Dec 1, 2015 11:30 am
Jan 11, 2016 5:00 pm
Gratis engages artists who freely mine the physical processes of modern commodity culture. The exhibition spans sculpture, construction, photography and performance and it draws parallels between production culture and creative pursuits by incorporating familiar consumer objects and tropes.
The curator invited the artists to adopt collaborative strategies and, in realising their projects and, in their own ways, each artist has gone about enlisting contributions from others. For some, collaboration was an inherent part of the creative process; for others the initial art exhibition in the Plimsoll will be the occasion for their expertise, artworks and ideas coming together in the gallery where they will engage with the curator and gallery visitors to develop their work. Performative acts by the artists in the Plimsoll Gallery will extend existing artworks or generate new works. The exhibition will gather intensity as the documentation of these acts is displayed to supplement the other works in the gallery.
Opening night event: Friday 11 December, 5:30pm
Matthew Bradley (SA)
Claire Lambe with Audrey Schmidt and Phebe Schmidt (VIC)
Sarah Jones (Tas)
Lucia Usmiani (Tas)
Curated by Sam Johnstone
Gratis is a Plimsoll Gallery exhibition toured by Contemporary Art Tasmania.
Contemporary Art Tasmania is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its principal arts funding body, by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy and is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.
The Plimsoll Gallery is supported by …
The exhibition is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its principal arts funding body, through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts and Contemporary Art Tasmania Exhibition Development Fund.