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Residency | 6 – 27 May 2017

Event | Hive Mind Wednesday 24 May 6pm

Project for Future Alternatives invites artists to reimagine the use of the gallery space and the possible directions of artist run practice. Building on our recent collaborative projects with local, national and international artist run spaces, which considered the provocation that ‘small acts of resistance can create change’ – this project is focused on the future imaginings of artist run activity in the context of Boxcopy’s ten year celebrations.

The Project for Future Alternatives is an opportunity for a flash-back of known and unknowns – for Archie and Erika to explore and find comfort in mediating, navigating and embalming their bodies and histories into shared objects.  These objects will act as an awareness of things as they are, what they are going to be, outlining boundaries between what’s yours and what’s mine, and a quest to find the best seat in the house.


Archie Moore completed his Bachelor of Visual Arts at Queensland University of Technology in 1998. In 2001, he was awarded the Millennial Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship which enabled him to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Recent solo exhibitions include Blood Fraction, The Commercial Gallery, Sydney (2015);  14 Queensland Nations (Nations imagined by RH Matthews), Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Adelaide and Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra; and  A Circum/Intro/Extro/Retrospective, Bus Projects, Melbourne (all 2014).  In 2015, he presented a major installation work in a two-person exhibition with Matt Calder, Re-locating the Land, at System Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. In 2011, Archie began a musical collaboration, ∑gg√e|n, with fellow artist, David M. Thomas, which continues to be active in an expanded form today to include two other visual artists: Geoffrey Vagg and Paul Wrigley.

Erika Scott completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) with Honours at the Queensland University of Technology in 2010. Scott was a founding director of the Artist Run Initiative ‘Accidentally Annie St Space’ and currently runs sporadic projects on a rooftop in Red Hill named ‘The Soylent Spot’. She has exhibited in the emerging category of the 2016 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, The Royal Queensland Show’s Pisciculture competition and with Bus Projects in Melbourne. Erika also collaborates with Brooke Ferguson on sound projects, concentrating on writing and performing spoken word.