Crossing the boundaries of art, history and community, spaced 2: future recall invites you to rediscover regional Western Australia from the viewpoint of 14 acclaimed international and Australian contemporary artists.
spaced 2: future recall is an international group exhibition that showcases the artistic, cultural and social outcomes of the second edition of spaced, a recurring international event of socially engaged art. The exhibition draws together works made by Australian and overseas artists who lived and worked for extended periods in Western Australian rural and remote communities throughout 2013-14, developing new works based on an engagement with local residents, histories and landscapes.
Presented in partnership with the Western Australian Museum, spaced 2: future recall explores the idea of collective memory, as the source of competing narratives through which communities create new visions of their present and future.
Participating artists: Michael Bullock (VIC), Erin Coates & Anna Nazzari (WA), Archana Hande (India), Lily Hibberd (VIC), Jay Koh (Singapore/Germany), Pia Lanzinger (Germany), Maddie Leach (New Zealand), Tea Mäkipää (Finland), Daphne Major (The Netherlands), John Mateer (WA), Daniel Peltz (USA), Ruben Santiago (Spain). Monika Thomas (WA).
Participating communities: Albany, Bangalore, Cervantes, Cocos Islands/Katanning, Derby, Esperance, Geraldton, Karratha, Laverton, Mandurah, Tom Price, Western desert communities.
Western Australian Museum, Perth, WA | 19 February - 29 March 2015
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, Bunbury, WA | 15 April - 25 June 2017
Vancouver Art Centre, Albany, WA | 6 July - 2 September 2017
Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Mandurah, WA | 20 October - 25 November 2017
Moree Plains Gallery, Moree, NSW | 9 February - 7 April 2018
Umbrella Studios Contemporary Arts, Townsville City, QLD | 17 August - 23 September 2018
Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Geraldton, WA | 1 December 2018 - 1 February 2019
The spaced: art out of place program commenced throughout 2009-11 and involved 21 Australian and international artists and 16 regional Western Australian communities. Charged with creating new works through a protracted engagement with the local social and environmental context, the outcome of these projects took many forms including artworks, workshops, online archives, exhibitions and publications.
Seeking to bridge the gulf between site-specificity and gallery presentation, projects created during these residencies were first shown in the communities in which they were developed, and subsequently edited and reconfigured for the inaugural spaced: art out of place exhibition at Fremantle Arts Centre (4 February – 11 March 2012) and the national tour. The exhibition explores the relationship between globalisation and local idenitity with imaginative and stimulating works in sculpture, photography, painting, installation and multi-media. Further information on each of the projects can be found here.
Participating Artists: Art Orienté objet (France), Julia Davis (NSW), Sohan Ariel Hayes and Michael Woodley (WA), Nigel Helyer (NSW), Sonia Leber and David Chesworth (VIC), M12 Collective (USA), Makeshift (NSW), Kate McMillan (WA), Bennett Miller (WA), Ritchie Ned Hansel (Indonesia), Wouter Osterholt and Elke Uitentuis (The Netherlands), Michelle Slarke (WA), Philip Samartzis (VIC), Jakub Szczesny and Kaja Pawelek (Poland), Roderick Sprigg (WA), Takahiko Suzuki (Japan/Taiwan) and Mimi Tong (NSW).
Participating Communities: The Abrolhos Islands, Albany, Dampier Peninsula, Denmark, Esperance, Fremantle, Jakarta, Kellerberrin, Lake Grace, Leonora, Mandurah, Moora, Mukinbudin, Narrogin, Northam/Bakers Hill and Roebourne.
Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Bunbury, WA | 28 June - 17 August 2014
The Cannery Arts Centre, Esperance, WA | 28 May - 14 June 2014
Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Swan Hill, VIC | 5 April - 11 May 2014
Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, VIC | 3 February - 24 March 2014
Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Geraldton, WA | 12 July - 12 October 2013
Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery & INQB8, Mandurah, WA | 12 April - 5 May 2013
Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany, WA | 23 February - 16 March 2013
Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, TAS | 30 August - 30 September 2012
Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA | 4 February - 11 March 2012