We pay our respect to Elders past, Present and Emerging.
Sovereignty has not been ceded.
KASHGAR by You Li will be extended for a little longer in the windows.
Stay tuned for information regarding October.
‘In 2010, I started to document the old city of Kashgar, trying to recreate this city on paper with photography.
Kashgar has been an important trading center since the time of the Silk Road, linking Central Asia and China. 10 years ago, the old city of Kashgar still retained the original streets and blocks found in old Islamic cities in Central Asia. History endowed the old city with interconnected streets that resembled a spider web, and the people living in it had a similarly complex social structure. At that time, the adobe houses of earth construction were challenged by time and the changing climate; about 85% of the old city was planned to be renovated or reconstructed.
Now, 10 years later, this old city has been reconstructed into a tourist city that is much different than its old look. But a decade ago, with my gaze, I paid a tribute in advance to the old Kashgar and its history while I was there -- just as you are gazing at this city from another city, far away today.’
You Li’s Website
03.07.2021 - 31.07.2021
Definition of haunting: having qualities (such as sadness or beauty) that linger in the memory
: not easily forgotten
Extraordinary experiences ( 2020- ongoing) uses photography as a conduit for emotional interpretation of reality during a time of turmoil. Created in the streets near where I live, on daily walks, the images depict a dark exploration of the landscape interspersed with motifs of my family and of animals. The resulting images come from an intuitive response to my surroundings, the images interplay with photography’s ability to make eternal what is fleeting.
There are a set of psychological phenomena that can happen to the bereaved, loosely named Extraordinary Experiences. One of them is a visual apparition of or "seeing" the loved one. This work allows me to make tangible those feelings, the apparitions of emotions, memories and dreams embed grief into the photographs, the final images a reflection of myself as the photographer, rather than the subjects photographed. These images explore the idea of being haunted by the past, of reckoning with history, and the eternity of the natural world.’
The Cornershop 2019.
The first publication from the corner, looking back at the shows exhibited in the windows throughout 2019. Made up of artist statements, snapshots of works in the windows and the photos themselves, featuring: Sam Stephenson, Sophie Gabrielle, Isabella Kerstens, Jason Koxvold, Tammy Law, Reece Beauzeville, Whitney Arlana and Jordan Madge.
Design: Sunny Lei
Printing: Deep House Printing
Edition of 50
170 x 240mm
Binding : Wiro Antique colour
LINK TO PODCAST
FondueShop is a collaboration between local literary project Fondue and Newtown window gallery The CornerShop.
Coming to you as a podcast, Fondue's usual open mic readings will be supplemented by three headline acts: Dan Hogan (fiction), Janette Chen (non-fiction) and Lucia Moon (poetry).
Also including reading from: Olivia Costa, Adrian Asher, Lucy Cummins, Henry Chase Richards, Clara Rosc
and Teaghan Alexander
Writers were invited to respond to one, some or all of the photographs from Wouter Van de Voorde's body of work, STORM.
Australia faced one of its worst bush fire seasons during the summer of 2019 going on to 2020, with around 18,636,079 hectares burnt.
In response to this national tradegy, we teamed up with our friends at Rewind Photo Lab and a few artists we have worked with in the past to get a print sale up and running, with 100% of proceeds to be split between WIRES and FIRE RELIEF FUND FOR FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES.
Due to not meeting the deadline for FIRE RELIEF FUND FOR FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES, we decided to split that half of the funds between SEED MOB and FIRESTICKS ALLIANCE.
We raised $2,200.00
Artists in order:
Jordan Madge, Otis Burian Hodge, Isabella Kerstens, Tammy Law, Jason Koxvold, Harry Culy,
Sam Stephenson, Whitney Arlana, Jake Mein