2022
Program

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Gertrude Street Projection Festival is presented by Centre for Projection Art, its core team, and an independent curator. The much-loved annual festival is supported by Centre for Projection Art's artistic committee, the local community, traders, a team of dedicated volunteers and a series of sponsors.

Am I Awake Now?, 2022.

Multilayer analog and digital projections – Anne Wagner

Thursday 28 July

 
GSPF22 x Yalinguth:
'A Soft Pulse' & Yalinguth App Official Launch

We are delighted that this year's GSPF 2022 opening honours the official launch of the storytelling platform Yalinguth.

Held at Atherton Gardens, this year we are re-joined by Yalinguth for our opening night to host an evening of storytelling, song and spoken word directed by Jason Tamiru. The event will feature Uncle Jack Charles, Aunty Denise McGuiness, Uncle Bart Willoughby, Aunty Rieo Ellis. Uncle Robbie Thorpe, Chenile Chandler and Uncle Colin Hunter.

We are delighted that this year's festival opening honours the official launch of the storytelling platform Yalinguth - an app that shares the First Nations history of Gertrude Street as told by local Elders and community. Yalinguth is a digital listening platform that documents the long history of Gertrude Street through stories as remembered by the local elders. Guided by Jason Tamiru, guests will hear some of these stories from the elders in a live performative storytelling session.

Date:          28 July 2022, Thursday

Location:  Atherton Gardens. SouthWest Quadrant

Time:         6 - 8 PM

Register:   HERE

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Uncle Bobby Nicholls and Aunty Rieo Ellis,

using the Yalinguth app at Atherton Gardens photograph by Pip Chandler

We will have Food & Refreshments on the night. Please note that this will be an Alcohol-free event. After the official opening, we invite you to wander down Gertrude Street, grab a drink at the local bars and see the projection artworks created by 20 incredibly talented artists showcasing their works this year.

Friday 29 July

 
GSPF22 x Composite:
Conversation Series
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GSPF22 x Composite: Conversation Series | All sessions

GSPF 22 in partnership with Composite Moving Image Agency and Media Bank present a series of four conversations with featured artists.

'A Soft Pulse' - 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Public + Private Space - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Collaboration - 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Practice + Place - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Please find out more about the conversation below or via the registration link.

The conversation series will be catered with light refreshments and food included.

When:     Friday, 29 July 1 pm - 6 pm

Where:    Composite: Moving Image & Media                    Bank, 35 Johnston Street, 

                  Collingwood (Collingwood Yards)

Register: HERE

GSPF22 x Composite: Conversation Series - A Soft Pulse

Titled A Soft Pulse the 2022 Gertrude Street Projection Festival invites artists to celebrate and examine a spectrum of care; from love through to resistance, vulnerability through strength. Curator Eleanor Scicchitano and Director Priya Namana will reflect on the curatorial rationale and festival framework, and invite artists to speak to the way in which care features not only in the works, but their ongoing practice.

 

Featuring artists Henry Wolff, Anne Wagner and Jen Valender.

The conversation series will be catered with light refreshments and food included.

When:     Friday, 29 July 1 pm - 2:15 pm

Where:    Composite: Moving Image & Media                    Bank, 35 Johnston Street, 

                  Collingwood (Collingwood Yards)

Register: HERE

GSPF22 x Composite: Conversation Series - Collaboration

Collaboration comes in many forms; between artists, materials and communities. Collaboration creates a new space for experimentation, play and reflection on one's practice through exchange, giving artists and communities a language to learn from each other, and to expand their ideas through this dialogue. The artists on this panel will discuss the role of collaboration in their practices and how to be vulnerable in collaborative contexts.

Join Susan Maco Forrester with Rachel Main, Corrie Wright, Josef Gatti and Billy Raffin as they discuss collaborative modes of practice.

The conversation series will be catered with light refreshments and food included.

