Space is never empty, at Five Walls Projects, 8 – 23 November

Upcoming solo show Space is never empty, 8-23 November at Five Walls Projects, Level 1, upstairs at 119 Hopkins St, Footscray, 3011.

Opening 8th Nov, 6-9 p.m.

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Veronica Caven Aldous, Colour fields 5, 2019, 1 of 7, video, 26.09 minutes

My long-term interests lie in a non-representational diverse media practice that is situated in the expanded field of painting. My work at times plays with references to art history, particularly colour field painting, and connections I make between painting, light as a medium and spatial interventions. In my PhD research I found that almost all light artists had been non-representational painters previously and that there were deep links between movements such as Op Art and Kinetic art that led onto the use of light as a medium in art.

These concepts will be developed further at Five Walls Projects in several ways. After site visits and discussion I chose a video Colour fields 5, a still light box and a third sculptural triptych of screens that together set up a material play in the space and between the works that expand relationships between colour field painting and light as a medium. This show is about the relationships within the space of the works and the relationship between the three works and extended space. They extend material dialogues that I have set up in the past.

The video references both painting and light colour fields at the same time. It draws you in to view it and then immerses you in a field of colour. Its slowly changing fields of colour allow you to consider relationships in the same space.

On the night of ONIF/One Night In Footscray, Friday 22nd November from 5 to 10 p.m. there will be a subtle sound overlay of music for 10 minutes every hour and I will also be available for roaming discussion that night. The Due West Arts Festival is also running from 15th – 24th November.

I have called this show Space is never empty as an Acknowledgment of Country to the Traditional Land Owners in appreciation of the layers of meaning in this space where I am exhibiting. My artwork is also carbon offset.

For more information:

T: 0421706205
open: Wed-Sat 12-5pm


CARE: transforming values through art, ethics and feminism

Tomorrow I am presenting a Talking Circle event at:

All invited at 4 p.m. at the George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University. To attend the several days of events please register via this above link.

Let There be Light, Justin Art House Museum, until 27th November

My video work Agni: Psychedelic Surya, 2019, was exhibited on both the large projection wall in the theatre room downstairs and then on a screen in the upstairs gallery. On the screen we all found the colours stronger and more compelling…a lot more psychedelic. Many thanks again to Leah and Charles Justin for an always engaging and enjoyable time.

For more information on the JAHM upcoming program of exhibitions, talks, tours and events see:

IMG_8096.jpgAgni, Psychedelic Surya, 2019, 1 of 7, video, 26 mins


Charles Justin and myself in the upstairs gallery of JAHM in the Let There Be Light show, in the purple haze.


Immerse Festival, Knox


Throughout the month of September I exhibited a video in the Community Hub at Knox Shopping Centre. I set up performative events including a Talking Circle and afternoon tea in the hub. I used Space Clear at the opening event to interact with strangers and friends and supplied bottles of it also to the arts community staff to continue to use throughout their various offices as a playful intervention.


Getting in the way of Psychedelic sun, 2019, video 1 of 4, 3.2 mins

Let There Be Light, JAHM, 24th Feb – 4th June now opened



Veronica Caven Aldous, Agni – Psychedelic Surya, 2018, video, 6 mins, 1 of 7.

The show is open!

Great appreciation for Leah and Charles Justin, and their team, who have curated, and installed a really memorable show on until 4th June. Let There Be Light has just opened at Justin Art House Museum,  3 Lumley Court, Prahran, VIC, 3182, Australia, on until June 12. Exhibiting works by myself, Rikki-Paul Bunder, Julian Day, Jaime Diaz-Berrio, Ilan El, Michaela Gleave, Gina Jones, Sarrita King, Taree Mackenzie, William Mackrell, Michael Norton, Cameron Robbins, Tracy Sarroff and David Stevenson. To buy tickets to visit the show and experience the warm hospitality of Leah and Charles Justin,

go to

For the digital catalogue visit this page ( on your mobile device.



Let There Be Light, JAHM, 24 Feb – 12 June


Agni – Psychedelic Surya, 2018, video, 6 mins

I am exhibiting a video in the show Let There Be Light, at the Justin Art House Museum, 24th Feb – 12th June.

I often use strong colour in paintings, or light sculptures and installations while much of this work slowly changes colour setting up a visual field and extended space. The use of non-representation, slow speed and silence is to focus on internal experiences in consciousness rather than giving information as a representational or text work does.

I then began to notice that the video documentation of these and other studio installations were becoming works in themselves. This is the first of these videos that I have exhibited. Agni is a Sanskrit word meaning fire. Surya is a Sanskrit word meaning sun.

This work was made on the traditional lands of the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin nations and I pay my respects to their Elders, past present and future. I acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded. This artwork has also been carbon offset through the use of recycled materials and donations to Greenfleet.

For more information:

Justin Art House Museum

3 Lumley Court

Prahran, Vic 3181