Roxana Fuentes

It Came From Over There

Untitled by Helen Sheferaw, etching on Hahnemühle paper, 2015

Untitled by Helen Sheferaw, etching on Hahnemühle paper, 2015

With diverse backgrounds, including Colombian, Chilean, Ethiopian, Ghanaian and Gunditjmara, It Came From Over There presents a range of limited edition art prints exploring personal themes of cultural and spiritual identity. Etchings include a variety of inspirations including West African Adinkra symbols, illustrated Pentecostal bible excerpts and the deconstruction of memory.

Artists: María Peña, Helen Sheferaw, Roxana Fuentes, Julius Bright Sackey, and Shakara Montalto.


OPENING 6-8pm Friday 25 September

CURRENT 26 September – 3 October in the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015


The Ownership Project

Level 1, 110 Johnston St

Fitzroy, Wurundjeri Country


This exhibition was supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and the City of Yarra.

 

 

 

 

Crecimiento - Roxana Fuentes

Image:  Untitled,  Roxana Fuentes, reduction lino print on Magnani paper, 30 x 24cm    

Image: Untitled, Roxana Fuentes, reduction lino print on Magnani paper, 30 x 24cm

 

Crecimiento (Growth) will take the viewer on a metaphoric journey exploring growth and renewal that come from cross cultural navigations and the passage of time, delving into the artists spiritual ancestry, the first peoples of Chile. 

In Roxana Fuentesʼ first solo exhibition with The Ownership Project she explores the theme of personal growth and the cementing of power within self. Colourful and detailed prints and playful sculptures draw on the artistʼs own childhood, having spent much of her youth illustrating with pencils, pens and highlighters.

Opening: 6-8pm, Friday 20 March

Exhibition dates: 19 March - 4 April

This arts project was supported by the City of Yarra

Total Eclipse

Helen Sheferaw, About the Moon #2, monotype on Hahnemühle paper (2014)

TOTAL ECLIPSE OPENING IN MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL

Total Eclipse is an exhibition of new prints by TOP artists in residence. Working in relief and intaglio printmaking, these artists draw on lived experience, aesthetics and cultural memory spanning Colombia, Ethiopia, Chile, Iran, Gunditjmara Country, and cosmopolitan Melbourne more broadly.
Collectively the works range in material influences, from colonial architecture, timeworn neighbourhoods, flights of spirituality and fancy, and portraiture, to ancestral motif repertoires, etched still life, as well as the sounds and contours of the sun, moon and stars.
Compelling stories and individual sensibilities for texture, colour, and pattern. The works voice personal histories of movement and home, marking connections to place and to the interstitial emotional territories.
The Ownership Project is supported by the City of Yarra through the Creative Yarra triennial funding program.

Opening: 6pm Friday 19 September

Current: 19 September-5 October in Melbourne Fringe Festival

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Mothers & Ink launch – HRAFF

The Ownership Project will be launching the Mothers & Ink exhibition as part of the 2013 Human Rights Arts and Film Festival.

Join us in the gallery on Friday 17 May, 6 – 8pm to celebrate an exciting printmaking collaboration between The Ownership Project and women from the Horn of Africa community living in Carlton.

Artists: Nadia Ahmed, Almaz Desta, Yirgalem Frezghi, Roxana Fuentes, Khanya Ibrahim, Sarah Nega and Letay Tesfay.

Location: Level 1, 110 Johnston Street, Fitzroy. (Please note, the only access to the gallery is via stairs)

The exhibition will run 16 May – 2 June.

Partners: The Church of All Nations Community Support Program, the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, the RE Ross Trust.

Artist Khanya Ibrahim and Printmaker Shaun Duggan in the studio. Photography by Tamaryn Goodyear

Artist Khanya Ibrahim and Printmaker Shaun Duggan in the studio. Photography by Tamaryn Goodyear