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Inside the Intermission Project, on Now in Collingwood

Art

In the heart of Collingwood, over 40 artists have adorned the walls, floors and ceilings of an abandoned school with their work.

It all sounds very New York in the 80s, or Berlin in the 90s, but it’s happening just around the corner! Intermission Project opens tonight, and runs until January 21st.

13th January, 2018

Intermission Project opens tonight in Collingwood. Photo – Amelia Stanwix.

Artist Kenz puts the finishing touches on his work. Photo – Amelia Stanwix.

Paintings in the stairwell by Tom Gerrard. Photo – Amelia Stanwix.

Installation by DNART. Photo – Amelia Stanwix.

Mural by DNART. Photo – Amelia Stanwix.

Mural by DNART and Lucy Lucy. Photo – Amelia Stanwix.

Photo – Amelia Stanwix.

Mural and floor painting by Justine Mcallister. Photo – Amelia Stanwix.

Miniature sculpture by Goon Hugs. Photo – Amelia Stanwix.

Goodie! The show’s 23-year old curator. Photo – Amelia Stanwix.

Artist Goon Hugs removed 10,000 of his own paste-up tags for an earlier show in 2016 – reworked here for his new installation. Photo – Amelia Stanwix.

Sally Tabart
Saturday 13th January 2018

‘The work isn’t archival or precious. It’s important, but is not made to last forever’ – Goodie.

Intermission Project has been curated by Goodie, a 23-year-old mural artist, on behalf of Melbourne street-art network Juddy Roller, and sprawls across three floors of what was formerly the Collingwood School of Art and Design.

‘I wanted to include people who would experiment in the unique space,’ Goodie tells us, ‘I was keen to showcase a range of artistic practices and modes of exhibiting, ranging from sculpture, installation, graffiti, painting and performance, from artists of different ages, genders, backgrounds…’

Now vacant, the building itself has been around since 1871, but unlike a lot of sites in the area, is not condemned to become another block of shiny apartments with an underground carpark. Soon, construction will begin to develop this former TAFE into the Contemporary Arts Precinct; a working arts precinct and cultural hub that supports the local art community (you may recognise it also as the location of TDF Open House 2017!)

Goodie’s aptly-named experimental project takes place in this ‘intermission’ before re-development, with artists given absolute freedom to realise their ideas, is a nod to the creative past and future of the space. ‘We are very much just adding to the intrinsically interesting vibe that the building already has going on!’ Goodie says, ‘It’s an immersive whole site intervention to navigate through and view artwork in.’

In a week’s time, the exhibition will be over. Soon after that, the building will be redeveloped, and the works will go with it. But according to Goodie, the temporary nature is what it’s all about: ‘The work isn’t archival or precious. It’s important, but is not made to last forever… the documentation might, so the process is interesting!’

Intermission Project’  Group Exhibition
Opening Saturday January 13th, 3pm – 6pm
Exhibition runs January 14th – 21st, 10am – 4pm
Contemporary Arts Precinct
35 Johnson Street
Collingwood

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