Exhibitions

Art exhibitions in Perth

KolbuszSpace offers a curated schedule of monthly art exhibitions in Perth, promoting innovative and critically engaging early career artists across broad mediums.

 

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Aileen CORBETT: AROUND INSIDE

Start date: 19 Apr 2024
End date: 21 Apr 2024
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OPENS Fri 19 APR: 6-8 PM

VIEW Sat 20 APR and Sun 21 APR: 10-4PM

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Around Inside: Exploring the Intersection

Perth-born ceramicist Aileen Corbett’s sculptural ceramic forms oscillate between art and architecture, figurative and minimal abstraction. Using clean lines and sharp angles, her work is largely inspired by the physical environment and the utilitarian architecture of lesser seen cities.

Around Inside looks at the practice of two KS ceramic artists and how their works overlap thematically and contextually, whilst challenging both the boundaries of the ceramic medium and conventional notions of beauty.

Corbett studied at the School of Clay and Art in Melbourne under Shane Kent. Her first solo exhibition Brutalist (2022) at KS sold out.

Image: Velour Pinot, 2024. Glazed stoneware and tinted alumina, 280 X 220 X 250MM

Beverley ILES: AROUND INSIDE

Start date: 19 Apr 2024
End date: 21 Apr 2024
B ILES Pericarp 4 47x32x31 clay, hand dug clay, stained timber

OPENS Fri 19 APR: 6-8 PM

VIEW Sat 20 APR and Sun 21 APR: 10-4PM

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Around Inside: Exploring the Intersection

Beverley Iles produces works that grapple with the essence of place: as a first-generation migrant and adoptee, Beverley is interested in belonging, stability, construction of personal permanence and the complexities of coexistence. While her sculptures show a love of materiality, they also highlight their material and industrial failures, and insecurity around certainty and place.

Around Inside looks at the practice of two KS ceramic artists and how their works overlap thematically and contextually, whilst challenging both the boundaries of the ceramic medium and conventional notions of beauty.

Iles graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Curtin University (2016), has exhibited regularly, won numerous awards and completed two residencies including one in Basel, Switzerland last year.

Image: Pericarp 4, 2024. Hand dug clay, stained timber, 47 x 32 x 31CM

Blair GAULD: SHOW

Start date: 17 May 2024
End date: 19 May 2024
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OPENS Fri 17 MAY: 6-8 PM

VIEW Sat 18 MAY and Sun 19 MAY: 10-4PM

Blair Gauld is a Boorloo  (Perth) artist working with photography. Having relocated countries often in his childhood and youth, Gauld hid behind a camera to cope with intense shyness and difficulty connecting with others. His work explores identity, and is honest in admitting little resolve in who we really are or what we should be doing with our lives. His compositions show his, and indeed our own longing to fully experience a deeper understanding for the moments and places we inhabit.

Gauld is self-taught, honing his skills through more commercial fashion photography and film which he is increasingly in demand for. However, more recently he has forgone digital photography for 4 X 5 large format film, bringing an incredible amount of clarity and depth to his photos. These works are meticulous in their authenticity.

Image: Real Gone Kid, 2023. Photograph on Canson rag paper, 125 X 125CM. Edition of 3.

Mal HARRY: FILTER PROCESS

Start date: 21 Jun 2024
End date: 23 Jun 2024
Elizabeth Taylor – On the Set of Cleopatra (Rome 1962) 204 x 144cm Acrylic and oil on timber board(1)

OPENS Fri 21 JUNE: 6-8 PM

VIEW Sat 22 JUNE and Sun 23 JUNE: 10-4PM

Mal Harry was born on Whadjuk land (Perth) in Western Australia, where he continues to be based.
His work questions how he observes and processes information and more broadly how this connects to the experiences of all humans – negotiating the cultural systems we might naturally take for granted. Harry’s work interrogates the play between an individual’s core values and the role of compromise in order to navigate the complexities of contemporary life.

Harry uses a highly systematised process of layering paint, often on an atomised grid of panels. His new exhibition Filter Process features large scale portraits of famous people. Referencing his trove of collected photographs and film stills, he investigates his own personal schema and more specifically, the mental structure of preconceived ideas that he uses to organise relationships with people he knows, through the stories and images of people he does not know.

This will be his second solo exhibition following BORDERS OF ORDER (Sept 2021) which sold out.  

Image:  Mal Harry:  Elizabeth Taylor – On the Set of Cleopatra (Rome 1962), 2023. Oil and acrylic on timber board, 204 x 144cm

Image: Elizabeth Taylor – On the Set of Cleopatra (Rome 1962), 2023. Oil and acrylic on timber board , 204 X 144CM

Austin HONOUR: ATONAL

Start date: 12 Jul 2024
End date: 14 Jul 2024
Dada, 2023 Oil on canvas 105 x 140 cm 4

OPENS Fri 12 JULY: 6-8 PM

VIEW Sat 13 JULY and Sun 14 JULY: 10-4PM

Austin Honour is a British/Australian multidisciplinary artist who’s work collages conventions of painting, sculpture and tattooing. Previously located in Berlin, Honour is now based in Perth, Australia.

Interested in ideologies of history, material and value, Honour works within a holistic studio practice which aims to connect media, concept and form. Honour’s recent paintings stem from an engagement with found imagery often depicting objects of history and nature. Honour was awarded a BA Hons Fine Arts from Central St Martins in London in 2014.

Honour has shown twice at KolbuszSpace with Blue Room in 2021 and Outer in 2022 and this is his next much anticipated solo.

Image: Dada, 2023. Oil on canvas 105 x 140CM

COALESCE ( IOTA24 ), curated by Sandra Murray

Start date: 02 Aug 2024
End date: 11 Aug 2024
Holly O’Meehan, ‘Revolution I & II’ (detail) 2024, stoneware ceramic, underglaze and glaze, dimensions various, image courtesy the artist(1)

OPENS Fri 2 AUG: 6-8 PM

VIEW Sat 3 AUG to Sun 11 AUG: 10-4PM (closed Mon 5 AUG)

KolbuszSpace is very proud to host a special event exhibition Coalesce, curated by Sandra Murray as part of IOTA24 (Indian Ocean Craft Triennial): Codes in Parallel, which will investigate the multi-various languages codified in contemporary craft, and brings together artists, makers and crafted works from around the Indian Ocean Rim.

Alongside WA galleries including Fremantle Arts Centre, John Curtin Gallery and Holmes à Court Gallery, KS and Sandra Murray will present an innovative ceramics and textile exhibition of Perth-based artists Tom Freeman and Holly O’Meehan with new works by First Nations female artists Anita Churchill, Delany Griffiths and Cathy Ward from Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, Kununurra as part of this significant, internationally focused festival.

