July 13

INNERSPACE

Paul, Claire Pendrigh and Owen

Paul, Claire Pendrigh and Owen

Two for the price of one  on Friday night as Innerspace opened at CCAS and the Ainslie bit of the Ainslie+Gorman Arts Centres kicked off with a very reasonable party indeed. ( Ainslie looks great www.agac.com.au but the Gorman wing is in URGENT need of the same attention before it sinks into the primeval slime !) It was one of those nights when one needs to release a comprehensive apology the next day. But the photos begin with Innerspace and gradually blurr into the A+GAC party where although there were brief moments of lucidity many photos have been censored and will never be seen.

Shellie and Sharon

Shellie and Sharon

Innerspace is an exhibition of work by artists who are not especially impressed by the Universe. Christopher Bennie, Jacqueline Bradley, Ham Darroch, Shellaine Godbold, Kate Murphy, Claire Pendrigh Elliott, Rusty Peters and Jed Wolki variously present visions of the cosmos as a personal matter where Outer Space is to be found in the kitchen, nursery, the studio, back shed or the extended backyard. Materials are humble: cardboard packaging, chocolate wrappers, wool, old newspapers, trash and breakfast cereal representing grand(iose) ideas and astrophysical concepts with wry humour. Put simply, Innerspace is an exhibition that sees the notion of space grounded by the gravitational pull of prosaic imagination. Its quirky, its witty and its imaginative. Its got lots of great artists who have lots of friends so the opening went off despite confusion about what was actually happening where on Friday night. But eventually everything merged and ended up in a frenzied dance fest at A+GAC – and not a moment too soon. And Chris Bennie’s visit to Canberra is a partnership with CCAS, Photoaccess and Ainslie +Gorman Arts Centres’ Visiting Artists Program. Thanks to all people from the Gold Coast and Bunbury W.A who braved the freezing conditions to come to the opening.  Innerspace at CCAS Gorman Art Centre until 15 August.

Joel and Alex

Joel and Alex

Dee and Dan

Dee and Dan

Shellaine, Joel, Sharon and Kate

Shellaine, Joel, Sharon and Kate

Sabrina and nice dude who she hasn't met

Sabrina and Julian

Matt and Jac

Matt and Jac

David, Rebecca and friend

David, Jessica and Rebecca

Luis and Hardy

Luis and Hardy

Chris and Rebecca fro Walls Gallery Miami Beach Gold Coast

Chris and Rebecca from Walls Gallery Miami Beach Gold Coast

Dee and lovely friends

Dee, Eva and friend

Riley and Lovely friend

Riley and Salome

fun couple with great hat

Aki and Ned with great hats

fun couple with beer

Aki and some guy not hats and beer

Damien, Roz and cute kid

Damien, Roz and cute kid

Danny as dj

Danny as dj

Pablo and Anni in Toilet Karaoke

Pablo and Anni in Toilet Karaoke

The sound of music at A+GAC Gents

Chorus line at A+GAC Gents

party goes out of bounds

party goes out of bounds

 

Nice dude in A+GAC gents for musical spectacular

Nice dude in A+GAC gents for musical spectacular

getting down

getting down at A+GAC with music by Danny

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Danny, Sabrina and Reid

Chris - nice pic whoever took it !

Chris – brilliant pic whoever took it !

dance frenzy

dance frenzy