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Lilac City Studios exhibition install, 2018. Photograph Sam Stephenson. Courtesy the artists.

Summer Studio: Radiant Void

Elena Tory-Henderson, Siena White

13–29 Jan 2022

Lilac City Studios will be hosted in residence at Blindside for the inaugural exchange between the two spaces. Lilac City Studio is a Sydney based artists run initiative established in 2015.

This exchange hopes to contribute to a cross-pol­lination between the two ARIs, their respective cities, their artists, communi­ties, and dialogues. It will consist of two parts:

Part 1, Forging Paths of Exchange, is an opportunity to learn, observe and absorb the culture and community around Blindside and its position within the wider arts community of Naarm/Melbourne, through studio visits, meetings with artists and other ARI workers.

Part 2, Radiant Void, will be the concluding exhibition of the residency, and will present artists from Gadigal/Sydney and Narm/Melbourne. The themes underpinning this show are a reflection on Lilac City’s personal journey as artists & ARI workers, and hopes to celebrate and comically reflect on the ongoing vulnerabilities and uncertainties, looking at the role of affirmations as a comfort in times of transition and doubt - a feeling of an authority outside ourselves, anonymity, parental comfort.

Please register your attendance at the closing event on Saturday 29 January 4-6pm. via this link.

Onsite, Exhibition, Residency, Summer Studio

The Blindside Summer Studio Residency Program provides a unique platform for the examination of practice and work within a combined studio and exhibition context.

During this residency, Lilac City Studios, a Sydney based artists run initiative established in 2015, will be hosted at Blindside for the inaugural exchange between the two spaces.

Summer Studio: Radiant Void Exhibition: 13–29 Jan 2022
Residency: 20 Dec 2021–12 Jan 2022
Closing Event: 29 Jan 2022, 5am–7am

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.