‘It’s the Little Things’: Sustainability Project

Kelly, Wendy 2019, ‘It’s the Little Things’: Sustainability Project, Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria, Geelong, Vic., Geelong Gallery.

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Title ‘It’s the Little Things’: Sustainability Project
Creator(s) Kelly, Wendy
Conference, exhibition or event name ‘It’s the Little Things’: Sustainability Project (2019 : Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria)
Conference, exhibition or event location Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria
Publication date 2019
Description of resource Exhibition
Publisher Geelong Gallery
Place of publication Geelong, Vic.
Research statement This project contributes to the field of socially engaged art practice and arts-based research methodologies. Situated in the realm between socially engaged, participatory arts practice and experimental pedagogy within museum/gallery contexts, this project explores what materializes in and through immersive arts experiences within these and other public settings. The shifting roles of the art museum include a rising ‘pedagogical turn’ which has implications for all practitioners in the field. In terms of funding, tensions exist between the didactic delivery of outcome-based public learning programs and new modes of inquiry which invite participants to explore new ways of seeing, knowing and ‘learning through doing’ in gallery/museum contexts and beyond. Existing participant knowledge is valued and presentational approaches are disrupted through practice-led inquiry and experimental pedagogy. Bringing art and daily experience into relation, a multi-modal approach interrupts an outcome driven paradigm, honouring instead the contingent and immanent possibilities of experiential learning within a gallery context. A series of open-ended encounters manifest as potentialities for critical and collaborative thinking through embodied making and re-making. This form of inclusive inquiry has been explored in a range of public settings and unexpected spaces with diverse cohorts and participants, based on recommendations by curators and museum professionals. Due to the climate emergency, the project’s enduring theme of sustainability is timely. I have since been approached to provide additional embodied making experiences in other gallery contexts and arts-based settings.
Language eng
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
HERDC Research category J2 Minor original creative works
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30131619

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