Future Now - Presented by The Substation & VCA

Come and join us on Sunday the 16th of March @ 2pm to celebrate the opening of the touring exhibition featuring the next generation of contemporary artists from the VCA Honours program presented by  and the  with support from Arts Victoria.

Future Now, an annual award exhibition of Victorian College of the Arts honours graduates is now in its second year. These artists have stood on common ground, but found their own territory. Working across diverse media such as video, installation, sculpture, photography and performance, this eclectic selection goes hand in hand with The Substation’s topography, giving context to the first point of exposure before the exhibition goes on tour to several regional Victoria locations in 2013/14.

Exhibiting artists: Matthew Benjamin, Klara Fletcher, Jedder Jones, Annabelle Kingston, Georgie Mattingley, Virginia Overell, Hannah Raisin.

The Cowwarr Art Space will host the latest iteration of future now opening on the 16th of March continuing until the 5 May 2014.

Georgie Mattingley, White Anaesthesia 2012 (digital video still)

Georgie Mattingley, White Anaesthesia 2012 (digital video still)

Georgie Mattingley’s video works question the limits of people’s values as they ask the viewer to consider the ability of collaborative art practice to forge new visual spectacles. Her belief in art as a social language has led her into peculiar collaborations with local slaughter men, veterinary surgeons, rag-pickers and street beggars.

Hannah Raisin, Blowhole 2013 (digital video still)

Hannah Raisin, Blowhole 2013 (digital video still)

Using photography, video, installation and performance, the work of Hannah Raisin ‘engages situated bodily actions as a way to examine and interrupt projected cultural ideals.’ The video installation Blowhole (2013) will play with our ability to interprate what is animalistic and what is human expression.

Annabelle Kingston, Future Splash 2013 (detail)

Annabelle Kingston, Future Splash 2013 (detail)

For more details and images of the artists work go to the 

Exhibition Catalogue