Floating Ground

8 Sep — 8 Oct 2016

Grace Anderson Adam John Cullen Alice McIntosh Joshua Petherick Marian Tubbs Isadora Vaughan

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Photo credit: Christo Crocker. ~


Opening Thursday 8 September 6-8pm Exhibition Friday 9 September – Saturday 8 October 2016

The Honeymoon Suite is pleased to announce the opening of Floating Ground on Thursday 8 September 2016. The exhibition is curated by Charlotte Cornish and includes work by six artists: Grace Anderson, Adam John Cullen, Alice McIntosh, Joshua Petherick, Marian Tubbs and Isadora Vaughan.


1. ‘From a critical perspective, the term ‘material’ describes not prime matter but substances that are always subject to change, be it through handling, interaction with their surroundings, or the dynamic life of chemical reactions.’

2. ‘What does it mean to give agency to the material, to follow the material and to act with the material?’

Floating Ground focuses on the practices of six artists who reuse or transform existing materials in their work. Within the process of artistic production, there are corporeal deliberations – thoughts, acts, gestures – that take place, alongside incidental occurrences that play out when one alters the physical or chemical properties of a material’s structure. This process has the potential to create a new object, connection, image or thing. The outcome holds an act of transformation and in this way is new, but at the same time, it carries history with it.


Grace Anderson completed a BFA Hons. at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2013. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Stay With Me, TCB Art inc, Melbourne, 2016; Feeling Material, co-curated by Benjamin Woods and C3 Projects, C3, Melbourne, 2015; self-titled, Punk Cafe, Brunswick, 2015; Inaugural opening show, Brunswick Sculpture Centre, Brunswick, 2015; Pleasureburger, curated by Lucina Lane and Matthew Linde, Elizabeth Studios, Kensington, 2014; Won’t Wear it for Long, C3, Melbourne, 2014.

Adam John Cullen completed a BFA at RMIT University in 2005 and BFA Hons. at Monash University in 2008. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Bapaume Street, Alaska Projects William Street, Sydney, 2016 (forthcoming); TCB Art Inc. board exchange, Aperto, Montpellier, 2016; Burnout, Alaska Projects, Sydney, 2015; Sydney Contemporary, Alaska Projects, Sydney, 2015; Settle, TCB Art Inc., Melbourne, 2014. Adam was a finalist for the 2015 Shepparton Art Museum Sidney Myer Ceramic Award and is currently a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary.

Alice McIntosh completed a BFA Hons. in Sculpture and Spatial Practice in 2013 and 2014 at the Victorian College of the Arts. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Place to be, co-curated by Space space gallery and Alice McIntosh, Brunswick Sculpture Centre and Liberty Petrol Station, Melbourne, 2016; To Wound The Autumal City, curated by Liam Osborne, Punk Cafe, Brunswick, 2016; Sundries, with Lorilee Yang, TCB Art Inc., Melbourne, 2016; Flake Presents, curated by Kate Meakin, Brunswick Sculpture Centre, Melbourne, 2015; First Thought Best Thought, Space space gallery, Tokyo, 2015. Alice is co-designer of clothing label SISTER.

Joshua Petherick lives and works in Melbourne. Recent solo exhibitions include Ditch Presences, Minerva, Sydney, 2016; Curfew, Flake, Melbourne, 2015; Heel in The Hedge, Robert Held Gallery, Wellington, 2015; Cusp and Cornice, CCP (Centre for Contemporary Photography), Melbourne, 2014. Recent group exhibitions include TarraWarra Biennial 2016: Endless Circulation, TarraWarra Museum of Art; Centre for Style’s Dress Rehearsal, 9th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2016; Lurid Beauty: Australian Surrealism and its Echoes, The Ian Potter Centre, Melbourne, 2015; Pestilent Unground; Epidemic Openness, STATION, Melbourne; Technologism, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2015; and curatorial project Habitat (with World Food Books), Minerva, Sydney. Joshua is represented by Minerva, Sydney; Robert Heald, Wellington, and Croy Nielsen, Vienna, and is co-founder of World Food Books, Melbourne.

Marian Tubbs completed a BFA Honours, RMIT University, Melbourne in 2005, MFA Art and Design, UNSW, Sydney in 2010 and PhD, Art and Design, UNSW, Sydney in 2014. Selected solo and two person exhibitions include Contemporary Monsters, Minerva, Sydney, 2016; transmission detox, Inaugural Online Commission, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2015;riven, Station, Melbourne, 2015. Selected group exhibitions include Abstract Sex*, curated by Dana Kopel with Juliette Bonneviot, Jesse Darling, Dorota Gaweda, Egle Kulbokaite, Bard CCS Hassel Museum, Annadale-On-Hudson, NY, 2016;Pleasure and Reality, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2015. Marian is represented by Minerva, Sydney; Station, Melbourne and ltd los angeles, Los Angeles.

Isadora Vaughan completed a BFA Hons at Victorian College for the Arts in 2013. Recent solo and group exhibitions includeCunjevoi, Station, Melbourne, 2016; Gong Bath Mountain at Wellness and Wild, curated by Clementine Edwards, Brunswick Sculpture Centre, Brunswick, 2016; Drawing, curated by Charlie Sofo, Artery Studios, Northcote, 2015; Feeling Material, curated by Benjamin Woods, C3, Melbourne, 2015; Slatey Clevage, Chapter House Lane, Melbourne, 2015; The Material Turn, curated by Rebecca Coates, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne.


The Honeymoon Suite is a non-profit gallery with adjoining artist studios. If you would like to support the project please visit the gallery’s fundraising page with the Australian Cultural Fund.


Image: Adam John Cullen, five shows deep (detail), 2016.


1. Petra Lange-Berndt, Introduction//How to Be Complicit with Materials in Materiality, co-published by White Chapel and MIT Press, 2015, 11.