Material Exchange – Fall Line
Isadora Vaughan and Kate Hill – Facilitated by Meredith Turnbull
Saturday September 9: floor talk 3-4pm and post-talk refreshments 4-6pm
Please note this event is FREE and is an Auslan access event.
Isadora and Kate will be joined in conversation by Meredith Turnbull to discuss their project Fall Line working in and outside of the gallery and their engagement with ideas of learning, guidance and the process of peer to peer mentoring. For Fall Line, Kate Hill and Isadora Vaughan will respond to the idea of mentoring, learning and guidance. Working from a site on the grounds of the convent, the artists will explore what it could be to learn from the landscape: from exchanging their various skills and seeking assistance from masters and the depths of YouTube, to extract, to fire, to manipulate, and to return material to the ground via the gallery.
This exhibition is part of the funded mentorship program Material Exchange.
Material Exchange Aug – Nov 2017
Featuring Isadora Vaughan and Kate Hill / Rebecca Thomas and Meredith Turnbull / Ruth O’Leary and Janet Burchill and Jennifer McCamley – Facilitated by Meredith Turnbull and c3 Projects
Material Exchange explores an expanded notion of mentorship, examining how influences and ideas flow in a reciprocal manner between artists. These relations flow up and across, rather than simply via the conventional path of mentor to mentee.
Presented as three discrete exhibitions between August to November, the project draws out and further expands on the points of convergence and departure evident in the practices of the participating artists, including: political and material approaches to making; conceptual and thematic research as both the material of and impetus for the creation of artworks; an engagement with concepts such as environment through matter, place and ecologies; and a critique and examination of systems from within social relations, art history and politics.
Material Exchange is a part of c3’s larger 2017 Professional Development and Mentorship program. This program includes over 12 projects and 25 featured artists. The Material Exchange public program is supported by the City of Yarra through the Annual Grants program.
The overall project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, the City of Yarra through the Annual Grants program and by the Abbotsford Convent’s c3 Contemporary Art Space.