c3 Inaugural Fundraising Event
Opening night Thursday 27th November 6 till Late
Exhibition runs: Thursday 27th November – 14th December 2014
Anusha Kenny, Melissa Loughan, Kate Tucker and Ace Wagstaff
Paul Adair, Rachel Ang, Steven Asquith, Lauren Berkowitz, Fergus Binns, Kirsty Budge, Yvette Coppersmith, Sarah crowEST, Molly Dyson, Naomi Eller, Carly Fischer, Emily Floyd, Aurelia Guo, Starlie Geikie, Nina Gilbert, Minna Gilligan, Nathan Gray, Matlock Griffiths, Kate Hill, Kez Hughes, Andy Hutson, Katie Jacobs, Helen Johnson, Klara Kelvy, Annabelle and Alana Kingston (Paradise Structures), Nina Knezevic, Georgina Lee, Alanna Lorenzon, Travis MacDonald, Kym Maxwell, Rob McHaffie, William Mackinnon, Jordan Marani, Dylan Martorell, Pia Murphy, Bill Noonan, Rohani Osman, Paul Philipson, Clare Rae, Mark Rodda, Amelie Scalercio, Caleb Shea, Julian Aubrey Smith, Tai Snaith, Charlie Sofo, Dell Stewart, Adrian Stojkovic, Jelena Telecki, Peter Thomas, Kate Tucker, Meredith Turnbull, Brittany Veitch and Kent Wilson.
Exhibition project team: Jon Butt, Michelle Gordon, Jason Mildren, Sarah Barrow, Tahlia Shaw, Naomi Velaphi and Andrew Evans.
c3 has bought together a curatorial team consisting of Anusha Kenny, Melissa Loughan, Kate Tucker and Ace Wagstaff, who have developed a major exhibition to occupy the entire gallery. While raising funds is the goal of the show, the curatorial team is keen to look at fundraising as a creative concept. They are particularly interested in exploring ways in which large-scale institutions create funding opportunities through their environments and functions. To this end, the curators will create a Faux Museum within the gallery (an institution within an institution) that will replicate specific zones, allowing for a multitude of approaches.
(image: Curator Ace Wagstaff with artist Rachel Ang)
The zones are:
THE GIFT SHOP
All museums have a gift shop – a space where the public can purchase a memento of their wonderful cultural experience… A Mona Lisa Mouse Pad or an Andy Warhol Tote Bag. Works developed for this space will either be edition-based, (prints, multiples, short run editions), craft based (ceramics, jewellery, homewares, textiles) or artworks that play with the idea of ‘product’.
Representing “The Collection”, this room will present the traditional Salon hang that is so familiar to the Museum visit. Serious paintings, sculptures and photographs by artists will hang alongside irreverent works critiquing the institutional format.
THE EDUCATIONAL SPACE
Many institutions increase ‘accessibility’ by inviting artists to run workshops or play spaces where adults and children can participate in the making process. For this area, the team will develop a process-based installation with ticketed workshops including Emily Floyd and Kym Maxwell. Details to be announced.
Come rest your weary art bones and pick up some refreshing artwork and see work that plays with imagery of food, hospitality and social engagement.
(Image: Battered Savs, Potato Cakes and Dim Sims by Jordan Marani)
FAUX MUSEUM PRINT EDITION
Charlie Sofo + Meredith Turnbull
To coincide with the exhibition c3 will launch a limited edition print work by artists Meredith Turnbull and Charlie Sofo. The edition is housed in a beautifully crafted publication, designed by Jason Mildren.
There are 150 editions are available at $65 each.
The editions are available for purchase throughout the year. To ensure you don’t miss out, order yours by emailing:
(Image: Faux Museum designer Jason Mildren holding up the Meredith Turnbull Print edition)
HOW TO CONNECT
We will be posting photos of artworks for sale on our Facebook event and our instagram in the lead up. Follow along with the hashtag #fauxmuseum and #c3fundraiser
All of the works will be available for sale, whether through individual one-off pieces, multiples or through ticketed workshops. Many artworks will be priced from $25 – $300, providing reasonable priced acquisitions for collectors and punters alike. This is a fantastic opportunity to collect artworks from emerging and established artists while supporting both c3 and the artists involved. In order to acknowledge the generosity of artists, all works will be sold with a 50/50 split between the artist and c3.
ALL FUNDS RAISED WILL DIRECTLY SUPPORT ARTISTS BY REDUCING EXHIBITION FEES FOR 2015
c3 also welcomes both small and large donations that can sustain the gallery throughout the year. The Abbotsford Convent Foundation is DGR registered so all cash donations will be acknowledged with a tax deductible receipt. Donations over $500 attract fantastic supporter acknowledgment packages for individuals and businesses. Your cash donation will directly support artists by lowering the exhibition fees and will facilitate the long-term sustainability of the gallery.
To make a tax deductible donation to the gallery, please visit the Convent’s secure donation site and make sure to select the ‘2014 c3 Fundraiser’ campaign:
(Image: Pia Murphy ceramics)
(Image: Beth Wilkinson modelling the Paradise Structure’s bag)
(Image: Bill Noonan’s install)
(Image: The gift shop collaboration with Third Drawer Down Studio)
(Image: Tai Snaith in front of her work in the gift shop)
(Image: Faux Museum Curator Melissa Loughnan with c3 Committee Member Noami Velaphi and Luke)
(Image: participating artist Alanna Lorenzon and c3 committee member Simon MacEwan)
(Image: Annabelle Kingston, Minna Gilligan and friend play in the education space)
PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY —
ABBOTSFORD CONVENT FOUNDATION
THE WINDSOR HOTEL
THE CITY OF YARRA
INSIDE PUBLIC RELATIONS
ALHAMBRA RESERVA 1925
WABI SABI SALON (presenting their Wabi Sabi New Japanese Vegetarian/Vegan Menu for the Museum VIP launch) Wabi Sabi Salon: Facebook – Website