House Show at Constance ARI


2-4 June 2017

Presented in a rental property between tenants, House Show invites artists to respond to the concept of “home”. House Show will be presented over one weekend in response to the transience of the rental market.

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Transfer at the Australian Centre for Photography


16 April - 15 May 2016

Rachael Ireland, Leila Jeffreys, Katrin Koenning, Deb Mansfield, Stacy Mehrfar, Kurt Sorensen, Jeroen Toirkens

While ‘Transfer’ alludes to the idea and action of moving, this exhibition focuses on the ambivalence of transitory processes and the complexities of existing in-between places.

Not solely perceived as a linear physical progression, Transferenvisages the undefined states and uncertain spaces that emanate from changing situations. Considering themes such as migration, nomadism and environmental changes, the exhibition questions the concepts of home and belonging in relation to our idea of place as an ultimate and definite prospect. Implicitly conceived in response to the ACP’s current state of transition, Transfer ultimately interrogates our abilities to adjust and locate ourselves within evolving contexts.

Assembling a diverse range of photographic forms by Katrin Koenning, Deb Mansfield, Jeroen Toirkens, Leila Jeffreys, Kurt Sorensen, Rachael Ireland and Stacy Mehrfar, Transfer proposes a kaleidoscope of images and emotions and evokes a rich visual experience of being in-between.

Transfer will be shown at the Australian Centre for Photography, 257 Oxford St Paddington.

Gallery opening times: 11am - 3pm, Wed-Sun

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Ellipse at GAFFA with Taryn Raffan


Rachael Ireland & Taryn Raffan

26 November - 7 December 2015

ellipse: a project between two points is a mapping of the rhythm and trajectory of conversations and creative exploration circulating between two people. Propelled by a searching spirit this project revolves around enquiry into binaries of substance, space and time. It is a philosophical and physical excavation into internal and external landscapes, and an encounter with the darkness and light that permeate these spaces.

Having both completed fine art studies in Newcastle, NSW Rachael Ireland (BFA hons) and Taryn Raffan (BFA) have developed an ongoing interest together discussing methods of art making and philosophies connected to place, structural and physical awareness. Ireland and Raffan have both undertaken residencies individually in remote locations visiting places such as Hill End, New South Wales; Bruny Island, Tasmania; Argentina and Upernavik, Greenland.

Ireland is currently completing a Masters of Art Therapy at Western Sydney University and Raffan is exploring further research in mineralogy and place consciousness. In August 2015 both artists traveled together to Lightning Ridge to combine practices and ideologies, ellipse: a project between two points will be a culmination of this shared experience.

Rachael Ireland & Taryn Raffan suborbital (still) 2015, moving image, projection and sound

Rachael Ireland & Taryn Raffan suborbital (still) 2015, moving image, projection and sound