Image: Holly O’Meehan, ‘Revolution I & II’ (detail) 2024, stoneware ceramic, underglaze and glaze, dimensions various, image courtesy the artist

Past Exhibitions

Gaye JURISICH: ONLOOKERS

Start date: 15 Mar 2024
End date: 17 Mar 2024
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OPENS Fri 15 MAR: 6-8 PM

VIEW Sat 16 MAR and Sun 17 MAR: 10-4PM

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Gaye Jurisich, a highly respected multi-disciplinary artist based in Hamilton, New Zealand, reflects on the transient nature of life, human circumstances, and behaviors throughout her practice. Her explorations generate associations that veil hidden agendas and complexities, allowing her to seamlessly shift between abstract and figurative traditions.

In this new body of work, Jurisich investigates the relationship between self and onlooker, and between onlookers, and the self as the onlooker – the imitations and the vulnerabilities, power and emotion.

Gaye Jurisich has garnered widespread recognition and reviews for her contributions to the art world. Her pieces can be found in numerous international collections, including those in New Zealand, Australia, Berlin, and the Pratt Institute in New York. This exhibition presents a unique opportunity to acquire affordable works.

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Image: Onlooker VII, 2023. Acrylic, oil and charcoal on paper. 30 X 30CM

Olivia JONES: NEW BLOOM

Start date: 15 Mar 2024
End date: 17 Mar 2024
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OPENS Fri 15 MAR: 6-8 PM

VIEW Sat 16 MAR and Sun 17 MAR: 10-4PM

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Olivia Jones’ latest exhibition titled New Bloom deepens her investigation of self. A departure from the soft, dreamlike colours of her near sell-out exhibition of 2022, this new series of works speak more loudly about living with mental health. 

Moving to a broader palette and now painting on rough hessian instead of canvas, Jones invites and looks for vibrancy to surface through the mix of glossy blacks and deep purples she mixes with the crushed Toodyay stones and quartz from her family’s rural property. These deeply textured and striking works serve as acts of resistance and symbols of resilience for all. 

Olivia Jones is an early career artist from Western Australia and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Curtin University. 

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Image: Gallery install – New Bloom , 2023. Oil paint with crushed Toodyay rock on linen.

Waldemar KOLBUSZ: ALL OF THAT

Start date: 16 Feb 2024
End date: 18 Feb 2024
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FEB 2024

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Waldemar Kolbusz lives and works in Perth and has been painting full-time and exhibiting regularly for over two decades both nationally and internationally.

Kolbusz paints in two streams which interrelate. His figurative works test the differences between an idealised human experience and actual experience – the increasingly blurred overlap between the two in our contemporary lives. His expressionistic works explore this same fine edge: they allude to a kind of perfection, but then to something else.

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Image: All of That, 2023. Oil on linen 198 x 122CM

2023

S U M M E R G R O U P 2023

Start date: 15 Dec 2023
End date: 17 Dec 2023
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DECEMBER 2023

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KARTIKA LAILI AHMAD

GEORGIA BISLEY

SAM BLOOR

OLIVIA COLJA

AILEEN CORBETT

JOHN EDEN

MAL HARRY

AUSTIN HONOUR

BEVERLEY ILES

GAYE JURISICH

LUKE KOLBUSZ

WALDEMAR KOLBUSZ

MATVEY NECHAEV

JOANA PARTYKA

Imogen KOTSOGLO: LOW

Start date: 17 Nov 2023
End date: 19 Nov 2023
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NOV 2023

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Peat harbours a complex history, synonymous with broader social, political and ecological issues. However humble, it is emblematic of the inextricable link between man and nature. Taking peat as its subject, this exhibition of drawings and cast forms is both an enquiry into – and an ode to the significance of peat as matter of great consequence. 

Since graduating from Fine Arts at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Kotsoglo has completed arts residencies in Iceland (SIM Residency, NES Residency) and Scotland (The Bothy Project), and exhibited both nationally and internationally as part of group and solo exhibitions. Her work is held in private collections around the world.

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Image: Peat Cast 1, 2023. Bronze 10 x 7 x 7CM.

Diane SCOTT: GOSSAMER WILD 

Start date: 17 Nov 2023
End date: 19 Nov 2023
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NOV 2023

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Diane Scott’s new large paintings and wall sculptures explore the perception and experience of form and space, by using the qualities of composition, orientation, and scale to simultaneously make space visible and to bend it.

Scott seeks the work to be atmospheric and haptic, to find spaces that are unimagined until the moment of making: strength in beauty and the beauty in strength.

Diane Scott is a New Zealand artist who has a Master of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from Elam School of Fine Arts University of Auckland. She is featured broadly through arts publications and her work is in corporate and private collections in NZ, USA and France.

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Image: The Love you Left, 2023. Acrylic, graphite on synthetic paper 152 x 98CM.

Luke Kolbusz: SIGN

Start date: 20 Oct 2023
End date: 22 Oct 2023
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OCT 2023

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Revelations of self are instead the result of lived experience; a cumulative process of understanding. Day-to-day, we find ourselves engaging with the mundane and the extraordinary, making sense of what we can. Our identities are shaped by the very forces we navigate; the enduring legacy of our wrestling with choices and emotions; with the parts of ourselves we gladly inherit — and those which are foist upon us. 

This new body of work by Luke Kolbusz is a visual articulation of this deeply personal, singular process. In the way all protagonists of dreams are ourselves, these self-portraits oscillate between absence and presence; bleeding and blurring, interspersed with moments of intense detail – all rendered in a counter-intuitive and highly unconventional palette, striking in its breadth and intensity. Faceless figures are embroiled with signs in scenes that feel both laden with symbolism yet remain wholly disorienting in their obscurity – and deliberately so. (excerpt Imogen Kotsoglo, October 2023)

This will be Luke Kolbusz’s third solo exhibition since graduation from Fine Arts at the University of Western Australia and after his sell-out exhibition Big World in 2020 and New Armour in 2021.

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Image: Domestic, 2023. Acrylic and oil on linen. 102 x 76CM

Kartika Laili Ahmad: SIGN

Start date: 19 Oct 2023
End date: 22 Oct 2023
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OCT 2023

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Expanded sculptural forms sit at the intersect of art and industrial lighting design in this exhibition of new works by Kartika Laili Ahmad. While often imbued with a sense of nostalgia, Ahmad’s most recent works offer an aesthetic investigation into our present and future; this exhibition demonstrating Ahmad’s exploration of ideas surrounding anthropomorphism and personification through gradients and opacity. 

