1 – 5 September 2010
The Borderland collective is comprised of recent graduates – hence the title – who are just beginning to exhibit their highly resolved practises in the public sector. Artworks will include paintings, sculptural objects and installations in a wide variety that represents the diverse and imaginative practices of five graduate artists.
– Ellie Barrett: lead artist/curator
– Sarah Churlish: artist
– Peter J. Cribley: curator
– Matthew Lloyd: artist
– Bex Shindler: artist
– Emma Turner: artist
Having developed and worked in the same close-knit studio culture, these artists have shaped a means of working which is projected through the collection we propose to exhibit. We feel that our art not only deals with important issues of domesticity and the modern lifestyle, but it does so in a manner which is accessible and enjoyable and it is for these reasons we are keen to begin exhibiting for ourselves. The purpose of the Borderland Collective is as a not-for-profit organisation that works with artists in this particular liminal period and provides them with an opportunity to confidently present their work in a public forum.
All of the artworks we intend to exhibit deal with the themes and universal experiences of modern lifestyle and domesticity. We feel these artworks are not restrictive in terms of viewing audience, and appeal strongly to children and families as well as adults in the art community.