Irene Rose invites you to 'Sinkhole' a collaborative exhibition by Jess Gall, Arini Byng & Rebecca Jensen.

'Sinkhole' is a participatory research project focusing on the terrain between expectations and outcomes of events within the gallery.


Opening: Wednesday the 18th of July 6-8pm
Exhibition dates: 19th of July - 28th of July
Opening hours: 12-5 Wednesday - Saturday


Sinkhole live performance Friday 27th of July 7:30pm - 8:30pm 

The gallery will be open normal hours (12:00pm - 5:00pm) on the Friday and open for the beginning of the performances at 7:30pm.

Participants TBA

Accompanied text by Zoe Theodore.



Jess Gall is an artist working in Naarm/Melbourne. Loosely based across performance, photography and sculpture, yet concerned with a process of its unlearning, her practice seeks to rupture how embodied movements and performed actions can exceed or fail scopes of photographic and sculptural frameworks.

Jess often works collaboratively and regularly performs under other artists. Her ongoing partnership with Si Ma Va under 'Play Centre' works alongside visual scores free from fixed limits, flirting with malapropisms to do with drawing conclusions. In 2017 she performed at the Hobiennale for Arini Byng's 'Before Taking Any Action.' 

Recent Exhibitions include 'we can't tread on ice for the rest of our lives' under Play Centre, for the 2017 Summer Studio Residency at BLINDSIDE, '(Jazz) Routine', performed at LOOSEN in conjunction with TCB, featuring heavy Metal farm Girl™ and Georgie Gifford and 'Sandra Punctuates' at BUS projects in 2016. Jess Completed her BFA in honours at RMIT University in 2016.


Rebecca Jensen is a New Zealand born choreographer and dancer, working in Melbourne. Her work includes SPAWN (Venice Biennalle Dance 2018), Explorer (Kier choreographic award 2016 Dancehouse, Carriageworks Sydney, Metro Arts Brisbane); Deep Sea Dances, (Dance Massive festival 2017, Artshouse). She has presented work at MPavillion, Gertrude Contemporary at Spring 1883, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Lucy Guerin’s Pieces for Small Spaces. 

Rebecca has been collaborating with Sarah Aiken for many years, together they have presented Underworld, (Darebin Arts Melbourne, Supercell Festival Brisabane 2017); OVERWORLD (Next Wave Festival 2014, Dance Massive Melbourne 2015); Airports (Five Walls projects Gallery, Footscray 2017). Sarah and Rebecca founded participatory performance Deep Soulful Sweats with Natalie Abbott in the winter solstice 2013. 

Performance history includes Jo Lloyd, Shelley Lasica, Lucy Guerin, Lilian Steiner, Amos Gerdhart, Atlanta Eke, Sandra Parker, Natalie Abbott, Nathan Gray, Balletlab, Aphids, Ben Speth, Rennie McDougall, Faye Driscoll (NY), Public Movement (Israel), Mårten Spångberg (Sweden), Zoe Scoglio, Liz Dunn, Lee Serle, Luke George and Brooke Stamp.
Rebecca was a recipient of DanceWEB Europe scholarship 2015, Next Wave Kickstart commission 2013, Australia Council Art Start, Ian Potter Cultural Trust travel grant and Motherboard Australia Korea cultural exchange. Rebecca is artist in residence at Phillip Adams Balletlab, Temperance Hall 2018.


Arini Byng works with the affective qualities of materials, gestures and settings - undertaking exercises in image, movement and form to negotiate political scenes. Byng (born 1987) holds a B. Fine Art from NAS and B. Fine Art (Honours) from VCA in 2013. Her work has been exhibited across Australia and internationally including c3 Contemporary Art Space, Hobiennale, Bus Projects, Slopes, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Perimeter Presents, ACCA, CCP, MoMA PS1 and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA; selected works published by Perimeter Editions, Higher Arc, Le Roy and Photofile; and with work held in publication collections of V&A, MoMA, Tate Modern, MONA and NLA. Byng lives and works in Naarm Melbourne on the unceded sovereign land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.

Special thanks to current participants involved including Louis Avolo, Madeline Russo, Si Ma Va, Danielle Reynolds, Jasmine Knox, Casilli Kirby, Megan Payne, Zoë Bastin, Tyson Campbell, Chi Tran, Rowan Oliver, Alice Heyward and more.


Irene Rose recognises that the gallery sits on stolen and occupied grounds. It acknowledges the rightful owners as the people of the Kulin Nations, and observes the legitimacy of their connection to place and community on these lands. Irene Rose pays its respects to their Elders; past and present.  


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