15 August - 22 September
Craft Victoria, Melbourne
Collaboration with Yoko Ozawa. Three seperate handles made from Eucalyptus to fit Yoko Ozawa’s teapots, glazed with Eucalyptus ash.
“From the elaborate to the minimal – this showcase at Craft presents the teapots of over fifteen contemporary craftspeople working across a diversity of discipline.
Whether functional or sculptural, each teapot possesses its own identity. Appearing across many cultures throughout the centuries, this well-known form has seen numerous interpretations and has left an indelible mark on the history of the world. While tea itself has been consumed for centuries, the teapot as we know it today is much more modern.” (Craft)
Garambi Baan (Laughing Waters) Arts & Culture Centre Residency
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
In-development since mid 2017, the Garambi Baan (Laughing Waters) Arts & Culture Centre Residency will be housed in two significant buildings within a conservation reserve managed by Parks Victoria on Laughing Waters Road, Eltham. These two buildings were operated as a residency program from the mid 1990's up until the closure of the program by Nillumbik Shire Council in 2015. They are both important buildings, having been designed and built by landscape architect Gordon Ford and architect Alistair Knox, respectively. The two buildings require urgent restoration works to halt their advancing deterioration.
- Wurundjeri Land & Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Aboriginal Corporation
- Parks Victoria
- Nillumbik Shire Council
- Ilbijerri Theatre
- Next Wave Festival
- Arts House
- Bundoora Homestead/Darebin Council
- Maroondah City Council
The project has been shortlisted for Pick My Project funding, which you can now vote for. In order to restore the two incredible buildings and launch a new residency program, we need to secure funds. Delivered by the Department of Premier & Cabinet, Pick My Project is open to all Victorians to vote on their favourite projects. If you are keen to vote for Laughing Waters you can do so here, please also see details on how to vote below.
Residency Projects will deliver a responsive, multi-streamed program that will include:
- Live-in residencies for independent artists/groups of all disciplines
- An annual program of public talks, events, workshops and exhibitions
- A residency stream for partnering arts and cultural organisations
- Arts and cultural use by the Wurundjeri Land Council, including collaborative projects with Residency Projects
How to vote:
1. Register a Pick My Project Account
2. Enter Eltham as the suburb in which you wish to vote
3. Select A New Laughing Waters from the 30 projects you will see (midway down), followed by two additional projects you wish to see funded, they are equally weighted
Residency Projects ackowledges the Wurundjeri as the Traditional Custordians of Garambi Baan (Laughing Waters), we thank the Wurundjeri Land & Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Aboriginal Corporation for their support and partnership. We also thank Parks Victoria and Nillumbik Shire Council for their partnership and ongoing support.
Cabinet of objects collected from the grounds of the Boorhaman Primary School, 2017
Outcomes of Boorhaman Residency Program
Wangaratta Art Gallery, Victoria
A curated exhibition by Kate Hill and Eugene Howard building on the Boorhaman Residency of Spring, 2017.
Boorhaman Residency Project took place during the Spring of 2017 and is a project devised by artists Kate Hill and Eugene Howard, the directors of Residency Projects. This project has an overarching emphasis on how art practices can intersect with place, communities and environments to uncover a deeper level of understanding and connectedness.
The Boorhaman Project took the form of an artist-in-residence and project commission, with artists Chaco Kato and Dylan Martorell living and working in the small rural town of Boorhaman. Both artists responded to different site-specific elements through their works, and worked with community members through the delivery of workshops which contributed to the final project outcome, to be exhibited at Wangaratta Art Gallery.