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Ocular Lab Inc.

12 Apr 2012 - 05 May 2012, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Occular Lab Inc, West Brunswick. Photograph: Christian Capurro
Occular Lab Inc, West Brunswick. Photograph: Christian Capurro

Closing celebration and book launch:
Thursday 3 May, 5pm – 8pm

John Abbate, Damiano Bertoli, Sandra Bridie and Kendal McQuire, Julie Davies, Katherine Huang, Raafat Ishak, Sean Loughrey, Jon Luker and Megan Hansen-Knarhoi, Sally Mannall, Tom Nicholson, Louise Paramor, Kirsten Rann and Nick Devlin, Elvis Richardson, Alex Rizkalla, Bernhard Sachs.

Ocular Lab 2003-2010 was established as a site for experimental and alternative models of artistic representation and activity that encouraged the development of professional practice. 'The Lab' developed through discussions, relationships and professional activities, building on the histories of 'h' project (1997-1998) and Ocular Lab's past incarnation, Ocular Laboratory (2000 -2001), as well as numerous off-site projects and collaborations. However, it was principally through experimentation, discussion, participation and a strong notion of hosting-as-practice - manifested through regular dinner events as well as a strong element of artists' residencies at the Lab premises - that Ocular Lab created certain alternatives to mainstream opportunities.

The exhibition is also an opportunity to launchHostings: Ocular Lab Inc 2003-2010, published by Surpllus, a retrospective publication on Ocular Lab and its activities.

Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street
Southbank VIC 3006

Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 12pm - 5pm

Enquiries: +61 3 035 9400

Venue: Margaret Lawrence Gallery, 40 Dodds Street, Southbank, 3006