Coalescence will be held at Linden New Art’s newly opened gallery, Linden Projects Spacefrom Thursday 28 November until Sunday 19 January 2020. Coalescence features the work of the six artists that form Alternating Current Art Space’s managing committee. The artists are Annette Chang, Nanou Dupuis, Polly Hollyoak, Naomi Nichols, Sarah Randall and Kate Wallace. The exhibition brings together the distinct practices of these artists for the first time.
Based on the importance of artistic exchange and the possibilities that can emerge through difference, this exhibition showcases the incredibly diverse practices of all six artists.
The exhibition looks to examine the nature of connection and how friendships can lead to fruitful and inspired outcomes. From the vividly painted works of Nichols to the subdued colour palette of Randall, Coalescence gives insight into the relationships that are forged within Melbourne’s eclectic art scene.
Alternating Current Art Space is an artist-run initiative located in Windsor. They provide a supportive, inclusive, and accessible environment for contemporary artists and curators to show their work. Experimentation and creative risk-taking are encouraged and exhibitions are programmed on application.
Linden New Art has been collaborating with Alternating Current Art Space over the past two years to present professional development events for artists.
Linden New Art Director, Melinda Martin said: “I am so pleased to continue the positive relationship we have with Alternating Current Art Space and we are delighted to be presenting this stunning exhibition by all women artists over the summer.”
Exhibiting artist Annette Chang founded Alternating Current Art Space in 2015. As well as being the gallery’s Director, Annette maintains an artistic practice working in installation, video and conceptual art. Annette holds a Master of Fine Art from RMIT.
Nanou Dupuis is a Melbourne-based artist originally from Belgium. Her artistic practice takes its influence from international artist residencies and formal training in Fine Art and Public Art. Nanou’s work explores painting as a sculptural site-specific composition and installation.
Polly Hollyoak is an artist and sign writer, with a Master of Fine Art from RMIT. Naomi Nicholls is an artist working with painting and installation, with a special interest in the expanded field of painting. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours from RMIT University and the VCA.
Sarah Randall completed her Master of Fine Arts at RMIT in 2015, and a Grad Certificate of Arts in Art History at the University of Melbourne in 2016. Kate Wallace is a curator and an artist. Kate is currently completing a Master of Contemporary Art at the VCA and holds a Bachelor of Fine Art and Master of Art Curatorship.
The new Linden Projects Space is designed to spotlight the talent of artists and curators living and working on the southside of Melbourne.
Coalesence at Linden New Art26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182
28 November 2019 – 19 January 2020