THE UTOPIAN OBJECT – c3 Annual Fundraiser
OPENING LAUNCH: 25 July, 6-8pm
EXHIBITION: 25 July – 11 August 2019: 10am–5pm, Wednesday – Sunday

The Utopian Object gives audiences a unique insight into an artistic vision that imagines a utopian object; an object of true desire, the perfect object.
Is there such thing?

Just as the ideal of utopia is inherently contradictory, this exhibition ponders the contradictions of the fundraiser model itself – art as commodity and art as an object of desire.
The concept of an object existed throughout history before the idea of what we think of as ‘art’ was conceived. An object can be: a talisman, a warning, a present, a memento, a history, a celebration. An object as romance, an object as a keeper of time, an object as a tool, as nourishment, as attire. An object can be a portal, an object can be social, and an object can be destruction.
The highly anticipated sixth project in c3’s annual fundraiser series, The Utopian Object will feature a range of artworks showcasing leading Australian artists.

You can access our online catalogue here. Sales can be made over the phone on: 9416 4300 from 6pm Thursday 25th July.

Exhibiting Artists
Participating artists include:
Aaron Christopher Ree, Adam Stone, Alasdair McLuckie, Alexandra Nemaric, Ali McCann, Alicia King, Andrea Eckersley, Anita Foard, Ara Dolatian, Audrey Tan, Betra Fraval, Brigit Ryan, Bryan Spier, Camila Galaz, Chaco Kato, Ceri Hann, Cosima Scales, David Noonan, David Rosetzky, Dell Stewart, Diego Ramirez, Dylan Martorell, Eleanor Louise Butt, Emanuel Rodriguez-Chaves, Emily Ferretti, Grace Wood, Hayley Arjona, Hayley West, Henry Law, Holly MacDonald, James Little, Jacob Raupach, Jennifer Matthews, Jesse Hogan, Jo Scicluna, Jon Butt, Jonas Ropponen, Jordan Mitchell-Fletcher, Josephine Mead, Kate Ellis, Kathryne Honey, Katie Paine, Kenny Pittock, Kez Hughes, Lara Chamas, Lauren Bamford, Linsey Gosper, Lorilee Yang, Lucas Golding, Lucinda Florence, Lucie McIntosh, Marian Crawford, Marko Radosavljevic, Matt Fairbridge, Megan Cope, Noriko Nakamura, Rebecca Delange, Sarah Walker, Sean Meilak, Simon MacEwan, Storm Gold, Tai Snaith, Tessy King, Tom Blake, Tracey Lamb, Troy Innocent, Tyson Campbell, Vittoria Di Stefano, Vivian Cooper Smith, White Trash of Asia, Yoko Ozawa and Zoe Bastin with more to be announced.

About the c3 Fundraiser Series
In 2014, the Convent’s c3 Contemporary Art Space launched a series of annual curated fundraising exhibitions to assist with the long-term sustainability of the gallery, to support artists by reducing the gallery fees, to provide artists with 50% sales commission and to explore fundraising as a creative concept.

SUPPORT LEADING LOCAL ARTISTS
With every work purchased, you’ll be supporting and buying original works by local artists. Proceeds from sales promote sustainable careers and help us lower c3 gallery fees for future exhibitions.
The Utopian Object runs until Sunday 11 August, forming a critical component of the sustainability of the Convent’s c3 gallery and the vital support of our artist community.

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY:
COLOUR FACTORY
ARTGUIDE AUSTRALIA
BLACKHEARTS & SPARROWS
MORNINGTON PENINSULA BREWERY
CAM’S CAFE