“In its essence, ‘Cubby’ constitutes an ambiguous realm, inextricably reliant on the unique experiences of each individual who enters its domain — a space that may offer solace to one and unease to another” - Kate Jones

“Everything takes place as though in an empty room, which is the primal scene of absence, the scene where one is present at one’s own absence, and there is therefore no danger of getting lost...” - Jean Baudrillard, Fragments

OIGÅLL PROJECTS are excited to present Cubby, an ongoing artistic project jointly conceived and executed by artists Kate Jones and Parker Lev Dupain. Cubby is a term referencing a small, snug place, especially an enclosed area for child’s play - a construction, a refuge, a space for limitless possibilities.

Emerging from a series of experiments, examinations, dreams and memory fragments, Cubby aims to punctuate the neutral parameters of the traditional gallery space, re contextualising it as a void that echoes and absorbs our individual, dispersed realities. This exploration of reality as a void, and the void as a vessel for experience, investigation and imagination, potently coalesces in the architecture of the exhibition — a multi-sensory space and experience incorporating diverse materials, and integrating performance, ceramics, video, images and scent.

For this iteration of Cubby, Jones and Lev Dupain centred the idea of constructing a container for experience that is open-sourced and hinges on collaboration and intervention, inviting a diverse range of artists to participate in building work and performance in response to the project’s guiding tenets. Collaborators include olfactory artist Clara Chanisheff.

With these intentions and with a mentality of continuity and malleability, Cubby ultimately aims to elicit a profound sense of childlike play and exploration, perforating the space with transcendent illusions and a feeling of ambiguity, an intentional blurring of the lines between reality and imagination that invite us to participate in discovering what exists in the liminal space between.


Words by Zachary Calleja







‘It was raining’

30cm x 26cm x 24cm
Terracotta, slips, glazes, brass

$2,300

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‘Pink singlet on’
66x34x3cm 

Terracotta, slips, glazes

$3,300

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‘Warm white flashed’
52x56x40cm

Terracotta, slips, glazes, brass

$3,200

SOLD


‘100 times stronger’

60x38x36cm 
 
Terracotta, slips, glazes

$3,200

SOLD

a wanted sign’

57x33x30cm 
Terracotta, slips, glazes

$3,200

SOLD

‘two days to get out’

26x36x32

Terracotta, slips, glazes, brass

$2,000

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‘in broad daylight’

13x50x34cm 
 
Terracotta, slips, glazes

$2,000

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‘I made blue shapes’
41x28x26cm
Terracotta, slips, glazes

$2,300


‘in the yards’
13x40x30cm 

Terracotta, slips, glazes

$1,800

SOLD



‘setting up camp’
19x38x32cm

Terracotta, slips, glazes

$2,000

‘shadow of candlesticks’
70x32x35

Terracotta, slips, glazes, brass

$4,000

SOLD


'in a petticoat slouching back’ 

39x28x22

Terracotta, slips, glazes,

$2,600

SOLD

‘Hekataea’

146x50x30cm
 
Terracotta, slips, glazes, gold, lead, resin

$14,000

‘lying on the kitchen table’

Dimensions various,
Terracotta, slips, glazes, brass

$1,200

‘Very confident.’

Dimensions various,

Terracotta, slips, glazes

$650

SOLD

‘make it pink’

Dimensions various,
Terracotta, slips, glazes

$650

‘into the palm of one hand’ 

Dimensions various,
Terracotta, slips, glazes, iron

$550


‘I gave birth to a tiny creature’ 

Dimensions various, indicative brick size
Porcelain

$1,000

SOLD

A series of porcelain chairs.

Dimensions various,
Porcelain

$350 each

‘I pulled two snakes off a woman’s face’

Dimensions various,
Terracotta, slips, glazes

$650

SOLD

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