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Justine Khamara,  Untitled Portrait 1,  2007, assembled colour photographs, 188 x 150 x 116. Photographer: John Brash.

Justine Khamara, Untitled Portrait 1, 2007, assembled colour photographs, 188 x 150 x 116. Photographer: John Brash.

Nike Savvas,  Halo  ,  2016, perspex, mirror, 210 x 310cm

Nike Savvas, Halo, 2016, perspex, mirror, 210 x 310cm

JUSTINE KHAMARA and NIKE SAVVAS are featured in Echo Chambers: Art and Endless Reflections at Deakin University Art Gallery. Curator James Lynch has said "The exhibition contains rarely seen photographic and sculptural works which focus on shadows, reflections, duplicates, doubles and doppelgängers, stretching our fixed and complete sense of the self."

The exhibition will run from 13 February to 29 March across three separate galleries at Deakin University.

More information >

Art Guide review >

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Justine Khamara,  There was an inside and an outside , 2016, pigment ink pen, pencil and collage on paper, 76 x 56cm.

Justine Khamara, There was an inside and an outside, 2016, pigment ink pen, pencil and collage on paper, 76 x 56cm.

JUSTINE KHAMARA's work will be included in a group exhibition to mark the launch of This Wild Song.

This Wild Song is a series of conceptual photographic portraits and interviews with Australian women visual artists, created to celebrate the wealth of talent here in Australia.

The exhibition opens Saturday 24 June, 1pm at The Art Room, Melbourne. 

Find out more here

PETER DAVERINGTON, JUSTINE KHAMARA, CYRUS TANG and LYNDELL BROWN & CHARLES GREEN

Justine Khamara,  When this face is no longer yours, a crylic, inkjet on rag paper, hoop, pine, ply. 

Justine Khamara, When this face is no longer yours, acrylic, inkjet on rag paper, hoop, pine, ply. 

Peter Daverington,  WTF,  oil on ply. 

Peter Daverington, WTF, oil on ply. 

VCA's 9 X 5 NOW exhibition features works from 350 VCA artists and alumni including our very own PETER DAVERINGTON, JUSTINE KHAMARA, CYRUS TANG and LYNDELL BROWN and CHARLES GREEN.

Curated by Elizabeth Gower, 9 X 5 NOW is inspired by the famous 9 by 5 Impression Exhibition held in Melbourne in 1889. The exhibition is comprised entirely of 9 x 5 inch (23 x 13cm) plywood boards from each contributing artist.

The exhibition continues until 25 June 2017 at Melbourne's Margaret Lawrence Gallery. 

Find out more here

View the catalogue here

Lyndell Brown & Charles Green,  Insecurity (Mount Sinjar 2014),  oil on ply. 

Lyndell Brown & Charles Green, Insecurity (Mount Sinjar 2014), oil on ply. 

Cyrus Tang,  Lacrimae Rerum- 7403.00S,  Archival giclée print on ply. 

Cyrus Tang, Lacrimae Rerum- 7403.00S,
Archival giclée print on ply. 

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"What drew me to art in the first place was this way of communicating through the creation of something; an object that can resist speech and that can be powerfully silent."

Art Almanac interviewed JUSTINE KHAMARA about her recent exhibition at ARC ONE Gallery, Stratum

Read the full interview here >

Justine Khamara,  Stratum  (installation view), ARC ONE Gallery.

Justine Khamara, Stratum (installation view), ARC ONE Gallery.

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Justine Khamara,  Vertical Alliteration #2 , 2013, UV print, laser-cut plywood, MDF board, 120 x 90 x 45cm.

Justine Khamara, Vertical Alliteration #2, 2013, UV print, laser-cut plywood, MDF board, 120 x 90 x 45cm.

Congratulations to JUSTINE KHAMARA's for her inclusion in Installation Contemporary at Sydney Contemporary. Vertical Alliteration #2 will be on display in the VIP Lounge, at Track 12 of the Art Fair.

Installation Contemporary is a project by The Curators’ Department which brings together 18 innovative, site-specific and interactive works in unexpected places throughout the Fair.

For more information please click here.

MURRAY FREDERICKS / JUSTINE KHAMARA / JANET LAURENCE / DANI MARTI / ROBERT OWEN / JULIE RRAP / TRACY SARROFF / IMANTS TILLERS / GUAN WEI / JOHN YOUNG.

ARC ONE Gallery will be exhibiting at this year's Sydney Contemporary, at Carriageworks. You can find us at STAND B03 from 10 - 13 September 2015.

ARC ONE Gallery will be showcasing the works of artists including MURRAY FREDERICKS, JUSTINE KHAMARA, JANET LAURENCE, DANI MARTI, ROBERT OWEN, JULIE RRAP, TRACY SARROFF, IMANTS TILLERS, GUAN WEI and JOHN YOUNG.

For more information please contact ARC ONE Gallery on +613 9650 0589 or email mail@arc1gallery.com.au  

And, for more information regarding Sydney Contemporary, visit their website.

