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Studio A: Co Lab, Firstdraft, June 2018
In celebration of Firstdraft’s exhibition Paired, curated by Harriet Body, Studio A presented Co-Lab.
Studio A Co-Lab was an experimental activation of the gallery space that involved much more than just looking at art. Visitors saw Studio A artists at work, worked with Studio A artists and became part of the work itself.
Thom Roberts was there to digitally remaster visitors' faces into an emoji, while hopeless romantic, Meagan Pelham guided guests in an ‘Owl Love’ drawing workshop before they discovered their comic alter ego as Greg Sindel drew out their inner super hero.
Ringmaster and roaming performer Skye Saxon was on hand to keep everyone in line as kooky koala, Emily Crockford created chaos. And when the interaction goy all too much, visitors kicked back with a sausage sizzle and enjoyed live painting by Peter Dudding and Paul Williams.
From 2pm special guests, Hack Sounds, a community-based and collaborative electronic music outfit for people of all abilities, played a special set.
Paired, Firstdraft, curated by Harriet Body, June 2018
Paired was an exhibition of eight collaborative projects between artists living with and without intellectual / developmental disability or cognitive difference including three Studio A-supported collaborations – Thom & Angelmouse, Emily Crockford & Rosie Deacon, and Arunan Dharmalingam & Jessica Hodgkinson – alongside other nationally and internationally-based artists, Henry Jock Walker & Scott Pyle (SA), Dion Beasley & Johanna Bell (NT), Kate Adams & Paul Colley (UK), and Glenn Barkley & John and Glenda Havilah (NSW).
Bunny Up, TWT Block Party, March 2018
As North Sydney's new kids on the block, we recently participated in our first ever TWT Block Party!
The TWT Creative Precinct brings innovation and inspiration to the St Leonards area. Brand X is a non-profit arts organisation engaged to manage TWT Creative Precinct. Their focus is in the repurposing of spaces so that artists have a place to create new work.
The TWT Block Party is a free annual event of exhibitions, performance, music and workshops for all the community, taking over the back streets and lane ways of St Leonards.
Studio A took over a garage on Atchinson Lane with original art work on display, alongside Easter-inspired decorations and artists working and weaving on site.
Suburbia, Cement Fondu, March-April 2018
Sydney's newest contemporary art space, Cement Fondu, launched on Saturday 10 March, with an exhibition featuring some of Sydney’s most exciting artists, including artists from Studio A.
Studio A-supported collaborative duo, Emily Crockford and Rosie Deacon created a vividly immersive installation over a two month residency in Cement Fondu's Project Space and Studio A artists Mathew Calandra, Daniel Kim, Thom Roberts, Peter Dudding and Annette Galstaun also contributed to the installation with a collection of portraits depicting select neighbours living in the vicinity of the gallery.
First two installation photographs by Document Photography.
Studio A Love Launch, Studio A, February 2018
The Studio A Love Launch was a party to celebrate our move to new premises in Crows Nest. The event also launched our 50/50 Fundraiser, which will continue until May 2018. Any donation made will be worth more than you can imagine thanks to Creative Partnerships Australia's Plus1 program that will match all donations made to our campaign – ultimately doubling your cash and impact!
If you'd like to donate to Studio A, you can do so here.
Photographs by Document Photography.