c3 Contemporary Art Space Annual Fundraiser by Sanja Pahoki


3-11 December, 2016

Faux Studio curated by Jake Treacy

I have a neon artwork that is available for sale at c3 Annual Fundraiser. It would make a great Christmas gift. It can also be used as an environmentally friendly neon Christmas tree (see below). You can then pretend that you are having an all white christmas, if summer gets you down.

Help c3 to support artists.

Faux Studio will feature over 90 significant Australian artists, including: Aaron Christopher Rees, Ace-Ohio Wagstaff, Adam Stone, Adrian Stojkovic, Annabelle Kingston , Antonia Sellbach, Benjamin Woods, Betra Fraval, Brendan Huntley, Bryan Spier, Brigit Ryan, Chronox, Dana Harris, Dane Lovett, Danica Chappell, Darren Sylvester, Dell Stewart, Dylan Palmer, Eleanor Louise Butt, Emma Langridge, Emily Ferretti, Emily Floyd, Emily Raubenheimer, Eugene Howard, Gabriel Curtin, Georgina Cue, Grace Wood, HaHa, Hoang Tran, Ian Wells, Ingmar Apinis, Isobel Knowles + Van Sowerwine, Jake Treacy, James Voller, Jemila Macewan, Jessie Willow Tucker, Jia Jia Chen, Jon Butt, Justin Hinder, Kate Hill, Katie Paine, Kenny Pittock, Kathryne Genevieve Honey, Louise Blyton, Lucas Golding, Masato Takasaka, Matt Fairbridge, Matthew Harris, Melanie Upton, Meredith Turnbull, Miranda Skoczek, Natalie Ryan, N.A.J.Taylor, Neil Shurgold , Nicholas Ryrie, Nicola Page, Nina Gilbert, Olga Bennett, Oscar Yanez, OSW (Terri Bird, Bianca Hester + Scott Mitchell), Peter Atkins, Peter Fifer, Pia Murphy, Pip Ryan, Pippa Mackgill, Rachael Hooper, Rebecca Delange, Renee Cosgrave, Roma Turnbull-Coulter, Ross Coulter, Rudi Williams, Sally Ross, Samantha McCulloch, Sanja Pahoki, Sarah crowEST, Saskiah Doherty, Scarlett Rowe, Sherry McLane Alejos, Simon Attwooll, Simon Macewan, si ma va, Simon Pericich, Sophie Neate, Spencer Lai, Tai Snaith, Travis John, Vivian Cooper Smith, WTOA, Xanthe Waite, and Yvette Coppersmith.

'SPLASH' with Annabelle Kingston by Sanja Pahoki

at Lon Gallery, 21 Easey Street, Collingwood, VIC

LON Gallery is delighted to present Splash, a two person exhibition by Annabelle Kingston and Sanja Pahoki.

Please join us for the opening celebration on Wednesday June 22, from 6-8pm. 

The exhibition runs June 23 - July 16

Sanja appears courtesy of Sarah Scout Presents. 

Refreshments generously provided by Mountain Goat. 


Sanja on Splash:
How I see it. A young mermaid rescues a young Annabelle Kingston from drowning off the coast of Cape Schanck. Years later, Annabelle returns to the same location, and once again manages to fall into the sea, and is rescued once more by a mermaid (Annabelle isn't sure what she has seen and what she has imagined). 

Using maps from a sunken ship, the mermaid decides to search for Annabelle in Footscray, sprouting legs when her tail dries. On finding Annabelle, they fall in love, but the mermaid has a secret, which will no longer be a secret if she gets her legs wet.

Annabelle on Splash:
Why is Sanja always running away? Where is she going? Is she going anywhere? Did annabelle fall in love with a mermaid and not realize it? Do we all wish we were waterfalls? Do you ever look at other people's memories and pretend you were there too? 

Annabelle making paintings from Sanja's memories in Iceland but Sanja always keeps running away. 

