Failspace

Fail space is a project space that aims to initiate a critical discourse and presentation of contemporary craft and labour intensive art through a series of experimental and participatory exhibitions.
Failspace has inhabited in the Gaffa Gallery for six months now. We are happy and proud to be a part of this cultural hub.
It’s been an amazing journey showcasing fantastic interactive and experimental installations for the whole of six months. Failspace will be drawing to a close in next two weeks, and to celebrate the project space, there will be a closing party, or we like to think of it as a re-cap of fab moments, taking place at the Failspace gallery at Gaffa.
We’d love for you to join us there, between 6pm – 8pm on Thursday 28 June
Failspace Gallery GAFFA 281 Clarence Street Sydney CBD 2000

Failspace has inhabited in the Gaffa Gallery for six months now. We are happy and proud to be a part of this cultural hub.

It’s been an amazing journey showcasing fantastic interactive and experimental installations for the whole of six months. Failspace will be drawing to a close in next two weeks, and to celebrate the project space, there will be a closing party, or we like to think of it as a re-cap of fab moments, taking place at the Failspace gallery at Gaffa.

We’d love for you to join us there, between 6pm – 8pm on Thursday 28 June

Failspace Gallery GAFFA 281 Clarence Street Sydney CBD 2000



CLOSER

Presented by Failspace GAFFA
Exhibition opens 14th June 2012 from 6-8pm
Exhibition runs from 14th June to 26th June 2012

Su Yin Ng’s work explores the fragility of the human condition through men and women.  The works explore the vulnerable aspects of human relationships and the relationships we have with ourselves as human beings.  The artist is interested in depicting the fragile and delicate nature of people in mundane everyday situations.  Desire is something that remains a strong theme in Ng’s work, and the consequences that come with it are themes she enjoy exploring.  Colour and surface area play an important part in helping to depict the expressive nature of Ng’s work.  


Su Yin Ng was born in 1985, Sydney Australia and completed a diploma in fine arts in Sydney in 2004 and a degree in film and digital arts in 2007.  Since 2007, she has exhibited in a number of group exhibitions at TAP gallery, she went on to exhibit internationally at London’s Brick Lane Gallery in 2010 for a group exhibition called Art in Mind.   Since then, she has entered numerous group exhibitions with TAP gallery and entered art prizes within the Sydney area.  

CLOSER


Presented by Failspace GAFFA

Exhibition opens 14th June 2012 from 6-8pm

Exhibition runs from 14th June to 26th June 2012


Su Yin Ng’s work explores the fragility of the human condition through men and women.  The works explore the vulnerable aspects of human relationships and the relationships we have with ourselves as human beings.  The artist is interested in depicting the fragile and delicate nature of people in mundane everyday situations.  Desire is something that remains a strong theme in Ng’s work, and the consequences that come with it are themes she enjoy exploring.  Colour and surface area play an important part in helping to depict the expressive nature of Ng’s work.  


Su Yin Ng was born in 1985, Sydney Australia and completed a diploma in fine arts in Sydney in 2004 and a degree in film and digital arts in 2007.  Since 2007, she has exhibited in a number of group exhibitions at TAP gallery, she went on to exhibit internationally at London’s Brick Lane Gallery in 2010 for a group exhibition called Art in Mind.   Since then, she has entered numerous group exhibitions with TAP gallery and entered art prizes within the Sydney area.  

Failspace GAFFA and Benja Harney from Paperform will be in the gallery hosting a artist talk and mini workshop, teaching you a trick or two about his paper practice this Saturday.CRAFTIVITY OPEN DAY 9th June from 12pm – 2pmSnacks providedPaperform @ Failspace exhibitionExhibition pens on Thursday 31st May 2012 from 6-8pmExhibition opens from 31st May – 12 JuneBenja Harney from Paperform is a self-taught Paper Engineer living and working in Sydney, Australia. Through his business, Paperform, he have been dedicated to engineering high-end pop-up books and crisp paper constructions professionally for 6 years now spanning a variety of applications: fine art, advertising, magazine illustration, fashion and packaging. Paper is such a humble medium to work with. It inspires and challenges the artist every time he sit down at hiscutting mat. Paperform strive for creativity and perfection in every project it undertake.

Failspace GAFFA and Benja Harney from Paperform will be in the gallery hosting a artist talk and mini workshop, teaching you a trick or two about his paper practice this Saturday.

CRAFTIVITY OPEN DAY 
9th June from 12pm – 2pm
Snacks provided

Paperform @ Failspace exhibition
Exhibition pens on Thursday 31st May 2012 from 6-8pm
Exhibition opens from 31st May – 12 June

Benja Harney from Paperform is a self-taught Paper Engineer living and working in Sydney, Australia. Through his business, Paperform, he have been dedicated to engineering high-end pop-up books and crisp paper constructions professionally for 6 years now spanning a variety of applications: fine art, advertising, magazine illustration, fashion and packaging. Paper is such a humble medium to work with. It inspires and challenges the artist every time he sit down at hiscutting mat. Paperform strive for creativity and perfection in every project it undertake.

