Spaced 3: north by southeast at AGWA will present the resulting new works developed by 11 artists from Nordic countries and Australia during their ventures into new landscapes and unfamiliar terrain.
Across 2016-18 six Australian artists completed residencies in the Nordic heartlands of Finland, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden, and five Nordic artists found their place in West Australia’s rural and remote communities. Using sculpture, video, photography and installation, this exhibition showcases the diverse and layered exchanges between artists and each community, as they explore the symbolic, ecological and socio-economic similarities between the two regions.
Spaced 3: north by southeast is an enlightening series of windows onto the world we know, and the world we have yet to understand.
Participating artists: Robyn Backen (NSW), Michelle Eistrup (Denmark), Gustav Hellberg (Sweden), Deborah Kelly (NSW), Danius Kesminas (VIC), Tor Lindstrand (Sweden), Heidi Lunabba (Finland), Dan McCabe (WA), Linda Persson (Sweden), Keg de Souza (NSW), Sam Smith (NSW).
Nordic partners: Baltic Art Center (Gotland, Sweden), FABRIKKEN for Kunst & Design (Copenhagen, Denmark), Kirsten Kjaers Museum (Thylejren, Denmark), Mustarinda (Hyrynsalmi, Finland), Nes Artist Residency (Skagaströnd, Iceland), Rejmyre Art LAB (Rejmyre, Sweden).
West Australian partners: ArtGeo Complex (Busselton), Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council (Ravensthorpe), Shire of Leonora (Leonora), Wangaree Community Centre/DADAA (Lancelin), Warlayirti Artists (Balgo). + IAS Spaced 3 + Art Gallery of WA