spaced 3: north by southeast

18 Aug 2018 - 07 Jan 2019

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Venue: Times:
10am-5pm, Wed-Mon (closed Tue)
Venue Address:
Perth Cultural Centre, Perth
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Organised by the WA-based International Art Space, spaced 3: north by southeast brings together 11 artists from Australia and the Nordic region.
Artistic explorers of a different kind are celebrated in spaced 3: north by southeast. Six Australian artists completed artistic residencies in the Nordic heartlands of Finland, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden and five Nordic artists find their place in Western Australia’s rural and remote communities. Using sculpture, video, photography and installation, this show is an enlightening series of windows onto the world we know, and the world we have yet to understand.

The decision to place artists in regional and remote locations is motivated by the fact that even small and seemingly isolated towns are affected by global economic, environmental and social forces. The interplay between the strong sense of local identity, which is typical of these communities, and the effects of globalisation provides a fertile ground for artists to explore.

Participating Artists:
Robyn Backen (NSW), Michelle Eistrup (Denmark), Gustav Hellberg (Sweden), Deborah Kelly (NSW), Danius Kesminas (VIC), Tor Lindstrand (Sweden), Heidi Lunabba (Finland), Dan McCabe (WA), Linda Persson (Sweden), Keg de Souza (NSW), Sam Smith (NSW).

Visit spaced 3: north by southeast for all the details on the project and artists involved.


Saturday 18 August | FREE

In conversation with spaced 3 – Panel Discussion
11am, Saturday 18 August
Hear from some of the key people involved in this innovative project that brings together works developed by artists from Nordic countries and Australia during their ventures into new landscapes and unfamiliar terrain.

spaced 3 – Meet the Artists
1-3pm, Saturday 18 August
Hear from spaced 3 artists in mini talks in the exhibition space as they detail their experience travelling to an unfamiliar environment, and the process that led to the development of their work for the exhibition. One artist will present in front of their work every 15 minutes.

Delve into Australia’s long love of the anti-authoritarian, explorer psyche with this lecture.
10.30-11.30am, Saturday 13 October

There is nothing like a personal interaction to spark the imagination.
11am, Wednesdays
1pm, Fridays & Saturdays

Image credit - Keg de Souza
View of Spákonufell mountain, Skagaströnd,
from the work Things I learnt in a hot tub 2018
Courtesy of the artist