So, what is the Crumbling Ecologies Project about?
The Crumbling Ecologies Project uses the ecological conundrum as a metaphor to discuss crumbling diversity and sustainability in Melbourne’s diminishing arts schools. The works presented critically address how the economic climate has affected the infrastructures that support artistic practice in Melbourne, commenting on how the culture of learning is changing.
The project’s distinct objective is to bring together the group of artists impacted and activate a Creative Network of makers independent of the Universities and TAFEs through making a large collaborative installation to be presented- April 2012 at Craft Victoria. The aim of the Creative Network is to stimulate future independent art initiatives and collaborations, to ensure that craft practice in Melbourne endures this time of change.
Crumbling Ecology is a large collaborative installation to be made with the assistance of volunteering artists who wish to comment on how the closure of Melbourne’s craft based studios will impact their ongoing arts practice. The installation will feature hand made geraium leaves that upon closer inspection appear on the brink of crumbling, embodying the story of their makers.
All artists involved in making the work will be credited in the exhibition at Craft Victoria. The fabrication of the work will also be photographically documented form an artist zine to accompany the exhibition.
Please get in contact with Jasmine if you would like to get involved in the project-
0416 006 990