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Exhibition Living Space. Contemporary Estonian Art

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Exhibition Living Space is an exciting project that has emerged as part of global festivities of Estonia's centenary of nationhood, bringing together the Victorian and Australian Estonian community.

The exhibition runs from Thursday 15th March to Sunday 8th April, 2018 and celebrates contemporary Estonian art by women artists exploring the perception and interpretation of the body's experience of space and the roles or rituals subconsciously performed, which give meaning to our living space.

Estonian photographer and video artist Liina Siib represented Estonia at the 54th Venice Art Biennale. Her art analyses the antagonism created by the political and social systems of her homeland and explores topics of femininity, social space and different manifestations of everyday practices.

Mall Nukke is a distinguished Estonian visual artist who has worked with collages, drawings and paintings exploring the themes of Estonia and what it means to be Estonian, predominantly through figural compositions.

Mall Nukke
Mall Nukke. "Blend in VIII (from the series 'Blending'). Charcoal on paper. 2017.

Mall Nukke is giving a two-part workshop "Photorealistic Charcoal Drawing" at Red Gallery on Saturday 17th March and Sunday 18th March at 5.30pm.
Contact Red Gallery on 9482 3550 for more information.

Helen Tago mainly works with intaglio techniques, taking special interest in electro etching and photopolymer processes. She is the co-founder of the studio/website which promotes alternative printmaking methods in Estonia.

Britta Benno
Britta Benno. Madonna with Children (Pontormo) (From the series "Madonna with Children"). Etching, aquatint. 2015.

Britta Benno explores the symbols of motherhood and housekeeping. The series called Madonna with Children was first exhibited in Britta's solo-exhibition Multitasking in 2015.

Britta Benno is giving a lecture "Contemporary Estonian Printmaking Practices" at Red Gallery on Saturday 24th March at 2pm.
Contact Red Gallery on 9482 3550 for more information.

Maria-Kristiina Ulas uses large-scale abstractions of figures through painting, drawing and printmaking techniques to express her views and observations.

Maria-Kristiina Ulas. Slices of Irreality (work from installation). Acrylic glass, lasercut. 2017.

Maria-Kristiina is giving a short workshop "The Art of Papercutting" at Red Gallery on Saturday 24th March at 5.40pm.
Contact Red Gallery on 9482 3550 for more information.

Ulvi Haagensen explores the aesthetics of the everyday by predicting and interpreting everyday motifs and domestic activities. She is interested in the notions of responsibility and duty, social norms and limits, and personal freedom. 

Join Ulvi Haagensen for her performance "Sweeping" at Red Gallery on Sunday 18th March at 12pm.
Contact Red Gallery on 9482 3550 for more information.

Red Gallery
157 St Georges Rd,
Fitzroy North

Exhibition opening is on Thursday 15th March 2018 at 6pm with artists talks on Saturday 17th March at 2pm.

Curator Katrin Repnau.
Organiser Bernadette Pilli.
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When: 15/3 to 18/4
Where: 157 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North
Cost: Free
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