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A View From Where I Was Sleeping

Past Exhibition
10 Mar – 22 Jul 2012
Free

Frances Upritchard, Martino Gamper, and Karl Fritsch, Gesamtkunstwerk, 2011-2012. mixed media installation. Courtesy of Hamish McKay Gallery

Frances Upritchard, Martino Gamper, and Karl Fritsch, Gesamtkunstwerk, 2011-2012. mixed media installation. Courtesy of Hamish McKay Gallery

Karl Chitham & MOTH (Museum of True History), Derelict, 2011. cardboard, hot glue. Private Collections

Karl Chitham & MOTH (Museum of True History), Derelict, 2011. cardboard, hot glue. Private Collections

Raewyn Atkinson & Catherine Griffiths, Protest Vessel, 2003. red earthenware, black and white slips, laser transfer prints. Collection of The Dowse Art Museum

Raewyn Atkinson & Catherine Griffiths, Protest Vessel, 2003. red earthenware, black and white slips, laser transfer prints. Collection of The Dowse Art Museum

Crystal Chain Gang, Walter Dear Walter, 2012. cast glass, steel frame. Courtesy of the artist

Crystal Chain Gang, Walter Dear Walter, 2012. cast glass, steel frame. Courtesy of the artist

Frances Upritchard, Martino Gamper, and Karl Fritsch, Gesamtkunstwerk (detail), 2011-2012. mixed media installation. Courtesy of Hamish McKay Gallery

Frances Upritchard, Martino Gamper, and Karl Fritsch, Gesamtkunstwerk (detail), 2011-2012. mixed media installation. Courtesy of Hamish McKay Gallery

Each work is the result of an exchange of ideas, charged with a kind of intimacy; the collaborations imbued with the history of their making and the personal relationships that shaped them.

A selection of collaborative art and design works from the 1950s to the present by local and international artists. The title is taken from a poem of the same name by Gregory O’Brien, which can be seen in the exhibition wrapped around a ceramic vase by artist Noel McKenna.

Often working across surprisingly different artistic disciplines, A View From Where I Was Sleeping includes graphic designers, glass artists, jewellers, writers, sculptors, furniture designers, ceramicists, rug makers, painters, typographers, and multi-media interdisciplinary artists.

Each work is the outcome of a particular exchange of ideas and is consequently charged with a certain kind of intimacy. These collaborations are imbued with the history of their own making, and those personal relationships that shaped them. Other artists in the show include Raewyn Atkinson, Catherine Griffiths, Kate Woods, Jenny Bornholdt, Lucie Rie, Karl Fritsch, Francis Upritchard and many more.

Curated by Blumhardt Curatorial Intern, Lily Hacking