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Justine Khamara, 2015,  Whether I am Asleep or Awake , laser cut UV print on plywood, 45 x 45 x 9.5 cm

Justine Khamara, 2015, Whether I am Asleep or Awake, laser cut UV print on plywood, 45 x 45 x 9.5 cm

JUSTINE KHAMARA is shortlisted in the first Wyndham Art Prize. Wyndham Art Gallery is establishing its place among Melbourne’s leading contemporary art galleries with the new Wyndham Art Prize. A shortlist of 26 artists was chosen, with applicants from across Australia, New Zealand and Melville Island. Khamara’s sculpture ‘Whether I am Asleep or Awake #4’ is on display in the gallery until 28 June 2015.

For more information click here.

 

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Justine Khamara,  Rotational Affinity , 2013, hand cut colour photograph, 80 x 114cm.

Justine Khamara, Rotational Affinity, 2013, hand cut colour photograph, 80 x 114cm.

JUSTINE KHAMARA’s Rotational Affinity and Orbital Spin Trick created in 2013, feature in an online article by Art Radar addressing photosculpture. In the article 'What is….photosculpture', Art Radar references the practice of photographic sculpture in history including contemporary art. Khamara’s practice is addressed in terms of her ability to transform photographic portraits into three-dimensional, deconstructed forms.

Read the article here.

MIND SHADOWS

3 February - 7 March 2015

Pat Brassington,  Mind Game , 2013, pigment print, 60 x 46 cm

Pat Brassington, Mind Game, 2013, pigment print, 60 x 46 cm

Pat Brassington | Justine Khamara | Janet Laurence | Robert Owen | Julie Rrap | Anne Scott Wilson | John Young

Curated by Laura Lantieri

Bringing together seven artists from the eminent ARC ONE stable, Mind Shadows is a curated exhibition exploring themes of human consciousness. From our waking hours, to the enigma of dreams, and the deep sleep that houses our subconscious, Mind Shadows examines the ways in which these states can inform and infiltrate creative enquiry. Whether through process, subject or aesthetic, the works presented engage with consciousness through notions of memory, automatism, reality and hyperreality, and conveying the internal and the unknown.

Featuring new and key works by Pat Brassington, Justine Khamara, Janet Laurence, Robert Owen, Julie Rrap, Anne Scott Wilson and John Young, the exhibition spans photo media, sculpture, painting and video, and draws upon the somatic and the cognitive in proposing the body as the seat of consciousness as well as the mind.

For Mind Shadows, these artists inhabit liminal spaces; their works often alluding to the periphery – or shadows – of awareness and open to fluid interpretation and perceptual doubt.

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Justine Khamara, VCA Masters Exhibition installation view, 2014.

Justine Khamara, VCA Masters Exhibition installation view, 2014.

JUSTINE KHAMARA has been awarded the coveted $10,000 VCA Travel Scholarship at the end of year VCA Masters Exhibition, which will enable her to travel to a major international art biennial. 

Read more in The Age

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Justine Khamara,  Now I Am Radiant People 5 & 3  part of the exhibition  Vertigo  at POSCO Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea.

Justine Khamara, Now I Am Radiant People 5 & 3 part of the exhibition Vertigo at POSCO Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea.

JUSTINE KHAMARA’s works are currently showing in Seoul at POSCO Art Museum, in the touring group exhibition VERTIGO: chaos and dislocation in contemporary Australian art, organized by Asialink and BLINDSIDE. The exhibition runs from 23 July to 27 August at POSCO Art Museum. Artists alongside Justine Khamara include Boe-lin Bastian, Cate Consandine, Simon Finn, Bonnie Lane, Kristin McIver, Kiron Robinson, Tania Smith, Kate Shaw and Alice Wormald.

Exhibition text:

"The artists interrogate contemporary life, exploring the fracture, chaos and dislocation that arises in the human condition and in a world which is imbued with flux and change. The experience of dizziness and a loss of perspective are explored within a world that is gripped by an acceleration of time and pace.

Presenting sculptural works, painting, neon, collage, drawing and video, the artists disrupt the ordinariness that can pervade life, building new narratives of human experience. By conveying feelings of anxiety and humour, or by using absurd gestures, the artists in Vertigo attempt to make sense of the world around them, with dizzying effects." 

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Justine Khamara,  Orbital spin trick #4 , 2013, UV print on hoop pine, 50x50x50cm.

Justine Khamara, Orbital spin trick #4, 2013, UV print on hoop pine, 50x50x50cm.

JUSTINE KHAMARA has been nominated in the emerging artist category of the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, curated by Tim Johnson.

The exhibition,held at the National Art School, Sydney, runs from 11 April - 15 May 2014.

For more information click here.

Download the catalogue here.

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Justine Khamara,  Orbital Spin Trick , 2013, UV print and hoop pine, 50x50x50cm.

Justine Khamara, Orbital Spin Trick, 2013, UV print and hoop pine, 50x50x50cm.

Congratulations to JUSTINE KHAMARA, who has been included in the Asialink/BLINDSIDE touring group exhibition, VERTIGO: chaos and dislocation in contemporary Australian art, curated by Claire Anna Watson.

