TAKE ROOT (COLONY): Project Another Country
Artists' Residency: 24 – 29 March (various locations throughout Mackay)
School Holiday Family Drop-In Activity: 6 – 21 April (Workshop Room, Artspace Mackay)
Installation Drop-In Activity: 14 June – 14 August (FIELD Engineers Gallery, Artspace Mackay)
In 2019, internationally-renowned artists Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan will visit Mackay to facilitate community art workshops and devise a participative, drop-in art activity as part of their new work Take root (Colony): Project Another Country. Alfredo and Isabel emigrated from the Philippines to Australia in 2006. Over many years they have created complex installations, working with communities around the world to create works that explore narratives of displacement, change, memory and community. These large-scale installations often reflect their own migratory experiences. Visitors to the gallery will be able to make their own cardboard houses to be added to the installation by participating in Easter school holiday drop-in art activities and/or drop-in
activities hosted in the FIELD Engineers Gallery during the exhibition. This community art project is supported by Glencore’s Hail Creek Mine Community Development Fund and the Artspace
IMAGE: Alfredo and Isabel AQUILIZAN, Halo artist-in-residence program, Mosman Art Gallery, 2017.
KIT WEBSTER: Phaseshift
12 July - 13 October
Drawing upon ideas of perception and consciousness, the kinetic work Phaseshift explores the parallels between environments, both digital and physical. Bringing together ideas of time and space,
the constant rhythmic pulse of form, the pendulum and projection collide and interact inciting a hypnotic meditative experience for the viewer.
IMAGE: Kit WEBSTER Phaseshift 2016, mechanical pendulum, electromagnetic motor, light projection. Pictured at Loop Alternative Space, Seoul, South Korea. Electrical and mechanical engineering by Brendan CAMPBELL. Image courtesy the artist.