Opening Launch: Wednesday 16 October 3-3pm | Exhibition Dates: October 16 - November 2, 2019

Max Callaghan

Running into a Carpark Naked

We rarely speak honestly and specifically about mental illness and its treatment. Running into a Carpark Naked is a group of paintings and drawings that show and speak about personal memories from a 2 month period of time spent in an open ward, locked ward and seclusion room of a psychiatric hospital in South Australia, Five years ago. 

Max Callaghan is a visual artist from Adelaide. In 2017 he graduated with BVA Honours (First Class) from Adelaide Central School of Art and in 2018 he held his first solo exhibition at FELTspace in Adelaide. He is currently undertaking a 1-year studio residency at ACE Open in Adelaide.

Aylsa McHugh


Aylsa McHugh lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. In 2002 she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. Aylsa’s most recent practice sees her utilising collage, appropriating images found in magazines and books. She is particularly focussed in the multitude of ways environmental narratives inform and colour our individual and collective psyches. Aylsa's debut solo exhibition Persona is the result of her ongoing investigations into marrying seemingly heterogeneous subject matter to create new and divergent readings. She is interested in how the recontextualizing and combining of found imagery can convey the uncanny. Persona is a series of paired images of vintage hair models with sculptures from the modernist period which enact simultaneously unsettling and elegant juxtapositions. These assemblages are compelling and perverse, disjointed yet harmonious, a celebration of the arcane and strangely beautiful. Aylsa would like to respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which she is exhibiting, the Wurundjeri peoples of the Woi Wurrung language group. She would also like to acknowledge that the Wurundjeri people have never ceded these lands and have been caring for and living on Country, making and creating here, for many, many thousands of generations. She honours their Ancestors, Elders and next generations of community.

Ilona Nelson

Enjoy Your Rebirth

“As photographs give people an imaginary possession of a past that is unreal, they also help people to take possession of space in which they are insecure.” Susan Sontag.

Enjoy Your Rebirth invites you to find peace within your past and courage to step onwards. A solo exhibition by Ilona Nelson featuring performance, photography, film and installation, also included is The Worry Cloak made from anonymous worry donations.  Within the exhibition you are invited to gently place your hand on the cloak and energetically release your worries into it, the cloak will be burnt post show.