A NEW FESTIVAL BRINGING TOGETHER ARTIST-RUN INITIATIVES AND EMERGING ARTISTS FROM ACROSS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND FOR 10 DAYS OF EXHIBITIONS, MUSIC, PERFORMANCE, PARTIES AND TALKS.
Title: Greater Union
Artists: Grace Marlow, Mia Van den Bos, Alex DeGaris, Brigid Noone, Anna Gore, Theia Connell, Marian Tubbs.
Location: Cinema One
Greater Union interrogates the shared foundation of artist-run initiatives—collaboration. These spaces rely heavily on the energy of a group of people who are actively seeking to contribute to the shape of the arts environment. In Greater Union, the artists explore collaborative art making practices to reimagine the disused Cinema One and bring out its potential for heightening collaborative reflection. Having mentor-based collaboration in its founding ethos places Sister in a meaningful position to consider the significance of collaboration as an organisational, curatorial, and artistic process. Members of the Sister team, together with local and interstate artists, will navigate the role collaboration plays in their varying positions as arts workers and practitioners.
Sister is a new artist-run initiative, based in Adelaide, South Australia, in its first year of operating. Sister emerged through mentorship with Fontanelle Gallery’s co-directors: Brigid Noone and Ben Leslie. Upon Fontanelle’s relocation, Sister inherited their Bowden space. The Sister team comprises co-directors Ashleigh D’Antonio and Mia Van den Bos and Gallery Manager Grace Marlow. Sister presents a range of contemporary artwork from South Australia, interstate and overseas, in exhibition, online and through a twice-yearly publication, and is predominantly focused on experimental and contemporary practices that interrogate current themes and issues that compel our next generation of artists.
ARTIST: Alex DeGaris