LAST Collective

Artists

Beth Arnold

Melanie Irwin

Katie Lee

Clare Rae

Hanna Tai


Projects

LIGHT: The Second LAST Collective Show 2017
The First LAST Collective Show 2016


Stockroom

Print set (blue stamp) 2017

Print set (black stamp) 2016

Artists’ works 

Artists’ publications


About 

Light and Air and Space and Time (LAST) is an artist collective. Founding members Beth Arnold, Melanie Irwin, Katie Lee, Clare Rae and Hanna Tai have come together with shared affinities among their practices and a firm belief that independent artists don’t have to work alone.


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Melanie Irwin





Melanie Irwin, Action With Compass and Coordinates, 2019 
Performance with drawing implements/chalk-drawing installation, 2:00 hours
Milchhof Pavillon, Berlin, 19 July 2019
Performers: Melanie Irwin, Judith Förster, Pauline Payen.
Raumaneignung [Appropriating Space], curated by Conny Becker
Interiors to Being Festival
Photo: Kun Liang.


Melanie Irwin merges sculpture and drawing with performance art to explore the ways in which we construct and inhabit geometric space. Recent projects have incorporated oversized balloons, stretch textile membranes and modified metal frames. These envelopes and appendages are pieced together to generate strange amorphous entities that might be propped up on stilts, or wandering around a gallery space. In works that are variously seductive, absurd, comical, or pathetic, the human body’s capacity for elastic adaptability in response to demanding and constrictive circumstances is emphasized and celebrated.

Irwin completed her Masters of Fine Art by research at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne in 2013. She has exhibited and performed widely since 2006, including solo exhibitions at West Space (2015) and Heide Museum of Modern Art (2014). Group projects have included exhibitions in Warsaw and Rotterdam and residencies, performances and exhibitions in Berlin and Chengdu. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including ArtStart and New Work grants from the Australia Council, City of Melbourne Arts Project grants and an Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant, which supported her participation in the PICTURE BERLIN residency in 2013.

www.melanieirwin.com


Melanie Irwin, Action With Compass and Coordinates, 2019
Performance with drawing implements/chalk-drawing installation, 2:00 hours
Milchhof Pavillon, Berlin, 19 July 2019
Performers: Melanie Irwin, Judith Förster, Pauline Payen.
Raumaneignung [Appropriating Space], curated by Conny Becker
Interiors to Being Festival
Photo: Kun Liang.


Melanie Irwin, Action With Compass and Coordinates, 2019
Performance with drawing implements/chalk-drawing installation, 2:00 hours
Milchhof Pavillon, Berlin, 19 July 2019
Performers: Melanie Irwin, Judith Förster, Pauline Payen.
Raumaneignung [Appropriating Space], curated by Conny Becker
Interiors to Being Festival
Photo: Kun Liang.



Melanie Irwin, Action With Compass and Coordinates, 2019
Performance with drawing implements/chalk-drawing installation, 2:00 hours
Milchhof Pavillon, Berlin, 21 July 2019
Performers: Melanie Irwin, Judith Förster, Pauline Payen.
Raumaneignung [Appropriating Space], curated by Conny Becker
Interiors to Being Festival
Photo: Bill Berger.

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