Slow Art Collective (Dylan Martorell, Chaco Kato with guest artists Joseph Griffiths and Brian Spiteri) created a mammoth loom in the middle of Artplay in Fedration squire. Children collaborators came and refurbished to transform installation in the week.
Slow Art Collective (Dylan Martorell and Chaco Kato) @ Warrnambool Art Museum, Fun 4 Kids Festival 2015/Jul
Bamboo House Musique was an interactive art experience which utilises re-purposed materials found on site and combines live plants incorporated with touch based electronics. A playful space set within a magical string construction for rest, craft, music creation and discovery – Warrnambool Art Gallery
Conflicted is an exploration of ways in which art looks into
the difficult relationship between art and war.
Delving deeply into the nature of conflict and what lies at the heart of
the human propensity to battle, the exhibition promises to take a sweeping view
into what is a complex concern for all of humanity.
At a time of reflection on the centenary anniversary of
Gallipoli, Conflicted offers a blend of historical and contemporary
investigations into the very idea of conflict.
The ways in which we understand adversarial relationships, the nature of
competition and battle ingrained from our childhood, and how art is used to
examine such ideas is put under the microscope.
Artists include: Kieran Boland, Juan Ford, Siri Hayes, Slow Art
Collective, Michael Peck, Mathew Greentree and Connor Grogan
(representatives of International Airspace Operations). Also featuring
works from the Town Hall Gallery Collection.
Slow Art Collective (Chaco Kato, Dylan Martorell) Edgar Hechavarria Ricardo, students from Castlemaine Secondary College Loomūsica is the
Castlemaine State Festival’s signature arts mentorship project bringing
together Slow Art Collective, Cuban artist Edgar Hechavarria Ricardo,
and students from Castlemaine Secondary College. Together they will
create a site-specific installation that honors the manufacturing
history of the former Castlemaine Woollen Mills. Utilising re-purposed
materials found on site and incorporating kinetic sculpture, robot
components and basic DIY electronics, Loomūsica plays with the notions of loom and harp.
This adventurous collaboration
offers an opportunity for our local young people to work with prominent
Australian and international artists to explore sustainable practices
and concepts of value: cultural, place, societal and material. Slow Art Collective is a
Melbourne-based artistic collective that focuses on creative practices
and ethics relating to environmental sustainability, material ethics,
DIY culture and collaboration. Edgar Hechavarria Ricardo is
based in Havana, Cuba. A former member of the acclaimed radical
collective ‘Enema’, Edgar has exhibited extensively in Cuba and
internationally. Loomūsica is his first work in Australia.