The multi-faceted and complex concept of ‘memory’ is rendered in visual terms by ten emerging female artists in the engaging group exhibition Residue, presented by aMBUSH Gallery and co-curated with Em Ingram-Shute.
Residue is an exhibition that investigates the concept of memory. Remembering evokes diverse emotions, inducing nostalgia and trauma, yet through activation allows us to process our unconscious thoughts and absolve ourselves. By exploring the conditioning that manifests in the everyday, these artists seek out the past embedded within the present.
Residue brings together a broad cross-section of Australian women – Jane Alexander, Kim Bennett, Sadhbha Cockburn, Chelse Fuentes, Emryn Ingram-Shute, A Legge, Tara McIntosh, Jeni Mulvey, Lauren O’Connor and Stefania Riccardi – who explore the sentiments, sensations and reactions associated with memory via their contemporary works.
Their art has been created across disciplines including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, video and mixed media, using a range of mediums including charcoal, beeswax, concrete, fabric, ink, timber, acrylic paint and found objects.
The works examine subjects including human interactions with the landscape, moments of change, the embodiment of time, built and natural environments, and the impacts of illness, loss, and grief.
Opening night for Residue is Thursday 28 April from 6-9pm at aMBUSH Gallery’s Waterloo space (4a James Street) with complimentary drinks from Capital Brewing Co. and live music. Join us for the opportunity to view and purchase these unique artworks that provide the perfect medium for viewers to respond emotionally to this critical topic,
Residue will then be open daily and free of charge to the public from Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May, from 12-4pm.
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Jane Alexander, Kim Bennett, Sadhbha Cockburn, Chelse Fuentes, Emryn Ingram-Shute, A Legge, Tara McIntosh, Jeni Mulvey, Lauren O’Connor and Stefania Riccardi