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SANS DIRECTION

BADRA AJI (Indonesia) Exhibition: 20 September - October 7, 2017 The artist (Badra Aji) recounts his failure to navigate through a sense of displacement. As he returns to the city where he lived for sixteen years, he realises that it isn’t homesickness he feels. One could not possibly feel homesick before ‘home’ is properly located. As he continues [...]

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PISSING

SANJA PAHOKI Exhibition: 20 September - October 7, 2017 This exhibition is about pissing. It was conceived in response to the smell of urine in the alleyways of Melbourne. TCB Art Inc. is located in such a place. The downstairs entrance to the gallery sometimes reeks of piss, especially in summer in the stinking heat. If art is a form [...]

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SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THERE AND THEN, I AM HERE

HEIDI HOLMES Exhibition: 30 August – September 16, 2017 Somewhere between there and then, I am here. I’ve been waiting for a very long time to get there and I will wait longer. Here doesn’t feel like there. I can feel there from here. Then, I thought about there. Here, I thought about there. When [...]

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THE MOMENT I UNDERSTAND AN IDEA ITS MINE

SIMON MCGLINN Exhibition: 30 August – September 16, 2017 As free as an artist. I am regularly misguided to what I hold is mine and what could be someone else’s. It seems as though taking an action of sorts begins with a permission that is either known or is not known to you. ‘The moment [...]

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Fishes of Australia (2016 – 17)

KARA BALDWIN Exhibition: 9 August – August 26, 2017 Fishes of Australia is a large scale pictorial list of tropical fish considered commercially important to Australia. Both a tongue and cheek jab at the decorative imagery portrayed in fish and chipperys nationwide, and a question of capitalist venture; how fish become a currency in a [...]

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No Direction Home

STELLA CORKERY Exhibition: 9 August – August 26, 2017 Musical waves float in the sky. A song of summer cones and gold tops. A letter to a friend is scrawled into my thoughts. Jitters fly. The remnants swarm in the base of a bag, suffocated by heat, dust, driving. Wading through the thick pile of [...]

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A WOMAN ALONE

JESSICA MCEHINNEY Exhibition: 19 July – August 5, 2017 A Woman Alone features two new video works. A Woman Alone 1: reinterpretation of a monologue from the play A Woman Alone (1991) by Franca Rame and Dario Fo (WOMAN: “all on my own, full of bitter thoughts and bitter booze!”). Filmed on a constructed stage [...]

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A Steady Backbeat

LUCRECCIA QUINTANILLA Aus/El Salvador/US Exhibition: 28 June – July 15, 2017 “When I was a child I believed stars were tiny windows into light. Like a mantle, the night was pierced to let the light on the other side come through.” Banff Canada, 2017 This work was partly developed while I found myself in the [...]

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Stages

GEORGINA CUE Exhibition: 28 June – July 15, 2017 Georgina Cue’s new work reflects her ongoing interest in theatrical staging and narrative. Referencing Dada film, constructivist theatre and graffiti culture, Georgina Cue has used DIY materials such as cardboard and spray paint to create large-scale stages in a suburban garage. These theatrical sets then became [...]

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I CAN SEE RUSSIA FROM HERE

Gordon Bennett Eugene Carchesio Chris Carmody Sam Cranstoun Alex Hobba Peter Kennedy Nigel Lendon John Nixon Stuart Ringholt Meg Stoios Jemima Wyman Curated by Chelsea Hopper Exhibition: 7 June – June 24, 2017 I Can See Russia From Here includes the works of eleven Australian artists who reference, are influenced by, or engage a “Russian [...]

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Rhyming Stance

RAFAELLA MCDONALD Exhibition: 17 May – June 3, 2017 I am thinking about joy as something that lasts and something that fades like stained stoneware and hard boiled candy. My casual worker body holding onto a pair of pants. I remember things aren’t fixed, this is just a pause in the life span of the [...]

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870

JANET BURCHILL & JENNIFER MCCAMLEY Exhibition: 17 May – June 3, 2017 870 will present an ensemble of three works: a new wall drawing, the 2007 film screen painting Brutopia and the 24/7 Shield from 2015. The wall work is dedicated to the early political writings of Simone Weil. Weil was a singular 20th century [...]

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blank verse

AMY PARKER Exhibition: 26 April – May 13, 2017 Amy Parker is an artist living and working in Melbourne. Recent exhibitions include “A gift means a gap between two people,” Bus Projects and “You’ve Been Here Before” at Visual Bulk in Hobart, both with Ellen Fairbairn and Amber Wright, and “To wound an Autumnal City,” at Punk [...]

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All Arms

BRIAN FUATA Exhibition: 26 April – May 13, 2017   (email amended for glamour) April 10, 2017 “Dear LP My name is Brian Fuata. I’m a 38yr old, faggot, Samoan artist based in Sydney (originally from Brisbane) working in the improvisation of text and performance. I’m currently sick at the moment. Heaped in bed with [...]

