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spaced is a recurring international event of socially engaged art that showcases newly commissioned artworks developed in response to the distinctive characteristics of Western Australian sites and communities. spaced seeks to foster the development of new modes of interaction between artists and communities and establish dialogue between regional, metropolitan and international points of view.

The inaugural spaced: art out of place took place throughout 2009-11 and involved 21 Australian and international artists and 16 regional Western Australian communities. During this program artists produced works that addressed global issues from a standpoint responsive to the distinctiveness of Australia’s culture, society and the natural environment. Culminating in an exhibition at Fremantle Arts Centre in 2012, and presented as a part of Perth Festival, spaced: art out of place was supported by a two-day symposium and a comprehensive full colour publication that documented the first round of spaced projects and ideas central to its conceit.

For further information on our inaugural spaced: art out of place program and exhibition click here. 

about spaced 2

Following on from the great success of the inaugural spaced: art out of place, spaced 2: future recall will comprise 12 commissioned projects that will take place in regional Western Australian locations throughout 2013-14. National and international artists have been invited to undertake residencies in regional host communities throughout Western Australia to produce works that respond to Western Australia’s culture, society and natural environment. The unique outcomes of these projects will be premiered in the host communities before being gathered together in a group exhibition at the Western Australian Museum (WAM), Perth in early 2015. This exhibition will tour nationally throughout 2015-16.

spaced 2: future recall is based on a strategic partnership with the Western Australian Museum (WAM). This partnership will allow each commissioned project to grow from collaboration between visiting international and national artists, local residents, community groups and additionally the WAM collection and staff, including their curators, researchers, educators and exhibition designers. The objective of this partnership is in line with the curatorial rationale of spaced 2: future recall, which will look to consider the idea of collective memory as the source of competing narratives through which we create new visions of our communal present and future. spaced 2: future recall artists, with support from WAM staff, will look to reinterpret aspects of local heritage through the creation of new works that reflect the synthesis of community, artistic, historical and scientific perspectives.

spaced 2: future recall artists and communities include:

Michael Bullock (Australia) – Bangalore, India

Erin Coates & Anna Nazzari (Western Australia) – Albany

Archana Hande (India) – Laverton

Lily Hibberd (Australia) – Western desert communities

Danius Kesminas (Australia) – Kalgoorlie

Jay Koh (Singapore/Germany) – Cervantes

Pia Lanzinger (Germany) – Geraldton

Maddie Leach (New Zealand) – Mandurah

Tea Mäkipää (Finland) – Esperance

John Mateer (Western Australia) – Katanning/Cocos Islands

Daniel Peltz (USA) – Tom Price

Ruben Santiago (Spain) – Derby