February 25, 2008 - The Showroom - Bianca Hester: projectprojects
February 25, 2008

Bianca Hester: projectprojects

Bianca Hester
5 March – 13 April 2008


The Showroom is delighted to announce that it has invited Melbourne-based artist Bianca Hester to present her first solo show in London between March and April this year. In Australia, Hester is gaining a reputation for her collaborations and projects that collect activity around temporary structures, public situations and live events. Using a range of prosaic materials (such as plasticine, carpet and miscellaneous building supplies) she creates scattered installations of partial-objects and quasi-architectural constructions.

Hester has been in residence at The Showroom since January forming projectprojects, an evolving sculptural installation that has transformed the gallery into a base-camp for the generation and presentation of collaborations with a range of practitioners from Melbourne and London. projectprojects experiments with constructing situations that provide opportunities for the viewer to have a variety of different levels of engagement with the work. Hester approaches art as a ‘proliferating event’; a fragmentary, multi-layered and unfolding process that is context specific. For projectprojects she has plugged into the local knowledge and practices in Bethnal Green and as the project has developed, the installation has functioned as a setting for a series of events ranging from the planning of a raft to navigate Regent’s Canal to the recording of experimental performances on home-made musical instruments.

Bianca Hester is a founding member of CLUBSproject Inc, Melbourne, an artists initiated project and has shown in group projects at ACCA and Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne and MCA, Sydney. In addition she has been awarded a number of residencies and prizes across Australasia. For more information see www.biancahester.net

As part of projectprojects a special weekend of activities has been planned for 15 and 16 March, including a panel discussion, plus an event culminating at Laburnum Boat Club. For further information please contact Natasha Tebbs at The Showroom on 020 8983 4115 or by email at natasha@theshowroom.org

The Showroom is financially assisted by Arts Council England, Moose Foundation for the Arts and the many members of the gallery’s Friends Scheme. Bianca Hester’s commission is supported by Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Victoria. Bianca Hester would like to thank Olivia Barrett, Phillipe Ciompi, Ari Dyball, Ella Gibbs, Kris Kimpe, Daniel van Cleemput, Jude Walton and Paeces whose participation has formed
parts of projectprojects.

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