Friday, September 17, 2010

> Brisbane Artist Run Initiatives Festival

The BARI Festival is an initiative founded by the crew at Jugglers Art Space in 2008, aimed at celebrating and acknowledging the creative and cultural contribution that is often harbored by ARIs within a city.

Brisbane is now home to several well established Artist Run Initiatives each working within their own unique artistic frameworks and services for artists and members of the public. This year BARI will be host to a variety of events between the 1st – 30th of October staged at several Artist Run Initiatives throughout Brisbane, each providing workshops, forums, open studios, live entertainment and art exhibitions showcasing Brisbane emerging artists.

BARI is committed to developing programs, supporting Brisbane Artist Run Initiatives and identifies the need for opportunities for emerging artists via creative and cultural avenues + spaces. By staging and facilitating an annual festival BARI seeks to maintain a critical and ongoing dialogue between Brisbane Artist Run Initiatives and aims to cultivate awareness of the vital role Artist Run Spaces contribute to a city like Brisbane.


This year the BARI festival will host a program jam packed of events that will occur over the month of October and will accessible to the wider public. Events that take place during BARI are unique to the nature of each space, they often range form specialized workshops, open studios, forums, critical discussions, performance + installation/site specific works all run/staged by innovative arts practitioners.  


Brisbane is now home to approximately 18 visual arts focused ARI’s each engaging in critical dialogue with each other and working within their unique conceptual frameworks. All of these spaces are located within 4km of the Brisbane CBD and occupy warehouses, conventional gallery spaces, window displays & converted Queenslanders. 


Boxcopy + proppaNOW + Jugglers Art Space + Level + Accidentally Annie Street + Flipbook + Nine Lives + MSSR + Love Love Studios + CityStudios + The Wandering Room + inbetweenspaces + No Frills* + Old Space + The Fort + The Tidy + Spec + oftenprojects

Exhibition Opening:
Friday 1st October 6pm til late, Exhibition runs until OCT 29th

Belinda Sinclair, Warren Handley, Krystal Ingle, Anthony Farrell, Rachael Bartram, Dee Hutton, Imogen MacDonald, Michael Candy, Anna Vu, Carol Mac, Ben Paskins, Britta Gudd, Sam Eyles, Abigael Whittaker, Randal Breen, Shannon Brett, Britanie Fuller, Grahame Keres, Renee Rossini, Anna Carey, Lachlan Glanville, Shannon Gibbs, Peter Breen, Nic Plowman, Michelle Knowles, Shevuan Wright, Jessica Row, Carmen Spencer, Fiona Kennedy Altoft, Krishna Nahow-Ryall, Daneale Scandrett & Giuseppe Filardo.

Exhibition Opening: Ryan Renshaw Window Space
Friday 1st Oct 6pm – Exhibition runs Day & Night
ARTIST: Ian Burns

Exhibition Opening:
Saturday 2nd Oct 6pm til Late - Exhibition runs til 29th Oct

1337, Andy Harwood, Benjamin Werner, Claudia Baxter, Clare Cowley, Georg Whelan, Guz, Jay Musk, Joe Gracia, Matt Johnson, Sam Eyles, Shana Jewiss, Shida + more TBA

Exhibition Opening:
Saturday 2nd October 5:30pm – 8pm
ARTIST: Haruka Sawa

FORUM: The relevance of Feminism to emerging practice
Saturday 2nd  October 2pm
Broadcast - Curated by Courtney Coombs + Assisted by Maggie McDade
Saturday 25th September – Saturday 15th October

Sarah Byrne, Svenja Kratz, Fiona Mail (Catherine Sagin and Kate Woodcroft), Michelle Oxenham, Heidi Stevens, Louise Tahiraj and Danielle Woolbank

The Warehouse, 10 Light St (crn Light and Hynes St) Fortitude Valley
Exhibition Opening:
Friday 8th October 6pm till Late - Exhibition runs 7th - 10th Oct 5 -9pm

