The 6027 Project

The 6027 Project

3-8 April

In this exhibition Marc Ash and John Pearse highlight the two very different artistic approaches of Fraser Gray (UK) and Trevor Bly (AUS) in ‘The 6027 Project’. A wide range of documentation reveals the artists’ individual cultural influences merging together in a mutual appreciation for their developing artistic practice. At the heart of this exhibition are original designs from participants of the art workshops Gray & Bly held at Belridge High School. Participants worked with many mediums; often pencils, pens, pastels and paint on paper with a loose and spontaneous style that shows a fascination with the process of creating.

‘The 6027 Project’ opens at 6pm on Monday 2nd April 2012 at the blend(er) gallery in Joondalup.

Collaboration is now largely taken for granted as one of the numerous ways that artists can choose to operate. Despite this, artistic collaboration still raises some interesting and crucial questions about the nature of authorship, authenticity and the artists’ relationships to their works & audiences that inevitably disrupt the persistent and popular image of the artist as a ‘heroic’ solitary figure.

This collaboration bears eloquent witness to the sensitivity and respect with which the artists responded to one another and the surrounding community. The modifications they did make and the passages of over painting are testament to a working atmosphere of mutual appreciation and acceptance.

Documentation: Marc Ash & John Pearse
Workshop participants from: Belridge Education Support Centre & Community Vision

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6 Responses to The 6027 Project

  1. Pauline JoLee says:

    Sounds V interesting, see you there.

  2. Tyler Hutchinson says:

    Looks great. I look forward to the opening on April 2nd.
    Keep up the good work blend(er)

  3. Trevor says:

    This show is the successful outcome of creative individuals from various backgrounds collaborating in the realm of community arts. Pushing the idea of public/private practice in such a way demonstrates the strong support the City of Joondalup has towards its local artists. I will be attending this unique opportunity of candid documentation acting as the role of art and encourage those interested in developing relationships with both local council and practicing artists to attend.

  4. Very excited about this exhibition. Will definitely be there for the opening!

  5. Nicole says:

    It is so exciting to see the Blend(er) Gallery supporting such diverse and exciting work!
    I’m really looking forward to seeing the results of this high calibre collaboration and hope to that it sparks more of these intiatives and opportunities for artitsts.

  6. Kate says:

    I will be there 🙂

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