Art terrorism at Craft ACT…

28 08 2008

 

It began on the Tuesday – an anonymous Coalition of the Wickedly Creative (aka Nigel Lendon’s Wet Dream Support Group) turned up at Craft ACT to start installation of a progressive artwork entitled Power and the Puce.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Shortly after their departure, Nigel himself turned up with his piece, Le Monde de l’Art a la Langue Fourchue…

 

 

Which elicited (on the morrow) the following response…

 

                                   

 

 

with the accompanying note…

 

Dear Nigel

As your spontaneous support group we are pleased to offer images that may linger in your subconscious, as they ‘are’ burning impressions in ours. This morning we were delighted to find what we so boldly perceive as your response. A weeding tool ‘No’, I feel the burning desire to identify the mystery object of the week on the Collectors.

Yes they are my hands gently planting the weeds of collaboration, and others shall offer further insights and gifts for your benefit, we hope. Though we must remain a mystery, as we are dedicated to heightening the collaborative experience of communication through objects, free of identification. Let Shifting perspectives be a venue for free dialogue in this ‘not large’ community we behold.

Sincerely yours

Nigella Leming

                                

 

To which Nigel has now replied….

 

Dear Nigella, (and the gang at “yohoo.com” for I fear they may not have got your message at that address). I am delighted that our mutual interests have at least stimulated nocturnal expression (as suggested by your title), and that the poetic potential of the readymade, (or readymade altered) has further stimulated your dreams. I fear, however, that the cold dawn of the corridors chez Bunnings may dampen the ardour of your sentiments. And for the art that comes readymade in virtual space, you have about four hours to join in the Batmania at ArtWranglers at http://artwranglers.com.au/batman-collectors-competition-closing/ Hope you’re up in time to catch it! P.S. the organ in question is a  “tongue”, not a “tounge”, although there is a “lounge” in Shifting Perspectives…

See you there!

yours, Nigel

 

 

We now await Power and the Puce, mark III, and the continuing build-up over the week.

 

And (with any luck) ‘anonymous’ may be outed during the Shifting Perspectives II closing party – next Monday night (1st September) from 5pm in the gallery at Craft ACT – at the very scene of the crime, so to speak…

 

[The ‘yohoo gang’ is not to be confused with the Kelly Gang – a different kettle of fish altogether. n(Ed)] 

 

 





And more (Shifting Perspectives)…

14 08 2008

Bev Bruen’s road-kill relics

 

As you can see the work submitted last year was incredibly varied, and it presented a really fascinating composite of the greater environs of this fair burg…

 

Alex Asch goes Orwellian (above)

 

There is no selection process for Shifting Perspectives; all entries will be embraced and accepted in the spirit of true democratic inclusiveness…(!)

For the second batch of images from last year, go here.

And for more detailed information regarding the overall Sketching – DAC:CAC program, go here (and scroll down.)

Again, in case you managed to completely by-pass the last post, the list of participants included…

Artists: Phobe Knight, Susan Bell, Ron Jackson, Susan Langwill, Holly Gordon, Rebecca Kettle, Jess Kelly, Bernie Slater, U.K Frederick, Michelle Day, Zena Pesta, Elizabeth Paterson, Inko Back, Lucinda Shawcross, Beam, Bev Bruen, Novie Cheech, Rachel Bowak, Megan Munro, Suzanne Moss, Martine Peters, Judi Elliott, Gary Palecek, Ursula Schiemer, Tom Skeehan, Jas Hugonnet, Rhyana Tarlington, Alice McDonald, Jonathan McManus, Phillipa Brady, Tim Dwyer, Jessica Bindoff, David Wills, Stef Rose, Rhebeka Stangret, Elizabeth Mulvaney, Kate Armstead, Patsy Hely, Kate Maurice, Katrina Newbury, Lilly Vermeeseh, J.P. Chapam, Melinda Vaughan, Pauline Raison, Heather Burness, Frank Maconochie, Jane Barney, Leonie Andrews, Mariana del Castillo, Alex Asch, Nigel McRae, Trevelyan Clay, Megan Bottari.

 

                                            

                                             Liz Paterson’s cardboard construct





More on Sketching – DAC : CAC (Shifting Perspectives)…

14 08 2008

(above) Judi Elliot’s piece

As we mentioned earlier (see previous post) Craft ACT’s fabulous two-week-think-fest Sketching – DAC: CAC (Designing a Capital: Crafting a City) is on the verge of cranking up again. So it’s time to rattle those dags and put together an art work for Shifting Perspectives II; the one exhibition of the year that’s guaranteed to be a happening thang.’ 

This year’s thematic is Objects of Power. 

Be brave, be involved, go crazy. And yes, we know it’s only about twelve days away – so be spontaneous, people, think fresh! Or failing that just dust something off from your studio shelf that fits the bill (…ah, come on, you know you’ve done it before!!)

Last year’s inaugural show was a beauty; a marvellous mix of work from a very diverse group of bods. We don’t have all the titles unfortunately but we do have images of most of them, so we thought we’d upload it all into two posts, just to give you a better feel for the event…

 

(above) detail of one of Inko Back’s pieces

First up though, the honour role of participating artists from last year’s…

… week long exhibition event questioning the pesky nature of Canberra’s socio-political identity. A revolving exhibition where politics are moulded by the hands of makers.

Artists: Phobe Knight, Susan Bell, Ron Jackson, Susan Langwill, Holly Gordon, Rebecca Kettle, Jess Kelly, Bernie Slater, U.K Frederick, Michelle Day, Zena Pesta, Elizabeth Paterson, Inko Back, Lucinda Shawcross, Beam, Bev Bruen, Novie Cheech, Rachel Bowak, Megan Munro, Suzanne Moss, Martine Peters, Judi Elliott, Gary Palecek, Ursula Schiemer, Tom Skeehan, Jas Hugonnet, Rhyana Tarlington, Alice McDonald, Jonathan McManus, Phillipa Brady, Tim Dwyer, Jessica Bindoff, David Wills, Stef Rose, Rhebeka Stangret, Elizabeth Mulvaney, Kate Armstead, Patsy Hely, Kate Maurice, Katrina Newbury, Lilly Vermeeseh, J.P. Chapam, Melinda Vaughan, Pauline Raison, Heather Burness, Frank Maconochie, Jane Barney, Leonie Andrews, Mariana del Castillo, Alex Asch, Nigel McRae, Trevelyan Clay, Megan Bottari.

 

 

 

 

For the first batch of images go here.

Work can be dropped off at the Craft ACT gallery from the 26th August, and picked up following the closing party on Monday 5th Sept. (This is a largely deregulated affair, and work can be delivered at any time throughout the exhibition.)

 

Jessica Kelly’s work

 

For more information go to Craft ACT’s website and click onto public programs.