Ahmad’s exhibition Brutalist at KolbuszSpace in 2022 received attention from across Australia and the UK and sold out.

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Image: Buxom, 2023. Stainless Steel, perspex, argon, neon 120 x 120 x 60CM. Edition 3/9 vanilla veet.  

Diane Scott: NEW WORKS

Start date: 02 Sep 2023
End date: 30 Sep 2023
Burning Gold, 2023. Acrylic, graphite. Synthetic paper. sealed. 595 x 420 mm. Diane Scott signed on verso copy

SEPTEMBER 2023

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Scott explores the tensions that exist between image and object and questions the hierarchies of the elements that comprise painting through the jumping of the image to the material, and from surface to void. She examines how an abstract painting can function as an object you see, but also in what that object makes visible through process, materiality and sensation.

Scott is interested in producing work that simultaneously questions and withholds, and how this resistance to translation is a vital part of an artwork’s enigma. These new paintings in acrylic and graphite on sealed synthetic paper, show a transition from hard edge to organic and hyper focus on Scott’s fascination with space, lines and edges.

Diane Scott is a New Zealand artist who has a Master of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from Elam School of Fine Arts University of Auckland. She is featured broadly through arts publications and her work is in corporate and private collections in NZ, USA and France.

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Image: Burning Gold, 2023. Acrylic, graphite on sales synthetic paper. 590 X 420MM

Stockroom: SPOTLIGHT

Start date: 01 Sep 2023
End date: 30 Sep 2023
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SEPTEMBER 2023

ONLINE ONLY / VIEW BY APPOINTMENT

STOCKROOM S P O T L I G H T

New works by represented KolbuszSpace artists including Robyn BERNADT, Christophe CANATO, Olivia COLJA, John EDEN, Mal HARRY, Austin HONOUR, Beverley ILES, Gaye JURISICH, Waldemar KOLBUSZ, Matthew McVEIGH, Ryan NAZZARI and Diane SCOTT.

Image: Christophe Canato: HOMO FABER – Siguë, 2022-23. Archival inkjet print, archival Hahnemühle paper, hand applied glitter 80 x 80CM, ED of 5.

Georgia Bisley: HYPER REAL

Start date: 11 Aug 2023
End date: 14 Aug 2023
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AUG 2023

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Hyperreality seeks to examine the understanding of our shared existence, shaped and constructed as it is by culture and media. And while not a formal reflection of hyperreality, Bisley’s works are instead imbued with its very essence; each a cohesive – albeit innately fragmented – gesture. HYPER REAL is Bisley’s reckoning with a brave new digital world wherein tangibility is devalued, and truth subsumed by optics.

These are tapestries of sorts, hung with a reverence often reserved for such. Yet where tapestries find their roots in elite settings and often in the form of highly figurative, delicate homages to the divine, Bisley’s works offer something more. The works in HYPER REAL possess a functional durability, constructed from remnant yarns. They largely depict fragmented, abstract scenes that elevate the mundane; and where gender has long since underpinned the history of textiles, these works feel distinctly genderless. 

Bisley was a finalist in the prestigious 2021 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award and this is her anticipated first solo exhibition.

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Image: Georgia BISLEY. Dark Academia, 2023. Wool on linen, 260 x 150CM.

Waldemar Kolbusz: M O T E L

Start date: 14 Jul 2023
End date: 17 Jul 2023
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JULY 2023

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“This series of paintings are palpable intermissions simmering with a jostling, charged fragility. Large-scale and saturated, while their subjects are of foreign exterior places abroad, somewhere beyond the 129th meridian, their essence is about interior states: something amorphous, something incomprehensible.”

These are not just paintings that make us feel or reflect on serious or frivolous emotions; but works that enact a scepticism regarding the very experience of serious and frivolous emotions in themselves. Feelings are immeasurable. Does painting produce, capture, reflect or nullify them? In Kolbusz’s hands, the content leaks between limbo and surety; I am free to choose, I am no longer content.”

Excerpt from Diversions by Aimee Dodds, June 2023

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Image: Infinity, 2023. Oil on linen, 153 x 138CM.

Sam Bloor: 0 9 / 0 6

Start date: 09 Jun 2023
End date: 11 Jun 2023
Bloom, 60cm x 85cm, Archival digital print Canson Rag photographique, Sam Bloor, 2023[73]

JUNE 2023

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New photography and sculpture by WA based artist Sam Bloor. 09/06 brings together elements of found painting, energetic mark-making, and hostile architecture in the voice of the contemporary post-vandalism movement. 

Bloor has exhibited in a number of important exhibitions both nationally and internationally including the sold-out Birth and Death of a Mountain (2020) at KolbuszSpace and was commissioned to produce a major public work as part of the 2022 Perth Festival program. Bloor has won multiple awards and is represented in both private and public collections.

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Image: Bloom, 2023. Archival digital print on Canson rag photographique, 60 x 85CM.

John Eden: WATER AND TIME

Start date: 19 May 2023
End date: 21 May 2023
Long Story Short, 2023, acrylic, spray paint and charcoal on canvas, 192x160cm(1)(1)

MAY 2023

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“As a tourist in the Karijini gorges, I feel acutely aware of being out of place. However, beyond the awe-inspiring beauty I am starting to understand the spiritual side of this land, its sacred role to dreamtime; it is palpable. My respect and gratitude to First Nations people, to elders past and present, storytellers, keepers of knowledge, and cultural custodians; this is your land, and it always will be. I am humbled to have seen it and walked upon it. The gorges now live in my brain, in memory, dream and feeling. Through drawing and painting I come to terms with the land and my place in it.”

John Eden graduated from Leeds Polytechnic, BA (hons) Fine Art in 1990 and then finished his post-grad in teaching at Middlesex University. After relocating to Perth, Eden has primarily taught art before realigning seriously with his own practice.

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Image: Long Story Short, 2023. Acrylic, spray paint and charcoal on canvas, 192 x 160CM

Blair Gauld: GRACE

Start date: 01 May 2023
End date: 31 May 2023
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MAY 2023 – ONLINE ONLY

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Blair Gauld is a young artist currently based in Perth working with photography. Having relocated countries often in his childhood and youth, Blair hid behind a camera to cope with intense shyness and difficulty connecting with others. Through his admittedly painful and awkward teens, he developed an acute sensitivity and interest in observing the people around him and then started recognising his own vulnerabilities and dreams in them.

