Commonwealth

Walk the streets of Melbourne and Brisbane and be astonished as you’re surrounded by large-scale images moving around and meeting in city areas. Brisbane-based artist-run initiative inbetweenspaces has collaborated with people from disaster-affected communities in Queensland and Victoria to discuss, arrange and photograph their most personal objects.  Moving simultaneously throughout Melbourne and Brisbane, Commonwealth presents large-scale texts of these discussions and photographs of intricately arranged personal items. This movement across the two cities explores the communal impact of the loss and relocation of objects, people and communities.

About the Artist

Danielle Clej is a visual artist currently based in Brisbane, Australia. Her creative practice explores a range of roles and platforms across writing, curating, collaborating and management activities. Clej is currently conducting visual arts practice-led PhD research at the Queensland University of Technology. Danielle is a co-director of inbetweenspaces.
Ruth McConchie is a visual artist currently based in Brisbane. McConchie’s practice focuses on arranging relations between memory, personal histories and the sensuous orders of materials to form elaborate object-based arrangements. McConchie completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in 2008 and has commenced a Master of Arts by Research at Queensland University of Technology. McConchie is a co-director of inbetweenspaces.

Dates: 21-23 May (opening 21 May 8am)

Location: Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne and locations around Melbourne CBD
(tram routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72, stop 13)

Times: 9am

Duration: 6 hrs

Ticket prices: Free

This event is also part of Day Pass 3

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

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