When:     Friday, 29 July 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Where:    Composite: Moving Image & Media                    Bank, 35 Johnston Street, 

                  Collingwood (Collingwood Yards)

Register: HERE

GSPF22 x Composite: Conversation Series - Public + Private Space

Where does Private Space end and Public Space begin? What does it mean to exhibit and exist in Public Space? How does care translate in these spaces? Artists exhibiting in the 2022 Gertrude Street Projection have responded to the curatorial rationale exploring softness, care and vulnerability. Facilitated by Chris Parkinson, hear about how the artist; Spencer Harrison, Freya Pitt and Sal Cooper have explored these ideas in their works, and what it means to move their works out of the Gallery/Private Space and into the Public Realm.

The conversation series will be catered with light refreshments and food included.

When:     Friday, 29 July 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Where:    Composite: Moving Image & Media                    Bank, 35 Johnston Street, 

                  Collingwood (Collingwood Yards)

Register: HERE

GSPF22 x Composite: Conversation Series - Practice + Place

The stories we tell through artworks are often borne of a specific time and place, celebrating and examining the lives of the artists themselves, and the communities in which they live and work. In this conversation, we will discuss how their works in the festival have been influenced by the times and places in which they were created, and what it means to locate the meaning in their works in different contexts. Featuring artists Bon Mott _/\_, Anna Schwann, and Luigi Vescio.

The conversation series will be catered with light refreshments and food included.

When:     Friday, 29 July 5 pm - 6 pm

Where:    Composite: Moving Image & Media                    Bank, 35 Johnston Street, 

                  Collingwood (Collingwood Yards)

Register: HERE

Saturday 30 July

 
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GSPF 22 presents Wild City
a workshop with Kathy Holowko

Presented as part of GSPF 2022, Wild City is a child-focused play-based workshop led by visual artist Kathy Holowko. The workshop facilitates a collaborative sculpture made with and by children that considers wild animals as citizens in urban spaces. Families can explore this alternative future city, where wild animals and humans co-exist and share the landscape. 

Kathy Holowko is torn between utopia and dystopia, marvelling and questioning, nature and humanity. Holowko's practice explores urban life's effects on our understanding of ecology. In busy, human-centric environments, Holowko searches for narratives and connections that can help reconsider our world as a cyclical, and shared habitat.

Holowko’s work has appeared at Federation Square, NGV, White Night, National Wool Museum, Sculpture by The Sea, ArtPlay, Bendigo Conservatory, Montalto, Albury Library Museum, Utrecht University Museum, and BAK Gallery amongst others.

1 ticket allows entry for one guardian and one child.

Suitable for ages 5 - 10.

All materials included.

Please bring your own water bottle and your imagination!

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Wild City, 2018.

Workshop & Projection – Kathy Holowko

When:     Saturday, 30 July 2 pm - 4 pm

Where:    Bus Projects, 35 Johnston Street, 

                  Collingwood (Collingwood Yards)

Register: HERE

We invite walk-ins from 3:15pm to see the collaboration process and the final work created.

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Soft in the middle and everywhere else, 2022.

Video, marshmallow, tent structure – Anna Schwann

GSPF 22 presents Marshmallow Toast with Anna Schwann

To coincide with the showing of ‘Soft in the middle and everywhere else’ for GSPF 2022, Anna Schwann invites you to eat her work as part of the intimacy experience. This takes place In the form of a winter marshmallow toast, with flavours inspired by body parts, echoing a desire for closeness with a hint of repulsion. They will definitely be edible. Come down and get close…

 

Special thanks to chef Jhayvee Yagdulas, the Creamtown team for their kitchen and the GSPF team for their amazing support. 

When:     Saturday, 30 July 6 pm - 8 pm

Where:    Arcadia, 193 Gertrude St, Fitzroy  

Cost:       A donation 

LA BOITE CHOIR ON GERTRUDE STREET FROM 7 - 8 PM
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I Didn't Catch Your Name, 2022.

