Interview in The Age

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Industrial Estate

Added on by Kym Maxwell.

Opening Event January 10th, 2014 from 5pm — All Wlecome


The  ’Industrial Estate’ group exhibition will be presented in Woodcraft Mobiliar, a fine furniture workshop in the industrial estate of Heidelberg West. The exhibition will present the works of 14 artists and converse around the themes of commercial as opposed to handmade production, additionally how smaller communities set their gaze fearlessly at the modern city setting the agenda.

Curated by Kym Maxwell, the project is an ambitious curation of Contemporary Art for 2014. Presented in the inner most fringes of Melbourne’s evolving suburb Heidelberg West.

Presented at Workshop Woodcraft Mobiliar, 12 Kolora Rd, Heidelberg West.

Opening Janurary 10th 5pm

Dates and hours : January 10th, 11th, 12th, 12th, 10 am – 6pm

Visual Artists
Ash Kilmartin
Claire Lambe
Christopher L G Hill
Dan Bell
Helen Grogan
Isadora Vaughan 
Jordan Marani
Kym Maxwell
Madeline Kidd 
Virginia Overell
Sean Peoples

Sound Art
People Person
Wet Kiss
Waterfall Person 

Performance Artists
Julian Williams
Lane Cormick
Kiera Brew Kurec

Curated by Kym Maxwell

Sponsored by Banyule City Council, Community Development Grant, Woodcraft Mobiliar and Kooinda Brewery

The location of the workshop is off the Darebin Creek Trail next to Northland, a 20 min bike ride from Northcote.


Curatorial Premise:

The idea of a society without qualities is an indictment of a state that fails to provide a life of quality for its citizens. A society without qualities is an example of capitalisms’ ambition now free to claim victory over the people. And so the idea of the state as a caretaker and an educator, an alleviator of pain is no longer believable.1

What happens when capitalism consumes the values it fought to free through the union of soul and economy? Yet with innumerable groups living on the margins with businesses producing at micro-scales that exist on the fringes affected, within this site (the industrial estate of Heidelberg West) the hypothesis is apparent, a marginal group living adjacent businesses working for the economy, creating materials and services for this capitalist agenda.

A group exhibition with opening performances, the ’Industrial Estate’ is set to be presented in a furniture workshop on the fringe of Heidelberg West; converses around the themes of production and a dystopian community that sets its gaze fearlessly at the modern city setting the agenda.

1. Lars Bang Larsen, The Society Without Qualities, e-flux #47

GOODWILL Exhibition and Publication Launch

Added on by Kym Maxwell.

Exhibition and Publication Launch for participatory arts project, GOODWILL: Memoirs of Yard Play  (2013)

Top Shelf Gallery , 3rd Floor, 369 Lonsdale St, Melbourne (Above Dean's Art, 3rd floor, via the middle stairwell) - December 5th - December 12th.

12pm - 4pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

OPENING Thursday December 5th , 6-8 pm

The publication is a 42 page colour booklet, introduction by Helen Hughes and beautifully designed by Ross Paxman — It's really something else!! Additionally two essays by myself, full interview with unidentified participants and records of tableaux.

The project is informed by institutional practice-led research, Vygotsky’s social constructivist theories and  Palle Nielsen’s 1968 ‘Model for a Qualitative Society’. 

The exhibition consists of sculpture, photography and installation.


Tableaux for sculpture design

Tableaux for sculpture design