19 Aug - 21 Aug 2010
19 Aug 12-9pm
20 Aug 12-9pm
21 Aug 12-6pm
Performances on the 19th and 20th August will correspond with the Nicholas Building Open Studio event 4-9pm.
Galleries One and Two
12 Artists, An empty space. The dawn of a civilization. As part of an ARI exchange program Melbourne-based Tape Projects and Hobart-based Six_a will invade and colonize Blindside. Lazy Slum will be a cross-disciplinary experiment in what happens when you build a society from scratch. Think Lord of the Flies meets Better Homes and Gardens. Dystopian community meets tribal display home. Over three days a game will unfold where audience and artists alike are governed by the rules and roles of this fleeting micro community.
Let the games begin.
Tape Projects is a collective of emerging artists who champion provocative, temporal, audio-visual works and site-specific performances in and around Melbourne. Tape Projects showcases diverse temporal and cross-media works by Australian and international artists. Members of Dotmov and 123TV founded Tape Projects in 2006, after we identified the significant lack of exhibition opportunities for young and emerging artists making work in non-traditional, collaborative and temporal art forms. Tape Projects members: Cait Foran, Eugenia Lim, Tanja Milbourne, Michael Prior, Zoe Scoglio, Jessie Scott and Nic Whyte.
Six_a inc is an artist run initiative in North Hobart, Tasmania who formed mid 2007. Six a inc. provides a supportive environment for artists to take risks and experiment within their practice, to receive constructive technical and curatorial assistance in their attainment of conceptual resolution. Six a inc. support an inclusive of art culture that incorporates a cross pollination of art, music, film, writing, sound and performance, and whenever possible, offer a platform for these different media to co-exist in dialogue, and without hierarchy. Six_a members: Astrid Joyce, Alicia King, Jordan Marson, Mish Meijers, Jack Robins, Peter A Robinson, Amanda Shone and Tricky Walsh
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Nicholas Building level 7 room 14
37 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria 3000
Enter via lifts in Cathedrale Arcade corner of Flinders Lane
Open 12-6pm Tuesday to Saturday during exhibition program
BLINDSIDE is supported by the City of Melbourne.
BLINDSIDE's projects have been assisted by the Australian Government
through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory
body, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the
Australian, State and Territory Governments.