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.