Level Discussion Series | Wednesday 15 May 6pm | The Glasshouse, QUT Kelvin Grove Brisbane
Join Debra Porch and three of her past students, Caitlin Franzmann, Kat Danger-Sawyer, and Chantal Fraser as they discuss the relevance of ‘histories’ to the future of women in the arts. The conversation reflects the importance of the ‘everyday’ as an element in understanding the navigation between the individual and the ‘artist’.
Born in Chicago, Debra has a Masters Degree in Art from San Diego State University (1979) and a PhD from the Queensland University of Technology (2006). She is Associate Professor in Fine Art at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane. Debra has presented her installation-based art in one-person exhibitions and numerous group shows.
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We need to talk – potluck picnic | Sunday 12 May 2pm | City Botanic Gardens – Alice Street Brisbane
Level is hosting a potluck picnic on Sunday afternoon, 12 May (Mother’s Day) as part of the Boxcopy Weekender: Offsite and everyone is welcome to join the conversation. What experiences and issues are women facing today? The discussion will focus on the role and importance of feminisms today, where each participant proposes a question for the group and we share ideas and experiences. We need to talk complements the discursive framework of LEVEL and engages with conversation as a strategy for bringing diverse individual voices to the forefront of the feminist discussion. Meet at the Alice Street Gate at 2pm and bring along a picnic blanket, a plate to share and your question to discuss.
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Level Artists-In-Residence 2013
Level will be hosting 3 QLD emerging artists and 1 emerging curator in our Residency Program. Each residency provides the artist with a studio space for 3 months to develop a new body of work, concluding with a solo exhibition and a studio visit with a visiting curator or artist. The Residency Program will take place in LEVEL’s new Project Space located at Studio 3.12, 109 Edward Street Brisbane.
Level is delighted to announce our first Artist-in-Residence for 2013 – Dord Burrough.
Dord will be in residence from April to June 2013, concluding with an exhibition in July. During the residency Dord will create a body of work made up of paintings and sculptural works which focus on ideas around our relationship with the natural world and our ‘longing for a return’ to nature. Since graduating with a BFA majoring in Painting from Queensland College of Art in 2008, Dord has exhibited in Australia and Germany including ‘Test Pattern’ at Ryan Renshaw Gallery in 2012 and as a finalist in ‘The Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition’ in 2011 and 2012.
The Archive Project 2013
As a result of many discussions re: the journey, position and visibility of women artists, artist and Level co-director Courtney Coombs is currently developing a new project to digitally archive Australian women artists in 2013 – far and wide. The result will be a simple online interface that will detail an image, together with brief details of each individual. This will be an ongoing project throughout the year that will end on the 31 December, 2013.
Please send 1 image of your work together with your name and date of birth to the email address: email@example.com.
MARCH 2013 – LEVEL is celebrating International Women’s Day (8 March) with a month of special exhibitions and events!
1 – 10 March | You Just Keep Me Hanging On
A solo exhibition by Camille Serisier
LEVEL Project Space – Studio 3.12, 109 Edward Street, Brisbane
Open 2 – 6pm Friday – Sunday
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8 – 10 March | Toponymic Interventions #2 Kulin Nations
A solo exhibition by Megan Cope
Parer Place Screen, QUT, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane
Viewing after dusk
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15 – 24 March | System and method to assist an insomniatic state for creative thought. (005)
A solo exhibition by Antoinette J. Citizen
LEVEL Project Space, Studio 3.12, 109 Edward Street, Brisbane
Open 2 – 6pm Friday – Sunday
Opening event Thursday 14 March 6pm
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Feminism and Art in 2013 Forum | Saturday 9 March 10 – 2pm | The Glasshouse, QUT Kelvin Grove Brisbane
Join ten local and interstate artists and curators to discuss the relevance of feminism to art today.
JULIE EWINGTON | CATRIONA MOORE | LISA BRYAN-BROWN | LAURA CASTAGNINI | MEGAN COPE | KELLY DOLEY | ANITA HOLTSCLAW | MAJENA MAFE | COURTNEY PEDERSEN | LEENA RIETHMULLER
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Presented in partnership with QUT Creative Industries Precinct.
In the press
LEVEL features in the March NAVA Quarterly, a special issue focused on Women in Art. You can also read about Backflip: Feminism & Humour in Contemporary Art, co-curated by Laura Castagnini which will be held at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery from 25 April – 26 May 2013.
New Project Manager at Level
Level is delighted to welcome Caitlin Franzmann on board in 2013 as a Project Manager.
Caitlin completed a BFA with 1st class honours at Queensland College of Art in 2012. Caitlin’s work has been exhibited locally and interstate including solo show Hold with Level and group shows Test Pattern 2012 at Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Siege Mentality as a part of Otherfilm Festival 2012, Going South at Screenspace and upcoming Foundations Edge: Artists and Technology at QUT Art Museum. She was a finalist in the GAS: Graduate Art Show 2012 at Griffith University Art Gallery.
In the press
Diana Smith’s essay ‘Once More, with Feminism’, published in Real Time’s January Issue discusses a resurgence in activity by women’s collectives and interest in feminist art with perspectives from Kelly Doley (The Brown Council) and Level’s Alice Lang.
You can read the article here: http://www.realtimearts.net/article/112/10904
25 October – 1 December 2012
Curated by Bec Dean, Deborah Kelly and Jeff Khan
Featured Artists: Christian Thompson • Cigdem Aydemir • Eric Bridgeman • John Meade • Julie Rrap • LEVEL • Liam Benson • Luke Parker & Sangeeta Sandrasegar • Marley Dawson • Natalya Hughes • Parachutes for Ladies • Paul Knight • Philip Brophy • The Kingpins • Tarryn Gill & Pilar Mata Dupont • Tracey Moffatt & Gary Hillberg • Trevor Fry
SEXES expands from the current revival of interest in the provocations of feminist discourse. As a critical survey of recent contemporary Australian art, the project explodes binary notions of gender and sexuality to examine and celebrate a multiplicity of perspectives and practices. Artists working in photomedia, video, installation, performance, sculpture, collage and theoretical discourse address the expressions of gender in an Australian context.
Level We need to talk, audio installation, SEXES, Performance Space, 2012.
Food for Thought goes to Tokyo, November 2012
LEVEL took our project ‘Food for Thought’ to Tokyo, Japan in November, 2012. Two dinners and two picnics were held in order to engage Japanese women in questions about gender and art. The themes discussed included the role of women in the arts and in the media, and the role of art to bring about political change for women.
Food for Thought dinner #1, Roji to Hito, Tokyo