MURAT’S ROMA, perceptions, remembrances, places – March 2020
In the spring of 2018, Murat had the good fortune (although those who have come to know him and his work would say that this was a well-earned recognition of his talent) to spend three months in The Eternal City, as a painter in residence at the British School at Rome. Murat used this time to explore the city and its surroundings, choosing an area to explore, or indeed to get lost in, every day, as well as hanging out with his Renaissance Art idols at every opportunity. Rome is indeed a monumental city, where it easy to be entranced by the grandeur of buildings and of piazze with their spectacular fountains. And not forgetting the sheer ‘campery’ of religious spectacles – like the meticulously choreographed sound and light show in the left transept of the Chapel of St. Ignatius of Loyola, where a painted altarpiece slowly descends to reveal a silver statue depicting St. Ignatius getting ready to nip off up to heaven – every afternoon around 5.30 PM. Or time-travelling at San Clemente where if you permit your eye to hone in on details, like Murat, you will encounter geometrical, cosmatesque shapes and patterns that have been transported from the Islamic East, from Byzantium. An important caveat from the artist and his grandmother however – never ignore the periphery for your eye might just capture something magical: djinns – spirits of the forest – some of them good, others not – but always red-headed. You might just be surprised what you can witness on a quiet afternoon spent with the cherry blossoms at the Parco Centrale del Lago or an early, early morning at the Vatican or at the Piazza Navona before the throngs of tourists and flâneurs descend. In this collection, Murat, continuing his journey through a Camp lens, has minimised the use of the paintbrush – quite the challenge for a painter. What you are experiencing here is an exploration of ‘needlework’, reminiscent of Persian relief painting, with industrial enamel paint painstakingly applied and manipulated by needles to create both detail and whimsy. Sydney, February 2020
Jo Burzynska – Culture at Work Artist in Residence 2018
04-12 Aug 2018 / Exhibition Free entry
Jo Burzynska – CULTURE AT WORK Art-Science Residency 2018
Jo Burzynska is multi-sensory artist whose parallel backgrounds in sound art and professional wine writing have increasingly converged in the production of art at the intersection of the senses. This regularly combines audition and the chemical senses (taste and olfaction), the interaction between and its creative application is also the topic of her current interdisciplinary doctoral research at UNSW Art & Design.
Adam Sébire CULTURE AT WORK ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE 2015
4-8 Jun 2015 Thu-Mon 12-5pm / FREE
in the heat of the moment
An art/science exploration of the sensory (im)perceptibility of anthropogenic global warming. This exhibition features thermographic stills & video of bodies in bush landscapes, created as part of Adam’s 2014 CULTURE AT WORK art+science residency.
Cadavre Exquis – Accelerator Gallery, Culture at Work
26 Feb - 7 Mar 2015 11am -5pm / FREE
Cadavre Exquis is an exhibition at Culture at Work’s Accelerator Gallery, Pyrmont is curated by Soyoun Kim based on a game. the artists include Jayanto Damanick, David Mills, Ganbold Lundaa, Somchair Charoen and Soyoun. A collaborative project launched by Catherine Croll.
Julie Brooke Exhibition The Principle of Continuity
Art Science Exhibition and Public Talk
07-15 June 2014 / FREE
I’ve worked as a research scientist at the University of Oxford and at the ANU and have published scientific papers on my research into drug resistance in cancer, and on the physiology of cell volume regulation. In my painting practice, I investigate parallels between research in science and in the visual arts.
CULTURE AT WORK & STATE STREET 2015 Emerging Artist in Residence – Liz Shreeve
March 2015 to May 2015
Liz Shreeve is part of the 2015 CULTURE AT WORK State Street Emerging Artists in Residence Program. Liz has two works on paper in Colour on the Concrete, an exhibition at the UTS Gallery in June 2015.
Accelerator Gallery Hire
$250 per week plus gst
ACCELERATOR Gallery is available for exhibition hire to artists working across interdisciplinary art, science, technology or performance works. Culture at Work is now accepting exhibition proposals for 2016-17.
Rachel Park CULTURE AT WORK Artist-in-Residence 2015
Dec to May 2015
Artist in Residence at CULTURE AT WORK 2015 Rachel Park has been awarded a scholarship to study a Masters in Fine Art at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, and this is the closing weeks of her residency at Culture at Work before she flies the nest. The Sydney Morning Herald image of Rachel Park’s I AM, 176 hours of installation of jumbo roll, toilet paper on the back wall of the Accelerator Gallery has become an iconic image. CULTURE AT WORK looks forward to keeping up with Rachel Park’s new work at SCA in 2015.