Oxford Art Factory kicks off new art series with Rosie Deacon

The highly acclaimed artist has set up shop at art space, The Cube.

Local artists Orson Heidrich and Jarryd Lynagh have teamed up to curate Signal at the Cube, a monthly series of installations at live music venue, Oxford Art Factory.

The electric duo (solemn expressions in the image below mask infectious conviviality) launched the first of its public programming on April 3.

Aiming for instant, eye-catching, visceral punch, it’s unsurprising the pair called on the playful artistry of the in-demand Rosie Deacon to kick-off its vision.

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Video: Orson Heidrich (edit)

It’s the second time Orson and Rosie have worked together this year. In January, they collaborated on an installation at Mona Foma, the festival by Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art.

To select material for the Cube, Orson and Jarryd visited Rosie’s Dulwich Hill studio and rummaged through her voluminous, kaleidoscopic archives. A collection of familiar and biomorphic shapes blend to form a surreal, comical realm.

Deacon grew up in regional communities such as Bathurst and Wagga Wagga. Looking for her 3 pet bunnies one day she discovered they’d been eaten by a snake. Nature is brutal.

Yep, he does have a name. Call him Platy-roo-tucker-bag.

And this is Snakaby.

Rosie’s work can be seen at Oxford Art Factory until 20 April. In May, she’s flying to Varberg, Sweden for her first international commission. At gallery Varbergs Konsthall, she’ll have 2 weeks to create her entire show Perfect Vacation from scratch on site. No pressure!

Jarryd Lynagh (left) and Orson Heidrich

Follow @signal____ for news on all the upcoming artists and opening parties at the Cube. Entry is free and everyone is welcome.

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Signal at the Cube is funded by a City of Sydney cultural grant. Sign-up to be the first to know when our grants are up for grabs.

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