Conversation and Book Launch: ‘Sphere 5-8’ by Justin Andrews and Jacqueline Stojanović

Sphere 1-4, 2022, artist book, each issue edition of 20, acrylic screen print and laser printed imagery on thermally bound Envir


Sun 02 Jun 1:30pm - 3:00pm


Free, no booking required


14 Lyttleton St, Castlemaine VIC 3450, Australia


Celebrate the launch of Sphere 5-8 with co-editors Justin Andrews and Jacqueline Stojanović in conversation at CAM. Sphere is an image archive project concerning itself with Abstraction. Sphere collects and presents material from the practices of those who employ modes of Abstraction in some way. With no editorial content, it is a graphic project, constituted only by the original submissions of its contributors.

As an archive, Sphere exists in two forms: as an online index of documented submissions, and as a printed and collated artist book. Sphere aims to bring an international community of artists and their work together into a shared space of experimentation and reflection. It engages with the notion of the archive as a collection of images based upon the present, recorded in printed form and combined into a historical index. Sphere was made possible by the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.

Chaired by CAM Director, Naomi Cass, this conversation with co-editors Justin Andrews and Jacqueline Stojanović will consider the notion of the archive and explore the way in which Sphere is an evolving project, mapping an artistic community with an aim include, expand, collect and re-present in perpetuity.

Presented by Castlemaine Art Museum
Located on Dja Dja Wurrung Country in the foothills of Liyanganyuk Banyul, Castlemaine Art Museum (CAM) is an art gallery and museum connecting people through art, history and ideas. CAM is a leading regional institution in the sphere of bold curation, bringing art and objects from the past and present into multilayered conversations, creating a dynamic, inclusive platform for new voices, community connections, reflections and ideas.

Justin Andrews Speaker

Justin Andrews is a professional artist who works with abstraction in the form of painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and sound. His visual and conceptual language references early 20th century avant-garde art movements such as Constructivism and Suprematism, but in doing so extends on their currency and ability to engage the viewer. Andrews sees his practice as part of an expanding network of contemporary artists. His ongoing commitment to communication allows him to contribute to the development of abstraction on an international level. Over a 20 year period, Andrews has held solo shows and participated in group exhibitions both locally and internationally. He also maintains a curatorial and independent publishing practice. He has work in institutional collections and regional museums. He lives and works in Castlemaine, Victoria. Justin is represented by Charles Nodrum Gallery in Naarm / Melbourne, Australia.

Jacqueline Stojanović Speaker

Jacqueline Stojanović is a multidisciplinary artist living and working on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the eastern Kulin Nation. She is an artist, weaver and educator who works with historic and contemporary textile processes. The impetus of Stojanović’s expanded practice is grafted to her belief in weaving as an ancient carrier of culture, with traditions of the handmade superseding geographical borders as tools for mapping. She continues the tradition of hand weaving within a contemporary framework to memorialise the cultural practice of her parents respective homelands in former-Yugoslavia and Vietnam. Her works borrow the vocabulary of Abstraction and assemble a host of materials from the industrial to the domestic, collaging time scapes, memories, translations, built environments, and folk traditions, to navigate shifts in collective social and material values.

Jacqueline has held group and solo exhibitions nationally and in Aotearoa New Zealand. Her works are held in public and private collections including The Justin Art House Museum, The Australian National University, along with a series of works made in collaboration with her mentor John Nixon, at the National Gallery of Victoria. Jacqueline currently teaches Woven Textile Design at RMIT University and Tapestry Workshops for new settlers at Foundation House in Naarm Melbourne, where she is based. Jacqueline is represented by Haydens in Naarm Melbourne, Australia.

Naomi Cass Speaker

Curator and writer, Naomi Cass is Director, Castlemaine Art Museum (CAM). On the cusp of her CAM appointment in 2019, she curated the exhibition Capital for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. Her most recent previous role was Director, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy 2004–2019.

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