SPACED: ART OUT OF PLACE, 2012

post event publication
Spaced is the culmination of a two-year collaboration across time and place and presents new works by 21 Australian and overseas artists and collectives. Exploring the relationship between globalisation and local identity, the artists were invited to live and work in one of 16 regional communities across Western Australia for 10 weeks in order to create new work through a protracted engagement with the local social and environmental context.

Spaced's curatorial line centres on current artistic practices that engage with everyday social situations and straddle the boundaries between science and technology, social activism, design and architecture. This approach is representative of important aspects of the contemporary international art scene and also reflects the artistic philosophy that IASKA has been developing since its inception in 1998.

Participating artists: Art Oriente objet, Julia Davis, Sohan Ariel Hayes & Michael Woodley, Nigel Helyer, Sonia Leber & David Chesworth, M12 Collective, Makeshift, Kate McMillan, Bennett Miller, Ritchie Ned Hansel, Wouter Osterholt & Elke Uitentuis, Michelle Slarke, Philip Samartzis, Jakub Szczesny & Kaja Pawelek, Roderick Sprigg, Takahiko Suzuki and Mimi Tong.

Participating communities: the Abrolhos Islands, Albany, Dampier Peninsula, Denmark, Esperance, Fremantle, Jakarta, Kellerberrin, Lake Grace, Leonora, Mandurah, Moora, Mukinbudin, Narrogin, Northam/Baker's Hill and Roebourne.

The spaced: art out of place exhibition catalogue will be available for purchase mid 2012. It will include full colour documentation of each regional project and their exhibition at the historic Fremantle Arts Centre, along with a curatorial introduction from spaced's artistic director Marco Marcon, interviews with the participating artists, and reflective texts that consider topics raised by the spaced program and discussed in the spaced symposium held on 4-5 February 2012.

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Point of Slaughter, 2012

Michelle Slarke
Point of Slaughter follows the export journey of sheep from rural Western Australia to Bahrain. Created by Michelle Slarke, the book evolved from the Lake Grace residency of Dutch artists, Wouter Osterholt and Elke Uitentuis, and their project to explore the issues around live sheep export. In November 2010, Michelle, Wouter and Elke travelled to Bahrain for Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) and conducted research and interviews with Bahrainis and Australians about the sheep trade between the two countries.

In the year since, live export has become a most contentious issue in Australia. Michelle Slarke looks at the back story of the live export debate and the complexities of the trade and cultural relationships of the people at each point of the journey, including her own community. Point of Slaughter is told through fiction, personal close up views and the words of farmers, animal welfare activists, sheep industry people and community members from Bahrain and Australia, who rarely, if ever meet. The book examines the lived experience, and how to stand to the side and, as much as possible, to see other points of view.

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CrayVox, 2011

Nigel Helyer
CrayVox is published in conjunction with IASKA's spaced: art out of place a biennial, Fremantle Arts Centre 2012 and to accompany the sound installation of the same name.




Mukinbudin Residency, 2010

Julia Davis
Mukinbudin Residency 2010 charts Julia's two-month IASKA residency in Mukinbudin, a small town in West Australia's Wheatbelt during which time she focused on four projects that responded to the local area and community. This book documents these projects.

Julia Davis is an Australian artist who is interested in the relationships between objects, places and spaces as well as human use and occupation of landscapes. Over the past decade her work has been installed in salt lakes, deserts, coastal precincts and parklands as well as within galleries and urban spaces.


Junctions, 2009

Gerson Bettencourt Ferreira
This catalogue was published as part of Gerson Bettencourt Ferreira's residency at IASKA (formerly International Art Space Kelleberrin) in 2005. It documents the exhibition Junctions shown at IASKA from 10 September to 9 October 2005 and at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) from 20 October to 13 November 2005.


From Space to Place, 2005

exhibition catalogue
Written by Marco Marcon, director and co-founder of IASKA, this catalogue documents the work of sixteen of Australia's most exciting, early-career contemporary artists who created new work in the Western Australian rural communities of Kellerberrin and Ballidu as part of IASKA's international residency program.

From Space to Place toured nationally between 2005-07 and featured photography, installation, video, sculpture and performance created from the artists' direct engagement with the spaces and places they inhabited in rural WA. The exhibition concentrates on the ambiguities, paradoxes and contradictions that emerge in the zone of continual exchange between space and place, determined and undetermined, actual and virtual, form and formlessness. The explorations of rural experience in this exhibition focuses on the linguistic, aesthetic and emotional relationships between people and places/spaces through the artists' process of becoming displaced and re-situating themselves. This process also implicitly addresses the effects produced by globalisation and new communication technologies on the way in which we feel, understand and experience the space/place nexus.

Artists: Izabela Pluta (NSW), Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro (NSW), Anna Nazzari (WA), Hayden Fowler (NSW), James Lynch (VIC), nat & ali (VIC), Wilkins Hill (QLD), Matt Hunt (WA), Tom Nicholson (VIC), Bruce Slatter (WA), Raquel Ormella (NSW).
Curated by Marco Marcon

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Out of Site, 2003

exhibition catalogue
Out of Site is a national touring exhibition that features key works by the artists who have contributed to IASKA's program over the past six years. Since 1988, well known contemporary artists from Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Singapore, Norway, Canada, South Korea, the Netherlands and Australia have converged on WA's wheatbelt town of Kellerberin to create a variety of original site-specific projects based on an interaction with the local community and landscape. All the works included in Out of Site were originally produced for IASKA and are representative of the artists' cultural backgrounds as well as current trends in international contemporary art. The exhibition celebrates IASKA's effort to strengthen and enrich local identity by creating new opportunities for a cultural dialogue between local and global perspectives. For this occasion the town of Kellerberrin was transformed into a unique exhibition space, as works by were displayed in public buildings, shops, offices, the local police station and other unusual venues.

Artists: Matthew Ngui, Salvatore Falci, Berndt Höppner, Virginia Ward, Kate Daw, Heinrich Lüber, Robert Frith, Markus Muninghoff, Alex Spremberg, Umberto Cavenago, Miriam Stannage, Louise Paramor, Trevor Richards, Shigeaki Iwai, Gillian Dyson, Roland Boden, Lotte Konow Lund, Bibo, Simon Levin Laurie Long, Moon Joo.
Curated by Marco Marcon

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