Rectilinear Julia Dunne Exhibition

Schoolhouse Studios presents:

rectilinear 

Julia Dunne Exhibition

Opening Event: Thursday 15th November, 6pm onwards at SHS 81 Rupert St, Collingwood

Exhibition dates:
15th – 20th November
Gallery open 9am – 3pm Monday to Friday or by appointment


have you ever found yourself

wondering
at the magnificent complexity of things.
staring deeply
into the bright light
of your screens
do you ever wonder
how it all fits together
staring into the abyss
trying to squint
past the illusions
do you ever wonder
what’s behind this
in those stolen moments
when the data flow slows
and you wake to find yourself waiting
do you ever wonder

what dimension is a rectangle?

Julia Dunne is a human who is curious about how people conduct themselves and why. For the past three years she has split her time between Tiggy Cafe in Collingwood – an experiment in culture, capital and co(mmunal) dependency – and an array of burgeoning experiments that could loosely be called An Art Practice. Rectilinear presents the culmination of these years of research and rumination.
Utilising things that we neglect to value (architectural forms / recording devices / projected images / unconscious actions) Julia scrutinises the subtle rules that govern us. Through interventions and installations she examines the rhythms of habit and habitat to find what is automatic, what is instinctive and, ultimately, to revel in anomalous moments. Julia is concerned with concepts of isolation and inclusion, and the delicate tension between respite and fear. She uses every facet of her work (and life) to investigate the individual within society and the structures that function to both restrain and comfort us.
Image credit: Safely, 2018, video still, Julia Dunne

Schoolhouse Studios acknowledges that it sits on the land of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge and pay our respect to the Wurundjeri People and Elders, both past, present and future who are the Traditional Custodians and First Peoples of the land on which we will meet. Sovereignty of Country was never ceded.