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We offer our respect to Elders both past and present of the Kulin Nation and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people

dudproject #1.1: failure works

Alison Ingamells
Annabelle Kingston
Channon Goodwin
Danielle Hakim
Hannah Smith
Jeremy Eaton
Jimmy Nuttall
Kiron Robinson
Lou Hubbard
Lyndal May Stewart
Madé Spencer-Castle
Nikos Pantazopoulos
Sam Fagan
Sanja Pahoki

Front Gallery
Middle Gallery
Side Gallery
23 Jul 2014–26 Jul 2014

To mark the launch of the dudlication for dudproject #1 DUDSPACE and dudprojects present dudproject #1.1: Failure Works.

dudproject #1.1: Failure Works is the beta (but probably not better) version of dudproject #1; a week-long exhibition showing those works that never worked, the unresolved, unfulfilled, unanswered and uncertain pieces that failed for a multitude of reason or just one (it was shit).

dudproject #1.1: Failure Works asks 14 DUD artists to resuscitate and resurrect that artistic thorn that’s been haunting them since high school, that sticky poo that they can’t get rid of and publicly show the piece they should have tossed out years ago.

Failure Works plays with the success of failure and the failure of success and asks the eternal DUD question: will the shit outshine the gold or is the shit actually the gold?
I couldn’t find room for my Oprah quote…

I don’t believe in failure.
Oprah Winfrey


Curated by DUDSPACE

  • Annabelle Kingston is a Filipinx-Australian artist and musician. In addition to her painting practice, Annabelle is one half of art/design duo Paradise Structures, makes experimental pop music under the name Waterfall Person, and co-runs a shop called Perfect Splash. Her recent solo shows include “Fart or Flight” and “Annabelle’s F*r*i*e*n*d”. Her painting "Waterfall (on tour with Mum)" is based on a true story.
  • Jeremy Eaton is an artist and writer based in Melbourne, Australia. Jeremy is currently taking part in the Gertrude Contemporary and ArtAND Australia Emerging Writers Program. He has exhibited in group shows at Bus ARI. TCB and the Lorne Sculpture Biennale. He has also undertaken a residency at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art and a solo project at West Space, Melbourne.
  • In absurdist assemblages of ready-mades and videos, Lou Hubbard combines existing and imagined personal narratives with artistic and literary references to confound expected associations among images and meaning. Hubbard exhibits across Australia and internationally and is represented by Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne. She teaches in the School of Art VCA.
  • Lyndal May Stewart is a Melbourne-based artist and curator. Stewart holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (2011) from the Victorian College of the Arts and is the Co-Director of DUDSPACE and a committee member of KINGS Artist Run.
  • Nikos Pantazopoulos lives and works in Melbourne, Australia and is a Lecturer in the Photography Studio in the School of Art – RMIT. Pantazopoulos currently holds Gertrude Contemporary studio and has undertaken solo projects at BUS ARI and West Space.

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