July 09

EMOTIONAL ENSEMBLE

Shags and Kirsty

Shags and Kirsty with work by Julie Spencer

Shags has been a rock solid supporter of CCAS and second most photographed woman in the CCAS social pages (after Shellaine) for over a year now. Without Shags and 7 other volunteers helping out we simply wouldn’t be able to do all the stuff we do. Attending a proprac session at CMAG early 2015 Shags knocked our water off the table and naturally we thought – this a a woman we can work with. Never looked back. But much more than a helping hand Shags is also a very talented artists and last Thursday she opened SCORE NO. 0013: (EMOTIONAL RESPONSE) at M16 Artspace. Based on automatic oral responses to 100 different colours, Shags’ synaesthetic emotional language and digital animation of squares of the instigating colours invites the viewer to ponder those conversations which happen without words.
“As a person with dyslexia, my inner world often gets lost in translation with the world around me and causes some pretty confused facial expressions—which can be both hilarious and humiliating. This frustration with the limitations of words led me to explore what I think of as dialects, such as the maddening sound of yellow.”

Shags also has an amazing work going up at Quick Draw the CCAS fundraiser tonight … a piece one imagines will be much sought after.
Shags is currently a Printmedia and Drawing student at the ANU School of Art after doing all manner of graphic design, animation, music, writing and zine shenanigans.

SCORE NO. 0013: (EMOTIONAL RESPONSE) at M16 until 24 July. You can also check out Julie Spencer’s Painting the Town by Night, The 2nd Edition  with Sophie Bishop, Mimi Fairall, Michelle Hallinan, Kelly Hayes, Jess Higgins, Rebecca Setnicar and Magic Lines by Elizabeth Faul.

Shags and Kirsty

Shags and Kirsty