Blair’s portraits and landscapes are optimistic, but they are honest in admitting little resolve in who we really are or what we should do with our lives. His compositions show his, and indeed our own longing to fully experience a deeper understanding for the moments and places he photographs. These works are meticulous in their authenticity.

“I have always been a romantic at heart yet have struggled to express it. For me, my work represents my dream of coming of age and falling in love. My own world.”

Blair is self-taught, honing his skills through more commercial fashion photography and film which he is increasingly in demand for, and will be taking him back to London to work and live. Grace is only Gauld’s second exhibition and KolbuszSpace is excited to be representing him at the beginning of his artistic career.

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Image: Santa Monica. Photograph on Canson rag paper, 150 x 100CM.

Gaye Jurisich: INTENTIONAL VIEWPOINTS

Start date: 01 Apr 2023
End date: 30 Apr 2023
Ive been looking in all the wrong places

APR 2023

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Gaye Jurisich is a multi-disciplinary artist interested in the interconnections between elements and their surrounding space – between the materials and their spatial experience. She explores encounters between natural and industrial materials, arranging them in mostly unaltered and ephemeral states and is fascinated with the resulting juxtapositions and mutualities, often without need for authorship or ownership.


Intentional Viewpoints takes these narratives back into the studio and re-examines them in paint and clay, both expressively applied and carefully considered. While these new works are dependent upon references which exist in the outside world, Jurisich looks past the obvious and her sources have become layered and complex.


“Meaning for me does not rest in recognizing the source, but rather in seeing the result.”


“For a multi-disciplinary artist with a strong back catalogue, Jurisich’s work is detailed, precise and wild all at once, with her installations and sculptural works falling somewhere between Goldsworthy and Shiota.” Jess McNicol, 2023.


Gaye Jurisich lives and works in Hamilton, New Zealand and is internationally reviewed and respected. Her solo exhibition at KolbuszSpace called Secrets and Exposures in July 2021 sold out and her sculptures have featured in the both the Bondi and Cottesloe Sculpture by the Sea exhibitions. Jurisich has work in numerous international collections including the Pratt Institute in New York.

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Image: I’ve Been Looking in all the Wrong Places, 2022. Mixed media on canvas. 240 x 180cm

Matthew McVeigh: SHADOW SELF

Start date: 24 Mar 2023
End date: 26 Mar 2023
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MARCH 2023

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Shadow Self explores both positive and negative aspects of our colonialism as a persuasive psychological influence, as that between an adolescent and their parent. Matthew McVeigh sets up our relationship to country and Nation as both intimate and uneasy, exploring the Australian psyche from the cultural cringe – romantic and gothic, and grounded in tradition ruled by National influences that draw their life from the accretive traditions which have alone created them.

This exhibition is a study of stereotypes, colloquialisms and popular culture, as umbilical connection but also incident to our colonial situation of emigrants nostalgically trying to sing their own songs in a strange land.

The works appropriate imagery and then layer psychological inkblots reflecting shadows of personality that the conscious ego does and doesn’t identify with, coming to terms with its dark history and ultimately reflecting a Nation very much still birthing and becoming.

Matthew McVeigh is an interdisciplinary artist who graduated from WAAPA. His practice is predominantly interested in how identities, histories and institutions can be consumed and subsumed into homogenized narratives. McVeigh’s works have been acquired by the Holmes à Court Collection and the Art Gallery of WA.

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Image: Blotch, 2022. Digital print, archival. 120 x 150cm

Matthew McVeigh: PICASSO SEX PARTY

Start date: 01 Mar 2023
End date: 31 Mar 2023
Threesome 91x122cm

ONLINE ONLY – MARCH 2023

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Picasso’s legacy is problematic. As one of the most famous and infamous artists of our time, and a personal favourite for artist Matthew McVeigh, he is an idol who needs to be both destroyed yet simultaneously revered for his great contributions to art and culture. McVeigh is not known to be shy of speaking truths to power however in these new works he examines his own male gaze and like Picasso who said, “Good artists borrow and great artists steal”, he has re-imagined an uncancelled Picasso’s body of work placed in a contemporary context.

Matthew McVeigh is an interdisciplinary artist who graduated from WAAPA. His practice is predominantly interested in how identities, histories and institutions can be consumed and subsumed into homogenized narratives. McVeigh’s works have been acquired by important collections including the Holmes à Court Collection and the Art Gallery of Western Australia collection.

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Image: Threesome, 2023. Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 91 x 122cm.

Ryan Nazzari: NEW WORKS

Start date: 01 Mar 2023
End date: 31 Mar 2023
Ever

Online only March 2023

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“If you only have you – make work about you.”

Nazzari is a prolific Perth artist with an obsessive social media presence which belies their introverted and quiet nature. Working with a combination of drawing, painting, screen technology and collage, they constantly work and rework.

These new watercolours are exquisite in their detail and generous with their insights on how we interact with our own inner selves and with others. These stream-of-consciousness paintings jostle a dedicated automation to their practice with a deeply sensitive and humanistic process, ultimately showing a beautiful tension teetering  between confidence and fragility.

I am a huge fan of Nazzari and of artists who can through their work, tap into a deep questioning of what makes us who we are, and why we do what we do. However, few are able to match Nazzari’s sense of clarity – or else a willingness to discover it, and all with such masterly and painterly ease.

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Image: Ever, 2023. Watercolour on Arches paper, 42 x 30CM.

Robyn Bernadt: GLORY BOX

Start date: 10 Feb 2023
End date: 12 Feb 2023
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FEB 2023

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Robyn Bernadt is a paper installation artist who works with reclaimed paper materials as an environmental response to art making. Her practice elevates these materials; altering their perceived value and challenging people’s perceptions about the materials they usually throw away. The works take on a value-added life of their own, and the viewer can be forgiven for considering the made and presented objects are of precious materials, given the jewel-like crafting that Bernadt employs.

Glory Box is an installation of five series of paper sculptures and delicate cut-paper works exploring feminist themes and subverting traditional craft practices by juxtaposing material and imagery. Bernadt challenges traditional notions of the domestic sphere and questions problematic stereotypes of the homemaker and sex object.

Bernadt lives and works in Boorloo (Perth), and graduated from Edith Cowan University with a Bachelor of Visual Art in 1999. This is her first exhibition at KolbuszSpace.

