Susan Hutton and I have been selected to take part in a new project in Maryborough. The curator is Judy Barrass. She says:
‘The project approaches the museum as a place of relevance to contemporary culture and local community. The intention is to stimulate audience engagement and interest in museums through innovative approaches to interpreting and examining their collections.
Six artists will be asked to focus their attention on the historical collections in Maryborough. Each of the artists will be allocated a collection and asked to develop artworks for an exhibition to be held in Gatakers Artspace in May 2011. Artist interventions within museum spaces are also possible as part of the exhibition.
The artists will be expected to interact with the objects in the collections in creative ways, and to explore and invigorate the interface between the collection and the audience. They will be encouraged to question the assumptions and expectations interwoven into museum practice and the acquisition, ordering and display of objects in the museum context.’
This should be quite interesting. There will be a two day workshop in January leading into the project.
In the meantime, Susha and I had another photoshoot. We worked solidly for 5 hours or so, and achieved some great results.
‘Susha Shulenski’, a portrait by Christine Turner
‘Christine Turner’, a portrait by Susha Shulenski'