ACE Open will begin 2020 with Open Studio, a group exhibition showcasing new and recent work by its five current studio artists.
Tamara Baillie, Max Callaghan, Steven Cybulka, Tara Rowhani-Farid & Jess Taylor,
Thursday January 23rd, 6-8pm
Open Studio is a snapshot of the diverse practices and ideas encouraged as part of ACE Open’s annual Studio Program, a fully-supported professional development opportunity for South Australian artists. The exhibition features some of South Australia’s most exciting early career artists and will showcase a variety of artwork mediums, from sculpture and installation, contemplative paintings, 3D printing and mixed media art.
Open Studio gives the public a look into the work developed out of the ACE Open studios over the past year. Highlights include Jess Taylor’s haunting 3D printed figures that explore her own personal fascination with fictional horror, which premiered at Seventh Gallery (VIC) in September 2019. Max Callaghan’s signature style of collage paintings that look largely at mental health and psychic landscapes ahead of his solo exhibition at firstdraft (NSW) in 2020. Steven Cybulka will reconfigure one of his large-scale public art pieces, showcasing his ability to work intuitively to create compositions that embrace order and chaos. Tara Rowhani-Farid’s will present a tessellation of recent paintings where digital and virtual realms are juxtaposed with bright, bold patterns. Tamara Baillie’s large-scale installation made of sugar and cotton explores geographical and material histories.
The 2019 Studio Program is supported by James Darling, Lesley Forwood, Ministry of Clouds, Helpmann Academy and City of Adelaide.