ARTIST: Lawrence English

Exhibition Openings:
Thursday 30th September - 10th October
ARTIST: Sam Smith

Thursday 14th October 6pm til 9pm Exhibition runs til the 25th
ARTIST: Ryan Haywood

Thursday 28th October 6pm til 9pm
ARTISTS: Justin Lee Williams & Andrew Gordon

Exhibition Opening:
Friday 15th October 6pm - 9pm

Phoebe McDonald, Leif Gifford, Nick McGavern, Chantel Schott, Lucinda Wolber, Nick Simpson, Ky Curran + J Valenzuela Didi.
King George Square
Saturday 9th - 17th October

8 Brisbane based Artist Run Initiatives will take up temporary residency inside the marquee located in the center of King George Square.

The SPACE+SHIP will host daily workshops/open studios facilitated by various ARI’s as well as a nightly program of experimental film and music from some of Brisbane’s leading Sound and Film collectives.

Opening Night:
Saturday 9th October
6 - 10pm King George Square

In 2010 the second issue of IP will be launched as part of the Brisbane Artist Run Initiatives Festival (BARI) and will document exhibitions by local ARIs. This issue is a joint project of The Wandering Room  and Independent Exhibitions.

BON VOYAGE is a fledgling music imprint based in Brisbane, Australia. Circulating on vinyl and tape media, as well as digitally, the label will specialise in short-run limited editions, taking in psychedelia, lo-fi, noise, avant-pop and everything good that defies definition, from Australia and across the sea.

Live in the space+ship from 7pm: 
Blank Realm + AMSS + Ambrose Chapel + Psy-Ants

Sunday 10th October
12 - 6pm King George Square

The Wandering Room will set up an installation of a "Doll House" and invite artists and the public to interact with the piece with materials provided.

QUT Student ARI will take up temporary residence and produce artworks live on site.

Co-Director of Spec Helen Rogers & local artists will be holding Zine making workshops between 12pm - 6pm, audiences are encouraged to participate and make their own zines to take home.
Workshops will run Sunday 10th, Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th Oct.

SUNDAY 10th Oct
6 - 9pm King George Square


four amazing acts with the goal of increasing pulse rates
Pastel Blaze
Gerald Keaney
Tomutonttu (Finland)
Sam Hamilton (New Zealand) 

Monday 11th - Tuesday 12th - Wednesday 13th October
12 - 6pm King George Square

LIVE ART DAILY 1 - 6pm with Local Artists (Monday-Friday)

Jugglers Art Space will hold a mini art fair stall inside the space+ship from Monday 11th to Wednesday 13th , come meet the people behind one of Brisbane's longest running ARI's.

Artists & Directors of Love Love Studios, Andrew Harwood and Matt Johnson will take up temporary residence in the space+ship and utilize the space as a studio & gallery space on Monday and Tuesday 11th & 12th.

Tuesday 12th October

Audiovisual Excursion 3
Through Cracks
an exchange between sound and image.
ARTISTS: Leif Gifford, Melanie Simpson, Joel Stern, Matt Earl, Alrey Batol, Henry Mills & Eon Mcintyre

Particle Acceleration
an art experiment conducted by
ARTISTS: Leif Gifford And Nicola Morton
youtube video:  Audiovisual Excursion 2 Through Cracks

Artists currently in residence at Level studio's in Newstead will take up temporary residence in the space+ship and directly engage the public with innovative installation and multidisciplinary art forms from  
Wednesday to Friday 13th - 15th 12pm-6pm

inbetweenspaces will also take up temporary residence inside the space+ship on 

Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th

Wednesday 13th October

Otherfilm will host Wednesday's evening slot with a series of avant-garde short films with live soundtracks:

Paul Winkler (Sydney), Green Canopy, 1994, 24mins, 16mm film
With live soundtrack by Golden Olive

Dirk de Bruyn (Melbourne), Char Hit Frames, 1986, 25mins, 16mm film
With live soundtrack by Joel Stern (Brisbane)

Arthur and Corinne Cantrill (Melbourne), Studies in Image (De)Generation, 1975, 8mins, 16mm film

Arthur and Corinne Cantrill (Melbourne), Floterian - Hand Printings from a Film History, 1981, 12mins, 16mm film
With live soundtrack by Golden Fur (Melbourne)

Thursday 14th - Friday 15th - Saturday 16th October
12-6pm King George Square

Thursday 14th 12-6pm 

Thursday 14th October

QCA Experimental Film Students will host a preview night of current works being produced by emerging artists.

