Sisters Lucy Glade-Wright and Jo Harris started their online shopping emporium, Hunting for George, in 2010, and it’s been full steam ahead ever since. In 2014, Lucy added a new tier to the business with the Hunting Collective, an initiative dedicated to showcasing the work of local artists, in unison with Waverly Industries, a local business that provides support and employment opportunities for people living with disabilities. ‘We love the terrific work they do, and Hunting Collective is an opportunity to create awareness of their business,’ mentions Lucy.
Lucy developed the collective, which features different artists annually, as a means to explore the creative processes of local artists she has long admired. ‘Our main objective with this project is to document and share these creative stories, in a bid to inspire a new collection of Australian talent’ she says.
Now in its third year, the Hunting Collective asks a group of local artists to customise a plain plywood clock from Waverly Industries. The brief is loose, which makes for wonderfully diverse results. Each clock is auctioned off, with the proceeds split between the artist and Waverly Industries.
This year, the Hunting For George team have documented each participating artist’s process with a series of videos capturing each creative in their studio. We love this rare glimpse into these private creative spaces! The artists included in this year’s collective are Beci Orpin, Andrea Shaw, Sarah Kelk, Nathan Johnson, Cam Stynes, Otis Carey, Geoffrey Carran, Leona Fietz, Sara Hingle, Bobby Clark, Amy Wright, and Ren Pidgeon and Georgia Harvey.
HFG’s Hunting Collective online auction runs until tomorrow, and all clocks are viewable online here.