Co-ordinate: Into the In-between
Tamara Tallent, Joslyn Hobbis, Bridget Barnett, Joseph Doggett-Williams, Sandra Bridie
9 Sep–30 Nov 2022
Into the In-between
Ramp Gallery and George Paton Gallery
Bridget Barnett & Joslyn Hobbis (NZ)
Joseph Doggett-Williams & Tamara Tallent (AUS)
Four artists, two countries, one work. Inspired by Karanga (car-rung-na), the Māori tradition of call and response, and Wominjeka (wom-in-jeka), the Wurundjeri people’s Welcome to Country, offerings from our respective nations were exchanged and drawn upon. Sharing a belief that connecting with nature inspires creativity, we left our studios to walk through country, explore our neighbourhoods, and document our findings. Sounds, photographs, videos, objects, words and traces of human presence from the real world, were offered through the virtual, and a response formed. A continuously moving work of overlapping, interconnecting, morphing of individual moments, playfully woven into one. Traversing the Tasman, into the imaginative world of the In-between.
Four artists, two countries, one work. Inspired by Karanga (car-rung-na), the Maori tradition of call and response, and Wominjeka (wom-in-jeka), the Wurundjeri people’s Welcome to Country, offerings from our respective nations were exchanged and drawn upon.
Tamara Tallent is a contemporary artist based in Melbourne. Her work is thematically diverse, as are the mediums she uses. Combining printmaking, poetry and drawing, with puppetry, film and dance, Tamara assembles new narratives from personal experiences and historical events. By re-imagining the past, memories are distorted, shifting the perspective between fiction and reality. Whilst exploring the nature of strong emotion, she remains devoted to aesthetics, always aiming for a sense of beauty.
Joslyn Hobbis is a painter and print maker, specialising in contemporary abstract expressionism, who lives in Aotearoa New Zealand. She believes that art should be defiant, surprising & fun, and she enjoys disrupting the regular square frame, bursting the boundary of borders, letting the paint fly. The act of creation is like a science experiment and trying out all of the variables to make something beautiful is endlessly fascinating.
Bridget Barnett Having finished her second year of the Bachelor of Contemporary Art at Wintec / Te Pukenga, Bridget loves to experiment with a diverse range of creative mediums. Fascinated by line and form, Bridget paints with vibrant colours in gestural abstraction and hard edge whilst exploring themes of childhood and nostalgia. She has recently found a new love of sculpting from clay, creating works inspired by organic forms from nature.
Sandra Bridie’s work straddles individual practice, collaboration, exhibition curation, teaching, gallery management, writing, and the interview as documentation of individual and collective artistic practice in Melbourne. Bridie has documented the processes and ideals of both the individual artist and artist’s collective activities, such as the running of Melbourne Artist-Run Initiatives. Sandra is currently Director of the George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University.