Mars Bars & Aphrodite
Mars Bars & Aphrodite is an exhibition of new works from a multidisciplinary group of young Sydney artists, set to run late July in one of Redfern’s favourite creative spaces, 107 Projects. Combining the artistic faculties of video, sculpture, architecture and sound design, the project will be interactive and accessible whilst retaining an ethos outside of what is provided by most commercial gallery spaces. As the artists explain; In a time when we can walk through a gallery, whilst listening to a historical podcast, scrolling through Instagram on our phone, encountering culture can become a collage, as we experience it all at once.
Since graduating from University of Sydney College of the Arts in 2014, Sophie’s work has been exhibited at Hong Kong Art Central, throughout Europe and at various galleries around Sydney. Sophie has been commissioned to create works for the Lee Matthews Fashion Week Show and various music events including the At First Site Festival. She also collaborated on a work for Vivid at the University of Sydney and regularly creates works for music events around the city. Most recently Sophie was engaged with created lighting design and video for contemporary dance piece Passing, presented at Next Wave Festival Melbourne.
Janis creates innovative multidisciplinary practice that fuses traditional media including photography, sound and sculpture with the inventive use of new technologies, such as electronics, computer programming, and computer aided design. His work gives physical form to incorporeal and incomprehensible elements of digital existence. Janis is currently completing a residency at Canberra Contemporary Art Space.
Matthew’s artistic interests lie in the correlation between space, sound, light and movement. These themes are all invariably linked to the concept of time. Since studying architecture Matthew has become increasingly aware of the limitations in conveying spatial ideas in a two-dimensional fashion and feels the exhibition space is the perfect exploratory realm.
Duncan Brown is a Sydney-based sound artist. Using sampling, synthesis, symbolism and a cinematic motive, Duncan explores the violence and flexibility of sound.
Opening Wednesday 20th July | 6 - 8pm.
Exhibition continues until Sunday 31st July.
Gallery open Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm | Sunday 11am - 4pm