12 - 8pm
The Fort will host a variety of workshops all day from street art, painting, songwriting and rapping.
Workshops will run hourly from 12pm to 6pm and will cost $5

Friday 15th October

Thirdhorror is a local collective of filmmakers originally spawned in the forests of Maleny out of the murky afterbirth of Sam Dixon & Adric Watson.

Thirdhorror will premier their new film.
Directed by Dan Whelan.
Written by Sam Dixon and Dan Whelan.

12 - 9pm

MSSR will host presentations by local community groups, artists, activists, educators, naturopaths and film directors. This program will run all day and occupy the entire space+ship.

Leading contemporary Indigenous art collective proppaNOW will screen their latest documentary by Carbon Media followed a Q&A session with members from proppaNOW.

space+ship programme:
(click to enlarge)

Saturday 30th October
5 - 9pm - Curated by Dhana Merritt
GASWORKS - Newstead

 Live Music by WTEM + Nimble Animal

image courtesy of citystudios: WTEM
Listen to:


(click on image to enlarge)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Nine Lives at BARI

Nine Lives Gallery sits above an Italian restaurant in the heart of Fortitude Valley in Brisbane, Australia. In the last 10 months since Nine Lives Gallery has been opened, we have showcased 20 local, interstate and the odd international artists in the unique space.

330 Brunswick St Mall Fortitude Valley. Above Mellino’s Restaurant.


Friday 2nd - 9th October

Frankie Magazine 

presents “Hand Drawn”. FREE

Friday 23rd October - 1st November 

Melbourne artist Andrew Gordon. FREE

Old Space at BARI

Old Space operates as artist’s studios and as an exhibition venue.

Established in late 2008, Old Space studios is now home to ten practicing artists and extends to a collective of up to sixteen artists for it’s ‘one night only’ exhibitions.

Old Space was estalished to address the scarcity of affordable studio spaces in brisbane in which visual artists could work and also engage with other emerging artists.

Artists currently in residence.

Christian Flynn Karla Marchesi

Chris Bennie Michael Barnett

Johnathan Mcburnie Matt Malone

Dhana Meritt Brent Wilson

David Spooner Gabriella Szablewska

62 Abbotsford Road Bowen Hills,



Sunday 4th 1-4pm

Open studios FREE

Flipbook at Bari

Flipbook Gallery was established in 2006 in response to the lack of exhibiting spaces for Brisbane artists in the early stages of their career.

Located in the back streets of West End, Flipbook’s aim is to provide opportunities for the emergence of innovative contemporary art practices and creative development.

Flipbook open Thurs - Sat 11 - 4pm 8 Greet St West End


Friday 9th

Exhibition opening from 6pm


Flipbook is happy happy happy to announce


The familiar and everyday, altered perception.


Chris Booth * Caro Toledo * Emma Lindsay * Peter Booth * Alison Shand * Maria Richardson * Kristine Dragland * Shaun Weston * Kat Danger Sawyer * Jasmin Coleman * Charlie Shelley * Keiren Shevlan * Anna Parsons

The Fort at BARI

Managed by artists, for artists, The Fort provides a dynamic and collaborative approach to the creation and presentation of art. The Fort comprises music production and rehearsal studios; music/art supplies; a photography and film suite; web, media, graphic design offices; artist studios; art galleries; fashion design space; a large, purpose designed rehearsals and events space; event co-ordination services; and the provision for much more!

