VACANTGeelong: Open Studio

Bishop, Cameron, Lozanovska, Mirjana, Fullaondo, Diego, Beynon, David and Wilson, Anne 2017, VACANTGeelong: Open Studio, North Geelong, 2017/05/24 - 2017/08/24, Deakin University.

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Title VACANTGeelong: Open Studio
Creator(s) Bishop, CameronORCID iD for Bishop, Cameron
Lozanovska, MirjanaORCID iD for Lozanovska, Mirjana
Fullaondo, DiegoORCID iD for Fullaondo, Diego
Beynon, DavidORCID iD for Beynon, David
Wilson, AnneORCID iD for Wilson, Anne
Conference, exhibition or event name Open Studio Open Day
Conference, exhibition or event location North Geelong
Conference, exhibition or event dates 2017/05/24 - 2017/08/24
Publication date 2017
Description of resource Curated event - Open Studio. Commissioned artists showcased their works led by VACANTGEelong research team.
Publisher Deakin University
Keyword(s) contemporary art
experimental pedagogy
cultural memory
temporary public art
participatory practice
Summary Open Studio Open Day Wednesday May 24, 1-5pm Come One, Come AllArtists Talks, Collaborative Workshops, Walks, and Conversations about Geelong’s futureVACANTGeelong invites everyone to imagine a bright future for the city. A team of artists, Deakin researchers and students, and community groups are currently working on a vision for Geelong that celebrates and builds on its industrial history, its culture and its potential as a creative and clever city. In the spirit of collaboration and community engagement we are opening our doors to our studio in Nth Geelong. Where: Cnr Baxter Rd and Blackwell St, Nth GeelongWhen: 24th of May 2017, 1 – 5 pmMeet the Artists and their Works-in-ProcessBindi Cole Chocka, Sarah Duyshart, Merinda Kelly, Robert Mihajlovski, Amanda ShoneIn casting Geelong as a city for the future we see art and architecture as active agents in the way we live. They guide us spatially, culturally, aesthetically, emotionally and politically. Artists and researchers from Deakin University have confronted the vacant spaces of Geelong’s industrial past and revealed stories, and practices rooted in place. Through revealing the artists’ works-in-process – videos, drawings, sounds, objects, prints and installations – the Open Studio gives the audience an opportunity to reflect on cultural and labour practices, and practically, to participate in the project.
Notes This event was an initiative of the research team behind VACANTGeelong. With curatorial direction from Cameron Bishop, with Annie Wilson, and coordinated by the research team, Mirjana Lozanovska, Diego Fullaondo and David Beynon we showcased the commissioned artists' works-in-progress. Ex-Ford workers (including many from the Macedonian community), local artists, residents, secondary students, teachers and others came to the open studio to discover how the artists Alexander Hamilton, Bindi Cole Chocka, Amanda Shone, Merinda Kelly, Robert Mihajlovski and Sarah Duyshart, have responded to the spaces and communities of Geelong's industrial precinct. Open crit sessions and discussions were held around key themes including space, culture, memory and labour. SBS World News filmed interviews with artists and ex-Ford workers over the course of the day. The feature went to air in late May.
Field of Research 190504 Performance and Installation Art
120101 Architectural Design
120102 Architectural Heritage and Conservation
Socio Economic Objective 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
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