Exhibition

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Faux Museum

When

28 Nov 2014 – 14 Dec 2014

Where

c3 Contemporary Art Space

Website

c3artspace.com.au/

When

28 Nov 2014 – 14 Dec 2014

Where

c3 Contemporary Art Space

Website

c3artspace.com.au/

c3 is a hybrid gallery that incorporates elements of contemporary public galleries and that of an artist-run model. It presents the large-scale access outcomes offered by public and institutional galleries, yet remains firmly anchored within a community based, artist-run philosophy. It is a place where risk and experimentation is encouraged.

The gallery was built on a shoestring, using donated materials, free labour from artists, assistance from local businesses and moral and in-kind support from the Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF). c3 operates on a very modest budget with small staff costs. While the gallery keeps its exhibition prices at a competitive level to ensure access is affordable to all, the gallery is facing increased operations costs. In the interest of continuing to support artists and make gallery costs more affordable, c3 and the ACF want to reduce its exhibition prices while maintaining levels of curatorial quality and artist support.

c3 will present its inaugural exhibition fundraiser to build its capacity to support exhibiting artists and the gallery’s operations.

The Exhibition

c3’s Director, Jon Butt, has bought together a curatorial ‘Dream Team’ with Anusha Kenny, Melissa Loughnan, Kate Tucker and Ace Wagstaff, who have developed a major exhibition to occupy the entire gallery. While raising funds is the goal of the show, the curatorial team is keen to look at fundraising as a creative concept. They are particularly interested in exploring ways in which large-scale institutions create funding opportunities through their environments and functions. To this end, the curators will create a ‘Faux Museum’ within the gallery (an institution within an institution) that will replicate specific zones, allowing for a multitude of approaches.

The Gift Shop
All museums have a gift shop, a space where the public can purchase a memento of their wonderful cultural experience. A Mona Lisa mouse pad or an Andy Warhol tote bag? Works developed for this space will either be edition based (prints / multiples / short run editions), craft based (ceramics, jewelry tea towels etc,) or discreet artworks that play with the idea of ‘product’.

The Salon
Representing ‘The Collection’, this room will present the traditional Salon hang so familiar to the museum visit. Serious paintings, sculptures, photographs by artists will hang alongside irreverent works critiquing the institutional format.

The Education Space
Many institutions build ‘accessibility’ by engaging artists to run workshops or play spaces where adults and children can participate in the making process. For this area, the team will develop a process-based installation that has ticketed/ priced workshop outcomes. Emily Floyd will be one of the participating artists for the workshop events.

The Cafe
Come rest your weary art bones and pick up some refreshments and see work that plays with the imagery of food, hospitality and social engagement. There will also be a number of performance-based works that speak directly about financial exchange.

Sales
All of the works will be available for sale, whether through individual one-off pieces, multiples or through performance / exchange situations.

c3 will offer an exclusive preview prior to the opening of the exhibition. Friends and supporters of the gallery will be offered an exclusive viewing of the works for sale.

The majority of work will be priced at around the $200 – $300 range, providing reasonable acquisitions for collectors and punters alike, while works from established artists will be available at higher price points. Acknowledging the generosity of artists, yet wanting to return benefit to them, all works will be sold with a 50/50 split between the artist and c3.

We are excited to announce that c3 will be launching a limited edition print work by renowned artists Meredith Turnbull and Charlie Sofo. The edition will be housed in a beautifully crafted catalogue, designed by Jason Mildren of JASE design.

Confirmed Artists Participating in the Exhibition
Paul Adair, Rachel Ang, Steven Asquith, Lauren Berkowitz, Fergus Binns, Kirsty Budge, Yvette Coppersmith, Sarah crowEST, Molly Dyson, Naomi Eller, Carly Fischer, Emily Floyd, Aurelia Guo, Starlie Geikie, Nina Gilbert, Minna Gilligan, Nathan Gray, Matlock Griffiths, Kate Hill, Kez Hughes, Andy Hutson, Katie Jacobs, Helen Johnson, Klara Kelvy, Annabelle and Alana Kingston (Paradise Structures), Nina Knezevic, Georgina Lee, Alanna Lorenzon, Travis MacDonald, Kym Maxwell, Rob McHaffie, William Mackinnon, Jordan Marani, Dylan Martorell, Pia Murphy, Bill Noonan, Rohani Osman, Paul Philipson, Clare Rae, Mark Rodda, Amelie Scalercio, Caleb Shea, Julian Aubrey Smith, Tai Snaith, Charlie Sofo, Dell Stewart, Adrian Stojkovic, Jelena Telecki, Peter Thomas, Kate Tucker, Meredith Turnbull, Brittany Veitch and Kent Wilson.