Getting to know your neighbours
Together Olga Cironis and Duncan Wright have met with members of the Harrisdale/Piara waters community to gather stories and photo documentation, which were slowly released in the community and in Armadale's local paper the 'Examiner', now culminating in an exhibition at Cullity Gallery, in February 2023.
'Unrestrained Passion for Armadale' took over a double page spread in the Examiner in its 15 December 2022 edition displaying 108 portraits of local residents. The subsequent 'Beautiful Sunset Over Sacred Wetland' took over another spread, displaying a further 108 portraits of residents and neighbours from the Harrisdale/Piara Waters area.
The artworks are part of a series of interventions that Cironis and Wright facilitated with the provocation to investigate belonging within the social and cultural landscape of Armadale.
The culminating exhibition 'Know Thy Neighbour #3' at the Cullity Gallery brings together the workings of Olga Cironis and Duncan Wright, alongside projects by Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson, Yabini Kickett, and Amy Perejuan-Capone, which have all spanned a year in the making across the Perth metro regions of Armadale, Victoria Park, East Fremantle and Melville.
The Cullity Gallery at The University of Western Australia is an exhibition space on the ground floor of the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts building, situated on the corner of Clifton Street and Stirling Highway.
Exhibition Opens: Friday 24 February, 5–7pm. RSVP on Facebook.
Exhibition Dates: 21 February-25 March, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm.
Spaced produces and commissions context-responsive and socially engaged art projects across the whole of Western Australia and beyond.
The Spaced mission is to:
- foster new and more productive modes of interaction between contemporary artists and communities.
- support artistic practices that engage non-specialist audiences while retaining and strengthening professional excellence, rigor and topicality.
- promote a dialogue between regional, metropolitan and international perspectives.