PAST & PRESENT
FACTS OF MATTER - CLAY MATTERS AT LINDEN PROJECT SPACE
February 23 - March 24 2024
Opening event: Friday 23 February 6pm Linden New Art - Project Space
Bunurong Boon Wurrung Country
26 Acland Street, St Kilda VIC 3182
Tues to Sun, 11am – 4pm
Facts of Matter is an exhibition by Clay Matters collective of creative, practical and emotional responses advocating for sustainable action against climate change and environmental damage. The exhibition aims to connect with audiences emotionally and intellectually on the topic of the climate crisis, to advocate for and inspire positive action.
Cinda is both curator and a participating artist in this exhibition.
This exhibition is part of the National Sustainable Living Festival and is proudly supported by City of Port Phillip's Cultural Development Fund.
RENEWAL - GASWORKS ARTS PARK
July 12 - 23 2023
To celebrate life and the return to optimism Gasworks are delighted to present this long-awaited group exhibition by the Gasworks Resident Artists. The artworks highlight a sense of resilience and recovery through the visual and aural interpretations of the organic nature and life force of Gasworks Arts Park.
The Renewal exhibition showcases art that reflects the diverse talents of the group with practices ranging from sculpture and ceramics to two-dimensional works including painting and drawing. The recent addition of a composer/musician to the resident artists adds a further exciting element to the mix.
Image: Dean Green
CLAY MATTERS 1
Clay Matters is a group of Australian ceramicists who aim to encourage clay workers to lead and inspire climate action, embed environmentally friendly and sustainable practices in their studios and strengthen individual and social commitments to carbon reduction.
This unique ceramics exhibition in December 2022 included work by Pie Bolton, Amanda Bromfield, Katrina Carling, Claire Ellis, Vicki Grima, Lene Kuhl Jakobsen, Cinda Manins, Montessa Maack, Jane Sawyer, Madeleine Thornton-Smith, and Ri Van Veen.
Curator: Cinda Manins
WA IKEBANA CONTAINER AWARD
Sept 10 - 11, 2022
Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival presents an opportunity for ceramic artists to create artworks to inspire ikebana artists with the 'Container Award Exhibition'. This year my work, 'Foundation Stone' was a finalist in the award that was judged by Hiroe Swen. Congratulations to Colin Hopkins, who won t winner.
July 1 - 23, 2022
380co. is proud to invite you to our latest group show of 9 established and emerging artists.
Home is an exhibition featuring the work of: 9 established and emerging visual artists, 3 motion artists, projected at large scale on the walls of 380co, 3 live music acts from 7 - 9pm on opening night.
YARRA SCULPTURE GALLERY
March 4 - 27, 2022
In the world we want, there is hope, recovery and optimism, with new life emerging. This work imagines a post-human earth; after the Anthropocene; and recognises the eternal potential and evolution of biological life. With each ceramic form, evidence of eternal geological time, measured in eons, is contrasted with ephemeral biological time, measured in moments; the Earth stores its memory of lessons lived and learnt.
'Intent’: an abstract landscape constructed through an installation of contemporary ceramic sculptures combined with digital projection and audio.
This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2022, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.
Elapse was an installation of hand built abstract ceramic sculptures and photography.
The narrative is grounded in contrasting scales of time - geological time and biological time, and envisage a possible future, After the Anthropocene; inviting the viewer to contemplate their relationship with the Earth, and to recognise that with each choice, there is consequence.
Online: October - November 2021
BONANZA is an award exhibition of the work of the Contemporary Sculptors Association. I have an entry in the exhibition, Time Passed - Armature. The exhibition is hosted online this year due to covid pandemic restrictions. Click the link below to see the exhibition.
ART @ THE THOMAS
Art at The Thomas was a pop-up ARI Gallery project, initiated by Cinda and a couple of artist colleagues on Fitzroy St, St Kilda.
The Gallery space presented an opportunity for local artists to engage with the local community, grow their audience and patronage, exhibit their work in a public space that directly supported local artists, and network with professionals and supporters of arts and creative industries.