Recess, 2017

RVCA hosted the exhibition at the RVCA Corner Gallery in Collingwood from 25th of August to the 16th of September 2017.

Van Aurich continues on from previous bodies of works 'Goodnight' and 'Impresario', 'Recess' explores thoughts rendered in the paralysis of sleep and musings on fleeting moments of clarity. Similar to the previous projects, all works are untitled allowing the viewer a more objective perspective from which they could draw their own conclusions.

The exhibition showcases a series of black & white film photographic images, printed large scale with a plan printer and floated in artist made sassafras timber box frames. Printed matter was produced on recycled paper and wood sourced through Hydrowood, a Tasmanian based project raising rare timbers that lie dormant at the bottom of Lake Pieman a hydroelectricity damn.

All works where for sale via $10 raffle ticket, with all the takings donated to the Seed Mob , Australia’s first Indigenous youth-led climate network.

Van Aurich set a budget of $1000 to create and exhibit the 8 large-scale works. Making art affordable was a key aim but it was also a necessity for the charity to actually benefit financially and not a PR stunt.

A total of $1400 was raised & donated, successfully outweighing the production cost thus making it a worthy endeavour.

Consent was sought and received prior to the commencement of the exhibition. He would also like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri People as the traditional owners of the land where he lives and practises, and to acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

Impresario, Good Night & Recess are interlinked projects apart of a larger body of work 'What Are You Looking For?' set to be launched in 2018

Special thanks to:
Life Without Andy - Opening night photos
Heimur - Collaborating with framing & gallery install
Mark Buchanan - Design for Recess
Seed Mob