c3 Contemporary Art Space Annual Fundraiser, 1 St Heliers St Abbotsford, Melbourne
Showing: 2 – 13 December 2015
Wednesday 2 December, 6pm
Dress code: black tie (in line with the fair theme)
Last year c3 launched it’s inaugural fundraising exhibition Faux Museum, to assist with the long-term sustainability of the gallery and to raise money to support artists by reducing the gallery fees. c3 bought together a curatorial team that developed a major exhibition with 52 artists. While raising money was the goal of the show, the team was keen to work with fundraising as a creative concept. For Faux Museum, they explored how large-scale institutions create funding opportunities through their environments and functions by creating a faux institution within c3. The show was a huge success and raised enough to reduce the exhibition costs by over a third for 2015. The gallery also gave 50% of the proceeds back to the artists who donated their work, adding another layer of support.
This year c3 presents Faux Fair, a play on the economics of the commercial art fair. We have engaged a field of curators to each develop an idea of a fictional gallery exhibiting at a faux art fair within c3. Each space will present 2-10 artists, depending on the curator’s vision and all works will be for sale with 50% commission paid back to the artists. All remaining proceeds will go directly to lowering the gallery fees for c3 exhibitions in 2016.
Curators: Sophie Bannan (NZ), Kim Brockett, Jon Butt, Sarah crowEST, Michelle Gordon, Stacy Jewell + Georgia Hutchison, Melanie Katsalidas, Vivian Cooper Smith, Tai Snaith, Nella Themelios, Beth Ellen Wilkinson and Kent Wilson.
Artists: Jon Butt, Jon Campbell, Danica Chappell, Ross Coulter, Emily Ferretti, Minna Gilligan, Linsey Gosper, Justin Hinder, Lou Hubbard, Tessy M King, Annabelle Kingston, Benjamin Lichtenstein, Dylan Martorell, Antonia Sellbach, Nartchanok McHaffie, Rob McHaffie, Kate Meakin, Pia Murphy, Julie Newton, Kirsten Perry, Min Pin, Kenny Pittock, Kate Robertson, Heidi Romano, Elise Sheehan, Fiona Simmons, Lynette Smith, Vivian Cooper Smith, Tai Snaith, Billie Justice Thomson, Laura Woodward and...
Many more to be announced soon!