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Image: X-Stitch Ladies I, 2022. Vintage Women’s Weekly and Arches paper, 36 x 51cm

2022

G R O U P: Summer 2022

Start date: 09 Dec 2022
End date: 11 Dec 2022
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OPENS Fri 9 Dec: 6-8PM

VIEW Sat 10 Dec and Sun 11 Dec: 10-4PM

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Kartika Laili AHMAD

Robyn BERNADT

Georgia BISLEY

John EDEN

Austin HONOUR

Beverley ILES

Gaye JURISICH

Luke KOLBUSZ

Ryan NAZZARI

Matvey NECHAEV

Joana PARTYKA

Matthew McAlpine: ANTHEM

Start date: 25 Nov 2022
End date: 27 Nov 2022
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NOV 2022

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Anthem, Matthew McAlpine’s first solo exhibition with Kolbusz Space, is a collection of recent abstract paintings that prods at the intersection of landscape, nationalism, and environmental degradation in contemporary Australia. Rendered with a selective palette with a gritty impasto surface achieved through the addition of builder’s sand in acrylic paint, the artworks poetically allude to colours and textures of charred landscapes.

Interested in the power of language and using the Australian National Anthem as a departure point, McAlpine has manipulated, removed, or added words to lines from the anthem. The text sits embedded in the paintings, applied with stencils, a process that metaphorically reckons with the construction of history, nationhood, and landscape. The idea of construction is further explored by using builder’s sand and fragments of a cast acrylic ornate frame in several works. The fragmented frames draw upon the continued presence of colonial legacies in contemporary Australia.

Matthew McAlpine is an artist predominantly working in painting and sculpture and currently living and working in Boorloo/Perth. McAlpine graduated from Curtin University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and has been exhibiting regularly ever since. His practice aims to explore the complexities and problems that arise from celebrating colonial legacies. While McAlpine draws upon a range of disciplines to interrogate these ideas, his practice is brought together by its poetic and material sensibilities.

This exhibition has been supported by a Creative Development Grant from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Western Australia.

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Ryan Nazzari: INSIDE

Start date: 05 Nov 2022
End date: 07 Nov 2022
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Online only opens Fri 7 OCT, 2022

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“If you only have you – make work about you.”

Nazzari is a prolific Perth artist with an obsessive social media presence which belies their introverted and quiet nature. Working with a combination of drawing, painting, screen technology and collage, they constantly work and rework.

This new exhibition of watercolours are exquisite in their detail and generous with their insights on how we interact with our own inner selves and with others. These stream-of-consciousness paintings jostle a dedicated automation to their practice with a deeply sensitive and humanistic process, ultimately showing a beautiful tension teetering  between confidence and fragility.

I am a huge fan of Nazzari and of artists who can through their work, tap into a deep questioning of what makes us who we are, and why we do what we do. However, few are able to match Nazzari’s sense of clarity – or else a willingness to discover it, and all with such masterly and painterly ease.

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Image: Harlequin 2, 2022. Watercolour on Arches paper, 42 x 30CM.

Caroline Cassel: BETWEEN DOG AND WOLF

Start date: 28 Oct 2022
End date: 30 Oct 2022
Caroline Cassel. EGG 80 x 80 cm Acrylic on canvas 2022

OCT 2022

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Entre chien et loup’ (Between dog and wolf) is an expression that means at dusk or nightfall, the time of day when it is too dark to see the difference between a dog from a wolf. The dog symbolises the day and the protective light, while the wolf represents the night with fears and anxieties. In between there is the doubt and uncertainty of twilight… between dog and wolf.

In this exhibition Cassel is challenging what we think we are seeing. Purposefully concealing a clarity by manipulating scale and context of the everyday objects she paints, she presents works which defy any immediate identifications or conclusions. As in between dog and wolf, where neither is recognisable, these works sit resolutely in that uncertain in between  – where Cassel presents for us opportunities for exploration and discovery.

Cassel says of her paintings: “I work by analogy, by link, using cutting and collage to elaborate unique constructions. My paintings are inspired by elements of reality that have been transformed, mistreated, disembodied in order to be reborn by extraction, by change of scale, within a new context. These multiple possibilities or combinations allow for suggestive and surprising encounters.”

Caroline Cassel lives and works in Paris, where she graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts. Cassel was then awarded a residency at the Crypt d’Orsay in Paris and also the Colin Lefranc Scholarship at Curtin University in Perth.


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Image: L’oeuf (The Egg). 2022. Oil on linen, 80 x 80CM

Waldemar Kolbusz: FOTOAUTOMATICA

Start date: 23 Sep 2022
End date: 25 Sep 2022
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SEPT 2022

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In 2018 I came across an old Fotoautomatica booth on the corner of via del’Agnolo and via Giuseppe Verdi which I later painted for my exhibition Near You in Sydney 2020.

I have continued to think about the booth’s automatic pull of nostalgia in the face of contemporary irrelevancy – and the danger of this in terms of my paintings.

While a selfie’s purpose may not be self-examination or an investigation into the moment, this avoidance has become a contemporary addiction. The paintings in this exhibition are about pulling back from an automation of fast images, fast feelings, manufactured moments and more carefully positing into a real experience.

I recently learned that the 1969 Fotoautomatica in Florence was not original but rescued from the Soviet Union, restored to its original form, and installed by set designer Matteo Sani in 2011.

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Image: Tanline. 2022, oil on linen, 153 x 122CM.

Imogen Kotsoglo: MATTER

Start date: 12 Aug 2022
End date: 14 Aug 2022
MATTER 2 4 2022 (Thistle) – Ink and Charcoal on Arches Aquarelle – 76x56cm copy

AUGUST 2022

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Kotsoglo’s intricate drawings seek to explore the capacity of visual art to represent and examine the wider implications of a perceived distinction between humans and the natural world. 

Kotsoglo’s rejection of anthropocentrism does not render her work political in the usual sense, instead providing space for reflection rather than rhetoric.

Kotsoglo will also be showing concurrently at PICA.

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Image: MATTER 2 4 2022 (Thistle) – Ink and Charcoal on Arches Aquarelle 300gsm – 76×56cm

Olivia Colja: RETURN TO THE HOOK

Start date: 22 Jul 2022
End date: 24 Jul 2022
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JULY 2022

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“A sharp two-stanza poem by Margaret Atwood ends with the lines “a fish hook / an open eye”. It offers an uncomfortable positioning of being both inside and outside the boundaries of control within individual relationships. Navigating such an in-betweenness of chaos and composure especially drives Olivia Colja’s art and her exhibition Return to the Hook.

Yet it’s difficult questions around intimacy that propel Colja’s latest work. ‘Competitive love is dangerous and Returning to the Hook is a line between knowing what’s moral and what’s socially taboo, but still behaving in a harmful way towards yourself and others. It can be subtle and unconscious or aggressive and explosive’, explains Colja.”

Excerpt from essay by Autumn Royal, ART GUIDE AUSTRALIA

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Image: Youth, 2022. Oil on canvas 122 x 122cm

Christophe Canato: ANIMA

Start date: 11 Jun 2022
End date: 14 Jun 2022
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Online only: May 2022

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Christophe Canato is a French-Australian photo-media artist who was accepted to study at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris at 17 and relocated to Perth in 2005.

Canato’s impeccably crafted and moving works explore social issues including politics and religion, physical identities and sexual orientations.

KolbuszSpace is proud to offer a studio-direct, limited release of his Anima series which examines male roles and identities in our contemporary western contexts.
This exhibition is a remarkable achievement. Each image is carefully wrought, a technical tour de force by a master of his craft. As Jean Cocteau explained “Art is a lie that always speaks the truth” and in this group of works Christophe Canato presents us with a series of elegantly constructed truths that are impossible to ignore.” TED SNELL, AM CitWA

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Image: Anima #4. Archival inkjet print, edition of 5. 110 x 110cm.

Aileen Corbett: BRUTALIST

Start date: 10 Jun 2022
End date: 12 Jun 2022
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JUNE 2022

** SOLD OUT **

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Aileen Corbett’s sculptural ceramic forms oscillate between art and architecture, figurative and minimal abstraction.  Whilst employing a lively arrangement of clean lines and sharp angles, her work is largely inspired by the physical environment and the utilitarian architecture of lesser seen cities. 

Maintaining a minimal aesthetic, Corbett is interested in the principles of order, balance and harmony whilst imbuing some of her works with a whimsical personality.

Corbett studied at the School of Clay and Art in Melbourne under Shane Kent. This is her first exhibition at KolbuszSpace.


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Image by Pier Carthew.

Diane Scott: BRUTALIST

Start date: 10 Jun 2022
End date: 12 Jun 2022
The Clearing, 2022. Acrylic, graphite. Synthetic Paper. 1520 x 1020 mm

JUNE 2022

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Diane Scott is a New Zealand artist who has a Master of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from Elam School of Fine Arts University of Auckland. She is featured broadly through arts publications and her work is in corporate and private collections in NZ, USA and France.

Scott explores the tensions that exist between image and object and questions the hierarchies of the elements that comprise painting through the jumping of the image to the material, and from surface to void. She examines how an abstract painting can function as an object you see, but also in what that object makes visible through process, materiality and sensation.

Scott is interested in producing work that simultaneously questions and withholds, and how this resistance to translation is a vital part of an artwork’s enigma.


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Image: The Clearing, 2022. Acrylic and graphite on synthetic paper, sealed and mounted on aluminium, 151 x 102cm

Kartika Laili Ahmad: BRUTALIST

Start date: 10 Jun 2022
End date: 12 Jun 2022
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JUNE 2022

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Kartika Laili Ahmad is an emerging lighting designer based in Perth who blurs boundaries between commercial design and art installation.

Ahmad explores the use of neon and argon in her works and how it affects all of our senses – directly and indirectly.

“My work is influenced by my interest in how lighting can be used as a tool to stimulate and enhance the experiential quality in the interior environment.”

Designed and manufactured locally Ahmad controls the entire process to exacting engineering and finishes.

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Austin Honour: OUTER

Start date: 20 May 2022
End date: 22 May 2022
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MAY 2022

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Austin Honour is a British/Australian multidisciplinary artist who’s work collages conventions of painting, sculpture and tattooing. Previously located in Berlin, Honour is now based in Perth, Australia.

Obsessed with context and cultural concepts, Honour explores the fascination we all share with extraterrestrials and the overlap it forces between imagination and reality, both in this work and as a metaphor for his broader practice.

Honour was awarded a BA (Hons) Fine Arts from Central St Martins in London in 2014.

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Stills. Oil on linen 160 x 120cm

Waldemar Kolbusz: LOVE IS BACK

Start date: 28 Apr 2022
End date: 28 May 2022
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MAY 2022 Gallerysmith MELBOURNE

LOVE IS BACK by Waldemar Kolbusz presents in a climate of emotional maximalism, in which romance and joy are oversaturated and oversold to the extent that whatever original sensations might have existed, are now replaced. Relationships are mined for their honeymoon periods, then thrown away. The sensation of enjoyment begins to feel more of an appeal: I am in love. If you have ever had relatively meaningless sex with someone you appeared to be obsessed with only recently, you should recognise the husk of attachment I’m talking about. The exhibition isolates these tensions, considering which impressions might be truly our own.

Essay exerpt by Harry Sanderson

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Happen, 2022. Oil on linen 183 x 183CM

AUSTRALIAN DESIGN & ART

Start date: 27 Apr 2022
End date: 30 Apr 2022
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APRIL 2022

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Cult together with KolbuszSpace present an industry only event bringing together Australian design and art, with special guests Adam Goodrum and featured artists: Sam Bloor, Olivia Colja, Christophe Canato, Austin Honour, Waldemar Kolbusz, Imogen Kotsoglo, Matthew McVeigh, Matthew McAlpine and Joana Partyka.

View significant KolbuszSpace stockroom works alongside a collection showcase of furniture by Adam Goodrum for Australian design brand nau.

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Dan Gladden & Kimberley Pace: LOOSE

Start date: 11 Mar 2022
End date: 13 Mar 2022
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MARCH 2022

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The filtering of gaze and desire through the CIS white heterosexual male perspective is still the dominant lens in which we view and understand body, and is a lens Gladden and Pace aim to shift and subvert through these collaborative new drawings and ceramics.

Together both artists have produced work that investigates the body as fluid, transformative and capable of existing outside of the rigid and prescribed confines of heteronormative desire, while also analysing the intersections of their queer lenses.

These new works sit together to be sometimes sweet, sometimes vulgar but mostly offering a hot, sweaty, hairy and dripping alternative approach to desire.

Dan Gladden (b. 1983) is a WA artist who has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally since completion of his Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons) in 2006, including Hatched 06 at PICA. His figurative paintings and drawings explore ideals of the masculine form, and analyse the construction of archetypal male identities.

Kimberley Pace (b. 1984) is a WA artist who has completed a Master of Arts from ECU and has exhibited regularly since 2009 both nationally and internationally. Kimberley’s practice investigates the fluidness of the corporeal body explored through a multidisciplinary studio approach involving garment, object, ceramics, drawing, performance, video and sound.

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Dan Gladden and Kimberley Pace, Pickle Peel, 2021. Pencil on paper, 38 x 18 cm.

