Overview, Images
Luyuan Zhang, Instrument Practice, installation view at Blindside. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Siobhan Sloper.

Instrument Practice

Luyuan Zhang

26 Feb–14 Mar 2020

Instrument Practice attempts to subvert common conventions of the white cube, the practicing studio artist and their tools. The artist’s intuitive action bear a deep resonance with their experience of growing up in China, learning instruments chosen by their parents. In repositioning this reluctant gesture into the space of art, a deep nostalgia is provoked.

Isolating themselves with only workshop tools, it allows the artist to contemplate and redefine each tool’s purpose and identity. Transforming the space and its internal sense of time, the audience is led into a new perspective of the world.

Onsite, Exhibition, Performance

Instrument Practice attempts to subvert common conventions of the white cube, the practicing studio artist and their tools.

Opening Night: 27 Feb 2020, 7am
Opening Performance: 27 Feb 2020, 8am
Closing Performance: 14 Mar 2020, 5am

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.


Serpent Songs / Windshadows
Serpent Songs / Windshadows
Onsite, Exhibition, Performance, Publication, Sound Series, Co-Presented

20 Jun–7 Jul 2018

Serpent Songs / Windshadows

Gerard Crewdson

Six p.m. on a Wednesday
Kaijern Koo + Veronica Charmont, Six p.m. on a Wednesday, installation at Blindside. Courtesy the artists. Photo: Nick James Archer.

26 Feb–14 Mar 2020

Six p.m. on a Wednesday

Rachel Button, Veronica Charmont, Kaijern Koo, Madeleine Minack, HeeJoon Youn

Debut XVI: To Love it All Again
Daniel R Marks, Farnaz Dadfar + David Green, Debut XVI: To Love it All Again, curated by Lucie McIntosh + Jake Treacy, installation at Blindside. Artworks from left to right: Daniel R Marks, Giving Myself Over, 2019, installation (aluminium frames, digital prints on cartridge paper and fabric, plastic bowl, rusted steel beams, tape, tissue paper, fabric strips, latex, plasticine, clay, acrylic, glue, cement, soil, wallpaper paste, water), dimensions variable; Farnaz Dadfar, Sargashté -o- Pargaram, 2020, chalk marker on the floor; David Green, Changing Geographies, 2019, projection on polypropylene. Courtesy the artists. Photo: Nick James Archer.
Onsite, Exhibition, Debut

6–22 Feb 2020

Debut XVI: To Love it All Again

Farnaz Dadfar, David Green, Edwina Green, Daniel R Marks, Juan Rodriguez Sandoval, Tina Stefanou, Sarah Ujmaia, Stephanie Symington

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Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

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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.