Two-channel video projection – Billy Raffin

GSPF22 x Seekers
In conversation with Billy Raffin

Please join Seekers with optometrist Dr. Jayson Stone in conversation with GSPF 22 artist Billy Raffin as they discuss ‘I Didn’t Catch Your Name’ 2022, the new work developed by Raffin during various residencies.

Billy Raffin is an Argentinian-Australian artist based in Melbourne. At the heart of her practice is a curiosity for observing narratives, and a deep interest in consciousness and dreaming. Billy interrogates playful representations of the mundane, transforming simple interactions into thoughtful articulations. She works across moving image, illustrations, and music.

To maintain safe practices this event is by invitation only and we will be making limited spaces available to public if capacity permits.

GSPF x Oigåll Projects
In conversation with Samuel James & Justin Hinder

Please join us for this special event as Oigåll Projects director Andy Kelly discusses the works of GSPF 2022 artist Samuel James and Oigåll Projects exhibiting artist Justin Hinder to expand on their ideas and thinking that drives their practice.

 

Samuel James is a filmmaker & projection designer who has collaborated on more than 250 works since 1994 with contemporary performance companies and independent dancers. His work in GSPF 22 is a response to the feeling of fleeing - either from political conflict or natural disasters which is interwoven with a diaspora of those in transit caused by violence, political or natural.

 

Justin Hinder is an artist, curator and writer based in Melbourne. Through his practice he explores ideas of satisfaction of self by focusing on the every day – acknowledging the cause and effect of idiosyncratic thoughts, decisions and actions.

PANIC/EMBRACE, 2022.

Installation and digital projection – Samuel James

Samuel James, PANIC_ EMBRACE, 2022, 4K video mapped onto clothing fragments. Supported by

To maintain safe practices this event is by invitation only and we will be making limited spaces available to public if capacity permits.

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 Boon Wurrung senior Elder Dr N’arwee’t Carolyn Briggs. AM, 2022.

Installation and digital projection – Bon Mott _/\_, Photographer Amanda Fordyce. Cultural advice from Boon Wurrung senior Elder Dr N’arwee’t Carolyn Briggs. AM and Murri filmmaker Simon Rose Birriah | Gurreng Gurreng.

GSPF22 X Baserange
Conversation & performance by Bon Mott _/\_

Please join Dr Bon Mott _/\_ in conversation and performance as they share insight into their artistic practice, collaboration process & installation artwork for GSPF 22. Bon Mott _/\_ thanks Yarra City Annual Grants and Deft Creative.

Dr. Bon Mott _/\_ is an emerging artist, curator and facilitator of Second Space Projects (2SP) in, Ngár-go (Fitzroy). _/\_ identifies as lightning, queer, nonbinary, and neuro-diverse. Bon Mott _/\_creates process-driven installations activated by performance, IAP informed by the ghost of a man who said he was lightning. Transdisciplinary process-driven IAP acknowledges complex, interconnections by learning from Indigenous knowledge, quantum physics, and the Queer ecologies of lightning, trickster, and nurturing through collaboration with non-normative creatives for positive social change. _/\_ exhibits in Australia, France, Italy, Serbia, Turtle Island (Canada and USA) and the UK.

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To maintain safe practices this event is by invitation only and we will be making limited spaces available to public if capacity permits.

Sunday 31 July

 
GSPF22 X Hope St Radio
Block Party! 

FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST LUCRECCIA QUINTINILLA WITH LOCAL DJS RAKHI & K-BABY FROM 4 - 7 PM.

Join us at our new home in Collingwood Yards as we celebrate the closing of Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2022 ‘A Soft Pulse’. Presented in partnership with Hope St Radio, the evening will feature an incredible lineup of local Naarm DJs; Lucreccia Quintanilla, K-BABY & RAKHI. After we close check out the projections on Gertrude Street for one last night!

When:     Sunday, 31 July 4 pm - 7 pm

Where:    Hope St Radio,

                  35 Johnston Street, 

                  Collingwood (Collingwood Yards)

Register: HERE