• COLLECTORS / COLLECTIONS: ONKAPARINGA

COLLECTORS / COLLECTIONS: ONKAPARINGA

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An evolving exhibition of local collections that blurs the boundaries between art and the everyday.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE EXHIBITION AT SAUBIERHOUSE CULTURAL EXCHANGE – 16 DEC 2017 – 27 JANUARY 2018

What defines a collection? Are two objects enough? Three? or more?

What is your collection? How many objects are there in it currently? What are the reasons you collect? What are the stories behind the objects? When did you start? Why did you start this collection? Or did you inherit it?

Did you try to stop? Do you have other collections? Do you know any other people with collections?

COLLECTORS/COLLECTIONS is an investigation into the aesthetics of local culture through the eyes of local collectors and their personal collections. It unearths and documents collecting as a passion, obsession, quest, habit or even something you tried to stop but didn’t.

In COLLECTORS/COLLECTIONS knowledge, specialization and the personal become the key motivators and catalysts for cultural discourse and visibility.

COLLECTORS/COLLECTIONS is an art project that is made from the participation of individuals to generate the outcome. It sought genuine discussions with people about their collections and asked if they would like to take part in the development of an outcome at Sauerbier House, Port Noarlunga.

COLLECTORS/COLLECTORS gathered a cross section of local people with similar interests in collecting, to create a project that opened up a space to share knowledge and information about specific things. It used the gallery as a space to explore the parallels and similarities between the highart collector and those whose fascination lie within the everyday.

COLLECTORS/COLLECTIONS is also part of Paul’s PHD research into new models of art engagement based on a collaborative process of reciprocal exchange and shared interests.

COLLECTORS/COLLECTIONS is an ongoing collaborative project with Nadia Cusimano as is supported by the University of Tasmania. The version COLLECTORS/COLLECTIONS: WAIKERIE FILMS is being made in collaboration with The Waikerie District Historical Society & OSCA/ Open Space Contemporary Arts and will premiere in May 2018 as part of SA History Month.

NO COLLECTION IS OFF LIMITS.