176 High St, Northcote
Melbourne (Naarm) Australia.
Light Projects was an experimental artistic and curatorial project coordinated by artists Leslie Eastman, Tamsin Green, Stephen Palmer, Brad Haylock and Imogen Beynon. Light Projects ran from..
Light Projects was an experimental artistic and curatorial project coordinated by artists Leslie Eastman, Tamsin Green, Stephen Palmer, Brad Haylock and Imogen Beynon. Light Projects ran from 2009 until late 2011 . In addition a host of student volunteers, many now established artists, curators and artworksers, contributed their time and energy.
Light Projects maintained a thematic emphasis on the experience of mind and perception, psychoanalysis, visuality and design. These areas formed a shared interest for the curators: the underlying contention of this project being that art concerns immediate phenomenological experience rather than finished saleable objects. For this reason much of the work exhibited involved installation, video and performance. Light Projects was dedicated to showing local and international early career and established artists.
Light Projects was unique in its location and context. A shop front atop Ruckers Hill in High Street Northcote, the gallery was housed at the highest point in inner city Melbourne with large window frontage enabling constant viewing of the artwork. The building was shared with Lacanian psychoanalyst Dr. Patrick Johnson and other members of the Melbourne Freudian Society, who provided generous in kind support towards the enterprise in its first six months.
This context provided a unique opportunity for exhibitiors to respond to both the curatorial premise and a range of audiences; bringing complex and rigorous contemporary art into the public realm. Despite Light Projects determined curatorial program, invited artists approached the themes and issues in diverse ways. Artists and curators worked together within the immediate gaze of the public who were able to view projects from inception through to completion via the large window at the front of the gallery space. Light Projects had a writing project incorporated into the exhibition programme.
08 Silent Nights Film Screenings