3 x 3 brings together three solo shows by Bobby Kyriakopoulos, Fiona Longhurst and Malcolm Sturrock, collectively exploring frozen moments in pop culture, the importance of home and nature, and our shared landscapes. In Bobby Kyriakopoulos’s exhibition Movies and Songs, the artist pays homage to imagery and personalities from pop culture, highlighting unique viewing perspectives and an interplay of positive and negative space. Meanwhile in Home Among the Leaves Fiona Longhurst weaves depictions of home, leaves and flowers, conjuring vivid, playful imagery that reflects a harmony between nature and place. Finally, Sturrock’s From the city to the sea evokes our natural and built environments with motifs referencing ships in motion, animated seas, modern city-scapes, the friendship of animals and our surrounding landscapes. Read more about each artist and exhibition below.
Dates: 16 March – 27 April
Opening: Saturday 16 March, 3-5pm
Bobby Kyriakopoulos: Movies and Songs
Charmed by music and film, Bobby Kyriakopoulos explores with playful indulgence the scenes and artists that resonate most for him in his solo exhibition Movies and Songs. The quirky, highly gestural work captures nostalgic moments for Kyriakopoulos, paying homage to imagery and personalities from popular culture. The effortless interplay of positive and negative space along with an abstracted approach to perspective creates a balanced yet comfortably unbalanced feel, and while objects and scenery seemingly collapse haphazardly in or away from the focal point, the works remain harmonious.
Bobby Kyriakopoulos has exhibited in group exhibitions including Spring 1883, The Establishment, Sydney; Well Red, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney and Here and Now, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Melbourne. His work is held in the National Gallery of Victoria collection. This is his first solo show at Arts Project Australia.
Malcolm Sturrock: From the city to the sea
From the city to the sea brings together the visions of Malcolm Sturrock, evoking our natural and built environments with motifs referencing ships in motion, animated seas, modern city-scapes, the friendship of animals and our surrounding landscapes. Sturro
While this exhibition marks his first solo show at Arts Project Australia, Sturrock has exhibited in group exhibitions including; Connected Art Exhibition, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne; My Puppet, My Secret Self, The Substation, Melbourne; and Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art, Melbourne.
Fiona Longhurst: Home Among the Leaves
Throughout Home Among the Leaves Fiona Longhurst weaves depictions of home, leaves and flowers, conjuring vivid, playful imagery that reflects a harmony between nature and place. Displaying works on paper and tapestry, Longhurst’s practice is characterised by a sensitive use of colour and intricate pattern making. Her imagery, often layered with text, appears whimsical yet maintains an evocative balance of rich density and quiet space.
Fiona Longhurst has exhibited in various group shows including; Platform Artists’ Group, Flinders Street Station, Melbourne; Vita Gallery, Portland Oregon, USA; and Centre d’Art Differencié, Liége, Belgium. Her work is held in private collections throughout Australia, and this is her first solo show at Arts Project.
Image | Fiona Longhurst, Not titled, 2018, acrylic, fine liner, gouache, marker, paint pen on paper, 35 x 50 cm.