Other artists include: Boe-lin Bastian, Cate Consandine, Simon Finn, Bonnie Lane, Kristin McIver, Kiron Robinson, Tania Smith, Kate Shaw and Alice Wormald.

Exhibition text:

"The artists interrogate contemporary life, exploring the fracture, chaos and dislocation that arises in the human condition and in a world which is imbued with flux and change. The experience of dizziness and a loss of perspective are explored within a world that is gripped by an acceleration of time and pace.

Presenting sculptural works, painting, neon, collage, drawing and video, the artists disrupt the ordinariness that can pervade life, building new narratives of human experience. By conveying feelings of anxiety and humour, or by using absurd gestures, the artists in Vertigo attempt to make sense of the world around them, with dizzying effects." 

For more information and to view the catalogue, go click here.

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Justine Khamara,  Vertical Alliteration #1,  UV print, laser-cut plywood, MDF board, 2013. 

Justine Khamara, Vertical Alliteration #1, UV print, laser-cut plywood, MDF board, 2013. 

JUSTINE KHAMARA’S photo sculptural works (that recently featured in her exhibition ‘Reconstructure’ at ARC ONE Gallery) have sparked an online buzz. 

To read these articles click here and here.

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Justine Khamara,  orbital spin trick , UV print on laser-cut plywood, 50cm diameter approx.

Justine Khamara, orbital spin trick, UV print on laser-cut plywood, 50cm diameter approx.

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Reconstructure | ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne, 27 August - 28 September.

With calm precision, photo-sculptural artist Justine Khamara sliced up the photographic faces of   her   nearest  and dearest.  She then reconfigured them – a  psychological and physical manipulation – to create the photo-sculptural works of her  upcoming exhibition, Reconstructure.

Justine Khamara’s practice continues to focus on the material, plastic qualities of photography and to push the boundaries of photo-sculpture.  In Reconstructure, Khamara moves forward within the process of  photographic replication  and  repetition, presenting work with an increased mathematical, rational and abstracted sensibility.  

The photographic imagery of 'Reconstructure' retains a fragmented presence, central to Khamara’s practice, whilst escalating in psychological intensity.  This calm intensity, combined with  Khamara’s particular focus on colour, line, form and structure, imbues Reconstructure with a contained sense of movement – an explosion held in check. 

- Annabel Holt, August 2013 

Justine Khamara lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. Solo exhibitions include: now I am a radiant people, ARC ONE Gallery (2011); Erysichthon’s Ball, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2010); How Excellently We Did-diddly-do-do Do It, Heide Museum of Modern Art (2007).  Group exhibitions include: Northern Lights, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre (2013); Contemporary Australia: Women, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2012); Double Vision, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Langwarrin (2011); Present Tense: An imagined grammar of portraiture in the digital age, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra (2010); The Edge of the Universe, Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria; New 09, ACCA Melbourne (2009); Primavera 07, MCA Sydney (2007).  In 2003 Khamara graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) from the Victorian College of the Arts.

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JUSTINE KHAMARA is featured in the latest issue AUSTRALIAN ART COLLECTOR magazine in the What Now? section, July - Sept issue, p. 89.

Khamara talks about her work Orbital Spin Trick (pictured above), her forthcoming show at ARC ONE starting at the end of August, her influences and inspirations. 

Find more information in this issue or online.

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JUSTINE KHAMARA is one of the artists to be announced to exhibit in the Gallery of Modern Art’s (GOMA) upcoming Contemporary Australia: Women exhibition which includes 33 artists and collectives to feature as part of the large scale exhibition opening on April 21.

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LYNDELL BROWN & CHARLES GREEN / CHERRY HOOD / JUSTINE KHAMARA

LYNDELL BROWN & CHARLES GREEN, CHERRY HOOD and JUSTINE KHAMARA's work will be included in Double Vision, 13 November - 5 February, 2012, at McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery.

Double Vision explores contemporary art with ideas of portraiture and the body as the focus.  Representing through a myriad of mediums what it is to be human, the exhibition charts its ways through encounters of the unexpected, psychological and humorous. This exhibition also looks at the captivating art of Realism and the intriquing exchanges that occur between painting, photography, digital image and sculpture.'

Opening Sunday 13 November, 3pm.

To be opened by Kelly Gellatly, Curator of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria 

JUSTINE KHAMARA / ROBERT OWEN / CATHERINE WOO / VANILA NETTO / DANI MARTI / IMANTS TILLERS / PETER DAVERINGTON / JASON WING

ARC ONE will be featuring the work of JUSTINE KHAMARA, ROBERT OWEN, CATHERINE WOO, VANILA NETTO, DANI MARTI, IMANTS TILLERS, PETER DAVERINGTON and JASON WING at the 2011 Korea International Art Fair.  The fair will go for four days from 22 - 26 September. ARC ONE will be at Stand No. A48.  

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JUSTINE KHAMARA has been invited to exhibit with the IPSWICH ART GALLERY in a group exhibition entitled Face in the Crowd: New Portraiture. The exhibition (10 September until 13 November 2011) explores the concept of individuality within a globalized context. 

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