Better Together: Artist Collectives | Six Practical Ways To Think About Artist Collectives | Examples from an artist-run heritage ‘living archives’ expanded internet artwork in progress
I would like to acknowledge to the east, the Butchulla (Badtjala) and to the west, the Kabi Kabi (Gubbi Gubbi) People, their connection to Country (land, sea and sky) where sovereignty was never ceded.
EXAMPLES : ARTIST COLLECTIVES, ARIs, ARTIST RUN SPACES, ARTIST COOPERATIVES, PERFORMANCES, PUBLIC ART etc…
C O M M U N I T Y
C O N V E R S A T I O N S
A C T I V A T I N G
S P A C E S
C O L L A B O R A T I O N
M A K E S
T H E
I M P O S S I B L E
P O S S I B L E
A P R O V O C A T I O N …
W H A T A R E Y O U U P
A G A I N S T ?
H O W C A N Y O U C H A N G E
T H I S T H R O U G H A D I Y
C O L L E C T I V I S I N G
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I N T R O D U C T I O N
C A T A L Y S T S
Art As A Catalyst For Political and Social Change
Better Together # 1 : ARI Temporalities | Embrace Pre-histories – prior conditions of existence…
Better Together # 2 : Starting an artist collective | create a social media page, respond to local conditions, needs, concerns, aspirations, time frames and transformation…
CLUTCH Collective is a Brisbane-based ARI running pop-up exhibitions in the back of a three-tonne truck.
Better Together # 3: Activating Spaces
Better Together # 4: Activating a community of interest, activating a community of memory
SAFEGUARDING & TRANSMITTING YOUR ARTIST COLLECTIVE HERITAGE
W E B S I T E S
S O C I A L M E D I A
D I Y P U B L I C A T I O N S
W I K I T H O N S
D A T A P U S H
W E B A R C H I V I N G
C O M M U N I T Y A R C H I V E S
Z I N E S
M U L T I M O D A L A P P R O A C H E S
Better Together # 5: Engaged Communities | Multimodal Approaches | Exhibitions, Installations, Public Programs, Publications
Better Together: Sustainability # 6 | to be ephemeral or not to be ephemeral?
Munimba-ja Welcome place
Our new logo dreamed up in collaboration with @crumpetclubhouse through a back and forth process of listening and making represents the coming together of @bj_djinidjini_murphy and @libby_harward_art story to create Munimba-ja an Aboriginal Art Gallery and Culture Space that hosts a thriving creative community, a nuturing breeding ground for new idea’s.
When Fresh Water ~ meets ~ Salt Water a convergence happens, a place is created for new life, this place of coming togther becomes home to unique plants and animal communities that have adapted to the brackish waters of inbetween spaces—a mixture of fresh water draining from the land and salty seawaters of the oceans, these liminal places or estuaries also serve as natural filters and become perfect places to provide nuturing breeding grounds for many birds, fish, plants and more than human species.
Munimba-ja Welcome place is continually inspired by the meeting of fresh and salt water in the pursuit to nuture and maintain a safe space that can celebrate Blak Excellence
Thanks @crumpetclubhouse @nadsie73 @lex_loves_ @walkingstory_yanay and many more for all the hard work #aboriginal #aboriginalartgallery #jinibara #kabikabi #indigenizingcolonizedspaces #aboriginalart
R E S O U R C E S
We support communities and property owners in making their vacant shops, offices, and buildings available rent free or low cost to artists, creative projects, start-up businesses and community initiatives.
REFLECTION ON ARTIST COLLECTIVE ACTION
Greetings from Victoria BC, Canada! I just arrived yesterday and have hit the ground running in an artist residency at UVic. It is an incredibly beautiful place. Very chilly this week too, so I’m pleased I packed my thermals!
Your talk at HBRG sounds fantastic! Here’s a couple of sentences which may/may not be of use for you:
– Make your exit plan at the beginning, so things aren’t awkward when it’s time to finish – will it fold, will there be successors? Is it openly temporal from the beginning?
– Be prepared to fully commit to this – mind, body, money and soul, and to ensure those close to you are supportive of your commitment. It will be a big part of your life when it is in action. Be prepared, be excited.
Sending Canadian wishes your way,
Start a network today ? – share social media handles, artist website links and plan a public meeting, plan an exhibition, plan an unused or abandoned space reactivation [shopfronts, arcade shops, old workshops], ‘takeover’ an existing space and plan a pop up inside or outside, enact action in the present…thanks for kindly listening, participating and coming along today to grow the community conversations in the Hervey Bay region 🙂
Better Together: Fraser Coast Art Trail ?
One year in Hervey Bay, then Maryborough, and Bundaberg etc…?
Art Trails and arts-based street festivals can connect, open up and activate artist studios, artist-run spaces, artist co-ops, makers spaces, pop ups, public art, performance and multimodal creative activations: