Category Archives: Exhibition

Invitation for COFA Annual 09

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COFA ANNUAL 09

EXHIBITION

Opening: 24 November, 6pm-8pm

Running: 24-29 November, 11am-6pm

COFA Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington

Kudos Gallery 6 Napier St, Paddington

SCREENING: Digital Media and Time Based Art

17 November, 6pm-11pm

Chauvel Cinema Paddington Town Hall, Paddington

Everyone is welcomed. My short film will be on the Screening and shown in the exhibition as well. Please see previous post for more detail.

COFA Annual 09

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It is almost done with my study at College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales. The major project has been presented and is being assessed. The works of the graduating students will be exhibited through COFA Annual 09 in different platforms:

  • Website — is not online yet but you can see what they did last year.
  • Exhibition — runs on 23-29 November and will include all the graduating students who registered for it.
  • DVD — will be sent to the industry professional to pimp up the students and the institute.
  • Screening  — is the big night for media and time based art student to have the works on a big screen at Chauvel Cinema on 17 November from 6pm.

I am excited to see my film in a real cinema although we do not know whether we get selected for the show. Nevertheless, I am quite confident will be there. And I have signed as a volunteer to do something with the event. Will post later.

Dislocation

One of my works, So Long Cathy, is selected in an annual Cofa exhibition run by Arc, Dislocation. Other eight local and international students will have their works exhibited at Kudos Gallery as well.

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So Long Cathy from ApostrophePong on Vimeo.

Dislocation 09 Exhibition
Kudos Gallery, 9 Napier Street, Paddington
Opens: 5-7.30pm Tuesday 21 June 2009
Continues to: Saturday 1 August 2009
Opening Hours: Wed to Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm
Contact: p: 02 9326 0034 | e: kudos@arc.unsw.edu.au

Metropolitan Skin

Metropolitan Skin Street photography is my outlet to perceive life. I try to get my head around the complexity of cultures that drawn together in Australia. It is fascinating how people with different backgrounds express their identities. I have learned a lot about Sydney just walking around on the main streets and back lanes, at dawn and dusk, day and night.

My latest slide show exhibition is just about those theme I have been working on for 3 years. Robert McGrath, Vitek Skonieczny and I take turn showcasing how we see the city at World Square. In their words:

Metropolitan Skin is a photographic exhibition, presented as a slide show. It presents the differing visions of urban engagement by three photographers – Robert McGrath, ‘Pong and Vitek Skonieczny.

Robert McGrath
Screening between Monday 16 March – Wednesday 25 March
persona | passion | communality
Through his photo essays, Robert has photographed a wide range of milieus and activities across Sydney. He is interested in photographing events which draw people together based on a common activity, talent or passion. How people present at such events, says a lot about how they see themselves, which we experience as their persona.

’Pong
Screening between Thursday 26 March – Saturday 4 April
fusions | unready | entropy
‘Pong is particularly aware of the many groupings that are uniting in modern Australian cities. These groups often only exist within a sheer layer of each other. Weaving between those layers, ‘Pong juxtaposes aesthetics and understandings to create a truly contemporary view of our urban environment. He has a strong sense of visual irony which allows him to reveal the amazing world of human minutia within the “unexpected” city.

Vitek Skonieczny
Screening between Sunday 5 April – Sunday 12 April
cellular | organism | lifeblood
To Vitek, the city is alive. He shows human activity transforming the inanimate city into a living, breathing, shifting life force. The flow of its people and the patterns they trace, is the lifeblood of his constantly evolving ecosystem. He sees the massing of people into an unconscious, yet structured organism, flowing determinantly towards a mysterious, yet predetermined destination.

The show is curated by Robert McGrath and there will be some that I have put on this blog but some that haven’t seen the light before. Metropolitan Skin is on at World Square upper level (big screen) and lower level (on Sony plasma screens) until 12 April.

DVD Killed the Video Star

So Long Cathy from ApostrophePong on Vimeo.

The holiday season is just around the corner and everyone is almost in the party mode. At The Vanishing Point Contemporary Art, is calling for time-based art proposals for their fund raiser X’mas party. When I see the theme, DVD Killed the Video Star, I just have to get So Long Cathy to them. And it will be featured on the gallery’s shop window on the party week. It is a really good exposure. In fact, this will the first time that this work is displayed to the public. And this is another work I have exhibited here this year. Earlier Sticky was awarded a Commended in CALD Category at Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize.

DVD Killed the Video Star

The ATVP X’mas & fun(d) raiser for 2009

$10 Entry

Thursday 4 December, 6-10 pm

565 King Street, Newtown

(02) 9519 2340