Sunday, December 13, 2009

WELCOME to the December exhibition of Alda’s Gallery and Project Space. Alda’s opened in October 2009 as a Gallery and Project Space to support the work of unrepresented artists in self directed solo or curated group shows and collaborative projects. Located within Alda’s Bar and Café the Gallery and Project Space aims to support contemporary art practices that are experimental and innovative in nature, providing meaningful opportunities to artists whilst bringing enriching experiences to new audiences, identifying Alda’s as a hub of creative activity in Perth City.


Tinkering with everyday materials and employing a DIY sensibility, Tanya Schultz and Clare Peake are working collaboratively for the first time. Their sculptural observations created from a process of exchange, are informed by ideas of exploration, invention and the infinite potential of materials.

CLARE PEAKE completed her Bachelor of Arts at Curtin University in 2006. Since graduating she has contributed to several significant curated group shows and has completed residencies both locally and interstate, most recently in 2008 at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA). Peake has also been involved in several artist run initiatives, including palmcourt, and the newly founded contemporary arts newspaper tête-à-tête (TAT), for which she also writes.

TANYA SCHULTZ graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Edith Cowan University in 2003 and has participated in significant curated shows such as An Ever Expanding Universe at PICA and New Works, New Faces at Perth Galleries. Schultz’s work is held by Edith Cowan University and King Edward Memorial Hospital Art Collection. In 2008 Schultz received the Qantas Foundation Encouragement of Contemporary Art Award as a part of her ongoing collaboration with artist Nicole Andrijevic known as Pip & Pop whom have exhibited nationally and internationally.


David Turley’s practice explores the re-presentation of found objects and materials, questioning ideas of belief, existence and mortality. Working with materials of personal and social histories, Turley creates constructions and installations, which act as personal and cultural anthropological memorials. Sympathy and the Sea is a series of new works examining ideas of existence and personal unrest as suggested through classic tales of the sea and their metaphorical depictions of life.

DAVID TURLEY graduated from RMIT in 2009 with a Masters in Art in Public Space after gaining a Bachelor of Arts from Edith Cowan University in 2004. Turley continues to exhibit consistently throughout Australia and recently held a solo show at First Site Gallery in Melbourne. Turley also completed a residency at the Bathurst Regional Gallery in NSW in 2008. Alongside his solo practice he has collaborated on performance/installation works for the past ten years with Korin Gath as d&k being awarded residencies nationally and internationally including an Australia Council studio residency in Tokyo, 2006. For more information please

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