Joni Taylor, curator of the The New Landscapes Institute was invited to curate an Art and Activism Bus tour for the annual Marrickville Open Studio Trail (MOST) .
Joni Taylor, curator of the The New Landscapes Institute was invited to curate an Art and Activism Bus tour for the annual Marrickville Open Studio Trail (MOST) . Part of Sydney’s Artmonth, the NLI hosted a jam packed tour of Marrickville’s inner city streets, highlighting some of the key issues dominating the global activism movement from a local perspective.
Highlights included meeting up with Juilee Pryor, part of the infamous Artunit collective and co-creator of Newtown’s famous “I had a dream” mural in her studio. Pryor showed the group her latest project called A Meditation on the Redundancy of Childhood which questions the redundancy of objects and uses discarded toys as materials .
Other stops included Airspace Projects , which presented the group show Extinct/Extant, and explored climate change and ecological changes through the works of artsts such as Hayden Fowler, Raquel Ormella , Lynne Roberts-Goodwin and Ajay Sharma.
The wonderful Red Rattler studio artists showed the group their creations while explaining the importance of this iconic community owned and sustainable arts venue.
The group got to meet many of the artists from the Mess with it Studio’s and see a diverse rage of work in their exhibition “and NOW…Art and Activism”.
Thanks to all participants, Marrickville Council and Jamie our intrepid bus driver!