Sam Bloor: NEW WORKS

Start date: 12 Feb 2022
End date: 28 Feb 2022
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Online only Feb 2022

New works at KolbuszSpace to celebrate Sam Bloor’s significant Perth Festival exhibition UNDERTOW, where he will produce new works both on-site and beyond the walls of Fremantle Arts Centre which explore our coastline and the oceans beyond as a site of asylum and safe passage, interrogating Australian nationalism and border politics. The works challenge audiences to consider the necessity for generosity and compassion at a moment in time when our borders have never been so ferociously defended.

Since his sold out solo show at KolbuszSpace in Sept 2020, Bloor’s work has been acquired for the AGWA collection and he has shown and been collected internationally.

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Image: UNDERTOW for Perth Festival, sponsored by FAC. Site specific work, Tourist Wheel Fremantle WA.

Olivia Jones: BLOOM

Start date: 11 Feb 2022
End date: 13 Feb 2022
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FEB 2022

Olivia Jones’ visceral and evocative oil paintings deal with history and mental health. Starting with richly coloured foundations and adding crushed rocks from her family bush block in Toodyay, Jones learns that no amount of white paint can conceal or erase the colour and texture beneath. By submitting to this futility and working within these realities, Jones adds acceptance and depth to these striking works and to the experiences which have shaped her. These works are a confident and quiet triumph.

Olivia Jones is an early career artist working in Fremantle, Western Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Curtin University and has exhibited at The Other Art Fair (Melbourne, 2017). This is her first major solo exhibition and was possible with funding awarded through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries for creative development.

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Studio, photograph by Tasha Faye. 2021.

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Luke Kolbusz: NEW ARMOUR

Start date: 10 Dec 2021
End date: 12 Dec 2021
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DECEMBER 2021

(Catalogue essay excerpt by Harry Sanderson)
In early 2021 Luke Kolbusz rented a studio in Perth and began painting full time. This period of sustained concentration came after a few years of more fragmented practice following his graduation from UWA (BA Fine Art), which culminated in his first solo show, BIG WORLD. Ironically, it was only on the success of that first exhibition that Kolbusz’s scope truly expanded: he began working on larger canvases, increased the volume of his output, and made painting his primary vocation.

The muddy forms which had appeared in the BIG WORLD work also came into sharper focus. Those early paintings had consisted of vague figures and abstract shapes, which tended to fade through the canvas like fish in dark water. The new work was bright and lucid: the lines were clear and firm, and bolder blocks of colour began to appear against the washed-out out backgrounds. Kolbusz was developing into an artist who, if not necessarily more confident, was willing to be more upfront about his uncertainty.

This will be Luke Kolbusz’s second solo exhibition since graduation from Fine Arts (UWA) and after his sell-out first exhibition called Big World in 2020.

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Sayer, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 168 x 153cm

Leah Robbie – curator: AT HOME

Start date: 19 Nov 2021
End date: 21 Nov 2021
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NOVEMBER 2021

At Home represents the conclusion of a two year research project by curator Leah Robbie into the history of Perth’s domestic exhibition spaces. Materialised into an immersive installation at Kolbusz Space, you will be invited to explore a piece of Perth’s art history through the use of vintage furniture and featuring available works of early career artists:

Beverley ILES, Emma HORVÁT & Ómra CAOIMHE, Eveline RUYS, Georgia BISLEY, Hannah BECSI, Jane GRIERSON, Jane ZIEMONS, Joana PARTYKA, Laura SIKES, Marina VAN LEEUWEN, Rae WALTER, Sophie LA MAITRE

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Image: Terry Vinci, California Design 1930-65: Living in a Modern Way exhibition. 2014, Digital image.

Austin Honour: BLUE ROOM

Start date: 19 Nov 2021
End date: 21 Nov 2021
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NOVEMBER 2021

Austin Honour is a British/Australian multidisciplinary artist who’s work collages conventions of painting, sculpture and tattooing. Previously located in Berlin, Honour is now based in Perth, Australia.

Interested in ideologies of history, material and value, Honour works within a holistic studio practice which aims to connect media, concept and form. Honour’s recent paintings stem from an engagement with found imagery often depicting objects of history and nature. Harking back as a pastiche of Picasso’s blue period and Yves Klein, Honour’s work tethers itself through colour as if being viewed through a veil of blue.

Honour was awarded a BA (Hons) Fine Arts from Central St Martins in London in 2014.

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The Mask, 2020. Oil on canvas, 140 x 105cm

Jordy Hewitt: WELLSPRING

Start date: 15 Oct 2021
End date: 17 Oct 2021
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OCTOBER 2021

Jordy Hewitt is an emerging Australian artist and painter. Born in Perth in 1985, she was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Curtin University in 2014. She has exhibited nationally in solo and group exhibitions and prizes including The Hutchins Art Prize (Tas), Whyalla Art Prize (SA), The Agendo Art Prize (VIC) and The Mandorla Art Award (WA). In 2016 she was awarded a Commercial Development Grant through the Department of Culture and the Arts, which helped her exhibit at The Other Art Fair in Sydney, where she won the People’s Choice Prize and her work promptly started garnering serious attention.

Hewitt’s new work shows a shedding away from what she has known to evolve deeper and find a new cycle and beginning, and challenge her mode d’emploi. Deliberately corrupting beautiful and blended colour fields into new muddy, dirty and unpredictable paintings, Hewitt takes them to an edge of mess through slapping, scraping and scratching. This new work shows bravery and confidence for an artist pushing themselves into uncharted realms and has resulted in hugely exciting new paintings.

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Wellspring X, 2021. Oil and wax on canvas, 220 x 170 cm

Mal Harry: BORDERS OF ORDER

Start date: 24 Sep 2021
End date: 26 Sep 2021
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SEPTEMBER 2021

New installation work questioning Harry’s own personal biases, in the way he observes the world and processes information.

“This work relates to broader cultural biases in how we all observe, respond to and care for the land we live in. That’s from an individual’s response, through to the cultural systems we take for granted. There are many questions to ask about the true value of relating to and analysing the world in tiny, systemized parts. In the other extreme; what practical value is overlooked when processing information through a more expansive and “feeling” interaction when relating to objects and the space around us?”

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Oyster Quadrat Version 2 – Settlers Beach. Oil & alkyd medium on aluminium plate 995 x 995mm

Eric Hynynen: NOTHING IN BETWEEN

Start date: 13 Aug 2021
End date: 15 Aug 2021
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AUGUST 2021

Hynynen is a collectible and award winning Finnish-Australian artist who captures a humanity which connects people with art through his bold and thought provoking works.

