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Residency | 3 June – 9 July 2017

Event | About Saturday 8 July 6pm

Invited to reimagine the use of the Boxcopy gallery space and to ponder the possible future direction of artist run practice, Simone Hine has chosen to turn the camera onto artist run institutions themselves. Artists and curators who have made a contribution to Boxcopy over the past ten years, as voluntary staff or exhibitors, have been invited to discuss their ideas about Artist-Run-Initiatives. Each artist or curator taking part in this project has run an Artist-Run-Initiative at some point. These discussions will run alongside the production and installation of a multi-channel video work that will compile these discussions, and will be exhibited at a closing event. The work puts focus onto Artist-Run-Initiatives as institutions, spaces and sites of labour, while relying on the physical space provided by Boxcopy to generate, install and exhibit the final outcome.

Simone would like to thank the participants in the work – Courtney Coombs, Caitlin Franzmann, Spencer Harvie, Annie Macindoe, Amy-Clare McCarthy, Daniel McKewen, Elizabeth Willing and Kyle Weise.


Simone Hine is an artist, curator and writer. Her artworks have been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at Careof (Milan), Australian Experimental Art Foundation (Adelaide), Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne), Queensland Art Gallery (Brisbane), and Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (Perth).  She has curated exhibitions as part of Window National (across the USA), Blindside (Melbourne) and Counihan Gallery (Melbourne). She also co-curated the Melbourne Art Fair Video Program in 2015, with long-term collaborator Kyle Weise. Hine was a founding co-director of Screen Space (Melbourne), a screen-based gallery (2010 – 2016) and Beam Contemporary (Melbourne), a commercial gallery (2010 – 2014). In 2015 Hine completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne.