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Georgia Hill – A Measure of All Things

A Measure of All Things By Georgia Hill – Opening reception | Friday May 31st, 6PM – 9PM

Marking Hill’s debut Melbourne solo exhibition, A Measure Of All Things explores how structures and language combine to become a scale in which our experiences exist, where the physical world connects and shapes our own interpretations.

Aspects of Hill’s large scale mural practice are distilled and reframed through canvas artworks, installation and paper studies, where the parallels of physical spaces and everyday conversation are layered, abstracted and manipulated into new landscapes and fragments of reflection. These works shift between simplifying and overwhelming concepts of experience, showing moments of clarity in boundaries and simplified forms, juxtaposed against instances of tension or reflection in textures, repetition, and phrasing. These works build to consider our varied experiences and memories, and what shapes the enduring significance of one place or point in time.

Georgia Hill is an Australian artist, specialising in contemporary, often site-specific based artworks that combine bold, monochromatic textures and lettering within experimental compositions.

Using a range of mediums, her instantly recognisable aesthetic can be read in terms of connections, relationships, time, place and community. Over the past four years, Hill’s works have developed from smaller exhibition works to large-scale installations that explore how structures and our natural environments are vital in allowing experiences to exist and develop from one physical context to another. Constantly on the road, Hill’s current gallery practice reflects her personal experience of moving fast then slow, continuously juxtaposing landscapes, and bold impressions of the physical and mental spaces our experiences come to exist in.

Hill’s works have spanned galleries, inner-city walls and even 400ft abandoned buildings in countries including India, New Zealand, Iceland, The United States, Canada, Japan, Indonesia, and across Australia.

To reserve an exhibition catalogue, email: sales@backwoods.gallery

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Studio photos courtesy: Teresa Tan

VNA 33 – Out Now!

VNA 33 is here and available to buy online – verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-33

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For the cover of this issue, we bring you Seb Lester, a typographer and calligrapher living in the heart of Sussex, UK, who’s literally exploded into the public eye. He’s killing it across social media as well as in that funny old thing they call real life.

Always willing to keep broadening our horizons and testing our readers’ own boundaries and tastes, we have some fresh new talent alongside some of the more established names.

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‘DAZZLE’ by CLEMENS BEHR

Dazzle: The Hidden Story of Camouflage from Jonnie & Kate Films on Vimeo.

Clemens Behr is a German artist who creates site-specific complex sculptural installations composed of discarded materials and imposing geometric murals that reflect the architecture of the surrounding environment. He will be creating an installation at Backwoods Gallery to demonstrate the use of camouflage for the documentary film ‘Dazzle: The Hidden Story of Camouflage’.

The installation will be open for one weekend only, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th March from 12 – 6pm at Backwoods Gallery.

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VNA 28 Limited Edition Mike Giant ON SALE!

The long awaited Limited Edition issue 28 box set is now up for sale on our web store, with worldwide shipping… Get yours before they disappear!

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VNA 28 Launch – Nelly Duff

Big thanks to everyone who came down to support the launch the other day! Special thanks to the Nelly Duff guys for hosting, REBEL8 and Out Of Step for the goodies and Sixpoint Brewery for the delicious beer. We were supposed to have some 1XRUN x Mike Giant prints but the UK customs guys made us wait, so we’ll be running a competition for those soon, stay tuned…

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Rone – Wallflower – Stolen Space – Solo Show

Australian artist Rone’s latest show, Wallflower, opens at London’s Stolen Space gallery on the 11th April. We caught up with one of the worlds most impressive muralists for a few words on his technique, the community he has helped build in Melbourne and the gorgeous girls who act as his muses.

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A Study Of Eyes

“A Study Of” is a decade-long project by curator Alexander Mitchell aiming to create an archive of anatomical and artistic studies by the world’s leading contemporary artists. The project was launched last year with “A Study Of Hands.”

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Miso – Bright Night Sky

As a tattooist and street artist, working under the name MISO, Stanislava Pinchuk’s artwork spans the globe, on people and in cities everywhere.

After so many years traveling, Stanislava has resettled in her Melbourne studio and in a process of dreaming and mapping, Stanislava has begun retracing her life through delicate pinprick maps on white paper detailing the cities she has called home.
Hidden within each map are her memories, routines and experiences, as well as pathways leading to her friends houses across the world. Recently The National Gallery of Australia acquired two of her pinprick works, making Stanislava one of the youngest artists in the Australian national collection.

Bright Night Sky will be an exhibition of fourteen pinprick maps on paper and large installations by Stanislava on display at Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne.

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Stanislava in her Melbourne studio

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Detail from “Constellation Map (Walking through London Fields)”. 58 – 75 cm. Pinprick on paper 2013.

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“Walking to All My Friends’ Houses in the World I”. 1.1 x 1.5 m. Pinprick on paper 2013.

Coalescence – Drewfunk x Otis Chamberlain at Backwoods

COALESCENCE, a collaborative show from Otis Chamberlain and Drewfunk, opens this Friday from 6pm-10pm at Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne.

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Coalescence: the merging of many into one. A fundamental principle evident across all magnitudes and timescales. From the behaviour of subatomic particles and neurosynaptic pathways – to the evolution of galaxy super-clusters and beyond, Coalescence is the unifying process that defies entropy, organizes systems, manifests structure and perpetuates the exchange of energy and information – the act of creation itself.

Email Sales@Backwoodsgallery.com to request a catalogue from this exhibition.

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