Michelle Ussher, Amaurots Mirror, 2012, oil on linen, porcelain, felt, steel. Adelaide Biennial 2012, Adelaide, Australia

Erica Seccombe, Ocularanagluphos , 2011, anaglyph print on paper, 220cm x 220cm. Pop on your red/blue glasses for the full 3D effect. Printed at the ANU Inkjet print facility.  

Lyndall Phelps, An Economic Fable, 2012, cardboard egg trays, acrylic paint, plastic eggs, diamantes. Photo: Peter Mennim


Time & Vision Exhibition

20 October - 11 November  2012

New work from Australian artists in London  


This October, Bargehouse on London’s South Bank will play host to Time & Vision, an exhibition featuring work by 15 Australian artists who have participated in residencies in the UK’s capital over the last 20 years. Many of the artists will be premiering work at the show which will include film, photography, sculpture, painting, performance, installations and site-specific work. 

London is a truly international city and this is reflected in the spread of artists living, studying and working here. Australian artists have contributed to this rich diversity through showing with London galleries, collaborating with London-based artists and in some cases moving their practice to London. Time & Vision seeks to reflect this fluid new reality by providing an opportunity to showcase Australian talent that is operating successfully beyond it.

Time & Vision private view with Tom Polo's work.  Photos by Hydar Dewachi.

Time & Vision private view with Michelle Ussher's work.  Photos by Hydar Dewachi.

Time & Vision private view with Michelle Ussher's work.  Photos by Hydar Dewachi.

New work includes: Paul Knight’s large-scale photographic pieces, a site-specific sculpture inspired by the building’s former use as a manufacturer of egg products by Lyndall Phelps; an audience participation painting performance piece by Tom PoloSally Smart will be creating a new wall piece; a performative video by Daniel von Sturmer; and a site-specific installation that incorporates ceramic sculptures and paintings by Michelle Ussher. Artists recreating, showing recent work or exhibiting works in London for the first time are Daniel Crooks, Nicole Ellis, Patrick Hartigan, Jaki Middleton & David Lawrey, Vanilla Netto, Helen Pynor, Erica Seccombe, Renee So and Kathy Temin.

Since 1987, 70 Australian artists have benefited from three-month long residencies in London and this milestone is being celebrated through the project Time & Vision, funded by the Australia Council for the Arts and supported by the Australian High Commission in London.

Time & Vision is curated by Paul Bayley (UK) and highlights the talent, range and vitality of contemporary Australian visual artists and their contribution to contemporary visual culture in London. The project comprises a major publication documenting all 70 of the artists who have participated in the residencies, the exhibition of 15 artists’ work, a film by artist Liam Benson and an ongoing online platform curated by artist Caroline Kha: http://timeandvision.vaaus.co.uk  

The benefit of London residencies for Australian artists cannot be overstated - not only for individual artistic inspiration and career development but also for opening pathways of international communication, cultural co-operation, understanding and exchange for both nations. Time & Vision is a major public project which acknowledges and celebrates the value of these residencies and the achievement of the artists. 

Open Daily

11 am- 6pm, Free admission

Curator-led events: 21st October 2012

Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, 

Bargehouse Street, London, SE1 9PH  


Lea O'Loughlin

Lea O'Loughlin


About Lea O'Loughlin

Lea O'Loughlin manages Acme Studios’ International Agency Programme, co-ordinating and facilitating international artist residencies in London on behalf of various international governments, agencies and foundations. Lea works with international artists and liaises with governments and foundations to maximise their investment in London cultural residencies. A vital part of this role is to build strong and sustainable relationships between residency funders, visiting artists and a wide cross-section of communities both within and beyond the cultural sphere.

During 2012 she has coordinated celebrations and a publication for the 25th Anniversary of Acme Studios International Residencies Programme and is project manager of Time & Vision; a four part project consisting of a publication, exhibition, film and online platform celebrating 20 years of Australia Council for the Arts London residencies.

Lea is an experienced arts manager who has extensive experience working with contemporary artists and developing projects both in the UK and overseas including lecturing, writing, curatorial, arts management, mentoring and consultancy work. She has previously worked as Studio Manager at the Florence Trust (UK), Exhibitions Manager at The Royal British Society of Sculptors (UK) and Curator at Adelaide Central Gallery (AUST).

A selection of organisations she has worked with includes: Adelaide Central Gallery, Westspace (AUST); MoMA (USA); Tate Britain and Tate Modern, Cubitt Artists, Gasworks, The London Contemporary Art Project, The Florence Trust, The Royal British Society of Sculptors, University of the Arts London, Acme Studios (UK). From 2008-10 she co-chaired the Advance London Arts Network with theatre producer Andrew Robb.

Lea holds an MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby's Institute of Art, London and a BA and a BA Hons (1st Class) in Visual Arts from The South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia.