Svetlana Bailey

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Svetlana Bailey_grape foot_pigment print_2019

Touched by occasions that are silently dissonant, that with a different context seem surreal, Svetlana Bailey builds installations and photographs what she terms in-camera collage. Born in St Petersburg, Svetlana has exhibited throughout Australia and the US and is represented by Artereal Gallery Sydney. She recently had solo exhibitions in the United States at Filter Space in Chicago and Blue Sky in Portland and was in a group show at ClampArt in NYC. Svetlana has participated in residencies such as the ISCP in NYC, the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, the NARS Foundation in NYC, the Mountain School in LA and will attend the Vermont Studio Centre on a Fellowship this summer. She has received numerous grants from the Australia Council for the Arts, the American-Australian Association and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. Her work is held in the Australian Government’s Artbank collection and the Library of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, was recently featured in PDN magazine, and for the last two years running was awarded the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward prize. Svetlana lives and works in New York City, and received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BFA from UNSW.

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Melanie Griffin

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Melanie Griffin_ Detail from Black Power Quilt for Grief, Healing and Rage_Fabric, thread, sequins, broach_

Melanie Griffin is an L.A. based Black queer chronically ill artist and herbalist, who was born in Georgia in 1981. She is deeply invested in collective healing and creative paths that center Black and Brown people. They are able to do work that serves that passion as the Deputy Director of Health and Wellness at Dignity and Power Now, an organization that advocates for incarcerated people, formerly incarcerated people, their families and others targeted by state violence. Through textiles, multimedia works, writing, and performance/ritual/magic, Melanie explores issues around home, self-care/ self affirmation, sickness, healing, race, gender, sexuality, capitalism, liberation and our relationship to this planet. They have held workshops and shown work in different spaces including SOMArts, Human Resources, the Women’s Center for Creative Work, and LACE.

Hanne G

Group_textile_2018_H200cm_forTextileBiennalePoland SPLINTER GROUP is an installation of 5 hanging objects forming a “meeting/gathering”. SPLINTER GROUP generally means “a small organisation that has broken away from a larger one”. In this context I want the group to signify the possibilities of independency, freedom and new ways as well as an underlying expression of loneliness

Group_textile_2018_H200cm_forTextileBiennalePoland SPLINTER GROUP is an installation of 5 hanging objects forming a “meeting/gathering”. SPLINTER GROUP generally means “a small organisation that has broken away from a larger one”. In this context I want the group to signify the possibilities of independency, freedom and new ways as well as an underlying expression of loneliness

Hanne G represents the innovative and experimental attitude in textile arts. She creates works whose expression is both rational and irrational, scientific, mystic and humorous. Hanne G transforms the textile medium to address tactility and the nature of perception. Hanne G (born 1963) has a Masters of Arts in Architecture from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and she has been working primarily as an artist for the last 12 years. She has participated in several international exhibitions. Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.

www.hanneg.dk