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Bringing our city streets and laneways to life

Gallery Flaneur on Gawler Place

What

An art gallery dedicated to Adelaide’s urban wanderers and explorers

Coined by the French, the Flaneur is a person who wanders the city with the only purpose of taking in its sights and sounds.  In modern day Adelaide we see it as rediscovering the city with fresh eyes it’s like being reacquainted with someone you once met at a party.

Tucked away on the edge of a laneway, this tiny gallery space will host exhibitions with some of Adelaide’s finest artists including street art, mural art and 3D works.  Whether you are a day or night Flaneur the gallery is open for your viewing pleasure 24/7.

Thank you to Commercial and General for providing access to the cabinet.

Exhibitions:

CURRENT

Empty Skeletons by Sair Bean
15 June - 1 July 2018

Gallery Flaneur - Sair Bean

Sair Bean’s minimalist approach goes through phases that are visually rich and complex before removing what's not essential or substantive. It's a process of evolution that can often be uncomfortable as it consists of elimination and letting go.

What’s left is raw, organic and empty lines. Bean’s obsession with the simplistic quality of line and non-identifiable figures starts to uncover her interest in Tibetan Buddhism.

Buddhist philosophy encourages humankind to see each other as ‘empty skeletons’; equal and non-deserving of discrimination. The message is then repeated, over and over again, in one’s mind everywhere you go. Until our self-cherishing and self-grasping attitudes dissipate, and what’s left is only compassion for others.  

With its distinctive single line drawings, Empty Skeletons, deconstructs complex imagery into two-dimensional minimalist art, focusing on what creates a human’s core identity. 

 

PAST

Petit Doit by Navian Iseut
5 - 21 January 2018

Ink and water colour on silver plated cufflink trays sealed with crystal lacquer and glass domes 16mm & 20mm. Each unisex cufflink featured a unique hand drawn illustration. These wearable pieces of art represented ‘tiny needs’ to capture moments of mystery and enchantment and house them, encapsulated, to be taken on journeys through the everyday.

 

Mise en Abyme by Laura Lamington
25 January - 12 February 2018

You may be familiar with Laura's paste up work on Adelaide streets including furby's and space witches. She now presents her first art exhibition.

 

(IL)LEGAL by Jack Fran
16 February - 4 March 2018

Jack's installation will be a collaboration with adelaide graffiti writers showing the beautiful in graffiti. "The intent is not to glorify graffiti, although it will not be harsh or crass as graffiti is often depicted, but elegant and beautiful." Jack Fran 2018.

 

Ray Harris
9 - 25 March 2018

 

The House of Dreams by Jackie Reichstein and Henley High School students
29 March - 28 April 2018

 

Under the Spirit Light by Sue Kneebone
4 - 20 May 2018

Under the Spirit Light is a homage to nineteenth century public houses around Adelaide now lost to time. A legal requirement for pubs and inns was for an outdoor light to be visible above the front door at night. The cat skull refers to the nocturnal landscapes of adjoining alley ways, pubs, stables and saddling yards where the less salubrious courted.

The display includes excerpts from newspapers highlighting the diverse functions and roles of pubs in the 1850 to 60s as places that hosted entertainment such as wax museums, offered accommodation for country gentlemen, or held coronial inquests.

Nick Macca
25 May - 10 June 2018

‘We Are Coming’ is about the separation between social groups. The outcasts of society will band together and will Storm the World. The term ‘alien’ originally is another word for a foreigner or someone different. But in modern day, we think of an ‘alien’ as an Extra-terrestrial life form, and this is where the invasion begins. The exhibition is a combination of art from the street and the powerful voice of an outcast.

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When

Until 1 July

Where

2 Gawler Place (facing Fisher Place)