In 2014 c3 launched a series of 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 commissions. While raising money was the goal of the show, the team was keen to work with fundraising as a creative concept. 2014’s Faux Museum explored how large-scale institutions create funding opportunities through their environments and functions, while 2015’s Faux Fair presented a play on the economics of the commercial art fair. Both shows were a huge success and raised enough to reduce the exhibition costs by over a third for 2015/16. The gallery also gave 50% of the proceeds back to the artists who donated their work, adding another layer of cash support.
This year c3 presents Faux Studio, the highly anticipated third project in the series which explores the artist-led economy.
The conceptual approach to the show centres around direct access to the private world of the studio space and the classic financial model of the artist studio sale – a method employed by entrepreneurial artists the world over. This exhibition is curated by artists for artists and presents the DIY spirit that this community is known for. A selection of faux studios will be set up within c3 with various conceptual approaches towards artistic practice, offering the public a unique insight into the creative process. Faux Studio celebrates the active sustainable ethos of our artistic community and investigates issues of value, commodification, labour and funding shortfalls that many artists face throughout their careers.

Faux Studio will feature over 90 significant Australian artists, including: Aaron Christopher Rees, Ace-Ohio Wagstaff, Adam Stone, Adrian Stojkovic, Annabelle Kingston , Antonia Sellbach, Benjamin Woods, Betra Fraval, Brendan Huntley, Bryan Spier, Brigit Ryan, Chronox, Dana Harris, Dane Lovett, Danica Chappell, Darren Sylvester, Dell Stewart, Dylan Palmer, Eleanor Louise Butt, Emma Langridge, Emily Ferretti, Emily Floyd, Emily Raubenheimer, Eugene Howard, Gabriel Curtin, Georgina Cue, Grace Wood, HaHa, Hoang Tran, Ian Wells, Ingmar Apinis, Isobel Knowles + Van Sowerwine, Jake Treacy, James Voller, Jemila Macewan, Jessie Willow Tucker, Jia Jia Chen, Jon Butt, Justin Hinder, Kate Hill, Katie Paine, Kenny Pittock, Kathryne Genevieve Honey, Louise Blyton, Lucas Golding, Masato Takasaka, Matt Fairbridge, Matthew Harris, Melanie Upton, Meredith Turnbull, Miranda Skoczek, Natalie Ryan, N.A.J.Taylor, Neil Shurgold , Nicholas Ryrie, Nicola Page, Nina Gilbert, Olga Bennett, Oscar Yanez, OSW (Terri Bird, Bianca Hester + Scott Mitchell), Peter Atkins, Peter Fifer, Pia Murphy, Pip Ryan, Pippa Mackgill, Rachael Hooper, Rebecca Delange, Renee Cosgrave, Roma Turnbull-Coulter, Ross Coulter, Rudi Williams, Sally Ross, Samantha McCulloch, Sanja Pahoki, Sarah crowEST, Saskiah Doherty, Scarlett Rowe, Sherry McLane Alejos, Simon Attwooll, Simon Macewan, si ma va, Simon Pericich, Sophie Neate, Spencer Lai, Tai Snaith, Travis John, Vivian Cooper Smith, WTOA, Xanthe Waite, and Yvette Coppersmith.

Works will be available for purchase at this event, and throughout the exhibition period. This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire collectable works by emerging and established Australian artists. All contributions will also provide essential support for c3 and participating artists, with proceeds to be split evenly between the artist and c3.

c3 is an initiative of the Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF), the not-for-profit organisation that owns and operates the Abbotsford Convent precinct. The ACF does not receive any recurrent government funding and relies on the generosity of the community. c3 offers unique arts, cultural and learning opportunities to the public and provides artists with an invaluable platform for experimentation and professional development. Your contribution will have a tangible impact on c3’s support for artists practicing at all stages of their careers.
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c3 would like to thank the following galleries for their generous support: Anna Pappas, Blackartprojects, Daine Singer, Fort Delta, Gallerie pompom, Gould Galleries, MARS, Murray White Room, Neon Parc, NKN Gallery, Sarah Scout Presents, Studio Masatotectures, Station Gallery, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sutton Gallery, This is No Fantasy, Tolarno Galleries.

Thanks to:
All the artists and artist/curators.
The c3 Curatorial Committee: Andrew Evans, Anita Foard, Beth Wilkinson, Christie Petsinis, Eleanor Butt, Michelle Gordon, Naomi Velaphi, Simon MacEwan, Tai Snaith, Vivian Cooper Smith.

c3 community: Parisa Taheri Tehran, Emily Boyle, Ali Murphy and the entire ACF team, Alison Murphy, Lydia Connolly-Hiatt, Lara Odessa Dykun, Katie Paine, Heidi George, Charlie and Leo Butt.



All images by Jon Butt