The spaced: art out of place program commenced throughout 2009-11 and involved 21 Australian and international artists and 16 regional Western Australian communities. Charged with creating new works through a protracted engagement with the local social and environmental context, the outcome of these projects 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) and the national tour. The exhibition explores the relationship between globalisation and local idenitity with imaginative and stimulating works in sculpture, photography, painting, installation and multi-media. Further information on each of the projects can be found here.
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.
Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Bunbury, Western Australia
The Cannery Arts Centre, Esperance, Western Australia
Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Swan Hill, Victoria
Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, Victoria
Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Geraldton, Western Australia
Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery & INQB8, Mandurah, Western Australia
Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany, Western Australia
Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart