The project that will be presented at the George Paton Gallery from the 13th of November to the 8th of
December (opening night on the 30th of November) is called Le Lendemain, meaning in French, the day
after tomorrow, the future. Six artists: Leanne Bock, Rebecca Diele, Kayleigh Gogh, Meredith
Marshallsea, Rachel O Connor, and Christina Darras are the participants, all VCA graduates from the same
COVID cohort from different cultural and professional backgrounds, ages, and creative languages. The
project is curated by Christina Darras.
The residency – exhibition explores the space and time after graduation and the transition from academic to real life. What are the personal experiences of this transition? How are we finding our path reentering the stratosphere of reality? How do we assess our acquired knowledge? How and in which way has our creative thinking and making shifted in VCA? And what does this mean? Can we revisit old ideas with a different, more profound approach?
The Hand Becomes The Needle * Sattelite Event of Craft Contemporary
The Hand Becomes The Needle Collaborative work with Rebecca Diele
Sattelite event of Craft contemporary
Off the Kerb Gallery
Christina Darras and Rebecca Diele present a cohabitation of works titled The Hand Becomes the Needle. Darras and Diele explore tactile experiences with threads and needles to inform their art practice. Their art is expressed through embroidery and a long-dedicated process, where a sharp metal tool repeatedly marks the paper or the canvas’s surface to map the geography of the mind.
Soft Speech Sattelite Event of Craft Contemporary
Soft Speech Collaborative work with Narelle White
Sattelite event of Craft contemporary
McClelland Sculpture Park Design Store
Soft Speech is a small-scale installation of whispering threads and ceramic artefacts. Draping, falling, looping and coiling, Darras' weavings form a subtle dialogue with White's small-scale sculptural relics. Through this collaborative artwork, Darras and White explore the elusive language of their materials and the conversations that grow between them. Their tactile creations reach for each other, fabricating a shared ecosystem in which to dwell.
Finalist Lester Prize 2023
The Lester Prize Main Awards exhibition will be held at The Art Gallery of Western Australia from 22 September to 26 November 2023.
Katty Adano (WA) • Louise Ernestine Anders (SA) • Rita Attwood (VIC) • Phil Barron (WA) • Revee Bendixen (VIC) • Alycia Bennett (SA) • Stephen Brameld & Jay Staples (WA) • Ian Chapman (NSW) • W.H. Chong (VIC) • Mark Chu (VIC) • Joshua Cocking (WA) • Sophie Corso (SA) • Greg Creek (VIC) • Christina Darras (VIC) • Angie de Latour (VIC) • Natalie de Rozario (WA) • Julia Donney (NSW) • Jane Ericksen (QLD)? • Tarryn Gill (WA) • Rachel Grove (VIC) • Minjung Kang (WA) • Bahman Kermany (NSW) • Kate Kurucz (SA) • Nerissa Lea (TAS) • Kelly Maree (NSW) • India Mark (NSW) • Ali Marshall (QLD) • Effie Mandalos (VIC) • Savannah Matthews (WA) • Anna Nazzari (WA) • Sarah Paton (WA) • Cameron Richards (WA) • Monica Rohan (QLD) • Charlotte Ruth (NSW) • Khashayar Salmanzadeh (VIC) • Natalie Scholtz (WA) • Robert Shepherd (NSW) • Oliver Stokes Hughes (NSW) • Liz Stute (VIC) • Brooklyn Whelan (QLD)wil
Finalist at Wyndham Art Prize 2023
In 2023, more than 550 works of a very high calibre were entered into the Wyndham Art Prize and 71 were shortlisted for exhibition, 9 being local artists. Join the artists, judges and community to celebrate the 2023 finalists and winners.
Curated by dr megan evans and Olivia Poloni
Artists: Ourania Amvrazis, Ingmar Apinis, Mart Basa, Anna Battersby, Jeremy Blincoe, Deirdre Boeyen-Carmichael, Claire Bridge, Penny Burnett, Fiona Cabassi, Patricia Casey, Benjamin Cole, Bonnie Connelly, Christina Darras, Penelope Davis, Karl de Waal, Jessica DiCosta, Patrick Duffy, Elizabeth Dunn, Mito Elias, Moey Eltom, Aidan Gageler, Louise Galea, Enza Gandolfo & Arty Owens, Bob Gibson, Clive Gono, Tim Gregory, Ali Griffin, Jody Haines, Stephen Haley, Spencer Harrison, Katherine Hattam, Guy Hayes, Kristy Hussey, Zoe Jones, Kate Just, Ayman Kaake, Duain Kelaart, Damien Laing, Laniyuk , Ryan Andrew Lee, Katheryn Leopoldseder, Eugenia Lim, Arrayah Loynd, Penny Mason, Hannah McKellar, Louise Meuwissen, Lucia Mocnay, Rachel Morley, Nandita Nadkarni, Britt Neech, Rukz One, Connor Ovenden-Shaw, Helen Philipp, Izabela Pluta, Victoria Reichelt, Abbey Rich, Carol Rowlands, Thitibodee Rungteerawattananon, Johny Salama, Lee Salomone, Carman Skeehan, Mark Smith, Cathy Staughton, Meagan Streader, Datsun Tran, Jen Valender, Elizabeth Anne van Herwaarden, Luke Wagner, Sarah Walker, Moreen Wellington Lyons, Prita Tina Yeganeh.
Exhibition dates: Thursday 17 August until Sunday 22 October 2023
Mon - Fri: 9am till 4.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11am till 4pm
Curator floor talk: Saturday 2 September 2-4pm
Instagram Project - One Thing A Day
Christina Darras Shop - Instagram
Video: Christina Darras - Bottle People - by Robobop (4:49 min)