Matthew Bird: Dormitorium
5 March – 9 July 2017
Dormitorium is the latest interactive sculptural project by Melbourne-based architect Matthew Bird. Acclaimed for his progressive and experimental methods, Bird draws across and unites numerous creative disciplines from architecture and interior design to installation art, photography and performance.
In the lead-up to this exhibition, Bird’s research has led to an extensive exploration in the changing traditions of bedchamber aesthetics and the potential these spaces have to profoundly affect the way we rest and rejuvenate. Bringing together these ideas, Dormitorium is presented as a communal sleep chamber and exploratory environment that encourages audiences to engage with a complexity of sensory propositions, from textures and materials to the immersive effects of moving light and sound technologies.
Dormitorium has been created in collaboration with Respiratory & Sleep Disorders Physician Dr Marcus McMahon from Austin Health and Professor Shantha Rajaratnam and Professor Sean Drummond from Monash University’s Sleep Program, Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences. With contributions from architect and designer Caitlyn Parry, choreographer/ performance artist Phillip Adams and choreographer/ dance artist Shelley Lasica.
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Matthew BIRD Dormitorium 2017. Material vignette featuring choreographer and performance artist Phillip Adams. Photography: Peter Bennetts.
Resonance: Selected works from The McClelland Collection
5 March – 9 July 2017
McClelland’s permanent collection informs a series of presentations throughout the year that allows visitors to encounter new acquistions whilst rediscovering familiar aspects of the collection in new ways and various iterations.
Resonance is the latest exhibition drawn principally from McClelland’s collection. This exhibition highlights a range of modern and contemporary favourites that share connections either through material, process or concept whilst acknowledging ways in which artists have engaged various modes of abstraction that shift across time and location.
Michael YOUNG Untitled (wall sculpture) 1968, laminated and polished stainless steel, 93.5 x 159.5 x 30. 5 cm, McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery Collection. Purchased, 1975 © Michael Young