We are happy to announce Chippies and tinnies, an exhibition by Nellie Rogerson, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.
Nellie Rogerson is a visual artist working primarily within the sculptural discourse. Through sculpture, craft and installation, her practice explores the multitudes of material potential in artistic forms, with a heavy focus on the interrogation of function and energy. She graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2011, and then completed her Honours at the Victorian College of the Arts the following year. Nellie has shown in Melbourne at spaces including Seventh Gallery, Platform Contemporary Art Space, Guilford Lane Gallery, LoopHole, Moana Project Space and as a part of L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Week’s Penthouse Mouse. In 2014, Nellie was selected as an Artist in Residence at 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo and since shown at Space Space in Japan. Her work ‘ Bomb’ was featured as the cover of Circuit: Western Australian Contemporary Art. Nellie is a recipient of the ArtStart grant from Australia Council for the Arts. She lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.
Here are some words from the artist herself.
My work is based on the peculiarities and material potentials of everyday Japanese objects and their idiosyncrasies. Considering the ideas of how art objects are understood, I vary the reception of artworks in a spatial setting of an interior living space. Displayed in a household living room is a table, a totem-like sculpture and a painting. These works look at the intimacy within objects, and elevates the comical aspects within those selected forms. The table insinuates a sense of habitat within the space, and the other works reiterate a viewing space, providing a new-found setting for the works to be understood with purpose and function.
Exhibitions by other current artists will be also held. Please visit Studio Kura to check upcoming shows!
Nellie Rogerson Chippies and tinnies
Date: November 28 (Saturday), 29 (Sunday), 11:00 to 19:00, free entrance
* We will hold an opening party on Saturday the 28th, starting at 15:00.
* Talk tour will be held from 14:00 on Sunday the 29th.