Bellowing Echoes

Bellowing Echoes explores the stories left behind, the truths untold, and uncovers our immortal need for connection to place and community. Hosted by Gertrude Contemporary, leading artists draw upon a local 1838 narrative to guide us through a temporal wanderlust of immersive installation and process-orientated works, to a place where time is unhinged and our realities transformed.

Parallel to the exhibition sits a reinvented 2012 Port Phillip Gazette and an evening of spoken work and performance that features responses to fictional truths, failures and connections in Australian history and landscape. Follow the Bellowing Echoes as they resound around a place of familiarity, the unknown and the unimagined.

About the Artist

Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris is a Melbourne-based artist, curator, producer and editor. She is interested in experimental curatorial practices and audience development for contemporary art. She is the co-director of Das Platforms and works at Melbourne Fringe, as the Artist Development Manager. Bronwyn completed her Masters and undergraduate studies at COFA, UNSW, Sydney.
Marcel Cooper is a Melbourne-based artist and curator interested in site specific exploration in place and community. Marcel has been an active board member within ARI’s and is committed to furthering dialogue in contemporary hybrid practices and exploring innovative curatorial strategies. Marcel completed her undergraduate and post-graduate studies at COFA, UNSW Sydney.
Slow Art Collective: Tony Adams, Chaco Kato, Ash Keating, Dylan Martorell is an artistic collective that focuses on creative practices and ethics relating to environmental sustainability, material ethics, DIY culture and collaboration intertwining art, architecture, music and environmentalism.
Born in 1988 in Melbourne, Marcin completed his Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) in Sculpture at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2010. Underpinned by a continued exploration of identity, Marcin’s practice spans sculpture, installation, performance and video. His works employ theatrical devices such as role-play, accoutrements, scenes and backdrops to draw viewers into performative spaces.
Born in 1979 in Tauranga, New Zealand, Jess currently lives in Melbourne where she is an artist, writer and founder of a gallery called Hell. Jess has a multi-disciplinary art practice that sees her explore drawing, comics, installation art and temporal process orientated events.
Born in 1983 in Sydney, Anna studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours at the College of Fine Arts, Sydney and completed her Master of Fine Arts in Painting also at COFA in 2008. Anna is a painter whose work draws on the imaginative and transformative potential of the Australian landscape and the various mythologies surrounding it.
Born in 1980 in Sydney, Australia Tessa and Karl both live and work in various locations with a particular interest in social and environmental sustainability, architecture and urban design. Tessa and Karl embrace an improvisational process to create portable, participatory and site-specific works that explore people’s shifting relationship to place, history and the natural world.

Dates: 19 April-26 May (opening Thursday 19 April 6pm, live event 3-4.30pm, Saturday 19th May)

Location: Gertrude Contemporary, 200 Gertrude St, Fitzroy (tram route 86, stop 14)

Times: Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-4.30pm (open Sunday 20 May 11am-4.30pm)

Ticket prices: Free

This event is also part of Day Pass 4 and Day Pass 6.

Wheelchair accessible (with staff assistance)

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