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PHOTO 24: Work In Progress

When

1 – 24 March 2024
Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 2pm
Weekend, 10am – 4pm

Where

The Store

Cost

Free

Contact Details

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When

1 – 24 March 2024
Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 2pm
Weekend, 10am – 4pm

Where

The Store

Cost

Free

Contact Details

Email

Work In Progress is a vibrant, colourful and explosive exhibition of photographic works created with artist and curator Kate Golding and 54 children in Naarm/Melbourne, as part of PHOTO 24 

Commissioned by Abbotsford Convent, Work In Progress is PHOTO’s first ever exhibition featuring child artists, providing a unique lens on this year’s theme, SOCIAL FUTURES. 

Work in Progress welcomes children and adults as they get creative and involved in this giant splash of collaborative artmaking. People of all ages, especially our youngest ones, will enjoy this uniquely playful, collaborative, creative exhibition, enlivened by a dynamic multi-arts public program.  

Make stuff, stick it on the wall and leave your mark on this unique ever-evolving photographic exhibition 

 

Exhibition

Exciting, interactive activities will run throughout the exhibition. Make a photo-book! Bring some photos on your phone, or use the real live photos provided!

1 – 24 March
Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 2pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10am – 4pmThe Store

 

Come to the party!

Don’t miss our opening party, where children and their grown-ups join us to celebrate and join the excitement of the exhibition.

Saturday 2 March
12pm – 2pm
The Store

 

About the artists

Kate Golding — Artist/Curator

Kate is a mother, artist, educator and researcher. Her artistic practice and research have focused on critiquing the memorialisation of colonial histories. She has expanded this research to examine how collaborative creative practice in the domestic space can illuminate the societal significance of birth-giving, reproductive labour and care-work. 

Golding has exhibited both nationally and internationally. She has worked as a teacher in Japan, England and NSW, as well as a university lecturer in Melbourne. She currently facilitates collaborative art classes for kids and carers. 

Kate is a settler Australian of English ancestry based on unceded Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung land. 

Mischa Long — Installation Designer 

Mischa works with children in Australia and UK building interactive props and large-scale sets, and developing a healthy obsession with the wonderfully malleable medium of cardboard. 

Renowned for his work with Australia’s Polyglot, a touring sensation, Mischa is integral to the success of shows such as We Built This City, Sticky Maze and Paper Planet. He also teaches in the Special Development sector, creating art programs for students with disability. This field of expertise has led to a strong demand for professional development workshops for other practitioners. 

Mischa believes sin the power of the arts to create opportunities for discovery and communication, transcending barriers of language and perceived ability. Performing and working with children has informed his techniques and ideas, and led to a high level of skill in placing creativity at the centre of art-making.

 

About Work In Progress

The Abbotsford Convent commissioned Work In Progress as part of our Convent Kids program, to ensure even our youngest creatives have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences.

Working with artist/curator Kate Golding and 54 children and their grown-ups, we delivered a series of workshops that covered all types of photographic activities – from making and using wearable pinhole projectors to printing the works of the children as a collective on large paper and fabric — to create the works featured in this exhibition.  

 At the exhibition, visitors of all ages will be invited to be hands on and grow the exhibition works throughout the festival.  

 

Accessibility

The Store is wheelchair accessible via a private side entrance.

 

An official exhibition of PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography.Work in Progress is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and the City of Yarra.