This exhibition explored the relationship between globalisation and local identity with imaginative and stimulating works in sculpture, photography, painting, installation and multi-media. The culmination of a two-year cycle of residencies, this ground-breaking project involved 22 Australian and international artists spending time in 16 regional Western Australian communities to consider their social and physical environments. The results were surprising and provocative.
Spaced: Art Out of Place is a new international biennial event, an initiative of IASKA and presented with Fremantle Arts Centre as part of the 2012 Perth Festival.
Communities and artists involved in the inaugural Spaced: Art Out of Place are:
Kellerberrin Takahiko Suzuki (Taiwan)
Lake Grace Elke Uitentuis & Wouter Osterholt (Netherlands)
Albany Mimi Tong (NSW)
Roebourne Sohan Ariel Hayes & Michael Woodley (WA)
Fremantle Ritchie Ned Hansel (Indonesia)
Dampier Peninsula Philip Samartzis (Vic)
Jakarta Roderick Sprigg (WA)
Mukinbudin Julia Davis (NSW)
Esperance Makeshift (NSW)
Denmark M12 Group (USA)
Mandurah Art Oriente Objet (France)
Bakers Hill Bennett Miller (WA)
Moora Sonia Leber & David Chesworth (Vic)
Narrogin Jakub Szczesny & Kaja Pawelek (Poland)
Leonora Kate McMillan (WA)
Abrolhos Islands Nigel Helyer (NSW)
The idea is to make art more relevant and responsive to everyday life. We wanted to take contemporary artists out of their studios and encourage them to develop works by engaging with ordinary people, issues and situations.
– IASKA Director Marco Marcon
IASKA, Fremantle Arts Centre (Major Presenting Partner), Perth International Arts Festival (supported by Visual Arts Program Partner Wesfarmers Arts), Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and the Arts, Lotterywest, Australian Government Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy Western Australia, Australian Government Australia Council for the Arts, Gordon Darling Foundation, Sidney Myer Fund, Healthway, Royalties for Regions.