Overview, Images
Nathan Beard, Departures, (detail), 2016. Photographic decal on glazed porcelain, PVD coating, (right panel of diptych), each panel 36cm x 25cm. Photography by Uri Auerbach. Courtesy the artist.

Always There And All Apart

Nathan Beard , Caroline Garcia, Lara Chamas, Steven Rhall, Priya Srinivasan, Hari Sivanesan, TextaQueen

6–22 Dec 2017

Nathan Beard, Lara Chamas, Caroline Garcia, Steven Rhall, Hari Sivanesan, Priya Srinivasan + TextaQueen

Always there and all a part presents works that interrogate the complexities of navigating race in the arts. Whiteness is at the foundation of the sector, and the exhibition plays with the tension between diversity and inclusion discourse and the institutional Whiteness that frames the practices and bodies of non-White artists. Spanning both gallery spaces of BLINDSIDE, Always there and all a part unpacks what it means to make work for a White artistic community that is invested in creating an aesthetics of inclusion, while simultaneously only extending conditional invitations to diverse artists from within White spaces. The exhibition troubles these aesthetics and power dynamics at their borders and boundaries, across photography, performance, printmaking, video and installation.

Blindside is excited to host Andy Butler as the recipient of the 2017 Emerging Curator Mentorship.

The six month mentorship with curator Emily Cormack, is focused on curatorial research and the development of an exhibition at BLINDSIDE that interrogates Whiteness in the Australian arts sector. A key research question is to investigate how cultural diversity and inclusion discourse circulates in the arts, and to ask artists from different cultural groups to respond to the hegemonic and Eurocentric values that form the foundation of visual art in Australia.

Onsite, Exhibition, Emerging Curator

The Blindside Emerging Curator Mentor program is focused on curatorial research and the development of an exhibition at Blindside. This year's curator Andy Butler is working with mentor Emily Cormack.

Supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne.

Artist Talk | Caroline Garcia + Priya Srinivasan: 14 Dec 2017, 6:15am–7:15am

This program takes place on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded - this land is stolen land. We pay respects to Wurundjeri Elders, past, present and emerging, to the Elders from other communities and to any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders who might encounter or participate in the program.


Connecting in the Grey Zone
IE.-BS, Connecting in the Grey Zones, curated by Anador Walsh, installation at Blindside. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Nick James Archer.
Onsite, Exhibition, Emerging Curator

5–20 Dec 2019

Connecting in the Grey Zone

Jess Gall + Rebecca Jensen, Arini Byng, Eugene Choi, Ivey Wawn, Angela Goh, Isabella Hone-Saunders, ie.-bs

Anticipation is Half of the Seduction
Anticipation is Half of the Seduction
Onsite, Exhibition, Talk, Performance, Publication, Emerging Curator

5–21 Dec 2018

Anticipation is Half of the Seduction

Helen Grogan, Christopher Boots, Shannon May Powell, Honey Long + Prue Stent, Kathleen Campone, Isabella Whāwhai Waru, Euphemia Russell

Micro-(bial) Tenancies
Micro-(bial) Tenancies
Onsite, Exhibition, Performance, Emerging Curator

24 Feb–13 Mar 2021

Micro-(bial) Tenancies

110% (Kieran Bryant, Beth Dillon + Lachlan Herd), Beth Sometimes, Debris Facility Pty Ltd, Sarita Gálvez, Stefanie Hessler, Kate Hill, Isadora Vaughan

Zia Atahi, Untitled. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy the artist.
Onsite, Exhibition, Emerging Curator

8–18 Dec 2021


Zia Atahi, Aida Azin, Tessa-May Chung, Leonie Leivenzon, Michael Tuhanuku, Maya Hodge, Luke Patterson, John Oh

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Working on unceded sovereign land of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, Blindside pays respect to Elders, past, present and emerging.