Hynynen’s practice moves seamlessly between painting, video and sculpture. His two-tone palettes invite a meditative contemplation on the dichotomies in society, providing a counterpoint between ‘man-made’ modernity, consumerism and expectation against the value and potential of simplicity in the natural world.

Nothing In Between will feature new abstract, sculptural Canvascape works which are enquiries into form and material, ebb and flow. These will be contrasted with new figurative paintings revealed in their essential elements of light and dark.

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Bystander. 2021, oil on canvas 150 x 150cm

Gaye Jurisich: SECRETS & EXPOSURES

Start date: 23 Jul 2021
End date: 25 Jul 2021
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JULY 2021

Gaye Jurisich lives and works in Hamilton, New Zealand and is the first international artist to exhibit at Kolbusz Space. Hugely accomplished, Jurisich is an extensively respected and reviewed multi-disciplinary artist. This exhibition will be the first time Jurisich will show paintings in Australia and will also include some smaller sculptural works.

Secrets and Exposures are new works which interpret landscape as both narrative and energy, looking past the obvious to the artist’s interpretation of time, scale, space, spirit and combines this with her memories, desires, passions and fears.

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When The Gates Close. 2020, mixed media on board 40 x 48cm

Anna Sabadini: STUDIO DIRECT

Start date: 11 Jun 2021
End date: 13 Jun 2021
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JUNE 2021

Studio Direct at Kolbusz Space presents a curated selection of Anna Sabadini’s recognisable investigations that include palettes and references to Old Master paintings. Each work moves beyond traditional edges by including an expanded context of materiality and inspiration from art history. The visibility of this context allows the viewer to appreciate the importance of relationships between paint, painting, painter and painting history. 

After receiving a Doctor of Creative Arts from Curtin University, Sabadini taught there for many years. She has exhibited nationally and her work has won numerous awards and is in significant collections. 

Studio Direct exhibitions provide collectors with a significant opportunity to invest in affordable and collectible works as a once-off opportunity. These exhibitions specifically support artists through periods of growth and flux in order to allow space and funds for further development of their artistic practices and promote sustainability of important artistic careers.

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Palette and Ideas. Ink and paper and oil on board 60 x 60cm

Waldemar Kolbusz: NOW

Start date: 07 May 2021
End date: 10 May 2021
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MAY 2021

New works concerning experiences we may all share, or want to share in contemporary everydayness, with consideration of the increasingly blurred difference between what we actually experience and what we convince ourselves (and others) we think should be the case.

These works have forced a slowing down in both process and a practical sense in the hope to reclaim our feelings and experiences as truthfully our own.

Continues at Aptos Cruz galleries ADELAIDE

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Honey Boy. 2021, oil on linen 153 x 183cm

Joana Partyka: SUPPOSE YOU BROUGHT THE LIGHT INSIDE OF THE BODY

Start date: 16 Apr 2021
End date: 18 Apr 2021
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APRIL 2021

In April 2020, the former president of the United States suggested injecting light and disinfectant into people’s bodies as a treatment for coronavirus. This is a thing that happened.

Suppose You Brought the Light Inside of the Body is an exploration of the meandering sorrow and absurdity of 2020. In this unique series of ceramic works, Partyka attempts to both make sense of and comment on the bewildering state of contemporary life and politics – the bush fires, the global pandemic, the social upheaval, the activism, the bumbling and bad politicians.

Fuelled by rage and grief, the work seeks to push the viewer to reflect on their own experience of the year, as well as offer hope and beauty from its ashes.

Partyka is a ceramicist, illustrator and political staffer based in Boorloo (Perth) and this is her first solo exhibition.

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Abolition. 2020, white stoneware, glaze, gold lustre, height 18cm.

Matthew McVeigh: RORSCHACH

Start date: 27 Feb 2021
End date: 01 Mar 2021
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FEBRUARY 2021

Rorschach is a digital print series inspired by the amorphous ink blots while also playing homage to Andy Warhol’s 1984 series by the same name.

Developed by the Swiss psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach in the early 20th century, the Rorschach test consists of ten standardized blots for a patient to decipher. 

In these works made during isolation in 2020, McVeigh has collated media images on a range of social, political, economic and environmental issues that have both played on his psyche and saturated the media.

These layered and mirrored works invite the viewer to themselves decipher and contemplate the visual language of manipulated media imagery. Through these ten works, the same number as original blots, McVeigh has captured the veracity of where humanity has been in this era of post truth and anthropocene.

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Military 2020 digital print 150 x 120cm

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Art Mart 2020

Start date: 11 Dec 2020
End date: 13 Dec 2020
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DECEMBER 2020

selected artists – studio direct

Selected artists are encouraged to submit studio stock and experimental works, to invite collectors to start investigating their practice with a view to further investment. These art marts are designed for discounted work to sell, for introductions to be started, and grow confidence for new collectors.

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Waldemar Kolbusz: NEAR YOU

Start date: 30 Oct 2020
End date: 01 Nov 2020
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OCTOBER 2020

Near You is a new body of work about the interplay between chance and identity – the similarities in experiences we may share and the disconnect in others, the randomness of that, and how it shapes who we become.

Continued at .M Contemporary in SYDNEY Nov 2020

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Lobby 2020 oil on linen 122 x 91cm

Sam Bloor: THE BIRTH AND DEATH OF A MOUNTAIN.

Start date: 25 Sep 2020
End date: 27 Sep 2020
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SEPTEMBER 2020

Sam Bloor presents ​The Birth and Death Of a Mountain. An exhibition of new textile and print works exploring Bloor’s upbringing in cult-like surroundings as the son of a preacher. Notions of eternity and agency collide, presenting new reflections upon the ways we find solace in the ever expanding and collapsing void that is our universe.

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Waldemar Kolbusz: FOR THE CHANCE OF IT

Start date: 22 May 2020
End date: 24 May 2020
Opening Times: Fri, Sat and Sun 10 - 4
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MAY 2020

Continued at GallerySmith MELBOURNE June / July 2020

With a practice that alternates between abstract and more figurative painting, Waldemar Kolbusz’ works come naturally charged with a high energy. His large brightly coloured canvases pulsate and move, allowing a rich engagement with the works. He has always worked in a fluid way, and whilst a significant shift in thinking is required for different genres, his cerebral approach allows him to do both. It informs and nourishes the work; allowing freedom in the figurative works and giving shape to the abstract.

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Lift 2020 oil on linen 152x122cm