Cnr Water St and Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley (07) 32 529 730


Thursday 1 October
Gallery opening (room 8)

*Paul Haig * Yuin Huz *David Hayes *Vinson * Nathaniel Cliff *Shaun Campbell *Lucinda Wolber + more tba

Donation entry

Saturday 3 October
Breakdancing workshop (beginners 12-2pm intermediate 2:15-4:15pm)
max 25 people

Graffiti workshop 2-4:30pm

Sunday 4th October

issue five launch party

Musical Guests:

Stemford Hiss
The Swamplords
Oh Ye Denver Birds
The Arc
Charlie, Why!

+ plus the lovely Ebony Harrison and her Paper People
photography from Jeff Levingston and Nic Gossage
art from Angelica Roache-Wilson
wearable art by Chelsea Whitbread

and not to mention a $au$age $izzle
but seriously, bring an extra $2

Thursday 8 October
Amanda Heelan launches

her new jewellery collection

Saturday 10 October
Beat making and sampling workshop
max 10 people 12:30-2:30pm

MC workshop
max 10 people 3-5pm

DJ workshop
max10 people 3-5pm

Kiln at BARI

KiLN Gallery is located at the iconic old Paddington Substation which has been transformed into a contemporary art space featuring monthly shows of some of Australia’s most exciting
artists and craftspeople. In partnership with Hands On Art, KILN aims to support upcoming artists of the highest standard and offers opportunities each year for emerging artists to exhibit alongside their more established counterparts. KILN’s aim is to curate exhibitions that excite and inspire the viewer and further the careers of our talented artists.

Cnr Latrobe tce & Enoggera tce Paddington (07) 38 766 903


Saturday 10th

Exhibition opening FREE

Jewelry workshop with Madalne Brown

make a silver Ring or Pendant 10am-2pm $50 (all materials INC)

Sunday 11th

Kiln Classics and artist talk 5-7:30pm $25 

LoveLove at Bari

LoveLove studio is a collaborative effort with several goals; to bring peace and good will to the people via artistic expression; maintain a professional and contemporary atmosphere, and provide a community forum/venue for artistic display.

Lovelove studios’ comprise of two gallery spaces, an art and photography studio and a dance studio. Since its inception in early 2009 Lovelove studio has been host to several different shows. Ultimately this is an art/gallery studio however the space is very open to new enterprises. This is an artist run initiative and social networking establishment committed to providing a forum for emerging and successful artists in many fields.

27 Florence St Newstead


Saturday 3rd

exhibition opening

from 6pm FREE

Artists showing at LoveLove as part of the Bari Festival:

Andy Harwood, Matthew Johnson, Claudia Baxter, Sue-Ching Lascelles, Amanda Ceccato, Abigael Whittaker, Jonathan Weber, Shana Jewiss, Georg Whelan, 1337, Joseph Graci, Charlie Hillhouse

Jugglers at BARI

Jugglers Art Space Inc is an artist run initiative that is committed to supporting emerging artists across a broad range of genres. It was founded in 2002 to address the critical shortage of exhibition and studio spaces available in Brisbane.

7 years on Jugglers now spans across 5 locations in Brisbane, providing 20 low cost studio spaces 3 exhibition spaces, an open air arts space, and a broad range of services aimed at advocating and exposing Brisbane’s best artistic talent to the broader community.

103 Brunswick St Fortitude Valley (07) 32 522 552


Friday 2nd

Exhibition opening 6pm FREE

Saturday 3rd

Round table discussion 12-3pm FREE

Monday 5th

Resonances (Guided artwork meditation) 7-9pm $10

Wednesday 7th

Life drawing workshop 6:30-9:30pm $25

Jugglers is proud to announce artists for BARI

Nic Plowman *Vitor Dos Santos *Randal Breen *Sam Eyles *Kate Geck & Emily Hassell *Terry Summers *Graham Keres *Cate Brease *Marty Ohare *Britanie Fuller *Andrew Forsyth *Peter Breen *Tarn Mclean *Darren O'brien *Megan Cope *Anthony Farrell *Damien Matter *Imogen McDonald.