Jemima Wyman

Jemima Wyman Fume installation view with Billow 1 3 2021

Now Open Online: Jemima Wyman, Fume

09/09/2021

In early 2019, trails of smoke began seeping into Jemima Wyman’s photo collages. Although her work has always been about the aesthetics of global activism, the loaded symbolism of smoke in these works also signals bushfires and the Global climate crisis of recent times.

As Tim Riley Walsh notes, “As much as these collages acknowledge the troubled and complex air we breathe in the contemporary, they still foreground the importance of resistance against ongoing oppression."

This important exhibition can be experienced in our online viewing room including all the works, installation shots photographed in the gallery this week and essay by Tim Riley Walsh.

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01/07/2021

 

Taking risks is something that artists do every single day of their lives. For Lynda Draper, who creates impossibly large and elaborate sculptures from intricately woven strands of clay – risk seems ever present. A master ceramicist for over three decades, these brilliant works seem to teeter on the edge, defying the limits of the medium with each sculpture taller and more complex than the last. Up close, it is their interconnectedness that gives them their inherent strength, allowing Draper to dare risk taking them to ever greater heights.

Risk is also an inherent part of Michael Lindeman’s work – shining a light on the contemporary artworld and examining his own place within it. Even though he relies on humour to soften the blow, he doesn’t shy away from the big questions – questions about class, taste, and power that are confronting and, at times, uncomfortable. 


In this issue, we enter the ever-changing inner world of Yvette Coppersmith, who recently joined the S+S family; we preview Seth Birchall’s latest exhibition Health and Happiness, for the University of Sydney’s Verge Gallery – a stunning meditation on nature; we go home with Kirsten Coelho to learn a little more about her collecting habits; and travel, if only in these pages, to Downtown LA, to the studio of Jemima Wyman where she is busy chronicling images of smoke relating to protests for our September exhibition.
Last Word goes to Dr Paul Donnelly, on the University of Sydney’s exquisite, newly minted Chau Chak Wing Museum, and on their first exhibition Object/Art/ Specimen – which braves six complex themes with over 300 objects pulled from the three very different collections that now make up the new museum.

Risk has never been so clearly apparent in our lives. While we understand the necessary constraints required for the health and safety of all, we still feel the desire to live intently, deeply and connect with others. It’s a precarious balancing act, but one for which we can look to artists for inspiration.

 


Jemima Wyman

Jemima Wyman in 'Conflict in My Outlook'

21/08/2020

Conflict in My Outlook investigates the way the Internet mediates and shapes social relations and ideas. It highlights the erosion of boundaries between online and offline, public and private. It foregrounds the Internet as a source of both human connection and societal division, illuminating the precarious nature of reality in an era of fake news, post-truth politics, and echo chambers of disinformation.

Departing from the utopian ideals of early Internet culture to its current dystopian realities, Conflict in My Outlookexamines the power dynamics embedded into the networked technologies we use every day. It asks: what will become of our privacy in the context of data mining, Artificial Intelligence and weapons-grade surveillance capitalism? Are data rights human rights? Is there an alternative network?

Featuring Australian and international artists, this exhibition will unfold in two parts. Conflict in My Outlook_We Met Online is featured here, online, until 1 March 2022. The second part, Don’t Be Evil, will open ‘in real life’ at The University of Queensland (UQ) Art Museum on 30 July 2021.   

Artists: Zach Blas, Natalie Bookchin, Chicks on Speed, Xanthe Dobbie, Sean Dockray, Kate Geck , Elisa Giardina Papa, Matthew Griffin, Kenneth Macqueen, Daniel McKewen, Zach Blas and Jemima Wyman.

A newly commissioned series of critical provocations by thinkers from Australian and international universities will augment and expand on the exhibition’s discourses. Every few months, UQ Art Museum will deliver this fresh research, along with events and exhibition highlights, directly to your inbox via this site. To stay tuned, sign up to our mailing list or follow us on social media.

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06/09/2019

JEMIMA WYMAN
Violent Salt
Artspace Mackay
Until 24 November 2019

Jemima Wyman is featured in Violent Salt at FIELD Engineers Gallery, Artspace Mackay until November 24. Co-curated by Yhonnie Scarce and Claire Watson, the exhibition brings together contemporary artists from across Australia, representing diverse cultural heritage, to reflect on the experiences of the marginalised, the underrepresented and the silenced. The show discusses issues surrounding racism and discrimination against First Nations peoples and minority groups, as well as the lack of respect for, and desecration of culture and the natural environment. 
 
After Artspace Mackay, Violent Salt tours regionally in QLD, NSW, ACT and VIC until June 2021.

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INVITATION

13/08/2019

JEMIMA WYMAN
...like a siren it repeats
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
24 August – 23 September 2019

We invite you to join us at the opening for Jemima Wyman's upcoming exhibition, ...like a siren it repeatson Saturday 24 August 3–5pm, and artist talk from 4pm. 


