Tread Shop Occupation and Exhibition

Mobayad, Soraya and Kelly, Wendy 2017, Tread Shop Occupation and Exhibition, Denny Lascelles Gallery Space, Deakin University, 3-12 Feb. 2017, Geelong, Vic., Denny Lascelles Gallery Space, Deakin University.

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Title Tread Shop Occupation and Exhibition
Creator(s) Mobayad, Soraya
Kelly, Wendy
Conference, exhibition or event name Tread: An Exhibition Documenting Socially Engaged Art in the De-industralising city (2017 : Geelong, Victoria)
Conference, exhibition or event location Denny Lascelles Gallery Space, Deakin University
Conference, exhibition or event dates 3-12 Feb. 2017
Publication date 2017
Description of resource 10 day exhibition
Publisher Denny Lascelles Gallery Space, Deakin University
Place of publication Geelong, Vic.
Research statement During a week of intense distraction, when so many in the City of Greater Geelong seemed consumed by the phenomenon known as ‘the Christmas Rush’, a group of citizens were invited to gather and occupy one of the many empty shops in the CBD for a period of one week. Open to the potentialities of what might unfold, participants took time out of their lives to reimagine ways of being and becoming in their urban surrounds. The space unfolded as open platform for community engagement, social connection, spirited conversation and creative activations which flowed well beyond the boundaries of the shop into the streets. Those participating engaged with provocations, assignments, situations and social experiments which uncovered perspectives, stories, memories and imagininaries about Geelong’s past present and future. Re-attuning to the socio-atmospherics of their city, citizens freely mobilized in, out and through the space over the week, disrupting the flow patterns of consumers heading for the mall. Documentation of this experimental event was installed at the Denny Lascelle’s Gallery Space in the Alfred Deakin Library. An opening night occurred in addition to a public poetry activation. Publicity for this event was featured on social media and in local print media.
Notes The project was co-produced by Merinda Kelly and Sorarya Mobayab.
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
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