18 AUG 2018 - 7 JAN 2019

Drawing together our most ambitious program to date, spaced 3: north by southeast will conclude this August with a major new exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Spaced 3: north by southeast at AGWA will present the resulting new works developed by 11 artists from Nordic countries and Australia during their ventures into new landscapes and unfamiliar terrain.

Across 2016-18 six Australian artists completed residencies in the Nordic heartlands of Finland, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden, and five Nordic artists found their place in West Australia’s rural and remote communities. Using sculpture, video, photography and installation, this exhibition showcases the diverse and layered exchanges between artists and each community, as they explore the symbolic, ecological and socio-economic similarities between the two regions.

Spaced 3: north by southeast is an enlightening series of windows onto the world we know, and the world we have yet to understand.

Presented as a part of AGWA’s 2018 program - Rebels, Radicals and Pathfinders – celebrating free-thinkers, boundary-pushers and ground-breakers, spaced 3: north by southeast will be showing alongside Biomess by artists Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr and Sidney Nolan’s rebel masterpiece series Ned Kelly.

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).

Nordic partners: Baltic Art Center (Gotland, Sweden), FABRIKKEN for Kunst & Design (Copenhagen, Denmark), Kirsten Kjaers Museum (Thylejren, Denmark), Mustarinda (Hyrynsalmi, Finland), Nes Artist Residency (Skagaströnd, Iceland), Rejmyre Art LAB (Rejmyre, Sweden). 

West Australian partners: ArtGeo Complex (Busselton), Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council (Ravensthorpe), Shire of Leonora (Leonora), Wangaree Community Centre/DADAA (Lancelin), Warlayirti Artists (Balgo).



Sat 18 Aug, 11am | FREE | Join the Facebook event

Hear from us, as we explore the creative challenges of delivering the spaced 3 program across continents. 

Speakers: Jackie Edwards (Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council), Michelle Eistrup (artist), Gustav Hellberg (artist), Gloria Hill (Busselton), Deborah Kelly (artist), Pia Skogberg (Kirsten Kjaers Museum, Denmark).


Sat 18 Aug, 1 – 3pm | FREE | Join the Facebook event

Hear from our spaced 3 artists as they detail their experience travelling to unfamiliar environments, and the process that led to the development of their work. One artist will present in front of their work every 15 minutes.


Sat 20 Oct, 10.30am | GET TICKETS

Join Dr Marnie Badham in conversation with fellow IAS Board member Kelda Free, as they discuss the spaced 3 exhibition. 

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre. 

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Spaced 3: north by southeast is presented by International Art Space in partnership with the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Images: Composite image of works by Keg de Souza, View of Spákonufell mountain, Skagaströnd from the work Things I learnt in a hot tub, 2018, and Gustav Hellberg, Hammersley Dunes, Fitzgerald River National Park, 2017. Sam Smith, production still for spaced 3: north by southeast, 2018; Robyn Backen, Barn Wall, Rejmyre, 2017; Tor Lindstrand, Old Balgo Mission, 2017; Gustav Hellberg, Hammersley Dunes, Fitzgerald River National Park, 2017; Dan McCabe, Birch trees by the river, Hyrynsalmi, 2017; Tor Lindstrand, gathering pigments in the Tanami Desert, 2017; Linda Persson, Light and Language event, Leonora, 2017. Photo: Roderick Sprigg. 
All images courtesy the artists.