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STUDIO A | MAGICAL PUTT PUTT

STUDIO A | MAGICAL PUTT PUTT

Annette Gaulstaun, Dance of The Angel Fairy, 2021, Video Still

 

Cement Fondu has partnered annually with Studio A since its launch exhibition in 2018, supporting their artists to create newly commissioned installations in its Project Space.

Magical Putt Putt represents a major evolution of this partnership with Studio A, producing newly commissioned works that occupy all the main gallery spaces.

In Magical Putt Putt, select artists from their neurodiverse community have produced a spiritual mini-golf experience accompanied by a series of performative activations. Inspired by Annette Galstaun’s passion for angels and putt putt, the exhibition enhances social bonds through participatory experiences themed around reverence, ritual and
play. Using digital art, sculpture and two-dimensional work, Studio A promises an interactive exhibition that considers the connection between the metaphysical and material worlds.

Through their works, the artists encourage visitors to think more expansively about reverence, exploring it as a private and collective experience. Some have honoured close family members through portraiture, while others have imagined alternative communities made up of angels, animals or members of law enforcement.

Collectively, the artists create opportunities to break down barriers in the ways we interact and connect with each other through shared experiences and values. Within the community, Studio A reduces the stigma associated with people with disability, offering access to their talent, imagination and ways of seeing the world.

Studio A is a supported studio based in Sydney, Australia, which tackles the barriers facing artists living with intellectual disability. Recent major achievements in 2020-2021 include a major wall mural in the entrance court of AGNSW (pictured below), group installation Butterfly Universe. Rainbow Plait, presented in No Show, at Carriageworks, major illuminated inflatable installation Harbour Garden at the Australian National Maritime Museum, and yearly nominations in the Archibald Portrait Prize.

OPENING
SATURDAY 15 JANUARY

EXHIBITION DATES
15 JANUARY – 27 FEBRUARY

ARTISTS
ANNETE GALSTAUN
MEAGAN PELHAM
MATHEW CALANDRA
THOM ROBERTS
KATRINA BRENNAN
VICTORIA ATKINSON

GUEST ARTISTS
SIMON WHEELDON
BRAYDEN GIFFORD
PAULA DO PRADO

PROJECT SPACE
DEEPFAITH
SALLY CRAVEN

OPENING HOURS
THURSDAY – SUNDAY
11AM-5PM

THIS PROJECT IS SUPPORTED BY THE NSW GOVERNMENT THROUGH CREATE NSW.

SPONSORS

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation,

the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which Cement Fondu stands.

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