theSPACE

So, theGRID’s residency is over for me, and the new artists have moved in. I thought it would be nice to have a wee retrospect of what Danish and I (along with Dale Mundi, and Ben Tupas of Oh Darling Downs) did with the space at the end of the day.
 
It’s been a gradual process, and I’ve added the photos haphazardly. The only way to best capture the madness might be stop-motion, over a period of weeks. But, here’s a break down of what we’ve done.
 
Drawing on butcher’s paper, hanging up collages and bunting

….so there you go then
 
[Desk.workspace] – Kelly’s space

After about a month, I had a couple of desks and what not in the space that I was using infrequently. In part, that was because they were being used for extra height when painting murals (wall drawings?).

I eventually got tired of that and carved out an L-shaped deskspace, into which I piled paint, plastic, snacks, wools, matryoshkas, all manner of junk. That was then my space, but from it I could access/view the room’s many wonderful features;

Flooring:

Loved that astroturf

Fireplace/vent (with helpful fire diagram above):

A corner of Ben’s space (shelf + plants), example of Dale’s work
                                     
 
Olive green velveteen couches (cranky old muppets not included): 
Some nice n’ shitty couches – they are even worse in person

A role model for organisational skills (good feng shui?):


Ben’s ultra-organised space
 

Eye-candy:

Dale & Danish’s hellspace. Every piece of paper for itself in there.
No room is complete without one of these: 
Dale, again

Or one of these:

uni-CORNY ahaha!
 
Dale’s latest plan: Genetically modifying snakes that shoot tears/upsidedown hearts at intruders to lull them into a state of confusion

This actually worked really well. Thanks, [flat-pack assembly furniture company]
 
Every week, there’d be some other thing on the walls – hard to see in this photo but they’ve really pulled the room together

Then, it was over. I packed everything in a number of boxes, pulled down the bunting, and left.

[End residency].

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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