Arise, 12—14 NOV at Oigåll Projects.


13 artists
raising funds for the ASRC.

We feel incredibly grateful for the privilege that it was to curate and host ARISE, a group exhibition of 13 artists, to raise awareness and funds for the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre (ASRC) in Naarm (Melbourne), Nov 12—14, 2021.


TIME

November 12—14.
10.30am to 4pm daily.

PLACE

Oigåll Projects
122 Gertrude St
Fitzroy, VIC 3065


Over $17,000 raised for the ASRC!

Over the weekend of November 12-14, artworks from the 13 artists were shown and paired with a public Instagram auction. All proceeds went directly to the ASRC to support their programs such as the Wise Women Sisterhood Journey, empowering women seeking asylum to discover who they are and who they want to become.

In conjunction with the exhibition, we launched our new Short Runs Field Rosé The Teller of Tomorrow, featuring label art by Katie Eraser (one of the 13 artists). $1 from the sale of every bottle produced will be donated to the ASRC, alongside all proceeds from the exhibition.

ARISE came about as a way to honour and hear the many voices of our community. The 13 artists who were absolutely essential to the realisation of this collaborative project are:


Abbey Rich

Living/working on Wurundjeri Country. 

Abbey Rich is a multidisciplinary artist living and working on Stolen Wurundjeri Land in Naarm (Melbourne). 

Working across canvas, walls and the body their work is an inquiry into human relationships to each other and their environments. Working predominantly in the public space they are focussed on creating works of art with those that use the space. 


Amalia Keefer

Living/working on Kombumerri/Yugambeh Country. 

Amalia Keefer is a visual artist living and working on the Gold Coast, Australia, on the traditional lands of the Kombumerri/Yugambeh peoples.

Working predominantly with oil paint on stretched canvas, Keefer is influenced by her natural surroundings—bright colours, textiles, and the flora and fauna that inhabit the lush hinterland around her home.


Ami Morris

Living/working on Wurundjeri Country. 

Ami Morris, is a Naarm (Melbourne) based visual artist who nurtures a drive to create through collage, painting and sculpture. Morris’ work is an analysis of her observations of both herself and her environment. Parts of Morris linger in the nexus between strokes, edges and arcs. Morris’ work is an intuitive and honest expression of herself and her world, of human behaviour through time and space, and observations of the traces left behind. Recent exhibitions include “FURTHER THOUGHTS” Oigåll Projects 2021


Annika Kafcaloudis

Living/working on Wurundjeri Country. 

Annika Kafcaloudis is a Naarm- based (Melbourne) photographer who documents process and creative labour in the creative and hospitality community.

She works through observation at a distance, without staging or setting up images, allowing the subject to work uninterrupted in a candid way.


Anu Kumar

Living/working on Wurundjeri Country. 

Anu Kumar is a photographic artist living and working in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia. 

Working primarily with medium format photography, Anu explores themes of belonging; using her practice as a gateway to understanding her identity as a woman born in India and raised in Australia.


Charlotte Alldis

Living/working on Wurundjeri Country. 

Charlotte Alldis (she/they) was born on Wathaurong Country in Geelong, and is an emerging contemporary painter who currently lives and works on Wurundjeri Country in Cottles Bridge, Victoria.

Alldis is a self-taught painter working predominately in oils. She divulges into her experiences and imagination, often using the painting process to unpack interactions and relationships, and to tell the stories of her internal world. 


Katie Eraser

Living/working on Wurundjeri Country. 

Katie Eraser is an early career, multidisciplinary artist working on the unceded land of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin nation. 

Predominantly working across painting and sculpture, her work explores the relationship between the social experience of desire and destruction, in relation to mental health and the queer identity. 

Lauren Haynes

Living/working on Wurundjeri Country. 

Lauren Lea Haynes Studio is a self-managed design and sculpture studio that works with various materials and disciplines. Lauren is based in Naarm (Melbourne), where she works independently and collaboratively with local designers and artists.

Lauren focuses on exploring and challenging materials and practices. By not being bound by one discipline, the designer is able to play, gain skills and gain knowledge. 


Lauren Winzer

Living/working on Gadigal Country. 

Lauren Winzer is a Sydney based multi-disciplinary artist working across several primary mediums. Her body of work although genre crossing and bending is bound together under a central theme and discourse based on joy and satire, though upon closer inspection we see her dissect modern issues of equality, feminism and gender.

Her primary practice focuses on illustration based work executed through tattoo’s.


Lucy Anderson

Living/working on Turrbal Country. 

Lucy Anderson is a Brisbane-based artist who works predominantly with oil on found pieces of pine. 

Since graduating in 2012 from Queensland College of Art, Lucy has had two solo exhibitions and been part of various group shows and art prizes in Australia including receiving ‘highly commended’ at the 2018 Moreton Bay Art Awards. 


Meg Kelso

Living/working on Wurundjeri Country. 

Meg Kelso (Naarm, Melbourne) is a visual artist whose practise involves experimentation with form through the mediums of painting and printmaking. 

Meg is fascinated by the temporal nature of decay and growth, like paint flaking off a wall in suburbia or the incremental spread of moss across the forest floor. 


Mia Boe

Living/working on Wurundjeri Country. 

Mia Boe is a painter from Brisbane, with Butchulla and Burmese ancestry. The inheritance and 'disinheritance' of both of these cultures focus her work.

Mia's paintings respond, sometimes obliquely, to Empire’s deliberate, violent interferences with the cultural heritages of Burma and K’gari (Fraser Island).


Sarah Pannell

Living/working on Wurundjeri Country. 

Sarah Pannell (Naarm, Melbourne) is an Australian photographer whose work concerns culture, landscape, tradition and community. 

Sarah's work bridges documentary, fine art and lifestyle photography, and her photographic and moving image practice embraces both the digital and print worlds.


To all of the artists, to the team at Oigåll Projects, and to the ASRC: THANK YOU all so much for being such amazing humans.