c3 Fundraiser Exhibition: TRAIN/ENNIAL
The highly anticipated fifth project in the c3 annual fundraiser series, 'TRAIN/ENNIAL' gives audiences a unique insight into arts practice in the age of the spectacle, showcasing some of Melbourne’s finest emerging and established artists.
'TRAIN/ENNIAL' uses a number of motifs and actions to explore notions of spectacle, passive consumption, artist’s labour, commodification, box ticking, revenue raising and the very nature of the fundraiser as exhibition format. The exhibition features curated projects, performances, writing and a huge range of individual artworks from artists wishing to support c3’s community.
'TRAIN/ENNIAL' looks at the form of the mega-blockbuster and contemplates arts practice in the age of the spectacle. Using the train as a metaphor for the professional journey, as artists, how do we navigate the power structures of the art world?
Aaron Christopher Rees, Abigail Varney, Adam Stone, Agatha Goethe-Snape, Allyn Laing, Amy May Stewart, Andrew Atchison, Andy Butler , Audrey Tan, Ben Hattingh, Ben Kelly , Benjamin Sexton, Betra Fraval, Brigit Ryan, Callum Morton, Casey Jeffery, David Attwood, Dell Stewart, Georgie North, Hannah Gartside, Janelle Low, Jay Scott Early, Jazzmine Evans, Jem Olsen, Jeremy Eaton, Jessie Bullivant, John Brooks, John Gosper, Karima Baadilla, Kate Beynon, Kate Golding, Katie Lee, Katie Ryan, Kenny Pittock, Lara Chamas, Lauren Dunn, Louise Meuwissen, Lucreccia Quintanilla, Marcelle Bradbeer, Miranda Skoczek, Moorina Bonini, Neika Lehman, Nicole Breedon, Olga Bennett, Pascale Dawson, Patricia McCarthy-Henry, Peta Clancy, Peter Tyndall, Pierra Van Sparkles, Rebeca Delange, Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Shannon Lyons, Sophia Cai, Steven Rhall, Tom Hvala , Tyson Campbell, Yumemi Hiraki and Yuval Resigner, with many more to be announced.
About the c3 Fundraiser Series
In 2014, the Convent's c3 Contemporary Art Space launched a series of annual curated fundraising exhibitions to assist with the long-term sustainability of the gallery and to raise money to support artists by reducing the gallery fees and paying sales commission. While raising money was the goal of the show, the team was keen to work with fundraising as a creative concept.
50% of funds raised will go directly to artists; the remaining 50% will reduce exhibition fees for 2019.
Image credit: Permission to use the original unaltered image in the GIF kindly provided by Guia Besana. ©GuiaBesana.