Monday, 5 December 2011

Kirsty Rebecca Hall "I'd Love To... But I've Just Got A Few Things On At The Moment" 28th November - 14th December

On the Monday night of the 28th we opened Art Space Co-Curator Kirsty Rebecca Hall's show to a very warm  and emotionally understanding reception, everyone was particularly arrested by the piece "Emotional Vampire". See it before it's gone.

“ I’d Love To…..  But I’ve Just Got A Few Things On At The Moment” is a mixed material installation that chronicles the deconstructed inner workings of a frantically organised brain.

In each of the nine boxes you will see a different autobiographical element of the artist's current situation.
Some of the subjects include waging war with an emotional vampire, planning a wedding for the 11th of December, the learning and relearning of emotional and physical self management, the nightmares and day-mares surrounding stress and grief, the vulnerability of the one closest to her, unresolved reproductive-system health problems, dealing with the pressure to perform and be assessed for things that were originally intended to be fun, the endless writing and rewriting of lists, procrastination, anxiety and the inability to relax. 

The Artist just wants to drink red wine, watch Bridezillas and feel better about herself. But there's no time!


Kirsty Rebecca Hall is an artist originating from New Zealand's North Island. She has been based in Melbourne since 2005. Primarily a painter, the artist favours works with a strong personal narrative. This collection of works acts as both a catharsis and a healing for the artist.

The Artist has changed her surname (due to family politics) 3 times in her life. There will no longer be an issue with her surname after this show however. Kirsty is getting married on the 11th of December, during this show! By show's end she will be the wife of a loving man who’s name she has chosen to take. 
This will be the first and last show by the artist known as Miss Kirsty Rebecca Hall.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Tul Suwannakit "Jerry Lives Here" 3rd November - 27th November

On Thursday night we opened Tul Suwannakit's new exhibition "Jerry Lives Here" to really excited surprised viewers. His beautiful taxidermic mice made their attempt to challenge our previously held feelings towards those tricksy little critters. It runs to the 27th of November so if you haven't been up to level 7 yet, start scampering!

Tul Suwannakit "Jerry Lives Here"

Tul Suwannakit’s installation works depict the presence of animals within urban environments.  He utilizes the use of taxidermy with everyday materials and other media such as video projection and photography to recreate allegorical scenes of animal vulnerability and displacement.  The staged narratives explore ideas of dislocation and alienation, isolation and adaptation, and the relationship between reality and fiction that act as an empathetic point of connection in relation to the co-existence of animals and humans.

Tul Suwannakit installing.


“ My body of works deal with the adaptive and opportunistic nature of mice within human domestic environments, where everyday materials are transformed into places of comfort that result in unexpected surprise and humor. Through the interchangeable play between reality and fantasy, I examine how the viewer interacts with the presence of “the mouse” that can be seen as fascinating and morbid creature, which essentially evokes us to think about the sentimental value of life, the need for shelter, mutual tolerance and acceptance.  The staging and placement of the taxidermied mice with various objects also explore timing of the viewing experience and emotive quality of the narrative scenes.”