ATVP is proud to launch Solid Ground - a network for artists from refugee backgrounds to meet, develop their skills and practice, and to find new avenues of art-making.
ARTISTS: Abbas Abdulrasool, Ahmed Khalidi, Alwy Fadhel , Flora Mavrommati, Jagath Dheerasekara, Kamaleshwaran Selludura, Majid Rabet, Swe Nyo, with The Juice Media.
We will be kicking off the network with a BBQ on Australia Day at the gallery between 2 - 4pm and welcome everyone to come along and engage in discussion about the experience of being a refugee and the future of asylum seekers in our country.
A group of refugee artists will come together to develop and execute an evolving exhibition throughout our gallery spaces from Australia Day 26 January, until Sunday 19 February. The exhibition will be formally launched on Thursday 2 February.
We strongly encourage you to pass along the information below to any artists you think might be interested - or considering registering yourself if you come from a refugee background.
Looking forward to a busy, productive and creative 2012 with you,
The ATVP Team
SOLID GROUND - ATVP Refugee Artist's Network 2012
At The Vanishing Point - Contemporary Art (Newtown, Sydney) invites artists from refugee backgrounds (young and old) to register now for Solid Ground - ATVP Refugee Artist's Network 2012, an exhibition & ongoing collaborative and inclusive creative practice support group for artists from refugee backgrounds.
Solid Ground will provide participating refugee artists (visual and electronic media artists of any mediums from amateur, emerging to established) the time and space to get together to share, discuss, design, develop and undertake activities with ATVP that will support and nurture their art-making practices.
Activities may include; specialised workshops and presentations from practicing artists, arts professionals and arts organisations; public demonstrations of art making techniques and an open day where the public can meet participating artists; gallery tours and other social art outings and events etc. ATVP will offer facilities and ongoing support of a uniquely situated non-profit, contemporary artist-run gallery in bustling King Street Newtown, Sydney.
Register by 6pm Thursday 26 January: Contact Brendan at ATVP by email, telephone or mobile on the details below or complete the attached registration form - HERE.
Australia Day BBQ: Thursday 26 January 2 - 4pm Meet and greet over a mid-afternoon BBQ. Bring your favourite dish to share.
Delivery of artworks: Friday 27 January, 10am - 7pm. Artists can bring in up to 10 artworks (ATVP will discuss with each artist prior to delivery).
Collaborative Exhibition Workshops: Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 January 10am - 4pm. This will be a group exercise where together we will go through the entire exhibition process of selecting, curating, displaying and presenting a group exhibition in the entire gallery.
Installation of Exhibition: Monday 30 - Tuesday 31 January 10am - 6pm.
Documentary video making workshop: Wednesday 1 February 10am-6pm.