Passage Self Strange: Exhibition Opening

Visual Arts and Spectrum Project Space

Recent graduates of ECU’s School of Arts and Humanities Aliesha Mafrici and Harrison See are proud to present their collaborative exhibition entitled Passage Self Strange to be launched on Friday, 28 July at Turner Galleries in Northbridge.

Born out of shared interests in the intersection between the ‘figurative’ and the ‘abstract’, Passage Self Strange incorporates a variety of mediums allowing the artists to create a fractured body of work that explores a narrative of shifting circumstance and perspectives. As described by the artists, their work is “…a tale of multiple characters interacting within a world of confusion and bewilderment, which is mirrored in its non-linear exposition.”

Through marks of ink and paint, Aliesha and Harrison allow their audience fleeting glimpses into smaller stories, offering a hint of meaning, while gravitating around a central story. At its core Passage Self Strange functions to facilitate and promote an existentialist discussion, one that audiences are invited to explore and immerse themselves within.

Winner of the prestigious New Colombo Plan Scholarship in 2016, Harrison has completed various solo exhibitions in Perth and in China and has recently completed his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) studies in Contemporary Art here at ECU. Aliesha was selected for a second time to be a part of the international line-up of artists to display their work at the coveted Sculptures by the Sea in March this year. Her work Immersed was selected to be part of world famous exhibition while she was still completing her final year of the Bachelor of Contemporary Art course at ECU.

Harrisons and Aliesha’s most recent exhibition Passage Self Strange represents the collaborative debut of two artists who have worked together intensely to experiment with narrative. The results have yielded paintings, prints, as well as works of text and sculpture. This newly formed artist collective entitled ‘NEW STATE – [Aliesha Mafrici & Harrison See]’ will see these two accomplished ECU alumni continue their artistic practice in shared ways and spaces into the future. Watch this space!

Event details

Passage Self Strange will be open to the public from Friday, 28 July to Friday, 25 August 2017 at Turner Galleries, Northbridge, Perth.

Opening event

Date: Friday, 28 July, 2017
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Turner Galleries, 470 William Street, Northbridge WA, Perth Western Australia 6003

Artist Talks

Date: 29 July, 2017 
Times: 3.00pm Professor Clive Barstow in the Main Gallery 
3.30pm Aliesha Mafrici and Harrison See in the Engine Room 
Venue: Turner Galleries, 470 William Street, Northbridge WA, Perth Western Australia 6003

Open hours

Tuesday to Saturday 11.00am - 5.00pm

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