Magpie Museum

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Dodd, Sue and Durrant, Bianca (2015) Magpie Museum. [Show/Exhibition]


DECADE is a group exhibition, which presents a rapid fire of collaborations between carefully selected artists who have made a significant contribution to Trocadero Art Space over the past years. This was an exhibition of original creative works including two videos, and a series of found objects for a group exhibition titled "Decade". Artist's were formed into (random) pairs to create collaborative works that reflected on the artist run gallery project, Trocadero, celebrating 10 years in operation as a exhibition space and studio complex in Footscray. The project was designed to investigate notions of place, artistic identity and collaborative creative endeavour. Artist Bianca Durrant and I exhibited around 10 individual works together to produce a "collection" which we combined into a form of miniature 'institutional critique' titled "The Magpie Museum." The works included a performative video, which vocally mimicked the call of the magpie and another video work re-presenting magpies in domestic settings. Other works tracked flocks of local birds around the Maribyrnong River and phonetically reproduced the Magpie 'warble' as drawing. The works conceptually referenced the intersection of nature and culture, and the everyday yet extraordinary contribution of artists as natural to the Footscray Community and environment.

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Contribution to exhibition consisted of Two videos and a series of found objects

Item type Show/Exhibition
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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts
Current > Division/Research > College of Arts and Education
Keywords Place; Artistic identity; Creative collaboration; nature and culture; video art
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