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In Common presented by Guild of Objects

  • Guild of Objects 690 Queensberry Street North Melbourne, VIC, 3051 Australia (map)

Containing work made collaboratively by pairings of artists, 'In Common' seeks to reveal existing networks in Melbourne’s – and Australia’s – creative landscape, and to shape new connections between artists. Featuring work by a dynamic group – Chela Edmunds, Abbey Rich, Elizabeth Barnett, Katia Carletti, Tessy King, Samantha O’Farrell, Bianca Mavrick, Louise Meuwissen, Kirsten Perry, Merryn Lloyd, Cheralyn Lim, Georgina Glanville, Ashley Ronning and Rosaleen Ryan – the show fosters cooperative practice and provides a space for artists to explore new directions in their work. Given minimal parameters regarding the form that completed work should take, each pairing has interpreted the collaborative exercise in wildly different ways, with diverse and exciting results. Containing terrariums, tea sets, life size garments, jewellery and more, the exhibition has taken on a life of its own and veered off in exciting and unexpected directions. Taking place across cities and states, the collaborative exercise has connected artists from a range of geographical locations, bringing together and strengthening links within a wide group of makers. From its outset, Guild of Objects has always been dedicated to generating and supporting a community of artists. Launching on 3 August, 'In Common' perfectly encapsulates this mission, by providing an opportunity for artists to come together, to interact and share ideas.