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AIRspace | Metro Arts – – Within These Walls Saturday 8 February, 2020, 2pm AIRspace, Level 3

Photo: Erika Scott, Soylent Spot 2020



Ten local Artist-Run-Initiatives (ARIs) are taking up residence in our level 3 studios!

Step into level 3 for a snapshot of Brisbane’s local ARIs, a chance to explore the studios, and space to come together for talks, discussions, performance and more! Metro Arts has been home to many ARIs over the years, with Boxcopy being the first in 2009. AIRspace will feature over 20 artists across ten ARIs!

ARIs will include:
Boxcopy, dumb dumb, Kuiper Projects, Outer Space, Post-Datum, The Soylent Spot, STABLE, The Walls, Wreckers Artspace, XYZ ARI

Within These Walls
Saturday 8 February, 2pm
AIRspace, Level 3
FREE – all welcome.

Join us for a panel discussion with Rachael Haynes, Jeanelle Hurst and Amy-Clare McCarthy, facilitated by Simone Hine, as part of AIRspace: Metro Arts, With Love.

The festival Metro Arts, With Love, celebrates 40 years of Metro Arts as a site of independent creative activity, at the same time that Metro Arts is leaving its iconic 109 Edward Street location. For four decades Metro has been central to the art ecology of Brisbane, supporting artists and facilitating projects. As part of the public program AIRspace, Kuiper Projects is hosting a panel discussion that looks back at projects, exhibitions and events that have taken place within the walls of 109 Edward Street. The panel will be an opportunity to share documentation of projects and stories about the visual arts community at Metro Arts.

The panel will bring together perspectives from across the 40 years of Metro Arts at 109 Edward Street, to piece together a history based on personal memory and exchange. Metro Arts was the base for many of Jeanelle Hurst’s curatorial projects and ARIs, including Outdoor Art Drive-In (1986) and Interface Project 88 (1988). Rachael Haynes has had countless exhibitions at Metro Arts since the 1990s and was also a founding co-director of Studio 11 (2003) and delivered projects for Level ARI and Boxcopy at Metro. Curator Amy-Clare McCarthy was the exhibition program curator at Metro Arts from 2013 until 2017.

Back to Metro Arts, with Love
Holly Anderson (Outer Space), Samantha Axiak (Wreckers), Ali Bezer (Outer Space), Isabella Catenaro (Post Datum), Aaron Chapman (The Walls Art Space), Christopher Cipollone (Soylent Spot), Sam Cranstoun (Outer Space), Phoebe Creagh (Post Datum), Default Collective (Kuiper), Charlie Donaldson (Stable), Garreth Donnelly (Soylent Spot), Darcy Gilmore (Post Datum), Fred Gooch (Dumb Dumb), Jeanelle Hurst (Soylent Spot), Savannah Jarvis (Outer Space), Katayoun Javan (XYZ ARI), Tiana Jefferies (Soylent Spot), Jay Jermyn (The Walls Art Space), Kate McKay (Outer Space), Lucy Nguyen-Hunt (Post Datum), Jody Rallah (XYZ ARI), Rae Sahelie (The Walls Art Space), Erika Scott (Soylent Spot), Jacob Squire (Post Datum), Gabrielle Stanley (The Walls Art Space), Nicholas Tossman (Post Datum), Sally Wright (The Walls Art Space).

1 – 15 February 2020

1 February, 6 – 10pm
9 February, 10am – 4pm
2, 3 & 10 February – Closed
4 – 8 February, 12pm – 10pm
11 – 15 February, 12pm – 10pm

Level 3 Studios
Metro Arts