and site.

OPENING / 6pm, 21st August 2019

EXHIBITION / 21st August – 7th September 2019

METRO ARTS GALLERY 2, level 2

The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2019 to Saturday, 25 May, 2019

Image credit: Diego Ramirez. ‘Postcard eXotica’ 2016. HD Video 30 minutes Edition of 5 + 2AP. Courtesy the artist and MARS (Melbourne).

As part of an exchange with Melbourne-based gallery MARS, Metro Arts will present the work of three innovative Melbourne video artists: Stephen Haley, Hannah Raisin and Diego Ramirez. In November 2019, a selection of Brisbane artists, curated by Metro Arts, will be exhibited in the Black Box, the dedicated video projection space at MARS, Melbourne.

OPENING / 6pm, 8th May, 2019

EXHIBITION / 8th – 25th March 2019

METRO ARTS GALLERY 2, level 2

The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.

Wednesday, 5 June, 2019 to Saturday, 15 June, 2019

Borderlines by Emma Lindsay, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist. This project is supported by The Dean Collection.

The exhibition recreates intense personal encounters with other species in National Parks, World Heritage sites and museum archives. The work connects human narratives to disappearing biodiversity, a perspective often edited out of the nature documentaries and their images of an apparently ‘untouched’ nature. The exhibition will present these inter-species encounters via painting, digital media, and installation.

OPENING / 6pm, 5th June 2019

EXHIBITION / 5th – 15th June 2019

METRO ARTS GALLERY, level 2

The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.

Wednesday, 26 June, 2019 to Saturday, 13 July, 2019

Image Credit: M/other Land by Roberta Rich, 2018. Image by Lyndon Campbell

We Koppel, We Dala reflects upon South African Apartheid history to consider adjacent histories of colonial oppression and their ongoing impacts. The exhibition presents archival documents and new video works that together focus on land, representation, identity, loss, migration, memory and the importance of resistance and self-determination.

OPENING / 6pm, 26th June 2019

EXHIBITION / 26th June – 13th July 2019

METRO ARTS GALLERY, level 2

The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.

M/other Land premiered at Arts House as part of Next Wave 2018. M/other Land is supported by Next Wave and the City of Melbourne through Arts House. This project was assisted by The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship. The program is administered by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).