03 July 2010
I had a great art day today. DAMP took part in SUPER MARKET at Gertrude Street gallery, curated by Kim Brockett.
My personal highlight was Kim bought one of my Yet boxes. This is my first art sale. (It was the one containing the Sirena Tuna in spring water).
From the DAMP point of view I think we should have been swapping our work, in keeping with the other art groups involved.
It was a huge success overall. The audience was diverse and it was very busy for most of the afternoon. I spent most of the time on a rug on the footpath where DAMP had our art stall. But I made some time to take part in the other works:
- Smashed some of the giant cookie map of Melbourne’s CBD, by Sibling architecture etc collective
- Chatted with the Hotham Street Ladies. I got a photo of them by Tina Inserra, a cup of tea and the gossip about Mel Gibson’s outburst in return for a recipe (Hot Summer Soba) and the beginning of a conversation about how to do a business plan.
- As You Were Saying got three statements from me of something I would like to see happen and in return I got their painting of one: analogue Facebook in real life
SUPER MARKET was a one off but lots of people said they wanted it to happen again. It was part of an event series around Always Moving (A performance laboratory in several parts), a group exhibition curated by Jared Davis, which continues until 17 July.