Iconic Industries Exhibition, Factory Site Visit and Site Responsive Performance

Kelly, Wendy 2017, Iconic Industries Exhibition, Factory Site Visit and Site Responsive Performance, National Wool Museum, 23 Aug. 2017, Geelong, Vic., National Wool Museum.

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Title Iconic Industries Exhibition, Factory Site Visit and Site Responsive Performance
Creator(s) Kelly, Wendy
Conference, exhibition or event name Iconic Industries. Exhibition (2017 : Geelong, Victoria)
Conference, exhibition or event location National Wool Museum
Conference, exhibition or event dates 23 Aug. 2017
Publication date 2017
Description of resource 1 day exhibit
Publisher National Wool Museum
Place of publication Geelong, Vic.
Research statement This socially engaged research project explored the precarious and shifting sands of flux and change in the transitioning City of Greater Geelong. Disrupting the established conventions of Western art, modernity and object-based practice amidst the uncertainty of urban transformation, a series of multi-sited, experimental interventions were activated at three key sites. These included a pop-up performance in the iconic former Geelong Powerhouse in North Geelong, a site-specific open studio activation and a participatory installation at the Iconic Industries Exhibition, National Wool Museum. This project responded to the growing number of empty factories in Geelong, exploring how these might be working to form, shape and re/form/re-cast Geelong’s identity. Three phases of the project were undertaken as I set out to explore what art can do when the public sphere is reclaimed as a generative ‘site’ for citizen engagement and connection around issues of common public concern, such as imposed urban change, gentrification and the re-branding of a city. Time and transition surfaced as key through lines in and across the research process, generating movement and patterns of citizen encounter at each site. The launch for this project was conducted by the Minister for the Arts at the Powerhouse in Geelong and this was documented in local publications and on other public platforms. The open studio was also publicised and well attended by the public, including SBS. The final exhibition was rolled out at the National Wool Museum and was well publicised by the National Wool Museum. The project was also documented in a published hard copy book titled ‘Iconic Industry: Exploring the Industrial Built Fabric of Geelong.
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:30131626

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