Topographic site-responsive exhibitions @ g8

Topographic exhibition invitation. Images left to right: Mark Booth, Linden Braye, Angela Griffiths, Sophia Egarchos, Thomas C. Chung, Ryan Hoffmann, Kath Fries, Michelle Heldon, Lucy Rimmer, Matt Busteed, Vanessa White, Sarah Nolan.  
topographic: a series of site-responsive exhibitions at g8 on george, galleryeight’s pop-up satellite space. Exploring various layers of history, place, uses and misuses of The Rocks area; through sculpture, installation and performance.

topographic 1: 30 May to 13 June 2012
Mark Booth, Linden Braye, Matt Busteed, Thomas C. Chung, Sophia Egarchos, Kath Fries, Angela Griffiths, Michelle Heldon and Sarah Nolan 
Drinks with the artists Thursday 31 May, 6-8pm
A sense of history and memory permeates this area beneath the constant renovations and developments on its surface. Several artists in topographic 1 playfully touch on issues relating to architecture - particularly renovation, demolition and abandonment. Others disregard the concrete and take flights of imagination fusing a personal experience of place with fact and fiction.

topographic 2: Saturday 16 June, 6-8pm
Vanessa White performing with Ryuichi Fujimura
White’s collaborative performance begins in one of The Rocks stairwells and opens into a psychic transformation where the unconscious is brought into conscious awareness.

topographic 3: 19 – 25 June 2012
Lucy Rimmer and Ryan Hoffmann
Drinks with the artists Thursday 21 June, 6-8pm
Rimmer’s magnified dust particles explore the physical traces left by occupants of buildings in The Rocks and their associated histories, both real and imagined. These images are projected amongst Hoffmann’s painted pillars that seemingly bear the scars of maritime weathering.

topographic is curated by Kath Fries and Peter Cramer
g8 on george: galleryeight’s pop-up satellite space
Shop 2.06, 140 George St, The Rocks, NSW 2000
Open 7 days: 12 – 6pm & til late during vivid

g8 pop-up space call for site-responsive artworks

Peter Cramer, g8 pop-up space, May 2012, George Street Sydney

galleryeight is calling for site-responsive works that relate, in some way, to the unique locality of The Rocks precinct. Selected works will be included our g8 curated pop-up series of exhibitions in this fabulous empty space on George Street in June 2012. 

To be part of this unique opportunity please email the galleryeight directors (Peter Cramer and Kath Fries) a brief artwork proposal that in some way explores or considers an aspect of the The Rocks precinct.

Responses may range across the various layers of history, architecture, development, tourism, stories, flora and fauna, geographical setting, moods and uses of the area. Please include with your artwork proposal; your CV, artist statement, 3 jpeg images of your previous work and website or url. Sculptural, installation, or other free-standing works are preferred due to the limitations of the pop-up spaces.

galleryeight is an artist-run-initiative presenting a successful program of exhibitions in its permanent gallery space, on Argyle Street in Millers Point, The Rocks, for the past three years.