Machines and Makers

Fri Nov 10 to Sun Feb 11

Showing At: Address:
Telefunken Drive, Ardross WA 6153
Opening Hours:
Wednesday: 10am - 2pm Friday: 10am - 2pm Sunday: 12pm - 4pm.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION


Machines and Makers: displaying a healthy obsession for sewing machines captures the extraordinary history of a disruptive technology from the 19th Century that changed the world. The exhibition takes us through the magic of creating stitch, texture and beauty, and reflects on the disposable clothing culture of the 21st Century.

The proposition for this exhibition was to invite a response from twelve artists, each coming from a widely different skill sets and talent base, but each of them bringing a high level of intelligent thought to the invention and what that machine meant in terms of economic, political and social change within households from the 1850's to the present day.

The artist's various approaches can be broadly grouped into three areas of investigation - the political, social and economic differences made by the inventions, many of which are seen through the lens of memory.

"The exhibition is a reflection on the ingenuity that enabled the invention of the sewing machine, and what that technology meant for society and the wider world.” - Mundaring Arts Centre

ITINERARY


2018
December 14, 2018 - January 26, 2019 Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany WA

2017
November 10, 2017 - February 11, 2018 Wireless Hill Museum, Ardross WA

EXHIBITION DETAILS


ORGANISING INSTITUTION
Mundaring Arts Centre Inc

CURATOR
Jude van der Merwe

ARTISTS
Nalda Searles, Eva Fernandez, Angela McHarrie, Geoffrey Drake Brockman, Susie Vickery, Carol Lowry, Paul Caporn, Mikaela Castledine, Judith Forrest, Stuart Elliott, Linda van der Merwe, Tee Ken Ng

MEDIUM
new media, 2D, mixed media

INSTALLATION
25 artworks (some artworks have multiple components)
(projectors, monitors, media players, display plinths provided); power source required for 4 artworks
45 - 55 running metres

LEARNING CENTRE
Education resource (includes teachers notes, curriculum and ideas, glossary of terms, primary and secondary gallery questions)
Free education and public programs (includes public events, artist talks incursion and excursion with schools, discounted ARTBUS, sponsored by Healthway to promote the Smarter than Smoking message)

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT*
Making on Machines workshops - to be advised

MARKETING
Media on the Move Kit (includes: e-invitation template, artwork for hard copy invitation, media release, promotional images, logos and acknowledgements)

INTERPRETATION MATERIALS
Exhibition, ART ON THE MOVE and Healthway panels
Artwork labels
Exhibition brochures (free for distribution)

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES*
Working with touring exhibitions; Handling artworks; Installation of 2D and 3D artworks; Exhibition lighting

TOUR DURATION
November 2017 - March 2020
Available WA and interstate

COST SHARE
WA $3,500.00 (inc gst)
Interstate to be advised

CRATES
10 crates, totalling 10 cubic metres (tbc); exhibition delivered by a dedicated vehicle (WA)

*Extra cost involved