EXHBITION
LAURIE OXENFORD
FORCES OF PRODUCTION

WHEN: 4 Sep | 2021

COST: FREE

TIME: 4-7PM

LAURIE OXENFORD
FORCES OF PRODUCTION

4 – 19 September, 2021

OPENING EVENT
Saturday 4 September, 4-7pm
LAURIE’s studio in the mezzanine will also be open for viewing

Accompanying piece of paper (also available digitally) by REBECCA ROSS

FORCES OF PRODUCTION is a site-specific series of experiments investigating The WALLS Art Space, and by extension the public spaces of Miami. Over the residency period through a series of interventions and contextual habits, the artist explored the on-site gallery storeroom and the local urban landscape to collect found materials, objects and digital documentation/s that reference (formal and informal) urban systems and flows. Through a walking practice the artist intentionally and critically disrupted different places to reveal the *truth/s* of public space.

The presence of surveillance and community observation meant that process became a spectacle and performance in itself, raising questions about self-censorship and authority. The artist’s methodology looks to other roadside and street practices that are essential to the spatial nature of public space (formal and informal) such as roadworks, construction, skating, maintenance, safety and traffic control etc.

Employing techniques of documentation, reorganisation, collection, installation, alteration and deconstruction, the artist offers new spatial assemblages that reimagine an object’s agency, context and functional potentials.


LAURIE OXENFORD completed Bachelor of Creative Arts (Spatial Construction) at the University of Southern Queensland before being awarded the Bellmaine French Appreciation Travelling Scholarship (2018). She then completed a Professional Attachment with the City of Gold Coast (2019) and Art-Work Agency. Laurie exhibited her fourth solo exhibition ‘Implied’ at The Third Quarter Gallery, Brisbane (2020) and was recently commissioned by the Home of the Arts (HOTA), Gold Coast to realise a site-specific wall painting. She is currently working as the Public Art Officer at Art-Work Agency and was previously the Lead Curator at First Coat Studios, Toowoomba (2018-19). Laurie is a part of the Generate GC program and works as a producer with Murals for Change.


RE: Covid-19
We have a safety plan and social distancing guidelines continue to be followed. We will be collecting contact details upon arrival. We have limited capacity at the art space and you may be asked to wait a short while before entering. Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
THE WALLS acknowledges the YUGAMBEH people, the traditional owners of the land on which we operate, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples on the Gold Coast today.

PRINCIPAL SUPPORT
THE WALLS is supported by the City of Gold Coast through the Accelerate Triennial Grant Program.

 

 

THE WALLS ART SPACE
4/18 Mountain View Avenue Miami 4220
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

 

OPENING HOURS (during exhibitions)
Friday – Sunday 12 – 5 pm

 

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