In …like a siren it repeats, Jemima Wyman presents new collages that continue her investigation into visual resistance. Wyman’s work focuses on camouflage and surveillance and how it is manifested in protest and biology. In this exhibition, she explores aposematism - a form of camouflage in which an animal’s colour and pattern (often yellow and black) function as a siren to warn off predators. This new work draws from and contributes to her MAS-archive (begun in 2008) that catalogues the attire of masked protesters from around the world.

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INVITATION

01/02/2019

ANNUAL SUMMER GROUP SHOW
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
8 - 16 February 2019

Opening Friday, 8 February 2019, 6 - 8pm

To celebrate the first exhibition of our exciting 2019 program, join for the S+S Sydney Annual Summer Group Show next Friday, 8th February from 6pm.

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VISIT

07/12/2018

JEMIMA WYMAN
Testament: Robert Salzer Foundation Acquisitions
Ararat Gallery, Victoria
Until 3 March 2019

Jemima Wyman's Domestic Rage (detail), 2017, is included in Testament, an exhibition revealing the dynamic uptake of textiles in Australia's contemporary art practise. Building on the gallery's comprehensive collection of post-minimalist and craft-based textile fibre art from the 1970s and 1980s, these more recent acquisitions showcase new and unexpected approaches to the use of textiles as part of challenging the hierarchy of materials by contemporary artists.

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COMING UP IN GUANGZHOU

09/11/2018

JEMIMA WYMAN
Guangzhou Triennial
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
21 December 2018 - 10 March 2019

Jemima Wyman has been named as one of the 49 artists from 12 countries who will participate in the 6th Guangzhou Triennial, 'As We May Think: Feedforward'.

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ATTEND

09/11/2018

Craftivism, Dissident Objects & Subversive Forms
Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton
24 November 2018 - 17 February 2019

Craftivism, Dissident Objects & Subversive Forms presents the work of 18 contemporary Australian artists who utilise craft based materialities with a political intent/ Broadening our understanding of craft-making traditions, the artists in this exhibition subvert and extend these forms into the realm of activism and social change, reflecting on the world in which we live.

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ON VIEW IN LA

12/10/2018

JEMIMA WYMAN
At The Fray
Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles
3006 W 7TH ST STE 220 Los Angeles CA 90005

Until 3 November 2018

For At The Fray, Wyman develops a civilian psychological neo-camouflage for future conflicts, steeped in motifs and images selected from her ongoing MAS_archive of clothing and costuming of masked protestors from around the world. Wyman focuses on DIY painterly effects applied by street protestors to buildings, banners, signs, clothing, and masks - a multifaceted social text inscribed at the intersection of ad-hoc deployment and a peculiarly talismanic imagery meant to ward off evil.

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COMING UP

12/10/2018

Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms
Shepparton Art Museum
24 November 2018 - 17 February 2019

Featuring: Karen Black, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Hiromi Tango and Jemima Wyman

Craftivism presents the work of 18 contemporary Australian artists who utilise craft-based materials with a political intent. Broadening our understanding of craft-making traditions, the artists in this exhibition subvert and extend these forms into the realm of activism and social change, reflecting on the world in which we live. Drawing on a long historical lineage, the exhibition enables viewers to rethink craft in a new light.

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OPENING TOMORROW

17/08/2018

THE WAVES: a group exhibition upping at the shores of heteronormative sanctity
Curated by Kate Britton
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
18 August - 15 September 2018

Opening reception on Saturday, 18 August, 3 - 5pm
Curator talk in conversation with Diana Baker Smith from Barbara Cleveland and Thea Perkins at 4pm

Including artists: Karen Black, Ohni Blu, Polly Borland, Barbara Cleveland, Christine Dean, Joanna Lamb, Lindy Lee, eX de Medici, Sanné Mestrom, Judy Millar, Dawn Ng, Thea Perkins, Katy B. Plummer, Justine Youssef & Leila El Rayes, Hiromi Tango, Angela Tiatia and Jemima Wyman

The Waves borrows its title from Virginia Woolf's novel of the same name, in which many voices unite in a single narrative. This exhibition likewise unites many voices to tell a single yet multivalent story. This story is about what happens in a white cube occupied by women and non-binary voices, and why we should be listening.

The Waves brings a diverse group of artists into a conversation about feminism, bodies, access to and occupation of space, collective action and gestures of intersectionality. In making their work, each of these artists chip away at the walls and barriers that are thrown up by patriarchal systems, biological determinism, trans-exclusionary feminism, colonialism - the list goes on.

The feminist project has been characterised by waves, a lapping at the shores of heteronormative sanctity. The works presented from these artists engage with different aspects of this project: political, social and labour-based action; reclamation and celebration of diverse bodies and identities; intersectionality; and an emergent collective anger - #metoo.

In bringing together selected works from Sullivan+Strumpf's roster of artists with guest artists, The Waves establishes new lines of sight between the work of diverse women and non-binary people.

