|notfair| 2021 Project Spaces

We are hosting a series of exhibitions in the lead up to our fair at South Side House, James Street, Windsor.

Until March 7
Space 2: Sonia Payes / Doble & Strong / Simon Strong

February 19 – March 7
Space 1: Belinda Wiltshire

March 11 – 28
Space 2: Naomi Bishop / Irene Wellm

Previous exhibitions:

Until February 14
Space 1: Saffron Newey / Marion Abraham

Opening times:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons
2 – 6pm
or any other time on appointment

These exhibition spaces are kindly sponsored by Mary Murone

Space 1: Belinda Wiltshire 19  Feb – 7 March

Belinda Wiltshire

Existengia, the title for this new series of paintings by Belinda Wiltshire is a portmanteau bringing together simultaneous feelings of existential dread and nostalgia. For instance, knowing the Earth is but a speck of dust floating in space while pausing on how beautifully the dusk light hits the geranium in your neighbour’s yard. The very big and the very small, as one.

Created to be explored by the viewer, the large scale paintings can be viewed from a distance as abstract or colourfield works, but as you are then drawn to the epicenter of each work via colour shifts and texture peaks, you’ll find a detailed miniature representing the artist’s personal experience. 

Video: https://www.belindawiltshire.com/existengia.html

Instagram: @belindawiltshire
www.belindawiltshire.com

Late Night 2020
Oil on canvas
180 x 120 cm

Suburban Sunset 2020
Oil on canvas
180 x 120 cm

Skinny Dip 2020
Oil on Canvas
180×120 cm

Space 2: Sonia Payes / Doble & Strong / Simon Strong

Sonia Payes

Sonia Payes is a conceptual artist working with photography, multi-media, animation and sculpture, who lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. A strong environmental narrative permeates Payes’ works and the cycle of re-creation is explored in her wildly dystopian landscapes and portraits.

Payes has exhibited in public and private galleries and museums nationally and internationally, as well as participated in Art Fairs, most recently 2019 Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, NSW.

www.soniapayes.com
@sonia__payes

Sonia Payes Interzone #5 2013
Durotran print, electric lightbox, black box frame
Edition of 1
139.7 x 100 cm

Sonia Payes Woman in Black 2016
Fibreglass, automotive paint, UV gel coat, black painted wooden base
Limited editions available
60 x 30 x 30 cm

Sonia Payes Woman in Silver 2016
Fibreglass, automotive paint, UV gel coat, black painted wooden base
Limited editions available
60 x 30 x 30 cm

Sonia Payes Interzone #9 2013
Type-C print on flex paper, 6 mm acrylic mount
Edition 2/3 available
72 x 72 cm

Sonia Payes Transient Information 2019
Lenticular Print, stained timber frame
120 x 89 cm (print size)

Sonia Payes Regeneration 2016
Lenticular Print, stained timber frame
160 x 120 cm

Simon Strong / Doble & Strong

Doble & Strong are concerned with highlighting and disrupting traditional notions of beauty; the female form is marked by glutinous paint that transforms the body into a strangely sensuous object of desire.

Doble & Strong is the collaborative practice of painter Robert Doble and photographer Simon Strong. Chromogenic prints are layered with thick, textural paint to create glossy, deeply alluring works. Each artist takes an active role in the image-making process, stating, “The realisation that, within our own bodies of work, we were both concerned with many of the same issues and aesthetics led to the decision to create collaborative works which incorporated both our art practices—photography and painting, but only on the condition that they were combined in a cohesive and logical manner.”

Taking the female nude as their inspiration, Doble & Strong’s images are opulent, bordering on the grotesque and fetishistic. Their disruption of traditional notions of beauty invites participation in a radically sensuous exchange, prompted by enigmatically perfect technical execution.

www.dobleandstrong.com

Simon Strong has a bachelor of Graphic Design from the National School of Design. Strong has been included in numerous group shows including “Snap Freeze: Still Life Now”, TarraWarra Museum of Art, 2007 and “Light Sensitive: Contemporary Australian Photography from the Loti Smorgon Fund” at the National Gallery of Victoria 2006-07. Most recently, he was one of five photographers to be included in the exhibition “Phantasia” at the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, which then toured around Australia and was also shown at the Gallery of the Australian Embassy as part of “Photoquai”, Paris at the end of 2009.

www.simonstrong.com
@simonjstrong

Doble & Strong Playing God (triptych) 2015
Gloss enamel and Iriodin® on chromogenic print
Mounted on aluminium composite board, perspex boxes
3 panels – 178 x 125 cm each

Simon Strong My Love Will Return 2015
Chromogenic print
120 x 240 cm
Edition of 10

Previous exhibitions

Space 1: Saffron Newey / Marion Abraham

Saffron Newey

Saffron Newey is an artist who interrogates the Internet in a new and promiscuous way.

Through random Google image searches she sources and appropriates a broad array of artworks from unrelated histories and genres. Featured in this exhibition is a Romantic cloud painting after Hans Güde alongside a fantasy art dragon, a stock image of an ocean and a horse, painted after George Stubbs.
As a body of work a new brand of “sublime” emerges; one that considers both the original, Romantic definition and also a new, contemporary, digital sublime.

Saffron Newey lives and works in Melbourne. In 2020 she was awarded a PhD in Fine Art at RMIT.

Instagram: @saffron_newey
www.saffronnewey.com

above:
Equine Vignette
Hand etched ink on board
Mounted in perspex
20 x 20 x 5 cm

below:
Deep Sea Vignette
Hand etched ink on board
Mounted in perspex
20 x 20 x 5 cm

Marion Abraham

Marion Abraham has a deep love for the sculptural capacity of paint combined with story-heavy imagery. Her practice is an extension of experience in the natural world and carries the signifiers of bygone eras and old lands.

Traditional power structures and gender roles are reimagined in Marion’s painting: she loves the humorous, the violent and the beautiful. In 2019 Marion had solo shows at Tinning Street Presents, Brunswick Street Gallery and The Motley Bauhaus and in 2020 at Counihan Gallery.

Instagram @minminmarion

Contact details:
0437 258 653
marionabra@yahoo.com.au

Thunder, Finally 2020, oil on canvas, 200 x 120 cm.