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Jane’s Salvation (Paterson’s Curse)

THEA JONES   Exhibition: 5 April – April 22, 2017 Jane’s salvation and Paterson’s curse are both colloquial names for Echium plantagineum, an invasive species introduced to Australia in the 1800’s. It’s said that the seeds were introduced by Jane Paterson in an attempt to beautify her garden near Albury, NSW. The weed has now [...]

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Your Grace

ARCHIE MOORE Exhibition: 5 April – April 22, 2017 Etiquette is a set of rules that govern the expectations of social behaviour which also prescribes and restricts the ways in which people interact with each other depending on if your inside or outside that group or class of people. Etiquette is dependent on culture; what [...]

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Planned Obsolescence

LIAM OSBORNE  17.03.2017 – 01.04.2017 Life is planned obsolescence We play the games but don’t learn the lessons Cracks in the pavement let in water Building bridges out of bricks and mortar Liam Osborne (b.1991) is a Melbourne based artist. He graduated Fine Arts Honours from the Victorian College of the Arts 2016. He has [...]

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June For The Memory

A CONSTRUCTED WORLD 17.03.2017 – 01.04.2017 I’m Nobody! Who are you? Are you —Nobody —too? Then there’s a pair of us! Don’t tell! they’d banish us —you know! How dreary —to be —Somebody! How public —like a Frog— To tell your name —the livelong June— To an admiring Bog! Emily Dickinson It was on a [...]

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LOOSEN

TCB PERFORMANCE PROGRAM     – LOOSEN is a week-long program dedicated to development and presentation of performance based practices in Melbourne. From WEDNESDAY 8TH MARCH – SATURDAY 11TH MARCH TCB gallery will host an experimental day program and a curated night program: scroll down for compressed and expanded program information & event times ——————————————————————————GALLERY [...]

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Fart Or Flight

ANNABELLE KINGSTON 15.02.2017 – 03.04.2017   A new series of paintings and ceramics by annabelle. R T Sometimes you gotta make a decision, stick around for the smell or learn to fly?   Annabelle Kingston holds a BFA (Honours) from the Victorian College of The Arts, 2012. Her solo practice spans photography, painting, ceramics and comics. [...]

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Belly Flip

BRIGHID FITZGERALD   15.02.2017 – 04.03.2017   Hands knot string twist wire knead dough as Stomach digests a digesting world messaging the brain a metallic chain of butterfly nerve gravel churn In this room, between ingested and excreted, energy rearranges like the aluminium splinters in my thumb and what I make of a summer’s gut [...]

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Next Exit

APERTO COLLECTIVE, (Montpellier, FR) 25.01.2017 –  11.02. 2017 In 2016, the tcb board members exhibited at Aperto gallery in Montpellier as part of its on going exchange with artist run spaces internationally. In exchange, tcb art Inc. is proud to showcase Next Exit, an exhibition by Aperto Collective from Aperto Gallery, in Melbourne. Next Exit [...]

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Very Specific Feelings #1, 2016

SALOTE TAWALE 23.11.2016 – 10.12.2016 All of my works are self-performances, an expanded form of self-portraiture. These drawings are no different. Whilst on residency earlier this year at the Banff Centre in Canada, I began a body of work that explores ways to represent bodily responses to emotional experiences, through intuitive drawings, the works in [...]

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Honesty

MATTHEW GREAVES 16.11.2016  -  19.11.2016 “The idea that truth is concealed and even perverted by the processes that are meant to establish it makes excellent sense” —Paul Feyerabend In the former location of the Communist Party of Australia Offices (TCB Art Inc.), Matthew Greaves presents a three-day long exhibition project across both galleries. The new [...]

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Section

10.26.2016 – 12.11.2016 Tamsin Green The Yellow Wallpaper is a short gothic novel by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. In the story the protagonist is confined in a room and told she must rest. In the pattern of the paper she begins to imagine a hostile other: a doppelgänger who is also confined. The protagonist comes to [...]

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Chain of Mountains

10.26.2016 – 12.11.2016 Anoushka Akel (NZ), Courtesy of Hamish Mackay, Wellington Matt Arbuckle (MEL) Courtesy of Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland Richard Bryant (NZ), Courtesy of Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington Catherine Clayton-Smith (SYD), Courtesy of Alaska Projects, Sydney Sarah Gosling (CASTLEMAINE) Ian Jervis (NZ) Steven Rendall (MEL), Courtesy of Niagara Galleries, Melbourne Sarah Smuts-Kennedy (NZ), Courtesy [...]

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Hairdryer work

05.10.2016-22.10.2016 Taree Mackenzie A new live feed work that explores colour mixing with light.  Set against a red, green and blue backdrop, three black ping pong balls float atop the airstream of three hairdryers.  This action is fed live to three projectors which combine to create a choreography of coloured balls wavering and intersecting upon [...]

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