In early 2011, Josie and Somchai launched the Belmore ITCH creative residency program. They invited a closet artist they knew that has developed a private practice from crafting objects with processed meats. Over the years, this person has amassed an impressive portfolio of art made from cold cuts and other deli delights.
For Accessible Arts, I led the establishment of the Supported Studio Network, a framework that profiles and presents a platform for visual art studios that support the career development of artists with learning disabilities.
For Accessible Arts, I developed and managed a series of national survey exhibitions that presented recent works by Australian artists with disability. The exhibition series was named aart.boxx with the fifth and final show titled Framing Gravity.
Belmore ITCH (Institute for Try-hard Ceramicists and Handicrafters) was a creative research environment that encouraged people to explore ideas through cultural, material or any other engagement with ceramics.
Texting Pigeons looks at how mobile technologies have become a conductor of human gesture, movement and communication.
Embroidery Takes Too Long To Do draws on the veneers of everyday life that sustain and support the culture of the quick fix.
Awkward Silence is an ongoing project that mediates between conversations and social rituals within the contemporary art setting.
Who Needs Artists? (2006) literally asked if the services or presence of artists were required, but also playfully eluded to the possibility that the response might be: Artists? Who needs them!
Just Keep Walking explores the physical and social dynamics between the Mormon missionary and the passer-by. This project was commissioned by the Museum of Art, Utah (USA).