In its third year, SUB12 is a major annual three-month exhibition program presenting newly commissioned work by twelve leading contemporary Australian artists. Previous curators of SUB12 are Tania Blackwell (2009) and Kate Daw (2010) and SUB12 has included the work of artists such as Bindi Cole, Julie Shiels and Brendan Lee. 2012 curator Jessica Bridgfoot has invited a group of Australia’s most exciting contemporary practitioners working across sculpture, painting, video, installation. Each artist has been ‘handed over’ a space within the industrial network of The Substation’s Gallery for a month of the program. Expect a radically diverse program of exhibitions and site-responsive interventions in one of Melbourne’s most interesting new art spaces.
June/July: June 28 to July 22
Mark Titmarsh, Ry Haskings, Santina Amato, Trevelyan Clay
In the first month of the program New York based Australian artist Santina Amato presents Cigarettes and Bees Knees, a video installation created specifically for the three leveled gallery space at The Substation. Amato’s haunting installation explores what it means to be feminine within contemporary society presenting a surrealist walk around the mind of the modern woman. Childhood is represented in upper level, the futures lies within the basement, and our current presence on ground floor. With a series of silhouettes and uncanny projections Cigarettes and Bees Knees creates a game for the viewer, a ‘Murder In The Dark’ scenario with clues are sprawled throughout the installation.
JUNE 28 – JULY 22
JULY 26 – AUGUST 19
AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 16
SUB12 is proudly supported by Hobsons Bay City Council