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Elizabeth Newman & Nicki Wynnychuk - room for plan B at Australian Experimental Art Foundation



Elizabeth Newman & Nicki Wynnychuk - room for plan B

Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
20 May - 18 June 2011

room for plan B is the first artistic collaboration between Elizabeth Newman and Nicki Wynnychuk. Taking their inspiration from similar historical cues and phenomena and a complementary sensibility towards materiality, the act of exchange and interaction has become the stimulus and challenge for this project. By working together the artists have also opened a new opportunity to work on a large scale, and create an ‘experience’ within the gallery: part discrete modernist object, part post-object interaction and installation.

Elizabeth Newman, born 1962, studied Painting at the Victorian College of the Arts in the 1980s and has since participated in many solo and group shows both in Australia and internationally including projects at: Ocular Lab, Melbourne; TCB, Melbourne; Starkwhite, Auckland; Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne; and the 2006 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Most recent exhibitions include: solo show Lights On at Neon Parc, December 2010; and an exhibition with German artist Esther Klaes, at Spazio A in Pistoia, Italy, February 2011. In July, Newman will exhibit with Maria Cruz at Galleria Duemila, Manila. Elizabeth Newman’s work is represented by Neon Parc gallery in Melbourne.

Nicki Wynnychuk, born 1977, is currently relocating from Melbourne to Madang PNG. Wynnychuk received his BFA from Canterbury University, Christchurch and Masters from VCA University of Melbourne. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney; Conical, Melbourne; Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne; West Space, Melbourne; and High Street Project in Christchurch. Recent group exhibitions include: The Barber Shop, Lisbon: Waikato Museum, Hamilton: The Dowse Museum, Wellington; Margaret Lawrence Gallery, University of Melbourne; and The 4th Amsterdam Biennale. Nicki Wynnychuk has been a recipient of a Gertrude Contemporary Artist Studio, Melbourne.

room for plan B is the first artistic collaboration between Elizabeth Newman and Nicki Wynnychuk. Taking their inspiration from similar historical cues and phenomena and a complementary sensibility towards materiality, the act of exchange and interaction has become the stimulus and challenge for this project. By working together the artists have also opened a new opportunity to work on a large scale, and create an ‘experience’ within the gallery: part discrete modernist object, part post-object interaction and installation.

Elizabeth Newman, born 1962, studied painting at the Victorian College of the Arts in the 1980s and has since participated in many solo and group shows both in Australia and internationally including projects at: Ocular Lab, Melbourne; TCB, Melbourne; Starkwhite, Auckland; Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne; and the 2006 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Most recent exhibitions include: solo show Lights On at Neon Parc, December 2010; and an exhibition with German artist Esther Klaes, at Spazio A in Pistoia, Italy, February 2011. In July, Newman will exhibit with Maria Cruz at Galleria Duemila, Manila. Elizabeth Newman’s work is represented by Neon Parc gallery in Melbourne.

Nicki Wynnychuk, born 1977, is currently relocating from Melbourne to Madang PNG. Wynnychuk received his BFA from Canterbury University, Christchurch and Masters from VCA University of Melbourne. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney; Conical, Melbourne; Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne; West Space, Melbourne; and High Street Project in Christchurch. Recent group exhibitions include: The Barber Shop, Lisbon: Waikato Museum, Hamilton: The Dowse Museum, Wellington; Margaret Lawrence Gallery, University of Melbourne; and The 4th Amsterdam Biennale. Nicki Wynnychuk has been a recipient of a Gertrude Contemporary Artist Studio, Melbourne.



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