Object Therapy to tour

by guy keulemans on February 13, 2017

Amy and ANU’s broken Fred Ward chair

Much of my 2016 was spent developing Object Therapy, a human research and participatory design project in collaboration with Andy Marks of Hotel Hotel’s Fix and Make program, with assistance from co-curators Niklavs Rubenis (Australian National University) and Dan Honey (Hotel Hotel), with photographer  Lee Grant (Hotel Hotel).

We invited members of the general public to come in for an interview and hand over broken objects to us, that we then distributed to 30 national and international artists and designers. We held at exhibition of these works at Hotel Hotel in October last year.

We are very pleased to announce that the project has now been funded to tour around Australia courtesy of a Visions of Australia grant application we developed with the Australian Design Centre (ADC). The first stage of the tour is at the ADC in Sydney, opening 23rd of March 2017.

Here is a link to the PDF catalogue:
Object_Therapy_Archive_Catalogue_25112016

Credits:
Object Therapy is a Hotel Hotel project curated by Guy Keulemans, Andy Marks, Niklavs Rubenis and Dan Honey.

Project designers
Guy Keulemans Andy Marks

Research investigators
Guy Keulemans, Andy Marks and Niklavs Rubenis

Photography
Lee Grant

In addition to develop Object Therapy, I also contributed two works, here and here, and I’ll be discussing these works and the project in general on April 29th at the event Design on Show: Object Therapy at the  City of Sydney Library in Surry Hills.

Including the ADC, the exhibition will visit:

Australian Design Centre, Sydney: 23 March – 17 May 2017
Noosa Regional Gallery: 30 Nov 2017 – 22 Jan 2018
South Australian School of Art Gallery, Adelaide: 13 Feb – 17 Mar 2018
Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, WA: 4 May – 23 June 2018
Design Tasmania, Launceston: 7 Jul – 10 Oct 2018
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Newcastle: 26 Oct – 2 Dec 2018
Lismore Regional Gallery: 13 Jul – 8 Sept 2019
Tamworth Regional Gallery: 20 Sept – 17 Nov 2019

Details on the public program to come.

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