Monday, April 30, 2012
Artist @ Work 2012
Dear Art Educator
It’s inevitable. We all have to earn a wage. Sometimes, it’s not the way we’d like too.
DVAA is challenging your workplace to inspire your creativity. All we ask is as much time and materials as you can get away with.
DVAA understands NT artists are busy meeting increasingly high living costs. The Artist @ Work project, challenges the assumption that artists produce regardless of cost and other commitments. Most of us would like to practice full-time but this is often impractical, both financially and conceptually.
DVAA is committed to an inclusive artistic community, honouring all our artists. For us, contemporary art responds to the everyday, which includes the time spent at work. This project is specifically targeting artists who multi-task and have responsibilities that take away from practice.
Instead of despairing, we invite you to take a few moments in your busy work schedule to produce an artwork. Consider making artworks such as:
- drawing while on the phone
- sculpture from stationary or waste materials
- fax or photocopy as a stylistic device
- narrative based on junk emails
- post-it notes as formalist Abstraction
- silk scarf dyed with coffee rings
-document office event as absurdist performance
- installation of scrap art materials
If you are up to the challenge, the Artist @ Work exhibition will be held at Wood Street Gallery, opening Friday March 30 showing until April 21 2012. This DVAA Board Project is a fundraiser, the aim is to raise awareness of our broader communities creativity as a economic asset. As artist rarely price their work at comparative labour cost, this project will tally the total waged production time as a theoretical donation to the arts.
Please contact DVAA if you are interested in participating.
Artworks need to be delivered to DVAA by Friday March 23 2012.
For any further enquires please contact DVAA.
Aly de Groot, Jacki Fleet & Anna Reynolds
Aly de Groot