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UP NEXT

08/08/2018

THE WAVES
A group exhibition lapping at the shores of heteronormative sanctity
Curated by Kate Britton
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
18 August - 15 September 2018

Opening on Saturday, 18 August, 3-5pm
Curator talk in conversation with Diana Baker Smith from Barbara Cleveland at 4pm

Including artists: Karen Black, Ohni Blu, Polly Borland, Barbara Cleveland, Christine Dean, Joanna Lamb, Lindy Lee, eX de Medici, Sanné Mestrom, Judy Millar, Dawn Ng, Thea Perkins, Katy B. Plummer, Justine Youssef & Leila El Rayes, Hiromi Tango, Angela Tiatia and Jemima Wyman

The Waves borrows its title from Virginia Woolf's novel of the same name, in which many voices unite in a single narrative. This exhibition likewise unites many voices to tell a single yet multivalent story. This story is about what happens in a white cube occupied by women and non-binary voices, and why we should be listening.

The Waves brings a diverse group of artists into a conversation about feminism, bodies, access to and occupation of space, collective action and gestures of intersectionality. in making their work, each of these artists chip away at the walls and barriers that are thrown up by patriarchal systems, biological determinism, trans-exclusionary feminism, colonialism - the list goes on.

The feminist project has been characterised by waves, a lapping at the shores of heteronormative sanctity. The works presented from these artists engage with different aspects of this project: political, intersectionality; and an emergent collective anger - #metoo.

In bringing together work from Sullivan+Strumpf artists with invited artists, The Waves establishes new lines of sight between the work of diverse women and non-binary people.

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UP NEXT

15/07/2018

THE WAVES
Group Show Curated by Kate Britton
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
15 August - 18 September 2018

Including S+S artists Karen Black, Polly Borland, Joanna Lamb, Lindy Lee, eX de Medici, Sanné Mestrom, Judy Millar, Hiromi Tango, Dawn Ng, Angela Tiatia, Jemima Wyman, Barbara Cleveland with invited artists Ohni Blu, Christine Dean, Thea Perkins, Katy B. Plummer, Justine Youssef & Leila El Rayes.

The Waves borrows its title from Virginia Woolf’s novel of the same name, in which many voices unite in a single narrative. This exhibition likewise unites many voices to tell a single yet multivalent story. This story is about what happens in a white cube occupied by female, female-identifying and non-binary voices, and why we should be listening. 

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15/07/2018

JEMIMA WYMAN
Iconography of Revolt
City Gallery Wellington, Te Whare Toi, Wellington, New Zealand
28 July - 18 November 2018

Jemima Wyman is included in Iconography of Revolt, a group exhibition which considers the ways artists, filmmakers and designers have explored and contributed to the iconography of revolt. Jemima Wyman explores the rhetoric of camouflage and masks, via the Zapatistas and Anonymous. In their trademark balaclavas, Russian punk band Pussy Riot are whipped by Cossack militia at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics for singing 'Putin will teach you how to love the motherland'. Plus, there's a promotional video for the London fashion label Maharishi's Viet-Afghan Coalition' collection.

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FINAL DAY

23/02/2018

2018 GROUP SHOW

Until Saturday, 24 February 2018

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ATTEND

09/02/2018

2018 GROUP SHOW
10 - 24 February 2018
Opening tomorrow, 3 - 5pm
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney

Join us for the annual S+S Group Show in Sydney, offering a glimpse of our forthcoming 2018 exhibition programme and advance previews of exciting new works by S+S artists.

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COMING UP

04/07/2017

JEMIMA WYMAN
Material Politics
6 - 15 July
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

The exhibition Material Politics takes its point of departure from Recession Art and Other Strategies (1986), curated by artist and then IMA Director Peter Cripps. Material Politics reflects on a longstanding tendency in Australian contemporary art to work with an economy of means. It focuses on artists who use readily-available materials for more than economical reasons, to embed political perspectives.

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GO SEE

12/04/2017

RICHARD LEWER + RAMESH MARIO NITHIYENDRAN + JEMIMA WYMAN
The National: New Australia Art
Carriage works, Sydney
Until 25 June

Presenting the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art, curated across three of Sydney's premier cultural institutions.

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ON VIEW NOW

09/02/2017

2017
Group Exhibition
S+S Sydney
Until 18 Feb 2017

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COMING UP

24/01/2017

2017
Group Exhibition
4 - 21 Feb
Opens 4 Feb | 3-5 pm
Sullivan+Strumpf Sydney

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COMING UP

20/12/2016

RICHARD LEWER + RAMESH MARIO NITHIYENDRAN + JEMIMA WYMAN
The National: New Australian Art 2017
Opening on 30 March

Sydney's premier cultural institutions have announced artists to be included in The National, including Sullivan+Strumpf artists Richard Lewer, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and Jemima Wyman. Opening on 30 March 2017 and running simultaneously as a unified exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), The National 2017: New Australian Art is the first edition of a six-year initiative, presented in 2017, 2019 and 2021, exploring the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art.

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