Alana, Annabelle's Manager on Splash:
a perfect splash isn't a splash at all, if ur a competitive diver you want to slice through the water like a sharp knife on a soft peach, hardly leaving a ripple

bad splashes: when ur talking and you accidentally spit, when ur hesitant to go in the ocean and ur friend splashes you and it’s cold!

good splashes: just a splash of bubbly please, a splash of perfume, the waterfall at the end of a long thirsty walk, a splash of pepper, cool water on a hot day, this show lol

sanja used to be annabelle’s lecturer when she studied photography. 

now annabelle is having a painting show with sanja. maybe that’s a bit funny that it's a painting show not a photography show.

a perfect splash isn’t even a splash at all

Adam, Lon Gallery Manager on Splash:
No one wants to get wet in winter. Luckily despite the title, that’s not the case with Sanja Pahoki and Annabelle Kingston’s new show, Splash at LON Gallery. The pair are setting up for the most inviting ‘Splash’ Melbourne has to offer in June.

The gallery is delighted to present new works from Kingston, who will be responding to a series of photographs and videos Pahoki developed during a residency in Iceland and more recently when visiting the Walter Benjamin memorial in Spain. The directors are excited to be showing works by Sanja after her thought provoking and well-received show at Sarah Scout Presents this year. Annabelle will be returning to LON after her inclusion at the gallery’s inaugural show, Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are.  

The fans on Splash:  
wow great artwork! i love it! can’t get enough!!!
Ideas are a dime a dozen.

Documentation Images by Adam Stone

Support Materials, Soft Furnishings at RMIT Project Space by Sanja Pahoki

I have a video work in the 'Support Materials, Soft Furnishings' exhibition curated by Liang Luscombe and Lisa Radford. Until 24th March, 2016.

AS IF : Echoes from London PERFORMANCE by Sanja Pahoki

Makiko Yamamoto, Eric Demetriou and myself are performing London-based artist, Holly Ingleton's piece. It is on today (7th Nov) at Westspace, 5-6pm. 

AS IF: Echoes from London 

7th November, 5-6pm   
West Space - Level 1/225 Bourke Street, Melbourne 

The third AS IF Echoes event is held at West Space and features a performance by London based artist Holly Ingleton, developed from its original staging at Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridge. This event is curated and facilitated by Laura Castagnini and concludes the AS IF festival. 

For AS IF: Echoes from London, Holly Ingleton will present a new performance made in response to a box of Women’s Art Register ephemera that made its way to the archives of the Women's Art Library (WAL) at Goldsmiths College in London. In dialogue with Laura Castagnini, Holly Ingleton has been considering the metaphor and implication of the geographical relocation of materials from Australia to London, and how this might intersect with broader ideas of immigration, race, cultural cringe, colonial hangovers and forgotten histories. Holly's work examines social relations and processes as the medium, explored through sound and listening, such as in soundscape composition and field recording and through performative events that aim to materialise alternative modes of communication through participation. This second approach, more research-as-practice, is further reflected in projects like 'Her Noise: Feminisms and the Sonic' and 'Sound:Gender:Feminism:Activism' (SGFA). 

"our word is our bond" is a performance score collaboratively written by Ain Bailey, Johnny Pavlatos and Holly Ingleton derived from the "EEA:(PR) Application for a document certifying permanent residence or permanent residence card under the EEA (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 (‘the EEA Regulations’) Version 07/2015". "our word is our bond" was developed in conjunction with the Electra residency at the Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridge, UK. 

For all media and general enquiries Contact: AS IF Festival Producer - Sally Northfield - 0408 141 332 

COMING SOON: The Big East (BIGGERER): Saturday 4th October, 11:00am to 4:00pm by Sanja Pahoki

I will be showing new work at 'The Big East (BIGGERER). A ONE DAY event in the burbs. 

Participating people include: me, Sharon Goodwin, Amita Kirpalani, Simon Zoric, Ash Kilmartin, Jeremy Bakker, Eliza Dyball, Kiron Robinson, Paradise Structures, Sean Peoples and Lisa Radford.

Curated by Dr Kiron Robinson (Phd.)

More info:

the big east biggerer

Floorwork (World Championship Wrestling), Video, 2014