Laura Woodward: Resonate

AirSpace Projects | 22-Sep-2016
Resonate is a exhibition of new works by Melbourne-based artist Laura Woodward. It focuses upon those subtle, nuanced movements that can be found in organisms, in humans, and in machines, resonating across and between the animate, the inanimate, and the human-made: vibrations, tremors, twitches, pulses, rhythms, and the systems that underlie these movements. #laurawoodward #airspaceprojects @AirSpaceP
Venue: Airspace Projects
Address: 10 Junction Street Marrickville 2204
Date: Saturday 1 - Saturday 22 October. Opening Event: Saturday 1 October 6.00-9.00pm
Time: Special Event opening Saturday 1 October 6-9pm. Then 11-6 Thursday and Fridays, 11-5 Saturdays, first three weeks of each month
Ticket: FREE
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Laura Woodward, Writhe 2015 (detail), acetal, acrylic, water, nylon hose, santoprene hose, fasteners, air fittings, motors, dimensions variable. Image by the artist and Jem Selig Freeman
Motion, the basis of all life, is present not only in the visible, tangible realm, but right down to the atomic level. It is at the heart of our action and of our inaction, and it is the way in which we understand both time and the world around us. Investigating these movements through the development of new works, Resonate seeks to draw out the ways in which these various forms "“ organism, animal, non-animal, human, and machine "“ both resonate with and differ from each other.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication in which various contributors "“ including the exhibiting artist, an artist-curator, an artist-theorist, a poet, an anatomist, and an artist-philosopher "“ respond to the above conceptual stimulus. Offering texts, drawings, photographs and poetry, the contributions will interweave and overlap, exposing further rhythms, systems and resonances between and across the several practices at play.

Laura Woodward is an artist based in Melbourne. Woodward has been exhibiting sculptural, kinetic installations for over ten years. Her current artistic research involves the creation of looped systems embodied in these sculptural installations. The system's inherent logic drives its formal and systematic emergences, opening up the opportunity for bodily resonances and experiences forged between artwork and viewer.

Woodward's work has been nationally recognised through prizes, grants, public commissions, solo exhibitions and significant group exhibitions. She received Australia Council New Work Grants in 2010, 2013 and 2014; won the Agendo Prize for Emerging Artists in 2009; and was awarded the Vulcan Steel Postgraduate Tutorship Award and a Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship Award in 2007. In 2015 Woodward received a 'Highly Commended' award for the Art Gallery of NSW Studios in Paris Scholarship. Solo exhibitions include Ararat Regional Gallery, 2015; Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Southbank, 2013; and Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, 2010. Woodward's practice increasingly involves the creation of large-scale sculptural works for the public realm, including her major upcoming commission Murmur for Marina Tower, Docklands.

Woodward is a lecturer in the School of Art at the Victorian College of the Arts.

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