For this project, two contemporary visual artists based in Naarm/Melbourne collaborate their artistic methodologies in an investigation of materiality. Sitting on the boundaries of contemporary art, furniture, textile and jewellery, artists Madeleine Minack and Arthur Dimitriou will exhibit a series of creaturely forms presented online via Instagram.

In a post-internet era, this project expands on the examination of unseen matter formed from cycles of production, consumption and discard. Madeleine’s practice values the process of looking at objects which go unnoticed as forgotten materials - objects such as pins, gum, hair and shattered glass. Arthur’s practice is informed by his surrounding natural and urban environments and is heavily inspired by Brutalist architecture of the 1950’s. Both practices are informed by everyday surroundings/discoveries engaged through walking, looking and actively seeking material forms in the urban, domestic and mundane space. Together, their project explores the nature of these discovered forms/objects as living, breathing and moving beings amongst and through the chaos of the world.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the project will invade a non-physical online space with material ontologies.

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Craft Contemporary

A festival exploring how craft is evolving in the 21st century
1 - 31 October 2021