According to Chance
27 June – 22 July 2018
Opening night Wednesday 27 June 6-8pm
The principle guiding my work is the belief that chance events open up opportunities of discovery. The chance event of a glitch, an error in a structured system, has been rendered in needlepoint tapestry with wool on canvas in an attempt to stabilise its ‘intrusion’ through aesthetic re-interpretation.
The same image has been used throughout this series, which originated in a computer glitch of one of my works. This was then screen printed and cut into 9 cm squares to provide the template for individual tapestries. Compositionally, chance changes the relationship of components on an unconscious level, with the outcome differing from that of a considered composition.
The process of needlepoint is labour intensive and contradicts the essence of chance and the glitch. Each individual stitch represents a pixel from digital imagery, bringing the digital and analogue together. We are in perpetual motion in an age of digital information, quickly moving to the next image or piece of information. Perhaps the tapestry will give the viewer reason to slow down, ponder for a moment the time taken to build up the work in contrast to the instantaneous digital breaking down of the glitch.
Sarah Edmondson is an emerging artist currently completing her Masters of Fine Art at National Art School, Sydney. She was a finalist in Stills: National Still Life Award 2017, receiving a judge’s commendation. Edmondson graduated with a BFA, Distinction from the University of Newcastle in 2014. She was highly commended several times during her undergraduate degree and was a finalist twice in the Gosford Art Prize. Edmondson presented a solo exhibition at Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle, in 2013, and has been included in various group exhibitions since 2014.
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Image: Sarah Edmondson, c5/1, 2018, wool on canvas needlepoint tapestry, 33.6 x 33.6 cm, framed
Parramatta Artists Studios is excited to announce the opening of a second studio location in Rydalmere. Applications are now open for artists to be a part of the new studio facility.
An initiative of and managed by Parramatta Artists Studios, the new studio facility at Rydalmere provides studios to artists from Parramatta, Western Sydney and Greater Sydney. The Rydalmere Studios have received funding to operate for 2 years and offer a program that is differentiated from the current PAS studio program by:
- a focus on engaging with artists who are beyond their emerging career stage
- offering longer studio tenancies of up to 2 years
- offering warehouse-style studios with scope to make work of scale
- re-engaging with former PAS studio artists to contribute to career sustainability, as well as,
- engaging with new studio artists, furthering PAS’ impact upon artists’ careers.
Studio tenancies will begin in late August / early September 2018. For more information, please see our Studio Application Information Guide.
To apply, please complete the online application form.
Applications close 29 July 2018, midnight.
PCA Pop Up Exhibition
June 6 – 28, 2018
Featuring a selection of past Print Commissions and prints from the historic 100 x 100 Portfolio
Prints by 14 students studying at 7 leading universities.
Australian National University, Canberra
Monash Art, Design & Architecture, Monash University, Melbourne
National Art School, Sydney
Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane
RMIT University, Melbourne
UNSW Art and Design, Sydney
Victorian Collage of the Arts, University of Melbourne
Opening Night Celebration!
Wednesday 13th June, 5.30 – 7.30 pm
Collins Place Gallery,
45 Collins St, Melbourne
Gallery located near entrance to the Sofitel
Gallery Hours – Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm.
Firestation Print Studio
2018 Australian Monoprint Prize
Up to $2000 in prizes
Entries close: 5pm, Friday 31 August 2018
Exhibition dates: 17 October – 3 November 2018