FROM THE INSIDE [Tokuremoar]

16 May – 14 June 2019
Opening Event: Thurs 16th May, 6pm-8pm [Performance to begin 6:15pm)
Guest Speaker: Leah Grace, Arts and Cutural Development Officer, Alexandrina Council
Second Performance/Artist Talk: Thurs 30th May, 6pm-7pm

For 30 years photographer, Richard Hodges, has journeyed into and through an ancient remnant Tea-tree reserve, Tokuremoar, the last of its kind on the southern coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

In 2015 Richard teamed up with international contemporary dance artist, Tammy Arjona, to explore the depths of Tokuremoar Reserve combining their art practices of movement, photography and video.

Together they invited 9 other artists to explore their artistic journey of this ancient reserve. Through exchange and conversation, the artists have explored its boundaries, moods (both inviting and uninviting), sounds, light, shade, human intervention and the imagined story, to bring together a sensory experience and interpretation of ‘place’.

Using photography, video, movement, music, sculpture, poetry and drawing/painting, the 11 artists transpose their creative exploration of Tokuremoar into a modern gallery space.

Directly influenced by time spent in Toukuremoar’s depths, the opening night will feature live movement (Tammy Arjona and Sue Hawksley) and music (Andrew McNicol) with artist Margie Hooper creating a linear score in small episodic events.

Artists | Tammy Arjona, Cheryl Anne Brown, Michelle Cain Murray, Annabelle Collett, Richard Hodges,  Margie Hooper, Sue Hawksley, Andrew McNicol, Barbary O’Brien, Cinzia Schincariol, Suzi Windram  

For full list of artworks and prices click here

BANNER IMAGE: Richard Hodge, Sprites (1/3), 2018-19, photographic print on archival paper. Courtesy the artist.

Richard Hodges, Journey In, video, 15:00 mins:secs, installation view, praxis ARTSPACE.
Left-Right: Richard Hodges, Dance, digital print on hahnemule rag, 36 x 44cm. Annabelle Collett, Swamp Corset and Skirt, melaleuca halmaturorum, hessian, webbing, thread and metal.

Installation view of From the Inside [Tokuremoar], praxis ARTSPACE (artwork by Richard Hodges)