We are are collective and a company of artists and designers with shared backgrounds, one of which is street-art. We work on commercial and personal projects across a range of mediums. We take the business of design and art-making seriously. Ourselves, hopefully not so much..
WE SPEND OUR TIME KEEPING THE HOUSE IN ORDER WHILE BUILDERS HAVE SEEMINGLY SET UP PERMANENT CAMP.
COLLECTIVE. Suggests a certain degree of organisation, earnestness even.
We are serious, no doubt. This ain't no macramé and coffee group. It seems the notion of the collective is on the comeback; we like the way it lends itself to alliteration.
COLLABORATION. We work with people. We work with people and invite their contribution. Whether working on their home or ours, sometimes it's best to build a carport we can both use though.
CULTIVATION. We grow a good vege patch out the back of ours. Thing is it's always more than we need and the true satisfaction is in sharing the harvest. See we could give the neighbour a hand with their patch, maybe take the surplus to market and get ourselves a cottage industry happening.
COMMUNITY. Our community is important; our involvement in community is important. Community though is a word similar to culture - loaded with associated imagery and ideas. Our culture and our community are built into our practice.
It moves where we do, rhizomatically.
NEW WINGS ARE BEING ADDED, BETTER STORAGE RETROFITTED, THE FLOORING IS BEING REPLACED AND THE ELECTRICS COMPLETELY UPGRADED. MEANWHILE THERE'S A FRESH COAT OF PAINT BEING APPLIED TO THE FONT GATE. THIS IS OUR HOME FRONT AND ITS BUSINESS AS USUAL.
CONTRIBUTION. Requires some acknowledgement, and is always best when forthcoming unprompted.
CULTURE. Inescapable. Is what we are engaged in, is what we contribute to. Is what you make it. Is best avoided when weighed down by anchors of tradition and procedure.
CURATION. We organise, produce and present. We like to shape the way things are encountered. We don't work within traditional gallery formats that easily.
We retain the right not to pay 40% commission. Control over context.
COMMERCE. Keeps us going. Pays our bills. Is the difference between full- time and part-time art-making.
CREDIBILITY. Best not to worry 'bout this one. As long as you still retain core values that is.
CREATIVITY. Sure, why not.
CLUTTER. Is a balancing act.
CRIME. Ain't no crime to shine.