c3 PROJECTS PRESENTS
JON BUTT AND SIMON MACEWAN
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE:
KAPPAYA NO KAJI
A play on the idea of artist residencies and the increasing fetishisation of artist’s studios and homes as exemplars of interior design.
Like the Tableaux Vivants of the Expositions of the 19th century, where the indigenous people of various colonies of European Nations were displayed in reconstructions of their native environments, and made to perform appropriately authentic activities, Studio Apartment constructs a living and working space within c3’s Gallery 2, a stylised representation of an artist’s home and studio where visitors can see the artist at work, making art, filling out forms, making cups of tea, reading books or having a bit of a lie-down.
In an accelerated version of a studio residency, each day a different person occupies role of the artist; trying to make themselves at home and to work in an unfamiliar environment, bringing quite different modes of thinking and working to what may be quite an unsuitable environment, encountering traces of those who have come before them, and each dealing with the same set of restrictions but approaching them in different ways.
With the conflation of the gallery and the formal artist residency and their attendant bureaucracies Studio Apartment looks at the institutional aspects of art practice and the degree to which artists voluntarily institutionalise themselves. The project engages ideas of community in what is often be quite a solitary practice and in its parody of an artist’s space explores the physical and economic realities of working as an artist.
DATE ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
THURSDAY 28TH APRIL ASH KEATING
FRIDAY 29TH APRIL TORIE NIMMERVOLL AND JASON MALING
SATURDAY 30TH APRIL SIMON MACEWAN
SUNDAY 1ST MAY ANNA VARENDORFF
WEDNESDAY 4TH MAY JOANNE MOTT
THURSDAY 5TH MAY SISTERS HAYES
FRIDAY 6TH MAY JON BUTT
SATURDAY 7TH MAY OSCAR YANEZ
SUNDAY 8TH MAY ISOBEL KNOWELS
WEDNESDAY 11TH MAY DAVID PEARCE
THURSDAY 12TH MAY ROWAN MCNAUGHT
FRIDAY 13TH MAY CARMEL SEYMOUR
SATURDAY 14TH MAY TAI SNAITH
SUNDAY 15TH MAY EUGENIA LIM
This exhibition is proudly supported by:
Kappaya Japanese Soul Food
St Heliers Store + Gallery
Sally Romanes from the Abbotsford Convent Foundation
Onya table – supply/design Justin Hutchinson, Joel Wells