January – April 2016
The Boxcopy Summer School series is an open-ended format that activates the gallery space with performances, discussions, lectures and workshops, exploring creative pedagogical approaches to art making and the provocation that ‘small acts of resistance can create change’.
Summer School includes projects by artists who explore and exploit the creative potential of pedagogical forms such as the Workshop, Lecture or Essay. More broadly, the series includes artists who engage with ideas and practices of experimental pedagogies; explore the social, dialogic or participatory contexts of learning and idea exchange; or subvert ideas of ‘authority’, ‘mastery’ or expertise.
Summer School also considers how artist run activity may act as sites of resistance and the potential of these spaces and dialogues to open up new ways of thinking and doing.
Image: Sarah Rodigari Options, Boxcopy Window Commission for Summer School series 2016. Graphic design Ella Sutherland.
BODY INFORMATION WORKSHOPS
Workshops | Monday 25 – Wednesday 27 January 2016
Exhibition Event | Saturday 30 January 6pm
The Body Information Workshops are an ongoing study that involves gallery visitors completing tasks that document their body experience. At Boxcopy, Leena will facilitate a number of tasks in one-on-one private sessions and group sessions from Monday 25 January – Wednesday 27 January. Join us for a one-night exhibition event at the conclusion of the project on Saturday 30 January at 6pm. For workshop bookings and information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: Leena Riethmuller Body Information Workshops, Boxcopy 2016.
Sunday 14 February 2 – 5pm
Join us on Sunday afternoon for a pop up Bookshop at Boxcopy and browse through an eclectic arrangement of pre-loved art books and magazines. For this event we have commissioned a limited edition work Pocket Money by Archie Moore and will be launching the Sliding Door (2014-2015) compilation.
Image: Archie Moore Sacred sights (The first intervention), 2008.
THE LUCY R. LIPPARD LECTURE
Sunday 21 February 5pm
Diana Smith and Kelly Doley with contributions from Jude Adams, Janine Burke, Bonita Ely, Julie Ewington, Deborah Kelly, Anne Marsh, Joanna Mendelssohn, Catriona Moore, Ann Newmarch, Jill Orr and Ann Stephen (ongoing)
The Lucy R. Lippard Lecture is part of an ongoing project by artist/researchers Diana Smith and Kelly Doley that investigates pedagogical tools for reconsidering feminist art histories and futures. Join Sunday School as they re-visit the historic moment of Lucy Lippard’s 1975 visit to Australia through a performance lecture that incorporates oral histories and reenactment.
Image: Sue Ford Lucy R. Lippard visit to Ewing gallery, Melbourne, 1975. Courtesy the Sue Ford Archive.
26 February – 22 April 2016
Sarah Rodigari creates works that address economies of exchange pertaining to socio-political engagement, shared authorship and new institutional critique. Working at the intersections of theatre, visual art and social practice her method is responsive and context specific. Recent projects take the form of lecture, text, video, collaboration and curation. Rodigari is a founding member of the collective Field Theory; who make and support art projects that cross disciplines, shift contexts and seek new strategies for intervening in the public sphere. For the Summer School series, Sarah has produced a work for the Boxcopy Window Commission. Graphic design by Ella Sutherland.
Image: Sarah Rodigari A Filibuster of Dreams, 2014.
Friday 26 February 6pm
Saturday 27 February 10am-12pm
Kym Maxwell is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work incorporates spatial installation, arts writing, curation and pedagogic projects. Maxwell’s work explores risk adversity, play paradigms and relational aesthetics. Her work concerns the types of interpersonal relationships she generates from new situations such as socially engaged art activity and curation. Specifically, Maxwell’s productions are thoughtful regarding the variety of media and complex life/work situations she interacts with, as she sequences them into publications, photography, installation, collage, public intervention and/or programming.
Image: Kym Maxwell (Director) Field 1968. HD 3 Channel video work with sound (33:00 mins). Production still.
HOW TO BLOW UP A BUBBLE THAT WON’T BURST
Saturday 27 February 6pm
Join us on Saturday evening for a screening and artist discussion with Zanny Begg. Zanny is a Sydney based artist whose work focuses on political activism and community. She works with film, drawing and installation to explore ways in which we can live and be in the world differently: this has included working with macro-political themes, such as alte-globalization protests, and in micro-political worlds, such as with kids in prison.
How to Blow up a Bubble that Won’t Burst is a collaborative project with students at Narrabeen North Public School, home to the first Binishell in Sydney. It explores the architecture of the city from the perspective of the young people who will inherit is structures, landscapes and environmental legacies. Zanny Begg has created an exchange between these students and Dante Bini allowing the users of architectural space, and its architect, to discuss the future of cities.
Image: Zanny Begg How to Blow up a Bubble that Won’t Burst, 2015.
DANIELLE CLEJ & BRIGID NOONE
FORUM: ARTIST RUN ACTIVITY – SITES OF RESISTANCE
Saturday 19 March 4pm
Join us on Saturday afternoon for a discussion about artist run activity as potential sites of resistance that can challenge ways of thinking and doing, with Brisbane based artist Danielle Clej and Adelaide based artist Brigid Noone.
KEG DE SOUZA
IF THERE’S SOMETHING STRANGE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Saturday 19 March 5pm
Join us for a special screening of If There’s Something Strange in Your Neighborhood on Saturday evening. Keg de Souza is an Australian artist working with mediums such as inflatable architecture, food, film, mapping and dialogical projects to explore the politics of space. This investigation of social and spatial environments is influenced by her formal training in architecture and experiences of radical spaces through squatting and organising. She often creates site and situation specific projects with people, with an emphasis on knowledge exchange.
Image: Keg de Souza If There’s Something Strange in Your Neighbourhood, 2014. (Installation image, site Ratmakan Kampung Indonesia).
SUMMER SCHOOL ESSAYS
Thank you to the advisory group: Channon Goodwin (Bus Projects, VIC), Brigid Noone (Fontanelle, SA), Tulleah Pearce (FirstDraft, NSW) and Patrick Sutczak (Sawtooth, TAS).
This project is supported by Creative Sparks, a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.