Exhibition pens on Thursday 31st May 2012 from 6-8pmExhibition opens from 31st May - 12 JuneCRAFTIVITY OPEN DAY on Saturday 9th June from 12-2pmBenja Harney from Paperform will be in the gallery hosting a mini workshop and teaching you a trick or two about his paper practice. This project aims to explore the interactions between art making and the public as viewer. Occupying the public gallery space for two weeks, Paperform works will be generated through experimentation and result in site-specific installations outside of the normal confines of studio space. Emphasis will be placed on Paprform’s creative processes, with a particular focus on the related links between practice, practitioner and the public.

Exhibition pens on Thursday 31st May 2012 from 6-8pm
Exhibition opens from 31st May - 12 June

CRAFTIVITY OPEN DAY on Saturday 9th June from 12-2pm
Benja Harney from Paperform will be in the gallery hosting a mini workshop and teaching you a trick or two about his paper practice. 

This project aims to explore the interactions between art making and the public as viewer. Occupying the public gallery space for two weeks, Paperform works will be generated through experimentation and result in site-specific installations outside of the normal confines of studio space. Emphasis will be placed on Paprform’s creative processes, with a particular focus on the related links between practice, practitioner and the public.

FAILSPACE IN MAY


LOST


by Twotinkabout



May 3 – 16


Exhibition opening Thursday, May 3 from 6-8pm

Given the increasing awareness of the potential impacts of climate change and resource stress, future cities will face the challenge of survival. As in the past, humans will simply adapt out of necessity and move to where there are more abundant resources. But how will the ways in which we live change? How will the places in which we live alter? Will cities, as we currently know them, still exist? “LOST” is a typographic experiment that explores the ontological relationships between the function of language, the human body as the relational object and possible modes of urban wayfinding in this impending ‘age of unsettlement’.

Baron Chau & Nancy Liang operate together as Twotinkabout on a scope of cross-disciplinary art and design projects that propose possible, parallel, fictional, or even undesirable future systems of acting and being with the world in crisis. Their shared practice explores drawing, writing, teaching, installation, graphic design, environments, textiles, and participatory art that conjure real or imag- ined tales of viable future forms through critical dialogue and site-responsive interventions that shift the social, cultural, geo-political and other acting forces.


EXPERIMENT


by Shan Shan & Helen Mok

May 18 – 29

Exhibition opening Thursday, May 18 from 6-8pm

The sweet sister group Shan Shan & Helen Mok will indulge your visual senses with their highly delicate jewellery pieces, filling the entire floor of Failspace gallery. Plenty of visual impacts. Shan Shan and Helen Mok they are sister both passionate about jewellery making. They graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) degree majoring in Object Art and Design from Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney.

Even though the sister group grow up in similar environment, the way they approach to their concept and technique in jewellery and object making are very difference. Shan Shan explores the materiality of rubber and plastic while Helen explores the concept of kinetic jewellery using precious metal. The exhibition will showcase Shan Shan and Helen most recent collaboration.

Initiative of Failspace; Curated by Iris SiYi Shen

Failspace presents: Surface Tension by Simon Wilde
Exhibition opening: 19 April 6pm - 8pmExhibition runs from 19 April - 2 MayFailspace Gaffa281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD, NSW 2000Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm Sat 11am - 5pmThis is an exhibition about the patterns which arise when steel meets ink and other water based media. The canvasses are sheets of industrial grade, milled steel. Instead of gesso, The use an angle grinder and drill-mounted wire brush to prepare the ground for ink and paint. Steel is dynamic. It starts to change as soon as it is exposed to the air. When participant apply water based media to it, the changes occur rapidly - sometimes while they are watching. Steel is non-porous, which means you can pour pigments directly onto it and mix them in situ. While the finished works arising out of this process are often stunning, there are also interesting things happening during their creation. Patterns arise of great beauty which unfortunately quickly dissolve. In this highly interactive exhibition, steel sheets will be laid out and the materials will be at hand for the audience to experiment. This way the audience will get the chance to see not only the finished pieces but also the chemical reactions and associated patterns which arise and pass away in the course of the process of creation.

Failspace presents: Surface Tension by Simon Wilde

Exhibition opening: 19 April 6pm - 8pm
Exhibition runs from 19 April - 2 May
Failspace Gaffa

281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD, NSW 2000

Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm Sat 11am - 5pm



This is an exhibition about the patterns which arise when steel meets ink and other water based media. The canvasses are sheets of industrial grade, milled steel. Instead of gesso, The use an angle grinder and drill-mounted wire brush to prepare the ground for ink and paint. Steel is dynamic. It starts to change as soon as it is exposed to the air. When participant apply water based media to it, the changes occur rapidly - sometimes while they are watching. Steel is non-porous, which means you can pour pigments directly onto it and mix them in situ. While the finished works arising out of this process are often stunning, there are also interesting things happening during their creation. Patterns arise of great beauty which unfortunately quickly dissolve. In this highly interactive exhibition, steel sheets will be laid out and the materials will be at hand for the audience to experiment. This way the audience will get the chance to see not only the finished pieces but also the chemical reactions and associated patterns which arise and pass away in the course of the process of creation.