Residency in Venice

So grateful to spend a month at the incredible Scuola Internazionale Di Graphica in Venice, discovering all things printmaking, with these rock star print makers from South Africa, India, America, France, Italy and China.

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SOLO EXHIBITION AT FELTspace

Here Be Dragons opens at FELTspace 1-18 November. 

Exploring new printmaking techniques during a recent international residency, Here Be Dragons borrows from the language of medieval cartographers to reference the unknown outer edges of life that, albeit treacherous, are worthy of inquiry.
 This installation reflects upon the overwhelming sorrows and riches of a life as it finds itself pushed into these uncharted spaces. As maker and explorer, I exploit the repetitive qualities of image and process to grow small collections as a strategy for resolution. An earnest search for meaning is activated through the accumulation and sorting of the puzzle pieces.
Clay, moulded by pressure of palms and fingers accepts into its own body the microscopic and emotional debris passed from the hands of its maker. Paired with an oceanic body of water, weight and depth collide to speak of the uncertainty of life's’  adventures.

Huge thanks to Adelaide Central School Of Art and their Graduate Support program for their generous grant.

Cassie Thring The Where, inkjet print on paper,2.8 m x 12.6  m, 2017

Cassie Thring The Where, inkjet print on paper,2.8 m x 12.6  m, 2017

Cassie Thring, Small Sorrows, (1 of 37) white clay, underglaze, dimensions variable, 2017

Cassie Thring, Small Sorrows, (1 of 37) white clay, underglaze, dimensions variable, 2017

Cassie Thring, Here Be Dragons, installation view, inkjet print on paper, white clay, underglaze, mirror, 2017

Cassie Thring, Here Be Dragons, installation view, inkjet print on paper, white clay, underglaze, mirror, 2017

Godwin Bradbeer Masterclass.

Drawing Theatre with Godwin Bradbeer

Drawing Theatre was a wonderful and rare opportunity to work with one of Australia’s most revered contemporary artists, Godwin Bradbeer.

Starting with an artist talk on Friday evening, titled The Aesthetics of the Flaw: A survey of the work of Godwin Bradbeer, this masterclass addressed perceptual, analytic and expressive drawing of the human subject.

A big thankyou to ACSA for this incredible experience.

Back to School

A Big thank you to the powers that be at Adelaide Central School of Art whom accepted my application for a sponsored place in the Objects and Invention Sculpture class run by Johnnie Dady and Roy Ananda.

ACSA has shown a real commitment to aiding in the professional development of their graduates and this one is much appreciated.

 

SALA 2016

I have 2 solo exhibitions opening for SALA 2016.

STILLED LIFE opens at Adelaide Central School of Art August 2-September 3.

The notion of the trophy as a symbol of achievement is well recognized. Taxidermy trophy heads provide a personal dilemma, evoking an enduring sadness rather than a sense of success. Paradoxically, the taxidermists' earnest and sensitive attempts to restore life to these creatures, further stills the animal. 

Combining early and current image making technologies as a starting point, I explore alternate views of these seemingly still lifes in paint, video, clay and photography.

 

 

 

cassie thring only black photograph on german etching paper in lighbox 40cm x 40cm

 

 

A QUIET CONVERSATION opens at One Small Room Elizabeth St Croydon July 28-August 28.

 

This exhibition focuses on the notion of words left unspoken and thoughts not shared; abstracted moments of potential. We live amoungst these whispered joys and despairs as they float through the universe, with no understanding of what we hear. Akin to the birdsong that fills the sky, this indecipherable chatter of life is pondered via small works in ceramic and paint.

 

 

cassie thring installation view of Telling you Everything 1 raku clay, underglaze, 40cm x 30cm x 30cm and A Quiet Conversation, oil on board, 30cm 20cm 2016.

 

 

WILD GOOSE CHASE fringe 2016 18th march-27th march

WILD GOOSE CHASE is the latest offering from Floating Goose Studios, and artist run initiative consisting of 16 emerging artists based in Carrington Street.

an experimental exhibition inspired by the popular children's game Chinese Whispers, WILD GOOSE CHASE operates as a metaphor for cumulative error.

primitive cassie thring 2016 58cm x 28cm x 8cm photograph on german etching paper, found objects.

primitive cassie thring 2016 58cm x 28cm x 8cm photograph on german etching paper, found objects.


FLOATING GOOSE STUDIOS www.floatinggoose.com.au

I am thrilled to have joined Floating Goose Studios, an artist run initiative based at 271 morphett st, adelaide.

 We're a non-for-profit incorporated association with an active involvement in the Adelaide art scene. We’re a dedicated group that aims to provide opportunities that promote and support emerging artists.

i am a goose.

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Helpmann Graduate Exhibition 2016

drill hall, torrens parade ground, victoria drive adelaide.

12th feb - 6th march 2016.

the trophy series (detail) photograph courtesy millie brown

the trophy series (detail) photograph courtesy millie brown

Helpmann Graduate Exhibition 2015

My work has been selected to exhibit in the 2016 Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition. The show is a part of the Adelaide Fringe and is the biggest event of the year for the Academy. It opens on the 12th of February until the 6th of March, 10:30am to 4:30pm daily.

The Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition is the landmark exhibition for graduates from South Australia’s tertiary art institutions. Work is selected from more than 150 graduating artists from UniSA’s School of Art, Architecture and Design, TAFE SA Adelaide College of the Arts and the Adelaide Central School of Art.  

 

I will exhibit alongside fellow ACSA graduates andrew clarke, edwina cooper, nancy downes, francois evangelista, jonathon george, susan hamilton, lisa losada, grace marlow, tara o'conal, michael schaefer, jane skeer, timmi tsapiliaris and luke wilcox.