RIOT! Online Exhibition

Week 1 (29 September – 4 October 2020)

RIOT! is a group exhibition that seeks to gather and showcase opinions from all walks of life and the different facets of living. Revolving around philosophy, social issues, political views, spirituality or religious beliefs, and more, this exhibition seeks to give a platform to individuals and voices not ordinarily heard, to express their viewpoints and tell their stories using a range of different mediums with the intention of creating a dialogue amongst viewers.

This week featured Jenny Fraser, Darcie Curnow, Pratika, Talegaonkar, Larra Juab, Ruby Ellam, and Caitlin Chan.

Jenny Fraser

Jenny Fraser is a Migunberri artist/curator with a practice in the healing arts and education. She has a background in maintaining Screen Culture spanning across three decades, and founded online gallery cyberTribe, the other APT, and World Screen Culture.

Since 2014 she has been presenting SOLID Screen Festival and Retreat, which includes the SOLID Screen Awards, recognising 40 years of International Indigenous Womens contributions to their innovative screen artforms and storytelling.

Artworks featured:

1. ‘Paramilitary’ panoramic photograph
2. Camp freedom video work

Darcie Curnow

‘Hi, my name is Darcie Curnow and I’m in my final year of a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film & Television) at JMC Academy. I’m a Ballarat based artist with a passion for filmmaking, I find myself driven towards directing and want to change the stigma surrounding females in the film & TV industry.

I find it inspiring to work with female artists who are always pushing the boundaries of film! I am extremely excited to begin the production of my grad film; a stop motion animated short, adapted from a poem which addresses the human contribution to the current climate through a narrative based story.’

Pratika Talegaonkar

Prat Talegaonkar is a Melbourne based artist who currently lives in Narrm and uses Digital Collage as a medium. Born in Mumbai and raised as a migrant in Melbourne, her art explores topics of bicultural ‘dualities’ within the psyche of women of colour and attempts to reconcile the modernisation of ‘the Ideal Marathi* Woman’.

Artist statement: Through my artwork, I try to break down cultural and social conventionalism and traditions. Using  Surrealist techniques of collage, I use public domain ‘found’ digital images to create unexpected  montages that explore the unconscious often depicting mindscapes of duality and isolation experienced by a woman of colour. My goal is to reveal something more about myself to myself each  time I create new artwork; making collaging a big part of my journey towards rebelling against  conservatism. 

Artwork featured (up -> down; left -> right):

‘Crytalline Dreams’,

‘Monday Night’,

‘Catch A Falling Bird and Put It In Your’,

‘Duality At Home’,

‘A Subconscious Flood’,

and ‘Avocado as a Millennial Prop’.

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