Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Fluid Ink Project 2011 - from the archives!

The Fluid Ink Project is the culmination of work created by Artstop 21, as they underwent a series of intensive weekly workshops in 2011, spanning 10 months under the artistic direction of acclaimed local visual artist Elyss McCleary and award winning sculpture artist Aliey Ball who have curated this exhibition. Collaborating artists to The Fluid Ink Project include sound artist and musician Claire Deak, media artist Leonie Van Eyk and animator Bernadette Trench-Thiedeman.

The Fluid Ink Project conveys over twenty intimate, powerful narratives as told through sculpture, stop motion animation and sound installation. From sculpted rabbits rabid with myxomatosis to paper birds that unfold across a stop motion animation landscape - each artwork allows the viewer to peer into the artists' own history, ideas and imagination.

This exhibition is an opportunity for the artists of Artstop 21 to be recognised within their local area as emerging contemporary artists with new found networks. 

Artstop 21 is an Arts Access Victoria project, funded by Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria and the Department of Human Services. Artstop 21 workshops have been hosted by The Olive Way, a community drop in centre managed by Brunswick Uniting Church. Artstop 21 is sponsored by Metlink, who have supported the emerging artists travel to and from Artstop 21 workshops via tram travel. Artstop 21 are proudly supported by Health and Community Care, Department of Health.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Play Me, I'm Yours, Artstop SRS Open Studio - January 2014

Above: Artstop SRS Open Studio participant, Rebecca Bish, playing an original musical piece on Arts Access Victoria's Satellite Program's hand painted piano, at the Arts Centre Melbourne forecourt. Photo credit: Paul Dunn.
Above: Artstop SRS Open Studio participants, staff and friends performing for Play Me I'm Yours, Arts Centre Melbourne forecourt with Vanessa Chapple and Rose Urtler. Photo credit: Paul Dunn.
Above: Artstop SRS Open Studio participants Robbie Weir and Giovanni Di Mase, performing on the Koori Tiddas, had painted piano at the Curve Bar Garden, Arts Centre Melbourne, as part of Play Me I'm Yours. Photo credit: Paul Dunn.

SRS Studios at the 2013 Melton Djerriwarrh Festival

Above: Artstop, Melton Willows and Meadow Brook SRS Studios participants and staff, outside Nebula, Arts Access Victoria's fully accessible, mobile art space, at the 2013 Melton Djerriwarrh Festival (Ephemeral Public Art Commission), November 6th 2013. Photo credit: Paul Dunn

Please watch the short film below, which documents the day!

Above: Artstop SRS Open Studio participants, Stefano Conte and Giovanni Di Mase, during their poetry and spoken word performances. Photo credit: Paul Dunn.
Above: The general public were invited to participate in a printmaking workshop and make two prints, one to take home and the other was used to adorn Nebula and create an exhibition, which grew throughout the duration of the festival. Photo credit: Paul Dunn.