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SHOTGUN 6: Mock Sun - Nadége Philippe-Janon

Mock sun
Nadege Philippe-Janon

Opening: 6pm Friday 8 September
Exhibition 9 - 24 September

'Mock suns—or sun dogs—are a perceptual phenomenon caused by the combination of sunlight, ice crystals and their refraction at the vantage point of the viewer. They are a natural accident whereby the viewer sees the Earth’s sun multiplied in a horizontal band across the sky—with a mock sun flanking the actual sun at either side. With the sun now in triplicate, one’s regular environment all of a sudden appears otherworldly—like a planet orbited by multiple moons.'
- excerpt from Shotgun 6 catalogue essay by Helen Hughes.


Since graduating from the Tasmanian College of Art in 2013 Nadège Philippe-Janon has been awarded numerous grants and residencies, most recently a Marie Edwards Traveling Scholarship to support self-directed research at the Citè international des arts, Paris, and an Asialink grant to undertake a residency in Hokkaido, Japan. Recent exhibitions include: Real Life Fantasies, curated by Patrice Sharkey, West Space (2017); New Alchemists, curated by Alicia King, touring - Salamanca Arts Centre, TAS; University of Queensland Museum, QLD; Devonport Regional Gallery, TAS; and, Flinders University City Gallery, SA (2017/18); Sound Traces, Tenjinyama Gallery, Japan (2016); The Disillusioned James Gillies, Electrona 7054 Festival, Town Hall Underground, TAS (2015); and, Hatched, National Graduate Art Show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA (2014).

Shotgun
Industry access, critical engagement, new work

Shotgun began in 2010 as the outcome of a public private collaboration between Contemporary Art Tasmania and Detached Cultural Organisation, a collaboration that has grown to now include the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona). Shotgun is a flexible exhibition and curatorial model that makes demands of its participants: artists, mentors, the Selection Committee and coordinators. This is because it sets out to reinvigorate the practice of select Tasmanian artists within an ever-changing art world. What Shotgun aims to do, and we think is successful in doing, is to challenge cotton-wool complacency and make meta-narratives personal so they have individual relevance to these artists.

During the project Philippe-Janon had opportunity for regular dialogue with Melbourne curator, writer and academic Helen Hughes. Shotgun 6 artists also spent time with visiting industry professionals: Dr Ashley Crawford, Tristian Koenig, Simon Pericich, Lisa Radford, Patrice Sharkey and the Shotgun curatorium: Michael Edwards, Kylie Johnson, Craig Judd and Jarrod Rawlins.

Shotgun is a partnership project between Contemporary Art Tasmania, Detached and Mona.

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Event starts
Friday 8 September, 2017
Event Ends
Sunday 24 September, 2017
Venue
Contemporary Art Tasmania
Venue Address
27 Tasma Street, North Hobart 7000
Location

Hobart, Hobart

Website
Contemporary Art Tasmania (opens in new window)
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