SPACED: art out of place, 2012
IASKA'S inaugural biennial event of socially engaged art

For spaced: art out of place (2012), 21 Australian and overseas artists and collectives were invited to live and work in one of 16 regional communities across Western Australia for 10 weeks. Charged with creating new work through a protracted engagement with the local social and environmental context, the outcome of these residencies took many forms including artworks, workshops, online archives, exhibitions and publications.

Seeking to bridge the gulf between site-specificity and gallery presentation, projects created during these residencies were first shown in the communities in which they were developed, and subsequently edited and reconfigured for the inaugural SPACED: art out of place exhibition at Fremantle Arts Centre (4 February - 11 March 2012). Taking over all the galleries and a number of other spaces at the Centre, the exhibited works included large sculptural, video, audio, photographic and multimedia installations.

Accompanied by a symposium and post-exhibition reader, the inaugural SPACED exhibition is the first of a series of future events that continue IASKA's mission to foster the development of new and more productive modes of interaction between contemporary artists and communities.

Participating Artists:
Art Orienté objet (France), Julia Davis (NSW), Sohan Ariel Hayes and Michael Woodley (WA), Nigel Helyer (NSW), Sonia Leber and David Chesworth (VIC), M12 Collective (USA), Makeshift (NSW), Kate McMillan (WA), Bennett Miller (WA), Ritchie Ned Hansel (Indonesia), Wouter Osterholt and Elke Uitentuis (The Netherlands), Michelle Slarke (WA), Philip Samartzis (VIC), Jakub Szczesny and Kaja Pawelek (Poland), Roderick Sprigg (WA), Takahiko Suzuki (Japan/Taiwan) and Mimi Tong (NSW).

Participating Communities:
the Abrolhos Islands, Albany, Dampier Peninsula, Denmark, Esperance, Fremantle, Jakarta, Kellerberrin, Lake Grace, Leonora, Mandurah, Moora, Mukinbudin, Narrogin, Northam/Bakers Hill and Roebourne.

Exhibition dates: 4 February - 11 March 2012
Symposium dates: Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 February
Free admission

Venue: Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle

Opening hours:
7 days 10am - 5pm

Presented as part of the 2012 Perth International Arts Festival.