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EXTENDED exhibition period

February 24, 2011

FELTspace is extending the current exhibition for one week only! If you missed the opening last night you have till Sunday to see Jasmin Coleman’s installation and Cara-ann Simpson’s sound work.


Pop up Exhibition: STABILISERS by Jasmin Coleman

February 17, 2011

FELTspace is pleased to present a new installation by Jasmin Coleman(with audio by Cara-Ann Simpson)  for a one night only pop-up exhibition on Wednesday 23rd Feb.

Jasmin Coleman  Biography

Jasmin Coleman is an emerging visual artist from Brisbane, QLD. Her hybrid art practice shifts between large-scale installations, sculptures and painting. Jasmin employs, dislocates and appropriates a variety of ‘common’ materials and processes used within the construction industry. She is interested in the potential value of their innate transformative properties to discuss notions of flux in contemporary society and within the context of contemporary art.

In 2010 Jasmin moved to Adelaide from Brisbane to undertake an 11 month informal mentorship at George St Studios, Thebarton with established Adelaide-based public artists Tony Rosella and Greg Healey. Under the guidance of her mentors Jasmin will develop new manual skills to enable her to realise ambitious new artworks for temporary and permanent public art projects and exhibitions. In 2011 Jasmin will also be showcasingStabilisers in four locations across Australia – Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Coleman participated in The Jump National Mentoring Program facilitated by Youth Arts Queensland (2010). During this time she was mentored by Brisbane based visual and public artist; Lincoln Austin. Since completing formal studies in Fine Art (2004) her artwork has been curated in many group exhibitions both locally and interstate. She was selected as a top 10 finalist in the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards (2010), was a Finalist in The Churchie National Emerging Art Exhibition (2009) and also LAUNCH: Clayton Utz Travelling Scholarship exhibition held at Metro Arts, Brisbane (2009). Coleman has participated in a number of interdisciplinary collaborative projects. Recently Jasmin has been commissioned by the Brisbane City Council and Museum of Brisbane to develop a temporary public artwork, which will be displayed in the new Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Busway in late 2011.

Cara-Ann Simpson Biography

Cara-Ann Simpson (b. 1985) is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus on sculpture, sound, space and the participant. Cara-Ann is concerned with modes of listening/hearing in social situations and how people interact with sound. In 2010, Cara-Ann received an ArtStart grant from the Australia Council for the Arts to attend the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME2010, Singapore) where she presented a paper with collaborator Eva Cheng (research engineer) on an interactive sound installation. The Janet Holmes á Court Artists’ Grant Scheme supported the development of this installation in 2009, and Cara-Ann was subsequently featured in Real Time Magazine’s online Studio section.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts First Class Honours from the University of Southern Queensland in 2008, and received the University of Southern Queensland Faculty of Art – Visual Arts medal in 2007. Simpson was the recipient of the Hobday and Hingston Bursary from the Queensland Art Gallery in 2007 for being the most promising undergraduate student from a Queensland tertiary art course. Cara-Ann also received the Asia-Pacific Golden Key International Honours Society Visual & Performing Arts Sculpture Award (2008), and was short-listed in the Wilson HTM National Art Prize (2009), and Agendo (2009).

Simpson has had a number of solo exhibitions, sound releases and been involved in numerous performances and group shows within Australia, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates. Cara-Ann is the 2011-2012 Electrofringe Co-Producer (annual electronic arts festival and year-round programming), and is currently working on several collaborative and solo projects in Melbourne, Australia.

HARDCORE FOLKLORE II: Celeste Aldahn & A F1 PLAYER: Carl Giorgio

January 23, 2011

Opening Night Wednesday February 2nd, 6pm.
Open, 3rd February to 19th February.


Artist bio: I am an Adelaide born and based emerging artist. With a background in performance, currently my practice is mostly illustrative, sculptural and craft-ual and explores themes of mysticism and new-age spirituality.

While I have always found the most intuitive themes and content for my work to be the spiritual and the otherworldly, my creations are also testament to my belief in creation as a form of “homemade magic”. As a self-confessed ex pre-teen witch and the daughter of a culture dabbling with the new-age, my compulsion toward the mystic has roots deeply nested in my upbringing and experiences as a young girl.

I have recently graduated from the South Australian School of Art where I majored in Sculpture. While an undergraduate, I was extremely proactive and exhibited regularly- almost exclusively in self-executed and funded shows held in irregular sites or empty buildings. In addition to these, I have exhibited in Disco Beans Gallery, Melbourne; Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney; Format Space, Liverpool Street Gallery and FELTSpace in Adelaide. My work has been published in “So Nice to Finally Meet You”, 2009, edited by Philadelphian artist Joanna S. Quigley.

A F1 PlAYER: Carl Giorgio

Artist bio: Carl is an emerging South Australian artist working predominantly in drawing, photography and painting. He is currently studying at Adelaide Central School of Art.



limited books available on the night for purchase.

It’s the First opening for the year so come down, check out some art and have a drink!



SOFT CORN: Matt Huppatz with Lynne Sanderson, Monte Masi and Corpse Club.

November 25, 2010

Opening Wednesday Dec. 1st , Exhibition open till December 18th.

SOFT CORN presents meditations on surreal contemporary pop and the art of do-it-yourself. New objects by Matt Huppatz, recent moving images from Lynne Sanderson and Monte Masi, with drawings from the outside-insiders collective, Corpse Club.

Matt Huppatz ARTIST BIO

Matt Huppatz is an Adelaide-based artist working primarily in sculpture and photo media. He is currently a PhD candidate at UniSA researching queer passages in contemporary and 20th century sculptural practice.

Matt has been a co-director of FELTspace artist run-initiative since early 2009 and participated in Structural Integrity at Nextwave Festival 2010. This key note project brought together ARIs from Australia and Asia to articulate and recognise the role of ARIs in the world of contemporary art.

Matt has exhibited locally and nationally including Heartlines SASA Gallery (SA), Shed Light Works CACSA Project Space (SA), FELT UP Seventh Gallery (VIC), and Hatched09 National Graduate Show at PICA (WA). In 2010 Matt undertook a two month internship at Studio-ORTA, Paris and in 2011 he will co-curate Odradekaeaf at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation. His interests include masculinity, queer domesticity and the magical and ritual aspects of contemporary art practice.

Lynne Sanderson ARTIST BIO

Lynne Sanderson is a media artist, audio-visual performer, lecturer, researcher, curator and technician based in Adelaide.

Sanderson’s work has been shown nationally and internationally including the AEAF, MTV Australia, the Museum of Modern Art NYC, ISEA95 Montreal, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Sydney Opera House, Biennale of Electronic Art Perth (BEAP) and the New Forms Festival, Vancouver, Canada. In 2010, she made her curatorial debut with The Uncanny Valley at the Royal Institute of Australia (RiAus) in Adelaide.

The performative aspect of Lynne’s work has manifested through the persona of VJ Sustenance. Highlights have included playing alongside major electronic music figures Dave Clarke and Aphex Twin and being resident at the Adelaide Festival of the Arts’ Persian Garden. In recent years, she has created and developed the v-tar, a visual controller in the shape of a Flying V guitar used to experiment with live performance and implementation of audio-visual media.

For SOFT CORN, Lynne will present The Wait, her first linear video piece for many years.


Monte Masi is an ex-Glenelg (seafront), now Mile End (inner-city, westside)-based artist and writer living in Adelaide. He works predominately with video and performance. Masi has exhibited in a variety of gallery and artist-run spaces, including CACSA Contemporary 2010 The New New (SA), Road Movies and Building a Disaster at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Ritual/Ruse at Downtown Art Space (SA), Hatched 2008 at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (WA) and I Might be Wrong (curated by Danny Lacy) at Seventh Gallery (VIC). Recently he has curated a series of window box exhibitions at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation’s Odradekaeaf space and has participated in Structural Integrity, a keynote project of Melbourne’s 2010 Nextwave Festival.

Masi is a current Master of Visual Arts (Research) candidate at the University of South Australia, investigating online ‘vernacular’ video and its relationship to contemporary art practice. Additionally, Monte was a founding director of FELTspace artist-run initiative, supporting independent art practice in Adelaide since April 2008.

Corpse Club ARTIST BIO

A loose collective of creative boy types, Corpse Club meets regularly in various Adelaide backyards and kitchens to cook, eat, share and create. With one foot in contemporary art and the others in fields ranging from land revegetation to disabled care and freak bike construction, Corpse Club remains resolutely resistant to the ambition and strategy of the contemporary art world. The group favours DIY and arcane methods including pyrography and la méthode exquise de cadaver in an attempt to eschew mastery and maximise possibility. This is art that values friendship, chance and humour above all else.


The New New: Sally-Ann Rowland and Linda Marie Walker

October 23, 2010

OPENING  WEDNESDAY THE 27th OF OCT (Not our usual first Wednesday of the month opening)
27th Oct til 21st Nov

FELTspace is participating in the CACSA’s: THE NEW NEW for the month of November.

FELTspace presents two artists concerned with the domestic space- Sally-Ann Rowland and Linda Marie Walker

CACSA CONTEMPORARY 2010: THE NEW NEW is a multi-sited Adelaide visual art project conceived and curated by Executive Director Alan Cruickshank with Curator Peter McKay to present the very latest in quality South Australian contemporary visual art, involving forty-four artists across twelve venues—including the Glenelg-to-city tram, the CACSA and other galleries, Rundle Lantern, Victoria and Whitmore Squares, and the major exhibition point, (the long-empty building) The Gallerie, on North Terrace.

Artist Bio’s
Sally-Ann Rowland received her Bachelor of Visual Arts degree, SA School of Art, University SA, 1997. In 2000 she travelled to New York and undertook a Masters in Fine Art, Columbia University, having received an Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship. In 2002-03 she was the recipient of an Australia Council Studio residency at PS1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York. Rowland has exhibited in Adelaide at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Contemporary Art Centre of SA and the Samstag Museum of Art. She has also had numerous exhibitions in the USA, including ZieherSmith and Guild & Greyshkul, New York, Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles and Western Exhibitions, Chicago.

Linda Marie Walker is an artist, writer and curator, and Senior Lecturer, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia; she holds a Doctor of Philosophy, University of Western Sydney. Her interests are in conceptual and minimalist art practices, experimental writing practices, ficto-critical research methodologies, electronic thinking, spatial-relations, bodies, and movement. In recent years she has produced object-based works in the form of writing for writing, which have usually contained the work of another artist or writer. Her most recent work Room, was shown in the Noel Sheridan Project Space, Australian Experimental Art Foundation. Her most recent essay, ‘Tender and true; the place the time the particle’, was published in IDEA Journal, Queensland University of Technology.


Feel for FELTspace auction Fundraiser.

October 11, 2010

Thank you so much to our generous artists, whose support gave us a lot of great work to raise money with:

Nicholas Folland, James Dodd, Sera Waters, Louise Hasselton, Olga Sankey, Romi Graham, Thom Buchanan, Roy Ananda, Laura Wills, Akira Akira, Paul Sloan, Deidre But-Husaim, Christian Lock, Will Nolan, Dianna Longley, Amira Hajar, Sam Songailo, Ray Harris, Logan MacDonald, Matt Huppatz, Brigid Noone, Sam Howie, Katrina Simmons, Nicole Greenslade, Riley Okeeffe, Chris Boha, Lee Salomone and Kristal Britcher.

To our entertaining auctioneer who made the auction a fun, funny, successful event:

Monte lawton-Masi

and too all our lovely bidders who came along and bought work and helped us to raise money to keep going! It was a great night.


And thanks to Hugh Langlands-Bell for the amazing photos.


Feel for FELTspace TONIGHT!

October 5, 2010

Tonight’s ( Wednesday the 6th) the night,

to put on your fancy party clothes,

bid on some amazing art and help support FELTspace.

The gallery is looking amazing filled with a great collection of works!

So grab your friends and your wallet and come join us for a fabulous evening!

Big Thank you to all the Artists for your generous support!