EMERALD THREADS by SLOW ART COLLECTIVE
In the past 7 years, Slow Art Collective have created various large scale participatory artworks that play with ideas of sustainability, improvisation, on-site learning and experimentation often incorporating various elements of DIY sound, weaving, food and plant production and gameplay.
In their latest project ‘Emerald Threads’, Slow Art Collective will build an evolving structure that will house a series of resting places for the public. Inviting public participation and intervention from interested members of the South Melbourne community and residents, these resting places will offer people a chance to take a break and enjoy a space of relative peace and calm.
Woven warp walls will grow and be filled with weaving and tapestry drawings. Materials such as coloured canvas fabrics will also be incorporated into the final design to help shelter areas from the elements. Other materials used will include bamboo, domestic scaffold and other materials sourced from the area. The final structure will become a stage and site for small live activations and performances.
It will be a site for experimentation, play and gathering.
‘Emerald Threads’ is a collaborative project between the Australian Tapestry Workshop, Multicultural Arts Victoria and Slow Art Collective. This project is supported by the City of Port Phillip.
About Slow Art Collective
Slow Art Collective is an artistic collective (core members: Dylan Martorell and Chaco Kato) that focuses on creative practices and ethics relating to environmental sustainability, material ethics, DIY culture and collaboration. As an interdisciplinary group of artists, SAC is interested in process-driven practices where the focus is on the act of making.
Recent commissioned projects include Leaf House Musique, Mpavillion, Arch-Loom 7, at Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Summertime Party, Arts House, MelbourneNow NGV, Loomusica at Castlemaine statefestival, Gertrude Contemporary, Shelter at McDonald’s Drive-through. Slow Art Collective also run numerous workshop.
3rd – 10th March 2018
Town Hall Reserve
(in front of the South Melbourne Town Hall),
Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC 3205