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;


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


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

Visual artist originally from Australia, travelling the world creating crocheted wearable art and functional textile pieces. Sustainable art and slow fashion made from recycled fabrics, wools and metal. Colourful. Psychedelic. Unique.
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